Fall Movie Preview 2015

USC School of Cinematic Arts
Fall Movie Release 2015: Film Representing SCA Alums We Can't Wait to Watch!

The Walk
Release Date: October 2, 2015
Robert Zemeckis '73 - Writer, Producer, Director
Christopher Browne '02 - Writer
In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.


Crimson Peak
Release Date: October 16, 2015
Matthew Robbins '76 - Writer
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.


Release Date: October 16, 2015
Neal Moritz '85 - Producer
Scott Alexander '85 & Larry Karaszewski '85 - Story by
A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.


Bridge of Spies
Release Date: October 23, 2015
Gary Rydstrom '81 - Re-recording Mixer
An American lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union.


Release Date: October 23, 2015
James Vanderbilt '99 - Writer, Producer, Director
Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.


The Last Witch Hunter
Release Date: October 23, 2015
Breck Eisner '95 - Director
The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.


Jem and the Holograms
Release Date: October 23, 2015
Jon Chu '03 - Director
Ryan Landels '03 - Writer
Alice Brooks '01 - Director of Photography
As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden.


Release Date: October 23, 2015
John Wells '82 - Director
Stacey Sher '85 - Producer
Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.


Release Date: October 23, 2015
Zeresenay Mehari '02 - Writer, Producer, Director
A young lawyer travels to an Ethiopian village to represent Hirut, a 14-year-old girl who shot her would-be husband as he and others were practicing one of the nation's oldest traditions: abduction into marriage.


Our Brand is Crisis
Release Date: October 30, 2015
Grant Heslov '86 - Producer
An American woman, well-versed in political campaigns, is sent to the war-torn lands of South America to help install a new leader but is threatened to be thwarted by a long-term rival.


Release Date: November 6, 2015
Paul Feig '84 - Producer
Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.


Release Date: November 6, 2015
Jay Roach '86 - Producer, Director
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.


Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Release Date: November 20, 2015
Danny Strong '96 - Writer
After being symbolized as the "Mockingjay", Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.


Release Date: November 25, 2015
Ryan Coogler '11 - Writer, Director
Aaron Covington '11 - Writer
The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.


Release Date: December 4, 2015
Alex Garcia '08 - Producer
John Ottman '88 - Music
John Axelrad '90 - Editor
A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a Christmas demon to his family home.


Release Date: December 4, 2015
Benito Mueller '04 - Producer
Christina Piovesan '04 - Producer
A photographer for Life Magazine is assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean.


In the Heart of the Sea
Release Date: December 11, 2015
Ron Howard - Director
Brian Grazer '74 - Producer
Amanda Silver '89 - Story by
Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home


Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens
Release Date: December 18, 2015
Bryan Burk '91 - Producer
Ben Burtt '75 - Sound
Gary Rydstrom '81 - Sound
A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas and set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).


Release Date: December 18, 2015
Jay Roach '86 - Producer
Lee Haxall '81 - Editor
Two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home.


Release Date: December 25, 2015
Megan Ellison - Producer
Joy is the story of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.


The Hateful Eight
Release Date: December 25, 2015
Stacey Sher '85 - Producer
In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive?


Point Break
Release Date: December 25, 2015
Ericson Core - Director
A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. "Point Break" is inspired by the classic 1991 hit.


Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Release Date: December 25, 2015
Walt Becker '95 - Director
Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami...and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.