Next Friday’s American release of the Argentinean feature Underdogs appears to have been delayed — for the third time. Last night, Deadline reported that The Weinstein Company had “pulled its animated title Underdogs off next weekend’s schedule and has not yet set a new date.”
Directed by Oscar-winning Juan José Campanella (The Secret in Their Eyes), Underdogs, also know as Metegol and Foosball, was a huge hit in its home country of Argentina when it was released in 2013, becoming that country’s third-highest grossing film of the year. It otherwise performed respectably around the globe, grossing $25 million worldwide, a significant sum for a Latin American animated feature.
The film was picked up by the Weinstein brothers in March 2014, and slated for an August 27, 2014 release. It was then pushed back to January 16, 2015, rescheduled for April 10, 2015, and pushed back again to its current August 14 date, which now seems to be in question.