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Film: “Funny Girls” opens in the UK on Thursday, the Irish Film Institute has announced.
The film, a remake of a 2009 French-Canadian comedy, stars Emma Watson, Elle Fanning, Emma Stone and Julia Roberts.
It is set in a dystopian world where women are forced to wear masks in order to stay alive.
Director and writer-director Tim Burton (Batman Forever, The Nightmare Before Christmas) wrote and directed the film.
The movie, which is written and directed by former New York Times film critic Christopher Larkin, will premiere in Ireland and New Zealand on October 13.
“We couldn’t be more excited to premiere ‘Funniest Girl’ in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the New Zealand, with the help of our Irish partners,” said Tim Burton, who also wrote the film with James Wan and Amy Berg.
“Tim Burton is one of the greatest movie-makers of all time and we couldn’t think of a better way to bring his genius to life.
It’s a thrill to share this movie with fans around the world.”
The film’s Canadian premiere will be in London’s Regent Street Cinemas, and the Irish Cinema definition is set for a later date.
In Ireland, the film will also be shown in two theaters in Belfast and Dundalk, with a limited number of tickets available for the opening weekend.
The movie was first released in the U.K. in 2012, and is based on a French Canadian comedy by Canadian filmmaker Elle Flamandez.
The film’s Irish director, James Wan, wrote the screenplay.
It also stars Emma Stone, Emma Watson and Julia Robertson.
The original film was produced by James Wan.