‘Tower Heist’ Photo, ‘Wanderlust’, ‘Big Year’ and ‘Sitter’ 2011 Opening Dates

Saturday, January 15, 2011
By Kevin Crossman
Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill

Some updates for anticipated 2011 films from Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Jack Black, Paul Rudd, and Jonah Hill.

Entertainment Weekly has the Paul Rudd/Jennifer Aniston comedy Wanderlust dropping on October 7. The Judd Apatow production is directed by David Wain.

Deadline is reporting that The Big Year starring Owen Wilson, Jack Black, and Steve Martin will open on October 14, 2011. As an adult-skewing film from a best-selling book this seems like an ‘okay’ but not great launch window.  The film is based on the book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik. With Wanderlust opening the previous weekend, October could be hard time to find an audience.

The same Deadline article mentions Jonah Hill’s R-rated babysitting comedy, The Sitter, moving from July 15 to August 5. The early August opening worked well for a previous Hill film, Superbad, however the August 5 date is already slated for the Jason Bateman/Ryan Reynolds body-switch comedy, The Change-Up, from Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin. Also, similarly young-male skewing 30 Minutes or Less opens the next weekend, starring Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, and Jesse Eisenberg. W Magazine recently featured Hill in their Best Performances article, including this incredible photo.

Lastly, Entertainment Weekly has a preview from Ben Stiller and friends in Tower Heist, coming to theatres on November 5.

Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Michael Pena, Casey Affleck, Eddie Murphy in Tower Heist

Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Michael Pena, Casey Affleck, Eddie Murphy in Tower Heist

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