Quick News: Pig, Tribeca, Babylon, Worth, Clerk

NEON has announced that the Nicolas Cage and Alex Wolff-led “Pig” will be available to rent or own on digital formats starting Tuesday, August 3rd including Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu and Spectrum.

Cage has scored raves for playing an off-the-grid truffle hunter who returns to Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped. The film was released in theaters just two weeks ago on July 16th. [Source: NEON]

2022 Tribeca Festival
The Tribeca Festival has announced its 21st edition will take place from June 8th-19th next year – the event dropping the word ‘Film’ from its title in 2020 to embrace storytelling across movies, television, virtual reality, gaming and podcasts.

Starting on September 20th, Tribeca will open submissions for all categories, including feature and short films, episodic storytelling, immersive, podcasts, online premieres, and branded entertainment. [Source: Deadline]

Chloe Fineman, Troy Metcalf and Jeff Garlin have joined the all-star cast of Damien Chazelle’s late 1920s Hollywood-set industry film “Babylon” at Paramount Pictures. The project is currently shooting in and around Los Angeles.

The trio join the already cast Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, Katherine Waterston, Jean Smart, Max Minghella, Samara Weaving, Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze and Tobey Maguire. [Source: THR]

Netflix has announced a Friday, September 3rd release date for their biographical post 9-11 drama feature “Worth” starring Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci, Amy Ryan, Tate Donovan and Marc Maron.

Based on true events, the film follows Keaton as an attorney and renowned mediator who is assigned to lead the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund which allocates financial resources to the victims of the tragedy. He soon locks horns with a community organizer mourning the death of his wife. [Source: Twitter]

1091 Pictures has acquired rights to Malcolm Ingram’s feature documentary “Clerk” about the life and career of filmmaker Kevin Smith. The film will get a digital release November 23rd. Smith celebrated his 51st birthday Monday, the same day he began production on the long-in-the-works “Clerks III”. [Source: Deadline]

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