Due to very positive reactions from early test screenings, Universal has delayed its Middle Eastern-set action thriller “The Kingdom” from April 20th to September 28th to give marketing more time to create buzz reports Variety.
Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner and Chris Cooper star in the Peter-Berg directed project which follows an elite FBI detail sent to hunt down a terrorist mastermind. Michael Mann produced the film.
The delay comes due to box-office concerns. This April is already overcrowded with releases, and is famous for being a month which has yet to produce any realy $100 million hits.
The late September slot though will open the film on the Columbus Day holiday weekend, the same weekend which proved a big success last year for “Jackass: Number Two”.