THE UPSIDE (Drama)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A wealthy quadriplegic befriends an unemployed man with a criminal record hired to help him.
WHO'S IN IT? Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies
- According to the IMDb, Chris Tucker, Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock and Idris Elba were all considered for the role that eventually went to Kevin Hart.
- Malia Obama, the daughter of Barack Obama, worked as an intern for The Weinstein Company during filming.
- Bryan Cranston was criticized for playing a quadriplegic. (Page Six)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.
WHO'S IN IT? Alice Eve, Keanu Reeves, Thomas Middleditch
- Thomas Middleditch stars in the HBO series Silicon Valley.
- Director Jeffrey Nachmanoff helmed the pilot episode of Chicago Fire.
- The budget was $30 million.
A DOG'S WAY (Drama)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A dog travels 400 miles in search of her owner.
WHO'S IN IT? Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd, Alexandra Shipp, Edward James Olmos
- The budget was $18 million.
- Based on a book by W. Bruce Cameron, who also wrote A Dog's Purpose.
- Universal Pictures plans to release A Dog's Purpose later this year.