Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz as Jay and Annie in "Sex Tape." Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures

Sex Tape moved forward a week, to compete with three major titles

Thanks to the people over at Sony Pictures Entertainment, you’ll get to see Sex Tape on week earlier. Now, before you get your head in the gutter, no…we are not talking about the latest celebrity to take off their clothes for the camera. We are referring to the upcoming comedy starring How I Met Your Mother actor Jason Segel and The Counselor’s Cameron Diaz.

As some of you may already know, the story centers are Segel and Diaz’s characters Jay and Annie.

The two of them have seemingly lost the spark in their relationship, so when Annie suggests that the two of them make a sex tape in order to spice things up a little bit Jay quickly agrees.

Unfortunately, everything goes horribly wrong when the iPad they used to record their little escapade syncs with the cloud, thus sending the video to all of their friends and family who they gave iPads to for Christmas; even the mailman.

The date change is a little interesting considering that they will now be going head to head with three major new titles. They will not be competing with the sci-fi adventure Jupiter Ascending, Disney’s Planes: Fire and Rescue, and the horror film The Purge: Anarchy.

The good news for them is that they are the only mainstream comedy being released that week, so while the other films may be a strong Box Office haul; they won’t always be drawing from the same audience.

Under their old release date, they would have been competing with Dwayne Johnson’s latest film Hercules, Scarlett Johansson’s sci-fi thriller Lucy, and Step Up All In.

The major difference here is that had they stayed on this date, there would have only been one week from the release of Marvel’s upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy, and let’s be real here…we all know that is going to own the Box Office opening weekend.

Sex Tape is being directed by Jake Kasdan. This is not the first time the director has paired with his two stars. Kasdan worked with both Segel and Diaz on the film Bad Teacher.

The film stars How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel and The Counselor actress Cameron Diaz as Jay and Annie. Sex Tape also stars Hot Tub Time Machine’s Rob CorddryEllie KemperRob LoweJack BlackJolene Blalock, and many more.

Sex Tape is scheduled to be released on July 18, 2014.

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