Paramount has pulled the Pierce Brosnan movie “The Moon and the Sun” from its release schedule while announcing release dates for the Kate Mara-David Oyelowo drama “Captive” and the Djimon Hounsou-Renee Zellweger drama “Same Kind of Different as Me.”
“The Moon and the Sun” had been slated to open on April 10 but there hadn’t been much in the way of promotion for the film, which now makes sense. The film is now undated.
Brosnan stars as King Louis XIV, whose quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid’s life force — a move further complicated by his illegitimate daughter’s discovery of the creature.
Sean McNamara directed the film, which co-stars William Hurt, Benjamin Walker and Kaya Scodelario.
“Captive” will open on Sept. 18, 2015. Jerry Jameson directed the fact-based thriller, which finds Mara playing a single mother struggling with drug addiction who is randomly taken hostage in her own apartment by a man (Oyelowo) on the run from the law for breaking out of jail and murdering the judge assigned to his case.
It will face some stiff competition, opening against Johnny Depp‘s Whitey Bulger film, Tobey Maguire’s Bobby Fischer movie “Pawn Sacrifice,” Universal’s star-studded “Everest” movie, the eagerly-awaited YA sequel “The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials” and Denis Villeneuve’s crime drama “Sicario,” which stars Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin.
“Same Kind of Different as Me” will open on April 29, 2016. Michael Carney directed the film, which per IMDb, follows a modern-day slave, an international art dealer and the unlikely woman who bound them together.
The movie is currently scheduled to compete against Fox’s “Eddie the Eagle,” which stars Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman.