In a recent announcement, Searchlight Pictures has pushed back the release date of the film “Poor Things,” directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, and Willem Dafoe. Despite its world premiere scheduled at the Venice Film Festival, the film will now hit theaters on December 8 instead of the previously planned September 8 debut.
Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Poor Things’ Aims for Awards Season Following Venice Film Festival Premiere
The upcoming film “Poor Things” is generating buzz as it prepares for its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Following the success of their previous joint venture, “The Favourite,” expectations are high for this new release to make a splash during award season.
However, the film’s original early fall release date might face challenges due to potential actor promotion limitations caused by an ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. Studios are already adjusting schedules, highlighting the impact of labor disputes on the industry.
Emma Stone Stars in ‘Poor Things’ – A Modern Twist on Frankenstein
Emma Stone takes on the role of Bella Baxter in ‘Poor Things,’ a unique and modern interpretation of Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel Frankenstein. Willem Dafoe portrays a brilliant and unconventional scientist, while Mark Ruffalo plays a slick and debauched lawyer. The film, also featuring Ramy Youssef, Jerrod Carmichael, and Christopher Abbott, is penned by Tony McNamara and adapted from Alasdair Gray’s novel of the same name.