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FDA’s 2011 UK Summer film lineup announced and release dates

Monday, May 09, 2011 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

FDA Summer ReleasesLast Wednesday evening the Film Distributors Association (FDA) unveiled its full summer line up at an event hosted by Alex Zane held at The Empire in Leicester Square. This summer (till August) we are in for 175 action and comedy releases.

FDA Summer Releases
The line up includes:

The Hangover Part II - 26 May 2011
Phil, Stu, and Alan travel to Bangkok for Stu's wedding only to find themselves in another post-blackout misadventure.

Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms

Bridesmaids - 24 June 2011
Picked as her best friend's maid of honor, lovelorn and broke Annie (Wiig) looks to bluff her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals with an oddball group of bridesmaids.

Director: Paul Feig
Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Matt Lucas and Chris O’Dowd

Bad Teacher - 24 June 2011
A comedy centered around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague -- a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher.

Director: Jake Kasdan
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake

Larry Crowne - 1 July 2011
After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college.

Director: Tom Hanks
Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Cedric the Entertainer

Horrible Bosses - 22 July 2011
Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.

Director: Seth Gordon
Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey

Zookeeper - 29 July 2011
The animals at one particular zoo decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zookeeper gain the attention of one particular woman.

Director: Frank Coraci
Stars: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb

Mr. Popper's Penguins - 5 August 2011
The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.

Director: Mark Waters
Stars: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino and Angela Lansbury

The Inbetweeners - 19 August 2011
Award-winning British sitcom, The Inbetweeners, expands its horizons for the big screen as the four socially troubled eighteen-year-olds from the south of England go on holiday to Crete.

Director: Ben Palmer
Stars: Simon Bird, James Buckley and Blake Harrison.


Hanna - 6 May 2011
A 16-year-old who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.

Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D - 18 May 2011
Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.

Director: Rob Marshall
Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz and Ian McShane

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D - 1 July 2011
The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers' final battle.

Director: Michael Bay
Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tyrese Gibson

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 3D - 15 July 2011
The end begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione go back to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemort's final horcruxes, but when Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.

Director: David Yates
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint

Cowboys & Aliens Cowboys & Aliens - 12 August 2011
A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way.

Director: Jon Favreau
Stars: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde

Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World 3D - 19 August 2011
A mother returns to her old profession -- she's a retired spy -- in order to prevent a villain bent on stopping time.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven and Joel McHale

Super 8 - 19 August 2011
After witnessing a mysterious train crash, a group of friends in the summer of 1979 begin noticing strange happenings going around in their small town, and begin to investigate into the strange phenomenon.

Director: J.J. Abrams
Stars: Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka and Kyle Chandler

X-Men: First Class - 30 May 2011
In 1963, Charles Xavier starts up a school and later a team, for humans with superhuman abilities. Among them is Erik Lensherr, his best friend... and future archenemy.

Director: Matthew Vaughn
Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence

Green Lantern 3D - 17 June 2011
A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.

Director: Martin Campbell
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard

Captain America: The First Avenger 3D - 29 July 2011
After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals.

Director: Joe Johnston
Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Dominic Cooper

Senna - 3 June 2011
A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia
Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost and Frank Williams

Kung Fu Panda 2 3D - 10 June 2011
Po joins forces with a group of new kung-fu masters to take on an old enemy with a deadly new weapon.

Director: Jennifer Yuh
Stars: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and Jackie Chan

Cars 2 3D - 22 July 2011
Racing star Lightning McQueen teams up with his best friend Mater for an international adventure as they go up against the world's fastest cars.

Directors: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis
Stars: Owen Wilson, Jason Isaacs, Emily Mortimer and Michael Caine

The Smurfs 3D - 10 August 2011
When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact... See full summary »

Director: Raja Gosnell
Stars: Hank Azaria, Katy Perry and Jonathan Winters

A note on 3D.

"Kung Fu Panda 2, Cars 2 and The Smurfs are among the summer’s releases in digital 3D. Summer 2011 has 16 films in 3D, also including Priest, Green Lantern, Captain America, Spy Kids 4, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. FDA expects 42 3D releases in the full year 2011, a 50% increase from the 28 in 2010, as audiences continue to choose and savour the extra-immersive dimension. Last year 3D accounted for more than £1 in every £5 spent on cinema tickets in the UK."

Other summer releases featured in the summer taster compilation trailer are:


Your Highness - 13 April 2011
When Prince Fabious's bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her... accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous.

Director: David Gordon Green
Stars: Danny McBride, Natalie Portman and James Franco

The Veteran - 29 April 2011
A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.

Director: Matthew Hope
Stars: Toby Kebbell, Brian Cox and Tony Curran

Insidious - 29 April 2011
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

Director: James Wan
Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Ty Simpkins
Water for Elephants - 4 May 2011
A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.

