Paramount Pictures has changed the release date of its Jennifer Lawrence thriller Mother!, which is now forward by a month to September 15 from its previous October 13 original release date.
The studio announced the date change on Thursday but did not elaborate. It’s possible that Mother! could be premiered at the Venice Film Festival, which opens on August 30, or the Telluride Film Festival, which opens two days later, or even at the Toronto Film Festival, which opens September 7.
Mother! is directed and produced by Darren Aronofsky through his Protozoa Pictures banner along with Scott Franklin and Ari Handel. It co-stars Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kristin Wiig, Domnhall Gleeson, and Ed Harris, in addition to Lawrence.
Lawrence and Bardem portray a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Jennifer Lawrence’s upcoming thriller Red Sparrow, directed by Hunger Games helmer Francis Lawrence, is set for a March 2 release from Fox. Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for Academy Awards for Joy, Winter’s Bone, and American Hustle, and won for Silver Linings Playbook in 2012.
Mother! is the first film that Aronofsky has directed since 2014’s Noah. He received an Academy Award nomination for best director for 2010’s Black Swan.