America’s MPAA were less lenient, however, lumbering the movie with a hard R-rating on account of the naughty language. Worried about the impact this decision might have on the film’s box office, the Weinstein Co. have opted to release a new PG-13 in the hopes of attracting a wider audience – the new cut set for release in 1,000 screens.
While such a re-release would usually have to wait 90 days from when the old version was pulled from cinemas, however, THR are reporting that ex-MPAA chair Bob Pisano and NATO president John Fithian have signed a waiver which will allow the PG-13 version to be released in quicker succession – a decision which pleased TWC’s president of theatrical distribution – Eric Lomis – greatly.
“We are thankful to the MPAA for their wisdom and swift action in approving the release of The King’s Speech PG-13 version.”
With the Weinstein Co. preparing to head a marketing campaign to explain the changes to America’s movie-going public, the new version will feature a number of muted “fuck”‘s, and a few instances in which “shit” has been substituted in instead.
Do you know the “f” word? Shit? Of course.