Friday, March 27, 2015

"Suffragette" gets an official U.S. release date

Deadline is reporting that Focus Features has given Meryl's upcoming film Suffragette an October 23 U.S. limited release.   This date sets the picture up nicely for awards consideration.   Carey Mulligan will no doubt be in contention for for her lead role.  From the buzz I've been hearing, the film itself may actually not be a pile of crap, either.  It's an important story and my only disappointment is that there hasn't already been a similar film in the United States.

In other news,  there was a casting update for Florence Foster Jenkins today.  Big Bang's Simon Helberg has signed on to play Meryl's accompanist, Cosmé McMoon, in the film.  Previous reports have suggested filming will begin in May, with Stephen Frears directing both Streep and Hugh Grant in the lead roles.

Looking forward to both!

5 comments:

  1. I just love that in all the announcements of the movie it is listed as Streep's Suffragette... Even though her role is small.

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    1. It's great that she's a big draw! They want to get butts in the seats

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  2. The correct spelling of the name of Jenkins' accompanist is Cosme McMoon.

    Donald Collup
    Producer, "Florence Foster Jenkins: A World Of Her Own"

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    1. Corrected. Thank you for the notice!

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  3. There is a U.S. equivalent called Iron Jawed Angels released in 2004.

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