A few new release dates of note:
- Paramount has pushed the remake of Footloose from April 1st (guess it’s not a joke) to October 14, 2011, where it faces The Three Musketeers.
- Sony has likewise pushed Bad Teacher from April 1st (same joke) to June 17, 2011, where it will engage in a battle of wits with Green Lantern.
- Magnolia has scheduled TIFF acquisition Ceremony for April 8, 2011, against Rio, Hanna, and Your Highness.
Hit the jump for a bit more on each film.
Newcomer Kenny Wormald landed the lead role in the remake of Footloose, filling in for Kevin Bacon from the 1984 original. Wormald will be joined by Julianne Hough as female lead and love-interest “Ariel”, Dennis Quaid will play antagonist “Reverend Moore,” and Ren’s friend “Willard” will be played by Miles Teller. Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) will direct.
A city kid attempts to adapt to life in an ultra-conservative backwater Midwestern town. Once there, he ends up leading the repressed teenagers into a rebellion against the town fathers, who have outlawed rock & roll and dancing. [Fandango]
Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake star as a foul-mouthed seventh grade teacher and substitute, respectively, in Bad Teacher. Jason Segel, Molly Shannon, Eric Stonestreet, and John Michael Higgins also star. Here’s how director Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard) described the film:
“[Diaz’s character is] usually hungover when she gets to school. She’s kind of foul mouthed. And she’s completely fixated on trying to afford breast augmentation surgery, and very open about it. She believes it will help her find the right man who will take care of her for the rest of her life… [Timberlake’s character] happens to be the heir to a watch-making company. She thinks he seems like a good target.” [EW]
Written and directed by Max Winkler, Ceremony stars Michael Angarano, Reece Thompson, Uma Thurman, and Lee Pace. Here’s the official synopsis.
A perpetual adolescent stumbling through his twenties with inflated self-confidence, Sam (Michael Angarano) clings to the naive notions of love and romance that he immortalizes in a series of unpublished children’s books. With his sensitive, sycophantic best friend Marshall (Reece Thompson) in tow, he heads to the Hamptons to make a last-ditch effort to woo the object of his infatuation.
Thirty-something publisher Zoe (Uma Thurman) is about to marry Whit (Lee Pace), a self-important documentary filmmaker who’s an outrageous cross between Jacques Costeau and “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin. Sam refuses to accept that anyone else could be the love of Zoe’s life and, dressed to the nines in a crumpled burgundy suit, crashes Zoe and Whit’s wedding reception, determined to prove his point. [TIFF]