A24 Arranges July Release for 'The Rover', Fall Release for 'Laggies'
Good news cinephiles - A24 has arranged release dates for two their upcoming summer/fall releases. The first is David Michod's The Rover, a gritty post-apocalyptic western starring Guy Pearce, which we teased a few weeks ago. The film now has an official release date of July 18, 2014 right smack in the middle of this summer, setting it up to play throughout August as it opens limited. The film will probably play in Cannes, or may just go straight to theaters if they're that confident in it. On the flip side, Lynn Shelton's smart new comedy Laggies with Keira Knightley, which premiered at Sundance, is set for a late September release.
Laggies, an amusing indie comedy from the director of Humpday and Your Sister's Sister, just premiered at Sundance and made headlines when A24 picked up the film. Not everyone loved it (we were both lukewarm on it here at FS.net) but it is a good film that some people flipped for, and will get a solid release. Knightley stars as a woman who lies to her fiancé about going on a retreat and spends the time hanging out with a very young new friend, played by Chloe Moretz. The cast includes Sam Rockwell, Gretchen Mol, Ellie Kemper, Kaitlyn Dever & Mark Webber. We'll be keeping an eye on this leading to its September 26, 2014 opening.
The Rover, the latest film from the director of Animal Kingdom, is a post-apocalyptic gritty action-thriller starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson. The first thrilling teaser trailer debuted a few weeks ago, and makes this one of our most anticipated films of the whole year. I'm glad it has a summer release, starting limited on the same day as the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending and Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue sequel. Stay tuned for news on both of these upcoming indie flicks. In the meantime, follow @A24Films for more.