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Miramax Previews (2/3)

01.17.2003

The MIRAMAX/DIMENSION 2003 movie preview was TOO LONG for one page, so here's page number two (click here for page one and click here for page three).

ELLA ENCHANTED

Release Date: August 8, 2003

Plot: Ella (Anne Hathaway of "The Princess Diaries") lives in a fanciful and magical world where all children are given a “gift” from a fairy Godmother at the moment of their birth. Little Ella’s birthright is the gift--and curse--of obedience.
As a result of this unfortunate circumstance, Ella cannot refuse any command, and is often left at the mercy of unscrupulous personalities. In a bid to regain control of her life, Ella goes on a quest to free herself from this mysterious curse. Ella must outwit a kingdom filled with ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, talking books and evil plots. And, if she’s lucky, she may find love along the way.

Director: Tommy O’Haver

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Joanna Lumley, Cary Elwes, Steve Coogan, Eric Idle

THE GREAT RAID

Release Date: Undecided 2003

Plot: Set in the Philippines in 1945, THE GREAT RAID tells the true story of the 6th Ranger Battalion, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Mucci (BENJAMIN BRATT) who undertake a daring rescue mission against all odds. Traveling thirty miles behind enemy lines, the 6th Ranger Battalion aims to liberate over 500 American prisoners-of-war from the notorious Cabanatuan Japanese POW camp in the most audacious rescue ever.

Director: John Dahl

Cast: Benjamin Bratt, James Franco, Connie Nielsen, Joseph Fiennes, Mark Consuelos

THE GUESTS

Release Date: Spring 2003

Plot: Eager but accident-prone young executive Tom Stansfield has finally happened upon the opportunity of his lifetime: he can  impress his megalomaniac boss and the boss’s luscious daughter, Lisa, by simply house-sitting their lavish mansion for one night. It’s a plan that could lead to love and success, if only THE GUESTS didn’t keep arriving. From director David Zucker (“The Naked Gun,” “Airplane!”) comes an outrageous, fast-and-rowdy romantic comedy about a young man whose quest for the girl of his dreams is interrupted by a constant flow of calamities. One by one, a barrage of wild and crazy visitors take over the house he’s supposed to be watching and turn it upside-down, as well as inside out.

Director: David Zucker

Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Tara Reid, Jeffrey Tambor, Andy Richter, Michael Madsen, Jon Abrahams, David Koechner, Carmen Electra, Terence Stamp, Molly Shannon

HERO

Release Date: Undecided 2003

Plot: HERO is the story of the soon-to-be First Emperor of China who is on the brink of conquering a war-torn land during the violent dawn of the Qin dynasty over two thousand years ago. Three opponents are determined to assassinate King, and one loyal subject stands in their way.

Director: Zhang Yimou

Cast: Jet Li, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk, Zhang Ziyi, Chen Dao Ming, Donnie Yen

THE HUMAN STAIN

Release Date: Holiday 2003

Plot: THE HUMAN STAIN is the story of Coleman Silk (ANTHONY HOPKINS), a distinguished professor at a prestigious New England college whose professional life is shattered by allegations of racism and whose personal life is infected with the cancer of a lie he has been living for fifty years. His career and reputation in ruin, Silk begins a dynamic resurrection through two new relationships: one, a friendship with the writer Nathan Zuckerman (GARY SINISE) whom he intrigues with his story, the other a scandalous affair with a young woman (NICOLE KIDMAN).

Director: Robert Benton

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Gary Sinise

JERSEY GIRL

Release Date: Undecided 2003

Plot: Ollie Trinke (BEN AFFLECK) is young and at the top of his game as a music promoter. He is both a workaholic and a silver-tongued expert at manipulating the press. At a company Christmas party, Ollie meets Gertrude Steiney (JENNIFER LOPEZ), a book editor for a New York publishing house. They are instantly attracted to each other, and begin a whirlwind romance that changes the course of his personal and professional life.

Director: Kevin Smith

Cast: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Liv Tyler, George Carlin, Jason Biggs and introducing Raquel Castro

J.M BARRIE'S NEVERLAND

Release Date: Summer 2003

Plot: Director Marc Forster's follow-up to "Monster’s Ball" is J.M. BARRIE’S NEVERLAND, a tale of magic and fantasy inspired by the life of James Barrie, the real-life author of the children’s classic Peter Pan. Set in London in 1904, the
film follows Barrie’s creative journey to bring Peter Pan to life, from his first inspiration for the story up until the play’s premiere at the Duke of York’s Theatre - a night that will change not only Barrie’s own life, but the lives of everyone
close to him.

Director: Marc Forster

Cast: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell, Dustin Hoffman

KILL BILL

Release Date: October 10, 2003

Plot: Uma Thurman is going to KILL BILL, in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film about a former assassin betrayed by her boss, Bill (David Carradine). Four years after surviving a bullet in the head, the bride (Thurman) emerges from a coma and swears revenge on her former master and his deadly squad of international assassins, played by Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah, Vivica A. Fox and Michael Madsen.

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Cast: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah

THE MAGDALENE SISTERS

Release Date: Undecided 2003

Plot: From acclaimed director Peter Mullan comes THE MAGDALENE SISTERS, an unflinching and compelling emotional drama, charting several years in the young lives of four "fallen women" who were rejected by their families
and abandoned to the mercy of the Catholic Church in 1960's Ireland. While women's liberation is sweeping the globe, these women are stripped of their liberty and dignity and condemned to indefinite sentences of servitude in The
Magdalene Laundries, in order to atone for their "sins." The last Magdalene Asylum in Ireland closed in 1996, and only since has the true horror of conditions in these institutions begun to emerge.

Director: Peter Mullan

Cast: Geraldine McEwan, Dorothy Duffy, Annie-Marie Duff, Eileen Walsh and introducing Nora-Jane Noone

MINDHUNTERS

Release Date: August 22, 2003

Plot: Hiding inside a group of eight young FBI profilers learning to hunt serial killers is a killer attempting to hunt them. As one by one the agents begin to disappear, none can be trusted. Each one is under suspicion. And they are all
in mortal danger until, in the ultimate test of their crime-solving skills, they uncover the mysterious predator lurking in their midst. MINDHUNTERS turns the serial killer thriller inside out by concealing the ultimate evil deep within the ranks of the good guys.

Director: Renny Harlin

Cast: Christian Slater, Val Kilmer, LL Cool J, Kathryn Morris, Jonny Lee Miller, Patricia Velasquez, Will Kemp, Eion Bailey, Clifton Collins

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Tags: Hollywood

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