Hurricane Season (Weinstein/MGM, 12.25) , a Lousiana-based sports saga with Forrest Whitaker as real-life basketball coach Al Collins who assembled a winning team composed of players who’d been displaced by Hurricane Katrina, has gotten the hook and been re-scheduled to open in early ’09.
Whitaker told a friend a day or so ago that the 12.25 release date has been scuttled due to the film being “not ready,” and that a tentative March 2009 release has been decided upon. The film was previously called Patriots.
The film costars Isaiah Washington, Bow Wow, Khleo Thomas, Courtney B. Vance, Lil’ Wayne and Taraji P. Henson.