Alien vs. Predator 2 Round one went to the Predators. Who will win this rematch in a small Colorado town? With Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale, John Ortiz, Shareeka Epps, Johnny Lewis and Sam Trammell. Written by Shane Salerno. Directed by the Brothers Strause. 20th Century Fox, Dec. 21
Beowulf Director Robert Zemeckis uses the performance capture technology from "The Polar Express" for a more adult tale adapted from the epic poem about the warrior Beowulf's battles against the creature named Grendel and its mother. With Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Alison Lohman and Angelina Jolie. Screenplay by Neil Gaiman & Roger Avary. Paramount Pictures, Nov. 16
The Bourne Ultimatum Hyper-efficient killing machine Matthew Bourne (Matt Damon) goes on the run again when the people who trained him attempt to bump him off. With Julia Stiles, Joan Allen and David Strathairn. Screenplay by Tony Gilroy, Tom Stoppard, Scott Burns and Paul Attanasio. Directed by Paul Greengrass. Universal, Aug. 3
The Condemned Reality TV takes a violent turn when a man imprisoned in a Central American prison ("Stone Cold" Steve Austin) is purchased by a television producer to fight nine other killers on a live Internet broadcast. With Vinnie Jones, Robert Mammone and Victoria Mussett. Directed by Scott Wiper. Lionsgate, April 27
Exiled Two groups of hit men converge on the Portuguese colony of Macau on the eve of takeover by China. One group seeks to kill a former member. The other group wants to protect him. With Anthony Wong, Frances Ng, Simon Yam and Lam Suet. Directed by Johnnie To. Magnolia Pictures, June TBD
Ghost Rider Another Marvel Comics superhero makes the leap to the big screen. Nicolas Cage plays a stunt motorcycle driver who sold his soul to the devil and now becomes the flaming-skulled Ghost Rider whenever he's in the presence of evil. With Eva Mendes, Wes Bentley, Sam Elliott, Donal Logue and Peter Fonda. Screenplay by Mark Steven Johnson. Directed by Johnson. Columbia, Feb. 16
Grindhouse Co-writers-directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez pay homage to their B-movie inspirations in a "double-bill." Tarantino's "Death Proof" is a slasher flick with Kurt Russell, while Rodriguez's "Planet Terror" concerns aliens on a rampage. With Rosario Dawson, Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Naveen Andrews, Josh Brolin and Zoe Bell. Dimension Films, April 6.
I Am Legend Will Smith is "the last man on earth," a scientist searching for a cure to a disease that's turned the world's population into nocturnal, cannibalistic monsters. With Alice Braga, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Willow Smith and Charlie Tahan. Screenplay by Mark Protosevich and Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel by Richard Matheson. Directed by Francis Lawrence. Warner Bros., Dec. 14.
Live Free or Die Hard Bruce Willis is back as rogue cop John McClane, trying to stop a hacker from shutting down the U.S. computer infrastructure. Luckily, he's teamed with Justin Long (the Mac dude from the Apple commercials). With Maggie Q and Timothy Olyphant. Directed by Len Wiseman. 20th Century Fox, June 29
Nomad A historical epic set in 18th century Kazakhstan, where a young man is destined to unite the country's three warring tribes. With Kuno Becker, Jay Hernandez, Jason Scott Lee, Doskhan Zholzhaxynov, Ayanat Yesmagambetova, Mark Dacascos. Directed by Sergei Bodrov and Ivan Passer. Weinstein Co., Jan. 26
Paprika Scientist by day, superhero of the dream world by night, the warrior codenamed "Paprika" is out to save the world by entering people's dreams. Screenplay by Satoshi Kon and Seishi Minakami. Directed by Kon. Sony Pictures Classics, TBD
Pathfinder A young Norse boy is orphaned on American shores and raised by Indians. When the Vikings return 25 years later, the boy has become a warrior (Karl Urban) ready to defend his adopted homeland. With Moon Bloodgood, Russell Means and Clancy Brown. Screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis. Directed by Marcus Nispel. 20th Century Fox, April 27
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Chow Yun-Fat joins the third outing, as Capt. Jack Sparrow's friends (and an enemy) rush to spring him from a trap. With Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Geoffrey Rush. Written by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio. Directed by Gore Verbinski. Walt Disney Pictures, May 25
Resident Evil: Extinction In the concluding chapter of the trilogy, genetically altered warrior Alice (Milla Jovovich) comes out of hiding (again) to battle a virus that threatens to turn all humans into zombies. With Oded Fehr, Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Ashanti, Chris Egan, Spencer Locke and Mike Epps. Written by Paul W.S. Anderson. Directed by Russell Mulcahy. Screen Gems, Sept. TBD
Seraphim Falls At the end of the Civil War, an army colonel (Liam Neeson) relentlessly pursues a man (Pierce Brosnan) into the wild American West to settle a score. With Anjelica Huston, Michael Wincott, Ed Lauter and Robert Baker. Written by David Von Ancken & Abby Everett Jaques. Directed by Von Ancken. Samuel Goldwyn Films, Jan. 26
Shoot 'Em Up Paul Giamatti plays the bad guy, who wants a newborn baby. Clive Owen and Monica Bellucci play unlikely allies who must keep the baby from him no matter what. Written and directed by Michael Davis. New Line, Sept. 7
Smokin' Aces When a Vegas mob boss takes out a hit on a sleazy nightclub magician who's turned state's evidence (Jeremy Piven), a hoard of assassins, bounty hunters and would-be criminals descend on the Lake Tahoe hideout where government agents
(Ryan Reynolds and Ray Liotta) are trying to protect him. With Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia, Peter Berg, Martin Henderson, Taraji Henson and
Alicia Keys. Written and directed by Joe Carnahan. Universal, Jan. 26
Spider-Man 3 Just when Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) has a grip on the whole superhero thing, his suit mysteriously turns black, giving him enhanced powers, and two new villains, Sandman and Venom, appear on the streets of New York. With Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard and James Cromwell. Columbia Pictures, May 4. Also in Imax.
