As the industry winds down before the Christmas/New Year break, a coupe of new release date announcements has come up as the 2023 schedule gets more locked in.
First up, Taika Waititi’s “Next Goal Wins” has been delayed five months by Searchlight from April to a September 22nd 2023 release. It marks just the latest setback for the film which was shot back in late 2019 though underwent reshoots late last year.
Those reshoots saw Will Arnett replace Armie Hammer in a key role, though as a consequence of the switch the character’s scenes were expanded upon with Arnett getting more screen time.
Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss and Rhys Darby also star in the film, which follows the infamously terrible American Samoa soccer team trying to quality for the 2014 World Cup.
Next up, the Adam Driver-led sci-fi film “65” has been pushed back a week to March 17th, the film now opening opposite “Shazam: Fury of the Gods” instead of the next “Scream” sequel on the 10th. Driver stars as a pilot who crash lands on what he thinks is another planet but turns out to be prehistoric Earth.
The studio is also delaying its untitled George Foreman biopic by a month to April 28th, shifting the film about the famed boxer away from the opening weekend of “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ and putting it up against the “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” adaptation.