A comedy, a thriller, and a Sundance drama have all been given firm release dates:
- Townies – Director Nicholas Stoller’s (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) Universal Pictures comedy about a young couple (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) who move next door to a fraternity house (inhabited by Zac Efron and Dave Franco) will open in theaters on May 9, 2014, opposite Jon Favreau’s small-scale comedy Chef.
- The Loft – Universal Pictures will release the long-delayed psychological thriller on August 29, 2014. The film stars Karl Urban and James Marsden and centers on five guys who share a loft in the city where they each can live out their extramarital transgressions, but things are complicated when a dead body is discovered.
- The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete – Lionsgate will release director George Tillman Jr.’s indie on October 11th of this year. The film stars Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon. Read Matt’s review here.
Hit the jump to read the official synopses for Townies and The Loft.
With J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness now playing around the world, we recently landed an exclusive phone interview with Karl Urban. During the interview, he talked about making the sequel, his reaction to reading the script, how things changed on set, who was the one who broke the most while filming, filming with IMAX cameras, the 3D, and more. He also talked about the possibility of a Dredd sequel, his upcoming Fox TV show Almost Human, and The Loft. Hit the jump for what he had to say.
A red-band trailer has gone online for the thriller The Loft. The film centers on five friends who have a loft where they can go to cheat on their wives. Their perfect locale hits a bit of a snag when they find a woman brutally murdered in the loft, and they don’t know who’s responsible. I first thought that this would be a claustrophobic film where the five friends would be turning on each other since they each have a key to the loft. Instead, they start suspecting their wives to be jealous murderous who discovered their husbands’ secret. It’s an odd approach, although it makes sense since the guys seems sleazy enough to distrust the woman they’ve wronged rather than the dishonest guys in their company. The only question is whether or not we’ll care what happens to the five adulterers, and if we’d rather see them get their comeuppance than solve the mystery.
Hit the jump to check out the red-band trailer. The impressive cast features Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Rachael Taylor, Rhona Mitra, Valerie Cruz, and Isabel Lucas. The film currently has no release date.