300 Another stylish adaptation of a Frank Miller graphic novel in the vein of "Sin City," although this one recounts the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, with King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans holding off Xerxes and his Persian army. With Lena Headey, David Wenham and Dominic West. Screenplay by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad and Michael B. Gordon. Directed by Snyder. Warner Bros., March 9
3:10 to Yuma James Mangold writes and directs this remake of the 1957 western based on Elmore Leonard's novel about a Civil War veteran who volunteers to transport a dangerous outlaw. Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Gretchen Mol, Dallas Roberts, Ben Foster and Vinessa Shaw star. Lionsgate, Oct. 12
TMNT After an absence from the big screen of nearly 14 years, the pizza-loving Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return, not to live action, but to CGI animation, once again fighting their arch rival, the Shredder. Written and directed by Kevin Munroe. Warner Bros./Weinstein Co., March 23
Transformers Uber-action director Michael Bay resurrects the 1980s-era robotic action figures in a live-action film about a war on Earth between the good-guy Autobots and the villainous Deceptacons. With Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Anderson, Rachael Taylor, Megan Fox, John Turturro and Jon Voight. Screenplay by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman, story by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman and John Rogers. Paramount Pictures, July 4
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres Just what were the circumstances that caused a sentient meatball, milkshake and box of French fries to band together as a super crime-fighting team? Find out as they battle the cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past for control of a piece of exercise equipment that can control the galaxy. With the voices of Matt Maiellaro, Dave Willis, Dana Snyder, Carey Means, Andy Merrill and Mike Schatz. Written and directed by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis. First Look Pictures, March 16
Bee Movie Jerry Seinfeld wrote and lent his voice to this story of a mild-mannered bee who inadvertently discovers that humans have been stealing bees' honey for centuries and sets out to protect their resources. With the voices of Renee Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, John Goodman, Chris Rock, Megan Mullally, Kathy Bates, Alan Arkin and Patrick Warburton. Directed by Simon J. Smith and Steve Hickner. DreamWorks Animation / Paramount Pictures, Nov. 2
Foodfight! When the humans head home for the evening, the aisles of a supermarket come to life with a community of branded shelf-dwellers threatened by the arrival of Brand X. Voices by Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria, Wayne Brady, Christopher Lloyd, Chris Kattan, Hillary Duff and Haylie Duff. Written by Brent Friedman, Rebecca Swanson and Sean Derek. Directed by Larry Kasanoff. Lionsgate, Nov. 16
Meet the Robinsons An orphan travels to the future, where he discovers the odd Robinson family needs his help. With the voices of Angela Bassett, Tom Selleck, Harland Williams, Laurie Metcalf, Adam West, Ethan Sandler and Tom Kenny. Screenplay by Michelle Bochner, based on the book by William Joyce. Directed by Steve Anderson. Walt Disney Pictures, March 30
Persepolis Inspired by Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution in the 1970s. Written and directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Satrapi. Sony Pictures Classics, TBD
Shrek the Third The big green ogre (Mike Myers) faces enforced coronation as the next king of Far Far Away, unless his friends Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss In Boots (Antonio Banderas) can find a suitable replacement. With the voices of Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Justin Timberlake, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Cheri Oteri, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amy Sedaris, John Krasinski and Ian McShane. Screenplay by Jeffrey Price & Peter S. Seaman and J. David Stern, Joe Stillman, David N. Weiss and Jon Zack. Directed by Chris Miller and Raman Hui. DreamWorks Animation/Paramount Pictures, May 18
The Simpsons Movie Most TV series are off the air before they reach the big screen, but after 18 seasons, 400 episodes and no immediate end in sight, Matt Groening and company went ahead and did a movie simultaneously. Expect it to make a lot of "d'oh." With the voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Pamela Hayden, Tress MacNeille and Albert Brooks. Screenplay by Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Al Jean, Mike Scully, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder and Jon Vitti. Directed by David Silverman. 20th Century Fox, July 27
Surf's Up Go behind the scenes of the world of competitive surfing with a surfing penguin (Shia LaBeouf) who leaves his family in Antarctica to compete in the Big Z Memorial Surf Off. With the voices of Zooey Deschanel, Jeff Bridges, Jon Heder, James Woods and Mario Cantone. Directed by Ash Brannon and Chris Buck. Columbia Pictures, June 8
Adam's Apples A middle-aged neo-Nazi is sentenced to community service at a small church, where the vicar assigns him the task of nurturing the church's lone apple tree, which subsequently gets attacked by crows, maggots and the forces of mother nature. With Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas. Written and directed by Anders Thomas Jensen. Outsider Pictures, March TBD
The Amateurs Jeff Bridges plays a man in midlife crisis who recruits his small-town friends and neighbors in a scheme to get rich by making the first truly innocent adult movie. With Ted Danson, William Fichtner, Patrick Fugit, Lauren Graham, Tim Blake Nelson, Joe Pantoliano, Isaiah Washington and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Written and directed by Michael Traeger. Bauer Martinez, TBD
Are We Done Yet? Ice Cube follows up the family vacation in "Are We There Yet?" with a remake of "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" in which a "fixer-upper" home in the country becomes a never-ending money pit for an urban family. With Nia Long, John C. McGinley, Aleisha Allen and Philip Daniel Bolden. Screenplay by Robert Ramsey & Matthew Stone and J. David Stem & David N. Weiss. Directed by Steve Carr. Revolution Studios/Columbia Pictures, April 6
Balls of Fury A broke former professional pingpong player (Dan Fogler) is recruited by the FBI to infiltrate the world of underground ping-pong tournaments and take down his father's killer, the villainous pingpong player Feng (Christopher Walken). With George Lopez, Maggie Q, Thomas Lennon and Robert Patrick. Written by Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant. Directed by Garant. Rogue Pictures, April 27
Bean II Rowan Atkinson takes his pratfalling, nearly mute character, Mr. Bean, on vacation to Cannes, where he's mistaken for a kidnapper and a world-famous filmmaker. With Emma de Caunes, Jean Rochefort, Antoine de Caunes and Willem Dafoe. Written by Robin Driscoll and Hamish McColl. Directed by Steve Bendelack. Universal, Sept. 28
Because I Said So Diane Keaton plays the over-protective mother of three very different women -- a stable psychologist (Lauren Graham), a sexpot (Piper Perabo) and an insecure wallflower (Mandy Moore), whom Mom decides to fix up with men from online personals. Written by Karen Leigh Hopkins & Jessie Nelson. Directed by Michael Lehmann. Universal, Feb. 2
Bratz The popular line of fashion-conscious dolls spawns this live-action film about four girls from different economic strata who reject their respective high school cliques and band together. Lionsgate, Aug. 17
The Brothers Solomon Fathering a child is easier said than done for two socially inept brothers (Will Arnett and Will Forte) who were raised in a remote arctic location. With Chi McBride, Kristen Wiig and Malin Akerman. Written by Will Forte. Directed by Bob Odenkirk. Screen Gems/Revolution Studios, August TBD
Color Me Kubrick During the late 1990s, a charming con man named Alan Conway passed himself off as the reclusive Stanley Kubrick, riding the director's reputation to free drinks and a few moments of fame. With John Malkovich. Screenplay by Anthony Frewin. Directed by Brian W. Cook. Magnolia Pictures, March 23
The Comebacks Spoof of inspirational sports movies, with David Koechner as a down-on-his-luck football coach, who rallies a team of gridiron misfits and takes them to the championships. With Matthew Lawrence, Brooke Nevin, Jackie Long and Jesse Garcia. Directed by Tom Brady. Fox Atomic, March 23
Cut Sleeve Boys Two Chinese British gay men attend a friend's funeral and attempt to discover what will truly make them happy in life before they die. With Chowee Leow, Steven Lim and Gareth Rhys Davies. Written and directed by Ray Yeung. Here! Films/Regent Releasing, March TBD
Dan in Real Life A widower (Steve Carell) falls in love with a woman (Juliette Binoche) before realizing she's his brother's girlfriend. With Dane Cook and John Mahoney. Written by Pierce Gardner and Peter Hedges. Directed by Hedges. Touchstone Pictures, Sep. 21
The Darjeeling Limited Idiosyncratic director Wes Anderson goes to India as three brothers (Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman) try to reconnect during a train ride across the country. Written by Anderson, Schwartzman and Roman Coppola. Fox Searchlight, fall TBD
Death at a Funeral A man must deal with his unruly British family as he tries to make his father's funeral a perfect event. With Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Dinklage, Alan Tudyk and Ewen Bremner. Written by Dean Craig. Directed by Frank Oz. MGM, April TBD
Delta Farce Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and DJ Qualls play three gun-loving buddies out for a weekend of target practice who are mistaken for real soldiers and sent to Iraq. When they get sent to Mexico instead, they don't realize they're not in the Middle East. With Keith David and Danny Trejo. Written by Bear Aderhold and Tom Sullivan. Directed by CB Harding. Lionsgate, May 11
Eagle vs. Shark Love and romance in the service industry when a relationship blossoms between a fast-food cashier and an electronics store clerk. With Loren Horsley and Jemaine Clement. Written and directed by Taika Waititi. Miramax, June 1
Enchanted Banished from her animated fantasy world, a princess (Amy Adams) takes to the streets of live action New York, where she falls in love with a divorce lawyer (Patrick Dempsey) even though she's promised to a fairy tale prince (James Marsden). With Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, Rachel Covey and Susan Sarandon. Written by Bill Kelly, with songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. Directed by Kevin Lima. Walt Disney Pictures, Nov. 21
Epic Movie A spoof of blockbuster movies that parodies bits from "Pirates of the Caribbean," "The Da Vinci Code," "Harry Potter" and "The Chronicles of Narnia," among others. With Kal Penn, Adam Campbell and Jennifer Coolidge. Written and directed by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer. 20th Century Fox, Jan. 26.
Evan Almighty In this sequel to "Bruce Almighty," God (Morgan Freeman) returns to Earth to give orders to an uptight congressman (Steve Carell): build an ark and fill it with two animals of every kind. With Lauren Graham, John Goodman and John Michael Higgins. Written by Steve Oedekerk. Directed by Tom Shadyac. Universal, June 22
Everything's Gone Green "Generation X" author Douglas Coupland wrote the screenplay for this romance between a hapless writer for a lottery magazine (Paulo Costanzo) and a film set-dresser (Steph Song) who's already got a boyfriend. Directed by Paul Fox. First Independent Pictures, April 20
Fast Track Generational spokesman Zach Braff has to grow up when his attorney wife (Amanda Peet) decides to become a stay-at-home mom, forcing him to get a job with her father (Charles Grodin) in her Ohio hometown. With Jason Bateman, Mia Farrow, Donal Logue, Amy Poehler and Amy Adams. Written by David Guion and Michael Handelman. Directed by Jesse Peretz. MGM/Weinstein Co., March 9
Fido In an alternate world of the 1950s, zombies have risen from the grave, but they've been (almost) successfully domesticated. When Timmy Robinson's mom brings home a zombie servant (Billy Connolly), Timmy names him Fido and instantly becomes his best friend, even though Fido sometimes eats people. With Carrie-Anne Moss, K'Sun Ray, Henry Czerny, Dylan Baker and Tim Blake Nelson. Written and directed by Andrew Currie. Lionsgate, March 9
Firehouse Dog A pampered Hollywood pooch gets separated from its owner and winds up as the mascot of a run-down fire station, where it helps turn around the fortunes of the fire chief and his 12-year-old son. With Josh Hutcherson, Bruce Greenwood, Bree Turner, Dash Mihok and Steven Culp. Written by Claire-Dee Lim & Mike Werb & Michael Colleary. Directed by Todd Holland. 20th Century Fox, June 1
Fred Claus Santa Claus' underachieving older brother (Vince Vaughn) is a crooked repo man until he runs afoul of the law and has to help out in Santa's toyshop to avoid jail time, which injects the holiday season with a nasty case of sibling rivalry. With Paul Giamatti, Miranda Richardson, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates and Kevin Spacey. Written by Dan Fogelman. Directed by David Dobkin. Warner Bros., Nov. 9
Full of It A teenage liar (Ryan Pinkston) spins some tall tales to fit in at his new school, but when his stories suddenly start coming true, he has a whole new set of problems. With Teri Polo and Craig Kilborn. Screenplay by Scott Moore & Jon Lucas, story by Yoni Berkovits & Tony Dreannan and Tom Gammill & Max Pross. Directed by Christian Charles. New Line, March 2
The Game Plan A superstar Boston quarterback (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) dreams of football glory and living the bachelor high life; it all comes to a crashing halt when he discovers he is the father of a 7-year-old girl. With Roselyn Sanchez, Kyra Sedgwick, Morris Chestnut and Madison Pettis. Directed by Andy Fickman. Walt Disney Pictures, Fall
Gray Matters A brother and sister (Thomas Cavanagh and Heather Graham) are so perfectly in sync that they both fall in love with the same woman (Bridget Moynahan). With Molly Shannon, Alan Cumming, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Shelley and Gloria Gaynor. Written and directed by Sue Kramer. Yari Film Group, Feb. 23
Hot Fuzz The creators of "Shaun of the Dead" spoof the cop action genre with the story of a London cop (Simon Pegg) sent to a small town and paired with an incompetent new partner (Nick Frost). With Jim Broadbent. Written by Pegg and Edgar Wright. Directed by Wright. Rogue Pictures, April 13
Hot Rod "Saturday Night Live's" "Lazy Sunday" star Andy Samberg plays an Evel Knievel-like stuntman who plans to jump 15 buses to save his abusive stepfather's life, so he can then fight him. With Isla Fisher, Jorma Taccone, Bill Hader, Sissy Spacek and Ian McShane. Screenplay by Pam Brady and Samberg & Taccone & Akiva Schaffer, story by Brady. Directed by Schaffer. Paramount Pictures, June 1
I Could Never Be Your Woman Michelle Pfeiffer plays a divorced mother who finds herself falling for a man in his 20s (Paul Rudd). With Jon Lovitz and Tracey Ullman. Written and directed by Amy Heckerling. MGM, TBD
I Think I Love My Wife Chris Rock co-wrote, directed and stars as a married man who suddenly finds himself tempted by a new woman (Kerry Washington) while his wife is preoccupied with her career. With Gina Torres and Steve Buscemi. Screenplay by Rock & Louis C.K, based on the film "Chloe in the Afternoon." Fox Searchlight, March 16
Kickin' It Old Skool Revived after a 20-year coma, a break-dance champion (Jamie Kennedy) must learn to compete in a world where hip-hop and gangsta rap have replaced the sounds of the '80s. With cameos by David Hasselhoff, Erik Estrada and Emmanuel Lewis. Directed by Harvey Glazer. Yari Film Group, April 27
Knocked Up Writer-director Judd Apatow follows up "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" with a cautionary tale of an up-and-coming entertainment reporter (Katherine Heigl) whose one-night stand with an underachiever (Seth Rogen) results in pregnancy and a whole of lot of decisions to make. With Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jay Baruchel and Jonah Hill. Universal, June 1
License to Wed A soon-to-wed couple (John Krasinski and Mandy Moore) want nothing more than to have a traditional wedding at her family church, but the pastor (Robin Williams) insists they pass his marriage-prep course first. With Eric Christian Olsen, Christine Taylor and Josh Flitter. Screenplay by Kim Barker and Tim Rasmussen & Vince DiMeglio, story by Barker & Wayne Lloyd. Directed by Ken Kwapis. Warner Bros., July 4
Mama's Boy Jon Heder plays a 29-year-old whose comfortable niche living with his mother is threatened when she begins dating a motivational speaker. Diane Keaton, Jeff Daniels and Anna Faris also star. Written by Hank Nelken. Directed by Tim Hamilton. Warner Independent Pictures, Summer
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Dustin Hoffman plays the 243-year-old Mr. Magorium, owner of a magical toy shop, who gives ownership of the store to his manager (Natalie Portman) -- and bizarre things begin to happen. With Jason Bateman and Zach Mills. Written and directed by Zach Helm. 20th Century Fox, Nov. 16
Mr. Woodcock When a man (Seann William Scott) discovers that his mother (Susan Sarandon) is being romanced by the gym teacher (Billy Bob Thornton) who made his childhood years miserable, he will do anything to thwart him. With Amy Poehler and Ethan Suplee. Written by Michael Carnes and Josh Gilbert. Directed by Craig Gillespie. New Line, Oct. 26
Music and Lyrics Hungry for a comeback, a washed-up '80s pop star (Hugh Grant) teams with a shy songwriter (Drew Barrymore) to come up with a hit song for the singer to perform with a current pop icon. With Brad Garrett, Kristen Johnston and Campbell Scott. Written and directed by Marc Lawrence. Warner Bros., Feb. 14
My Best Friend Realizing he has no friends, a self-important antiques dealer engages an affable taxi driver to teach him how to be liked. Written and directed by Patrice Leconte. Daniel Auteuil, Pierre Aussedat, Dany Boon, Cyril Couton and Julie Gayet star. IFC Films, June 1
The Nanny Diaries A working-class girl (Scarlett Johannson) accepts a job with a wealthy family she calls "The X's" and quickly learns the pitfalls of life in the upper class. With Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti, Donna Murphy, Chris Evans and
Alicia Keys. Written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. MGM/Weinstein Co., March 9
The Next Girl I See Disillusioned by love, a jilted man (Jason Biggs) makes a sudden proposal to a waitress he doesn't know (Isla Fisher) and the two embark on a surprising relationship. With Joe Pantoliano. Written and directed by Michael Ian Black. MGM, TBD
Norbit Eddie Murphy costars with himself again in this story of a hapless nice guy (Murphy) raised by an old Chinese man (Murphy) and forced to marry a monster of a woman (Murphy), but who pines for his childhood love (nope, Thandie Newton). Screenplay by Eddie Murphy & Charles Murphy and Jay Scherick & David Ronn. Directed by Brian Robbins. DreamWorks, Feb. 9
Ocean's Thirteen More smoothie caper action from George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and director Steven Soderbergh, with Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin joining them on the already crowded marquee. With Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner and Elliott Gould. Written by Brian Koppelman & David Levien. Warner Bros., June 8
Puccini for Beginners A heartbroken lesbian (Elizabeth Reaser) finds herself caught in a love triangle when she begins relationships with a man (Justin Kirk) and the man's most recent ex-girlfriend (Gretchen Mol) at the same time. With Jennifer Dundas, Tina Benko and Brian Letscher. Written and directed by Maria Maggenti. Strand Releasing, Feb. 9
Reno 911!: Miami Washoe County's finest travel from Comedy Central to the big screen to battle bioterrorists who attack a law enforcement convention in Miami. With Carlos Alazraqui, Mary Birdsong, Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Thomas Lennon, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Niecy Nash and Cedric Yarbrough. Screenplay by Lennon & Garant & Kenney-Silver. Directed by Garant. 20th Century Fox, Feb. 23
Rush Hour 3 Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan reprise their roles as buddy cops, this time traveling to Paris to battle a Chinese crime family. Written by Jeff Nathanson. Directed by Brett Ratner. New Line, Aug. 10
Samoan Wedding Think "Wedding Crashers" Polynesian-style, as four friends famous for their wedding day high jinks are tasked with finding proper dates before the next ceremony or risk being banned forever. With Oscar Kightley, Robbie Magasiva, Shimpal Lelisi and Iaheto Ah Hi. Written by Kightley and James Griffin. Directed by Chris Graham. Magnolia Pictures, TBD
Severance A group of office drones out for a weekend of paintball on the company dime find themselves being hunted and killed by a group of bloodthirsty soldiers. With Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Tom McInerny and Toby Stephens. Directed by Christopher Smith. Magnolia Pictures, April 20
Smiley Face A struggling actress embarks on a surrealistic journey into the underworld after she happens to eat her roommate's drug-laced cupcakes. With Anna Faris, John Krasinski, Danny Masterson, Adam Brody and Jane Lynch. Written by Dylan Haggerty. Directed by Gregg Araki. First Look Pictures, April 20
Spring Breakdown Three life-long geeks (Amy Poehler, Parker Posey and Rachel Dratch) attempt to recapture their lost youth while chaperoning a teen during spring break on South Padre Island. With Amber Tamblyn, Seth Meyers, Sophie Monk, Missi Pyle and Jane Lynch. Screenplay by Ryan Shiraki, story by Dratch & Shiraki. Directed by Shiraki. Warner Bros., April 13
Starter for 10 A working-class kid (James McAvoy) making his way through an upper-crust British university falls for his teammate (Rebecca Hall) on a TV quiz show and attempts to woo her with his trivia knowledge. With Alice Eve. Screenplay by David Nicholls, based on his book. Directed by Tom Vaughan. Picturehouse, Feb. 16
Super Bad "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" director Judd Apatow produced this story of much younger virgins as two high school friends go off to college and race to get lucky. With Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen and Bill Hader. Written by Evan Goldberg & Rogen. Directed by Greg Mottola. Columbia Picutres, Aug. 17
Tortilla Heaven Life will never be the same again in a small New Mexico town after someone spots the image of Jesus Christ on a tortilla. With Lupe Ontiveros, Miguel Sandoval, George Lopez, Olivia Hussey, Jose Zuniga and Irene Bedard. Written and directed by Judy Hecht Dumontet. Archangel Entertainment, March 16
Unconscious The sexual taboos of early 20th century Barcelona in the time of Freud are the basis of this story of a brother and pregnant sister-in-law (Luis Tosar and Leonor Watling) caught up in a search for the woman's missing husband. In Spanish with English subtitles. Written by Dominic Harari, Joaquin Oristrell and Teresa Pelegri. Directed by Oristrell. Regent Releasing, Feb. 9
Underdog An ordinary beagle is given superhuman powers and the voice of Jason Lee in this live action adaptation of the popular cartoon series. With Jim Belushi, Peter Dinklage, John Slattery, Patrick Warburton and Brad Garrett, with the voice of Amy Adams. Screenplay by Adam Rifkin and Joe Piscatella & Craig A. Williams. Directed by Frederik Du Chau. Walt Disney Pictures, TBD
Untitled Farrelly Brothers Project The Farrellys reteam with "There's Something About Mary" star Ben Stiller for the story of a newly married man who discovers during his Mexican honeymoon that his new wife is one of the most awful people alive. With Michelle Monaghan, Malin Akerman, Jerry Stiller, Rob Corddry, Carlos Mencia, Scott Wilson, Danny McBride and Polly Holliday. DreamWorks, Oct. 5
The Valet To keep his wife from figuring out he was photographed with his mistress, a wealthy Frenchman recruits a poor parking attendant to house his mistress and pretend to be her boyfriend. With Gad Elmaleh, Alice Taglioni, Daniel Auteuil, Kristin Scott Thomas, Richard Berry and Virginie Ledoyen. Directed by Francis Veber. Sony Pictures Classics, April 20
Wild Hogs Four suburban guys (Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy) try to recapture their youth through a cross-country motorcycle ride, which leads them to an encounter with a real-life biker gang. With Marisa Tomei, Jill Hennessy and Ray Liotta. Written by Brad Copeland. Directed by Walt Becker. Touchstone, March 2
Year of the Dog "School of Rock" writer Mike White makes his directorial debut with the story of a dog-loving secretary (Molly Shannon) who undergoes a massive personal transformation when her dog dies. With Regina King, Peter Sarsgaard, John C. Reilly and Laura Dern. Paramount Vantage, April 13
Air Guitar Nation The lives of aspiring metal-heads preparing for the first US Air Guitar Championships. Directed by Alexandra Lipsitz. Shadow Distribution, April
Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? A no-name college instructor competes against Missouri's most famous political family to fill outgoing House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt's seat in this account of the 2004 Missouri Democratic primary. Directed by Frank Popper. At Risk Films, Feb. 9.
Fired! Actress Annabelle Gurwitch was so traumatized after being dropped from a Woody Allen play, she set out to examine everyone's experiences with being downsized -- from comedians to regular working folk. With Tim Allen, David Cross, Andy Dick, Illeana Douglas, Jeff Garlin, Judy Gold, Anne Meara, Bob Odenkirk, Robert Reich, Jeffrey Ross, Harry Shearer, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stein, Paul F. Tompkins and Fred Willard. Directed by Chris Bradley and Kyle La Brache. International Film Circuit, March 2.
Five Days in September: The Rebirth of an Orchestra An inside account of the first days of the remade Toronto Symphony Orchestra under the baton of new music director Peter Oundjian. With Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma. Directed by Barbara Willis Sweete. Outsider Pictures, July
Into Great Silence The monks of the Grande Chartreuse, a monastery in the French Alps, live and worship in silence. Filmmaker Philip Groning lived among them for six months, recording their daily rituals without a crew or artificial lighting. Zeitgeist Films, March 9
Maxed Out Americans' spiraling debt is the subject of James Scurlock's investigative piece about how the credit card and financial industries really work and how the rich get richer while the poor get poorer. Truly Indie, March 9.
Sacco and Vanzetti John Turturro and Tony Shalhoub read aloud the prison writings of two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of murder and executed in Boston in 1927 after a highly controversial trial. Directed by Peter Miller. First Run Features, April 6.
Show Business Behind-the-scenes with four Broadway musicals: "Wicked," "Avenue Q," "Taboo" and "Caroline, or Change" with intimate views of the actors in rehearsal up through opening night. With Alan Cumming, Boy George, Rosie O'Donnell and Kristin Chenoweth. Directed by Dori Berinstein. Here! Films/Regent Releasing, April 27.
Sicko Never one to shy away from a fight, Michael Moore takes on the American health care industry in his latest film. Weinstein Co., TBD
'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris Filmmaker Raymond De Felitta sets out to discover how one of the most well-regarded singers of the 1950s, Jackie Paris, could exist in such anonymity today. Outsider Pictures, Aug.
An Unreasonable Man Consumer activist or political party pooper, love him or hate him, Ralph Nader's career, from obscure public interest lawyer to presidential candidate, has been a roller coaster rarely equaled in American public life. First-time filmmakers Henriette Mantel (a former Nader employee) and Steve Skrovan, interview friends, enemies and Nader himself to get a portrait of the divisive figure. IFC First Take, Feb. 9.
Verdict on Auschwitz: The Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial 1963-1965 Filmmakers Rolf Bickel and Dietrich Wagner present a detailed history of the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, taken from over 430 hours of audiotape made during the subsequent trial of the Nazi participants in Frankfurt, Germany. First Run Features, Jan. 26.
Words of My Perfect Teacher Buddhist teacher and avid soccer fan Khyentse Norbu travels from the streets of New York to the World Cup in Germany to the mountain kingdom of Bhutan, with filmmaker Lesley Ann Patten in tow, interviewing others, including Bernardo Bertolucci and Steven Seagal about the man who is third in line from the Dalai Lama. International Film Circuit, April 6
After the Wedding The administrator of an orphanage in India is lured back to his native Denmark to attend a possible donor's daughter's wedding. There he must come to terms with his past. With Mads Mikkelsen, Rolf Lassgard and Sidse Babett Knudsen. Screenplay by Anders Tomas Jensen. Directed by Susanne Bier. IFC Films, March 30.
Amazing Grace Ioan Gruffudd plays William Wilberforce, the man who toiled ceaselessly to abolish Britain's slave trade in the late 18th century, overcoming intense resistance from members of Parliament. With Albert Finney, Romola Garai, Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell, Ciaran Hinds and Youssou N'Dour. Written by Steven Knight. Directed by Michael Apted. Samuel Goldwyn Films/Roadside Attractions, Feb. 23.
American Gangster Denzel Washington plays an up-and-coming crime boss on the streets of 1970s Harlem. Russell Crowe plays the rogue cop bent on taking down the new kingpin in the drug trade. With Josh Brolin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Carla Gugino, John Hawkes, Ted Levine and RZA. Written by Steve Zaillian. Directed by Ridley Scott. Universal, Nov. 2.
An American Crime Catherine Keener plays a mother of seven who becomes the caretaker of the young daughter of carnival workers and turns her children into a cult of abuse against the girl. With Ellen Page, Bradley Whitford and James Franco. Written by Tommy O'Haver and Irene Turner. Directed by O'Haver. First Look Pictures, Aug. 17.
And When Did You Last See Your Father? Exploration of the relationship between the poet Blake Morrison (Colin Firth) and his father (Jim Broadbent). With Juliet Stevenson and Gina McKee. Screenplay by David Nicholls, based on the book by Morrison. Directed by Anand Tucker. Sony Pictures Classics, TBD
The Astronaut Farmer The visually stylish Polish brothers tell the story of a wannabe astronaut (Billy Bob Thornton) who builds a rocket in his barn, and arouses the ire of the FBI, CIA, FAA, NASA and U.S. military. With Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern and Tim Blake Nelson. Written by Mark Polish & Michael Polish. Directed by the brothers. Warner Bros., Feb. 23.
Atonement The director of "Pride & Prejudice" adapts Ian McEwan's bestselling novel about the effects a young girl's false accusations have on her older sister (Keira Knightley) and her lover (James McAvoy). With Vanessa Redgrave, Romola Garai and Brenda Blethyn. Screenplay by Christopher Hampton. Directed by Joe Wright. Focus Features, Aug. 31.
Avenue Montaigne A simple Parisian girl (Cecile de France) lands a job at an exclusive cafe on Paris' Avenue Montaigne. There she encounters TV stars, movie directors, art collectors and musicians, whose lives she affects through her charm. With Valerie Lamercier, Sydney Pollack, Albert Dupontel and Laura Morante. Written by Daniele Thompson and Christopher Thompson. Directed by Thompson. ThinkFilm, Feb. 16
Away From Her Actress Sarah Polley makes her writing and directing debut with this adaptation of Alice Munro's short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain" about an aging couple looking back on their relationship while dealing with the effects of Alzheimer's. With Julie Christie and Olympia Dukakis. Lionsgate, May 4
Becoming Jane Jane Austen's early years, with Anne Hathaway as the budding writer. With Maggie Smith, Julie Walters and James McAvoy. Written by Sarah Williams and Kevin Hood. Directed by Julian Jarrold. Miramax, Aug. 3.
Believe in Me After moving to Oklahoma, a high school boys' basketball coach gets a surprise when a mix-up results in him coaching the girls' team. Jeffrey Donovan, Samantha Mathis and Bruce Dern star. Directed by Robert Collector. IFC Films, March 9
Beyond the Gates War-torn Rwanda is the backdrop for the story of a school teacher (Hugh Dancy) who must choose between leaving with the U.N. or standing strong with his students. With John Hurt. Screenplay by David Wolstencroft, story by Richard Alwyn and David Belton. Directed by Michael Caton-Jones. IFC Films, March 16.
Black Snake Moan There are no actual snakes this time as Samuel L. Jackson plays an emotionally damaged former bluesman who takes in a beaten young woman (Christina Ricci) and attempts to help her while healing himself in the process. With Justin Timberlake and S. Epatha Merkerson. Written and directed by Craig Brewer. Paramount Vantage, Feb. 23.
Blind Dating A young blind man (Chris Pine) falls for his nurse (Anjali Jay) when he enters the hospital for experimental surgery that could restore his vision. The only catch is the woman is already set up for an arranged marriage. With Eddie Kaye Thomas and Jane Seymour. Written by Christopher Theo. Directed by James Keach. Samuel Goldwyn Films, March 30.
Boy Culture A male escort named "X" and his elderly client become emotionally involved as the client imparts a love story spanning five decades. With Patrick Bauchau, Derek Magyar, Darryl Stephens, Jonathon Trent and Emily Brooke Hands. Screenplay by Q. Allan Brocka and Philip Pierce. Directed by Brocka. TLA Releasing, March 23.
Breaking & Entering Writer-director Anthony Minghella's story about a landscape architect drawn into a darker world than he's accustomed to. Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright Penn and Ray Winstone star. Weinstein Co., Feb. 9
Broken English Unlucky in love, a cynical New Yorker (Parker Posey) decides to take a chance when she meets a Frenchman (Melvil Poupaud) and goes with him to Paris. With Gena Rowlands and Drea De Matteo. Written and directed by Zoe Cassavetes. Magnolia Pictures, TBD
El Cantante Husband and wife Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony star in this biopic of the rise of Puerto Rican salsa music pioneer Hector Lavoe and his eventual undoing caused by drug abuse. Written by Leon Ichaso and David Darmstaeder & Todd Anthony Bello. Directed by Ichaso. Picturehouse, TBD
Close to Home Two young Israeli women overcome their differences when they are paired during their compulsory army service. Written and directed by Vidi Bilu and Dalia Hager. Smadar Sayar, Naama Schendar, Danny Geva, Sharon Reginiano, Sandra Schonwald, Irit Suki, Ami Weinberg, Katia Zinbris, Anna Stephan and Ilanit Ben Yaakov star. IFC First Take, TBD
Diggers Two generations of clam diggers in the Hamptons on Long Island in the 1970s struggle to maintain their way of life as the area around them becomes a playground for the rich. With Paul Rudd, Maura Tierney, Lauren Ambrose and Josh Hamilton. Directed by Katherine Dieckmann. Magnolia Pictures, April 20.
Dynamite Warrior A young man seeks to avenge his parents' murder by tracking down the man responsible, a man he knows only as a cattle rustler. He makes it his life's mission to stop all cattle rustling. With Dan Chupong. Directed by Chalerm Wongpim. Magnolia, TBD
Eleven Men Out Rejected by his teammates after coming out of the closet, Iceland's star soccer player (Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson) quits the pros and joins an amateur team of gay men. With Lilja Nott Porarinsdottir and Arnaldur Ernst. Written by Robert I. Douglas and Jon Atli Jonason. Directed by Douglas. Here! Films/Regent Releasing, May
Evening A dying woman (Vanessa Redgrave) is compelled to share her life story with her daughters, including the passionate love affair she had when she was a young woman (Claire Danes). With Toni Collette, Patrick Wilson, Hugh Dancy, Natasha Richardson, Glenn Close and Meryl Streep. Screenplay by Michael Cunningham, based on the book by Susan Minot. Directed by Lajos Koltai. Focus Features, June 15.
The Exterminating Angels A French filmmaker's project exploring female pleasure leads to complicated involvements with his cast. Frederic van den Driessche, Maroussia Dubreuil, Lise Bellynck, Marie Allan and Sophie Bonnet star. Directed by Jean-Claude Brisseau. IFC First Take, TBD
Fay Grim Writer-director Hal Hartley returns to the characters from "Henry Fool," following Fay (Parker Posey), a single mom from Queens who goes to Paris to retrieve her missing husband's possessions and gets involved in a world of espionage. With Jeff Goldblum, Leo Fitzpatrick and Thomas Jay Ryan. Magnolia Pictures, May 18.
First Snow Guy Pearce stars as a slick salesman on the brink of a big deal who gets rattled by the ominous predictions of a soothsayer. With Piper Perabo, William Fichtner, J.K. Simmons and Shea Whigham. Directed by Mark Fergus. Yari Film Group, March 23
Fracture It's a battle of wits between an engineer (Anthony Hopkins) found innocent of his wife's attempted murder and the prosecutor convinced of his guilt (Ryan Gosling). With David Strathairn and Rosamund Pike. Written by Dan Pyne and Glenn Gers. Directed by Gregory Hoblit. New Line, April 27
Georgia Rule Mother-daughter dynamics lead to friction between three generations of women (Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan and Felicity Huffman). With Dermot Mulroney, Cary Elwes and Garrett Hedlund. Written by Mark Andrus. Directed by Garry Marshall. Universal, May 11
The Golden Age Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush reprise their roles from the film "Elizabeth," with Blanchett playing Queen Elizabeth I, struggling to maintain her hold on the throne while dealing with her new love for the seafaring Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen). With Samantha Morton and Abbie Cornish. Screenplay by William Nicholson & Michael Hirst. Directed by Shekhar Kapur. Universal, Oct. 5.
Golden Door The experience of Italian immigrants is framed as a modern fable in writer-director Emanuele Crialese's story of a family of Sicilian peasants who must undergo much hardship on their journey to the magical land called America. With Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Vincent Schiavelli and Aurora Quattrocchi. Miramax, May 18.
Gracie Brother and sister Elisabeth and Andrew Shue star in a film inspired by a real-life incident from their past, in which a 16-year-old girl fights for the rights of girls everywhere to play competitive soccer. With Carly Schroeder. Directed by Davis Guggenheim. Picturehouse, June 1
Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams A single mother (Mirjana Karanovic) and her 12-year-old daughter (Luna Mijovic), struggling to get by in a war-torn Sarajevo neighborhood, suffer strained relations when the girl attempts to learn the truth about her father. With Leon Lucev. Written and directed by Jasmila Zbanic. Strand Releasing, Feb. 16
The Hawk Is Dying Paul Giamatti plays a Florida auto upholsterer who passes his days trying to train a red-tailed hawk and caring for his autistic nephew. With Michael Pitt and Michelle Williams. Directed by Julian Goldberger. Strand Releasing, Spring
The Hoax Inspired by the true story of Clifford Irving (Richard Gere) who almost succeeded in publishing a completely bogus autobiography of Howard Hughes. With Alfred Molina, Marcia Gay Harden and Hope Davis. Screenplay by William Wheeler. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Miramax, April 6.
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone A homeless Chinese man who survives an assault is brought to live with a man and his waitress girlfriend, where he immediately causes problems in the relationship. Directed by Tsai Ming-Liang. Strand Releasing, TBA
In the Land of Women A heartbroken writer (Adam Brody) moves to Michigan to care for his ill grandmother, but gets involved in the lives of a single mother (Meg Ryan) and her two daughters. With Kristen Stewart, Olympia Dukakis, Makenzie Vega, Elena Anaya and Clark Gregg. Written and directed by Jonathan Kasdan. Warner Bros., April 20.
In the Valley of Elah Writer-director Paul Haggis follows up his Oscar-winner "Crash" with the story of a war veteran who disappears shortly after returning from Iraq and his parents (Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Sarandon) who search for him. With Charlize Theron. Based on a story by Mark Boal and Haggis. Warner Independent Pictures, TBA
The Italian The very real problem of illegal adoption in Russia is the subject of director Andrei Kravchuk's feature debut about a 6-year-old orphan (Kolya Spiridonov) who escapes his orphanage to find his birth mother while avoiding the corrupt orphanage headmaster and the adoption broker. With Denis Moiseenko, Maria Kuznetsova, Yuri Itskov and Sasha Sirotkin. Written by Andrei Romanov. Sony Pictures Classics, Jan. 19.
