The Palace RepeatDear Friends, We're extremely glad to announce a last-minute addition to our line up for Mifed 2003.
Los Angeles... 2 cars crash... A body is found on the side of the road... Who 's connected to the brutal murder?
CUT TO: 24 hours before as we weave into the lives of eight people as they connect with each other in a hotbed of racial tensions, a journey that eventually collides head on with the cop who's investigating the murder.
The film is written and to be directed by Paul Haggis (2 time Emmy Award winner, Golden Globe, Humanitas Prize, and creator/writer/director of TV series such as WALKER TEXAS RANGER, DUE SOUTH, EZ STREETS, FAMILY LAW...) In March 2003 , Razor Magazine made a list of "nonconformists that defy dictates, the iconoclasts that cling to independent thought, the radicals that refuse adherence, that give us pause. They are what legends are made of." Along with Sam Shepard, Baz Luhrmann, Richard Branson, John Irving and Bill Clinton, Razor Magazine named Haggis one of its "25 Mavericks of our time."
Hansen - Heath Ledger (Terry Gilliam's THE BROTHERS GRIMM, THE PATRIOT)
Rick - Brendan Fraser (THE MUMMY, LOONEY TUNES, GODS & MONSTERS)
Ria - Eva Mendes (OUT OF TIME, 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO)
Graham - Don Cheadle (AFTER THE SUNSET, TRAFFIC, OCEAN'S ELEVEN)
Cameron - Forest Whitaker (PHONE BOOTH, PANIC ROOM)
Christie - Thandie Newton (CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE)
We have offers out to Liam Neeson and Holly Hunter to join the cast. Om Puri as Farhad (CODE 46, EAST IS EAST) and Ludacris as Anthony (2 FAST 2 FURIOUS) complete this ensemble.
James Muro (OPEN RANGE) is the cinematographer.
Cathy Schulman and Bob Yari are producing for Bull's Eye Entertainment.
The film begins shooting on December 9, 2003.
A US theatrical deal similar to the Charlize Theron's MONSTER deal is in place with Blockbuster/DEJ coming for US video-TV rights and theatrical P&A, and the producers are in discussions with different distributors for the theatrical release.
Please contact :
Gary Hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicolas Chartier email@example.com
Lina Marrone firstname.lastname@example.org
for a copy of the script and/or any further details.
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MIFED 2003 LINEUP AND SCREENING TIMES
LORD OF WAR action thriller
Dodging bullets and betrayal, a wily arms dealer schemes his way to the top of his profession only to face an enemy he never expected: his conscience.
But its not easy to leave behind a life of girls, guns and glamour, when no-one wants you to stop, not even your enemies.
From the Academy Award nominated writer of THE TRUMAN SHOW and GATTICA , Andrew Niccol.
Cast: A-List cast to be announced in Mifed.
Writer: Andrew Niccol (THE TRUMAN SHOW)
Director: Andrew Niccol (GATTACA)
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE drama
Shakespeares story of lovers who make hasty commitments and come to understand that life is not so simple. It is also a story of vengeance and betrayal, of two enemies who try to exact horrific punishments from each other, but most of all, a story of two communities who simply do not understand one another. A modern approach to a timelessly relevant epic which brings to the screen for the first time one of the worlds most iconic courtroom confrontations. Directed and adapted for the screen by Academy Award Nominee Michael Radford (IL POSTINO).
Cast: Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes (Additional cast to be announced soon)
Director: Michael Radford
Shooting: November 2003
THE MATADOR contemporary thriller
An assassin whose only thrills in life have been sex games, bullfights and drinking transforms the lives of an ordinary couple. When their two worlds collide, the professional hit man tries to redeem himself by executing one last job in a thriller that takes us from Denver to Venice, Mexico, Spain and Manila.
A story of assassinations, margaritas and certain bars in Manila you wouldn't want to venture into.
Cast: Pierce Brosnan
Director: Richard Shepard (OXYGEN)
Writer: Richard Shepard
Shooting: February-March 2004
COMING OUT musical comedy
An entertainer returns to his hometown to drum a motley rugby team into shape with his stage skills. For the beer swilling players its bad enough that their new coach is a
dancer, but why does he also have to be gay? Coming back homes nothing to sing about, especially when it means coming out!
Cast: Catherine Zeta Jones, Alan Cummings
Writer: Steve Allison & Kevin Allen
Director: Joel Zwick (MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING)
Shooting: September 2004
NEW POLICE STORY action thriller
The police force's resident supercop and a rebellious rookie
reluctantly team up to tackle the infamous Gang of Five.
In the tradition of Lethal Weapon, action superstar Jackie
Chan takes on HK's most notorious cop killers.
Cast: Jackie Chan, Nicholas Tse, Daniel Wu, Charlene Choi,
Director: Benny Chan (WHO AM I?)
Bailey's no ordinary pooch. He's just been left a fortune by his
billionaire owner and he can talk, at least to his best friend, an
animal behaviour expert. But with outraged relatives determined to
get their paws on his loot by hook or crook, it isn't all biscuits and gravy
being a one in a billion dog.
Cast: Dean Cain, Laurie Holden, Tim Curry, Jennifer Tilly. Jon Lovitz is the voice of Bailey.
