Universal drops 'Stretch' on eve of theatrical release

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Universal Pictures has abandoned plans to release the Patrick Wilson comedy-thriller Stretch. The production was overseen by Jason Blum and Blumhouse productions.

Stretch was directed by Joe Carnahan, who is known for his work on The A-Team and The Grey. The budget was under $5 million for the film and it was set to be released in theaters in late March, The Hollywood Reporter added.

Stretch would have told the story of Wilson who plays a chauffeur who picks up a difficult and devious billionaire, played by Chris Pine. The Star Trek actor is also only featured in the film with a cameo role.

Jessica Alba, Brooklyn Decker, Ed Helms and Ray Liotta also star in Stretch, Cinema Blend reported.

Blum is known for working on films such as Paranormal Activity and Insidious. He also worked on the breakout horror film the Purge which already has a sequel in production.

Even though Universal has dropped the project, a source close to the studio says that they are looking into creative ways to release the film.

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