Sony’s “The Broken Hearts Gallery” will be one of the first wide releases of the summer.
The romantic comedy from executive producer Selena Gomez hits theaters on July 10 — a week before Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” opens.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions’ Stage 6 Films acquired worldwide rights to Natalie Krinsky’s directorial debut from producer and financier No Trace Camping.
Solstice Studios thriller “Unhinged,” starring Russell Crowe, opens nationwide on July 1, but “Broken Hearts Gallery” is the first major studio release.
Movie theaters have been closed nationwide since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. There were 554 locations open in the U.S. last weekend, including 243 drive-ins. About 500 of the nation’s 5,400 theaters are in California, which is allowing cinemas to reopen on June 12.
“The Broken Hearts Gallery” stars Geraldine Viswanathan, Dacre Montgomery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Molly Gordon, Phillipa Soo, Suki Waterhouse, Arturo Castro, Ego Nwodim, Taylor Hill and Bernadette Peters.
“Hearing from more female writers and directors is very much needed. Natalie is a wonderful talent and I am happy to be a part of her debut film. I understand people’s concerns regarding returning to activities we all loved prior to COVID-19. I hope everyone will listen to scientists’ recommendations and consider others’ health and safety while enjoying the movie theater experience,” Gomez said.
Sony’s Motion Picture Group president Josh Greenstein added, “Now more than ever, ‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’ will resonate with audiences ready for a feel-good moviegoing experience this summer. We have faith in a theatrical rebound, and we look forward to being there right out of the gate with our exhibition partners’ anticipated reemergence, as — and when — state-by-state safety guidelines are met.”