Sony is banking on moviegoers heading back to theaters this summer.
The film studio announced Tuesday that they are releasing “The Broken Hearts Gallery” in theaters on July 10. This is the first major theatrical release from the studio in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The movie, which is executive produced by Selena Gomez, stars Geraldine Viswanathan, Dacre Montgomery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Molly Gordon, Phillipa Soo, Suki Waterhouse, Arturo Castro, Ego Nwodim, Taylor Hill and Bernadette Peters. It marks the directorial debut of Natalie Krinsky.
“Hearing from more female writers and directors is very much needed,” Gomez said in a statement. “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.”
July marks a big moment for the film industry. Some of the most anticipated films of the year including Disney’s live-action “Mulan,” Warner Brother’s “Tenet” and Russell Crowe’s “Unhinged” will all hit theaters.
But the big question remains, will people still want to sit in theaters as Covid-19 hotspots continue to pop up across the country?
AMC Theatres, the world’s largest theater chain said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week that they have “substantial doubt” they can remain in business after closing locations across the globe due to the pandemic. But in its first quarter earnings report Tuesday they said they plan to open their 1,000 locations across the world in July. AMC declined to comment for this story.