Paramount has moved back its inspirational drama “Same Kind of Different As Me” from April 29 to Feb. 3, 2017.
Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou, Renee Zellweger, Olivia Holt and Jon Voight star in the movie, based on the 2006 book “Same Kind Of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, An International Art Dealer, And The Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together” by Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent and Ron Hall.
The movie was shot during late 2014 with Michael Carney making his feature directorial debut, helming from a screenplay he co-wrote with Alexander Foard. Disruption’s Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing.
The story is based on the unlikely friendship between Moore and Hall, played by Kinnear and Hounsou. Moore had grown up as a sharecropper in Louisiana and suffered through years of hardship and homelessness. He changed his life after being introduced in 1998 to Hall, who was an art dealer, and his wife Deborah at a homeless shelter.
Zellweger plays Deborah Hall, who passed away in 2000. Moore died in 2012.
“Same Kind of Different as Me” is the first film to be dated on Feb. 3, which is two days before the National Football League’s next Super Bowl.