The American - George Clooney

Several movies that were on the pending release slate for Focus Features have been given the go ahead. According to Variety, the fate of six films have been made public so we now know when to expect The Eagle of the Ninth, The American, Babies, Somewhere, Greenberg, and It’s Kind of a Funny Story.

Check out the release dates below…

The first quarter of the year will start out with Noah Baumbach’s film Greenberg, which is headlined by Ben Stiller on March 12th in a limited run. That will be followed by Thomas Balmes’ Babies, which opens in select theaters on April 16th. The American, which has George Clooney playing a highly killed assassin will hit theaters nationwide on September 1st, while Kevin Macdonald’s Roman epic The Eagle of the Ninth will open in the third quarter.

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s It’s Kind of a Funny Story is slated for sometime in November and last but not least, Sofia Coppola’s drama Somewhere has yet to be placed in a specific quarter, so at the moment it’s in limbo.

Out of all of these films the most anticipated would probably be The American or Eagle of the Ninth. It’s odd that something of that caliber hasn’t been given a specific date yet. Granted Channing Tatum‘s acting isn’t the best in the world but the subject matter of the film and his fan base should be enough to make it a hit.

What do you think about the Focus Features release slate?