Global release date: September 26
In ‘Good People’, James Franco (‘Homefront’) and Kate Hudson (‘Something Borrowed’) portray Tom and Anna Reed, a young American couple who fall into severe debt while renovating Anna’s family home in London. The couple faces losing their dream to have a house and start a family. As if a sign from God, they discover that the tenant in the apartment below them has been murdered and that he left behind a stash of cash— worth $400,000. Though initially hesitant, Tom and Anna decide that the plan is simple: all they have to do is quietly take the money and use only what’s necessary to repay their debt. But once they start spending the money and can’t seem to stop, they find themselves the target of a deadly adversary—the thief who stole it—and that’s when very bad things start happening to good people.
Global release date: September 19
Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling mystery novel series of the same name, ‘A Walk Among The Tombstone’ stars Liam Neeson (‘Taken’, ‘Non-stop’) as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (played by ‘The Fifth Estate’s Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the veteran PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime, nor will it be their last. Treading the thin line between right and wrong, Scudder races to track down the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.
Domestic Conspiracy Gone Awry
Global release date: August 29
Based on Elmore Leonard’s novel ‘The Switch’, ‘Life of Crime’ is a dark caper comedy. The wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Tim Robbins) is kidnapped by two common criminals (YasiinBey and John Hawkes), who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and offshore accounts. But the husband decides against paying the ransom to free his wife, setting off an unbelievable sequence of double crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of Elmore Leonard. Action-packed yet hilarious, this one is a must-see.
The Ultimate Life Question
Global release date: September 29
Directed by Terry Gilliam (‘Twelve Monkeys’, ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’), ‘The Zero Theorem’ stars two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (‘Django Unchained’, ‘Inglorious Basterds’) as QohenLeth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living the hermit life in a burned-down church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management, played by Matt Damon (‘Monuments Men’). The project aims to discover once and for all the meaning of life – or lack thereof. He becomes increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn’t fully trust, including the flirtatious vixen, Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry from ‘Babylon A.D.’) Management’s wunderkind son, Bob (Lucas Hedges), his unpredictable colleague, Joby (David Thewlis), and would-be digital therapist, Dr. Shrink-Rom (TildaSwinton). Only when he experiences the power of love and desire is he able to understand his own reason for being.