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In a rare setback for Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions, Universal Pictures has scrapped plans to release the Patrick Wilson comedy-thriller Stretch theatrically in March, and the producer has made an unsuccessful effort to find another distributor for the film. Stretch, directed by Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, The Grey) and with a budget under $5 million, was set to be released March 21 in the U.S. But that has been canceled, according to sources, and Blum, who has a rich first-look development deal with Universal, was permitted to shop the film to other distributors. Having

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