Focus Features Sets 2018 Release for 3 Upcoming Films Including “Mary,Queen of Scots”


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Focus Features has announced U.S. release dates for three of their upcoming films.

The drama horror  will be released August 31 2018. The film comes from Room director Lenny Abrahamson, based on the novel by Sarah Waters which was adapted by Lucinda Coxon.

The Little Strangers follows Dr. Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson), who has built a quiet respectable life as a country doctor. In the long hot summer of 1947 Faraday is called to Hundreds Hall, a mansion where his mother once worked as a housemaid. Farday soon finds out the inhabitants of the home are now haunted by something very sinister.

Also starring is Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter, and Charlotte Rampling with Gail Egan, Andrea Calderwood, and Ed Guiney producing.

The biography drama  will have its limited release September 28 2018. Joel Edgerton writes, directs, produces and stars in the film. The film is based on the novel Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family by Garrard Conley.

Boy Erased is the true story of Jared (Lucas Hedges) the son of a pastor who is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) at 19. Jared must then face an ultimatum: attend a gay coversion program, or be exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.

Also starring is Cherry Jones, Xavier Dolan, and Troye Sivan with Kerry Kohansky-Roberts and Steve Golin  producing.

The biography drama ,  will have a November 2 2018 limited release. From artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse comes the story of Mary Stuart. The film is based on John Guy’s novel My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots which was adapted by Beau Willimon (The Ides of March, House of Cards)

The film stars Saoirse Ronan as the charismatic Mary Stuart, who became Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18. Instead of remarrying, Mary returns to her native home of Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). Determined to be more than a figurehead, Marry asserts her claim to the throne against Elizabeth I. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies arise as they change the course of history.

Also starring is Guy Pearce, David Tennant, and Jack Lowden while Tim Bevan, Eric Felner and Debra Hayward produce.

 | Editorial Intern