Film: "Charlie Wilson's War"
"Charlie Wilson's War" Movie Profile
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(Photo left) Oscar® winners TOM HANKS as Congressman Charlie Wilson and JULIA ROBERTS as socialite Joanne Herring join Academy Award®-winning director MIKE NICHOLS and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter AARON SORKIN to tell the raucous true story of the largest covert operation in history: "Charlie Wilson's War". Photo Credit: Francois Duhamel. Copyright: © 2007 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Release Date: December 21, 2007 (release date moved up to Dec. 21. See below for news)
Cast: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty, Om Puri
TOM HANKS as Congressman Charlie Wilson in the film that tells the raucous true story of the largest covert operation in history: "Charlie Wilson's War". Photo Credit: Francois Duhamel.Copyright: © 2007 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Charlie Wilson's War is the true story of how a playboy congressman, a renegade CIA agent and a beautiful Houston socialite joined forces to lead the largest and most successful covert operation in history. Their efforts contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, with consequences that reverberate throughout the world today.
Oscar® winners Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman team with Academy Award®-winning director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin to bring George Crile's best-selling book to the screen.
UNIVERSAL PICTURES MOVES UP RELEASE OF 'CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR' TO FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2007
Universal Pictures has accelerated the release date of "Charlie Wilson's War" by four days, moving the film from Tuesday, December 25, 2007, to Friday, December 21, 2007.
Adam Fogelson, Universal Pictures' President of Marketing and Distribution, stated, "We saw an opportunity to advance the release of this film and are taking advantage of that. We've seen how strongly "Charlie Wilson's War" plays and can't wait to get it in front of audiences everywhere. We are confident that their enthusiastic word-of-mouth will be one of the things that helps us continue playing strongly through this terrific moviegoing period."
The film, starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman, tells the outrageous true story of how one congressman who loved a good time, one Houston socialite who loved a good cause and one CIA agent who loved a good fight conspired to bring about the largest covert operation in history. Director Mike Nichols, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman bring George Crile's best-selling book to the screen.
Universal Pictures Presents -- In Association with Relativity Media and Participant Productions -- A Playtone Production of a Mike Nichols Film: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Charlie Wilson's War," starring Amy Adams and Ned Beatty. Music for the film is by James Newton Howard.
The costume designer is Albert Wolsky; co-producer is Mike Haley. The visual effects supervisor is Richard Edlund, ASC. The film is edited by John Bloom and Antonia Van Drimmelen; the production designer is Victor Kempster. The director of photography is Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC. Executive producers are Celia Costas, Ryan Kavanaugh and Jeff Skoll. The film is produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. "Charlie Wilson's War" is based on the book by George Crile, and it is from a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. The film is directed by Mike Nichols.
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