Movie Premiere Press Release - Lord of the Rings



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Press Release

SOURCE: New Line Cinema

Los Angeles Premiere for THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING To Benefit the American Film Institute

Sunday, December 16, 2001


upon the first novel of the best-selling trilogy of books by

J.R.R. Tolkien. Considered to be the greatest epic-adventure

story ever told, the film chronicles the struggle between good

and evil for possession of a magical ring that can shift the

balance of the power of the world.

                Set in the mystical world of Middle-Earth, a courageous young
                man named Frodo Baggins is entrusted with the gold ring -- a
                ring of such immense power that the dark forces of evil must
                not gain control of it.  It is now up to Frodo and a
                Fellowship of eight others to carry the ring across the vast
                lands of Middle Earth to the center of the dark kingdom -- the
                only place that the Ring can be destroyed.

                An epic journey ensues as the Fellowship carries out its
                dangerous mission -- to destroy the Ring.  At every turn, the
                group is pursued by Sauron's evil forces who are also intent
                on recovering the Ring.  But, the Ring has enormous powers all
                its own ... and wants to be found.  It has the power to
                corrupt the wearer and brings with it more peril and risk than
                the Fellowship could have imagined.

                Directed by Peter Jackson (HEAVENLY CREATURES and
                THE FRIGHTENERS).  The film features a strong international
                cast that includes (in alphabetical order) Sean Astin,
                Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd,
                Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan,
                Viggo Mortensen, John Rhys-Davies, Liv Tyler, and Elijah Wood.

     WHO:       From the film:  Elijah Wood, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin,
                John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom,
                Sean Bean, Director/Writer/Producer Peter Jackson,
                Writer/Producer Fran Walsh, Producer Barrie M. Osborne, Writer
                Philippa Boyens, Executive Producers Mark Ordesky and
                Robert Shaye, Costume Designer Ngila Dickson, and AFI
                director/CEO Jean Firstenberg.

                Guests:  Rick Baker, Kevin Bray, Red Buttons, Wes Craven,
                Ted Demme, David Fincher, Josh Hartnett,  Susanna Hoffs,
                Lucy Lawless, Heath Ledger, Samuel L. Jackson, Allison Janney,
                Jessie Nelson, Wolfgang Petersen, Brett Ratner, Jay Roach,
                Richard Schiff, Will Smith, Quentin Tarantino,
                Robert Zemeckis, more to come...

     WHEN:      Sunday, December 16, 2001

                Press Check-In: 3:30 pm  Arrivals: 4:30 pm  Screening: 6:00 pm

     WHERE:     Screening:    The Egyptian
                              6712 Hollywood Boulevard

                        TV & PHOTO COVERAGE IS INVITED
                           **Credentials Required**

     To RSVP and for additional information please contact Melinda Hovee,
               +1-310-967-6972, or Grace Niu, +1-310-967-6985.

                     Opens worldwide December 19th, 2001


SOURCE: New Line Cinema

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