The company previously acquired North American rights after the film’s premiere in January. A24 has scheduled the film for domestic release on June 17 in New York and Los Angeles, with a nationwide expansion to follow on July 1.
The company will partner with distributors and platforms to market and release the film globally.
“Swiss Army Man” won the best director prize at Sundance for Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.
A24 said, “In our short history, we have seen great success from releasing bold, original films that have distinct and cut-through storytelling and talented young cast who connect with their audience. The Daniels are visionaries and have created one of the most original, funny and heartfelt movies we’ve seen in a long time. It’s exactly what smart younger audiences around the world want.”
The film follows Dano’s character, stranded on a deserted island, who meets a farting corpse (played by Radcliffe) that washes up on shore one day. The two become friends and take an epic journey together that eventually leads Dano’s Hank back to the woman of his dreams.
In today’s film news roundup, Sean Astin gets two roles, two “Peanuts” movies are set for release, “One Last Night” gets distribution and Brian De Palma gets honored. CASTINGS Sean Astin has been cast in a pair of upcoming feature films: “Mayfield’s Game” opposite Mira Sorvino and “Charming The Hearts of Men” opposite Kelsey Grammer. Astin [...]
ArcLight Hollywood is celebrating the release of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” with a three-day tribute from July 19-21 showing all the director’s previous films. Ahead of the nationwide release on July 26, Tarantino fans can also catch 70mm advance screenings of “Once Upon a Time” on Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 [...]
In the “Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw,” the movie’s villain Brixton, played by Idris Elba, spreads his arms out wide and declares “I’m black Superman.” It turns out that might not have been the original line. Dwayne Johnson tells Variety that Elba was first asked to proclaim he’s “black James Bond,” but the [...]
“Jane the Virgin” Star Justin Baldoni is adapting Colleen Hoover’s romance novel “It Ends With Us” for film through his Wayfarer Entertainment company. Baldoni announced Monday that he had optioned the project on his Instagram account. “It Ends With Us” first published in 2016 and follows a young woman through the tumultuous stages of an [...]
The centuries-old adage no good deed goes unpunished is a common refrain for star music manager Scott Rodger of late. Rodger, who represents Paul McCartney and Andrea Bocelli at Maverick, says his client Matteo Bocelli, the son of the opera star, was stiffed out of promised expense reimbursement by the American Icon Awards. The event, [...]
Lakeith Stanfield is set to star in a feature film adaptation of American-Nigerian chef Kwame Onwuachi’s memoir, “Notes From a Young Black Chef,” with A24 on board to finance the film. Randy McKinnon will adapt the script from the memoir, which was penned by Onwuachi and Joshua David Stein. Knopf recently acquired the publishing rights [...]
Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach have signed on to co-write Warner Bros.’ “Barbie” movie, with Margot Robbie set to portray the iconic doll. Gerwig is also being eyed to direct, though no deal has yet closed. The studio had an eye on the duo to co-write the film since Warner Bros. closed a deal with [...]