The Elizabeth Banks-starrer Walk Of Shame will bow wide September 20, 2013. That’s the date FilmDistrict originally planned to release its horror sequel Insidious Chapter 2, but the distributor has now shifted that title up a week to a September 13, where it will face Open Road’s Machete Kills and Screen Gems’ drama Battle Of The Year. Steve Brill wrote and directed Walk Of Shame, a romantic comedy about an aspiring reporter (Banks) whose dreams of becoming a network news anchor are compromised after a one-night stand with a handsome stranger (James Marsden) leaves her stranded in downtown LA without a phone, car, ID or money – and eight hours to make it to a big job interview.
FilmDistrict said today the sequel to the low-budget 2011 horror pic will now be released September 20, 2013. It originally was scheduled for August 30, when it would have gone up against four films including The Weinstein Company’s own horror outing Satanic. Insidious Chapter 2 now faces a less crowded field; it shares the frame with the Warner Bros action film Prisoners and Rush, Ron Howard’s biopic of Formula One racer Niki Lauda. The sequel, which started production in January in LA, returns screenwriter Leigh Whannell and director James Wan as well as Barbara Hershey and Patrick Wilson from the original, which grossed $97 million worldwide on a budget of $1.5 million.
EXCLUSIVE: Barbara Hershey is returning for Insidious Chapter 2. As she did in the first Insidious, the Oscar-nominated actress will play the role of Lorraine Lambert, the mother to Patrick Wilson’s Josh Lambert and the grandmother to the demon-possessed boy Dalton. Wilson returns for the sequel to the horror pic as does Rose Byrne. Production is set to start on the film in LA in early 2013. FilmDistrict is set to release Insidious Chapter 2 on August 30, 2013. Hershey was recently seen in the Lifetime movie Left To Die, which aired in November. The actress — who currently appears on ABC’s Once Upon A Time playing Cora, the mother of the Evil Queen — is repped by Pakula/King & Associates, Impression Entertainment and attorney Marcy Morris.
The cast, writer Leigh Whannell and director James Wan are returning for Insidious Chapter 2, which FilmDistrict will release August 30, 2013. The first horror pic, released in April 2011, was one of the most profitable films of that year, grossing $97 million worldwide on a budget of $1.5 million. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions bought U.S. rights to the sequel with FilmDistrict and will handle ancillary U.S. rights and distribute in some overseas territories. Alliance Films is financing and distributing in Canada, the UK and Spain. Jason Blum, who produced Insidious, is producing through his Blumhouse Productions. Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Oren Peli, Steven Schneider, and Charles Layton are executive producing the pic, which is set to begin production January 15 in Los Angeles. Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne reprise their roles in the movie, about a couple and their son, confronting the demons that possess the young boy.