In the ever-evolving world of entertainment, it seems that Taylor Swift’s impending “Eras” concert film is orchestrating some unexpected moves among other productions. The latest performer to change their tune, so to speak, is ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter,’ a cinematic adaptation of the best-selling novel. This compelling drama, led by the talented Daisy Ridley, was originally scheduled to make its debut on October 6 but has decided to march to the rhythm of a different beat, delaying its release until November 3. Why, you ask? Well, it seems that Taylor Swift’s “Eras” Tour has set new records in ticket sales, sending shockwaves through the industry and causing other distributors to scatter like leaves in the wind to avoid its impending release on October 13.
The most notable among these moves is the highly anticipated ‘Exorcist: The Believer,’ Joseph Gordon Green’s brave attempt to carry forward the legacy of the legendary horror franchise. Initially slated to haunt theaters on October 13, it has now decided to exorcise its demons a week earlier, on October 6. Similarly, ‘Dumb Money,’ a comedy-drama chronicling the wild GameStop stock-market saga of 2021, has moved up its release date from October 6 to September 29. And then there’s ‘What Happens Later,’ a romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan and David Duchovny, which initially aimed for an October 13 release but will now share its stage with ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter.’
But what’s all the buzz about ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’? Based on the gripping 2017 novel by Karen Dionne, this film delves into the life of Helena Pelletier, portrayed by the talented Daisy Ridley. Helena is forced to confront a past that has long been buried when her estranged father, Jacob Holbrook, played by the enigmatic Ben Mendelsohn, manages to escape from prison. Holbrook, a man known as the Marsh King, had kidnapped her mother, portrayed by Caren Pistorius of ‘Unhinged’ fame, decades ago and subsequently raised Helena in the wilderness with his twisted belief system. Now an adult, she must grapple with the daunting task of stopping the very man who taught her everything she knows about survival.
Adding depth to the cast, ‘The Florida Project’s’ Brooklynn Prince plays the role of the young Helena, while Garrett Hedlund from ‘Tulsa King’ takes on the character of Helena’s husband, Stephen. Directed by Neil Burger, known for his work on ‘Limitless’ and ‘The Illusionist,’ and penned by Mark L. Smith, the mind behind ‘The Revenant,’ and Elle Smith, this film is set to be distributed by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions.
With its newly chosen release date, ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’ is stepping into the ring with a number of this year’s prestige pictures. Its current release date will also see it going head to head with Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla Presley biopic ‘Priscilla,’ Cord Jefferson’s directorial debut ‘American Fiction,’ and the Colman Domingo-starring civil rights drama ‘Rustin,’ promising an intriguing showdown at the box office.
Mark your calendars for November 3, as ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’ takes its bow in theaters. And as always, stay tuned to FilmSweep for all the latest updates in the world of cinema.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Movie Release Date Shift
Why is ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’ changing its release date?
‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’ is adjusting its release date to avoid a clash with Taylor Swift’s “Eras” concert film. Taylor Swift’s tour film has generated immense anticipation and set new records in ticket sales, leading other productions to shift their release dates to steer clear of its October 13 debut.
Who stars in ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’?
Daisy Ridley takes the lead role as Helena Pelletier in ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter,’ with Ben Mendelsohn portraying her estranged father, Jacob Holbrook. The film also features Brooklynn Prince as the young Helena and Garrett Hedlund as Helena’s husband, Stephen.
What is the plot of ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’?
Based on Karen Dionne’s best-selling 2017 novel, the film revolves around Helena Pelletier, who must confront her deeply buried past when her father, known as the Marsh King, escapes from prison. This gripping story follows Helena’s journey as she tries to stop the man who taught her everything about survival.
Who is the director of ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’?
Neil Burger, known for his work on ‘Limitless’ and ‘The Illusionist,’ directs ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter.’
When will ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’ be released?
The film is set to debut in theaters on November 3.
What other movies have shifted their release dates due to Taylor Swift’s concert film?
‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’ is not the only movie to adjust its release date. ‘Exorcist: The Believer’ and ‘Dumb Money’ moved up a week, from October 13 to October 6. ‘What Happens Later’ initially aimed for an October 13 release but will now share a release date with ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter.’
What can we expect from ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’ in terms of competition?
With its new release date, ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’ will be up against several other prestige pictures, including Sofia Coppola’s ‘Priscilla,’ Cord Jefferson’s directorial debut ‘American Fiction,’ and the Colman Domingo-starring civil rights drama ‘Rustin.’ This sets the stage for an exciting showdown at the box office.
More about Movie Release Date Shift
- Taylor Swift’s “Eras” Tour: Official website for Taylor Swift’s tour and updates.
- Deadline: The source of the news regarding ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’ adjusting its release date.
- Karen Dionne: The author’s official website for more information about the novel ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter.’
- Lionsgate: The film’s distribution company.
- Roadside Attractions: Another key player in distributing ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter.’
- Neil Burger: Neil Burger’s IMDb page for details about the director.
- Sofia Coppola: Sofia Coppola’s IMDb page, as her film ‘Priscilla’ is mentioned in the text.
- Cord Jefferson: IMDb page for Cord Jefferson, director of ‘American Fiction.’
- Colman Domingo: IMDb page for Colman Domingo, star of the civil rights drama ‘Rustin.’