Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Master’ moved to Sept. 14

Weinstein Company also pushes back 'Killing Them Softly' to Oct. 19

The Weinstein Company is shuffling its awards-season deck, moving up Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology-tinged religious drama “The Master” from Oct. 12 to Sept. 14 and pushing back Andrew Dominik’s Brad Pitt starrer “Killing Them Softly” to Oct. 19.

The Master” will now open in limited release against Disney’s animated family pic “Finding Nemo 3D,” Screen Gems’ action horror sequel “Resident Evil: Retribution,” Summit’s teen drama “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and IFC Films’ collegiate dramedy “Liberal Arts.” Anderson’s film will then expand to additional cities beginning Sept. 21, the day “Killing Them Softly” was originally skedded to open.

Dominik’s pic, which has released a violent clip but not a trailer yet, will now open against Paramount’s supernatural sequel “Paranormal Activity 4,” Summit’s crime thriller “Alex Cross,” Paramount Vantage’s David Chase-directed drama “Not Fade Away” and IFC Films’ thriller “The Loneliest Planet.”

It’s worth noting that James Gandolfini and Bella Heathcote star in both “Killing Them Softly” and “Not Fade Away.”

“Softly” stars Brad Pitt as a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game. In addition to Gandolfini and Heathcote, the testosterone-heavy pic co-stars Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Sam Shepard, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn and Garret Dillahunt.

“The Master” figures to be a factor this awards season, with stars Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman expected to be major contenders for acting prizes, not to mention writer-director Anderson, who received multiple noms for his last pic, “There Will Be Blood.”

The Weinstein Company also has Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” and the French hit “The Intouchables,” as well as other contenders.

More Film

  • Gal Gadot

    Gal Gadot Producing, Possibly Starring in Fidel Castro Journalism Drama

    The Weinstein Company is shuffling its awards-season deck, moving up Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology-tinged religious drama “The Master” from Oct. 12 to Sept. 14 and pushing back Andrew Dominik’s Brad Pitt starrer “Killing Them Softly” to Oct. 19. “The Master” will now open in limited release against Disney’s animated family pic “Finding Nemo 3D,” Screen […]

  • Eiza Gonzalez, Michael Sheen, Sam Heughan

    'Baby Driver's' Eiza Gonzalez, Michael Sheen, Sam Heughan Join Vin Diesel in 'Bloodshot' (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Weinstein Company is shuffling its awards-season deck, moving up Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology-tinged religious drama “The Master” from Oct. 12 to Sept. 14 and pushing back Andrew Dominik’s Brad Pitt starrer “Killing Them Softly” to Oct. 19. “The Master” will now open in limited release against Disney’s animated family pic “Finding Nemo 3D,” Screen […]

  • Show Dogs

    'Show Dogs' to Undergo Edits Amid Concerns of 'Disturbing' Touching Scene

    The Weinstein Company is shuffling its awards-season deck, moving up Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology-tinged religious drama “The Master” from Oct. 12 to Sept. 14 and pushing back Andrew Dominik’s Brad Pitt starrer “Killing Them Softly” to Oct. 19. “The Master” will now open in limited release against Disney’s animated family pic “Finding Nemo 3D,” Screen […]

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    'Transformers 7' Pulled From Paramount Schedule

    The Weinstein Company is shuffling its awards-season deck, moving up Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology-tinged religious drama “The Master” from Oct. 12 to Sept. 14 and pushing back Andrew Dominik’s Brad Pitt starrer “Killing Them Softly” to Oct. 19. “The Master” will now open in limited release against Disney’s animated family pic “Finding Nemo 3D,” Screen […]

  • Mark Wahlberg Six Billion Dollar Man

    Mark Wahlberg's 'Six Billion Dollar Man' Moved Back a Year to 2020

    The Weinstein Company is shuffling its awards-season deck, moving up Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology-tinged religious drama “The Master” from Oct. 12 to Sept. 14 and pushing back Andrew Dominik’s Brad Pitt starrer “Killing Them Softly” to Oct. 19. “The Master” will now open in limited release against Disney’s animated family pic “Finding Nemo 3D,” Screen […]

  • 'Sicilian Ghost Story' Bought by Strand

    Cannes Winner 'Sicilian Ghost Story' Bought by Strand Releasing (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Weinstein Company is shuffling its awards-season deck, moving up Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology-tinged religious drama “The Master” from Oct. 12 to Sept. 14 and pushing back Andrew Dominik’s Brad Pitt starrer “Killing Them Softly” to Oct. 19. “The Master” will now open in limited release against Disney’s animated family pic “Finding Nemo 3D,” Screen […]

  • George RR Martin

    George R.R. Martin Developing Animated 'Ice Dragon' Movie With Warner Bros.

    The Weinstein Company is shuffling its awards-season deck, moving up Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology-tinged religious drama “The Master” from Oct. 12 to Sept. 14 and pushing back Andrew Dominik’s Brad Pitt starrer “Killing Them Softly” to Oct. 19. “The Master” will now open in limited release against Disney’s animated family pic “Finding Nemo 3D,” Screen […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content