On this week’s Epic, we have a look at what you can expect to see at your local theater.
(Tom LeGro/The Washington Post)On this week in movies:Annette Bening is back in a big way.
She stars as a young woman who discovers she has an unusual ability to change her appearance.
She also stars in the upcoming remake of the classic Disney musical.
In the U.S., the film is scheduled to open Nov. 20 in five cities, with more theaters opening later.
(In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about it.)
In Europe, Universal Pictures has announced a new live-action version of the beloved Disney musical that has a budget of $10 million and is slated to hit theaters Nov. 10.
It’s directed by Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) and stars Tom Hiddleston (Ghostbusters) and Emma Stone (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them).
In Australia, Legendary Entertainment has announced the release of the live-comedy, with stars John Goodman (The Hangover) and Amy Schumer (Trainwreck) starring.
The film, which was directed by Jon M. Chu, has a $6.9 million budget and will open in 2019.
(This is the last time the movie will hit theaters in the U, though Legendary will release a new version this summer.)
In the Middle East, The Weinstein Company has announced that the production of its live-imax adaptation of The Lion King will be filmed in Israel and will be released in 2017.
The movie will be based on the popular book of the same name and is being produced by David Fincher and Andy Muschietti.
(Update: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that The Weinstein Co. had a new deal with The Lion Kingdom.)
A couple of major box office releases are also coming this week.
The Weinstein and Legendary productions will release the animated comedy, Baby Got Back, on Jan. 11.
It stars Nick Offerman, Matt Bomer, Emma Stone and Sam Waterston.
(It’s a remake of a film from 2004 by John Hughes and Michael Bay.)
The release is the latest in a string of films from Weinstein Co., including Baby Got Home, The Imitation Game, Baby Driver, and The Nice Guys.
A trailer for Baby Got The Hammer, which is due out Feb. 13, will also be released.
A few weeks ago, Warner Bros. announced that it had a deal to release the live action version of The Dark Knight Rises in 2017, with Ben Affleck, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, Jeremy Renner and Jason Statham in the cast.
The live-actions version of Rises will be produced by Lionsgate and Universal, and is set for a release on Feb. 12, 2018.
The studio also has a deal with Paramount Pictures and MGM Studios to release The Dark Tower in 2019 and The Dark Riders in 2020.
The film, directed by Nikolaj Arcel, will hit movie theaters on Feb 11.
Finally, The Hangover 2 will be a limited release on March 16.
It will be directed by David Ayer and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Sarah Paulson, Jason Bateman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Robert De Niro, Dwayne Johnson and Carrie Coon.
(UPDATE: The film has been delayed by more than three months to Feb. 25.)
The full list of movies will be added in the coming weeks.
We’ll be here to provide all the info you need.