CULVER CITY, Calif., March 14, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Columbia Pictures released its summer movie schedule for this year. Upcoming releases include thrillers, comedies and animated films.
MONEY MONSTER (TriStar)
In the real time, high stakes thriller “Money Monster,” George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer, Patty, who are put in an explosive situation when an irate investor (Jack O’Connell) who has lost everything forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today’s fast paced, high tech global markets.
Directed by: Jodie Foster
Screenplay by: Jamie Linden, Alan DiFiore and Jim Kouf
Story by: Alan DiFiore and Jim Kouf
Produced by: Daniel Dubiecki, Lara Alameddine, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Executive Producers: Kerry Orent, Tim Crane, Regina Sculley, Ben Waisbren
Cast: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito, Caitriona Balfe
THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE (Columbia Pictures & Rovio)
In the 3D animated comedy, “The Angry Birds Movie,” we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds –- or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, “We’re the Millers,” “Horrible Bosses”), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since “Frozen”), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, “This is the End,” “Eastbound and Down”) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.
Directed by: Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis
Produced by: John Cohen, Catherine Winder
Screenplay by: Jon Vitti
Story by: Mikael Hed & Mikko Pöllä & John Cohen
Executive Producers: Mikael Hed, David Maisel
Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Hannibal Buress, Ike Barinholtz, Tituss Burgess, with Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage
THE SHALLOWS (Columbia Pictures)
In the taut thriller “The Shallows,” Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills. It’s “Jaws” for a new generation.
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
Written by: Anthony Jaswinski
Produced by: Lynn Harris, Matti Leshem
Executive Producers: Doug Merrifield, Jaume Collet-Serra
Cast: Blake Lively
GHOSTBUSTERS (Columbia Pictures & Village Roadshow Pictures)
Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, “Ghostbusters” is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer.
Directed by: Paul Feig
Written by: Paul Feig and Katie Dippold
Based on the film “Ghostbusters,” written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, directed by Ivan Reitman
Produced by: Ivan Reitman, Amy Pascal
Executive Producers: Michele Imperato Stabile, Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Pollock, Joe Medjuck, Ali Bell, Ben Waisbren
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams and Chris Hemsworth