You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Mexico to see ’21 Grams’ first

Inarritu's latest to unspool a day earlier, on Nov. 19

MEXICO CITY — In a rare scheduling change, United Intl. Pictures has moved up the Mexican bow of much-anticipated “21 Grams” at behest of helmer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

Pic, originally set to bow at same time as in U.S., will hit theaters here one day earlier, on Nov. 20. Gonzalez Inarritu is Mexican, although “21 Grams,” his second film, was shot in the U.S. and is in English.

UIP announced change Friday, citing pressure from helmer and others on pic’s Mexican crew, including writer Guillermo Arriaga and sound designer Martin Hernandez.

Considering Mexico’s piracy problem, shift could be good for the distrib. “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” bowed in the U.S. six weeks earlier than in Mexico, but pirated copies, available in Mexico within days of the Stateside bow, have dented B.O. here.

More Film

  • 'Little Pink House' Review: Catherine Keener

    Film Review: 'Little Pink House'

    MEXICO CITY — In a rare scheduling change, United Intl. Pictures has moved up the Mexican bow of much-anticipated “21 Grams” at behest of helmer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Pic, originally set to bow at same time as in U.S., will hit theaters here one day earlier, on Nov. 20. Gonzalez Inarritu is Mexican, although “21 […]

  • David Cronenberg10th Beaune International Thriller Film

    Venice Film Festival to Honor David Cronenberg With Lifetime Achievement Award

    MEXICO CITY — In a rare scheduling change, United Intl. Pictures has moved up the Mexican bow of much-anticipated “21 Grams” at behest of helmer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Pic, originally set to bow at same time as in U.S., will hit theaters here one day earlier, on Nov. 20. Gonzalez Inarritu is Mexican, although “21 […]

  • Female Filmmakers Center Stage at Sundance

    Female Filmmakers Center Stage at Sundance Film Festival London

    MEXICO CITY — In a rare scheduling change, United Intl. Pictures has moved up the Mexican bow of much-anticipated “21 Grams” at behest of helmer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Pic, originally set to bow at same time as in U.S., will hit theaters here one day earlier, on Nov. 20. Gonzalez Inarritu is Mexican, although “21 […]

  • Dubai Film Festival Cancels Next Edition,

    Dubai Film Festival Cancels Next Edition, Ends Existing Format

    MEXICO CITY — In a rare scheduling change, United Intl. Pictures has moved up the Mexican bow of much-anticipated “21 Grams” at behest of helmer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Pic, originally set to bow at same time as in U.S., will hit theaters here one day earlier, on Nov. 20. Gonzalez Inarritu is Mexican, although “21 […]

  • Love Gilda Tribeca Film Festival Review

    Tribeca Film Review: 'Love, Gilda'

    MEXICO CITY — In a rare scheduling change, United Intl. Pictures has moved up the Mexican bow of much-anticipated “21 Grams” at behest of helmer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Pic, originally set to bow at same time as in U.S., will hit theaters here one day earlier, on Nov. 20. Gonzalez Inarritu is Mexican, although “21 […]

  • Saoirse Ronan Margot Robbie

    Saoirse Ronan-Margot Robbie's 'Mary, Queen of Scots' Pushed Back to December

    MEXICO CITY — In a rare scheduling change, United Intl. Pictures has moved up the Mexican bow of much-anticipated “21 Grams” at behest of helmer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Pic, originally set to bow at same time as in U.S., will hit theaters here one day earlier, on Nov. 20. Gonzalez Inarritu is Mexican, although “21 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content