Bullet Train is on the move. Sony said today that its Brad Pitt action pic from Columbia Pictures is moving back two weeks from July 15 to July 29 — the slot that opened up with the Dwayne Johnson pic Black Adam moved to the fall.
The move gives Bullet Train a little breathing room behind Disney’s MCU threequel Thor: Love and Thunder, which hits theaters July 8. In its new July 29 slot, Bullet Train will battle two other wide openers: Focus Features’ horror thriller Vengeance and Paramount’s toon Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank.
Pitt stars in Bullet Train as an experienced assassin whose first day back at work isn’t as easy as planned as he finds himself among several other professional killers with a similar mission on said train. Sandra Bullock, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Hiroyuki Sanada, Zazie Michael Shannon, Andrew Koji and Benito A Martínez Ocasio (aka Bad Bunny) also star.
The studio also today that 3000 Pictures’ Where the Crawdads Sing is moving ahead by a week, from July 22 to Bullet Train’s former July 15 spot. It now will open against the STX horror pic Bedrest and Focus’ drama Mrs Harris Goes to Paris.
Director Olivia Newman’s crime thriller set in the mid-20th century South and tells the story of Kya (Daisy Edgar Jones), an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world, but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh. Harris Dickinson, David Strathairn and Taylor John Smith co-star in the pic based on the best-selling novel by Delia Owens.
Must Read Stories
Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.