Sunday, July 14, 2024

Our Most Anticipated Films For 2024

As 2023 comes to a close, we not only look back at what a great year for film this was but also look ahead at the year to come. This will be our first look at an industry coming off of two of the biggest strikes in recent memory. Plenty of films have either been delayed or are still currently in production. Many expect this upcoming year to be a disappointment as there aren’t as many major films scheduled to release. Sure, it may not be as stacked as 2023, but there is plenty to look forward to. Let’s take a look at some of the most anticipated films coming out in 2024…

The Book Of ClarenceThe Book Of ClarenceDirected by Jeymes Samuel
Plot: A down-on-his-luck man struggles to find a better life for his family while fighting to free himself of debt. Captivated by the power and glory of the rising Messiah, he risks everything to carve his own path to a divine life, ultimately discovering that the redemptive power of belief may be his only way out.
Cast: LaKeith Stanfield, Omar Sy, RJ Cyler, Anna Diop, David Oyelowo, Micheal Ward, Alfre Woodard, Teyana Taylor, Caleb McLaughlin, Eric Kofi-Abrefa Marianne, Jean-Baptiste, James McAvoy & Benedict Cumberbatch
Release Date: January 12th, 2024

Drive-Away DollsDrive Away DollsDirected by Ethan Coen
Plot: This comedy caper follows Jamie, an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals along the way.
Cast: Margaret Qualley, Geraldine Viswanathan, Beanie Feldstein, Colman Domingo, Pedro Pascal, Bill Camp & Matt Damon
Release Date: February 23rd, 2024

Dune: Part TwoDirected by Denis Villeneuve
Plot: Paul Atreides continues his journey, united with Chani and the Fremen, as he seeks revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family, and endeavors to prevent a terrible future that only he can predict.
Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Tim Blake Nelson, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Léa Seydoux, Souheila Yacoub, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling & Javier Bardem
Release Date: March 1st, 2024

Love Lies BleedingLove Lies BleedingDirected by Rose Glass
Plot: From Director Rose Glass (“Saint Maud“) comes an electric new love story; reclusive gym manager Lou falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder headed through town to Vegas in pursuit of her dream. But their love ignites violence, pulling them deep into the web of Lou’s criminal family.
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Katy O’Brian, Jena Malone, Anna Baryshnikov, Dave Franco & Ed Harris
Release Date: March 8th, 2024

Mickey 17Directed by Bong Joon-Ho
Plot: A disposable employee is sent on a human expedition to colonize the ice world Niflheim. After one iteration dies, a new body is regenerated with most of his memories intact.
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Steven Yeun, Naomi Ackie, Toni Collette & Mark Ruffalo
Release Date: March 29th, 2024

Civil WarDirected by Alex Garland
Plot: In the near future, a team of journalists travel across the United States during a rapidly escalating civil war that has engulfed the entire nation. Struggling to survive during a near-future civil war where the government becomes a dystopian dictatorship and partisan extremist militias regularly commit political violence.
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Cailee Spaeny, Jesse Plemons & Nick Offerman
Release Date: April 12th, 2024

ChallengersChallengersDirected by Luca Guadinino
Plot: From visionary filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, “Challengers” stars Zendaya as Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy turned coach and a force of nature who makes no apologies for her game on and off the court. Married to a champion on a losing streak (Mike Faist), Tashi’s strategy for her husband’s redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against the washed-up Patrick (Josh O’Connor) – his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend. As their pasts and presents collide, and tensions run high, Tashi must ask herself, what will it cost to win.
Cast: Zendaya, Mike Faist & Josh O’Connor
Release Date: April 26th, 2024

The Fall GuyThe Fall GuyDirected by David Leitch
Plot: He’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows, and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy, and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, Winston Duke, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hannah Waddingham & Stephanie Hsu
Release Date: May 3rd, 2024

Furiosa: A Mad Max SagaDirected by George Miller
Plot: As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Alyla Browne & Tom Burke
Release Date: May 24th, 2024

Kingdom Of The Planet Of The ApesKingdom Of The Planet Of The ApesDirected by Wes Ball
Plot: Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global epic franchise set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously, and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.
Cast: Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon & William H. Macy
Release Date: May 24th, 2024

