Fall Movie Preview 2019: From ‘It: Chapter 2’ to ‘Little Women’

Variety | 8/16/2019 | Anna Tingley
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Summer may be ending, but that doesn’t mean there will be a dearth of content at the multiplexes. On the contrary, studios are filling up theaters with Oscar-season content, popcorn fare and family films through the end of the year. From Greta Gerwig’s star-studded “Little Women” adaptation to the highly anticipated sequel to “It,” Variety breaks down what movies you can expect when heading to theaters this fall.

“It: Chapter 2”

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Why we want to see it: In the second installment of this re-imagined horror film, the “losers club,” now all grown up, are faced with the reality that their childhood nightmare never died. Rather, Pennywise was waiting for their eventual return home to finish what he started. Not to mention, director Andy Muschietti promises this second film will be even scarier than its predecessor.

“The Goldfinch”

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Why we want to see it: Ansel Elgort and “Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard are sure to shine in the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel, “The Goldfinch.” Straddling two timelines, the audience witnesses both an adult Theo struggling with a drug addiction and young Theo whose life is drastically altered by the death of his mother in a terrorist bombing. Directed by John Crowley and assisted by legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins, the trailer’s visuals help maintain the excitement for its September release.

“Hustlers”

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Why we want to see it: Based on Jessica Pressler’s “The Hustlers at Scores,” the film follows the true story of a ring of strippers who conned their very wealthy clientele. Written, co-produced and directed by “The Meddler” director Lorene Scafaria, “Hustlers'” celebrity-packed cast draws attention to the movie, as musicians Cardi B and Lizzo make their acting debut on the big screen.

“Downton Abbey”

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Why we want to see it: The forthcoming spinoff film has a lot in store for “Downton Abbey” fans, who...
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