Magazine article Screen International

CinemaCon: Fox, Lionsgate, Amazon Round out Studio Sessions (Reports)

Magazine article Screen International

CinemaCon: Fox, Lionsgate, Amazon Round out Studio Sessions (Reports)

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Fox executives rolled out the big guns for the Colosseum crowd in Ceasars Palace on Thursday with footage from July 14 release War For The Planet Of The Apes.

The film stars Andy Serkis as the appropriately named ape leader Caesar and Woody Harrelson as the military colonel hell-bent on crushing the simian threat.

Fox showed trailers from Red Sparrow, the Cold War thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Charlotte Rampling that opens on November 10, and September 29 release Kingsman: The Golden Circle with the returning Colin Firth plus Channing Tatum, Taron Egerton, JeffBridges, Julianne Moore and Elton John.

The session included footage from Ridley Scott's May 19 release Alien: Covenant, and Agatha Christie whodunnit Murder On The Orient Express, which Kenneth Branagh directed and arrives on November 22.

Rounding out the session in style was Hugh Jackman on stage to introduce footage from P.T. Barnum musical The Greatest Showman, a potential Oscar and sure-fire Golden Globe contender that opens on December 25.

Lionsgate screened Ryan Reynolds action-comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard ahead of the August 18 release after bringing on co-star Salma Hayek, who also talked up How To Be A Latin Lover, the Pantelion Films comedy that features Eugenio Derbez and opens on April 28. …

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