Ron Howard’s Thai cave rescue movie “Thirteen Lives” has been delayed seven months. The project has moved from its originally planned Easter weekend release to a Friday, November 18th opening.
The reasoning however isn’t bad, quite the opposite. The film is now being positioned as a potential major awards contender as it has reportedly received the best test screening scores in MGM history – landing a 97/100 in the top two boxes and an 86/100 definite recommend.
William Nicholson penned the film about the globally watched rescue mission assembled in Thailand after a group of young boys and their soccer coach are trapped in a system of underground caves that are flooding.
Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell and Joel Edgerton star in the feature which Brian Grazer, Howard, Karen Lunder, P.J. van Sandwijk and Gabrielle Tana produce.