Lionsgate sets comedy for awards qualifying run; will expand Feb. 1

Lionsgate is releasing comedy-caper “Stand Up Guys” for a one-week awards qualifying run starting Dec. 14 at New York’s Lincoln Center and the Arclight Hollywood and Landmark in Los Angeles.

The distrib plans to expand the film domestically Feb. 1.

“Stand Up Guys” toplines Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin as retired gangsters, who reunite for one last night of mayhem. Fisher Stevens directed the film, from a script by Noah Haidle. Sidney Kimmel, Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Jim Tauber produced.

Lionsgate plans to push the pic for comedy-musical consideration at the Golden Globes, as well as for original song — Jon Bon Jovi’s “Not Running Anymore.”

The film recently opened the Chicago Film Festival.

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