Rian Johnson’s The Brothers Bloom Gets a Summer Release

As I explained when we first looked at the trailer back in July, I am more than excited about director Rian Johnson’s sophomore effort The Brothers Bloom. And oddly enough, the fact that Summit Entertainment is moving the film from early January to a May release is a cause for optimism rather than disappointment. Sure, we’d all like to see it sooner, but moving it into the summer movie season shows a significant amount of confidence on the part of the studio.

Check out the official press release below for more details on the date swap.



Los Angeles, CA December 11, 2008 – Summit Entertainment will release writer-director Rian Johnson’s acclaimed romantic adventure THE BROTHERS BLOOM, in a limited run, on May 15, 2009, and a wide release on May 29, 2009, it was announced today by Summit President of Domestic Distribution Richie Fay. Summit’s decision to relocate the film from its planned January 16, 2009 expanded release was influenced by a glut of similar upscale features in the January marketplace.

“We knew from our early tests and from enthusiastic festival reception that this film needed a home when audiences could discover it. May 29, 2009 is an ideal time to counterprogram the film against summer releases.” said Fay.

THE BROTHERS BLOOM are Bloom (Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody) and Stephen (Mark Ruffalo) –the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust, intrigue and the most complex literary-inspired setups imaginable. Now they’ve decided to take on one last job -showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress named Penelope (Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz) the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world -from New Jersey to Greece to Russia and Prague -in pursuit of priceless artifacts wanted by some of their most unsavory competitors.

A fun and upbeat adventure featuring a renowned cast, this film is a whirlwind of action, intrigue, and romance with scene-stealing supporting performances by Academy Award® nominee Rinko Kikuchi, Academy Award® winner Maximilian Schell, and Robbie Coltrane.

The Brothers Bloom is produced by Ram Bergman (Under the Same Moon) and James D. Stern (I’m Not There).

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

Read More from Neil Miller
Get Film School Rejects in your email. All the cool kids are doing it:
Previous Article
Next Article
Reject Nation
Leave a comment
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!