Fall movie photos: ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Before I Go to Sleep’ among October releases

First Published Sep 04 2014 10:27AM      Last Updated Oct 03 2014 02:18 pm

| Courtesy Sundance Institute A scene from "Dear White People."

There are 80 movies expected to open in Salt Lake City-area theaters this fall, moving into the holiday season. Here’s the list, with photos, of the movies opening in October. (Release dates are tentative.)

Oct. 3

Annabelle » The evil doll from "The Conjuring" gets its own origin story, as a gift from a husband (Ward Horton) to his pregnant wife (Annabelle Wallis) — and attracts a satanic cult to terrorize the couple.

Gone Girl » In one of the year’s most anticipated films, director David Fincher ("Seven," "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo") adapts Gillian Flynn’s best-selling murder mystery. Ben Affleck stars as the seemingly affable guy whose wife (Rosamund Pike) goes missing, and under the media glare he becomes a suspect.

Hector and The Search for Happiness » Hector (Simon Pegg) is a psychiatrist, and his search sends him around the world in this comedy.

Left Behind » Nicolas Cage plays the lead in this adaptation of the Christian-themed apocalyptic novels.

Oct. 10

Addicted » A woman (Sharon Leal) risks her marriage, her career and even her life when an extramarital affair goes bad.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day » Things go from bad to worse for a kid (Ed Oxenbould), his parents (Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner) and his siblings in this adaptation of Judith Viorst’s children’s classic.

The Judge » A hotshot lawyer (Robert Downey Jr.) must defend his estranged father (Robert Duvall), an acclaimed retired judge, on a murder charge in this legal drama. Vera Farmiga, Leighton Meester and Billy Bob Thornton also star.

Kill the Messenger » Jeremy Renner stars as real-life journalist Gary Webb, who discovered the CIA’s roles in arming the Nicaraguan Contras and funneling cocaine into California — a discovery that led to a nasty reaction by the government against Webb.

The Notebook » In this World War II drama, twin siblings in a Hungarian border village aim to survive the evil going on around them by studying it.

Oct. 17

The Best of Me » High-school sweethearts ("If I Stay’s" Liana Liberato and "The November Man’s" Luke Bracey) reunite later in life (played by Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden) in this romance based on a Nicholas Sparks novel.

The Book of Life » A colorful animated adventure that boasts Guillermo Del Toro as one of its producers, about a hero (voiced by Diego Luna) who must follow an epic quest through magic and mythical worlds to rescue his love (voiced by Zoe Saldana) and save his village.

Dracula Untold » The origin story of the original bloodsucker, reimagined as an epic heroic tragedy starring Luke Evans.



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