ShoWest deals award to '21'


The cast of Sony's "21," a Las Vegas-set action film slated for release March 28, will receive a special ensemble award at ShoWest 2008, officials said Tuesday.

Cast members including Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne and Kevin Spacey will be feted March 13 at an awards gala set to close the exhibition confab. ShoWest opens March 10 at the Bally's and Paris hotels in Las Vegas.

"Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne and Kevin Spacey have endeared audiences with individual standout roles in a number of previous films, and Jim Sturgess is an actor who is surely about to break through," ShoWest co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said. "Their unique talents have blended together to produce a dynamic chemistry onscreen."

"21" will premiere March 12 at ShoWest, with an afterparty set for Planet Hollywood.

ShoWest is produced by Nielsen Film Group, a unit of Nielsen Business Media, parent company of The Hollywood Reporter.