Wednesday, September 3, 2014

"Suffragette" to 2015?

I've been wondering for quite some time what the hell was going on with Suffragette.  By most accounts, signs were pointing to a late 2014 release in the U.S.  Filming wrapped this spring with little expectation of a prolonged post-production process.  IMDb continues to list the film as being released in the U.S. in 2014, with specific release dates for Australia on 12/26 and the U.K. on 1/16/15.  The U.K. date has been particularly telling for me up to this point.  If the film were indeed released on that date, it would be highly likely that a late December release would happen in order to position the film for awards consideration in the U.S.

However, this weekend I was directed to a website that now lists the U.K. release date for the film as 9/11/15.  If correct, I imagine a U.S. release would accompany that date fairly closely  The site also indicates that Twentieth Century Fox is the distributor of the film (Path√© in U.K.), which was news to me.  Considering it's already September and there's really no official news on a distributor, no official release date in the U.S., no trailer...I don't think we'll see it this calendar year.  I'm a bit disappointed because I sort of wanted this year to be a better version of her 2007, where Meryl had four films released (technically Dark Matter didn't have a non-festival release until 2008, but it was kind of special circumstance).  With the barren state of the Best Actress category at this point, it seemed a good chance for Carey Mulligan as well.

I suppose it's still possible that it'll happen in 2014, and if it does, I'll do a post comparing and contrasting this year with 2007.  In fact I may do that anyway and eventually add a new segment to my reimagined history, placing Suffragette in 2014.

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  1. If Suite Francaise is released this year I always imagined Best Actress to be a race between Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain and Michelle Williams - all fine actresses who deserve the top prize. I really hope Meryl makes it into this category as well but we will have to see who surprises us over the next 3 months!

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  2. From what I've read thus far, it sounds like Suite Francaise is going to be 2015. I don't think it's a sure thing, but sort of like Suffragette, not much heard about it. Meryl has a decent chance of cracking the top five for Into the Woods.

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    1. I'm just guessing but if the competition isn't tough then Amy will likely win if the film and her performance are well received as that would be six straight losses otherwise. It's very exciting all the same

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    2. From early screenings Adams is getting good reviews, but not raves. The film itself is also not getting raves so that may be a tougher road for her. A lot of people are thinking Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl is a slam dunk for the win already.

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    3. Gone Girl hasn't screened yet though?

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    4. I think it may have, but I don't recall any specifics about Pike's performance. It comes in about a month.

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  3. I think if Pike really delivers in Gone Girl she will be tough to beat come Oscar
    night....

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    1. It's too early for this kind of talk, people said that about Naomi Watts as Diana and unfortunately she turned out to be a nominee for a completely different acting award...

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  4. I heard that the US release date for Suffragette was January 2015 and they haven't set a number date but it will release in January
    I know there are some pretty good performances coming later this year but I actually think that Meryl has a legitimate chance at winning Best Actress- her role in Into the Woods has much more substance and depth than Mamma Mia- plus to the Sondheim songs- also it has the same director as Chicago did and it won Best Picture- lets not forget about that!

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    1. IMDb lists UK release as Jan 2015, but again, the link I gave now lists it at Sep 2015. At this point I'd be shocked if Suffragette were released in time for awards contention in 2014.

      In regard to Meryl's chances for Into the Woods, let'w not forget that Marshall also directed Nine, which was a critical and commercial flop. I think Meryl has maybe a 50-50 chance of being nominated, and less than 1% chance of winning, assuming she's campaigned in lead.

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