EXCLUSIVE: A24 is taking an opportunity with a blank spot on the calendar for a wide release, April 12, and moving its Alex Garland movie Civil War to that weekend.
The action film, about a near-fractured America balanced on a razor’s edge, was originally set to go on April 26, but now A24 will have access to Imax auditoriums on its new date. The movie starring Kirsten Dunst also moves away from a weekend that had the Zendaya-starring tennis dramedy Challengers from Amazon MGM Studios and Lionsgate’s Unsung Hero.
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Civil War also stars Wagner Moura (Narcos), Cailee Spaeny (Priscilla), Stephen Henderson (Dune), Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina), Jesse Plemons (Power of the Dog) and Nick Offerman (The Last of Us).
A24 produced the film alongside Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich of DNA and Gregory Goodman.
Garland received an Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for Ex Machina, which also won an Academy Award for Visual Effects. He also wrote and directed Annihilation and Men.
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