Alexander: According to Variety, Warner Bros. has pushed the opening of its Oliver Stone-directed Alexander from November 5th to November 24th, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

When Oliver Stone showed up at the San Sebastian Film Festival days ago to unspool his docu Looking for Fidel, the director told Daily Variety he was working 100 hours a week editing Alexander. Speculation was that the date switch was partly to give Stone extra time to lock his film, which features several sweeping battle scenes.

Alexander now will square off against the Fox drama Flight of the Phoenix, the Revolution comedy Christmas with the Kranks and the national rollout for Miramax's Finding Neverland. Fellman predicted other pieces on the chessboard might move as a result of the date switch for Alexander, an epic that will clock in at around two hours and 45 minutes and likely will bow on about 2,500 screens.