*Paramount Pictures has rescheduled the Eddie Murphy film “A Thousand Words,” and will release it March 23, 2012, instead of January 13, 2012.

The switch puts “A Thousand Words” head-to-head with Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games,” according to the AP.  It also puts the movie’s release date just less than one month after the Academy Awards, which Murphy is hosting.

“A Thousand Words” is a comedy-drama about a man who learns that he has 1,000 words left to say before he will die.