'End of Watch' Returns to Theaters in December for Another Round
Good news - they're back! One film that received rave reviews around release, and did fairly well at the box office in September, is back for more. Open Road Films has confirmed they're re-releasing David Ayer's End of Watch, the gritty, intense cop drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as LAPD who get into more than they can handle. I actually saw it at TIFF and it's outstanding, worthy of all the praise and potential awards acclaim - which is what this re-release may be for. Anne Thompson says this news is "for awards consideration nationally on December 7." Can it gain enough momentum to win over the voters?
End of Watch, which was first released on September 21st a few months back, will be returning to theaters nationwide on December 7th, next weekend. The news was confirmed by Open Road Films on Twitter (via FSR). There's also a rumor that Joe Carnahan's The Grey may get a re-release this December as well, another outstanding film released back in January. The latest news on that is a "stay tuned" from Carnahan, but it's likely. IFC Films is also putting Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere, a critically acclaimed drama starring Emayatzy Corinealdi and Omari Hardwick, back in theaters this weekend for another awards run.
With Awards Season heating up, it's exciting to see all the studios get excited about their best films of the year. Such as End of Watch, one of my favorites that never got the love it truly deserved. Even I was remiss in writing about it, but here's a chance to mention it is definitely worth seeing in theaters when it's out again. Both Gyllenhaal and Peña are outstanding, and either one could get a nomination. Good luck & enjoy!