DATE February 8 DIRECTOR Dan Mazer CAST Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Minnie Driver, Jason Flemyng, Anna Faris, Simon Baker, Stephen Merchant, Olivia Colman
FUN FACT Writer/director Dan Mazer also co-wrote the script to Brüno. Hopefully I Give It A Year will have fewer cage fights à la "Straight Dave's Man Slammin' Maxout".
SYNOPSIS Nat (Rose Byrne) is an ambitious high-flyer who meets and falls for struggling novelist Josh (Rafe Spall). The pair get married, but gradually discover that none of their friends think they can make it - and when Josh's ex (Anna Faris) reappears, and Nat finds herself romantically targeted by a colleague (Simon Baker) the pressure is on.
WHAT TO EXPECT We have hopes for this one: the cast are generally very funny - even those who are newcomers to the genre - and it shouldn't be just another rom-com. Also, the trailer promised the sight of Stephen Merchant making a best man speech, which should be worth the ticket price alone. • Watch the trailer below
Song For Marion
DATE February 8 DIRECTOR Paul Andrew Williams CAST Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, Anne Reid
FUN FACT This has been picked up for US distribution by The Weinstein Company, which means there's a 90% chance you're parents will ask you if it's good at some point.
SYNOPSIS Arthur (Stamp) is prodded to join a choir by his wife Marion (Redgrave). Grumpy, reluctant and distanced from his son (Eccleston), Arthur gradually finds himself won over by the choir and its inspiring leader, Elizabeth (Arterton). Also, singing!
WHAT TO EXPECT It's Terence Stamp singing Let's Talk About Sex at Vanessa Redgrave's behest! Sure, there's great actors doing warm-hearted drama as well, but mostly focus on that. • Watch the trailer below
The Big Wedding
DATE May 31 DIRECTOR Justin Zackham CAST  Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams, Katherine Heigl, Topher Grace, Ben Barnes, Amanda Seyfried
BASED ON The French film Mon Frère Se Marie, aka My Brother Is Getting Married.
SYNOPSIS Alejandro (Barnes) is adopted and has always written to his birth mother to reassure her of his happy upbringing. In fact, his parents (De Niro, Keaton) are long divorced and his father is remarried to Bebe (Sarandon) - but when his mother decides to attend the wedding, they pull out all the stops to appear a happy family.
WHAT TO EXPECT The colour scheme and at least half the cast says this will be a Nancy Meyers-esque comedy of errors, but with so much acting talent on board we're optimistic it might be a good one. • Watch the trailer on Apple
10 Things I Hate About Life
DATE October 18 DIRECTOR Gil Junger CAST Evan Rachel Wood
BASED ON This is a so-loose-it's-unconnected sequel to 1999's 10 Things I Hate About You, with no Shakespearean element, it seems.
SYNOPSIS A young man and woman (Wood) meet as they're both contemplating suicide and spark up a relationship instead. So it's a bit like The Girl On The Bridge but with less knife-throwing, we assume.
WHAT TO EXPECT It's a little hard to say right now, with casting barely underway and production starting this month. We're hoping for something as good as the Taming Of The Shrew-inspired original, and hopefully a cast that includes some more future Batman characters.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
DATE April 5 DIRECTOR Peter Hedges CAST (VOICES) Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Garner, CJ Adams, Odeya Rush, Shohreh Agdashloo, David Morse, M. Emmet Walsh, Dianne Wiest, Ron Livingston
BASED ON An original story by Ahmet Zappa (son of Frank), his first.
SYNOPSIS Cindy (Garner) and Jim (Edgerton) have been told that they can't have children, and mournfully compile a list that night of all the things their kid would have been. They bury it in the garden - but after a miraculous rainstorm a boy (Adams) grows from the spot and moves in.
WHAT TO EXPECT It errs on the side of the sentimental, which has led some critics to bring out the knives, but they'll probably also need to bring out the hankies as it's something of a tear-jerker, and Adams is terrific. • Watch the trailer below
DATE February 14 (US) DIRECTOR Lasse Hallstrom CAST Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders, David Lyons
BASED ON The novel by Nicholas Sparks.
SYNOPSIS Katie (Hough) is on the run from a dark past when she pitches up in a picturesque North Carolina town. Despite her instinct to hide out, she gradually befriends/falls for hunky shop owner Alex (Duhamel) - but will her past come back to haunt them...? Well, yes, obviously.
WHAT TO EXPECT It's a Sparks adaptation, so even if there's really good acting and a genuinely effective romance there will be troubled family relationships, beautiful people, a racially homogenous seaside town and a death at the end. • Watch the trailer below
Playing For Keeps
DATE January 1 (UK) DIRECTOR Gabriele Muccino CAST Gerard Butler, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Dennis Quaid, Judy Greer, James Tupper
FUN FACT Butler is a Celtic fan, and gets to play for his favourite team in clips here.
SYNOPSIS Butler plays a former professional footballer whose career as a commentator hasn't quite taken off and whose ex-wife is about to remarry. The mother of one of the players on his son's team lines him up an audition with ESPN - but can he bear to move away from his son? Probably not, we're guessing.
WHAT TO EXPECT Muccino's films generally err on the side of heart-warming, which isn't to everyone's taste, but it's hard to argue with a cast like this, so we're hoping for a less predictable rom-com than the trailer suggests. • Watch the trailer below
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