Johnny Depp's 'Mortdecai' to Hit Theaters Early
At the same time, Blake Lively's romantic drama "The Age of Adaline" is pushed back three months
Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment have moved up the release date of Johnny Depp's Mortdecai by two weeks, from Feb. 6, 2015, to Jan. 23.
Mortdecai stars Depp opposite Ewan McGregor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia Munn and Paul Bettany. Directed by David Koepp, the action comedy stars Depp as a rakish art dealer on the run from the Russian mob.
In its old date, Depp's latest outing would have gone up against Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son. The only other movie set so far to open Jan. 23 is Jennifer Lopez's thriller The Boy Next Door.
Mortdecai is the first title to be distributed by Lionsgate via its new deal with Gigi Pritzker's OddLot, which produced Mortdecai, adapted from Kyril Bonfiglioli’s 1970s series of novels, alongside Depp's company An Infinitum and Mad Chance.
Lionsgate had reserved the Jan. 23 date for romantic drama The Age of Adaline. That movie, starring Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn and Michiel Huisman, will now open April 24, 2015.
Age of Adaline follows the miraculous life of 29-year-old Adaline, who stops aging after recovering from a near-fatal accident. She embarks on a worldwide journey, keeping her secret until she meets a man who forever alters her life.
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Lee Toland Krieger directed Age of Adaline for Lionsgate, Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. Kathy Baker and Amanda Crew also star.