Director: David Devine, (BEETHOVEN LIVES UPSTAIRS, THE INVENTORSSPECIALS)
IN POST PRODUCTION
A DIFFERENT LOYALTY spy thriller
A spirited woman turns her world upside down to be with the
man she loves. But when she discovers hes a Russian spy,
her love will be put to tests no-one should have to face.
Based on the amazing true story of the woman who fell in
love with Englands most infamous double agent, Kim Philby.
Cast: Sharon Stone, Rupert Everett
Director: Marek Kanievska (WHERE THE MONEY IS, ANOTHER COUNTRY)
US Theatrical Release through LIONS GATE 2004
HEAD IN THE CLOUDS romance
When 18 year old Guy Malyon takes up a scholarship at
Cambridge University his world is forever changed. A
passionate affair with stunning, aristocratic but hedonistic
fellow student Gilda Besse takes him across Europe from the
killing fields of Spains Civil War to occupied France... before
a dangerous secret threatens to tear them apart.
Cast: Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz, Stuart Townsend, Thomas Kretschmann
Director: John Duigan (SIRENS, FLIRTING, THE YEAR MY VOICE BROKE)
Writer: John Duigan
US theatrical release 2004 through Sony Classics
LOVES BROTHER romantic comedy
In despair of ever finding love, shy introverted Angelo uses a
photo of his handsome brother to convince a beautiful Italian
girl across the sea to marry him. Gino's delighted for Angelo
but when he lays eyes on his brother's betrothed, it's love at
Touching and funny, sentimental and heart-warming, this is a magical, sweetly
nostalgic journey about roots, family, sacrifice and the power of true love.
Cast: Giovanni Ribisi (THE GIFT), Adam Garcia (COYOTE UGLY),
Amelia Warner (QUILLS)
Director: Academy Award Nominee Jan Sardi (SHINE)
Writer: Jan Sardi
PERFECT CREATURE horror/sci-fi
In a world where humans and vampires co-exist separately
but equally°±, a human cop and vampire cop team up to stop
a rogue vampire intent on starting a war between the two races.
An innovative, stylish, genre blending re-telling of the vampire myth set in an alternate reality.
Cast: Dougray Scott, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Saffron Burrows , Sam Neill (to be confirmed)
Writer/Director: Glenn Standring (IRREFUTABLE TRUTH ABOUT DEMONS)
Shooting: February 2004.
ENTER THE PHOENIX comedy action
A veteran Chinese gangster sends his henchmen on a mission to toughen up his gay son...but they get stuck with the wrong youngster, leading to a hilarious comedy of errors!
Cast: Eason Chan, Daniel Wu, Stephen Fung
Director: Stephen Fung
*Debut promo Screening
SILVERHAWK futuristic action thriller
Armed with ancient Shaolin monastery fighting techniques and high tech hardware, a beautiful masked millionaire crimefighter battles an evil entrepreneur intent on enslaving the world. A rollicking, high octane comic book style action adventure romp.
Cast: Michelle Yeoh (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, TOMORROW NEVER DIES)
Director: Jingle Ma (RUMBLE IN THE BRONX)
THE LAST SIGN supernatural thriller
Tormented by the ghost of her abusive husband, a widow must face the very thing shes trying to forget if she is to find peace and put the ghost to rest.
If GHOST showed us that love continues after death, THE LAST SIGN shows us that so does hate. Sometimes the only way overcome your demons is to forgive them.
Cast: Andie McDowell, Tim Roth , Samuel Le Bihan.
Director: Douglas Law
DECK DOGZ action adventure
With cops, school and parents hot on their tail, three suburban
skate punks hit the road to compete in a prestigious
competition and pursue their dream of going pro.
A deck grinding, wickedly funny coming of age about
friendship and growing up.
Writer/Director: Steve Pasvolsky (Academy Award Nominee INJA)
FAT PIZZA teen comedy
Hot cars and hot chicks may be on their minds, but a psychotic boss, drug crazed co-workers and unscrupulous fast food chain rivals make twenty-four hours in these pizza delivery boys lives a day in the hot seat. This gross-out, politically incorrect comedy shows how pizza delivery guys handle fast cars, fast chicks and fast food.
Cast: Paul Fenech
Writer/Director/Producer: Paul Fenech
HEROIC DUO police thriller
A theft by an unlikely suspect at the opening of International
Diamond Expo sees the most elite member of the Hong Kong Police Force teamed up with an ex-police hypnotherapist, but are they the heroic duo, or has one fallen into the others trap?
Cast: Ekin Cheng, Leon Lai
Director: Benny Chan (GEN-X COPS)
SCREENING SCHEDULE MIFED 2003
LOVES BROTHER *World Premiere Sunday 9 November Sala Lumiere 17:30
Wednesday 12 November Sala 15 15:30
SILVERHAWK (exclusive 30 minutes of footage) Sunday 9 November Sala Camperio 11:30
Tuesday 11 November Sala Camperio 13:30
FAT PIZZA *Premiere
Monday 10 November Sala 14 19:30
Wednesday 12 November Sala 15 13:30
HEROIC DUO *Premiere Monday 10 November Sala 24 13:30 Tuesday 11 November Sala Lumiere 11:30
THE SECRET LIVES OF DENTISTS Wednesday 12 November Sala Lumiere 11:30
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