NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: The Hollywood Reporter (by Etan Vlessing).

Searchlight Pictures has delayed the theatrical release for Yorgos LanthimosPoor Things to theoretically allow Hollywood stars Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo and Willem Dafoe to promote the commercial rollout, even as the Greek director’s monster tale has been confirmed to premiere in Venice.

The announcement, coinciding with news of the Venice bow, has Searchlight pushing the commercial release of Poor Things to Dec. 8, from Sept. 8.

The additional time will hopefully allow Searchlight to use its A-list cast to promote a theatrical release once the Hollywood actors strike is resolved. The major studios continue to navigate historic SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strikes in Hollywood, where the U.S. actors union has banned its members from promoting upcoming films and TV series tied to major studios or streamers.

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