Lionsgate is Thirsty for Oscars- Pushes back La La Land
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Lionsgate has pushed back La La Land from it's original July 15th release date to a limited release on December 2nd and a wide release on December 16th. The shift has caused many to suspect that the studio is planning a major Oscar campaign for Damien Chazelle's second film. His 2014 dark horse Whiplash picked up five nominations and three statues at 2015's awards.
- Will now go up against Star Wars: Rogue One and some Will Smith film (this is either really stupid or genius)
- Leaves the Ghostbusters reboot with no direct competition this summer
- Is now a shoo-in for the Golden Globes comedy/musical category
- Black Label Media has joined as a co-fianancer after their Sicaro collaboration
- Academy Award Winners J.K. Simmons and John Legend also star in the film
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i wonder if james fornarola is shitting himself right now. scout herring for best actress 2k17? what do you think, ontd?