Here are the latest release date adjustments for the following films:
- Sausage Party – An R-rated comedy written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan is set to open June 3, 2016.
- The Good Lie – Philippe Falardeau directs Reese Witherspoon in this drama about Sudanese refugees relocating to the United States. The Warner Bros. picture moves back to October 3, 2014.
- Mr. Turner – Mike Leigh’s biopic of British painter J.M.W. Turner, starring Timothy Spall in the title role, opens December 19, 2014 for Sony Pictures Classics.
Hit the jump for more on each.
First up is news of Sausage Party’s summer 2016 release date. During press events for Neighbors, Steve got to ask Rogen about the animated film. The fully CG-animated R-rated comedy has been a long time coming, according to Rogen. Here’s what he had to say about it:
It’s diverse, it’s an odd cast. Me, Jonah Hill, and Michael Cera are the three sausages, so that was easy to wrangle. Me and Jonah came up with the idea for the movie in the first place years ago and then Anders Holm is a sausage as well. Then David Krumholtz plays a lavosh, like a pita bread kind of thing and he we’re friends with. Edward Norton we’re friends good with and have been for years, he plays a bagel, and he’s good friends with Salma Hayek so he convinced her to play a taco in the movie [laughs]; Theresa Taco. And then we’ve know Kristen Wiig for a while and she plays the bun, who’s like my romantic interest. And Bill Hader plays a couple characters. He’s guacamole and fire water, who’s like an old bottle of booze shaman. Craig Robinson is going to be in it now, it looks like. It’s mostly people we’re friends with. Nick Kroll plays Douche, he’s the villain of the movie who’s a douche.
What animation style- Is there a movie out there that you saw and said “we want to animate it like this”?
ROGEN: We want it to be reminiscent of those Pixar, DreamWorks kids movies. That being said, we have directors who have a lot of- Conrad Vernon, who’s one of the directors who directed Shrek 2, Madagascar 3, Monsters and Aliens and he’s like a giant animation director, so he is good enough that he doesn’t need to just emulate that style. He has his own kind of style to a large degree, but we want it to feel like- definitely part of the joke is that it’s in the style of the type of animated movies that you’re used to seeing.
For more, check out Steve’s interview with Goldberg and executive producer James Weaver, as well.
News of The Good Lie’s change in release date comes courtesy of Box Office Mojo, while Exhibitor Relations’ Twitter account announced the release date for Mr. Turner. Be sure to check out the trailer for that film, which also stars Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, and Ruth Sheen, and is already generating awards buzz.