This year’s Oscar race just got smaller, but not in the way we thought it would: Just a day after confirming that the film everyone thought would move to 2014 — Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” — would indeed be out by Christmas, The Los Angeles Times has broke the news that George Clooney’s “Monuments Men” will not be ready by year’s end.
The story says that the film — which was scheduled to open December 18th — will now will be released by Sony Pictures in early 2014.
Starring an incredibly all-star cast including Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett and Clooney himself, “Monuments Men” based on the book “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History,” by Robert M. Edsel. It follows the story of an Allied group,tasked with saving pieces of art and other culturally important items before their destruction by Hitler during World War II.
Check out our slightly less bloated Oscar predictions as a result of the move.