Films in limbo as studio Relativity files for bankruptcy
31 July 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Masterminds, which stars Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis, will be released
The fates of a string of new movies are up in the air after a Hollywood studio filed for bankruptcy protection.
Relativity Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday and will now sell its TV and film arms.
However, it said it would go ahead with the releases of Kristen Wiig’s Masterminds and Halle Berry’s Kidnap.
But it is less clear what the future holds for around a dozen other films, including Natalie Portman’s hotly anticipated western Jane Got A Gun.
Jane Got A Gun, which also stars Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor, had been due for release this September, and had been tipped as a possible awards contender.
Deadline reported that Relativity relinquished its share of the film’s distribution rights before bankruptcy proceedings began, and that its backers now hope to release it early next year.
Source:: BBC Entertainment