Following news in late July that it will be the closing night film for next month’s Toronto International Film Festival, the release date for Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld’s coming-of-age comedy The Edge of Seventeen has moved from Sept. 30 to Nov. 18.
“James L. Brooks has mentored such extraordinary young filmmakers as Cameron Crowe and Wes Anderson. With Kelly Fremon Craig, he brings audiences a superbly talented new voice who vividly and authentically captures what it is like to grow up today,” stated Kevin Grayson, President of Distribution for STX Entertainment upon the film’s selection. “We decided to move this very special film to take full advantage of the holiday corridor and to capitalize on the what we expect will be very strong word of mouth as the film screens this fall.”
Brooks (Jerry Maguire, As Good As It Gets) produced Craig’s feature directorial debut, which also stars Kyra Sedgwick, Woody Harrelson, and Blake Jenner. A first trailer for the movie, above, premiered last month, showing — à la Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club — the story of a young woman hilariously facing the trials of growing up in today’s modern world.