Halle Berry Thriller 'Kidnap' Moved Off Relativity Schedule

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'Kidnap'

The film, which was one of the three movies the embattled studio dated after emerging from bankruptcy in April, was set to open on Dec. 2.

Relativity Media has moved the Halle Berry-led thriller Kidnap off its schedule.

The film, which was one of the three movies the embattled studio dated after emerging from bankruptcy in April, was set to open on Dec. 2.

But the studio has endured a series of upheavals since exiting Chapter 11, including the lackluster releases The Disappointments Room and Masterminds.

Last month, CEO Ryan Kavanaugh quietly put the studio up for sale. But in late October, he appeared to have found a new investor in Relativity, with Singapore-based web company YuuZoo inking a deal to acquire 33 percent of the indie studio for $50 million. But that investment is only partly cash (the rest is YuuZoo stock). In the 10 days since YouZoo announced that it was becoming a minority investor in Relativity, the publicly traded company's stock has dipped slightly.

That leaves the Lorenzo di Bonaventura-produced Kidnap in limbo. The producers long sought for the film to be released so that another studio could release the film.

Now that Kidnap is gone from the schedule, the only wide release opening on Dec. 2 is the horror film Incarnate.

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