With the aim of making 2023 grand for cinephiles, Lionsgate has announced the list of its global theatrical releases.
The slate consists of critically and commercially acclaimed films including John Wick: Chapter 4 and Hunger Games - The Ballad of Songbird and Snakes and Wonder.
Unveiling seven highly anticipated movies across theatres in India, Lionsgate aims to enthrall cinemagoers in India to action and engaging drama.
The movie releases in the upcoming year include the highly anticipated Keanu Reeves starrer John Wick: Chapter 4. “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” in 2019 earned $327.3 million.
Director Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games - The Ballad of Songbird & Snakes is scheduled to release in 2023.
Some of the other much-awaited releases include White Bird: A Wonder Story featuring Gillian Anderson, and Helen Mirren, comedy-drama About My Father, action-thriller Bricklayer, and Gerard Butler starrer Plane.
Rohit Jain, MD, Emerging Markets Asia, Lionsgate, said, “The theatre business is on an upswing with consumers stepping out to experience good content. It’s our constant endeavor to create edgy and contemporary content. With several big-ticket theatrical releases planned across dubbed languages, Lionsgate is looking at a jam-packed 2023 catering to the masses. We are committed to attracting movie lovers to the cinema hall with the best of content across genres that truly appeal to Indian audiences.”
Wendy Reeds, EVP, International Sales, Lionsgate, said, “Lionsgate has created a pipeline of action-packed movies and Hollywood tentpoles for Indian audiences. India is a crucial market for us, and with these blockbuster releases planned, we are optimistic of increasing our fanbase in the country.”
The top releases in 2023 by Lionsgate will be:
John Wick: Chapter 4: John Wick uncovers a path to defeating The High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe and forces that turn old friends into foes. Cast: Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Bill Skarsgard, Laurence Fishburne, Clancy Brown, Donnie Yen, Shamier Anderson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Scott Adkins, and Rina Sawayama.
Golda: Focuses on the intensely dramatic and high-stakes responsibilities and decisions that Golda Meir, also known as the 'Iron Lady of Israel,' faced during the Yom Kippur War. Cast: Helen Mirren, Liev Schreiber, Camille Cottin.
Plane: A pilot finds himself caught in a war zone after he's forced to land his commercial aircraft during a terrible storm. Cast: Gerald Butler, Lilly Krug, Mike Colter, Daniella Pineda.
Bricklayer: Someone is blackmailing the CIA by assassinating foreign journalists and making it look like the agency is responsible. Cast: Nina Dobrev, Aaron Eckhart, Ilfenesh Hadera, Tim Blake Nelson, Clifton Collins Jr., Brigitte Nielsen, Ori Pfeffer, Johanna Harlin, Oliver Trevena, Cristina Serafini.
About My Father: The hottest comic in America, Sebastian Maniscalco joins forces with legendary Italian American and two-time Oscar winner, Robert De Niro, in the new comedy About My Father. The film centers around Sebastian (Maniscalco) who is encouraged by his fiancée (Leslie Bibb) to bring his immigrant, hairdresser father, Salvo (De Niro), to a weekend get-together with her super-rich and exceedingly eccentric family (Kim Cattrall, Anders Holm, Brett Dier, David Rasche). The weekend develops into what can only be described as a culture clash, leaving Sebastian and Salvo to discover that the great thing about family is everything about family. Cast: Sebastian Maniscalco, Robert De Niro, Leslie Bibb, Anders Holm, David Rasche, Brett Dier, Kim Cattrall, Deborah Tucker.
White Bird: A Wonder Story: Based on the book by the best-selling author of Wonder, this uplifting movie shows how one act of kindness can live on forever. Cast: Ariella Glaser, Orlando Schwerdt, Bryce Gheisar, with Gillian Anderson, and Helen Mirren.
The Hunger Games – The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes: Years before he becomes the tyrannical president of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow sees a chance for a change in fortunes when he mentors Lucy Gray Baird, the female tribute from District 12. Cast: Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, and Viola Davis.