The Weinstein Company made one of the biggest purchase of last month’s Cannes Film Festival when it scooped up The Coup, the John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle international thriller that stars Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell. The deal for U.S. distribution rights topped a bidding battle that topped out at $5 million. Now that pic has a release date: March 6, 2015. The plot centers on an American family that relocates to Southeast Asia, only to find themselves in the middle of a violent coup. They struggle to find an escape route because the new parties in control are executing foreigners as quickly as they can round them up. Bold Films produced, and Drew Dowdle, Michel Litvak and David Lancaster produced.
TWC today also shifted dates for a couple of its pics already on its schedule. It has moved its Paddington to a Christmas Day 2014 release after previously slotting it for December 12. It also has pushed back Underdogs, its animated comedy from Juan Jose Campanella, from August 27, 2014 to January 16, 2015.
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