"Mr. Brooks" movie

RELEASE DATE: In Theaters June 1, 2007

RATING: This film is Rated R for strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, nudity and language.

Running Time: 120 Minutes


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"All human beings...are commingled out of good and evil."
- Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 

(Photo left) Kevin Costner, William Hurt Photo by Ben Glass © 2006 Lift Productions

Consider Mr. Brooks: A successful businessman, generous philanthropist, loving husband and father, a true pillar of the community. Everyone says, he’s perfect.

Nonetheless, Mr. Brooks harbors a sinister secret—he’s an insatiable serial killer, so lethally clever that no one has ever suspected him—until now.

From Element Films and Relativity Media, in association with Eden Rock Media, comes a Tig Production distributed by MGM Distribution Co., the gripping suspense thriller MR. BROOKS, the story of an otherwise exceptional man divided in two by his unbearable need to kill.

Academy Award Winner® Kevin Costner stars as the charming, widely admired Mr. Brooks, whose shocking private life is about to unravel. Demi Moore, Dane Cook, Academy Award Winner® William Hurt, Marg Helgenberger, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and Danielle Panabaker also star. 

Earl Brooks (Costner) has it all: a loving wife (Marg Helgenberger) and devoted daughter (Danielle Panabaker), community standing, and his own thriving business. Mr. Brooks, however, lives another life, unknown to anyone else. He is also the notorious serial murderer branded as The Thumbprint Killer. Though recently inactive, his pathological compulsion is inflamed once again by his cunning, wicked alter ego (Academy Award® winner William Hurt), whom Mr. Brooks faults for his transgressions.

But succumbing to one more malevolent urge to murder an unsuspecting couple, Mr. Brooks commits his first mistake--he is observed by a peeping Tom photographer (Dane Cook), who chooses to blackmail him with a bizarre demand. This last crime, though, also unleashes a tenacious detective (Demi Moore) whose own personal crisis drives her furiously to solve the identity of the Thumbprint Killer, putting her on Mr. Brooks’ trail.

Now, for the first time, Mr. Brooks faces the endgame -- unless he can continue to conceal his shocking secret life, and his true identity forever.

MR. BROOKS marks the second directorial effort of Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Bruce Evans (“Stand By Me”) from a screenplay by Evans and his long-time Oscar®-nominated writing partner Raynold Gideon (“Stand By Me”).  The producers are Jim Wilson, Kevin Costner and Raynold Gideon.  The executive producers are Thomas Augsberger, Sam Nazarian, Adam Rosenfelt and Mark Schaberg.  The film stars Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, Dane Cook, William Hurt, Marg Helgenberger, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and Danielle Panabaker. 

Crafting MR. BROOKS’ dual worlds of light and dark is an accomplished behind-the-scenes team that includes director of photography John Lindley (“Reservation Road,” “Field of Dreams”), editor Miklos Wright (“Open Range,” “Dirty”), Academy Award® and Tony nominated production designer Jeffrey Beecroft (“Dances With Wolves,” “Twelve Monkeys,” “The Game”), three-time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (“X-Men: The Last Stand,” “Seabiscuit,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”) and rising young composer and Emmy Award nominee Ramin Djawadi (“Prison Break,” “Ask the Dust”). 

Official "Mr. Brooks" Movie Website: http://www.theressomethingaboutmrbrooks.com/

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