In the middle of announcing almost a dozen new series and specials, HBO Max confirmed a new feature film called “Bobbie Sue” starring Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez in the title role. The movie is produced by Donald De Line (Body of Lies, Ready Player One) and directed by Charles Stone III (Drumline, Uncle Drew).
“Giving a project like Bobbie Sue the reach and accessibility that HBO Max provides is what every filmmaker is looking for right now,” said producer Donald De Line. “Gina Rodriguez and Charles Stone III both have an incredible talent for bringing rich characters, timely stories and authentic worlds to life.”
The network explained that the feature-length film follows the story of Bobbie Sue, who after being raised among four rowdy brothers in a blue-collar neighborhood, is a scrappy, headstrong young lawyer who lands a career-making case with an upper crust law firm, only to realize she’s been hired for optics and not her expertise. The network added, “But after discovering her powerful client, a lifelong idol of hers, is trying to cover up exploiting workers within her company, Bobbie decides to take both her and the law firm on, caution and etiquette be damned.”
HBO Max stopped short of announcing a premiere date for the movie, or the supporting cast, but more information should be released as the project moves into production.
HBO Max is expected to launch in May of 2020, and will cost $14.99 per month. At launch, AT&T will immediately offer HBO Max to the roughly 10M HBO subscribers on AT&T distribution platforms, at no additional charge. HBO Now direct-billed users who subscribe directly through HBONow.com will also have access to Warner Media’s HBO Max. AT&T customers on premium video, mobile and broadband services will be offered bundles with HBO Max included at no additional charge.
The network also confirmed that “Rick and Morty” episodes will be available to subscribers. The company outlined the kids content that is slated to launch on the service, as well as new shows from Elizabeth Banks and Mindy Kaling. HBO Max is also the new home to Ridley Scott’s “Raised by Wolves” sci-fi series, and will be the future home to the DC Comic series “Strange Adventures” and “Green Lantern.”
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