Some movie theaters in Canada are supposedly opening soon (in the province of BC) but apparently Cineplex chain has announced that they won't require audiences to wear masks! The cinemas in the same chain in the US have the opposite rule. I know that without mandatory masks I wouldn't even think of stepping into a cinema even to see The Courier! I don't mind the movie's release being delayed because I doubt it would be very successful (at least in Ontario with the ridiculous no mask required rule). Sadly I don't see myself watching this film until it is released in DVD/Bluray. Virtually all of our Province (Ontario) is in stage 2 opening (no cinemas or "crowd" places yet) but that doesn't mean audience events will even be patronised if and when we do get to stage 3. Older folks like me aren't rushing into things even with loosening of lockdown regulations.
"You're going into the water... short-arse!" - Sherlock
Rachel Brosnahan did not mention The Courier during her Seth Meyers interview. She talked about doing post-production stuff for another movie, which she didn’t even name - I looked it up, and it’s called I’m Your Woman. According to her Wikipedia page, The Courier came out in January 2020! Her IMDB page wasn’t any more helpful - they still have the movie listed as Ironbark.
I would guess they normally go for late September for their recent Oscar baity movies. They use to schedule an August movie (usually bought at an early of the year festival) but normally earlier than when they scheduled Ironbark/The Courier (Covid-19!). Maybe that's positive or maybe not: they bought another title at Sundance, The Glorias about Gloria Steinem with Julianne Moore playing her. TBH this film sounds much more Oscar baity than Ironbark/The Courier. I guess they will schedule it for a late September or maybe even October release.
Again, I just hope they see the potential of Ironbark/The Courier as a possible adult oriented hit. It doesn't need an award campaign to be a hit, especially because it's not just a bio but also a thriller that according to the Sundance reviews is really fun and a crowd-pleaser.
I saw this yesterday: The Glorias won't be a theatrical release. It still can compete for the Oscars but it's kind of interesting that until now, The Courier is still scheduled for the big screen. I wonder how they decide these things!