On or about 6.1.06, when I was posting my daily material from a wi-fi cafe in Montmartre, I reported that Andrew Dominik‘s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford — i.e., Brad Pitt‘s other ’06 movie besides Babel — would not be released by Warner Bros. on the then-posted date 9.15.056, but rather some time in early 2007. This meant that some reconfiguring was going on and Team Jesse needed time to fix certain problems, etc.
Now comes a Kevin Williamson piece in the Calgary Sun reporting that the fillm’s “ambiguous” ’07 release date (not…it’s always been February or March) has been clarified by producer Tony Scott as February ’07. (I called a Warner Bros. p.r. rep for a precise date — she didn’t pick up.) Scott told Williamson that “we have to be careful how we market it because it’s like a Terrence Malick film. But it’s really good and Brad’s terrific in it — he just gets better with age.”
Pitt, naturally, plays the title character. His costars include the always-creepy Casey Affleck (as Ford), Sam Rockwell, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker and Zooey Deschanel.