Weinstein Co. alters schedule again

'Nine' and 'A Single Man' slated for December

The Weinstein Co. was back to tinkering with its year-end film release schedule Thursday.

Weinstein moved musical "Nine" to a later date for its bi-coastal exclusive engagements and, separately, slotted Toronto acquisition "A Single Man" for a limited release Dec. 11. Previously pegged for an exclusive run in New York and Los Angeles beginning Nov. 25, "Nine" now is set to unspool Dec. 18 in those cities.

Rob Marshall-directed "Nine" and the Tom Ford-helmed "Man" each will expand on Christmas. But the former, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Nicole Kidman, will get a much broader expansion than the latter, a possible awards vehicle for topliner Colin Firth.

Literary adaptation "The Road," previously moved into a Nov. 25 slot and tagged for wide release, is sticking with those plans.

To call the indie distributor's release slate fluid of late would be an understatement. But a spokeswoman said execs believe their year-end titles are now well-positioned competitively and further changes are unlikely.