The good news is that three of the best filmmakers working today, including Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, and Richard Linklater, have all just gotten 2013 release dates for their respective latest films. The bad news is that if you don't live in one of two major hubs on the coast of the United States you may still have to wait a little longer to see the directors' most recent works.
First up on the list is Blue Jasmine, Allen's new comedy set in New York and San Francisco. The all-star film, which features the likes of Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg, will be in theaters on July 26th in both NY and Los Angeles, according to Exhibitor Relations. In addition to getting only a limited release, it will face serious opening week competition as it will be coming out the same time superhero blockbuster The Wolverine. Based on a script by the director, the plot is said to be about "the final stages of an acute crisis and a life of a fashionable New York housewife."
Up next we have I'm So Excited, which the same source says will get a limited release a month ahead of Blue Jasmine on June 28th. The film, which will feature Almodovar regulars like Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, is about a group of friends who survive a plane crash, but in a state of panic admitted all of their darkest secrets to each other before the accident.
And finally there's Linklater's Before Midnight, which blew the doors off when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month and earned rave reviews from critics. The wait time for the sequel to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset is thankfully the shortest of all the ones mentioned in this article, as Exhibitor Relations says the film will be out on May 24th, facing off against both The Hangover Part III and Fast & Furious 6.
Hopefully all three films will eventually find their way into wide release so that they can be enjoyed by film fans everywhere.
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