6. Birds of Paradise
> Directed by: Sarah Adina Smith
> Starring: Diana Silvers, Kristine Froseth, Jacqueline Bisset
> Production companies: Amazon Studios, Anonymous Content, Everything Is Everything
“Birds of Paradise” is a drama about friendship in a ballet academy whose production in Budapest was suspended. The film stars Jacqueline Bisset and was expected to be released next year.
7. Black Widow
> Directed by: Cate Shortland
> Starring: Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, Scarlett Johansson
> Production companies: Marvel Studios, Zak Productions
Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film starring Scarlett Johansson was scheduled to open in theaters on May 1, but it has been postponed.
8. Blue Story
> Directed by: Rapman
> Starring: Stephen Odubola, Micheal Ward, Khali Best
> Production companies: BBC Films, DJ Films, Joi Productions
“Blue Story” is a feature adaptation of a series on YouTube about two friends living in the U.K. who become adversaries in a street war. The movie was set to debut March 20 and was postponed.
> Directed by: Annie Silverstein
> Starring: Rob Morgan, Amber Havard, Yolonda Ross
> Production companies: Bert Marcus Productions, Invisible Pictures
The indie film “Bull,” about a relationship between a disillusioned teen and an equally embittered bullfighter, was scheduled to be released on March 20 and instead will be released on video on demand and digital on May 1. The movie was written and directed by Annie Silverstein and stars Rob Morgan and Amber Havard.
10. The Card Counter
> Directed by: Paul Schrader
> Starring: Oscar Isaac, Willem Dafoe, Tye Sheridan
> Production companies: LB Entertainment, HanWay Films
The indie film “The Card Counter,” helmed by legendary director Paul Schrader (“American Gigolo” in 1980) and starring Willem Dafoe, Oscar Isaac, and Tiffany Haddish, shut down five days from completion because an actor tested positive for COVID-19.