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Julia Roberts’s Long-Delayed Fireflies in the Garden Gets a Release Date

Well, August is turning out to be a good month for movies starring A-listers that had been languishing, for years, without distribution! A few weeks ago, Kenneth Lonergan's six-year-delayed Margaret finally got a release date; and now comes news that Fireflies in the Garden, a Julia Roberts movie that played festivals back in 2008 but has never been widely released in the States, will make it to theaters in L.A. and New York on October 14. The movie is a family drama that also stars Ryan Reynolds (with a beard), Willem Dafoe, and Hayden Panettiere. The release date does mean we'll be getting even more Reynolds in 2011, but if it can obscure his Green Lantern or The Change-Up at all, that's probably not a bad thing.