The Jane Austen Book Club Five women and one man meet to discuss the works of Jane Austen and discover their lives are becoming like modern versions of her novels. With Kathy Baker, Maria Bello, Amy Brenneman, Maggie Grace, Jimmy Smits and Marc Blucas. Written and directed by Robin Swicord. Sony Pictures Classics, TBA
Jindabyne The discovery of a dead body while on a fishing trip causes a rift between the four men on the trip and their wives back home. With Gabriel Byrne and Laura Linney. Screenplay by Beatrix Christian, based on a short story by Raymond Carver. Directed by Ray Lawrence. Sony Pictures Classics, Apr. 27
King and the Clown A 15th century Korean king begins a secret romance with his court jester, who teaches the king lessons about life and the world around him. With Karm Woo-sung, Jung Jin-young, Kang Sung-yeon and Lee Joon-gi. Directed by Lee Jun-ik. CJ Entertainment, Summer
The Kite Runner Epic tale charting Afghanistan's history from the end of the monarchy through the brutal Taliban rule. Screenplay by David Benioff, based on the book by Khaled Hosseini. Directed by Marc Forster. Paramount Vantage, Nov.
Klimt While the artist Gustav Klimt (John Malkovich) lies on his death bed, he flashes back over his life and career. With Veronica Ferres, Stephen Dillane, Saffron Burrows and Nicolai Kinski. Written and directed by Raul Ruiz. Outsider Pictures, April
Lights in the Dusk Third part of a trilogy that began with "Drifting Clouds" and "The Man Without a Past." This installment deals with loneliness, as a single man struggles against a harsh world. Directed by Aki Kaurismaki. Strand Releasing, Spring TBD
The Lives of Others During the later years of the Cold War, a captain in East Germany's secret police (Ulrich Muhe) experiences slow disillusionment in his government as he becomes obsessed with a surveillance operation on a playwright (Sebastian Koch) and his beautiful actress girlfriend (Martina Gedeck). With Ulrich Tukur. Written and directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. Sony Pictures Classics, Feb. 9.
Looking for Cheyenne Financial and career problems drive a wedge between two women in love with each other, when one of them has to leave Paris and move to the French countryside. With Mila Dekker, Aurelia Petit and Malik Zidi. Written and directed by Valerie Minetto. Here! Films/Regent Releasing, May
The Lookout A mentally impaired former high school athlete (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he gets involved in a planned heist. With Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Bruce McGill and Isla Fisher. Written and directed by Scott Frank. Miramax, March 23.
Lucky You The cutthroat world of professional poker is the backdrop for "L.A. Confidential" director Curtis Hanson's film about a slick player (Eric Bana) who's a whiz at the game, but not so good at maintaining personal relationships with his girlfriend (Drew Barrymore) and his father (Robert Duvall). Written by Eric Roth and Curtis Hanson. Warner Bros., March 16.
Mafioso Re-release of the 1962 Italian neo-realist film about a factory foreman (Alberto Sordi) who returns to his Sicilian hometown with his family, but finds himself being hired as a hit man by the local mafia don. With Norma Bengell. Screenplay by Rafael Azcona, Marco Ferreri, Agenore Incrocci and Furio Scarpelli, story by Bruno Caruso. Directed by Alberto Lattuada. Rialto Pictures, Jan. 26
Margaret A teenage girl (Anna Paquin) feels responsible for an accident that claims the life of a woman, but when she tries to set things right, she faces resistance from everyone around her. With Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, J. Smith-Cameron and Matthew Broderick. Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan. Fox Searchlight, TBD
Margot at the Wedding Writer-director Noah Baumbach follows-up "The Squid and the Whale" with another portrait of a family in distress. With Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jack Black. Paramount Vantage, Oct. 12.
Martian Child A recently widowed science-fiction writer (John Cusack) adopts a boy who claims to be from Mars, and the writer suspects the boy may be telling the truth. With Amanda Peet and Joan Cusack. Based on the short story by David Gerrold. Directed by Menno Meyjes. New Line, Oct. 12.
Michael Clayton A hot-shot New York lawyer (George Clooney) faces a personal and professional crisis when he has to clean up a mess created by his law firm in the middle of a multimillion-dollar trial. With Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton and Sydney Pollack. Written and directed by Tony Gilroy. Warner Bros., Sept. 14
A Mighty Heart The beheading in Pakistan of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is the basis for this story about his abduction and the race to find him before tragedy strikes. With Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman and Archie Panjabi. Screenplay by Michael Winterbottom, Laurence Coriat and John Orloff. Directed by Winterbottom. Paramount Vantage, June 22.
Mongol The story of how a young man named Genghis Khan (Tadanobu Asano) became known as the father of Mongolia. Written by Sergei Bodrov and Arif Aliyev. Directed by Bodrov. Picturehouse, TBD
The Namesake An Indian family juggles the twin challenges of cultural integration and preserving its heritage when it relocates from Calcutta to New York City in this film based on the best-selling novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. With Kal Penn, Tabu, Irfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett and Zuleikha Robinson. Screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala. Directed by Mira Nair. Fox Searchlight, March 9.
Nancy Drew The youthful sleuth and hero of book-reading girls everywhere goes Hollywood as she attempts to solve the mystery behind the death of a beautiful movie star. With Emma Roberts, Josh Flitter, Max Thieriot, Rachael Leigh Cook and Tate Donovan. Screenplay by Andrew Fleming and Tiffany Paulsen, story by Paulsen, based on the characters created by Carolyn Keene. Directed by Fleming. Warner Bros., June 15.
Offside A group of Iranian girls attempts to watch a live soccer match, something they are banned from doing in their native country. Directed by Jafar Panahi. Sony Pictures Classics, April 6.
