The Weinstein Company has moved the release date of Killing Them Softly, starring Brad Pitt, to a later date. The film has moved from its projected October 19 date to a November 30 release.
Killing Them Softly, which is directed by Andrew Dominik, stars Pitt, Scoot McNairy, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins and Ray Liotta. In the crime triller, Pitt plays an enforcer who investigates a heist in a mob organized card game.
The move relieves the film from going up against October 19 openers Paranormal Activity 4 and Alex Cross, the James Patterson adapted novel series that stars Tyler Perry.
Harvey Weinstein spoke to Deadline about the change saying, “In this industry it is a very rare event to look at a weekend where your movie could open as the only wide release picture. November 30th will allow us to bring Killing Them Softly to a wide audience without competition. Additionally, the critical response to the movie has been very favorable especially on the amazing performances and November 30th positions us better in the Awards season calendar.”