The Weinstein Company Schedules Release Dates for Cogan's Trade, Scary Movie 5, and Butter
Posted 02.16.12 by Ryan
After the release of several new photos of the crime movie Cogan's Trade starring Brad Pitt, we speculated whether this meant The Weinsten Company would finally schedule a release date, and, only a day later, they have.
Box Office Mojo reports that Cogan's Trade will arrive on September 21st, putting it in competition against comic book adaptation Dredd and horror movie House at the End of the Street. Prior to its September release, the movie could also screen at the Venice or Toronto International Film Festivals.
Cogan's Trade follows Pitt as Jackie Cogan, a mob enforcer who investigates a heist that occurred during a mob-protected poker game. Based on the 1974 book by the late author George V. Higgins, the movie co-stars Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, and James Gandolfini. The movie was adapted and directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford).
The Weinstein Company has also re-scheduled the release dates for two of its other movies — the sequel Scary Movie 5 and the comedy Butter. Originally scheduled for April 20th, Scary Movie 5 will now arrive on January 11, 2013, up against the action/comedy Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. The move isn't too surprising, since the studio just hired screenwriters for the sequel last August. No director has been confirmed.
The long-delayed Butter will move from its March 16 release date to October 5th, where it will compete against horror sequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, action sequel Taken 2 and the animated Frankenweenie.
Butter follows a young girl (Yara Shahidi) who discovers a talent for butter sculpture and goes up against a butter-carving champion (Ty Burrell) and his wife (Jennifer Garner) in an annual butter sculpture competition.