The Other Boleyn Girl European history gets sexed up as the Boleyn sisters, Anne (Natalie Portman) and Mary (Scarlett Johannson), vie for the hand of King Henry VIII (Eric Bana). With Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Rylance and David Morissey. Screenplay by Peter Morgan, based on the novel by Philippa Gregory. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Columbia Pictures, TBD
Out of Hand Two teenage boys love to cause trouble and court danger, but when they kidnap a 30-year-old woman and bring her to their hideout, a rift slowly grows between them. With Ludwig Trepte, Sergej Moya and Elisabetta Rocchetti. Written and directed by Eva Urthaler. Picture This! Entertainment, June
Paris, Je T'Aime The various aspects of Paris are revealed through vignettes by 21 directors. With Fanny Ardant, Juliette Binoche, Steve Buscemi, Willem Dafoe, Ben Gazzara, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bob Hoskins, Natalie Portman and Elijah Wood. Directed by Olivier Assayas, Frederic Auburtin & Gerard Depardieu, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Joel & Ethan Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuaron, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydes, Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Tom Tykwer and Gus Van Sant. First Look Pictures, May 11
Poison Friends Peer pressure is used as the ultimate power in this story of two college friends who fall under the persuasive charms of a very bright but harsh student. Written by Emmanuel Bourdieu and Marcia Romano. Directed by Bourdieu. Strand Releasing, March 30
Pride & Glory Loyalty and trust are put to the test in a big New York City police family, when a crime leads one cop to investigate his brother and brother-in-law. With Edward Norton and Colin Farrell. Screenplay by Gavin O'Connor and Joe Carnahan. Directed by O'Connor. New Line, TBD
Race You to the Bottom A gay travel writer and his best female friend go away to the Napa Valley for a weekend of wine tasting and the start of an affair. With Amber Benson, Cole Williams, Jeremy Lelliott and Danielle Harris. Written and directed by Russell Brown. Here! Films / Regent Releasing, March
Red Road A closed circuit TV operator (Kate Dickie) sees a man she knows on her monitor and must confront unresolved issues from her past. With Tony Curran. Written and directed by Andrea Arnold. Tartan Films, April 13
Reign Over Me Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle play former college roommates who run into each other by chance and rekindle their friendship, providing aid through trying moments in both men's lives. With Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows and Donald Sutherland. Written and directed by Mike Binder. Columbia Pictures, March 9
Rendition "Tsotsi" director Gavin Hood makes his American debut with a film that examines the practice of rendition, as used by the U.S. government, in which terrorist suspects are secretly transported from country to country for interrogation. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard, Omar Metwally and Meryl Streep. Written by Kelley Sane. New Line, TBD
Rescue Dawn Shot down over Laos during the Vietnam War, an American pilot (Christian Bale) escapes from a Viet Cong prison camp, only to face the harsh realities of the jungle outside. With Jeremy Davies and Steve Zahn. Written and directed by Werner Herzog. MGM, March 30
Reservation Road Two families are brought together through the death of a child and follow different paths as they try to come to terms with the loss. With Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly, Mira Sorvino and Elle Fanning. Screenplay by John Burnham Schwartz and Terry George. Directed by George. Focus Features, Nov. 9
The Savages Estranged siblings (Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman) must come together to help care for their elderly father (Philip Bosco). Written and directed by Tamara Jenkins. Fox Searchlight, TBD
Silk A 19th century French silkworm dealer travels to Japan, where he starts a forbidden affair with a woman. With Michael Pitt, Keira Knightley, Koji Yakusho and Alfred Molina. Screenplay by Francois Girard and Michael Golding, based on the novel by Alessandro Baricco. Directed by Girard. Picturehouse, TBA
The Situation An American war correspondent in Iraq finds herself covering a treacherous story involving a ghastly act by U.S. troops -- and romantically torn between an American intelligence officer and an Iraqi photographer. Connie Nielsen, Damian Lewis and Mido Hamada star. Written by Wendell Steavenson. Directed by Philip Haas. Shadow Distribution, Feb. 9
Stephanie Daley A forensic psychologist (Tilda Swinton) attempts to learn the truth behind the case of a 16-year-old girl (Amber Tamblyn) accused of hiding her pregnancy and murdering the child. With Timothy Hutton, Denis O'Hare, Melissa Leo, Jim Gaffigan, Halley Feiffer and Kel O'Neill. Written and directed by Hilary Brougher. Regent Releasing, April 20.
Talk to Me Don Cheadle plays Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene, the real-life radio personality from the 1960s who broke through color barriers and rallied the black community with his blunt style. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Taraji P. Henson, Mike Epps, Vondie Curtis Hall, Cedric the Entertainer and Martin Sheen. Screenplay by Michael Genet, revisions by Rick Famuyiwa and Kasi Lemmons. Directed by Lemmons. Focus Features, TBD
Tears of the Black Tiger Writer-director Wisit Sasanatieng pays homage to the Thai westerns of the 1950s with a melodramatic tale of star-crossed lovers that features retro sets and shoot'em-up action. With Chartchai Ngamsan, Suwinit Panjamawat and Stella Malucchi. Magnolia Pictures, March 2.
There Will Be Blood Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson uses the oil fields of the American West as the backdrop to a sprawling family epic based around the rise of a prominent oilman (Daniel Day-Lewis). With Paul Dano, Ciaran Hinds and Kevin J. O'Connor. Paramount Vantage, Dec.
These Foolish Things Intrigue and shenanigans in the London theater world on the brink of World War II. A young actress and a struggling playwright seek to get a production off the ground with the help of an eccentric investor (Anjelica Huston). With Zoe Tapper, Andrew Lincoln, David Leon, Terence Stamp and Lauren Bacall. Written and directed by Julia Taylor-Stanley. Outsider Pictures, June 30.
Things We Lost in the Fire After her husband is killed, a woman (Halle Berry) forms a relationship with his best friend, a heroin addict (Benicio Del Toro), as they attempt to pull their lives together. With David Duchovny, Alison Lohman and Omar Benson Miller. Written by Allan Loeb. Directed by Susanne Bier. Paramount Pictures, TBD
This Christmas A family reunites for the holidays for the first time in seven years and attempts to mend differences. With Delroy Lindo, Loretta Devine, Regina King, Idris Elba, Mekhi Phifer and Columbus Short. Written and directed by Preston A. Whitmore II. Screen Gems, Nov. 30.
Triad Election Bloodthirsty members of the Hong Kong Triads vie for control during an election campaign to find a new leader. With Louis Koo and Simon Yam. Directed by Johnnie To. Tartan Films USA, May 4.
12:08 East of Bucharest A group of eclectic characters convene in the eastern European city to debate whether a revolution happened in their city 16 years previously. Written and directed by Corneliu Porumboiu. Tartan Films, June 15.
Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls The creator and star of "Madea's Family Reunion" puts the wigs away to write and direct this romantic story of a single father (Idris Elba) struggling to keep custody of his children. With Gabrielle Union, Louis Gossett Jr., Tasha Smith and Tracee Ellis Ross. Lionsgate, Feb. 14.
Untitled Scott Hicks Project There's nothing like kids and love to disrupt a life, and that's exactly what happens to a no-nonsense Manhattan chef (Catherine Zeta-Jones) who inherits a niece (Abigail Breslin) and meets a charismatic sous-chef (Aaron Eckhart) at the same time. With Patricia Clarkson. Screenplay by Carol Fuchs, based on the screenplay "Mostly Martha" by Sandra Nettelbeck. Directed by Scott Hicks. Warner Bros., July 27.
La Vie en Rose The life and loves of singer Edith Piaf (Marion Cotillard) as she goes from the slums of Paris to the stages of New York City. With Gerard Depardieu. Written and directed by Olivier Dahan. Picturehouse, June 8
We Own the Night A nightclub owner in 1980s New York (Joaquin Phoenix) is forced to choose a side in the drug war, between his cop brother (Mark Wahlberg) and the Russian gangsters who are his best customers. With Robert Duvall, Eva Mendes and Alex Veadov. Written and directed by James Gray. Universal, TBD
White Palms Scarred by his upbringing in Communist-era Hungary, a gymnastics coach must struggle to not fall into the same abusive traps he suffered when he begins coaching a young Canadian teenager. With Kyle Shewfelt. Directed by Szabolcs Hajdu. Strand Releasing, TBD
Whole New Thing The teenage son of hippie parents in Canada enrolls in the local junior high, where he develops a crush on the English teacher, a gay man stuck in perpetual adolescence. With Aaron Webber and Daniel MacIvor. Written by MacIvor and Amnon Buchbinder. Directed by Buchbinder. Picture This! Entertainment, April 6.
Wild Tigers I Have Known A shy 13-year-old develops a serious crush on another boy -- one of the cool kids in town. Malcolm Stumpf, Patrick White and Fairuza Balk star. Written and directed by Cam Archer. IFC First Take, TBD
The Wind That Shakes the Barley Two brothers find themselves on opposing sides in Ireland's struggle for freedom from Britain. Winner of the Palm d'Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Written by Paul Laverty. Directed by Ken Loach. IFC First Take, TBD
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Hoping to follow in the footsteps of Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers, an aspiring mass murderer (Nathan Baesel) invites a documentary film crew along for his debut killing spree in the small town of Glen Echo, while deconstructing the archetypes of the horror genre for