A Bigger Splash Dives Into 2016

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Fox Searchlight has scheduled Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash for release on May 13, 2016. Slated for a Venice bow in just a few days and a BFI London Film Festival screening next month, the thriller looked like a potential Oscar contender for Dakota Johnson, Ralph Fiennes, and Matthias Schoenaerts, and, most notably, Tilda Swinton.

This news is a letdown for those of us eager to see Swinton as a rock legend and Johnson in, well, something that’s not Fifty Shades of Grey. The Oscar-winning Swinton featured in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, which may score awards attention for star and writer Amy Schumer, earlier this year. Johnson features in Scott Cooper’s Black Mass; while Johnny Depp’s Whitey Bulger may land accolades, maybe there’s room for Johnson to shine, too.

Searchlight still boasts contenders in John Crowley’s Brooklyn and Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth, both of which have already hit major festivals and will play Toronto later this month.

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