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Release Dates Set for ‘Lego,’ ‘42,’ ‘Celeste and Jesse,’ and TWC’s Animated Slate

Written by on April 23, 2012 

A whole bevy of release dates have been brought to our attention, so let’s get right down to it. Deadline tells us that February 24th, 2014 will see the release of Lego, a film from Phil Lord, Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), and Chris McKay. You might think it’s a terrible idea — I did, at first — but some quotes from the former two directors have me legitimately interested in what might come from the film. Fingers crossed on this one.

Secondly, Deadline reports that Brian Helgeland‘s 42, a Jackie Robinson-centered drama, will be released by Warner Bros. on April 12th, 2013 — three days before the 66th anniversary of the player’s induction into the MLB. Chadwick Boseman will play Robinson; Harrison Ford has been cast as Dodgers executive Branch Rickey; and Nicole Beharie is appearing as Robinson’s wife, Rachel. Christopher Meloni, T.R. Knight, Brad Beyer, Toby Huss, and Ryan Merriman also star. Shooting will begin next month.

Next up, HeyUGuys has learned that Sundance hit Celeste and Jesse Forever will be coming our way on August 3rd. Lee Toland Krieger directed the romantic comedy, which stars Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones as Celeste and Jesse, former high school flames now trapped in a loveless marriage and looking to get divorced; when it hit Sundance, people seemed to like it a fair amount. Elijah Wood, Emma Roberts, Ari Graynor, Chris Messina, and Eric Christian Olsen also star.

Finally, it’s said by Deadline that The Weinstein Company have lined up three animated features — in case you didn’t know, they’ve decided to get into the animated game. Leo the Lion is opening on August 30th, 2013; October 25th, 2013 will see the release of The Trick or Treaters; and Santapprentice hits on December 6th, 2013. The first follows a vegetarian lion who becomes an outcast; the second centers on supervillains whose thievery is stopped by a little orphan girl; and the third tells the story of a young orphan (a lot of that going around) taking over Santa’s job.

There’s also Escape from Planet Earth, which follows an astronaut trapped on an alien planet. Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Brendan Fraser, James Gandolfini, Craig Robinson, and Rob Corddry star in the film, opening on February 14th, 2013.

Which of these films are you anticipating the most?

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