September is usually a cinematic wasteland. It’s where studios dump loser films they don’t think can cut it in the summer or compete during awards season. It’s probably the worst month of the year for moviegoers, but that doesn’t look like it will be the case this year. This year in September we have the Clint Eastwood-directed Sully, starring Tom Hanks. We have Denzel Washington and company’s remake of The Magnificent Seven. Oliver Stone will direct Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Snowden. Tim Burton’s adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Deepwater Horizon, the promising-looking animated film Storks, the third Bridget Jones movie, and several horror films that I never pay attention to unless the reviews are good. That’s a pretty packed month, and that it’s September means that maybe we’ll have as good a fall as we did last year. Opening on September 2nd, is an intriguing entry with an interesting trailer, that-quite honestly I had nowhere on my radar: The 9th Life of Louis Drax.
Aaron Paul, Sarah Gadon, Jamie Dornan, Oliver Platt, and Aiden Longworth star and Alexandre Aja directs this adaptation of Liz Jensen’s best-selling novel. It’s a visually intriguing trailer, and I would love to see Aaron Paul get some better parts post-Breaking Bad. Oliver Platt is one of those character actors that makes any film he’s in better, so check out the official synopsis below, and we’ll see if Louis Drax will be kicking off a September to remember when it opens 9/2/16.
After surviving eight near-death accidents throughout his unlucky life, Louis Drax [Aiden Longworth] plunges off a steep cliff on his ninth birthday. While police investigate the cause of Louis’ near-fatal fall and the whereabouts of his violent father Peter [Aaron Paul], acclaimed neurologist Dr. Allan Pascal [Jamie Dornan] uses unorthodox techniques to try to tap into the boy’s unconscious mind and reveal the truth about the events that led to his condition. But as he’s drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery of Louis’ seeming ability to cheat death, the doctor finds himself falling for Louis’ mother, Natalie [Sarah Gadon]. As new clues emerge in the case, a shocking revelation changes the fates of Louis Drax and everyone around him.