Cate Blanchett’s “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” has been pushed five months from March 22 to August 9, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Annapurna spokesperson Ashley Momtaheni told TheWrap that the move can be credited to August being a great month to release female-skewing films, as “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Florence Foster Jenkins” have shown. After a summer full of action films and sequels, opening this film in August will be a refreshing change.
Richard Linklater directs the film about a Seattle woman who has it all, including a loving husband and a brilliant daughter, but when she unexpectedly disappears, her family sets off on an adventure to solve the mystery of where she might have gone.
Linklater wrote the screenplay, his follow-up to “Last Flag Flying,” with Holly Gent and Vince Palmo based on Maria Semple’s “runaway” best-selling novel of the same name, originally released in 2012 and acquired by Annapurna from Color Force in 2013.
Co-starring in the film opposite Blanchett’s title character are Billy Crudup as her husband, Kristen Wiig, Emma Nelson as her daughter, James Urbaniak, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Zoe Chao and Laurence Fishburne.
Currently slated for March 22 are Jordan Peele’s “Us,” Cole Sprouse’s “Five Feet Apart” and Tom Hanks’ “Greyhound.” “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” joins Judi Dench’s “Artemis Fowl” and “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.”