Her, Spike Jonze‘s fourth feature length film and follow up to Where the Wild Things Are, is getting pushed back an entire month from its original November 20th release to December 18th, according to Deadline.
While that might sound like bad news at first, in fact it does show a good bit of confidence in the film on Warner Bros.’ part. December is right in the thick of some heavy Oscar contender releases that includes Inside Llewyn Davis, American Hustle, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Monuments Men, Saving Mr. Banks and Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
The studio obviously thinks they have a hit on their hands.
The film will see a limited Los Angeles and New York release first and then go wide on January 10th to maximise buzz and exposure leading up to the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014.
Her stars Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara and Amy Adams.
The official synopsis:
Set in Los Angeles, slightly in the future, “her” follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. From the unique perspective of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world.