Seeing Stars: Movie Premieres
SOURCE: Columbia Pictures
ADVISORY / "Ali'' Premiere -- Wednesday, Dec. 12, Grauman's Chinese Theatre
WHAT: Premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Ali" With wit and athletic genius, with defiant rage and inner grace, Muhammad Ali forever changed the American landscape. Fighting all comers, Ali took on the law, conventions, the status quo and the war -- as well as the fists in front of him. Ali both ignited and mirrored the conflicts of his time and ours to become one of the most admired fighters in the world. Forget, now, what you thought you knew. Behind Ali's seismic accomplishments, superstar Will Smith and Academy Award(R)-nominated Director/Writer Michael Mann will take you into the heart and life of the boxer, the legend and, more importantly, the man. He talked and danced. He fought and struggled. Ali shook the world. WHO: From the film: Will Smith, Muhammad Ali, Jada Pinkett Smith, Director/Writer Michael Mann, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Nona Gaye, Michael Michele, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti Williamson, Paul Rodriguez, Mario Van Peebles, Executive Producer Howard Bingham, Producer Jon Peters Other celebrities expected to attend: Christina Applegate Antonio Banderas Destiny's Child Drew Barrymore Halle Barry Beyonce Knowles Amy Brenneman Lara Flynn Boyle Barry Bonds Sean "P. Diddy" Combs Bill Cosby Levar Burton Billy Crystal Kim Delany Russell Crowe Vivica Fox Melanie Griffith Michael Clarke Duncan Dule Hill Magic Johnson Tom Hanks Alicia Keyes Larry King R. Kelly Carl Lewis Lennox Lewis Eriq LaSalle Ming Na Joe Namath Debi Mazur Michael Rappaport Lionel Ritchie Ken Norton David Schwimmer Jimmy Smits John Singleton Madeline Stowe Chris Tucker Sylvestor Stallone Shawn Wayans Damon Wayans and more to come... WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 12 Please plan to arrive early as you will need to pick up security credentials. We will need exact names of crew covering this event. Press call time -- 5 p.m. Arrivals -- 6 p.m. Screening -- 7 p.m. WHERE: Grauman's Chinese Theatre Your Coverage is Invited You Must RSVP by 12/11 to Michelle Rasic at 310/244-8308 to Cover This Event "Ali" opens nationwide on Dec. 25, 2001
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