Magazine article Screen International

Weinsteins Plot Awards Releases

Magazine article Screen International

Weinsteins Plot Awards Releases

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The Weinstein Company has scheduled the US release of three potential awards season contenders, including Benedict Cumberbatch starrer The Imitation Game on November 11.

The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby goes out on September 26 and Tim Burton's Big Eyes on December 25. All films open initially in limited release except Big Eyes, which will open in a "moderate" release pattern.

Morten Tyldum directs The Imitation Game, the true story of British maths and computing genius Alan Turing, who cracked the German Enigma code in WWII and was driven to possible suicide in 1954 two years after he was prosecuted for being gay. Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode also star.

Writer-director Ned Benson conceived of The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby as a two-part his-and-her account of the disintegration of a romance. The drama debuted in Toronto last autumn as two separate films and discussions are ongoing as to what form the release will take. …

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