American Film Market announces '08 lineup
102 world premieres, 375 market premieres planned"The Lonely Maiden," starring Morgan Freeman and Christopher Walken; "The Killing Room," starring Timothy Hutton; and "Powder Blue," starring Forest Whitaker, will all screen for the first time at the 29th American Film Market, running Nov. 5-12 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel and Le Merigot Beach Hotel in Santa Monica.
The market will present 513 films, including 102 world premieres and 375 market premieres.
In addition to Freeman and Walken, the Yari Film Group's "Maiden" stars William H. Macy; "Killing Room," from ContentFilm International, stars Chloe Sevigny, Nick Cannon and Peter Stormare along with Hutton; QED International's "Powder Blue" boasts a cast that includes Whitaker, Jessica Biel, Kris Kristofferson, Ray Liotta and Patrick Swayze.
Other pictures set for world premieres include "Baby on Board," with Lara Flynn Boyle, John Corbett, Heather Graham and Jerry O'Connell (Entertainment 7); "Evil Angel," starring Ving Rhames (Arrow Entertainment); "High Life," with Timothy Olyphant (Shoreline Entertainment); "La Linea," featuring Armand Assante, Bruce Davison, Andy Garcia, Ray Liotta and Esai Morales (Lightning Entertainment); "The Legend of Secret Pass," featuring Graham Greene, Frankie Muniz and Joe Pantoliano (Starz Media); "Nothing Like the Holidays," starring Luis Guzman, Jay Hernandez, John Leguizamo, Debra Messing and Alfred Molina (Paramount Vantage International); "Run for Her Life," featuring Rosanna Arquette, Diane Kruger, Dermot Mulroney and Sam Shepard (Echo Bridge Entertainment); "Tenure," starring Gretchen Mol and Luke Wilson (Inferno); "The Heavy," starring Stephen Rea (Parkland Pictures); and "The Least of These," starring Robert Loggia and Isaiah Washington (North by Northwest Entertainment).
Films scheduled to make their market premieres include "45 RPM," with Kim Coates, Michael Madsen and Amanda Plummer (IndustryWorks Entertainment); "9.99," starring Anthony LaPaglia (Fortissimo Films); "Adam Resurrected," starring Willem Dafoe and Jeff Goldblum (Bleiberg Entertainment); "All Roads Lead Home," featuring Peter Boyle, Peter Coyote and Patton Oswalt (Curb Entertainment International); "American Swing," with Helen Gurley Brown, Buck Henry and Melvin Van Peebles (Magnolia Pictures); "An Education," featuring Alfred Molina, Peter Sarsgaard and Emma Thompson (Odyssey Entertainment); "Arn -- The Knight Templar," with Stellan Skarsgard (Svensk Filmindustri); "The Burning Plain," starring Kim Basinger and Charlize Theron (2929 International); "Celia the Queen," featuring David Byrne, Gloria Estefan, Andy Garcia, Wyclef Jean and Quincy Jones (Altadena Films); "Dean Spanley," starring Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Jeremy Northam and Peter O'Toole (New Zealand Film Commission); "Genova," starring Colin Firth and Catherine Keener (HanWay Films); "Good," with Viggo Mortensen (Odd Lot International); "Heaven on Earth" (Seville International); "Long Weekend," featuring James Caviezel (Arclight Films Pty. Ltd.); "Management," starring Jennifer Aniston, Woody Harrelson, Fred Ward and Steve Zahn (Kimmel International); "Miracle at St. Anna," from director Spike Lee and starring John Turturro (TF1 International); "Not Forgotten," starring Simon Baker, Claire Forlani and Paz Vega (Myriad Pictures); "Push," with Lenny Kravitz (Elephant Eye Films); "Rain Fall," starring Gary Oldman (Distribution Workshop); "The Hurt Locker," (Voltage Pictures); "The Ministers," featuring Harvey Keitel and John Leguizamo (AV Pictures Ltd.); "The Narrows," with Sophia Bush and Vincent D'Onofrio (6 Sales); "The Other Man," starring Antonio Banderas, Laura Linney and Liam Neeson (Ealing Studios International); Oliver Stone's "W.," starring Josh Brolin, Ellen Burstyn, James Cromwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Thandie Newton and Jeffrey Wright (QED International); "Winged Creatures," starring Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Guy Pearce, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Forest Whitaker (Peace Arch Entertainment); and "Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love" (Celluloid Dreams).
The screening schedule, a full list of films available during AFM, and additional information is located on the recently relaunched Film Catalogue site.