WB pushing pix around

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Article Date: August 10, 2006 | Publication: Daily Variety | Author: PAMELA MCCLINTOCK
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Tweaking its fall and winter release sked, Warner Bros. Pictures is pushing back the release of Curtis Hanson's poker pic "Lucky You," starring Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore and Robert Duvall, from Sept. 8 to Oct. 27.

Moving out of the Oct. 27 frame is the McG-helmed sports drama "We Are Marshall," which will now get a Christmas holiday release on Dec. 22.

Also moving out of its fall slot is horror-thriller "The Reaping," starring Hilary Swank, which was set to bow Nov. 8. Studio hasn't yet announced a new release date.

Taking over a Warner Independent Pictures project, Warners will give a wide release to writer-director Michael Polish's "The Astronaut Farmer" on Jan. 12. After seeing the film, studio execs decided the pic, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen and Bruce Willis, had enough commercial appeal to warrant a wide release.

Further firming up next year's sked is Zach Snyder's "300," which will bow March 16.