Fox gives new release dates for Death on the Nile and more
Movie studio 21st Century Fox is continuing to plan its slate of films throughout the coming year, despite its pending acquisition by Disney, which is set to happen on January 1st of 2019. According to Vital Thrills, Fox has adjusted the release dates of Death on the Nile, Ad Astra, and Stuber. It’s not known if Disney had any input in this matter.
Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile, his follow-up to Agatha Christie adaptation Murder on the Orient Express, has been pushed back from December 20, 2019 to October 2, 2020. The film will star Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name), while Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) is also expected to join, and Tom Bateman (Vanity Fair) will reprise his role as Bouc.
James Gray’s sci-fi film Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt, was moved from January 11, 2019 to May 24, 2019. Pitt plays autistic space engineer Roy McBride. Twenty years after his father left on a one-way mission to Neptune in order to find signs of extra-terrestrial intelligence, McBride travels through the solar system to find him and understand why his mission failed. Ad Astra also stars Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), Ruth Negga (Preacher), Donald Sutherland (Trust), Jamie Kennedy (Lucifer) and John Finn (The Walking Dead).
Finally, Fox had the Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) vehicle Stuber scheduled for May 24, 2019, but the studio will now open the movie on July 12, 2019. Michael Dowse is directing the action-comedy.