Ben Affleck‘s “The Accountant” is moving back one week, while Will Ferrell‘s “The House” shifts back four weeks
Warner Bros. has announced several release date changes, with Zach Braff‘s remake of “Going in Style” moving from May 2016 to April 2017.
New Line and Village Roadshow are behind “Going in Style” and “The House.” The former follows Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin as they plan a bank heist, while the latter finds Ferrell and Poehler playing a couple who start an illegal casino in their friend’s basement after they spend their daughter’s college fund.
Ted Melfi wrote the Donald De Line-produced remake of “Going in Style,” which originally starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg. Meanwhile, “The House” marks the directorial debut of “Neighbors” scribe Andrew J. Cohen, who co-wrote the script with Brendan O'Brien. Ferrell produced the film with his Oscar-winning Gary Sanchez partners Adam McKay.
As for Gavin O'Connor‘s “The Accountant,” Affleck plays a mild-mannered numbers cruncher who moonlights as an assassin. The film co-stars Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow.
“The House” was slated to go up against “Bad Boys 3,” though it will now compete against a different Sony picture — “Uncharted” — as well as Universal and Illumination’s “Despicable Me 3.”
“The Accountant” will no longer open against “The Girl on the Train” or “The Birth of a Nation,” but rather “A Monster Calls,” “Underworld 5” and STX’s thriller “The Bye Bye Man.”