HBO premieres in May: the HBO original film “Bessie” with Queen Latifah, plus “Sex Tape” and “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Enjoy exclusive movie premieres for the Caribbean each Saturday in May
MIAMI – HBO presents its exclusive movie premieres during the month of May, debuting each Saturday at 21:00 hrs. AST* in the Caribbean. HBO continues its commitment to bring audiences the best box office hits from the world’s top studios, including Warner Bros. Pictures, Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment, as well as a new original production this month from HBO Films.
It’s love at first sight when Annie (Cameron Diaz) and Jay (Jason Segal) first meet in Sex Tape (Saturday, May 2), directed by Jake Kasdan. But after 10 years and two children, their passion-filled relationship became quite the opposite. In attempts to rekindle the flame, the couple decides to make their own sexy film but soon discover that their private recording has accidentally gone viral. The film also stars Jack Black (HBO’s upcoming new series The Brink), Rob Lowe (HBO’s Behind the Candelabra), Ellie Kemper and Rob Corddry.
In the sequel and animated adventure Planes: Fire and Rescue (Saturday, May 9), Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he must now switch careers. When he joins an elite fire-fighting team devoted to protecting Piston Peak National Park, he discovers what it takes to be a true hero, with the help of his brave colleagues. Featuring the voices of Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Danny Mann and Julie Bowen, among others. Directed by Roberts Gannaway.
Bessie (Saturday, May 16) stars Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, the "Empress of the Blues." This HBO Films original, which premieres in the Caribbean simultaneously with the United States, premiere paints a vivid portrait of a tenacious spirit whose immense talent and love for music, despite the difficulties, took her out of anonymity and turned her into one of the most successful and influential artists of the 20th century. Directed by Dee Rees, the original film also stars Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander and Mo’Nique.
Directed by Noam Murro, 300: Rise of an Empire (Saturday, May 23) is a follow-up to the 2007 film ‘300,’ based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes. This new chapter of the epic saga follows the events surrounding King Leonidas and his force of 300 men who fought the Persians at Thermopylae. While the Persian Army marches towards the major Greek city-states, general Themistocles leads the charge against the invasion by making an alliance that will change the course of the war. The film stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green and Lena Headey (HBO’s Game of Thrones).
Martin Scorsese’s (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) Oscar®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning film, The Wolf of Wall Street (Saturday, May 30), depicts the true life of Jordan Belfort (portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio), who founded his own brokerage firm while still in his 20s and made a huge fortune by defrauding wealthy investors out of millions. While Belfort and his cronies partake in a hedonistic brew of sex, drugs and thrills, the SEC and the FBI close in on his empire of excess. Also starring Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie and Matthew McConaughey (HBO’s True Detective).
*Atlantic Standard Time. For more information on the program schedule by country, contact your local provider or visit www.hbomax.tv.