Sunday, July 17, 2011

'Descendants' opening moved forward

According to Variety:

Fox Searchlight has moved the opening of Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" forward by three weeks to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend of Nov. 23 from Dec. 16.

"Descendants," based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, stars George Clooney as an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-establish his relationship with his daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. Beau Bridges, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Robert Forster, Nick Krause, Shailene Woodley and Mary Birdsong also star.


  1. why the move - that means The Iron Lady will not compete with George on 12/16. Probably a plus for the Iron Lady...

  2. I think they're doing some sort of Up in the Air-esque release strategy for it. A pretty good decision on their part IMO.