Studio pushes back release to Jan. 15

The Weinstein Co. has delayed potential awards contender “Youth in Revolt,” starring Michael Cera, from Oct. 30 to Jan. 15.

TWC made the move Thursday on the heels of premiering the comedy, directed by Miguel Arteta, at the Toronto Film Festival.

“After the fantastic response from audiences and critics at the Toronto Film Festival, we chose Jan. 15 as the best date to release ‘Youth in Revolt,’ ” a Dimension Films rep said. “Not only will this smart comedy be great counterprogramming to some of the heavier fare at that time of year, but this date will allow the film to play some more festivals and continue to build word of mouth.”

Pic’s produced by David Permut and based on the novel “Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp” by C.D. Payne.

The Jan. 15 weekend already has Warner Bros. launching “Book of Eli” and TWC with a “Hoodwinked Too” sequel. The departure of “Youth in Revolt” from the Halloween frame leaves “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” from Sony as the only wide opener that weekend.

It’s the second title that TWC’s moved out of October, as it recently slotted “The Road” for a Nov. 25 wide release, where it will be in competition with another TWC awards hopeful — the musical “Nine,” directed by Rob Marshall and starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

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