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Release Date: Oct. 17
Director: David Ayer
Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Scott Eastwood, Jon Bernthal
Pros: The last time Brad Pitt went to WWII it was the Oscar-winning "Inglourious Basterds." No, this isn't going to be nearly the same movie or anything, but there's something about Hollywood loving its stars in these kinds of roles. The film promises to be an unflinching depiction and that could set it apart in the well-worn genre enough to be a major player for Sony (which has little else besides).
Cons: Then again, the studio seems to be setting this up purely as a commercial play. No festivals, big splashy press angles feeding on the involved stardom, etc. Maybe they just want it to make money first (they surely do), but it's keeping the film from appearing like formidable prestige material.