Sony announced on Tuesday that it is jumping ahead of the highly anticipated thriller “Tenet” and opening its romantic comedy “The Broken Hearts Gallery” in theaters on July 10, a week before the Christopher Nolan movie.
Sony is touting the movie, executive produced by Selena Gomez, as the first major studio wide release of the summer. It will open nine days after the Russell Crowe thriller “Unhinged,” which will be the first high profile release to go in theaters since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the world.
“The Broken Hearts Gallery” is the directorial debut of Natalie Krinsky (previously she was a story editor and writer on “Gossip Girl”) and stars Geraldine Viswanathan (“Blockers,” “Hala,” “Bad Education”) as a twentysomething New York City art gallery assistant who is an “emotional hoarder.” After her latest breakup, she decides to create a pop-up space filled with “items love has left behind,” according to the press release.
“Hearing from more female writers and directors is very much needed,” Gomez said in the release. “Natalie is a wonderful talent and I am happy to be a part of her debut film. I understand people’s concerns regarding returning to activities we all loved prior to COVID-19. I hope everyone will listen to scientists’ recommendations and consider others’ health and safety while enjoying the movie theater experience.”
Hollywood certainly is trying to get back to normal with theatrical releases beginning to fill the July calendar. Also on Tuesday, AMC, the largest theater chain in the country, announced it plans to reopen most of its locations in July.