Anne Hathaway’s ‘Sesame Street’ Release Date Shifts Back Five Months to June 4, 2021

Jul 16, 2019

Warner Bros. has shifted the release date of their feature film adaptation ‘Sesame Street’ to June 4, 2021, out of January 15, 2021. Anne Hathaway (‘Ocean’s 8,’ ‘Serenity’) will star, and her busy schedule lead to this delay.

Moreover, the premise is below:

“Big Bird and his Sesame Street friends are mysteriously expelled from their neighborhood, finding themselves in Manhattan. They team up with a plucky history show host Sally Hawthorne who’s on a quest to save her show and prove that Sesame Street actually exists, with obstacles created by the “evil” mayor, with reasons of his own for keeping Sesame Street hidden from the world.”

Jonathan Krisel (‘Portlandia,’ ‘Baskets’) will serve as director, while Chris Galletta (‘The Kings of Summer’) wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay.

Krisel said that “It’s going to be big,” with a budget that could be in the $50 million range. Bo Burnham (‘Eighth Grade’) will create original songs for the film.

Meanwhile, filming will begin April 2020. Production was going to begin mid-July and wrap this September, on-location in New York City.

‘Sesame Street’ will now be up against Paramount’s ‘Micronauts.’