– Director Luca Guadagnino's R-rated film "Challengers" departs 2023 due to the ongoing strike.
– MGM reschedules "Challengers" for a theatrical release on April 26, 2024.
– The film was supposed to premiere at the Venice Film Festival with Zendaya's support.
– However, with Zendaya unable to promote the film due to the strike, the release date was shifted.
– Edoardo De Angelis' "Comandante" replaces "Challengers" as the new opening night feature at Venice.
– The Venice Film Festival is scheduled to run from Aug. 30 to Sept. 9.
– The strike affects fall festivals' planning, possibly without SAG-AFTRA actors for promotional work.
– The industry faces stress and uncertainties amid the strike's impact on film promotions and releases.