Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’ to be Released by Lionsgate

Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’ to be Released by Lionsgate

Megalopolis,” the latest film from master Francis Ford Coppola and starring Adam Driver, has at last found a home and will be distributed by Lionsgate Studios in the U.S. and Canada following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last month, IndieWire can reveal exclusively.

Coppola’s $120 million epic, made and financed independently by Coppola himself, will be released theatrically and will also receive an IMAX release, as IMAX’s CEO had previously committed to doing regardless of the distributor. Lionsgate plans to release the film on September 27, 2024. Lionsgate Studios will also handle the distribution of “Megalopolis” across all home entertainment platforms.

“Megalopolis” is a Roman epic fable set in an imagined Modern America. Driver plays Cesar, a genius artist who wants to build The City of New Rome into a utopia, all against the will of the city’s mayor (Giancarlo Esposito) who prefers the status quo. Torn between them is socialite Julia Cicero (Nathalie Emmanuel), the mayor’s daughter, whose love for Cesar has divided her loyalties, forcing her to discover what she truly believes humanity deserves.

The film also stars Nathalie Emmanuel, Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Talia Shire, Jason Schwartzman, Kathryn Hunter, Grace VanderWaal, Chloe Fineman, James Remar, D.B. Sweeney, and Dustin Hoffman.

Coppola wrote, directed, and produced the film. “Megalopolis” is also produced by Fred…

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