Following the announcement that The Edge of Seventeen has been chosen to close out the Toronto International Film Festival, STX Entertainment has shifted the release of the teen comedy from Sept. 30 to Nov. 18.
In the film, produced by James L. Brooks and directed by newcomer Kelly Fremon Craig, Hailee Steinfeld stars as a high schooler who is having a difficult time coming to terms with the fact that her best friend is dating her older brother. Kyra Sedgwick, Woody Harrelson and Blake Jenner also star.
“After being selected as the closing night film at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, we decided to move this very special film to take full advantage of the holiday corridor and to capitalize on the what we expect will be very strong word of mouth as the film screens this fall,” STX president of distribution Kevin Grayson said Wednesday in a statement.
On its new date, Edge of Seventeen will be going up against one of fall’s biggest releases — the Harry Potter spinoff movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Other November releases include DreamWorks’ Trolls, Marvel’s Doctor Strange and Paramount’s alien invasion movie Arrival.