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Weinsteins Push "Nine" Back; Set a Date For "Single Man"

A scene from Tom Ford's "A Single Man." Image courtesy of The Weinstein Company.

According to Ropes of Silicon, The Weinstein Company has done some last minute shifting with its late 2009 slate.

As suspected, Rob Marshall's "Nine" has been pushed back from its late November date (where it competed directly with Weinstein sibling "The Road") to a limited release in New York and Los Angeles on December 18th, and then go wide on December 25th. The film - which stars a mammoth cast including Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard, as well as Kate Hudson and Fergie - is seen as The Weinstein Company's strongest contender for a best picture nomination at this year's Oscars.

The distributor made another move, slating in their Toronto pick-up "A Single Man" for release on December 11th. The film - directed by Tom Ford and starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore - is also considered a major player in this year's awards season. It will open in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco and then will also expand on Christmas Day.

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