Mysterious Movies

Mockingjay Part 1 is a really mysterious movie. Keeping things under wraps big time. Sure, there’s a logo, some cat tweets and a few paparazzi set pics. But it’s all super-hush-hush-deny-everything-this-movie-practically-doesn’t-exist so far. Some other movies’ official twitter accounts go crazy retweeting grainy fan-posted set pics and have their actors tease things on their accounts. These things are not for us, my friends. And so we sit here and stew. I think I may be developing anger issues about it, but let’s not dwell on that.

jennifer-lawrence-serena-2I can only imagine how it feels if you’re a person obsessively anticipating the movie Serena. Cause that’s been quite a run of rumor and no confirmed news. If you’re not familiar, this is a movie Jennifer Lawrence filmed with Bradley Cooper back in early 2012. The movie is based on the novel by Ron Rash, which I have not read, but takes place during the depression in a North Carolina logging town. If you read the synopsis, the story gets pretty dark. Interesting, but dark.

Once the filming wrapped, the director, Susanne Bier seemed to take quite a while putting it together. She’s won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language film, so the woman knows how to make films. It seems like her perfectionist streak was a big reason why the film has taken so long to come together. But, in the absence of other information, there are rumors circulating that it hasn’t found a distributor yet because it’s too slow and boring. This is a prime example where keeping quiet for too long hurts you. Have a PR person issue a statement. Give a short interview with the trade press and quash the doubt.

jennifer-lawrence-serena-1About two weeks ago several stills were released from the film. But there’s still no distributor, and no confirmed release date either. Although there are rumors that it will be releasing somewhere in September of this year.

All so mysterious. I’m very curious about the film, and hope it took so long to come together because the director had a passion to have it made right.

Meanwhile, Lionsgate, your mystery is no longer cute. Promote the movie!

JJ

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I work in marketing & think about tv and movies a lot. Especially the Hunger Games movies. Then I write about them at victorsvillage.com

Posted on April 14, 2014, in Actors, Film and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I’m betting they are going to start promoting it at Cannes just based on Tim Palen’s statements in January

    • What exactly did Tim Palen say?

      • Here is a quote from a Vanity Fair:

        “There will be reveals of the campaign in May at the Cannes film festival and in July at Comic-Con. Until then, Lionsgate is trying to keep specifics under wraps..”

  2. “Promote the movie!” that they were still shooting? What?

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