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Relativity Moving Release of ‘Kidnap’ With Halle Berry (EXCLUSIVE)

Relativity Studios is moving “Kidnap” to make room for “Masterminds.”

The action thriller with Halle Berry will now open on Feb. 26, 2016, where it will face off against MGM’s “Ben-Hur” remake and “Dirty Grandpa,” a Lionsgate comedy with Zac Efron and Robert De Niro. It was originally slated to open on Oct. 9, 2015, but that’s “Masterminds'” new slot now that the comedy has been pushed from its August release date.

Relativity is also moving “Hillsong – Let Hope Rise” from its Sept. 30, 2015 release date. The studio has yet to decide on a new opening day for the documentary about the faith-based music group Hillsong United.

The release date reshuffling comes as Relativity is struggling to refinance tens of millions in debt payments that came due this summer. When “Masterminds” was pushed from its August date, Relativity said it needed to focus on its recapitalization. If the company cannot reach new agreements with its creditors, it may need to file for bankruptcy. In recent months, it has also shifted the openings of the horror film “Before I Wake” and the comedy “The Bronze.”

Relativity bought distribution rights for “Kidnap” at last year’s Toronto Film Festival. The film follows a mother (Berry) on a desperate quest to save her kidnapped son. Luis Prieto (“Condon Express”) is directing from a script by Knate Gwaltney.

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