Paramount Pushes Renee Zellweger, Greg Kinnear Drama From April to February 2017

The studio is also moving up the limited release of Richard Linklater‘s “Everybody Wants Some” by two days

Paramount is moving up the limited release of Richard Linklater‘s college comedy “Everybody Wants Some” from April 1 to March 30 and pushing the drama “Same Kind of Different as Me” from April 29 to Feb. 3, 2017, the studio announced Friday.

Additionally, Paramount will no longer release the animated film “The Little Prince,” which will instead debut on Netflix.

“Everybody Wants Some” has been getting excellent reviews out of SXSW, which may explain why Paramount has decided to release the film two days early. Described as a “spiritual sequel” to Linklater’s own “Dazed and Confused,” the film stars Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman, Glen Powell, Wyatt Russell and Zoey Deutch.

The period movie now gets a head-start on Don Cheadle‘s “Miles Ahead” and the Nicholas Hoult thriller “Kill Your Friends.”

Directed by Michael Carney, “Same Kind of Different as Me” follows a modern-day slave, an international art dealer, and the unlikely woman who bound them together. The film stars Renee Zellweger, Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight.

“Same Kind of Different as Me” currently has the Feb. 3, 2017 date to itself at the moment. It will have to find an audience quickly, as the following weekend brings “Fifty Shades Darker,” “John Wick: Chapter 2” and “The LEGO Batman Movie.”

The film has been slated to open next month against New Line’s “Keanu” and Garry Marshall‘s comedy “Mother’s Day.”

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