Universal Pictures has postponed until Mar 18 2005 the release of Ron Howard's Depression-era boxingdrama The Cinderella Man starringRussell Crowe and Renee Zellweger.

The picture, which is beingco-financed with Miramax Films, was set to be one of Universal's key awardspictures with an end of year domestic release planned.

The delay follows from ashoulder injury suffered by Crowe in training for the picture.

The new date will allowsufficient time to complete production and plan the marketing campaign.