Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast” Will get A Launch Date


While we’re slowly returning to a slightly more normal version of the movie world, it’s not too crazy to be thinking about late 2021. After all, by then, most of us should feel good about being back in theaters, so of course one might wonder what films will be waiting for us then. This could be especially the case when you consider that it should be the start of the awards season again. Well Focus Features sure hopes one of their films is on your mind as they dated Kenneth Branagh’s new Belfast project for November. Could it be the kind of adult plan that Oscar falls for sometimes? We will see…

Here’s a bit from The Hollywood Reporter:

Focus Features has set a release date for Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast on November 12th, opening in the heart of the awards season in US cinemas.

Written and directed by Branagh, Belfast tells the story of a boy’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in Northern Ireland, where Branagh is from. Focus Features will distribute the film in the US while Universal will overseas.

Branagh has described the film as his most personal to date. “It’s about getting home – a dramatic journey full of excitement, emotion and humor,” said the filmmaker in his previous statement.

In Belfast, Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan and Ciaran Hinds star and introduce 10-year-old Jude Hill. Dornan and Balfe play a passionate working-class couple caught in chaos, with Dench and Hinds as astute grandparents.

Stay tuned for more …

(Source: THR)