Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
It’s not often you’ll see Piranha 3DD and Anna Karenina mentioned in the same breath, but every film needs a release date, no matter how trashy or elegant. After the jump, check out new release dates for those two movies, plus Henry Cavill‘s The Cold Light of Day, Robert Pattinson‘s Bel Ami, and the comedy Lola Versus.
Piranha 3DD missed its original release date of November 23, 2011, but true to their word, Dimension hasn’t forgotten about giving it a proper theatrical release. According to STYD, the horror-comedy sequel is now slated to open June 1, the same day as Snow White and the Huntsman. Which is probably just as well; the lazy days of summer seem like a more appropriate time of year for watching people get gobbled up by monster fish, anyway. John Gulager directs a cast that includes Danielle Panabaker, Ving Rhames, David Hasselhoff, Katrina Bowden, Christopher Lloyd, and Gary Busey.
Moving on to the total opposite end of the high-low spectrum, Joe Wright‘s Anna Karenina has just announced a release date of November 9, where it’ll be up against Skyfall. Wright’s take on the classic Leo Tolstoy tale seems very much worth checking out, as he’s promised an “experimental” approach set almost entirely on a stage. Keira Knightley stars in the title role, with Jude Law and Aaron Johnson as her husband and lover, respectively.
Along the same lines, fans of period romance will be interested to know that Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod‘s Bel Ami is scheduled to hit June 8. (Attentive /Film readers may notice that Peter already mentioned the date in Page 2, but I figured I might as well remind you while I had your attention.) Starring a decidedly unsparkly Robert Pattinson, the drama follows a young man’s rise through Parisian society via the seduction of its most influential women (Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, and Kristin Scott Thomas).
Also opening June 8 is Lola Versus, Daryl Wein‘s comedy about a jilted woman (Greta Gerwig) in her 20s who tries to figure out where it all went wrong. The date pits both Lola Versus and Bel Ami against Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Prometheus, and Safety Not Guaranteed.
And finally, those eager to pick apart British Man of Steel star Henry Cavill‘s American accent will have to wait just a little bit longer. The Mabrouk El Mechri-directed thriller The Cold Light of Day has been moved from April 6 to Sepember 7, when it’ll compete with A Lonely Place for Dying. Cavill stars as a young man whose family gets kidnapped while on vacation in Spain. As he tries to save them, he discovers a shocking secret about his father (Bruce Willis).
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