Jeff Wells has done some digging and confirmed that Brothers will be released next year. Better than that, he was able to find out why.
I called Brothers producer Mike DeLuca, who confirmed the news. The decision to hold was basically due to the “crazy full fall for serious movies” this year, he says. “We love Brothers and want to blitz in Cannes, but it’s just too crowded this year for a wide fall release and an Oscar campaign.”
A key factor in the decision, he says, is that costar Jake Gyllenhaal is unavailable for year-end p.r. due to filming on Prince of Persia and “we can’t promote this movie without jake. So Cannes makes most sense. I’m super proud of the movie and a major unveiling on the Cote d’Azur with all cast present is too good to pass up.”
So there we have it. It certainly doesn’t sound like they’re trying to spin a dud. Always love seeing Natalie in Cannes so at least there’s something to look forward to in the new year.