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New Releases: 'Hail, Caesar!,' 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,' 'The Choice'

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In the quiet first week of February we have three new major releases: Joel and Ethan Coen’s newest star-studded comedy Hail, Caesar!, Sony’s adaptation of the zombified Jane Austen literary classic Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and the latest Nicholas Sparks romantic drama The Choice.

In the latest from the Academy Award winning brothers, Joel and Ethan Coen, comes Universal’s Hail, Caesar!, written and directed by the two brothers.

Hollywood fixer Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), struggles to keep a film’s production afloat after the movie’s star is kidnapped.

Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star in this comedy.

Hail, Caesar! is rated PG-13 for moments of mild language, violence and sensuality; with a run time of 100 minutes.

In 2009, Seth Grahame-Smith took Jane Austen’s beloved novel and put an undead twist on it to create Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, now a major motion picture courtesy of Sony/Screen Gems and director Burr Steers.

When a mysterious plague descends upon 19th century England, martial arts master Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) must team up with Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) to fight the undead menace.

Can the two put aside their pride and social prejudice to survive the zombie horde and take back Britain?

Lily James, Sam Riley, Matt Smith and Lena Headey star in this pseudo-horror/comedy.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is rated PG-13 for zombie violence and action, and brief suggestive material; with a run time of 108 minutes.

The final wide release of the week, The Choice is the 11th adaptation of author Nicholas Sparks’ novels, the first of which brought to the big screen by Academy Award nominee Ross Katz.

Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer) and Travis Parker (Benjamin Walker) form a romantic relationship that is tested by unforeseeable life events.

Teresa Palmer, Benjamin Walker, Alexandra Daddario, Maggie Grace and Tom Wilkinson star in this romantic drama adaptation.

The Choice is rated PG-13 for sexual content and some thematic issues; with a 111 minute run time.

In extremely limited release is the Ethan Hawke starring thriller Regression; in which Hawke and Emma Watson (Harry Potter) plays a detective and psychoanalyst discovering a horrific satanic cult while investigating a horrible crime.

Here is a list of this week’s newest releases and theater counts courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

  • Hail, Caesar!
    • 2,200
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
    • 2,800
  • The Choice
    • 2,600
  • Regression
    • 100

Going into the second weekend of February, along with Valentine’s Day on Sunday, we see the release of three new films in wide release.

Leading the pack is the highly anticipated comic book adaptation Deadpool from Fox, the long-awaited sequel to 2001’s Zoolander, Zoolander 2, and the Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Grey) and Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect 2) romantic comedy How to Be Single.

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