Director: Francis Lawrence
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz

Something Borrowed - 6 May 2011
Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiancé.

Director: Luke Greenfield
Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson and Colin Egglesfield

Priest 3D - 6 May 2011
A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

Director: Scott Charles Stewart
Writers: Cory Goodman, Min-Woo Hyung (graphic novel series "Priest")
Stars: Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet and Maggie Q

Red Hill - 13 May 2011
A young police officer must survive his first day's duty in a small country town.

Director: Patrick Hughes
Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley and Tommy Lewis

Attack the Block - 13 May 2011
About a teen gang in South London defending their block from an alien invasion.

Director: Joe Cornish
Stars: Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker and Luke Treadaway

Julia's Eyes / Los ojos de Julia - 20 May 2011
The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister.

Director: Guillem Morales
Stars: Belén Rueda, Lluís Homar and Pablo Derqui
Win Win - 20 May 2011
Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy’s mother shows up fresh from rehab and at broke, threatening to derail everything.
Director: Thomas McCarthy
Writers: Thomas McCarthy
Stars: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan and Jeffrey Tambor
Viva Riva! - 27 May 2011
Riva is an operator, a man with charm and ambition in equal measure. Kinshasa is an inviting place. With petrol in short supply in DRC's capital, he and his sidekick pursue a plot to get hold of a secret cache - barrels of fuel they can sell for a huge profit. Of course they're not the only ones who want the stuff. Cesar is a ruthless, sharply dressed foreigner thriving in Kinshasa's lawless streets. A female military officer joins the fray. Even the church will betray its tenets for a piece of the action. But Riva's main nemesis is Azor, a crime boss in the classic style: big, decadent and brutal. He's not a man to mess with, but his girlfriend, Nora, may just be the most seductive woman in all of DRC. Riva catches sight of her dancing at a nightclub and it's not long before Nora matches the fuel cache as a coveted object of his lust.

Director: Djo Munga
Stars: Patsha Bay, Manie Malone and Hoji Fortuna

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules - 27 May 2011
Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond.
Sequel to the 2010 hit, Greg Heffley – the kid who made wimpy cool – returns in an all-new family comedy based on the bestselling novel by Je Kinney. As he begins seventh grade, Greg and his antagonistic older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents’ misguided attempts to have them bond.
Director: David Bowers
Stars: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick and Robert Capron
Honey 2 - 10 June 2011
Recently released from juvenile detention, talented dancer Maria Ramirez finds an outlet for her passion with a new dance crew.

Director: Bille Woodruff
Stars: Katerina Graham, Audrina Patridge and Mario López

Prom - 3 June 2011
A group of teenagers get ready for their high school prom.

Director: Joe Nussbaum
Stars: Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell and DeVaughn Nixon

Taxi Driver (digital reissue) – 6 June 2011
A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as nighttime taxi driver in a city whose perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out, attempting to save a teenage prostitute in the process.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Paul Schrader
Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster and Cybill Shepherd

Stake Land - 7 June 2011
Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death dealing, rogue vampire hunter, to get Martin safely north to Canada, the continent's New Eden.

Director: Jim Mickle
Stars: Connor Paolo, Nick Damici and Kelly McGillis

Mother's Day - 10 June 2011
The sadistic members of a villainous family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new home owners and their guests.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Deborah Ann Woll, Shawn Ashmore and Lisa Marcos

Potiche / Trophy wife - 17 June 2011
When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. Business and personal complications arrive in the form of her ex-lover (Depardieu), a former union leader.

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu and Fabrice Luchini

The Beaver - 17 June 2011
A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communicating.

Director: Jodie Foster
Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchi


Sarah’s Key / Elle s'appelait Sarah - 5 August 2011
A French drama starring Kristen Scott Thomas and follows her journalist's present day investigation into the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup, and a story of a young girl's experiences during the Nazi occupation of France.

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance and Niels Arestrup

The Skin that I Inhabit / The Skin I Live In - 26 August 2011
Based on Thierry Jonquet's novel Tarantula, The Skin I Live In tells the story of a surgeon who tries to save the life of his wife by creating a new skin. Almodóvar describes the film as "a horror story without screams or frights

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya and Marisa Paredes

FDA President, Lord Puttnam CBE, said:
This is the season when we all look forward to escaping, to sharing good laughs and experiencing new thrills, in air-conditioned comfort with iced drinks at our side. That’s exactly what is on offer in cinemas throughout the UK this summer. I’d urge everyone who loves extraordinary stories with heroic characters to make an extra cinema visit or two – the selection of new releases is really terrific!
FDA’s 2011 UK Summer film lineup announced and release dates

FDA Summer Releases
FDA’s 2011 UK Summer film lineup announced and release dates