Warner Bros. Moves Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine Comedy to 2017
The studio also announces new release dates for Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' and the Will Ferrell-Amy Poehler comedy 'The House.'
Juggling the release dates on a trio of upcoming movies, Warner Bros. is moving Going in Style from 2016 to 2017, postponing its opening from May 6 of this year to April 7, 2017.
The Zach Braff-directed comedy stars Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.
The studio also announced Tuesday that it is moving Ben Affleck’s The Accountant back by one week, from Oct. 7 to Oct. 14, as well as moving next year’s Will Ferrell-Amy Poehler comedy The House, from the studio’s New Line Cinema Unit and Village Roadshow, from June 2, 2017, to June 30, 2017.
Going in Style, which also stars Alan Arkin, Matt Dillon and Ann-Margret, tells of three retired men who plot a bank robbery after losing their pensions and is based on the 1979 film of the same name that starred George Carlin, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg. In its old release date, it would have faced off against Disney/Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, but its new April 2017 date is currently open.
In The Accountant, directed by Gavin O'Connor, Affleck will play an accountant moonlighting as an assassin. In The House, which Andrew J. Cohen is directing, Ferrell and Poehler will appear as parents who open an underground casino to pay for their daughter's college tuition.