US release dates set for Big Eyes and The Imitation Game

News Simon Brew 2 May 2014 - 07:15
Can we trust this man with Alice in Wonderland?

New Tim Burton and Benedict Cumberbatch movies have their release date confirms - in prime Oscar season...

Two of the awards frontrunners for 2015 have had their US release dates confirmed, and both films are in prime position for gongage.

The first is Tim Burton's eagery-awaited Big Eyes. This is his biopic of the artist Margaret Keane, with the film starring Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Jason Schwartzman and Terence Stamp. The script has been penned by Scott Alexander and Larry Laraszewski, who previously wrote Burton's wonderful Ed Wood movie. And we now learn that The Weinstein Company has scheduled the movie for December 25th 2014. A pound says it gets lots of Oscar nominations.

Another film that's likely to is the long-in-gestation The Imitation Game. This one stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing (the man, of course, credited with cracking the Enigma code during World War II, only to be vilified for his sexuality afterwards), with Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) directing. Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Charles Dance and Matthew Goode are amongst the supporting cast. This one has now been earmarked for US release on November 21st.

More on both of these films closer to their release. Both have the potential to be very special indeed...

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