AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, SAVING MR. BANKS Among Lineup for 2013 Napa Valley Film Festival
The Hollywood Reporter writes that AUGUST OSAGE: COUNTY, SAVING MR. BANKS, NEBRASKA and MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM have all joined the lineup for the Napa Valley Film Festival's 2013 edition, beginning November 17. Also among the selections is ONE CHANCE -- starring Tony-winner James Corden.
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AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY will kick off the festival on November 13. John Wells' film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer- an Tony-winning play stars Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Margo Martingdale, Andrea Riseborough, and Ewan McGregor. The play, which originally premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, opened on Broadway in December of 2007 and was the recipient of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play.
SAVING MR. BANKS will be part of one of the festival's gala presentations on November 14 and hits theaters December 13. Inspired by true events, the movie is the untold story of how Walt Disney's classic "Mary Poppins" made it to the screen. Starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, the film also features Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Annie Rose Buckley, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak, Rachel Griffiths, Kathy Baker and Colin Farrell.
The Weinstein Company's biopic ONE CHANCE chronicles British tenor Paul Potts' rise to stardom via the television program Britain's Got Talent in 2007. Directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada), the film stars Tony winner James Corden (One Man, Two Guvnors) in the lead. Corden will next appear in Rob Marshall's screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical Into the Woods.
Napa Valley Film Festival's mission is to support the art of independent filmmaking through producing an annual film festival, developing an increasing array of film-related events throughout the year, and supporting and nurturing student filmmaking programs in local schools. Brenda and Marc Lhormer are the co-founders of NVFF.