MGM and United Artists announced today they are moving the release date of Bryan Singer's World War II thriller Valkyrie, starring Tom Cruise, from October 3, 2008 to President's Day Weekend February 13, 2009.
"MGM is proud and excited to be presenting Valkyrie, and because of that we want to give it the best launch possible," said Clark Woods, President of Domestic Distribution of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, which is distributing the movie domestically. "When an opening became available for President's Day Weekend, we seized the opportunity. Having seen a lot of the film and how great it is going to play once it's finished, moving into a big holiday weekend is the right move."
Woods is likely talking about The Wolf Man, which was just moved from February 13, 2009 to April 3, 2009.
"Valkyrie is shaping up to be a phenomenal movie," said Dennis Rice, President of Worldwide Marketing and Publicity for United Artists, which made the movie. "We're delighted that MGM has agreed to hold the release until the very strong holiday weekend."
Bringing a fresh and surprise-filled take to a world people only thought they knew, Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men, Superman Returns) re-teams with his Academy Award®-winning The Usual Suspects screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie on Valkyrie, a suspense thriller based on the true story of the daring and ingenious plot to assassinate the most monstrous villain the world has ever known. Tom Cruise heads an internationally acclaimed ensemble that includes Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Eddie Izzard, Christian Berkel, Thomas Kretschmann, Terrance Stamp and acclaimed stage actress Carice Van Houten.