6 Film Premieres to Expect Before the End of 2023
This year has a few tricks up its sleeve to surprise you.
Even though 2023 is almost over and we're on the cusp of 2024, the movie industry is showing no signs of slowing down, with a number of remarkable pictures set to premiere in the coming week.
Here are six films you should be most excited about.
American Fiction (December 22d)
Cord Jefferson's directorial debut, this comedy explores the pressures of racial stereotypes on the diverse black community. Based on Percival Everett's novel Erasure, the film follows Professor Ellison as he struggles to write a book and decides to create a stereotypically 'black' story that's destined to be a success. The movie stars Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross and Issa Rae.
The Iron Claw (December 22d)
Starring Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White, this sports biopic revolves around Kevin Von Erich and his family, all of whom were professional wrestlers. While the Erichs were successful in the ring, they faced a series of personal tragedies that deeply affected their lives
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (December 22d)
The second and likely final installment of the DCEU's Aquaman franchise, the big-budget blockbuster will follow Jason Momoa's titular character as he attempts to save the underwater world and his family from a vicious attack by Black Manta, who possesses a powerful and utterly evil artifact. Joining Momoa in the film are Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson and Nicole Kidman.
The Color Purple (December 25th)
The latest adaptation of Alice Walker's eponymous novel follows its 1985 predecessor, directed by Steven Spielberg. Focusing on the life of an African-American woman in the American South, the film explores the hardships and dangers of being black in the early 1900s. The musical drama stars Fantasia Barrino and Taraji P. Henson.
The Boys in the Boat (December 25th)
Based on Daniel James Brown's nonfiction novel of the same name, the George Clooney-directed film follows the University of Washington rowing team that represented the U.S. at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. In addition to the pressure of being responsible for their country's image, the film explores the characters' personal drama and moral qualms regarding the Games.
Ferrari (December 25th)
Another sports biopic on the list, Michael Mann's film revolves around Enzo Ferrari as he mourns the tragic death of his son and struggles with his marriage and business. The character, portrayed by Adam Driver, decides to enter the 1957 Mille Miglia race, which changes his life and the sport forever.