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Jennifer Aniston comedy 'Mean Moms' release delayed by Warner Bros.

Jennifer Aniston comedy 'Mean Moms' release delayed by Warner Bros. © AP / Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Aniston comedy 'Mean Moms' release delayed by Warner Bros.

By Todd Cunningham

Warner Bros. has pushed the Jennifer Aniston comedy "Mean Moms" off its May 8, 2015, release date, the studio said Thursday.

No new opening date has been set for the New Line comedy, which is directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller. The adult-themed "Mean Moms" is in the spirit of the 2004 comedy "Mean Girls," and while it is not a sequel in any way, both projects are based on advice books by Rosalind Wiseman.

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The shift takes "Mean Moms" out of very crowded corridor at the box office. Its initial release date had it opening a week after "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and one week before "Mad Max: Fury Road," Universal's "Pitch Perfect 2" and Sony's Adam Sandler-Kevin James comedy "Pixels."

Aniston and New Line teamed on the hit comedies "Horrible Bosses" and "We're the Millers."

"Mean Moms" is based on "Queen Bee Moms and King Pin Dads: Dealing With the Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make — or Break — Your Child's Future," while "Mean Girls" is based on "Queen Bees and Wannabes."

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"Mean Moms" follows a happily married mother of two who moves from a small town to the high class suburbs where she is faced with confronting the cutthroat world of competitive parenting.

Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot are producing through their Offspring Entertainment banner along with Jill Messick, who brought the project to Offspring before it landed at New Line.

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