Hollywood’s big movies will get new titles at the same time as the firestorm continues
Hollywood is getting a bit of a head start on the fires of the holidays by announcing some new releases that won’t be available until December 15.
The biggest of those will be the new animated feature “Firestarter” from Fox Searchlight, which stars John Leguizamo as a guy who runs a chain of fireproof clothing stores after a terrible fire.
The film has been a box office smash, and will have to compete with a few other films that are available as of yet, including “A Million Ways to Die in the West” from Lionsgate and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” from Warner Bros.
In a press release, Fox Searchlse said the film is based on the true story of how a fire killed many people in the small town of Folsom, California.
Leguizamos character, a former firefighter, is portrayed by Matt Damon.
The new films won’t hit theaters until December 20, but some theaters will be offering the first of them on December 17.
Fox Searchlshs release of the film comes after several movies about the fires that have swept across the U.S.
The most recent one, “The Devil’s Advocate,” which stars Ben Affleck as a retired firefighter, hit theaters earlier this month.
It stars John C. Reilly, Cate Blanchett, Jessica Chastain, Rooney Mara, Jessica Lange, Jesse Eisenberg, and Emily Blunt.
The other new films to hit theaters will include “The Girl Who Loved Me,” starring Amy Adams as a woman who loses her job and a baby to a fire that destroys their home; “I Am Not Your Negro,” starring Rooney Mara as a black man forced to work as a laundromat for white people in a segregated suburb of Atlanta; and “Mulholland Dr. Feelgood,” starring Josh Brolin and Emily Watson as a pair of brothers who have to navigate the fallout from a botched car accident and a racist law.
In the U, “Fire” will have the same limited release as “I, Frankenstein” and “Gravity,” which both hit theaters in theaters on December 15, according to Fox Searchlights.