‘Her’ Pushed Back for Awards Campaign

Citing strong early reaction, Warner Bros. has positioned Spike Jonze’s romantic drama Her as an awards contender by moving the romancer back a month to December 18, according to Variety. The film, which had a planned November 20 launch, will start with a limited release in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto followed by a wide release on January 10. Warner Bros. noted that positive reactions from early screenings along with the New York Film Festival’s selection of Her for its closing night slot on Octoctober 13. Joaquin Phoenix stars as a lonely writer who manages to hit it off with his new computer operating system, voiced by Scarlett Johansson as an engaging voice program and virtual companion. Amy Adams and Rooney Mara also star.