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A Date Set for Renee Zellweger's 'Case 39'

September 25, 2009 (2:16 am) GMT
Paramount Pictures has announced that the long-delayed Christian Alvart's psychological horror film will arrive in theaters across the U.S. in 2010.
A Date Set for Renee Zellweger's 'Case 39'

After a long delay, psychological horror "" has finally got its U.S. release date set on the 2010 slate. On Wednesday, September 23, Paramount Pictures announced that the movie starring and will be coming out in cinemas across the country on January 1, 2010.

Initially scheduled to open wide in U.S. theaters on February 8, 2008, this R-rated movie faced a number of release date changes and was, at one point, totally removed from Paramount's slate before finally resting in the new January 2010 date. It is set to have an October 2, 2009 release in the United Kingdom.

Shot in Vancouver in late 2006, "Case 39" revolves around Emily Jenkin. The family services social worker thinks she has seen it all until she meets her newest, most mysterious case: a troubled 10-year-old Lilith Sullivan. Her worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to kill Lilith, their only daughter. After saving the girl, Emily decides to take Lilith in herself until the right foster family comes along. Little that she knows, the real horror is about to take place.

Christian Alvart, the German director who previously helmed "Antibodies", serves as its director with scribe Ray Wright providing the script. Zellweger stars as Emily, and Ferland takes the role of Lilith. , Kerry O'Malley, Callum Keith Rennie and are in supporting roles.

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