UNIVERSAL PICTURES MOVES UP RELEASE OF 'CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR' TO FRIDAY, DECEMBER...

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UNIVERSAL PICTURES MOVES UP RELEASE OF 'CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR' TO FRIDAY,DECEMBER 21, 2007

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Pictures hasaccelerated the release date of "Charlie Wilson's War" by four days, movingthe film from Tuesday, December 25, 2007, to Friday, December 21, it wasannounced today.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060316/LATH064LOGO)Adam Fogelson, Universal Pictures' President of Marketing andDistribution, stated, "We saw an opportunity to advance the release of thisfilm and are taking advantage of that. We've seen how strongly "CharlieWilson's War" plays and can't wait to get it in front of audiences everywhere.We are confident that their enthusiastic word-of-mouth will be one of thethings that helps us continue playing strongly through this terrificmoviegoing period."

The film, starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman,tells the outrageous true story of how one congressman who loved a good time,one Houston socialite who loved a good cause and one CIA agent who loved agood fight conspired to bring about the largest covert operation in history.Director Mike Nichols, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and producers Tom Hanks andGary Goetzman bring George Crile's best-selling book to the screen.

Universal Pictures Presents -- In Association with Relativity Media andParticipant Productions -- A Playtone Production of a Mike Nichols Film: TomHanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Charlie Wilson's War,"starring Amy Adams and Ned Beatty. Music for the film is by James NewtonHoward. The costume designer is Albert Wolsky; co-producer is Mike Haley.The visual effects supervisor is Richard Edlund, ASC. The film is edited byJohn Bloom and Antonia Van Drimmelen; the production designer is VictorKempster. The director of photography is Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC.Executive producers are Celia Costas, Ryan Kavanaugh and Jeff Skoll. The filmis produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. "Charlie Wilson's War" is basedon the book by George Crile, and it is from a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. Thefilm is directed by Mike Nichols. http://www.charliewilsonswar.net (C)2007Universal Studios.

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(http://www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in thedevelopment, production and marketing of entertainment, news and informationto a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC andVivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuableportfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picturecompany, significant television production operations, a leading televisionstations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned byGeneral Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi.SOURCE Universal PicturesMichael Moses of Universal Pictures, +1-818-777-5926

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