Lionsgate has decided to push out James Mangold‘s 3:10 to Yuma, the western with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, on Sept. 7th instead of October 5th. That lets out the Toronto Film Festival (9.6 to 9.15), but does this also mean no-go’s for Telluride and Venice?
Variety‘s Pamela McLintock is saying this will make it the first fall western out of the gate, beating Andrew Dominik‘s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Warner Bros., 9.21) and Joel and Ethan Coen‘s No Country for Old Men (Miramax, 11.9)….although it’s not really accurate to call the Coen’s film a western. It’s more of a mythic end-of-the-world movie set in Texas.