WHAT: The Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Spyglass Entertainment’s INVICTUS
WHEN: Thursday, December 3rd
WHERE: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
WHO: Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon will be joined by celebrity guests to be announced shortly.
From director Clint Eastwood, “Invictus” tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Spyglass Entertainment, a Revelations Entertainment / Mace Neufeld production, a Malpaso production, “Invictus,” starring Oscar® winners Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby,” “The Dark Knight”) and Matt Damon (“Good Will Hunting,” the “Bourne” franchise). The film is produced by Eastwood, Lori McCreary, Robert Lorenz and Mace Neufeld. The screenplay is by Anthony Peckham, based upon the book Playing the Enemy, by John Carlin. Freeman, Tim Moore, Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum are the executive producers.
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INVICTUS will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
The film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for brief strong language.
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INVICTUS opens nationwide on December 11, 2009.
Contacts For further information, please contact: Warner Bros. Pictures
Broadcast: Allegra Haddigan, 818-954-6292
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