Relativity Media has a diverse set of films being released in 2013 — everything from a Nicholas Sparks romance to a gripping thriller produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Zoe Saldana. Let’s take a look.
Release Date: January 25, 2013
Directors: Steven Brill, Peter Farrelly, Will Graham, Steve Carr, Griffin Dunne, James Duffy, Jonathan Van Tulleken, Elizabeth Banks, Patrik Forsberg, Brett Ratner, Rusty Cundieff, James Gunn
Writers: Will Carlough, Tobias Carlson, Jacob Fleisher, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Claes Kjellström, Jack Kukoda, Bill O’Malley, Matthew Portenoy, Greg Pritikin, Rocky Russo, Olle Sarri, Elizabeth Shapiro, Jeremy Sosenko, Jonathan Van Tulleken, Jonas Wittenmark, Ricky Blitt
Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Halle Berry, Leslie Bibb, Kate Bosworth, Gerard Butler, Bobby Cannavale, Common, Kieran Culkin, Josh Duhamel, Anna Faris, Richard Gere, John Hodgman, Terrence Howard, Hugh Jackman, Greg Kinnear, Johnny Knoxville, Justin Long, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chris Pratt, Dennis Quaid, Liev Schreiber, Seann William Scott, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet (Cast listed in alphabetical order)
Producers: Charles B. Wessler, John Penotti, Peter Farrelly, Ryan Kavanaugh
Co-Producers: Kenneth Halsband, Jason Barhydt, Marc Ambrose, Tom Gormican
Executive Producers: Tim Williams, Tucker Tooley, Jason Felts
Co-Executive Producers: Rene Rigal, Brian Kornreich
From the twisted minds of producers Peter Farrelly (“Hall Pass,” “Shallow Hal”) and Charles Wessler (“There’s Something About Mary,” “Dumb & Dumber”), comes “Movie 43,” the outrageous new ensemble comedy starring some of the biggest names in Hollywood.
“Movie 43” is not for the easily-offended and contains jaw-dropping, sometimes shockingly disturbing, but always entertaining intertwined storylines you’ll have to see to believe.
Release Date: February 8, 2013
Director: Lasse Hallström
Writers: Dana Stevens, Gage Lansky
Cast: Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, David Lyons, Cobie Smulders
Producers: Ryan Kavanaugh, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Nicholas Sparks
Executive Producer: Tucker Tooley
An affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman’s struggle to love again, “Safe Haven” is based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author behind the hit films “The Notebook” and “Dear John.” When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight knit community raises questions about her past.
Slowly, she begins putting down roots, and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love in this deeply moving romantic thriller.
Release Date: March 1, 2013
Directors: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore
Writers: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore
Cast: Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Skylar Astin, Sarah Wright, Francois Chau, Jonathan Keltz, Daniel Booko, Dustin Ybarra
Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producers: Tucker Tooley, Jason Felts, Jon Lucas, Scott Moore, David Manpearl, Luo Yan
Straight-A college student Jeff Chang has always done what’s expected of him. But when his two best friends Casey and Miller surprise him with a visit for his 21st birthday, he decides to do the unexpected for a change, even though his critical medical school interview is early the next morning. What was supposed to be one beer becomes one night of chaos, over indulgence and utter debauchery in this outrageous comedy.
Release Date: October 4, 2013
Director: Robert Luketic
Writers: Jason Dean Hall from a previous draft by Barry Levy, based on the novel by Joseph Finder.
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Lucas Till, Amber Heard, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Josh Holloway and Domenick Lombardozzi, Richard Dreyfuss
Producers: Alexandra Milchan, William D. Johnson and Deepak Nayar
Executive Producers: Stuart Ford, Scott Lambert, Sam Englebardt, Allen Liu, Douglas Urbanski, Christophe Riandee, Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley
In this high-stakes thriller, Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) is a regular guy trying to get ahead in his entry-level job at Wyatt Corporation. But after one costly mistake, Adam’s ruthless CEO, Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman), forces him to spy on corporate rival, Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford), Wyatt’s old mentor.
Adam soon finds himself occupying the corner office and living the life of his dreams. However, behind the scenes, he is simply a pawn in Wyatt’s corporate game and realizes he must ultimately find a way out from under his boss who will stop at nothing, even murder, to win a multi-billion dollar advantage.
MALAVITA (Currently Titled)
Release Date: October 18, 2013
Director: Luc Besson
Writers: Luc Besson (Adapted from the book Badfellas by Tonino Benacquista)
Cast: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfieffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, and John D’Leo
Producers: Vrginie-Silla Besson
Executive Producers: Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley
In this darkly comedic action film from Luc Besson (“Taken,” “Transporter”), “Malavita” is the story of the Manzonis, a notorious mafia family who gets relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program. While they do their best to fit in, old habits die hard and they soon find themselves handling things the “family” way.
OUT OF THE FURNACE (Currently titled)
Release Date: Fall 2013
Director: Scott Cooper
Writer: Scott Cooper
Cast: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe
Producers: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Killoran, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Costigan, Ryan Kavanaugh- Credits not final
Executive Producers: Ron Burkle, Jason Beckman, Jason Colodne
From the critically-acclaimed writer and director of “Crazy Heart” comes a gripping and gritty dramatic thriller about fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell (Bale) and his younger brother Rodney (Affleck) live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives.
But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother is lured into one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast – a mistake that will almost cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother.