2020 August New Movies
An American Pickle
An American Pickle is an upcoming American comedy-drama film directed by Brandon Trost in his solo directorial debut and starring Seth Rogen. The film is based upon the 2013 short story "Sell Out" by Simon Rich, who also wrote the film.
It is scheduled to be released on August 6, 2020, by HBO Max; the first original film released by the streaming service.
The Tax Collector
The Tax Collector is an upcoming American crime thriller film written, directed, and produced by David Ayer. The film follows two tax collectors for a crime lord named Wizard whose business becomes upended, resulting in one of them desperately protecting his family from an old rival. It stars Bobby Soto, Cinthya Carmona, George Lopez and Shia LaBeouf.
It is scheduled to be released on August 7, 2020, by RLJE Films.
Words on Bathroom Walls
Words on Bathroom Walls is an upcoming American drama film, directed by Thor Freudenthal, from a screenplay by Nick Naveda, based upon the novel of the same name by Julia Walton. It stars Charlie Plummer, Andy García, Taylor Russell, AnnaSophia Robb, Beth Grant, Molly Parker and Walton Goggins.
The film is scheduled to be released on August 21, 2020 by Roadside Attractions.
Project Power is an upcoming American superhero film directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, produced by Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless, and written by Mattson Tomlin. It stars Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dominique Fishback in the main roles alongside Machine Gun Kelly, Rodrigo Santoro, Amy Landecker and Allen Maldonado.
It is scheduled to be released on August 14, 2020, by Netflix.
Magic Camp is an upcoming American comedy family film directed by Mark Waters. Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster, Matt Spicer, Max Winkler, Dan Gregor and Doug Mand serve as co-screenwriters, with an original story written by Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Spicer and Winkler. It stars Adam DeVine, Jeffrey Tambor and Gillian Jacobs. The film will be released on Disney+ on August 14, 2020.
The One and Only Ivan
The One and Only Ivan is an upcoming 2020 American fantasy film directed by Thea Sharrock, from a screenplay written by Mike White, and based on the children's novel of the same name by K. A. Applegate. The film stars the voices of Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito, Helen Mirren, Brooklynn Prince, Chaka Khan, Ron Funches, Phillipa Soo, and Mike White with the human characters portrayed by Ramón Rodríguez, Ariana Greenblatt, and Bryan Cranston.
The One and Only Ivan is set to be released on Disney+ on August 21, 2020.
Unhinged is a 2020 American thriller film directed by Derrick Borte, from a screenplay by Carl Ellsworth. The film stars Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman, Jimmi Simpson and Austin P. McKenzie. The film follows a young woman who is harassed by a seemingly unstable stranger following a road rage incident.
Unhinged was theatrically released by Solstice Studios in Germany on July 16, 2020 and is scheduled to be released in the United States on August 21, 2020.
Antebellum is an upcoming American horror film written and directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. The film stars Janelle Monáe, Marque Richardson, Eric Lange, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Tongayi Chirisa, Gabourey Sidibe, Robert Aramayo, Lily Cowles, and Jena Malone.
Antebellum is scheduled for release in the United States on August 21, 2020. Its release was delayed from an original April 2020 date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tesla is a 2020 American biographical drama film, written and directed by Michael Almereyda. It stars Ethan Hawke as Nikola Tesla. Eve Hewson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Jim Gaffigan, and Kyle MacLachlan also star.
It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2020. It is scheduled to be released on August 21, 2020, by IFC Films.
The New Mutants
The New Mutants is an upcoming American horror film in the superhero genre, based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name and distributed by 20th Century Studios. It is intended to be the last installment of the X-Men film series. The film was directed by Josh Boone from a screenplay he wrote with Knate Lee, and stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga. In the film, a group of young mutants held in a secret facility fight to save themselves.
Boone and Lee first began work on the film after Boone completed The Fault in Our Stars (2014). The pair pitched a potential film trilogy to X-Men producer Simon Kinberg, and in May 2015 were officially signed on to the project. Taylor-Joy and Williams were rumored to be cast in March 2016, and were confirmed over a year later when the rest of the cast filled out. Filming took place in Boston, Massachusetts, from July to September 2017, primarily at Medfield State Hospital, with an April 2018 release in mind. The film was then delayed while reshoots were planned and Disney began the process of acquiring production company 20th Century Fox. After the acquisition was completed, Boone returned to work on the film, and it was completed without reshoots in March 2020.
The New Mutants is scheduled to be released in the United States on August 28, 2020. The film was originally intended for release in April 2018, and has had several additional release dates since it was first announced. Originally planned as the first in a trilogy of films, Boone has said that was unlikely to happen due to Disney's Marvel Studios gaining control of the characters.
The Personal History of David Copperfield
The Personal History of David Copperfield is a 2019 comedy-drama film written and directed by Armando Iannucci, based on the 1850 Victorian era novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. It stars Dev Patel as the title character, and Aneurin Barnard, Peter Capaldi, Morfydd Clark, Daisy May Cooper, Rosalind Eleazar, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw and Paul Whitehouse.
The world premiere was at the Toronto International Film Festival on 5 September 2019. It was theatrically released in the United Kingdom on 24 January 2020 by Lionsgate UK and is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on 28 August 2020 by Searchlight Pictures.
The Courier is a 2020 historical drama film directed by Dominic Cooke about the work between a British businessman Greville Wynne, recruited as an MI-6 agent, and Soviet spy Oleg Penkovsky, who passed information to the West that helped defuse the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Wynne, alongside Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Merab Ninidze, Angus Wright, and Kirill Pirogov.
The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on 24 January 2020, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on 28 August 2020, and in the United Kingdom on 30 October 2020.
Rogue is an upcoming American action film directed by M. J. Bassett, who wrote the screenplay with her daughter, Isabella. The film stars Megan Fox as a mercenary whose team gets trapped in Africa during a mission and is hunted by a lion. The film is scheduled to be released on August 28, 2020.