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Coming soon: trailers to the next big films

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Billie Jean King takes on the patriarchy: Emma Stone and Steve Carell in 'Battle of the Sexes'

Summer's here, which can only mean Hollywood blockbusters. But it's not all Spider-Man, talking apes and World War Two with platoons of thespians fighting on the beaches. There's comedy, a saucy menage-à-trois, a film about golf and even a ghost story. It's called A Ghost Story. We hereby bring you sneak peeks of the season's finest and more titles anticipated in the autumn (and hey, the trailer might even be the best part).

AUGUST

The Odyssey. Director: Jérôme Salle, starring Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney and Audrey Tautou. Jacques Cousteau: le movie. Released 18 Aug


Final Portrait. Director: Stanley Tucci. Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Tony Shalhoub, Sylvie Testud and Clémence Poésy. Alberto Giacometti works on his final portrait, only for a friendship to develop with his sitter. Released 18 Aug

The Dark Tower. Director: Nikolaj Arcel. Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey. Stephen King's latest visit to the multiplex. Released 18 Aug

The Hitman's Bodyguard. Director: Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson. Bodyguard action caper. Not big on nuance. Released 18 Aug

The Untamed. Director: Amat Escalante. Starring: Simone Porta. Winner of the Silver Lion for directing in Venice. Sci-fi meets social commentary in the Mexican woods. Released 18 Aug


American Made
. Director: Starring: Doug Liman. Tom Cruise. Low-flying drug runner becomes international mule to the CIA. Based - perhaps loosely - on a true story. Released 25 Aug


Detroit. Director: Kathryn Bigelow. Starring: John Boyega, Will Poulter. Fifty years on, Bigelow revisits a powderkeg city which blew up in 1967. Boyega plays a security guard fitted up for a shooting. Released 25 Aug

Logan Lucky. Director: Steven Soderbergh, Adam Driver. Starring: Channing Tatum, Two brothers from the Deep South go heisting at a NASCAR rally. Released 25 Aug


Rough Night. Director: Lucia Aniello. Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoë Kravitz. The Hangover meets Bridesmaids. Then throw in one dead body. Released 25 Aug

SEPTEMBER

Una. Director: Benedict Andrews. Starring: Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed. Belated film version of David Harrower's hit three-hander Blackbird. Released 1 Sept



God's Own Country
. Director: Francis Lee. Starring: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Ian Hart, Gemma Jones. Sexual awakening on a North of England hill farm. Yorkshire's Brokeback Mountain? Released 1 Sept

The Limehouse Golem. Director: Juan Carlos Medina. Starring: Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Sam Reid. Jane Goldman adapts Peter Ackroyd's murky Victorian chiller. Released 1 Sept

Patti Cake$. Director: Geremy Jasper. Starring: Danielle Macdonald. Breakout lead role for Macdonald as aspiring hip-hopper cheered on by her grandmother. "An unambiguous joy," reckons the New York Times. Released 1 Sept

Moon Dogs. Director: Philip John. Starring: Jack Parry-Jones, Christy O’Donnell, Tara Lee, Dennis Lawson. Coming-of-age Scottish road trip. Released 1 Sept


Menashe. Director: Joshua Z Weinstein. Starring: Menashe Lustig, Ruben Nyborg. Family drama about a father and a son and strict Orthodox rules about single parenthood. First Yiddish film in decades. Released 8 Sept


Wind River. Director: Taylor Sheridan. Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Jon Bernthal. Rookie female cop employs gnarled tracker to solve crime in winter wilderness. Thriller. Released 8 Sept


Victoria and Abdul. Director: Stephen Frears. Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal. Twenty years on from Mrs Brown, Her Imperial Majesty has another special friend. Released 15 Sept


Goodbye Christopher Robin. Director: Simon Curtis. Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston. "When I was one I had just begun. When I was two I was almost new..." The story of the AA Milne's relationship with his son Christopher Robin. Curtis last visited period England in My Week with Marilyn. Released 29 Sept



OCTOBER

Finding Your Feet. Director: Richard Loncraine. Starring: Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall. Posh married woman of a certain age learns to love life after marital breakdown, with some sisterly support. Released 3 Oct

Bladerunner 2049. Director: Denis Villeneuve. Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford. Can the sort of sequel to Ridley Scott's sci-fi ur-movie replicates the original's success? Released 6 Oct

The Mountain Between Us. Director: Hany Abu-Assad. Starring: Kate Winslet, Idris Elba. Two strangers hire a private jet to get somewhere fast, crash in the titular wilderness, consider their options. Not exactly a summer movie. Released 6 Oct

The Snowman. Director: Tomas Alfredson. Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, Toby Jones, J.K. Simmons, Chloë Sevigny, Sofia Helin. Wiry Oslo cop Harry Hole makes it to the big screen. In this Jo Nesbo thriller he hunts for someone who only kills when it snows. Released 13 Oct


The Ritual. Director: David Bruckner. Starring: Rafe Spall, Robert James-Collier, Arsher Ali, Sam Troughton. Recuperative Scandi hiking trip goes wrong. Horror. Released 13 Oct


Battle of the Sexes. Director: Jonathan Dayton. Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough. This story has been a long time brewing: the day tennis champ Billie Jean King took on Bobby Riggs, bastiion of male chauvinist piggery, and (spoiler alert) won. Released 20 Oct

Geostorm. Director: Dean Devlin. Starring: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia. Fight to control the world's weather. Sci-fi from the producer of Independence Day. Expect similar. Released 20 Oct


The Death of Stalin. Director: Armando Iannucci. Starring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jason Isaacs, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough. If anyone can find the laughs in the squabble to succeed Uncle Joe, Iannucci can. Released 20 Oct


Breathe. Director: Andy Serkis. Starring: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Tom Hollander. Old-fashioned inspirational weepie about the can-do spirit of a polio sufferer who challenges his disability with the love of a good woman. Based on the life of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents. Released 27 Oct

NOVEMBER

Murder on the Orient Express. Director: Kenneth Branagh. Starring: Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Derek Jacobi. Sir Ken reboots Agatha Christie's train-based case, and tries on a Belgian accent. Probably helps if you've not seen the 1970s version.

DECEMBER

Stronger. Director: David Gordon Green. Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Masley. Based on the bestselling story of the man who lost two legs in the Boston marathon bomb. Released 8 Dec


2018

The Greatest Showman. Director: Michael Gracey. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron. Musical based on the life of PT Barnum, with songs from the guys who wrote the music for La La Land. Released 1 Jan

Proud Mary. Director: Babak Najafi. Starring: Taraji P. Henson. Things get complicated for hot Boston hitwoman when she discovers her maternal instinct. Released 2 Feb

 

Alpha. Director: Albert Hughes. Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jóhannes Haukur Johannesson and what looks like a cute German shepherd. Ice Age adventure in man and wolf form an alliance to survive. Released 9 Mar 

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