LIVE Phone Press Conference with Academy-Award Nominated Director Roland Joffe (The Mission) and 007 Girl Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) About the Controversial Upcoming Film There Be Dragons
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--(Business Wire)-- There Be Dragons: WHAT: The director who brought us the highly acclaimed and deeply spiritual film The Mission has returned to his roots with the epic movie There Be Dragons, a powerful story of war, tragedy, love and redemption. Featured in the NY Times, the $35 million Dragons has just wrapped production in Spain with an Academy Award-winning crew. WHEN: Thursday, October 29, 2009 2 PM Eastern, 1 PM Central, Noon Mountain, 11 AM Pacific WHERE: CALL IN: 1-800-868-1837 (within U.S.), 1-404-920-6440 (outside U.S.) CODE: 376185# WHO: Director ROLAND JOFFE (The Mission, The Killing Fields) Actress OLGA KURYLENKO (Quantum of Solace, Max Payne) MARKETING DIRECTOR Paul Lauer (Passion of the Christ, Narnia) PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK TO RSVP Movie Overview While researching the life of St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of the controversial Opus Dei, a young journalist, estranged from his military father, discovers dark and terrible family secrets of jealousy, war and passion, and the chance for final redemption. THERE BE DRAGONS OVERVIEW An epic portrayal of jealousy, hatred, love and redemption set during the tumultuous times of the Spanish Civil War. A tale of loss between a father and son, of revolutionaries fighting for freedom, of a woman`s search for love and a man`s jealous betrayal . . . and the struggles of a visionary whose life mysteriously impacts them all... THE PROJECT There Be Dragons combines action, adventure and romance with the extraordinary drama of human tragedy and divine redemption. Director/writer Roland Joffe (TheMission, Killing Fields, City of Joy) has taken characters from different times and places and interconnected their lives to create conflicts and ironies that challenge them with choices of hope or despair. PLOT While researching the life of Josemaria Escriva, the controversial founder of Opus Dei, the young journalist Robert uncovers hidden stories of his estranged father Manolo, and is taken on a journey through the dark, terrible secrets of his family`s past... Going back in time, we see that Manolo and Escriva are childhood friends, and both face the hardships and injustices that are tearing Spain apart. But as young men, their paths diverge, and while Escriva pursues a life of faith, Manolo is swept into the brutal and tumultuous Spanish Civil War. Once a soldier, Manolo becomes obsessed with a beautiful Hungarian revolutionary, Ildiko, who has joined the militia in pursuit of passion and purpose. But when Ildiko rejects him and gives herself instead to the courageous militia leader Oriol, Manolo`s jealousy leads him down a path of betrayal. As personal and national battles rage, the characters` lives collide and their deepest struggles are illuminated. Only then can they face the ultimate choices that will result in tragedy or triumph, and a chance for final redemption. Production Information There Be Dragons director Roland Joffe has previously directed the highly acclaimed films The Mission (starring Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons, nominated for seven Academy Awards, and winner of La Palma de Oro of Cannes) and The Killing Fields, winner of three Academy Awards. The cast for Dragons includes Charlie Cox (Stardust, Casanova), Wes Bentley (American Beauty, Ghost Rider), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Max Payne), and Rodrigo Santoro (300, Che). Academy Award winner Eugenio Zanetti (Restoration) is art director; Academy Award winner Yvonne Blake (What Dreams May Come) is wardrobe and costume designer; and Academy Award winner Michelle Burke (Quest for Fire, Dracula) is makeup designer. The $35 million film was shot in Argentina and Spain and will be released in theaters worldwide in 2010. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=6083458&lang=en Press Inquiries: Motive Marketing Lesley Burbridge-Bates, 310-854-8170 firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2009
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