The Holdovers: Potential Cast, plot, release date and all the details


The Holdovers is an upcoming American comedy-drama film written and directed by Alexander Payne. Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Dominic Sessa feature in the film.

It will make its debut at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival. It will be released in limited theaters on October 27, 2023, followed by a wider release on November 10.

Here are further details about the upcoming film The Holdovers.

The Holdovers: Cast

For all that we know, the network is yet to update about the cast of this upcoming film which is why we cannot provide you the exact list of the entire cast members. As per the reports, The Holdovers features a strong supporting cast, with Paul Giamatti playing the irate professor Paul Hunham in the title role. Actor Giamatti, whose part in Cinderella Man earned him an Oscar nomination, previously worked with director Alexander Payne on the film Sideways, which many thought deserved an Oscar nod. Giamatti has further cemented his reputation as a versatile and gifted actor with his parts in movies like American Splendor, Barney’s Version, 12 Years a Slave, Love & Mercy, and his riveting portrayal in the popular series Billions.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Dolemite Is My Name) co-stars with Giamatti as Mary, the sympathetic school cook. Mary cares for the wealthy boys at the boarding school in addition to bearing the burden of her own tragedy—her son was killed in the Vietnam War. Along with her, Dominic Sessa gives the cast more dimension as Angus, a smart and rebellious troublemaker who hides his good nature behind his cheeky persona. When his recently bereaved, well-off mother informs Angus that he must stay at the school while she leaves on her honeymoon, Angus is devastated.

The Holdovers: Plot

Paul Giamatti plays a hateful history teacher who works at a prominent New England prep school in the 1970s drama The Holdovers. He is isolated and unloved because of his terrible personality, which is disliked with both students and colleagues. Unexpectedly, the school administration chooses to retain him on campus throughout the holiday break to care for the students who are unable to travel home. The history teacher’s lack of social abilities also interferes with his personal life, as he has no exciting plans of his own for the holidays.

The Holdovers: Release Date

The movie’s limited theatrical release on November 10, 2023, followed by an expansion to a wide release on November 22, were announced as the enthusiasm surrounding it grew. However, the limited release of the movie was brought up to October 27, 2023, in an effort to get the artistic masterpiece in front of audiences sooner.

The Holdovers: Official Trailer