The feature directorial debut of Michael Carney, starring Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou and Renée Zellweger was set for an April 29th release date but has now been pushed back to 2017.
According to Variety, Same Kind of Different As Me – which is based on the 2006 book of the same name – has been slotted in by Paramount for a theatrical release date of February 3rd next year.
Kinnear and Hounsou will play Ron Hall and Denver Moore, an arts dealer and a former Louisiana sharecropper, who after a chance meeting form an unlikely friendship with the help of Kinnear’s onscreen wife Deborah, played by Renée Zellweger. The movie is inspired by true life events written in the memoirs of the three involved. Jon Voight and Olivia Holt will also star.
No word on exactly why the date has been pushed back since filming wrapped up in late 2014. Carney co-wrote the screenplay with Alexander Foard, whom he previously worked with on short film Jew.