Emerald Fennell’s highly anticipated sophomore film, “Saltburn,” is generating waves of excitement in the world of cinema. Following its successful premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, where it garnered an impressive 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a trailer teaser that left audiences craving more, this psychological thriller-drama is set to make its mark once again.
Originally scheduled to make its second premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on October 4, 2023, “Saltburn” is now poised to hit theaters a week earlier than expected. Fans of Fennell’s work, including her Academy Award-winning film “Promising Young Woman,” are in for a treat as they can catch “Saltburn” in select theaters on November 17, followed by a wider release by MGM on November 22.
This rescheduled release date puts “Saltburn” in direct competition with two other highly anticipated films. It will go head-to-head with Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon,” featuring Joaquin Phoenix, also set to release on November 22. Additionally, it shares the release date of November 17 with Francis Lawrence’s “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”
But what is “Saltburn” all about, you ask? This enigmatic thriller is set in the mid-2000s and revolves around the story of Oliver Quick, a bright college student portrayed by Barry Keoghan. Oliver becomes entranced by the charismatic Felix Catton, played by Jacob Elordi of “The Kissing Booth” fame.
The film’s plot is shrouded in mystery, even after the tantalizing teaser trailer that left viewers intrigued without giving away too much. In the trailer, Felix extends an invitation to Oliver to visit his opulent family estate, a place that leaves Oliver utterly awe-struck. It’s an experience like no other, and it shakes Oliver to his core. Initially, he is intimidated by the grandeur of Felix’s world, but as the summer months unfold in the company of Felix’s family, Oliver finds himself declaring, “the last few months have been the happiest” of his life.
The cast of “Saltburn” is nothing short of impressive. Alongside Elordi and Keoghan, the film features Rosamund Pike, known for her role in “Gone Girl,” as Felix’s mother. Richard E. Grant takes on the role of Felix’s father, and Alison Oliver portrays Felix’s sister, Venetia Catton. Even Ewan Mitchell from “House of the Dragon” makes an appearance as Michael Gavey.
Emerald Fennell takes on the roles of writer, director, and producer for “Saltburn,” marking only her second directorial venture following her Oscar-winning “Promising Young Woman.” Joining her as producers are Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, and Josey McNamara.
So, mark your calendars for November 17 and 22, because “Saltburn” is poised to take you on a gripping and mysterious journey through the mid-2000s, with a stellar cast and the creative genius of Emerald Fennell at the helm. It’s a film that promises to leave you on the edge of your seat, wondering what secrets lie within Felix Catton’s world and how Oliver’s life will be forever changed. Don’t miss it!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Saltburn Release Date
Q: When is the second premiere of “Saltburn” scheduled to take place?
A: The second premiere of “Saltburn” is set to occur at the BFI London Film Festival on October 4, 2023.
Q: Has “Saltburn” received any positive reviews?
A: Yes, following its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, “Saltburn” received positive reviews. It boasts an 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, indicating favorable critical reception.
Q: What can you tell me about the plot of “Saltburn”?
A: “Saltburn” is a psychological thriller-drama set in the mid-2000s. It centers around the story of Oliver Quick, a college student infatuated with an elite-class student named Felix Catton. While specific plot details are still under wraps, the teaser trailer suggests that the film revolves around Oliver’s mesmerizing journey into Felix’s world.
Q: Who are the main actors in “Saltburn”?
A: The film features Barry Keoghan in the role of Oliver Quick and Jacob Elordi as Felix Catton. The ensemble cast also includes Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Alison Oliver, and Ewan Mitchell, among others.
Q: Who is behind the production of “Saltburn”?
A: “Saltburn” is written, directed, and produced by Emerald Fennell, known for her Oscar-winning work in “Promising Young Woman.” The production team also includes Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, and Josey McNamara as producers.
Q: When will “Saltburn” be released in theaters?
A: “Saltburn” is scheduled for a limited release in select theaters on November 17, followed by a wider release on November 22, 2023.
Q: Is there any competition for the release of “Saltburn”?
A: Yes, “Saltburn” will face competition at the box office. It shares the release date of November 17 with Francis Lawrence’s “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.” Additionally, on November 22, it will compete with Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon,” featuring Joaquin Phoenix.