Clint Eastwood ’s next film 15:17 to Paris gets release date, won't quality for next year's Academy Awards

FP Staff

Oct,26 2017 13:11 57 IST

Clint Eastwood's next film 15:17 to Paris will be released in the US on February 9, 2018. This film was initially tipped to be a potential awards season contender this year, but due to the release date, it won’t be eligible for next year’s Academy Awards ceremony, reports Variety.

Clint Eastwood; first look of 15:17 to Paris. Image from Twitter: @DEADLINE

Directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, the movie follows the bravery of 3 Americans traveling across Europe aboard a train bound for Paris and how they foil a terrorist attack.

It’s inspired by the non-fiction book of the same name, about an incident in 2015 known as the Thalys train attack, written by Jeffrey E. Stern, Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos.

WB’s decision to select a mid-winter release date for 15:17 to Paris instead of an Oscar-qualifying one, raised many eyebrows.

With Eastwood associated with 15:17 to Paris, many believed that it had a great chance of joining the Oscars pool this year.

However, the theatrical release makes its consideration quite impossible. Warner Bros. has already revealed that the movie will be released on February 9 next year, making it ineligible for 2018 Academy Awards. The nominations for Academy Awards will be announced in January.

Eastwood’s directorial works have a wide reputation of performing well; 5 of his films have won the Best Picture awards, including Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby.