Fans of Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise and Before Sunset have spent nine long years yearning to see the next chapter of Celine and Jesse’s story — and this spring, the wait will finally be over.
Statistical research firm Exhibitor Relations revealed via Twitter yesterday that Linklater’s Before Midnight will hit theaters in New York and Los Angeles on May 24. That date was confirmed by the movie’s Facebook page. Like the first two films in the series, Midnight stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as a pair of photogenic lovers. It premiered at Sundance in January and will play at Austin’s South by Southwest Film Festival next month as well.
Exhibitor Relations also announced release dates for two more high-profile auteur projects: Pedro Almodóvar’s I’m So Excited (Los amantes pasajeros), starring Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, and Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, and Louis C.K., among others. I’m So Excited comes to New York and L.A. June 28; Blue Jasmine appears in those same cities July 26.