Universal drama starring Jolie due Oct. 24

Universal will release Clint Eastwood’s period drama “Changeling,” starring Angelina Jolie, on Oct. 24 in a limited run before going wide one week later.

“Changeling” made its world premiere at the recently wrapped Cannes Film Festival, where it was in competition.

At Cannes, the French title of the film was “The Exchange,” prompting speculation that U might change the title domestically, but studio and Eastwood are sticking with the original name.

Film, produced by Imagine Entertainment and Eastwood’s Malpaso Prods., will unspool in the heart of awards season.

“Changeling,” set in 1920s Los Angeles, is based on the true life story of a woman whose son disappears. Months later, police tell her they have found him, only she says it’s not her son.

Eastwood directed from a script by J. Michael Straczynski. John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan and Michael Kelly also star.

By opening in only a few select markets on Oct. 24, Universal and Imagine will look to build buzz and play off reviews.

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