Comedy 'Sex Tape' Moves to Take 'Fifty Shades' Release Date
Sony has also moved up horror pic "Beware the Night."
Sony has moved comedy Sex Tape to Aug. 1, the date just vacated by Fifty Shades of Grey.
The Jake Kasdan-helmed pic, which was originally slated for July 18, stars Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz as a couple who wake up to discover that their sex tape has gone missing.
Escape Artists is producing the pic, which also stars Rob Lowe, Ellie Kemper and Jack Black.
It will now open opposite two wide releases: Disney’s superhero pic Guardians of the Galaxy and Universal’s James Brown pic Get On Up.
Sony is also moving up horror film Beware the Night, from Jan. 16, 2015, to July 2, 2014. Sony says it believes the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced pic could perform similarly to the way The Conjuring did when it opened on July 19 this year. The James Wan-helmed film set a new record for an original R-rated horror movie with a $41.5 million North American debut.
Beware the Night is written and directed by Scott Derrickson and follows a New York City cop investigating a series of heinous crimes involving a possible demonic possession. It stars Olivia Munn, Eric Bana, Joel McHale and Edgar Ramirez.
The film will now open opposite comedy Tammy, which stars Melissa McCarthy and is helmed by her husband, Ben Falcone.