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)
A DOG'S WAY HOME (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.
ON THE BASIS OF SEX (Drama)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
WHO'S IN IT? Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer