Sony made a huge acquisition last October when they bought an R-rated comedy titled ‘No Hard Feelings‘ starring Jennifer Lawrence. The film, which was written/directed by Gene Stupnitsky (The Office, Good Boys), is reportedly set in Montauk, New York.
Not much is known about this project, but we do know Sony battled several other studios to land it.
Sony Pictures reportedly fended off some competition from other streamers and major studios in its pursuit of the project, including interest from Stupnitsky’s ‘Good Boys’ distributor Universal Pictures. The studio secured ‘No Hard Feelings’ with the intention of giving the completed film an exclusive theatrical release. It is unknown what the official price tag on the project was.
And it looks like they’re holding true to their promise of a theatrical release because it was just announced that the film will hit theaters on June 16, 2023.
It’ll be going up against Disney/Pixar’s animated flick, Elemental, featuring the voices of Eddie Murphy and Zach Braff.
Of course, the Pixar audience will be different than the audience going to see an r-rated flick, so there should be enough room for both films.
We’ll keep you posted as more information comes out.