Sunday, May 26, 2024

Movie Moves as “Dune” Won’t Be So Soon, “Sopranos” Prequel Waits a Week, Clint Eastwood Speeds Up


Warner Bros has really moved around its fall schedule.

Originally, the remake of “Dune” was coming on October 1st. Now that’s been changed to October 22nd. This doesn’t affect its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, but could upset Anna Wintour. She was planning to go all “Dune” for her Met Ball, putting the spotlight on star Timothee Chalamet on September 13th.


Then, David Chase’s “Many Saints of Newark” — in which I’m hearing great things Alessandro Nivola as Dickie Molisante — takes the October 1st slot, a week later than planned.

And into the mix comes Clint Eastwood’s “Cry Macho,” which will move up by three weeks to September 17th. The 91 year old director is a phenom, that’s for sure. I’m sure he’s planning his next project. When you look at him from the 1950s on TV through now, it’s mind blowing. What a career!

In the end, all three films sound like they have strong potential, so we’ll assume WB knows why all the dates keep changing, and it doesn’t matter.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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