WB Moves Spike Jonze's 'Her' To December For Awards Push

WB says strong early reactions have spurred them to move Spike Jonze‘s Her, about a man (Joaquin Phoenix) in love with his Siri-like operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) by a month from November 20 to December 18. The new strategy is to open the pic in limited release in NY, LA and Toronto on the 18th before going wide January 10. Her will close the the New York Film Festival in October, where WB hopes awards buzz builds. Said Domestic Distribution President Dan Fellman: “Spike Jonze has created an unconventional love story that is thought-provoking and reflective of our modern age. Based on the responses we’ve seen thus far, we have confidence that Her will be embraced by both critics and audiences and look forward to sharing it with them, beginning in the holiday season.” Her is an Annapurna Pictures production written and directed by Jonze and produced by Megan Ellison, Jonze and Vincent Landay; Daniel Lupi, Natalie Farrey and Chelsea Barnard are executive producers.

    1. It’s the opposite to S1m0ne in my opinion.

      Al Pacino didn’t fall in love with her and was the only one who knew she wasn’t real. This is more like Lars and the real girl.

    2. Spike Jonze is a genius, so keep you’re nasty trolling to yourself! Everyone in this town knows Spike’s a genius because he…will be the first person to tell you that. Hmmm…

  1. Who is a better actor nowadays than Joaquin Phoenix (and Mel Gibson)? He was so great in The Master, even though the movie wasn’t. The guy takes huge chances and they work.

  2. An expanded version of the TBBT’s Raj and Siri love affair? It wasn’t very interesting there, either.

  3. For those so eager to compare this film to others, bear in mind that those others were also derivative. It’s an OLD concept. However, this is Jones’s version with Phoenix’s interpretation. See it before you conclude anything.

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