Autumn film preview 2014: Anton Corbijn, Zach Braff and Tommy Lee Jones among top director comebacks

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A Most Wanted Man

David Cronenberg and the Farrelly brothers are also signalling hopeful returns to form

A Most Wanted Man

Photographer Anton Corbijn burst onto the filmmaking scene with his 2007 Ian Curtis biopic Control. 2010’s The American was less attention-grabbing, but hopes remain high for this new espionage drama starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
General release from Fri 12 Sep.

Wish I Was Here

Garden State, the 2004 directorial debut from Zach Braff, was an overly sentimental indie drama that struck a chord with its moody Gen-Y audience. Braff’s follow-up ten years later aims to do much the same.
General release from Fri 19 Sep.

Maps to the Stars

After staying off the weirdness map for a while, David Cronenberg dipped his toe back in with 2012’s Cosmopolis. He’s preparing to take the full plunge with Maps to the Stars, a semi-satire on Hollywood starring Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson.
Limited release from Fri 26 Sep.

The Homesman

Like Braff, Tommy Lee Jones made his behind-the-camera debut the best part of a decade ago with neo-western The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. He dons the cowboy hat once again for his second effort, a cross-country narrative starring Hilary Swank.
General release from Fri 17 Oct.

Dumb & Dumber To

Peter and Bobby Farrelly have been off the boil since 1998’s There’s Something About Mary (or 2000’s Me, Myself & Irene, if you’re feeling kind). This sequel to their breakthrough hit, 20 years after the fact, hopes to rekindle some of the old magic.
General release from Fri 19 Dec.