Seeing Stars: Movie Premieres

PRESS RELEASE


Thursday October 14, 4:24 pm Eastern Time

Company Press Release

The World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' ``The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc''

Monday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

In addition to many other celebrities,

attending from the film will be:

Luc Besson

Milla Jovovich

Dustin Hoffman

Faye Dunaway

Desmond Harrington

Patrice Ledoux (producer)

Eric Serra (composer)

From internationally acclaimed director Luc Besson and an all-star cast led by Milla Jovovich as Joan, two-time Oscar® winner Dustin Hoffman as The Conscience, two-time Oscar® nominee John Malkovich as King Charles VII and Oscar® winner Faye Dunaway as Yolande D'Aragon, comes ``The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc,'' about a woman who followed her own path and changed the course of history.

The stellar cast also includes Timothy West, Pascal Greggory, Vincent Cassel, Tchecky Karyo, Richard Ridings and Desmond Harrington.

``The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc'' is a Columbia Pictures/Gaumont presentation directed by Luc Besson from a screenplay by Andrew Birkin and Besson. Patrice Ledoux is producer. Director of photography Thierry Arbogast, production designer Hugues Tissandier and costume designer Catherine Leterrier faithfully recreate the look and feel of France in the early 15th century. The film is edited by Sylvie Landra.

In theaters Friday, Nov. 12


Contact:

Columbia Pictures Worldwide Marketing
Tammy Sandler, 310/244-8099 (domestic press)
Jasmin Chavez, 310/244-2190 (international press)





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