There's an old Hollywood rule that said that if a film sat on the shelf for a couple of years, it was destined for non-theatrical distribution. In the old days that meant TV; in the last decades of the 20th century, that meant cable. Today it means direct-to-DVD. But there are exceptions. And one of those might be the Renee Zellweger horror film 'Case 39,' which, according to Variety, has sat on the domestic shelf for two years but is finally getting released domestically by Paramount on Oct. 1. The story revolves around a social worker (Zellweger) who is assigned to investigate abuse allegations by the family of a 10-year-old girl. After the girl comes to live with her, the social worker discovers she might not be an innocent. According to Variety, Paramount's decision to open 'Case 39' came after the film struck a chord in territories including Mexico and Spain (it's grossed nearly $15 million at the international box office), and the marketing campaign will focus heavily on the Hispanic market, the fastest growing segment of the moviegoing public. The film also stars Bradley Cooper, Ian McShane and Jodelle Ferland.
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