Seeing Stars: Movie Premieres
Tuesday November 30, 5:11 pm Eastern Time
Company Press Release
Columbia Pictures Announces "The End of the Affair" Premiere
The World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' ``The End of the Affair'' will
be held on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Loews Cineplex Century
Plaza Theatres, 2040 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, with a party immediately
following at Jimmy's II Restaurant, 201 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills.
Attending from the film will be Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen
Rea, Oscar®-winning director Neil Jordan, and producer Stephen Woolley.
Celebrities expected to attend are:
Hank Azaria Anjelica Huston Jeremy Northam
Obba Babatunde Richard T. Jones Elizabeth Perkins
Jason Biggs Jamie Kennedy Seth Peterson
Andrew Bowen Ali Landry J.R. Richards
Jake Busey Marco Leonardi China Jesustita Shavers
James Debello Ron Lester Kerr Smith
Alex Desert Rob Lowe Alan Thicke
Kirsten Dunst Julian McMahon Jeanne Tripplehorn
Shannon Elizabeth Judson Mills Bree Turner
Leslie Grossman Dan Montgomery John Turturro
Jon Huertas David Moscow Justin Walker
Helen Hunt Lochlyn Munro Brad Whitford
From Oscar® winner Neil Jordan comes ``The End of the Affair,''
a brilliant and powerful story of love, betrayal and sexual jealousy.
A passionate woman trapped in a sterile marriage, Sarah Miles (Oscar®
nominee Julianne Moore) is immediately and irresistibly attracted to brooding
novelist Maurice Bendrix (Oscar® nominee Ralph Fiennes) when they meet
at a party given by Sarah's worthy but unexciting civil servant husband,
Henry (Oscar® nominee Stephen Rea).
They begin a passionate, illicit and sexually liberating love affair.
But during the Blitz in London, Bendrix's house is hit by a bomb while
the couple are in bed, and he is nearly killed. Inexplicably and without
warning, Sarah breaks off the relationship.
As for Bendrix, he is utterly bereft.
Two years later, on a rainy night in 1946, Bendrix has a chance meeting
with Henry. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled, and he succumbs
to his jealousy and arranges to have her followed. Haunted by passionate
memories of their affair, he re-enters her life, confronting once more
the consuming love they had for each other. In a stunning surprise admission,
he will learn the reason for its annihilation.
Stephen Woolley and Jordan are producers on the film, which is the tenth
they have made together. The screenplay is by Jordan. Co-producer is Kathy
Sykes. The creative team, all of whom have worked with producer Woolley
and director Jordan before, include editor Tony Lawson A.C.E., production
designer Anthony Pratt and director of photography Roger Pratt B.S.C. The
costume designer is Sandy Powell, who received a 1999 Oscar® for her
work on Shakespeare in Love. Music is composed and conducted by Michael
Nyman. The film also stars Ian Hart, Jason Isaacs, James Bolam and Samuel
``The End of the Affair''
opens in limited release on Friday, Dec. 3
Columbia Pictures Worldwide Marketing
Tammy Sandler, 310/244-8215 (domestic media)
Jasmin Chavez, 310/244-2190 (international media)