ADVISORY/Columbia Pictures Announces the World Premiere of ``A Knight's
Tale'' on Tuesday, May 8, at 7 p.m.
World Premiere of "A Knight's Tale" at Mann Village Theatre,
961 Broxton Avenue, Westwood, with a party immediately following
at The Village Arena, 1031 Broxton Avenue
WHO: Attending from the film will be Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus
Sewell, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon, Alan Tudyk, Laura
Fraser, Berenice Bejo, writer/producer/director Brian
Helgeland, and producers Todd Black and Tim Van Rellim.
Other celebrities expected to attend are Carol Alt, Clive
Barker, Ben Chaplin, Matt Damon, Taye Diggs, Clint Eastwood,
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Djimon Hounsou, Camryn Manheim, Eric
McCormack, Ross Patterson, Jaime Pressly, Tanya Roberts and
WHAT: The timeless tale of William (Heath Ledger) and his band of
medieval misfits -- including serious, soft-hearted Roland
(Mark Addy), hot-headed, flame-haired Wat (Alan Tudyk) and
unemployed writer Geoff Chaucer (Paul Bettany) -- careening
toward impossible glory, Columbia Pictures' "A Knight's Tale"
is the oddball, sometimes awe-inspiring story of a rookie
discovering if he is the stuff of which legends are made.
Part road trip, part romance, part exuberant action-adventure,
the film is a rich, romantic, raucous ride during which a young
squire embarks on a quest to change his stars, win the heart of
an exceedingly fair maiden (Shannyn Sossamon) and rock his
As modern, accessible, vibrant, funny, sexy and stylish as the
sleek, new-age armor William dons in his climb up the ladder of
riches and fame, the colorful saga "A Knight's Tale" springs
from the imagination of Academy Award®-winning writer-
director Brian Helgeland ("L.A. Confidential," "Payback"). The
Escape Artists/Finestkind Production is produced by Tim Van
Rellim ("Invisible Circus," "K-2") and Todd Black ("Fire In The
Sky," "Wrestling Ernest Hemingway").
The international cast also includes Rufus Sewell, Laura
Fraser, Berenice Bejo, Christopher Cazenove and James Purefoy.
The creative team includes Academy Award®-nominated director
of photography Richard Greatrex, BSC; Academy Award®-
nominated production designer Tony Burrough; and costume and
armor designer Caroline Harris, all from England. Editor Kevin
Stitt comes from the United States, as does composer Carter
Burwell. The international company numbered technicians,
artisans and staff from England, the Czech Republic, the United
States, Italy, Germany, Ireland and Hungary.
This film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for action violence, some
nudity and brief sex-related dialogue.
``A Knight's Tale'' is in theaters Friday, May 11.
Tammy Sandler, 310/244-8099 (Domestic Press)
Jasmin Chavez, 310/244-2190 (International Press)
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