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Robert Redford's "Lions for Lambs" to be Released November 9, 2007

Posted on Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 6:18 PM by Scott Jentsch

When Tom Cruise and business partner Paula Wagner were shown the door at Paramount last year, another door opened when they took the lead of the United Artists movie studio in November.

One of the first projects to come from UA is a new movie directed by Robert Redford and starring Redford, Meryl Streep, and Tom Cruise called "Lions for Lambs." The movie is set to be released in North American theaters on Friday, November 9, 2007.

The official plot summary, according to the release is:

LIONS FOR LAMBS tells the poignant and layered story of several individuals caught up at various ends of the nation's war on terror -- a senator (Cruise) attempting to spin the latest 'comprehensive strategy' to a network news journalist (Streep), an idealistic professor (Redford) trying to convince one of his most promising students (Garfield) to change the course of his life; and two young men (Luke and Pena), fighting in the snow-capped mountains of Afghanistan, whose desire to live a life of meaning leads them to join the U.S. army and the fight against global terrorism.

"Lions for Lambs" is on our Coming Soon calendar for November, and if it sounds interesting to you, you can add it to your favorites and it will appear on your Favorite Movies page when it appears in theaters!

The full press release appears below.

Press Release

Robert Redford Directs and Stars With Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise in the Production Which Began Filming on January 29, 2007

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- United Artists Entertainment LLC (UA) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) have announced that Robert Redford's LIONS FOR LAMBS will be released in North America on Friday, November 9, 2007, with the remainder of the world to roll out in subsequent months. Principal photography on the first production from the new UA, began on January 29th with Robert Redford directing and starring alongside Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Derek Luke, Michael Pena, Andrew Garfield and Peter Berg. Matthew Michael Carnahan wrote the original screenplay and produces alongside Redford, Tracy Falco and Andrew Hauptman.

"Robert Redford has a remarkable ability to tell moving stories and capture the essence of the human experience," says United Artists CEO Paula Wagner. "We are very proud to have him at the helm of our inaugural production."

LIONS FOR LAMBS tells the poignant and layered story of several individuals caught up at various ends of the nation's war on terror -- a senator (Cruise) attempting to spin the latest 'comprehensive strategy' to a network news journalist (Streep), an idealistic professor (Redford) trying to convince one of his most promising students (Garfield) to change the course of his life; and two young men (Luke and Pena), fighting in the snow-capped mountains of Afghanistan, whose desire to live a life of meaning leads them to join the U.S. army and the fight against global terrorism.

Redford is an accomplished producer and Academy Award(R) winning director whose directing credits include ORDINARY PEOPLE, A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT and QUIZ SHOW. He also has starred in such legendary films as BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, THE STING, OUT OF AFRICA, THE NATURAL, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, THE WAY WE WERE and THE HORSE WHISPERER.

Streep is an Academy Award(R) winning actress who won the 2006 Golden Globe and is nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA. Other film credits include THE DEER HUNTER, KRAMER VS. KRAMER, SOPHIE'S CHOICE, OUT OF AFRICA, ADAPTATION and PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION.

Cruise is three-time Academy Award(R) nominated actor whose film credits include the box office phenomenon MISSION IMPOSSIBLE series, WAR OF THE WORLDS, COLLATERAL, JERRY MAGUIRE and the critically acclaimed THE LAST SAMURAI and MAGNOLIA among others.

Luke's credits include ANTWONE FISHER, PIECES OF APRIL and CATCH A FIRE.

Pena's credits include MILLION DOLLAR BABY, CRASH and WORLD TRADE CENTER.

Carnahan penned the screenplay for the upcoming Peter Berg film, THE KINGDOM, starring Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner. He is also writing STATE OF PLAY starring Brad Pitt and working on the screenplay for WHITE JAZZ, directed by Joe Carnahan and starring George Clooney.

About United Artists Entertainment LLC

United Artists Entertainment LLC was formed in November 2006 under a partnership between Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), with Wagner serving as CEO. The historic UA brand was initially founded some 85 years ago by movie greats Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and D.W. Griffith and, throughout its history, has appeared on such iconic film franchises as ROCKY, PINK PANTHER and JAMES BOND.

About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,000 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Worldwide Digital Media, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international TV channels reaching nearly 110 countries. MGM ownership is as follows: Providence Equity Partners (29%), Texas Pacific Group (21%), Sony Corporation of America (20%), Comcast (20%), DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (7%) and Quadrangle Group (3%). For more information, visit http://www.mgm.com.

Source: MGM Press Release



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