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Nearly 18 months after abruptly pulling Three Generations from its release schedule, The Weinstein Co. has put the Elle Fanning-led transgender drama back on the calendar.
TWC will release the Gaby Dellal-helmed film, which also stars Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon, on May 19, where it will open against such wide releases as Alien: Covenant, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and Everything, Everything.
In September 2015, TWC pulled the film, then titled About Ray, from its schedule just days before it was set to open in select theaters. The move raised eyebrows given that the company had aggressively pursued the film and bought it for $6 million at the Cannes market in May 2015.
About Ray was scheduled to begin rolling out Sept. 18, 2015, following its bow at the Toronto Film Festival, but Harvey Weinstein’s company decided to shift course. At the time, TWC sources said the film would be bumped to later that year for an Oscar-qualifying run. But that never materialized, leaving the film in limbo.
About Ray centers on a New York teenager (Fanning) who decides to transition from female to male, and how she copes with the reaction of her mother (Watts) and gay grandmother (Sarandon).
Big Beach’s Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf produced alongside Dorothy Berwin and Watts.
CAA and ICM repped the Cannes sale and have been working to get the film its contractually obligated theatrical release over the past year and a half.
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