The House with a Clock in Its Walls (September 21)
Based on the novel of the same name, “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” stars Owen Vaccaro as Lewis Barnavelt and Jack Black as his uncle, Jonathan Barnavelt. When Lewis moves in with his uncle’s into his creaky, old mansion, he gets more than he bargains for when he learns that Uncle Jonathan is a warlock and his neighbor Florence, played by Cate Blanchett, is a powerful witch. After unintentionally reviving an unspeakable evil from the dead bent on using a magical clock hidden deep in the recesses of the mansion to bring on the end of the world, it is up to Lewis, Jonathan and Florence to prevent it.
A Star is Born (October 5)
Marking the third remake of the original 1937 film, on top of directing and producing, Bradley Cooper stars in this American musical comedy drama alongside Lady Gaga. Cooper plays Jackson Maine, a seasoned musician who discovers struggling artist, Ally, played by Gaga. As Jackson helps Ally get her musical career in the spotlight, the two eventually fall in love. But when Jackson’s inner demons catch up to him just as Ally’s career is on the rise, the two find their relationship may end up crumbling.
First Man (October 12)
Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in this theatrical biographic retelling of his life, leading up to him taking his first steps on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. The contents of the film are based on the book, “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong” by James R. Hanson and will first premiere at the Venice Film Festival on August 29 before being released in the United States in October.
Bohemian Rhapsody (November 2)
In this upcoming biographical film, Rami Malek plays the iconic Freddie Mercury, lead guitarist of the rock band “Queen.” The film focuses on Malek’s Mercury from the moment he meets with the band leading up to Queen’s famous Live Aid performance in 1985. Sacha Baron Cohen was originally announced to play Mercury when plans for the film were first announced but left in 2013 due to creative differences.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (November 2)
Based on “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” and Tchaikovsky’s ballet “The Nutcracker,” this upcoming Disney holiday film stars Mackenzie Foy in the lead role of Clara. When Clara needs a key to unlock a box containing a priceless gift, she follows a golden thread that leads her to another world where she meets a toy soldier named Philip, a group of mice and the regents of the three realms. With Philip’s help, Clara traverses to the fourth realm in search of the coveted key and to restore harmony to the land.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (November 16)
Following the events of the first film in this Harry Potter spin-off series, the dark wizard Grindelwald, played by Johnny Depp, is in the custody of the Magical Congress of the United States of America, the MACUSA, thanks to the assistance of Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne. But after escaping custody, Grindelwald makes good on his threats from the last film and gathers followers to raise wizards and witches to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to stop Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbeldore, played by Jude Law, asks for Newt’s help to save the wizarding and muggle worlds.