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‘Thirteen Lives’: Ron Howard MGM Movie Heads To Awards Season After Record Test Scores For Studio

EXCLUSIVE: After notching, what I hear, is basically the most attention-grabbing test ratings in MGM historical previous, Ron Howard’s Thai cave rescue movie Thirteen Lives is transferring from Easter weekend this twelve months, April 15-17 to Friday, Nov. 18 into the aorta of awards season.

The movie, scripted by 2x Oscar nominated screenwriter William Nicholson, is the assemble of movie that wishes plenty of buzz, and I hear the studio will likely be screening it loads advance the fall. Thirteen Lives earned a 97 within the stop two containers and an 86 clear advocate. MGM and UAR showed off pictures from Thirteen Lives at CinemaCon closing August.

Thirteen Lives‘ logline: A rescue mission is assembled in Thailand where a neighborhood of younger boys and their soccer coach are trapped in a machine of underground caves which is also flooding. Colin Farrell, Viggo Mortensen, and Joel Edgerton star. Pic is produced by William M. Connor, Brian Grazer, Karen Lunder, Gabrielle Tana and P.J. van Sandwijk.

MGM through its distribution and advertising and marketing arm United Artists Releasing can boast the last word grossing drama for the duration of the pandemic, that being Ridley Scott’s Condominium of Gucci with over $52M home and cease to $129M WW. The movie is up for 3 SAG noms including Finest Actress Lady Gaga, Finest Supporting Actor Jared Leto and Finest Ensemble.

Mumble what you’ll about adults not coming aid to the cinema for the duration of the pandemic, nonetheless Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza can be retaining completely (around -28% sensible for the duration of seven weekends, other than its expansion for the duration of a 9-weekend sprint), seeing $10.78M home, forward of the filmmaker’s pervious 1970s LA-contrivance movie, Inherent Vice, which made $8.1M.

Subsequent up for UAR is the Channing Tatum movie Dog on Feb. 18 and the Joe Wright-directed musical Cyrano on Feb. 25.

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