TWC-Dimension Films is moving Robert De Niro–starrer The War With Grandpa from an Oct. 20 release to Feb. 23 of next year, the studio announced Tuesday. The change is a result of a late start in production.
Based on the best-selling book by Robert Kimmel Smith, the film stars Oakes Fegley as Peter, who is forced to give up his bedroom when his Grandpa Jack (De Niro), with whom he used to have a close relationship, moves in with his family. The boy attempts to drive his grandfather out with a series of pranks, but Grandpa Jack won’t go down without a fight.
The Tim Hill-directed film also stars Christopher Walken, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle, Cheech Marin, Jane Seymour and Faizon Love. The film was written by Tom J. Astle (Get Smart), Matt Ember (Failure to Launch) and Dave Johnson (The Following), and was produced by Phillip Glasser, Marvin Peart and Rosa Morris Peart of Marro Films.
The War With Grandpa is no stranger to release-date changes, having originally been scheduled for April 21, 2017, before being pushed to October, and now, February 2018. The family comedy also shifted production last minute from Canada to Georgia back in March.