Emma Stone’s ‘Poor Things’ Release Date Postponed to December

Searchlight Pictures announced that the theatrical release of ‘Poor Things’ directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, has been delayed to let Hollywood actors Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, and Willem Dafoe promote the commercial rollout, even though the movie is set to be premiered in Venice.

The movie is now slated to be released on December 8, 2023, instead of September 8, 2023.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that the additional time is expected to allow the cast to promote a theatrical release once the Hollywood actors’ strike comes to an end.

The major studios are still navigating SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strikes in Hollywood, where the United States actors union has barred its members from promoting forthcoming films and TV shows associated with major studios or streaming services.
The delay follows SAG-AFTRA members joining WGA members on picket lines.

‘Poor Things,’ which is a surrealist science fiction comedy-drama based on the 1992 novel of the same name by Alasdair Gray, is about a young woman named Bella, who is revived by scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter. Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn about the world around her but later escapes with a sleek and dissipated lawyer Duncan Wedderburn. With the newly gained freedom from the prejudices of her times, Bella seeks equality and liberation.

The Greek director’s upcoming work features Emma Stone as Bella Baxter, Mark Ruffalo as Duncan Wedderburn and Willem Dafoe as a scientist, and Bella’s adoptive father, Dr. Godwin Baxter.

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