Thursday, June 23, 2005

Freedomland

Filming has wrapped on Revolution Studios' Freedomland, a drama directed by Joe Roth and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore and Edie Falco, it was announced today. The film, which is based on Richard Price's acclaimed novel of the same name and is being produced by Scott Rudin, will be released by Columbia Pictures on January 13, 2006.

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The screenplay for Freedomland is by Price (Ransom, Clockers, "Sea of Love," "The Color of Money"), and is adapted from his 1998 novel. Revolution Studios' Charles Newirth (Christmas with the Kranks, Peter Pan, Maid in Manhattan, America's Sweethearts) is serving as executive producer.

Revolution Studios and director Joe Roth bring to the screen Richard Price's Freedomland, a highly-charged and gritty mystery of a car hijacking, a missing child and a neighborhood torn asunder, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore.

"I have known Richard Price for his entire career, and I believe that 'Freedomland' is his best work," said Roth. "I am excited to be bringing it to the screen with such talents as Sam Jackson, Julianne Moore and Edie Falco and to be working again with the talented and successful Scott Rudin."

Academy Award© nominee Samuel L. Jackson most recently appeared in "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" and XXX: State of the Union. His other credits include Coach Carter, "S.W.A.T.," XXX, Unbreakable, Jackie Brown, "Eve's Bayou," Die Hard: With a Vengeance, and Pulp Fiction, for which he received an Academy Award© nomination.

Four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore was most recently seen in the psychological suspense thriller The Forgotten. She received Academy Award nominations for The Hours, Far from Heaven, The End of the Affair and Boogie Nights. Her other credits include Laws of Attraction and Magnolia.

Edie Falco is best known for her portrayal of Carmela Soprano in the television series "The Sopranos," for which she has won three Emmy© Awards. Her other credits include the films Sunshine State, Random Hearts, Cop Land and the television series "Oz."

Ron Eldard's credits include the films House of Sand and Fog, Ghost Ship, Black Hawk Down, Sleepers and the television series "ER."

Rounding out the cast are Anthony Mackie (Brother to Brother, She Hate Me, Million Dollar Baby, Hollywood Homicide, 8 Mile), William Forsythe (City by the Sea, The Rock, "The Waterdance," "Once Upon a Time in America"), and Aunjanue Ellis (Ray, The Caveman's Valentine, Men of Honor).

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