The annual release schedule shuffle in Hollywood means a lot of things. One of them, is the long-lead magazine juggling act. Two new magazines feature stars of the film, Leatherheads, on their covers. The period piece football film, directed by George Clooney, faced an 11th hour switch to April 4 from an original date of December 7 this year. But the magazines had to go to print, even with slightly amended angles.
The new issue of W Magazine, features actress Renee Zellweger and co-star/director Clooney, but with the likely modified caption, “Hollywood is banking that they will be next year’s hot dynamic duo.” Meanwhile, the new issue of Men’s Health features Leatherheads star John Krasinki on its cover. And, despite, a full photo spread about Leatherheads inside, there’s no mention of it on the cover. Instead, the mag offers “The Office star John Krasinski’s desk-jockey survival guide.”
You gotta feel for the Universal Pictures publicity team, as they are now gonna have to try and get some new covers, come April.