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hmv.com previews... 10 of September's Best Movies
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hmv.com previews... 10 of September's Best Movies

hmv.com previews 10 of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your screens in September...

 

No Time To Die

(Out September 30th)

 

After multiple delays, some down to Covid and some down to the departure of Danny Boyle as director, Daniel Craig's 007 swansong is finally on the way to cinemas. 

No Time To Die will see Lashana Lynch, Rami Malek and Ana De Armas join the cast, while Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Christoph Waltz Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux and Jeffrey Wright will be returning to star. 

Both Scott Z.Burns and Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge have been named as writers along with director Cary Fukunaga and long-time 007 scribes Robert Wade and Neal Purvis.

The film picks up five years after the capture of Waltz's Ernst Stavro Blofeld and 007 has left active service to pursue his relationship with Dr Madeleine Swann.

Then, out of the blue, he is approached by old friend Felix Leiter, who enlists his help in the search for Valdo Obruchev, a missing scientist.

When it becomes apparent that Obruchev was abducted, Bond must confront a danger the likes of which the world has never seen before...

 

Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

(Out September 15th)

 

Marvel looks to the East for its latest blockbuster. 

The film follows Shang-Chi, a skilled martial artist who was trained at a young age to be an assassin by his father Wenwu, who left the shadowy Ten Rings organisation in an attempt to create a normal life for himself in San Francisco. 

However, when his past suddenly catches up with him, Chi is drawn back to the organisation and forced into an almighty confrontation.

The film stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Fala Chen, Meng'er Zhang, Florian Munteanu, Ronny Chieng and Michelle Yeoh, with Destin Daniel Cretton in the director's chair. 

 

The Many Saints Of Newark

(Out September 22nd)

 

The long-discussed and long-awaited prequel to The Sopranos finally drops into cinemas next month. 

The film will follow the life of young Anthony Soprano, who would go on to lead the hit HBO drama.

It will chronicle his upbringing in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark’s history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold over the increasingly race-torn city.

Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti, who struggles to manage both his professional and personal responsibilities—and whose influence over his nephew will help make the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss we all came to know...

Michael Gandolfi, son of James Gandolfini, who portrayed Tony Soprano in the drama, plays his father's younger self, with Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, Ray Liotta and Vera Farmiga among the supporting cast. 

Alan Taylor, director of Thor: The Dark World and Terminator: Genisys, is in charge, working from a script from series creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner. 

The Sopranos ran for six seasons, from 1999 to 2007 and followed fictional New Jersey mobster Tony Soprano as he deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life. 

Taylor, who has also directed a number of episodes of Game Of Thrones, has history with The Sopranos. He has directed episodes of The Sopranos in four of the show’s six seasons.

 

Respect

(Out September 10th)

 

Held up by Covid, but we finally get to see the much-tipped Aretha Franklin biopic in September.

Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson plays the singer. The film will chart her career from a childhood singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom. 

Starring alongside Hudson are Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Tate Donovan, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, and Mary J. Blige.

Theatre veteran Liesl Tommy directs, working from a script from Tracy Scott Wilson. 

 

Annette

(Out September 3rd)

 

Adam Driver and Marion Cottilard lead this avant-garde musical, which is based on a screenplay by Ron Mael and Russell Mael of pop virtuosos Sparks and director Leon Carax, with the original story, music and songs coming from the band.

The film follows Driver's Henry, a stand-up comedian and Ann, his opera singer wife (Cotillard) and how their lives are changed when they have their first child, a change which leads to tragic and bizarre consequences...

The Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg, Devyn McDowell and Belgian singer Angèle also star. 

 

Wildfire

(Out September 3rd)

 

Nika McGuigan and Nora-Jane Noone team up for director Cathy Brady's intimate new drama. 

McGuigan and Noone play sisters Lauren and Kelly, whose lives are shattered with the mysterious death of their mother. 

Left to pick up the pieces after her sister abruptly disappeared, Lauren is suddenly confronted with the family’s dark and traumatic past when Kelly returns home after being reported missing for a whole year...

 

Malignant

(Out September 10th)

 

James Wan takes a brief hiatus from directing blockbusters to return to the genre that made his name with this bloody new adventure. 

It follows Madison, a young woman who is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders.

Sadly, her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities...

Peaky Blinders star Annabelle Wallis plays Madison, with Maddie Hasson, Jake Abel, George Young and Michole Briana White in supporting roles.

Wan directs, working from a script from The 100 and Grimm writer Akela Cooper. 

 

Rose Plays Julie

(Out September 17th)

 

Orla Brady, Aidan Gillen and Ann Skelly come together for this taut psychological thriller. 

Skelly plays Rose, a young student who sets out to find her adoptive mother and father, only for neither of them to have any interest in meeting her or exploring the violent nature of her start in the world. 

Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy have written and direct this film.

 

Rise Of The Footsoldier: Origins

(Out September 3rd)

 

The bloody gangster saga heads back to the 1980s to find out the origins of Tony Tucker, the doorman who became a notorious enforcer in the gang who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties.

This film charts his journey and how he came to meet partners in crime Pat Tate and Craig Rolfe. 

Craig Fairbrass, Terry Stone and Roland Manookian are back to lead the way, with Michelle Collins, Vinnie Jones and Keith Allen joining the cast. 

 

Copshop

(Out September 10th)

 

Gerard Butler, Frank Grillo and Alexis Louder star in this violent thriller. 

Grillo plays Teddy Murretto, a con artist, who is on the run from Butler's hitman, Bob Viddick.

To avoid detection, sucker punches rookie officer Valerie Young to get himself arrested and locked up in a small-town police station.

But jail can't protect Murretto for long. Viddick schemes his own way into detention, biding his time in a nearby cell until he can complete his mission...

Smokin Aces' man Joe Carnahan directs from a script he has written with Kurt McLeod.

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