BRIDGE OF SPIES Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Alan Alda Opens November 18
Set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies recounts the story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. The film marks the fourth collaboration between Hanks and Spielberg, after Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002) and The Terminal (2004). This story was originally intended to feature in 1965, with Gregory Peck in the title role, but MGM back then refused to get into politics and refrained from making the movie.
SPECTRE Director: Sam Mendes Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes Opens November 4
Daniel Craig reprises the role of James Bond in a new mission that takes him to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organization known as Spectre. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the secret behind Spectre. This Bond is massively over-budget and on track to being the most expensive picture of the franchise, costing over $300 million.
PAY THE GHOST Director: Uli Edel Cast: Nicolas Cage, Sarah Wayne Callies and Veronica Ferres Opens November 11
Since he won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in Leaving Las Vegas, Nicolas Cage has become the busiest man in Hollywood, releasing over three films each year. This time, he tries his luck with paranormal thrillers, starring as a father whose son disappears during a carnival visit. Haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he cannot explain, Cage tries to unveil the mystery and the urban legend behind his missing son.
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 Director: Francis Lawrence Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth Opens November 18
The Hunger Games finally come to an end in this last installment of the film series. With the nation of Panem in a full-scale war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teaming up with a group of her closest friends, including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow.
THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES Director: Billy Ray Cast: Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Nicole Kidman Opens November 25
FBI investigators Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts), along with their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Nicole Kidman), are suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess’ teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered. The film is an American remake of the Argentinian film by the same name that won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2010. Now, thirteen years later, after obsessively searching for the elusive killer, Ray finally uncovers a new lead that he’s certain can solve the case.