An early Oscar contender out of the gate, Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to The Hurt Locker which features a hunt for Bin Laden Zero Dark Thirty has been slowly making its way to release around the Holidays. But with the first full trailer hitting just a couple weeks ago, it's clear the marketing strategy for the possible award winner has not exactly gone over well. Now, it seems like Sony is going for a last minute push as they have delayed the film nearly a month before it hits thousands of theaters across the country.
Sony Pictures has officially announced that Zero Dark Thirty will hit New York and Los Angeles theaters on its regularly scheduled date of December 19th, but a nationwide release will not come until January 11th. The reason for the delay has not been revealed, but is likely to avoid the already crowded slate of films that are already set for a Christmas release.
Penned by The Hurt Locker scribe Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty follows the events and search for Osama Bin Laden and the events eventually leading up to the raid on the Pakistan compound of which he was hiding out. A military action thriller, the film stars Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Edgar Ramirez, Harold Perrineau and more.