STX Entertainment has slated three films for release next year: the untitled Mila Kunis comedy from Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the untitled James L. Brooks’ comedy starring Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson and horror thriller The Bye Bye Man.
The Lucas & Moore comedy will hit theaters August 19, the same day the Jonah Hill criminal dramedy bows from Warner Bros. This one from STX is clearly for the girls as it stars Kunis, Christina Applegate and Kristen Bell as modern mothers who are over-stressed and decide to let loose. It is being produced by Bill Block and Suzanne Todd.
A month later, on September 30, STX drops Kelly Fremon Craig’s directorial debut, an untitled comedy she wrote that will be overseen by Brooks, Richard Sakai and Julie Ansell. Starring Steinfeld, Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner and Hayden Szeto, the film is described as a coming-of-age story about best friends trying to get through high school when one discovers the other has been secretly dating her older brother. This one also is logged in against a crime comedy — Relativity’s long-in-coming Masterminds starring Kristin Wiig and Owen Wilson.
October 14 will see the release of The Bye Bye Man, based on the short story The Bridge To Body Island. Directed by Stacy Title from an adaptation by Jonathan Penner, it stars Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway, Douglas Smith, Cressida Bonas, Lucien Laviscount and Douglas Jones. The story about three college students who move off-campus and unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity is being produced by Trevor Macy, Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman. There are no other horror films slated for that Halloween period, though it’s early.