Seeing Stars: Movie Premieres

PRESS RELEASE


Friday February 11, 7:39 pm Eastern Time

Company Press Release

News/Photo Alert --
The World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Hanging Up''

Wednesday, February 16 -- 7:30 p.m.

Mann Bruin, 948 Broxton Ave., Westwood

with a party immediately following at

Spago, 176 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills

Attending will be:

Meg Ryan               Diane Keaton          Lisa Kudrow
Walter Matthau         Adam Arkin            Cloris Leachman
Myndy Crist            Edie McClurg          Tracee Ellis Ross
Ethan Dampf            Katie Stratton        Jesse James
Jennifer Aniston       Brad Pitt             Carol Kane
Dennis Quaid           Matt LeBlanc          Ben Stiller
Courteney Cox          David Arquette        Patricia Arquette
David Schwimmer        Sara Rue              Justin Walker
Michael Jeter          Laura Dern            Libby Hudson
Natasha Gregson Wagner

In ``Hanging Up,'' an exploration of family at its best, worst and funniest, director Diane Keaton introduces us to the Mozells: patriarch Lou (Walter Matthau) and daughters Georgia (Diane Keaton), vying for a spot on the Power List as editor-in-chief of her self-titled women's magazine, Eve (Meg Ryan), the daddy's girl-turned-responsible middle sister, and Maddy (Lisa Kudrow), a semi-successful soap actress. Somewhere between `hello,' `goodbye,' and `you're breaking up -- I'll call you back,' they cope with the joy, tears and conflicting emotions that plague all families, and most importantly, find a way to laugh despite their hang-ups.

Co-starring in the film are Adam Arkin (``Chicago Hope'') as Eve's loving and infinitely patient husband Joe; Cloris Leachman (``Music of the Heart'') as Pat Mozell, who left Lou and her daughters -- and never looked back; and Jesse James (``Message in a Bottle'') as Eve and Joe's young son, Jesse.

Columbia Pictures is proud to present ``Hanging Up,'' based on the book by Delia Ephron and produced by Laurence Mark (``Jerry Maguire'') and Nora Ephron (``You've Got Mail''). Executive producers are Delia Ephron (``You've Got Mail'') and Bill Robinson (``Unstrung Heroes''). The screenplay is by Delia Ephron & Nora Ephron.

                   In theatres Friday, February 18


Contact:

Columbia Pictures Worldwide Marketing
Tammy Sandler, 310/244-8099 (Domestic Press)
Jasmin Chavez, 310/244-2190 (International Press)





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