Open Road Films has pushed back Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” from its proposed Christmas Day release to an unspecified 2016 date – pushing the film out of this year’s awards race.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley star in the film about the former government contractor who leaked classified information. Kieran Fitzgerald and Stone wrote the screenplay.
The project reportedly is not finished yet, and a spokesperson for Open Road Films has not given a comment about why the delay has taken place.
The push back does ease up a crowded Christmas slot which includes “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip,” the Will Smith-led NFL drama “Concussion,” the Jennifer Lawrence dramedy “Joy,” the “Point Break” remake, Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg comedy “Daddy’s Home,” limited releases for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “The Revenant,” and second week business for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.