AceShowbiz - Focus Features has moved the release date of "London Has Fallen", the follow-up to "Olympus Has Fallen", from January 22, 2016 to March 4, 2016. "London Has Fallen" will face off against several movies also slated for release that day including "Grimsby", "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children", Disney's animated comedy "Zootopia" and Open Road's crime drama "Triple Nine".
"We're convinced that we have the potential for a successful film with 'London Has Fallen' and we want to give it all the time it needs in its production and put it in the strongest possible release window," Focus Features president of domestic distribution Jim Orr told Deadline.
Starring Gerard Butler, the movie revolves around an attack on London during the funeral of the British prime minister, who has died under mysterious circumstances. The sequel is directed by Babak Najafi with a screenplay penned by Creighton Rothenberger.
Another movie being delayed is Elle Fanning's transgender drama "About Ray". According to Deadline, the film, which is supposed to be released in the U.S. on September 18, has been pulled. No new release date has been announced, but it is expected to arrive in U.S. theaters later this year.
"About Ray", which was recently screened at the Toronto Film Festival, is directed by Gaby Dellal. It stars Susan Sarandon as a lesbian grandmother, Naomi Watts as a mother and Fanning as a teenager transitioning from female to male.