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Seven Psychopaths Moves Up A Month As Gambit Shifts To 2013

We've already seen some big movies get pushed far back into the release schedule so far in 2012. At the start of the year it was reported that Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, a new action film starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, was moved from March 2, 2012 to January 11, 2013. We then saw another major shift at the start of the summer when it was announced that G.I. Joe: Retaliation would go from June 29, 2012 to March 29, 2013. Now another title is undergoing a similar fate.

Box Office Mojo has learned that the upcoming con film Gambit has been pushed back by CBS Films from October 12th of this year to a mysterious time in "Winter 2013." The film is a remake of the 1966 Ronald Neame film and stars Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz as an art curator and a Texas rodeo queen who work together to try and get his boss to buy a fake Monet. The film is directed by Michael Hoffman and is based on a script by Joel and Ethan Coen.

While reasons behind the move aren't fully explained, the studio has already found a project to take Gambit's slot. BOM also says that Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths has taken over the October 12th release date, which is nearly a month earlier than its original November 2nd weekend. The dark comedy will be going up against the new Ben Affleck political thriller Argo as well as the Kevin James MMA comedy Here Comes The Boom. McDonagh's follow-up to In Bruges, the story follows a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who gets into a seriously troublesome situation when two of his friends (Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken) kidnap a local gangster's (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. The movie also stars Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko, Gabourey Sidibe and Tom Waits.

To learn more about Seven Psychopaths, head over to our Blend Film Database.

Eric Eisenberg

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