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Lionsgate has set a limited Dec. 17 launch date for Nicole Kidman-Aaron Eckhart starrer “Rabbit Hole.”

The debut positions the film for an awards qualifying run, expanding its limited rollout Christmas Day and then going wide Jan. 14.

Lionsgate announced plans to release the film this fall after the studio acquired North American distrib rights at the Toronto Film Fest last week.

Helmed by John Cameron Mitchell, “Rabbit Hole” is based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire, who also penned the screenplay.

“Rabbit Hole” tells the story of parents struggling to cope with the death of their four-year-old son. Pic co-stars Dianne Wiest, Sandra Oh and Tammy Blanchard.

Kidman shepherded the project, along with Per Saari, through her Blossom Films shingle.

Leslie Urdang and Dean Vanech for Olympus Pictures, as well as Gigi Pritzker for Odd Lot Entertainment, serve as producers.