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).

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