Seeing Stars: Movie Premieres
Wednesday July 26, 6:11 pm Eastern Time
Company Press Release
ADVISORY/World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' ``Hollow Man'' to be
held Wednesday, August 2
The world premiere of Columbia Pictures' ``Hollow Man'' will be held
on Wednesday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mann Village Theatre, 961 Broxton
Avenue in Westwood, with a party immediately following at ``The Hollow
Man Laboratory,'' 1031 Broxton, Westwood.
Attending from the film will be Elisabeth Shue, Kevin Bacon, Josh Brolin,
Kim Dickens, Greg Grunberg, Joey Slotnick, Mary Randle, director Paul Verhoeven,
producers Douglas Wick and Alan Marshall, screenwriter Andrew W. Marlowe,
executive producer Marion Rosenberg, co-producer Stacy Lumbrezer, costume
designer Ellen Mirojnick, editor Mark Goldblatt, and composer Jerry Goldsmith.
Other celebrities expected to attend are:
At a top secret military lab, a group of brilliant young scientists
have just unlocked the secret of invisibility. In ``Hollow Man,'' the provocative
new suspense thriller from the mind of controversial director Paul Verhoeven
(``RoboCop,'' ``Total Recall,'' ``Basic Instinct''), the team's arrogant
leader, Sebastian Caine (Kevin Bacon), ignores the risks and decides to
test the dangerous procedure on himself -- only to discover his fellow
scientists (Oscar nominee Elisabeth Shue and Josh Brolin) are unable to
reverse the effect. Working around the clock, Caine's colleagues struggle
to devise an antidote. But Sebastian's intoxication with his new-found
power is growing, and he's come to believe his colleagues may be a threat
to his very existence.
Columbia Pictures' ``Hollow Man'' is a Douglas Wick Production of A
Paul Verhoeven Film. It is directed by Verhoeven from a story by Gary Scott
Thompson and Andrew W. Marlowe and a screenplay by Marlowe. The ambitious,
innovative project is produced by Douglas Wick and Alan Marshall. Starring
as the three key scientists in the clandestine government experiment are
Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue, Kevin Bacon and Josh Brolin. Kim
Dickens, Greg Grunberg, Joey Slotnick, Mary Randle and veteran actor William
Devane also star.
The brilliant creative team includes director of photography Jost Vacano,
A.S.C., production designer Allan Cameron, editor Mark Goldblatt, A.C.E.,
senior visual effects supervisor Scott E. Anderson, costume designer Ellen
Mirojnick and composer Jerry Goldsmith.
The screenplay, and Paul Verhoeven, demanded extraordinary visual effects
worthy of the new millennium. The challenge required the services of two
premier digital production companies: Sony Pictures Imageworks (under the
supervision of Scott E. Anderson) and The Tippett Studio (providing a team
headed by Craig Hayes), which previously shared an Academy Award nomination
for Verhoeven's ``Starship Troopers.'' Also deeply involved in creating
movie magic were Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. of Amalgamated Dynamics,
Inc., designers and creators of the prosthetic and mask effects.
``Hollow Man'' in theaters Friday, August 4.
Tammy Sandler, 310/244-8099 (domestic press)
Amy Tesser, 310/244-5495 (international press)