Comes the news from Jeffrey Wells and Hollywood Elsewhere today that Brothers is now looking at a late summer or fall '09 release. Yes, two thousand nine. 2009.
Wells says, MGM had planned it to open it on 12.4.08, but now they'll be taking it to next May's Cannes Film Festival.
Brothers producer Mike DeLuca says, The decision to hold was basically due to the "crazy full fall for serious movies" this year, he says. "We love Brothers and want to blitz in Cannes, but it's just too crowded this year for a wide fall release and an Oscar campaign."
A key factor in the decision, he says, is that costar Jake Gyllenhaal is unavailable for year-end p.r. due to filming on Prince of Persia and "we can't promote this movie without jake. So Cannes makes most sense. I'm super proud of the movie and a major unveiling on the Cote d'Azur with all cast present is too good to pass up."
Read the whole article here.
Nice to know how essential to the marketing campaign Jake is.
Pics courtesy of IHJ and np.com.