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Release Dates For 'Addicted' & 'Single Moms Club' Moved + 'Draft Day' Opening Date Set

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by Tambay A. Obenson
November 27, 2013 1:14 PM
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Sharon Leal In "Addicted"

Some release date shifting at Lionsgate, plus new date assignments for the major-mini.

First, the release date for its big screen adaptation of erotic fiction writer Zane's popular novel Addicted, which was previously set for a March 14, 2014 release date, has been pushed back 6 months to September 5, 2014. As of today, it's the only film scheduled for release on that day, although I'm sure that'll change eventually. So it has no competition, although I should mention that the following week, the Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson thriller No Good Deed will open.

Addicted follows the trials and tribulations of a successful sex-addicted African American professional woman, and stars Sharon LealTasha SmithBoris KodjoeEmayatzy CorinealdiTyson Beckford and William Levy, in a Paul Hall production, with Bille Woodruff directing.

Secondly, Tyler Perry's Single Moms Club, which was originally set for a May 9, 2014 release, will move up 2 months to take over the March 14, 2014 slot previously occupied by Addicted. It will now face competition from Nicole Kidman in Grace Of Monaco and the action-drama Need For Speed, starring Aaron Paul, neither being a sure-thing at the box office, which bodes well for Tyler Perry's film.

Nia LongWendi McLendon-Covey, and Zulay Henao star in Single Moms Club, and are joined by William LevyTerry Crews, Eddie Cibrian, Amy SmartCocoa BrownRyan Eggold and Tyler Perry himself. 

Single Mom's Club centers on a group of single mothers from varying backgrounds (Long, McLendon-Covery, Henao), who are brought together via an incident at the school their children attend, leading to the creation of a support group that helps all of them overcome personal obstacles.

And finally, Lionsgate has set an April 11, 2014 release date for its Ivan Reitman sports drama Draft Day.

The film stars Kevin Costner as an NFL team's General Manager who is faced with tough professional and personal choices in the 24-hour period of the NFL Draft.

Chadwick Boseman, Sean CombsTerry CrewsChi McBrideDavid Ramsey, and Arian Foster (who actually plays for the Houston Texans) are all members of the film's cast, which also includes Jennifer GarnerEllen Burstyn, Denis Leary and Frank Langella

Expect a crowded first half of 2014 for "black films" (or films with black casts) in what I'm sure will be referred to as another banner year for black cinema. Scheduled to hit theaters early in 2014 include the remake of the 1986 rom-com, About Last Night, starring Kevin HartMichael EalyJoy Bryant and Regina Hall, which Will Packer is producing; Also Ride Along, Ice Cube's action comedy, which stars Cube, and Kevin Hart (again) Tika Sumpter, and Jay Pharoah, also produced by Will Packer, with Tim Story directing. 

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1 Comment

  • Mekisha Hale | December 1, 2013 6:46 PMReply

    By reading this article there are some very interesting movies being released in 2014. Addicted looks and sounds like it could something to look forward too.
    Including the Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson 'No Good Deed'.
    Tyler Perry's Single Moms Club with Nia Long the story is interesting and thoughtful with the story description.
    And of course Kevin Hart version of the 1980's classic "About Last Night" and the movie with Ice Cube titled "Ride Along" looks interesting and should be funny knowing that actor Kevin Hart is in that movie.
    All movies look like there could be some potential of making waves specially for this Spring of 2014.

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