Fall Movie Preview: Hollywood Readies for a Season With Stars on the Sidelines
NEW YORK (AP) Hollywood is at a standstill. Actors and screenwriters are months into a dual strike. Film sets are dark. But the movies are still coming or, at least, most of them. Even if that means some potentially solitary red-carpet walks.
Im hoping Im not promoting the movie by myself, says Nia DaCosta, director of the upcoming Marvel movie The Marvels" (Nov. 10). No ones there to see me, either. Theyre going to be like, Wheres Brie Larson?
Though the ongoing actors and screenwriters strikes are casting a pall over the fall movie season and prompting some films to postpone, a parade of awards contenders and autumn blockbusters are on the way, nevertheless.
The fall has long been the preferred domain of filmmakers and auteurs, but this year thats doubly so. With cast members largely prevented from promotion duties, directors whether helming an Oscar shoo-in or superhero blockbuster are carrying the load, albeit very reluctantly.