Focus Features brought the products to CinemaCon. Plus a new trailer from Wes Anderson’s “The Marvel of Specialty box office.” Asteroid City and the cap of the trilogy My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3Focus played a trailer for Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers and Ethan Cohen Drive-Away Dolls. Unfortunately, the studio didn’t release a public trailer, but we can at least share what we saw.
of Paine The Holdovers sees the director backing away from his high-concept sci-fi satire Downsizingreturning to high school for the first time since then Electionand bringing back Paul Giamatti for the first time since then Sideways. The short clip feels like a throwback to 70s slice-of-life comedies, with heavy film that was very evident on CinemaCon’s giant screen. The Holdovers It follows a group of prep students who don’t go home for Christmas and a disgruntled Paul Giamatti, with a perpetually moving lazy eye, as an eccentric teacher who goes too far in his verbal abuse of the kids. After telling a student (Dominic Sessa) that no one loves him, Giamatti discovers that the student’s father is dead. The pair form an unlikely friendship with the help of a school nurse played by Da’Vine Joy Randolph.
The coming of age story will be released in limited release on November 10th and everywhere on November 22nd.
As for Ethan Cohen Drive-Away Dolls, anyone missing this classic Coen Brothers style will be pleased. This is not The Tragedy of Macbeth. Drive-Away Dollswritten by Coen and Tricia Cooke and directed by Coen, puts the fools who commit the crime in the wrong Baked after reading and the Coens’ trademark frantic camera work in a college road comedy. Based on the few moments presented today, Drive-Away Dolls could better explain how the Coens style came about.
The plot is pure nonsense: Two college students acquire a gangster’s briefcase with a bit of a McGuffin in it and go on a road trip to Florida to avoid murder. Drive-Away Dolls Starring Margaret Qualley, Geraldine Viswanathan, Beanie Feldstein, Pedro Pascal, Colman Domingo, Bill Camp and Matt Damon.
The film hits theaters on September 22.
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