"FRACTURE" Movie

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Release Date: April 20, 2007)
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike, Embeth Davidtz, Billy Burke, Cliff Curtis, Fiona Shaw, and Bob Gunton

Ryan Gosling (left) stars as “Willy Beachum” and Anthony Hopkins (right) stars as “Ted Crawford” in New Line Cinema’s release of Greg Hoblit’s FRACTURE. Photo Credit: ©2007 Sam Emerson/New Line Cinema

Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling star in the dramatic thriller Fracture. When a meticulous structural engineer (Hopkins) is found innocent of the attempted murder of his wife (Embeth Davidtz), the young district attorney (Gosling) who is prosecuting him becomes a crusader for justice. Fracture is packed with twists and turns that weave in and out of the courtroom as the pair try to outwit each other.

Ryan Gosling (left) stars as “Willy Beachum” and Rosamund Pike (right) stars as “Nikki Gardner” in New Line Cinema’s release of Greg Hoblit’s FRACTURE.

The film features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck) and Rosamund Pike (Pride & Prejudice), is directed by Gregory Hoblit (Primal Fear), and written by Daniel Pyne (The Sum of All Fears, The Manchurian Candidate) and Glenn Gers.

"I used to candle eggs at my grandfather's farm; hold an egg up to a light and look for imperfections. The first time I did it, he told me to put the ones that were cracked or flawed into a bucket for the bakery. He came back an hour later and there were 300 eggs in the bucket. I found a flaw in every single one. Thin places in the shell, fine hairline cracks. Look closely enough and you'll find everything has a weak spot where, sooner or later, it will break."
Anthony Hopkins as “Ted Crawford”

Rosamund Pike (left) stars as “Nikki Gardner” and Ryan Gosling (right) stars as “Willy Beachum” in New Line Cinema’s release of Greg Hoblit’s FRACTURE.

When Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) discovers that his beautiful younger wife, Jennifer (Embeth Davidtz), is having an affair, he plans her murder…the perfect murder. Among the cops arriving at the crime scene is hostage negotiator Detective Rob Nunally (Billy Burke), the only officer permitted entry to the house. Surprisingly, Crawford readily admits to shooting his wife, but Nunally is too stunned to pay close attention when he recognizes his lover, whose true identity he never knew, lying on the floor in a pool of blood. Although Jennifer was shot at point blank range, Nunally realizes she isn’t dead. Crawford is immediately arrested and arraigned after confessing – a seemingly slam-dunk case for hot shot assistant district attorney Willy Beachum (Ryan Gosling), who has one foot out the door of the District Attorney’s (David Strathairn) office on his way to a lucrative job in high-stakes corporate law.

But nothing is as simple as it seems, including this case. Will the lure of power and a love affair with a sexy, ambitious attorney (Rosamund Pike) at his new firm overpower Willy’s fierce drive to win, or worse, quash his code of ethics? In a tense duel of intellect and strategy, Crawford and Willy both learn that a “fracture” can be found in every ostensibly perfect façade.

Embeth Davidtz (left) stars as “Jennifer Crawford” and Anthony Hopkins (right) stars as “Ted Crawford” in New Line Cinema’s release of Greg Hoblit’s FRACTURE.

New Line Cinema, in association with Castle Rock Entertainment, presents the dramatic thriller, Fracture, starring Academy Award®-winner Anthony Hopkins, Academy Award®-nominee Ryan Gosling, Academy Award®-nominee David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike, Embeth Davidtz, Billy Burke, Cliff Curtis, Fiona Shaw and Bob Gunton.

Directed by Gregory Hoblit (Primal Fear, Frequency) from a screenplay by Daniel Pyne and Glenn Gers and a story by Pyne, Fracture is produced by Charles Weinstock and executive produced by Liz Glotzer, Hawk Koch and Toby Emmerich. The co-producer is Louise Rosner.

Among the talented production team are cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau, editor David Rosenbloom, A.C.E., production designer Paul Eads, costume designer Elisabetta Beraldo and composers Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna.

New Line Cinema will release Fracture (M.P.A.A. rating pending) in theaters nationwide on April 20th, 2007.

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"Fracture" (2007)

Stars Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike, Embeth Davidtz Directors: Gregory Hoblit

Theatrical Release Date: April 20, 2007
• Genres: Thriller
• Plot Outline An assistant DA (Gosling) is caught up in a game of cat-and-mouse with a man (Hopkins) who tried to murder his wife and is set free on a series of technicalities

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