‘The Holdover’ ‘Drive-Away Dolls’, ‘Asteroid City’ at CinemaCon – Deadline

Universal’s Focus Features offers theater owners a first look at Alexander Payne’s New England prep school comedy the holdoverethan coen drive-away doll and the last installment of my big Fat Greek Wedding 3 Giving some love to Wes Anderson, naturally asteroid city, Ready to bow down.

“Wes Anderson can’t make a movie that isn’t magic,” said Focus distribution chief Lisa Bunnell at CinemaCon, calling the helmer’s fare “a miracle of specialty movies.”

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in the new Payne film, which reunites the director with his sideways STAR Paul Giamatti plays actor Paul Hunham, a raucous private school instructor. He is left in charge of the students who have stayed behind over the 1970 Christmas holidays. The picture was shot at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. The trailer has a true ’70s debauchery comedy vibe ala Harold and Maude, including the song “I Never” by Cat Stevens. Hanham is told by his supervisor to be kind to the children, but he cannot stop them without getting into trouble with them. “I was praying your dad would come in a submarine, or a helicopter…” Hanham yells. The student said, “My father is dead!”. Da’avin Joy Randolph plays Hunham’s co-worker who keeps his moral compass in check.

the holdover Opens November 10 with an extensive break before Thanksgiving.

ethan coen drive-away doll Opens September 22 with Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan as Jamie, an uninhibited free spirit, and his demure friend Marion launch on an impromptu road trip. The trailer has them out of luck and looking to get their sh-t together, get a car and head to Tallahassee. Wrong car, things get complicated.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3The last installment of the romantic comedy franchise written and directed by and starring Nia Vardalos opens September 3. A lot has happened since the last picture. Toula’s father passes away and the family leaves for Greece to fulfill their last wish – to visit their childhood village and reconnect with their roots. Its beaches, dancing and a house that’s too small to fit in for everyone as they look for their best friends.

With John Corbett, Elena Kampouris, Andrea Martin and Lainie Kazan. IFC Films’ 2002 debut was a sensation, grossing US$240 million US/$368 million worldwide from a $5 million budget. Universal released the sequel in 2016 and grossed $60M domestically and $90M worldwide.

For asteroid city, Focus set a limited stateside release for June 16, expanding to June 23. The film is set in a fictional American desert town around 1955 in the middle of a national Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention, which is spectacularly interrupted by world-changing events. Starry with Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton and Edward Norton. Ensembles designed by Jason Schwartzman, Jeffrey Wright, Bryan Cranston, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis, Stephen Park, Rupert Friend, Maya Hawke, Steve Carell, Matt Dillon, Hong Chow, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Tony Revolori . , Jake Ryan and Jeff Goldblum.

CinemaCon, the annual convention of movie theater owners from around the world, gets underway at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas through Thursday.