Seeing Stars: Movie Premiere

PRESS RELEASE


   
Premiere of ``Beerfest'' Monday, August 21

WHAT:    The Broken Lizard comedy group returns to the big screen in a new comedy that proves revenge, like beer, is best served cold. When American brothers Todd and Jan Wolfhouse (Erik Stolhanske and Paul Soter) are sent to Germany on a mission to spread their grandfather's ashes at Oktoberfest, they stumble upon a super-secret, centuries-old, underground beer games competition -- Beerfest -- the Olympics of beer drinking. At Beerfest, the brothers receive a less than warm welcome from their German cousins, the Von Wolfhausens, who shun Todd and Jan, slander their heritage, and worst of all, drink them under the table.

Vowing to return in a year to defend their family honor, the Wolfhouse boys assemble a ragtag dream team of beer drinkers and gamers: Barry Badrinath (Jay Chandrasekhar), a consummate skills player with a dark past; Phil Krundle (Kevin Heffernan) AKA "Landfill," the one-man chugging machine; and Charlie "Fink" Finklestein (Steve Lemme), the lab tech with a Masters degree in All Things Beer. With the inspiration of their Great Gam Gam (Cloris Leachman) and the support of her caretaker, Cherry (Mo'Nique), this "Magnificent Five" train relentlessly, using their hearts, minds and livers to drink faster, smarter and harder than they ever have before.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Gerber Pictures / Cataland Films / Broken Lizard Production, "Beerfest." From the team behind the cult-hit "Super Troopers," Beerfest stars the Broken Lizard comedy group comprised of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske. Joining the cast are Will Forte ("Saturday Night Live"), Ralf Moeller ("Gladiator"), Mo'Nique ("Soul Plane"), and Eric Christian Olsen ("Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry met Lloyd"), with Juergen Prochnow ("Das Boot," "The Da Vinci Code") and Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman ("The Last Picture Show," "Bad Santa"). "Beerfest" is directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, and written by Broken Lizard. Bill Gerber and Richard Perello are the producers, with Michael Beugg, Peter E. Lengyel, Thomas Tull and William Fay serving as executive producers. The director of photography is Frank G. DeMarco, and Clark Hunter is the production designer. The film is edited by Lee Haxall. Nathan Barr composed the score.

WHO:      From the film: Director Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske,
                Will Forte, Mo'Nique, Eric Christian Olsen and Cloris Leachman. Celebrity guests to follow.

WHEN:    Monday, August 21, 2006
                Crew Arrivals: 5:00 PM
                Celebrity Arrivals: 6:15 PM
                Screening: 7:00 PM

WHERE:  Grauman's Chinese
                6925 Hollywood Blvd.
                Hollywood

Your coverage of this event is invited

Press Credentials will be issued at the event

BEERFEST has been rated "R" by the Motion Picture Association of America for "pervasive crude and sexual content, language, nudity and substance abuse."

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BEERFEST will be released nationwide on Friday, August 25, 2006 by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Contacts:

    Warner Bros. Pictures
    Broadcast: Kim Lerner, 818-954-6718
    Print: Gina Soliz, 818-954-6705
    Photo: Michael Taylor, 818-954-6585
    Online: Orna Zadeh, 818-954-6290
    International: Johnny Jones, 818-954-1268






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