Reportedly due to scheduling conflicts and - duh - economic issues, Paramount has postponed the release dates for three of its major 2008 Oscar contenders. "Defiance," Ed Zwick's Holocaust drama with Daniel Craig, got bumped to late December. "Revolutionary Road," Sam Mendes' domestic drama with Kate Winslet and Leo DiCaprio, has been pushed to early January 2009.
And, most tragically, "The Soloist," Joe Wright's first urban venture with Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx, has been removed from Oscar consideration altogether and halted until March 2009 ("Revolutionary Road" and "Defiance" will still be eligible for this year's awards).
This certainly throws my fall/winter Must-See List into a tizzy; however, if "The Soloist" is as good at looks, it'll breathe some much-needed life into the obligatorily lackluster first few months of the year.