It feels like an age since we’ve had a Spike Jonze movie in theaters. Of course the filmmaker has never had a particular sense of urgency to his output, with only three films in fourteen years, and a seven year gap between “Adaptation” and 2009’s “Where The Wild Things Are.” Even with terrific shorts like “I’m Here” to tide us over we’ve been looking longingly out the window for news of the director’s next film, “Her.”
Turns out we should have been spending less time looking out the window, and more time keeping an eye on Box Office Mojo‘s release calendar, as it’s revealed that Warner Bros will be releasing the film on Wednesday November 20th. The film, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as a man in the near-future who falls in love with his operating system, also features Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Olivia Wilde. The film is opening the same week as “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Delivery Man” and “Nebraska,” and if you’re in L.A, you can get a look even earlier, as Jonze will be presenting footage at the LA Film Festival next month.