Last week, The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that David Fincher’s The Social Network will kick off the 48th Annual New York Film Festival with its World Premiere on September 24, making it the first time anyone will have a chance to see what the director has done with the story of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The movie stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield and more. It will be released theatrically by Sony a week later on October 1.
They’ve followed that huge announcement with another one, that Julie Taymor’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, starring Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, Djimon Hounsou, Alfred Molina, David Strathairn and Ben Whishaw will act as this year’s “Centerpiece Selection” on Saturday, October 2. That movie doesn’t open until December 10, released by Disney and Touchstone Pictures.
ComingSoon.net has attended the prestigious New York festival for roughly eight years and we expect to be able to once again provide coverage to our readers of all the American and foreign films, both narrative and documentaries, playing at the festival, which will run from September 24 through October 10 at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.
Stay tuned for more of this year’s line-up as films are announced.