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Brad Anderson’s political thriller Beirut, starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike, will hit theaters April 13, Bleecker Street announced Thursday.
Beirut — previously titled High Wire Act — centers on a top U.S. diplomat (Hamm) who leaves Lebanon in the 1970s after his wife is killed. Ten years later, he is called back to the war-torn city by CIA operatives (Rosamund Pike, Dean Norris) to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind. Anderson directed from a script by Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton, The Bourne Legacy).
Bleecker Street made a slew of additional release date announcements as it firmed up its 2018 calendar.
First up on Feb. 16 is Nostalgia, also starring Hamm. The drama, directed by Mark Pellington and written by Alex Ross Perry, follows a group of people whose lives are connected through loss. Ellen Burstyn, Catherine Keener and Bruce Dern round out the ensemble cast.
What They Had, set to open March 16, is from first-time writer-director Elizabeth Chomko. The family-in-crisis drama centers on Bridget (Hilary Swank), who agrees to come to Chicago to help her brother (Michael Shannon) deal with their mother’s Alzheimer’s disease and their father’s refusal to let go of their life together. Blythe Danner and Robert Forster also star.
Disobedience, starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola, is slated to bow April 27. Directed by Sebastian Leio from a script by by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, the story centers on a woman who returns to her Orthodox Jewish community in London after the death of her estranged father, a rabbi. Once home, she stirs up controversy when showing interest in a childhood friend.
Disobedience was one of two films Bleecker Street acquired out of the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The other was Dominic Cooke’s On Chesil Beach, which is set to debut June 15. Adapted by Ian McEwan from his best-selling novel, the 1960s-set drama focuses on a young couple honeymooning on the English seaside. Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson and Anne-Marie Duff star.
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