OUT OF THE FURNACE Set for October 4th; PARANOIA Moves up to August 16th [UPDATED]

     April 15, 2013


Relativity Media has done some shuffling on their schedule.  The studio has set October 4th for Out of the Furnace, the new film from Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart).  The film centers on Russell Baze (Christian Bale), who is released after serving four years in prison only to find that his younger brother, Rodney Baze Jr. (Casey Affleck), has been brutally murdered. He sets out to avenge the death and track down the killer.  The film also stars Sam Shepard, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker, and Woody Harrelson.  Looking at the film’s pedigree, I would not be surprised to see the movie show up at TIFF.  Out of the Furnace will share October 4th with the Vince Vaughn comedy The Delivery Man, Alfonso Cuaron‘s sci-fi film Gravity, and Robert RodriguezSin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Paranoia previously held the October 4th date for Relativity, but it will now move to August 16th to play against Kick-Ass 2 and the Aubrey Plaza comedy The To Do ListParanoia stars Liam Hemsworth as Adam Cassidy, an entry-level employee at a corporation run by Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman).  When Wyatt turns Cassidy into a corporate spy against rival Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford), Cassidy is drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue.  Hit the jump for a full list and synopses for Relativity’s upcoming slate, which also includes Luc Besson‘s Malavita, Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s Don Jon, and the animated film Free Birds (click here to see a standee for that film from CinemaCon).

Here’s the press release:

Release: August 16, 2013
Director: Robert Luketic
Writers: Jason Dean Hall from a previous draft by Barry Levy, based on the novel by Joseph Finder.
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Lucas Till, Amber Heard, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Richard Dreyfuss and Josh Holloway.
Producer: Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert, William D. Johnson and Deepak Nayar –credits not final
Executive Producer: Stuart Ford, Sam Englebardt, Allen Liu, Douglas Urbanski, Christophe Riandee, Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley –credits not final
In this high-stakes thriller, Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) is a regular guy trying to get ahead in his entry-level job at Wyatt Corporation. But after one costly mistake, Adam’s ruthless CEO, Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman), forces him to spy on corporate rival, Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford), Wyatt’s old mentor.  Adam soon finds himself occupying the corner office and living the life of his dreams.  However, behind the scenes, he is simply a pawn in Wyatt’s corporate game and realizes he must ultimately find a way out from under his boss who will stop at nothing, even murder, to win a multi-billion dollar advantage.
MALAVITA (Currently Titled)
Release: September 20, 2013
Director: Luc Besson
Writers: Luc Besson (Adapted from the book Badfellas by Tonino Benacquista)
Cast: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, and John D’Leo
Producers: Virginie-Silla Besson, Ryan Kavanaugh – credits not final
Executive Producer: Martin Scorsese, Tucker Tooley – credits not final
In this darkly comedic action film from Luc Besson (Taken, Transporter), Malavita is the story of the Manzonis, a notorious mafia family who gets relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program. While they do their best to fit in, old habits die hard and they soon find themselves handling things the “family” way.
Release: October 4, 2013
Director: Scott Cooper
Writer: Story by Scott Cooper and Brad Inglesby; Screenplay by Scott Cooper- credits not final
Cast: Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Sam Shepard, Zoe Saldana
Producers: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Killoran, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Costigan, Ryan Kavanaugh- credits not final
Executive Producer: Ron Burkle, Jason Beckman, Jason Colodne– credits not final
From the critically-acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart comes a gripping and gritty dramatic thriller about fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell (Bale) and his younger brother Rodney (Affleck) live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother is lured into one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast – a mistake that will almost cost him everything.  Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother.
don-jon-joseph-gordon-levitt-scarlett-johanssonDON JON
Release: October 18, 2013
Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Writer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Brie Larson, Glenne Headly
Producer: Ram Bergman
Executive Producer: Nicolas Chartier
Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old fashioned guy.  His buddies call him Don Jon due to his ability to “pull” a different woman every weekend, but even the finest fling doesn’t compare to the bliss he finds alone in front of the computer watching pornography.  Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is a bright, beautiful, good old fashioned girl.  Raised on romantic Hollywood movies, she’s determined to find her Prince Charming and ride off into the sunset.  Wrestling with good old fashioned expectations of the opposite sex, Jon and Barbara struggle against a media culture full of false fantasies to try and find true intimacy in this unexpected comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Release: November 1, 2013
Director: Jimmy Hayward
Writers: Screenplay by David I. Stern and John Strauss with a rewrite from Craig Mazin
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler, George Takei, Colm Meaney, Dan Fogler, Keith David
Producers: Scott Mosier, Craig Mazin, John Strauss, David I. Stern
Executive Producers:
In this irreverent, hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

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