The highly anticipated U.S. adaptation of Stieg Larsson's acclaimed novel will finally reach audiences on Dec. 21, under the watchful diretion of David Fincher. Rooney Mara, playing a young computer hacker, joins Daniel Craig, a journalist, on the hunt for a missing girl. The film is preceeded by a 2009 version of the same name, starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist. It was received to rave reviews, pulling in more than $10 million in a limited North American release.
Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill take on baseball in this biographical drama. The story centers on Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who managed to successfully pull together a team on a tight budget, using computer analysis to draft players. Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright also star in the Bennett Miller directed film, opening Sept. 23.
Based on the play by Beau Willimon, George Clooney directs and stars in this political thriller, which sees him as a Democratic presidential candidate. Ryan Gosling plays his idealistic press secretary, who is forced to face scandal head on when a sultry blonde intern (Evan Rachel Wood) enters the picture. The film debuted at Venice Film Festival and will make a wide release in the U.S. on Oct. 7.
Roland Emerich directs this political thriller, set in the age of Queen Elizabeth I. The film stars Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave and David Thewlis, as the true identity of the man behind Shakespearean plays is called into question. The film hits theaters on Oct. 28.
In the Rod Lurie-directed remake of the 1971 film of the same name, James Marsden stars as a L.A. screenwriter who moves to his wife's (Kate Bosworth) hometown of Blackwater, Mississippi. The couple becomes involved in violent attacks by local residents, including the ex boyfriend of Bosworth's character, played by Alexander Skarsgård. The film opened on Sept. 16.
James McAvoy, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie and Jim Broadbent lend their voices to the animated tale of Santa's son, Arthur Christmas, as he aims to complete an urgent task on the night before Christmas. Sarah Smith directs the holiday film, which is set for a Nov. 23 release.