Two of Universal Pictures' based-on-true-story feature films have undergone schedule changes for their theatrical release. While one of them, the Greg Kinnear-starrer drama "Flash of Genius", has been pushed forward, the other, football biopic "The Express", has been moved a week back from its original slate.
Originally set for October 17 debut, "Genius" will take the October 3 date and thus is going to be screened alongside Michael Cera's romcom "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" and Robert B. Weide-directed comedy "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People". Meanwhile, "Express" has been bumped to October 10, along with Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe- starring spy thriller "Body of Lies", from its initial October 3 date.
Chronicling Robert Kearns' long battle with the U.S. automobile industry, "Genius" follows the college professor and part-time inventor as he struggles to gain recognition for his stolen invention, the intermittent windshield wiper. Directed by Marc Abraham from the script by Phillip Railsback, it stars also Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney, Alan Alda and Bill Smitrovich.
In the mean time, "Express" tells the story of college football hero Ernie Davis who became one of the greatest running backs in college football history as well as the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. The Gary Fleder-directed movie features Rob Brown and Dennis Quaid as the two lead characters, Davis and his legendary Syracuse coach Ben Schwartzwalder.