Weinstein Co. Moves Transgender Teen Drama Again

About Ray Trailer Screengrab - H 2015

On its new release date, the indie drama will open opposite 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.'

Nearly three weeks after dating 3 Generations (following 18 months of the project sitting in limbo), The Weinstein Co. has moved the transgender drama again.

Moving up from its May 19 release date, the Elle Fanning starrer will be released in N.Y. and L.A. on May 5, 2017, with plans to expand.

Prior to its release, the film is also set to open Geena Davis' Bentonville Film Festival on May 2.

As THR previously reported, 3 Generations (previously titled About Ray) was scheduled for a Sept. 18, 2015, release, following its premiere at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival. But TWC abruptly pulled the film from the schedule, with sources saying the film would be pushed back to later in the year for an awards-qualifying run that never ended up happening.

A few weeks ago, TWC gave the film its May 19 release, where the indie drama would have been opening on an ultracrowded weekend, going up against tentpole Alien: Covenant, family film Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and YA adaptation Everything, Everything. On the new May 5 date, the only significant competing wide release is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

TWC's 3 Generations, which also stars Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon, follows Ray (Fanning), who decides to transition from female to male, and how she copes with the reaction of her mother (Watts) and gay grandmother (Sarandon).

Gaby Dellal directed and co-wrote the feature, which was produced by Dorothy Berwin, Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf and executive produced by Watts.