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Weinstein Company Changes ‘Fruitvale’ Title

The Oscar hopeful gets an extra word…

fruitvaleThe upcoming hopeful from Ryan Coogler and The Weinstein Company, which received high praise from the Sundance Film Festival, has officially changed its title.  The film, originally called “Fruitvale,” will now be called Fruitvale Station.

The film that tells the story of the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.  The film stars Michael B. Jordan as Oscar and and also co-stars Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer.

The film is still set to open on July 26, 2013.

You can read Terence’s review from Sundance here.


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Terence Johnson

That title is no less cryptic than the first one and kind of unnecessary. Should have stuck with Fruitvale or renamed it Oscar Grant


Yeah, they should’ve left it as is. This is dumb.

Henry Z.

Sounds more sophisticated…I like it.


While I have no gripes with the name, the project could be really cool. Personally, I’m a fan of Jordan, especially with his stellar work from The Wire, Friday Night Lights, and even Chronicle (to a lesser degree). But Fruitvale Station sounds nice, mostly because I like the word “station,” but other than that, can’t wait for this one. Looks promising.



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