Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Scorsese Film Gets Latest Premiere Possible; “50 Shades” Moved to 2015


Martin Scorsese and co. are working like crazy to finish “The Wolf of Wall Street.” I can tell you that the movie will get a star studded New York premiere, but really, really late. “Wolf” is set to walk down the red carpet on December 17th at the Ziegfeld Theatre. That’s two days after everyone’s left town. It’s also two weeks or more after the New York Film Critics and other groups have to announce their awards.

Hmm… How is this going to work? Because even if film groups see “Wolf” in some form around December 1st, when Scorsese is back from the Marrakesh Film Festival, that leaves two more weeks to fiddle with the film. And you know they will…”Wolf” opens nationwide on Christmas Day…

“50 Shades of Grey,” a disaster in the making, has been moved to February 2015. Let’s just say they’ve been handcuffed to that day. The film was supposed to open on August 1, 2014. But you know, casting issues have held it up. Now it will arrive for Valentine’s Day. In 2015. Which is too far away to think about now.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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