The Weinstein Co. just can’t seem to leave well-enough alone.
Once again, the Harvey and Bob show is messing with their release schedule, moving around Oscar hopefuls and highly anticipated fall releases for reasons unknown — or mostly unknown. We all remember the way they hemmed and hawed about with Fanboys, and I think we can all agree that their treatment of John Hillcoat’s The Road (which thankfully is not part of this release date switch) has been more than puzzling. And now they’re doing it again…
The good news is that this time they aren’t moving anything further than the end of the year, just shifting around some dates. The Rob Marshall-directed musical Nine, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman and a slew of other hot women, will now start its run in New York and Los Angeles on December 18th, rather than the previously planned November 25th start.
Tom Ford’s A Single Man, a Toronto acquisition that is earning some Oscar buzz for star Colin Firth, will open in limited markets on December 11th. Both films will expand on Christmas Day.
For those keeping score, The Road still opens wide on November 25th. A spokesperson from The Weinstein Co. told The Hollywood Reporter this evening that they believe their fall releases to be in very competitive spots now, and that further changes are unlikely. I’ll believe that when I see it.