New Dates For “Invade,” “Bronze,” “Bye”

Michael Moore’s latest documentary “Where to Invade Next” was originally targeting a Oscar qualifying release on December 23rd ahead of a wide release on January 15th. Now those plans have changed.

The Oscar qualifying release is still in place, but the wide release now takes place February 12th. Moore himself will go on a nationwide bus tour to debut the film at free screenings in every single state starting January 4th and running for six weeks right up until said theatrical opening on Lincoln’s birthday.

That wide release will kick off on 300-400 screens with the number increasing to up to triple that throughout February.

In other release date news, Sony Pictures Classics has set a March 18th release date in select U.S. cities for the Melissa Rauch-led, Bryan Buckley-directed comedy “The Bronze” which opened the Sundance Film Festival this year.

Rauch portrays a foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist who must fight for her local celebrity status when a new young athlete’s star rises in town. Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan, Haley Lu Richardson and Cecily Strong also star.

Then there’s STX Entertainment which has announced three dates for films on its slate – an untitled Mila Kunis and Christina Applegate comedy on August 19th, an untitled comedy starring Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson on September 30th, and the horror thriller “The Bye Bye Man” on October 14th.