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Legendary 'The Book of Clarence' has been removed from the UK release schedule

Legendary 'The Book of Clarence' has been removed from the UK release schedule

private: Clarence bookThe legendary Jay-Z-produced adventure comedy will not be released in UK cinemas this week as planned.

The biblical epic was quietly pulled from its UK release schedule at the last minute, after Sony decided to release it on January 19. It is scheduled for release on January 19 to UK exhibitors – the film is listed on several cinema sites opening this week – and Marketing materials It was listed and published on January 19.

We understand that a March launch is now more likely. Sony is handling UK distribution, but we understand the decision to pull the film came from Legendary, which produced and financed the film.

News of the calendar change comes from the MLK Jr. Festival. which lasts for 4 days, and which recently opened in the United States. This came after the film made only $3 million over the weekend, placing the film in ninth place on the charts. We've heard it's always possible to schedule a later date in the UK, but it's unusual to reuse a studio film on such short notice.

Starring Lakeith Stanfield, David Oyelowo and Benedict Cumberbatch. Clarence book It tells the story of down-on-his-luck Clarence Stanfield, who struggles to get out of debt while trying to find a better life for his family. Captivated by the power and glory of the risen Christ and his apostles, he risks everything to pave the way for divine life, ultimately discovering that the redemptive power of faith may be his only way out.

The film's cast includes Omar Sy, RJ Sellers, James McAvoy, Anna Diop, Teyana Taylor, Alfre Woodard, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Caleb McLaughlin, Babs Olusanmokun, Eric Kofi Abrefa, Nicholas Pinnock, Michael Ward, and Chase Dillon. Tom Glynn Carney and Tom Vaughan Lawlor.

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Samuels produced the film with James Lasseter, Tendo Najenda, and Sean “Jay-Z” Carter. Jarrett Grant is executive producer.

Legendary and Sony had no comment.

Andreas Weissmann contributed to this report.