Robert Zemeckis, Denzel Washington Drama 'Flight' Will Open in Heart of Awards Season

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Paramount also has decided to give the Barbra Streisand-Seth Rogen comedy "The Guilt Trip" a high-profile Christmas Day release.

Robert Zemeckis' Paramount drama Flight -- starring Denzel Washington as a troubled pilot -- will open nationwide in the heart of awards season on Nov. 2, 2012.

Paramount is so keen on the commerical playability of Barbra Streisand-Seth Rogen comedy The Guilt Trip, directed by Anne Flectcher, that it's moving that film from Nov. 2 to Christmas Day.

Guilt Trip is a road-trip pic about an inventor (Rogen) who invites his mother (Streisand) on a cross-country trip as he tries to push a new product and reunite with an old flame.

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Flight marks Zemeckis' first return to live-action movie since Cast Away and What Lies Beneath, both released in 2000. Flight, also starring Kelly Reilly and Don Cheadle, is about the troubling personal discoveries that follow a pilot's emergency landing.