Open Road is moving Oliver Stone’s Snowden from its Christmas Day discharge date to 2016.
The move knocks the film about Edward Snowden, the previous government temporary worker who released arranged data, from the current year’s Oscar race. A representative for Open Road Films did not remark.
Sources say the film, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, isn’t done yet. Open Road hasn’t yet decided the film’s new discharge date.
The move gives some breathing space to the Christmas Day edge, occupied with five other wide discharges — Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, the Will Smith-starrer Concussion, the Will Ferrell-Mark comic drama Daddy’s Home, the Jennifer Lawrence dramedy Joy and Point Break — and also juggernaut Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opening the earlier week.