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Zero Dark Thirty’s Wide Release Pushed Back to January 11

Jessica Chastain is waiting to get you, Osama

You might have to wait a bit longer to see Jessica Chastain kill Osama bin Laden. Sony has decided to push back the wide release of Zero Dark Thirty from December 19 to January 11. They will, however, still open in New York and L.A. on December 19 for Oscar-qualifying purposes. Some have speculated this reflects Sony's lack of faith in ZDT, but the studio is arguing the move was done to get away from the large number of holiday releases (Les Misérables, The Hobbit, Django UnchainedThis Is 40LES MISÉRABLES again). Also, the assassination of a terrorist doesn’t really pair too nicely with chestnuts and open fires. Taking advantage of the move, Paramount has moved The Guilt Trip up to the 19th, which in turn pits Seth Rogan against his comedy dad Judd Apatow, whose This Is 40 is set to open then. If it sounds like too much to handle, just go see Les Misérables more times and afterward walk into whatever movie seems to have just started.

Photo: Jonathan Olley/Columbia Pictures