FURY Moves Up to October 17th

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Sony Pictures has moved up David Ayer’s World War II drama Fury, starring Brad Pitt, from an original November 14th release date to October 17th.

The film’s date change could look to build commercial steam and a longer awards campaign for the film ahead of the awards push.

Also don’t be surprised if  “a Brad Pitt war movie” makes an appearance at one of the upcoming fall film festivals like the New York fest. After all, in the midst of all these pushbacks, it’s really nice to see something move up.

The ensemble cast also includes Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Michael Pena, Jason Isaacs and Scott Eastwood.

Fury opens opposite Dracula Untold, animated film The Book of Life, Nightcrawler with Jake Gyllenhaal, the Nicholas Sparks film The Best of Me and with the limited opening of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman.

Set in April 1945, as the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, Fury features a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.