Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Updates: 'Up in the Air' and 'Brooklyn's Finest'

There have been a couple of release date changes as of today. First off, Jason Reitman's Up in the Air has been pushed back to a December release date. It's scheduled to open in limited release on December 4th, with an expansion on the 11th, and then open wide on December 25th. As of right now, the film looks like a major Oscar contender, particularly in the Best Picture and Best Actor categories. This is Reitman's third feature-length film and the early buzz indicates that it could be his best one yet.

The next piece of news regards Antoine Fuqua's Brooklyn's Finest. The film was recently picked up by Overture Films and its looks like they are backing up the release date until Spring 2010. Ethan Hawke, who also gave an Oscar-nominated supporting performance in Fuqua's Training Day, was largely considered as a dark horse in the Best Actor category. With a cast that also includes Richard Gere and Don Cheadle, and considering Fuqua's experience in the cop genre, this is definitely one to keep your eye on.


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