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October 22, 2013 9:18 PM
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Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Heads To 2014 Just As Scorsese's 'Wall Street' Is Confirmed For Christmas

"Monuments Men"

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.


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4 Comments

  • Des Brown | October 23, 2013 5:35 AMReply

    What unusual about this awards season is that its only October yet most of the major Oscar contenders are already on release (12 YEARS A SLAVE, GRAVITY, RUSH, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, THE BUTLER etc) or have had their festival premieres (SAVING MR BANKS, INSIDE LWELYN DAVIS, etc) and been heavily reviewed. Apart from WOLF OF WALL STREET AND AMERICAN HUSTLE, all of the probable nominees have been seen.

    Disappointed by the withdrawal of THE MONUMENTS MEN. The second trailer for the film makes it look like a perfect Oscar movie - SAVING PRIVATE RYAN meets ARGO. Its the sort of film the Academy loves directed by a much-admired Hollywood legend. It would have been a near shoo-in for a Best Picture nomination.

  • gloomysunday | October 23, 2013 12:03 PM

    "Saving Private Ryan meets Argo"... I wonder if that's how it was pitched, and how it was green-lighted lol. I'll pass. Is directing talent in Hollywood so rare that they have to enlist these pretty boys to take on this tripe?

  • Genadijus | October 23, 2013 1:03 AMReply

    It's not about awards, it's all about the money. Good luck Mr. Clooney!

  • Joe H. | October 23, 2013 12:01 AMReply

    Just when you thought the competition couldn't get any steeper...three contenders are pushed back to 2014. lol