The BikeridersThe BikeridersDirected by Jeff Nichols
Plot: Kathy (Comer), a strong-willed member of the Vandals who’s married to a wild, reckless bikerider named Benny (Butler), recounts the Vandals’ evolution over the course of a decade, beginning as a local club of outsiders united by good times, rumbling bikes, and respect for their strong, steady leader Johnny (Hardy). Over the years, Kathy tries her best to navigate her husband’s untamed nature and his allegiance to Johnny, with whom she feels she must compete for Benny’s attention. As life in the Vandals gets more dangerous, and the club threatens to become a more sinister gang, Kathy, Benny, and Johnny are forced to make choices about their loyalty to the club and to each other.
Cast: Austin Butler, Jodie Comer, Tom Hardy, Michael Shannon, Mike Faist, Boyd Holbrook, Damon Herriman, Beau Knapp, Emory Cohen, Karl Glusman, Toby Wallace, Norman Reedus & Happy Anderson
Release Date: June 21st, 2024

Horizon: An American Saga (Chapter 1)Directed by Kevin Costner
Plot: Set in the pre– and post–American Civil War period depicting the expansion of the American west.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Sienna Miller, Sam Worthington, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee, Michael Rooker, Danny Huston, Luke Wilson, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jeff Fahey, Will Patton, Tatanka Means, Owen Crow Shoe, Ella Hunt & Jamie Campbell Bower
Release Date: June 28th, 2024

A Quiet Place: Day One
Directed by Michael Sarnoski
Plot: A woman fights for survival during an alien invasion in New York City.
Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, Djimon Hounsou & Denis O’Hare
Release Date: June 28th, 2024

Directed by Lee Isaac Chung
Plot: An update to the 1996 film ‘Twister’, which centered on a pair of storm chasers who risk their lives in an attempt to test an experimental weather alert system.
Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Glen Powell, Anthony Ramos, Brandon Perea, Daryl McCormack, Maura Tierney, Harry Hadden-Paton, Sasha Lane, Kiernan Shipka, Nik Dodani, David Corenswet, Tunde Adebimpe & Katy O’Brian
Release Date: July 19, 2024

Deadpool 3
Directed by Shawn Levy
Plot: Wolverine is recovering from his injuries when he crosses paths with the loudmouth, Deadpool. They team up to defeat a common enemy.
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand & Jennifer Garner
Release Date: July 26th, 2024

Flint Strong
Directed by Rachel Morrison
Plot: The story of Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, a boxer from Flint, Mich., who trained to become the first woman in her country’s history to win an Olympic gold medal in the sport.
Cast: Ryan Destiny, Judy Greer & Brian Tyree Henry
Release Date: August 9th, 2024

Speak No Evil
Directed by James Watkins
Plot: A dream holiday in a beautiful country house becomes a psychological nightmare.
Cast: James McAvoy, Mackenzie Davis & Scoot McNairy
Release Date: August 9th, 2024

Directed by Jon Watts
Plot: Two professional fixers find themselves hired for the same job.
Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Amy Ryan, Austin Abrams & Poorna Jagannathan
Release Date: September 20th, 2024

Joker: Folie à DeuxDirected by Todd Phillips
Plot: Sequel to the 2019 film “Joker.”
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Lady Gaga, Zazie Beetz, Brendan Gleeson & Catherine Keener
Release Date: October 4th, 2024

Gladiator 2
Directed by Ridley Scott
Plot: Follows Lucius, the son of Maximus’ love Lucilla, after Maximus’ death.
Cast: Paul Mescal, Denzel Washington, Connie Nielsen, May Calamawy, Derek Jacobi, Joseph Quinn, Fred Hechinger & Pedro Pascal
Release Date: November 22nd, 2024

Mufasa: The Lion King
Directed by Barry Jenkins
Plot: Simba, having become king of the Pride Lands, is determined for his cub to follow in his paw prints while the origins of his late father Mufasa are explored.
Cast: Aaron Pierre, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner & John Kani
Release Date: December 20th, 2024

NosferatuDirected by Robert Eggers
Plot: Robert Eggers’ “Nosferatu” is a gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman and the terrifying vampire infatuated with her, causing untold horror in its wake.
Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hoult, Lily-Rose Depp, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emma Corrin & Willem Dafoe
Release Date: December 25th, 2024

The Actor
Directed by Duke Johnson
Plot: When New York actor Paul Cole is beaten and left for dead in 1950s Ohio, he loses his memory and finds himself stranded in a mysterious small town where he struggles to get back home and reclaim what he’s lost.
Cast: André Holland, Gemma Chan, May Calamawy, Olwen Fouéré, Toby Jones, Simon McBurney, Joe Cole, Tracey Ullman, Tanya Reynolds, Asim Chaudhry, Youssef Kerkour & Edward Hogg
Release Date: TBD

