The ongoing increase of COVID-19 cases and the continued closing of movie theaters in some parts of the United States has prompted Sony Pictures to push back the release date of three films.
The Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman film The Father is having its theatrical release date pushed back from December 18th to February 26th, 2021. Directed by Florian Zeller and written by Zeller and Christopher Hampton, the movie depicts an aging man struggling with dementia as his daughter moves in to take care of him.
The Truffle Hunters is being delayed from its Christmas Day release until March 12th, 2021. Directed by Gregory Kershaw and Michael Dweck, the documentary follows a group of men as they search for the Alba truffle in the woods of Northern Italy.
I Carry You With Me is also being delayed from January 8th, 2021 to a still-unannounced date in the Spring. The fil is Heidi Ewing's feature debut and tells the story of two Mexican men who fall in love and eventually emigrate to America to build a new life.
These are just the latest blows to a U.S. theatrical business which is struggling to stay afloat. On Thursday, WarnerMedia announced that it was releasing its 2021 slate of movies simultaneously in movie theaters and on the streaming service HBO Max. That decision includes a number of high-profile movies, including Dune, Matrix 4 and The Suicide Squad.