We are just a few months away from Oscar release season. November/December is when a lot of quality movies are released, in hopes of getting an Oscar nomination. And you’d think, considering we are less than three months away from November, that we would know every movie that’s being considered.
But this year is special. Three legendary directors are racing to the finish line. Steven Spielberg’s latest film, The Papers, didn’t get the green light until February of this year. The project, which is about “the Washington Post, the Pentagon Papers, and a watershed moment in the history of press freedom,” was filmed this summer and just wrapped in July. The studio is hoping to release it late in the Oscar season on December 22, 2017.
Ridley Scott is going down the same road with his film All the Money in the World. This project was still casting in February, and no one thought it’d be released this year, but Sony Pictures surprised everyone by announcing a limited release on December 8, 2017. The film is based on the 1973 kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III. It stars Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey and Mark Wahlberg.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
Now we have a third entry, and it’s the most surprising one. Clint Eastwood is known for his short filming schedules, but this is still pretty crazy. In April of this year, the 87-year-old director announced his next project would be The 15:17 to Paris, which is about the 2015 Thalys train attack in France and the childhood friends who thwarted it.
He started filming it a few weeks ago, and he’s already about to wrap production. Editing will begin soon, and Warner Bros. is expected to release it at the end of this year. This is not official yet, so things could change, but if everything goes as planned? Well, it’s going to be a very interesting December.