Directed by Sean Baker
Plot: A comedy about sex workers shot in both upstate New York and Las Vegas.
Cast: Mikey Madison, Mark Eydelshteyn, Yuriy Borisov, Karren Karagulian & Vache Tovmasyan
Release Date: TBD

Directed by Andrea Arnold
Plot: The plot is currently unknown.
Cast: James Nelson-Joyce, Barry Keoghan & Franz Rogowski
Release Date: TBD

Directed by Steven McQueen
Plot: Follow the stories of a group of Londoners during the events of the British capital bombing in World War II.
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Leigh Gill, Harris Dickinson, Erin Kellyman & Stephen Graham
Release Date: TBD

The Brutalist
Directed by Brady Corbet
Plot: The film chronicles 30 years in the life of László Tóth, a Hungarian-born Jewish architect who survived the Holocaust. After the end of World War II, he emigrated to the United States with his wife, Erzsébet, to experience the “American dream”. László initially endures poverty and indignity, but he soon lands a contract with a mysterious and wealthy client that will change the course of his life.
Cast: Adrien Brody, Felicity Jones & Guy Pearce
Release Date: TBD

EmmanuelleEmmannuelleDirected by Audrey Diwan
Plot: Follows a woman and the series of erotic fantasies that she entertains.
Cast: Naomi Watts, Jamie Campbell Bower & Noémie Merlant
Release Date: TBD

The End
Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
Plot: A wealthy family lives in an underground bunker two decades after the end of the world, which they directly contributed to.
Cast: Tilda Swinton, George MacKay, Moses Ingram, Michael Shannon, Bronagh Gallagher, Tim McInnerny & Lennie James
Release Date: TBD

Hard Truths
Directed by Mike Leigh
Plot: Said to “explore family relationships in the post-pandemic world,” and rumoured to feature an all-black cast.
Cast: TBD
Release Date: TBD

Juror #2
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Plot: Family man Justin Kemp who, while serving as a juror in a high profile murder trial, finds himself struggling with a serious moral dilemma…one he could use to sway the jury verdict and potentially convict-or free-the wrong killer.
Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Zoey Deutch, Leslie Bibb, Chris Messina, Gabriel Basso, J. K. Simmons & Kiefer Sutherland
Release Date: TBD

Kinds Of Kindness
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Plot: An anthology film consisting of three separate stories where each actor plays a different role in each story.
Cast: Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, Hong Chau, Joe Alwyn, Mamoudou Athie & Hunter Schafer
Release Date: TBD

MariaDirected by Pablo Larraín
Plot: Follows the life story of the world’s greatest opera singer, Maria Callas, during her final days in 1970s Paris.
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Valeria Golino, Haluk Bilginer, Alba Rohrwacher, Pierfrancesco Favino & Kodi Smit-McPhee
Release Date: TBD

MaXXXineDirected by Ti West
Plot: After being the only survivor of events of a massacre, Maxine moves to Los Angeles in the early 1980s to pursue her dreams of becoming a famous actress.
Cast: Mia Goth, Elizabeth Debicki, Moses Sumney, Michelle Monaghan, Bobby Cannavale, Lily Collins, Halsey, Giancarlo Esposito & Kevin Bacon
Release Date: TBD

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Plot: In New York, a woman is divided between loyalties to her father, who has a classical view of society, and her architect lover, who is more progressive and ready for the future. He wants to rebuild New York City as a utopia following a devastating disaster.
Cast: Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Schwartzman, Grace VanderWaal, Kathryn Hunter, Talia Shire, Dustin Hoffman, Giancarlo Esposito & D. B. Sweeney
Release Date: TBD

Mother Mary
Directed by David Lowery
Plot: Follows the relationship of a musician and a fashion designer.
Cast: Michaela Coel, Anne Hathaway & Hunter Schafer
Release Date: TBD

Oh, Canada
Directed by Paul Schrader
Plot: The story delves into the life of a tormented writer on the brink of death, a Canadian-American leftist who fled to Canada to avoid the Vietnam War draft.
Cast: Richard Gere, Jacob Elordi, Uma Thurman & Kristine Froseth
Release Date: TBD

Directed by Lynne Ramsay
Plot: Set in Alaska during the 1890s, an ice photographer meets the devil.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix & Rooney Mara
Release Date: TBD

What films are you most excited to see in 2024? Are there any films we should be anticipating that we didn’t mention? Do you think 2024 is going to be a strong year for cinema? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

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Giovanni Lago
Giovanni Lago
Devoted believer in all things cinema and television. Awards Season obsessive and aspiring filmmaker.

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