Johnny Depp-Gwyneth Paltrow Comedy ‘Mortdecai’ Gets New Release Date

Lionsgate shifts Blake Lively’s “The Age of Adeline” from its January 2015 slot to make room

The release date for “Mortdecai,” the action comedy starring Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow, has been moved up to January 23, 2015, the studio said Wednesday.

To make room for it, the studio shifted the Blake Lively-Michael Huisman romance “The Age of Adeline” from that date to April 24, 2015. “Mortdecai,” which Lionsgate sees as having franchise potential, had been scheduled for release on February 6, 2015.

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That pitted it against the Wachowski siblings’ sci-fi epic “Jupiter Ascending,” Universal’s fantasy epic “Seventh Son” and Paramount’s animated “SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water.” The only movie currently on the new date is “The Boy Next Door,” the Universal thriller starring Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman.

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Aubrey Plaza, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and Olivia Munn co-star in “Mortdecai,” in which Depp plays a roguish international art dealer chasing a stolen painting that has the code to a bank account filled with Nazi gold. David Koepp directs.

“The Age of Adeline” co-stars Harrison Ford and is directed by Lee Toland Krieger. In it, Lively stars as young woman, born at the turn of 20th century, who is rendered ageless after an accident. Then she meets a man who might be worth losing her immortality for.