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‘Challengers’ is Moving to 2024 and Skipping the Venice Film Festival

The first strike related domino for the impending awards season has fallen today. Challengers, the Luca Guadagnino film starring Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O’Connor, was set to be released in September, following a late August festival debut. Scratch that, however, as the movie has abandoned those plans.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Challengers is now a 2024 release. Moreover, due to the Actors Strike, it’s going to skip going to the Venice Film Festival. Debuting at Venice was supposed to be how this movie staked its early claim to Oscar attention. Now? Look for it at a festival next year. Without the ability to have the cast, led obviously by Zendaya, on the red carpets, MGM clearly felt holding back was the move to make.

Source: THR


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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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