For decades we waited – quietly, patiently, knowing our time would come. Through cultural eras dominated by superheroes, cinematic universes and desperate attempts to bring the world back to life. Star Wars franchise, the idea of a return to pop star-led event cinema seemed like a madman’s fantasy. Then along came Taylor Swift and her apple-cheeked followers started breaking box office records, and all of a sudden Hollywood was wondering “how can we get another one?” Captain Eo of the ground?”
And this brings us to Crossroads, the 2002 coming-of-age drama starring Austin Powers in GoldmemberBritney Spears of myself. This classic of the genre returns to cinema after more than 20 years, on the occasion of the release of Spears’ highly anticipated memoir, The woman in me.
Spears aside, Crossroads features an all-star cast: Zoe Saldaña (Star Trek: Beyond), Mount Anson (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds), Kim Cattrall (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country) and Taryn Manning (Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry) all play an important role. In addition, Variety reports that the re-release will feature two singing segments and a host of new branded merchandise. How can you be part of the zeitgeist? Funny you should ask.
When and where to watch Crossroads
As mentioned above, the theatrical re-release of Crossroads has everything to do with the debut of Spears’ autobiography, which will be released on October 24. As such, the two-night event is scheduled to take place on October 23 and 25.
The film is currently scheduled to be screened in 875 locations around the world. Pre-sale tickets are likely to increase any day, so fans of Midriff t-shirts and all things bedazzled should keep an eye on AMC’s website at all times. Written by not a girl, not yet oneGrey’s Anatomyshowrunner Shonda Rhimes and directed by Billy Madison director Tamra Davis, Crossroads remains the closest thing to a cult classic that a film starring the world’s greatest musician of the time can be. Despite this, the choice to publish it barely two weeks after the Taylor Swift: the Eras tour film I feel dangerously close to hubris, but I’m not Britney Spears’ mother. Kim Cattrall is.