Now that the WGA strike is coming to an end, it is possible that there will be an immediate turn of events.
Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon premieres in New York this week. Bradley Cooper’s Maestro will premiere in Los Angeles before opening at the New York Film Festival. NYFF opens Friday with Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman in May to December.
The original plan for the strike was to prevent actors from appearing to promote films. Almost no one went to Telluride, Venice or Toronto. But now everything can change.
Even if the WGA agreement is not ratified, the resolutions in the final document could allow business to resume. Additionally, SAG AFTRA may relax the anti-promotion rule if they think they will get their deal.
The New York Film Festival may be too early to capitalize on all this. But the Hamptons Film Festival, which doesn’t start until Oct. 6, could be ground zero for actors returning to the red carpet. The premiere film, the excellent Nyade, stars Annette Bening and Jodie Foster, both of whom will be warmly received.
Meanwhile, if SAG allows it, Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone could appear in Killers of the Flower Moon. To cross fingers!