‘Map’ gets early rollout

Pic to qualify for Academy Award consideration

Overseas Filmgroup will roll out “A Map of the World” through its First Look Pictures distrib arm on Dec. 3 in Gotham and L.A. to qualify for Academy Award consideration.

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Julianne Moore and David Straithairn, the Scott Elliott-helmed “World” will get a one-week run before its more extensive release on Jan. 21.

The movie, produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, is about a couple’s battle to cope with sudden tragedy and adversity to find hope in a world they feel has abandoned them. It is based on the novel “The Book of Ruth” by bestselling author Jane Hamilton.

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