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Meryl Streep's 'Osage County' and Nicole Kidman's 'Grace' move dates

June 21, 2013|By Mark Olsen
  • The release date of the Nicole Kidman-starring "Grace of Monaco" has been bumped a month earlier, to Nov. 27, as the jockeying for year-end awards begins. Here, Kidman arrives for the screening of "The Great Gatsby" at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2013.
The release date of the Nicole Kidman-starring "Grace of Monaco"… (Alberto Pizzoli / AFP/Getty…)

It may be only the start of summer, but the jockeying for position in Hollywood's end-of-year awards derby is already well under way.

The Weinstein Co. has moved the release dates of two of its hopefuls. "August: Osage County" is being pushed back to Christmas Day from its previous date of Nov. 7, while "Grace of Monaco," starring Nicole Kidman as actress-turned-royalty Grace Kelly, will come forward from Dec. 27 to Nov. 27.

Directed by John Wells, "August" is adapted by Tracey Letts from his own play and features a heavyweight, hardware-hungry cast of Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper and Benedict Cumberbatch. The original Broadway production of the family drama picked up a Pulitzer Prize as well as a raft of Tony and Drama Desk awards.

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"Grace" is directed by French filmmaker Olivier Dahan, who helmed Marion Cottilard to an Oscar as Edith Piaf in 'La Vie en Rose" but stumbled with his little-seen follow up, the Rene Zellweger-starring "My Own Love Song."

Here's the trailer for "August: Osage County."


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