Release Changes: January 19th 2009

‘Zephyr’ is back with the latest round of film release date changes:

The Rob Marshall-directed musical adaptation starring Daniel Day-Lewis and a large female ensemble featuring Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, and more has moved from the gimmicky September 9th 2009 (09/09/09) date for the more prestigious November 25th release, as well as to avoid confusion with Focus Features’ “9”.

The John Cusack-led period drama will come out September 4th 2009 which could be seen as a lack of confidence from the Weinsteins.

Crossing Over
The immigration drama starring Harrison Ford will come out February 27th 2009.

Sherlock Holmes
Warner Bros., likely in response to New Moon, has moved up the Guy Ritchie-directed revisioning one week to November 13th 2009.

Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore
Warner Bros. has moved up the admittedly unneeded sequel almost an entire year, from October 1st 2010 to November 20th 2009, where it will act as counter-programming to the previously mentioned “New Moon”. This is an odd move on Warner Bros.’ part considering New Line Cinema’s “Planet 51” comes out the same date.

The Ugly Truth
The Rob Luketic-directed romance starring Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl has been moved back from April 3rd 2009 to the Summer, coming out July 24th against Warner Bros.’ “The Orphan” and the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced “G-Force”.

Away We Go
The next feature from Sam Mendes and starring John Kradinski and Maya Rudolph as a couple trying to find the right home to start a family will come out in limited release on June 5th 2009.

A Serious Man
The Coen Brothers’ next feature, a dramedy starring Michael Stuhlbarg as a physics professor trying to make sense of the universe after his wife leaves him, will come out October 2nd 2009. Unlike “Burn After Reading”, it probably will be a limited release.