Distributor 2016: Focus Features

loving-picRuth Negga and Joel Edgerton in Jeff Nichols’ Cannes-bound Loving

Focus may pick up some festival players, but the interracial-marriage drama Loving feels like their obvious biggie at the moment. Universal’s specialty arm may have heat with Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals and Niki Caro’s The Zookeeper’s Wife, as well as Juan Antonio Bayona’s A Monster Calls and/or Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry. And look for Kubo and the Two Strings to take up an animated-feature slot.

Top Priorities (We’re Guessing)

  • Loving (Jeff Nichols; Nov. 4, 2016 – limited)
  • Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford; Nov. 18, 2016 – limited)

Potential Players

  • Kubo and the Two Strings (Travis Knight; Aug. 19, 2016)
  • A Monster Calls (Juan Antonio Bayona; Oct. 14, 2016)
  • The Book of Henry (Colin Trevorrow; TBD)
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife (Niki Caro; TBD)

Other Releases

  • The Forest (Jason Zada; Jan. 8, 2016)
  • Race (Stephen Hopkins; Feb. 19, 2016)
  • London Has Fallen (Babak Najafi; Mar. 4, 2016)
  • The Young Messiah (Cyrus Nowrasteh; Mar. 11, 2016)
  • Ratchet & Clank (Kevin Munroe and Jericca Cleland; Apr. 29, 2016)