Monday, 1 September 2014

ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH GET ON UP


Hardly the most inspiring choice; I'd expected more from the Zurich International Film Festival. They've selected Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic Get On Up as their official opening film. Granted, the film has only opened in Canada and the US thus far - its Zurich screening will come a day after a release in France and a day before one in French-speaking Switzerland. But North America was always gonna be the film's most lucrative region, and it'll only just creep over $30 million there, well under 20% of Taylor's last film, the Oscar-winning fellow August release The Help.