Warner Bros. moves up Tag and sets release dates for Shaft and The Goldfinch
Warner Bros. Pictures has moved up the comedy Tag and set Shaft and The Goldfinch for 2019. The New Line Cinema film Tag, starring Jeremy Renner, Rashida Jones and Annabelle Wallis, has moved from June 29 to June 15, 2018. The original June 29 slot had the film up against Valley Girl, Uncle Drew, Soldado and I Feel Pretty. The new June 15 slot puts it up against Incredibles 2 and On Chesil Beach.
For one month every year, five highly-competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming…and he’s ready. Based on a true story, Tag shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.
Warner Bros. has also set release dates for Shaft and The Goldfinch. Shaft will premiere on June 14, 2019. It’s the sole film set for that date at the present time. As in the 2000 Shaft reboot where Samuel L. Jackson played the legendary detective’s nephew, the new one will reportedly be a loose sequel and focus on the son of John Shaft. It will be set in New York City. Jessie T. Usher will star as the estranged son of the detective in the film, in which he’s forced to team up with his father. As an FBI agent and cyber expert, the young and old Shafts will butt heads throughout the new film.
The Goldfinch is set for October 11, 2019, where there is currently no other film scheduled. The film is based on Donna Tartt’s 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Goldfinch, which is officially described as follows: Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love–and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
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