A couple of release date shifts for two Relativity Media films have been announced today. First up, Relativity will unveil Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon (previously titled Don Jon’s Addiction) in wide release on October 18th. Gordon-Levitt stars in the comedy as contemporary, porn-addicted Don Juan-type who attempts to reform himself. I caught the film at Sundance and it’s a lot of fun (read Matt’s review here). Gordon-Levitt has a great eye for visuals and the performances from his excellent supporting cast (Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, and Tony Danza) are spot-on.
The pic should have plenty of general audience appeal when it opens in October, but it faces stiff competition in the form of the Chloe Moretz-fronted Carrie remake, Lee Daniels’ period drama The Butler, and the fantasy epic The Seventh Son starring Jeff Bridges. Interestingly, Don Jon, Carrie, and The Seventh Son all feature Julianne Moore. Hit the jump for release date news concerning Luc Besson’s (The Fifth Element) star-studded comedic actioner Malavita.
Additionally, Relativity’s Malavita has been moved up from its original release date of October 18th to September 20th. The film stars Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones and centers on notorious mafia family who gets relocated to Normandy as part of the witness protection program. Though they’re seemingly out of harm’s way, the family finds it hard to let go of some of their more colorful old habits and soon find themselves “handling things the ‘family’ way.”
Dianna Agron (Glee) and John D’Leo (Wanderlust) also star, and the pic will square off against the Hugh Jackman/Jake Gyllenhal thriller Prisoners, director Ron Howard’s racing drama Rush, and the Elizabeth Banks comedy Walk of Shame on its new September date.