The Shape of Water December 8, 2017 Fox Searchlight Pictures Director: Guillermo del Toro Screenwriters: Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer
From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes "The Shape of Water" - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
Ferdinand December 15, 2017 20th Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios Starring: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson, Flula Borg, Sally Phillips, Boris Kodjoe, Jerrod Carmichael, Raul Esparza, Karla Martínez, Miguel Ángel Silvestre
Downsizing December 22, 2017 Paramount Pictures Director: Alexander Payne Screenwriters: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor Starring: Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Sudeikis, Christoph Waltz, Kristen Wiig
Alexander Payne's high concept sci-fi satire, Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon will headline the story of a man and his wife who, deciding that their lives have gotten out of hand, decide to voluntarily have themselves shrunk down. Unfortunately for the man, his wife backs out at the last minute.
The Current War December 22, 2017 The Weinstein Company Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Screenwriter: Michael Mitnick Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfayden, Tuppence Middleton
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, "The Current War" tells the story of two powerful moguls battling over the supply of electricity in the late 1880s. Edison is on the verge of creating a marketable and sustainable electricity system for the first time in history, when Westinghouse notices a grand weakness in Edison’s design and ignites a war of currents between these two rivals.
The Post December 22, 2017 20th Century Fox, Amblin Entertainment Director: Steven Spielberg Screenwriter: Liz Hannah Starring:Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep
Steven Spielberg to direct Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in a film about the Pentagon Papers controversy. The story will follow the 1971 scandal after the decision of The Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) and publisher Katharine Graham (Streep) to publish The Pentagon Papers. Written and leaked by military analyst Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers established that the Johnson Administration had lied to the public and congress about US military involvement in the Vietnam War, and revealed that the Nixon administration had secretly escalated the war. The Nixon administration tried to stop The Post from publishing them, and Assistant U.S. Attorney General William Rehnquist took the case to the Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of the paper.
The Greatest Showman on Earth December 25, 2017 20th Century Fox Director: Michael Gracey Screenwriter: Jenny Bicks Starring: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya Coleman
Hugh Jackman will play the showman P.T. Barnum with a penchant for hoaxing a gullible public as he creates the three-ring circus that made him famous. The musical also focuses on his infatuation with singer Jenny Lind -- the so-called Swedish Nightingale. The film will have a contemporary musical score, and the studio is in talks with British singer-songwriter Mika to write music and lyrics.
Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Fashion Film December 25, 2017 Focus Features Paul Thomas Anderson Screenwriter: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps
Continuing their creative collaboration following 2007’s There Will Be Blood, which earned Day-Lewis the Best Actor Academy Award, Anderson will once again explore a distinctive milieu of the 20th century. The new movie is a drama set in the couture world of 1950s London. The story illuminates the life behind the curtain of an uncompromising dressmaker commissioned by royalty and high society.
The Last Face December 31, 2017 Saban Films Director: Sean Penn Screenwriter: Erin Dignam Starring: Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Jean Reno, Jared Harris
Set against the devastating backdrop of war-torn Liberia, "The Last Face" centers on a love affair between Dr. Wren Petersen (Theron), the Director of an international aid organization and Dr. Miguel Leon (Bardem), a relief-aid doctor. Together, Wren and Miguel must find a way to keep their relationship alive in the extraordinarily difficult conditions that surround them, while battling their diametrically opposed opinions on how to solve the conflict, and their mutual passion for life.