Big Fish: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures has landed a new release date for Tim Burton's upcoming Big Fish, which stars Billy Crudup as a man coming to terms with his dying father (Albert Finney).

The film had originally been set for a wide release Nov. 26 to take advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday, but Sony now plans a platform release for the film beginning Dec. 18. "Fish" will open on a Thursday in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto and then gradually expand to other key cities through the holidays. It will eventually go into wide release in 2,500 theaters Jan. 23.

Brian B.