You might remember my news in November that The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was gearing up to come out next month. Now that we're just days away from February, there is still no release date for the film. IMDb does have a bunch of European release dates for the end of the year, but it's easy to change or bump those even further, so I doubt that's any indication of a North American release date. Personally, I think they got held up by the exorbitantly long title.

Sam Rockwell, who plays Robert's brother, Charley Ford, recently talked to the Calgary Sun, and gave a few more details on the film while out promoting Joshua at Sundance. From the mouth of Rockwell: "I haven't even looped it. They're still editing it." He continues to say that the film was long, so they're making some cuts and "fine-tuning" it. I would assume the film will play like a pitch-perfect masterpiece after over a year of cuts and tuning! The meandering completion of the film doesn't seem to have dashed Rockwell's hopes, and he describes it as a movie with "a lot of indie sensibility."

I'm just going to go out on a limb and say that they're also all smacking themselves for casting Brad Pitt over Christopher Eigeman, like I suggested in November. Look at that picture of Jesse James above. Robert Ford didn't shoot James, the famous outlaw just jumped in a time machine to become a delightfully verbose indie actor!
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