Eli Roth’s Death Wish remake is set for a fall 2017 theatrical release. While New York City is commonly known as the city that never sleeps, that description could just as easily apply to Hollywood. Tinseltown is always working, wheeling, dealing, and setting the stage for the latest films that will soon captivate audiences in theaters nationwide. Also always seemingly changing is the release schedule, with movies being added, removed, and bumped around nearly every day. Today brings news of two new additions to the schedule, both hailing from distributor Annapurna Pictures.
The first film to be added to the schedule is Roth’s remake of the classic 1974 revenge film Death Wish, which, of course, led to a popular franchise, all starring the late Charles Bronson as vigilante and former mild-mannered family man Paul Kersey. The second movie to be added to the release docket is Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, a biopic chronicling the polyamorous relationship between the titular professor, his wife, and their mutual lover. Ideas from all three contributed to the 1941 creation of the iconic Wonder Woman character, who is currently enjoying a heroic run in theaters.
According to Deadline, Annapurna has now granted fall 2017 release dates to both of the above films. Death Wish will hit theaters on Wednesday, November 22, just in time for Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Professor Marston & The Wonder Women will debut in theaters on Friday, October 27, just prior to Halloween. Unsurprisingly, Death Wish will be receiving the wider release of the two films.
Roth’s Death Wish remake features quite the loaded cast, headed up by Bruce Willis in the Paul Kersey role. Joining Willis for the ride is Vincent D’Onofrio as Frank Kersey, Paul’s brother. Investigating Kersey’s rampage of revenge will be the cop team of Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) as Detective Rains, and Kimberly Elise (Confirmation) as Detective Jackson. Also included in the cast are comic actor Mike Epps, and 80s mainstay Elizabeth Shue as Paul’s wife Lucy.
Professor Marston & The Wonder Women is headed up by its three leads, including Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast) as Marston, Rebecca Hall (Christine) as his wife Elizabeth, and Bella Heathcote (The Neon Demon) as their lover Olive. Connie Britton and Oliver Platt also appear. Professor Marston is both written and directed by Angela Robinson, a former writer/producer for acclaimed premium cable series True Blood and The L Word.