'August: Osage County' replaces 'Foxcatcher'
The American Film Institute has added the world premiere of Mark Wahlberg’s “Lone Survivor” to its AFI Fest gala lineup along with “August: Osage County” and Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Last Emperor 3D.”
“Lone Survivor,” directed by Peter Berg, will screen at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov. 12. Story is based on the autobiography of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell who led a team into Afghanistan on a mission to kill a Taliban leader.
“August: Osage County,” starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, has been set for Nov. 8 at the Chinese, filling the slot vacated by “Foxcatcher” due to the decision by filmmakers to delay its release until next year. “August” premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival.
“The Last Emperor 3D,” which screened at Cannes this year, will be shown on Nov. 10.
The AFI Fest also announced its special screenings lineup, which includes Spike Jonze’s “Her,” Ralph Fiennes’ “Invisible Woman,” Frank Pavich’s “Jodorowsky’s Dune,” Justin Chadwick’s “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” Asghar Farhadi’s “The Past,” Stephen Frears’ “Philomena” and Errol Morris’ “The Unknown Know: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld.”
The AFI Fest’s previously announced titles for its centerpiece gala lineup include Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska,” Ben Stiller’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and the world premiere of Scott Cooper’s “Out of the Furnace.”
“Furnace,” starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson, will screen on Nov. 9. “Nebraska,” which launched at Cannes in May, will screen on Nov. 11 and includes a tribute to star Bruce Dern. “Walter Mitty,” directed by and starring Stiller and produced by AFI Conservatory alumnus Stuart Cornfeld, will screen on Nov. 13.
The festival opens Nov. 7 with the North American premiere of Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” starring Tom Hanks. “Inside Llewyn Davis” is the closing night film on Nov. 14.