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Steve Coogan-Rob Brydon Comedy ‘The Trip to Greece’ Arriving in May – Variety

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In as we speak’s movie information roundup, “The Journey to Greece” can be launched on Might 22, Easter weekend will see a TV launch of Fathom Occasions’ “Jesus,” and a Mary Pickford venture is within the works.

‘THE TRIP’ RETURNS

IFC Movies has set a Might 22 digital and on demand launch for the Steve Coogan-Rob Brydon comedy “The Journey to Greece,” the third sequel in director Michael Winterbottom’s journey collection.

The trailer, launched Wednesday, exhibits the duo retracing Odysseus’s footsteps in solely six days with stops on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, the Historical Agora of Athens, the Historical Theatre of Epidaurus, the island of Hydra, the Caves of Diros and  Niokastro Fortress in Pylos. There are additionally the trademark celeb impressions — Marlon Brando and Sean Connery within the new iteration — plus connoisseur meals and loads of barbed commentary, similar to Coogan asserting that he’s gotten higher trying with age.

“You had been unpalatable as a younger man,” Brydon responds.

After Coogan says he’s most pleased with his seven BAFTA Awards, Brydon says he’s most pleased with his kids, prompting Coogan to say, “Nicely, you haven’t received any BAFTAs.”

Brydon, Coogan and Winterbottom birthed “The Journey” as a six-episode British sitcom in 2010 that centered on a restaurant tour in Northern England with a film distributed within the U.S. by IFC. “The Journey to Italy” collection and film aired in 2014 adopted by “The Journey to Spain” in 2017.

“The Journey to Greece” collection aired final month within the U.Ok. and the film had been set to premiere on the Tribeca Movie Competition earlier than the pageant’s cancellation. Right here is the official trailer under:

LIVE ‘JESUS’

With U.S. film theaters closed, Fathom Occasions has rescheduled theatrical showings of a filmed efficiency of “Jesus” at Sight & Sound’s in Lancaster, Pa., and scheduled it for Friday by Sunday on TBN and thru the TBN app.

“With individuals not having the ability to collect collectively to rejoice Easter, our hope is that by making this present obtainable, we’d all really feel a way of group and connection as we watch the best rescue story of all time come to life on this distinctive approach,” mentioned Sight & Sound Chief Artistic Officer Josh Enck..

Fathom, a three way partnership between the AMC, Cinemark and Regal circuits, focuses on one-night showings of concert events and revival motion pictures. “Jesus” had been scheduled to point out at film theaters on April 7, 9 and 11 prior the shutdown of venues as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

PICKFORD PROJECT 

A quartet of producers are launching improvement of the documentary “Humanizing the Icon,” based mostly partly on pioneering actress Mary Pickford alongside with interviews and unique footage from icons of as we speak.

Producers embrace Jennifer DiLea, Martine Melloul, Nitsa Benchetrit and Sandra de Castro Buffington. “Humanizing the Icon” was introduced Wednesday on Pickford’s 118th birthday. A “Humanizing the Icon” exhibit passed off on the 2019 Venice Movie Competition.

DiLea produced, wrote and directed the biopic “Why Not Select Love? A Mary Pickford Manifesto,” which starred Sophie Kennedy Clark together with Cary Elwes, Balthazar Getty, Luke Arnold, Josephine de La Baume, Jane Stiles, Summer season Phoenix, Adam Fergus, and Scott Haze. Benchetrit was additionally a producer on that movie, which launched the  Hollywood Ladies’s Movie Competition in June.

“Pickford is our portal into this theme of ‘Humanizing the Icon’ and we’re calling consideration to her making a comeback in mainstream media throughout the pandemic, as the primary philanthropist in Hollywood a century in the past,” DiLea mentioned.

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