Richard Linklater’s ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ Pushed to August 9

Annapurna Pictures is moving its Richard Linklater literary adaptation ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette.’ The film starring Cate Blanchett has been pushed back five months from March 22 to an August 9 release.

A rep for Annapurna explained that August has served well as a launching pad for release of female-skewing films. Films such as ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ and ‘Julie and Julia.’ Additionally, ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ will offer a change of pace following a summer of sequels and action movies.

Blanchett stars in the title role along with a star-studded cast: Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Emma Nelson, James Urbaniak, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Zoë Chao and Laurence Fishburne. Linklater co-wrote with Holly Gent, Vincent Palmo Jr., Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter. This is Linklater’s 20th movie, one of which got him an Oscar nomination three years ago, for ‘Boyhood.’

‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ is based upon the 2012 novel by Maria Semple. So, the film follows the architect Bernadette Fox who goes missing just prior to a family vacation to Antarctica. Also, Bernadette’s 15-year-old daughter narrates the story, as she attempts to track down her reclusive mother.

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Further, the film will now open against a couple of movies. Two films being: Lionsgate’s ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ and Disney’s ‘Artemis Fowl.’

Source: Variety

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