Russell Crowe’s Unhinged to be first major movie release

By Alexandra Heilbron on May 13, 2020 | 3 Comments

Unhinged starring Russell Crowe first major movie release during COVID-19

Unhinged starring Russell CroweWith some movie theaters having reopened in Texas and Ohio on May 1, the thriller Unhinged, starring Russell Crowe, is scheduled to be the first major movie released to theaters during the coronavirus pandemic.

The release date is set for July 1, 2020. Unhinged stars Crowe as a man who is going through a hard time in his life when an incident of road rage sets him off. A young woman honks loudly at him. When he pulls up close and asks for an apology, she’s confrontational, which sets him off as he proceeds to teach her what a bad day is — and to apologize when she’s in the wrong.

Although Texas has one of the highest populations in the U.S. at 27 million residents, it had one of the lowest fatality rates in the country (812 deaths) when it opened theaters at 25 percent capacity on May 1, 2020. However, Texas has experienced 357 additional deaths in 13 days, for a total of 1,169 deaths in the state and is now the 15th highest state for deaths. Ohio has slightly more at 1,436 deaths, while Georgia, which opened several businesses in late April and offered theaters the chance to open (most theater owners declined), has 1,460 deaths.

Other major movies expected to open this summer are Christopher Nolan’s thriller Tenet on July 17, Disney’s live-action Mulan on July 24 and Wonder Woman 1984 on Aug. 14.

Do you think theaters will be open across North America by then? Which of these movies do you plan to see in theaters? ~Alexandra Heilbron

Comments & Discussion

  1. Gwen C • May 13, 2020 @ 2:07 PM

    I think it’s too soon to open theatres or anything for that matter. We need 0 new cases for at least 3 weeks and don’t allow anyone into our bubble until they also have 2 cases for 3 weeks. Too soon for movies too. And I so want to get out and go see a movie. If I could choose one movie of the 3 listed, it would be to see Wonder Woman 1984. Hopefully things will improve by Aug 14.

  2. Jordan • May 13, 2020 @ 7:45 PM

    I couldn’t agree more. All the states that are opening up now are going to see their death rates skyrocket. As if the States isn’t the object of ridicule already for the number of cases they’ve got.

  3. PM Lucci • May 14, 2020 @ 11:29 AM

    I think this Pandemic will be around a long time. With a second surge. I believe we should wait,
    If they do open Theatres. I won’t be there.

  4. MARIA G BETANCOURT • May 16, 2020 @ 9:10 AM

    As much as I love going to the movies, I have decided to stay healthy, stay safe and stay home. So, in my opinion, a movie theater isn’t a safe environment during the covid 19 pandemic crisis.

  5. Stupidcommenterssrestu • May 17, 2020 @ 2:01 PM

    U people are dolts, there won’t be any movie theatres left by the time there are zero cases! Stop all business, end all human contact, panic panic panic!!!

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