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U firms ‘Company’

Indie pic hopes for 'Good' bow

A correction was made to this article on Dec. 9, 2004.

HOLLYWOOD — Paul Weitz believes his latest pic will be “In Good Company” indeed when it bows later this month. At Monday’s post-preem bash at the Highlands, the helmer-scribe talked up the pic’s limited arrival Dec. 29.

“There are so many good films coming out for the 25th that it was just way too crowded,” Weitz explained. “I think we felt like we were going to get crushed. I think it’s smart to open wide on Jan. 14 when there is a little bit less traffic.”

He added: “Since we are opening on the 14th we might as well stick a toe in on the 29th.”

Pic co-star Dennis Quaid confessed release skeds are not his cup of tea. “I don’t really think about that,” Quaid said. “I let other people think about that. It just gets too complicated.”

Meanwhile fellow co-star Topher Grace said he wasn’t holding his breath for any awards; he was just happy to be in Weitz’s company.

“I begged for this role,” Grace said. “There were easily five to 10 more famous better-looking guys ahead of me, but I really feel like I had something to say about this character.”

Also on hand: U’s Scott Stuber and producers Andrew Miano and Rod Liber.

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