Autumn film preview 2014: Anton Corbijn, Zach Braff and Tommy Lee Jones among top director comebacks
- Niki Boyle
- 27 August 2014
David Cronenberg and the Farrelly brothers are also signalling hopeful returns to form
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.