Warner Brothers has pushed the release of two comedies — “Going in Style” and “The House” — back so that both now debut in 2017, while also sliding the already-delayed Ben Affleck starrer “The Accountant” a week deeper into this fall, the studio announced Tuesday.
“Going in Style” will now debut on April 7, 2017, instead of May 6, 2016. The New Line production, backed by Village Roadshow, stars Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine as three retirees who plan a bank heist. Zach Braff is directing.
“The House,” also from New Line and backed by Village Roadshow, leaves its June 2, 2017 perch for June 30, 2017. Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler star in the story of a dad who convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his neighbors’ basement after he and his wife spend their daughter’s college fund. The film is directed by Andrew Jay Cohen.
“The Accountant” now goes on Oct. 14 this fall, avoiding the Oct. 7 release of Sundance winner “The Birth of a Nation.” It had been dated one week prior, after having been pushed from January of this year into the fall, presumably because Affleck was already consumed with writing his solo Batman movie (to follow the upcoming “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice) with DC Comics creative chief Geoff Johns.
Affleck stars as a forensic accountant who un-cooks the books for illicit clients, in the film directed by Gavin O’Connor and starring Anna Kendrick and J.K. Simmons. The script is from Bill Dubuque.