Tuesday June 20, 7:32 pm Eastern Time
Company Press Release
ADVISORY/The World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' `The Patriot'
Tuesday, June 27 - 7 p.m.
Loews Century Plaza
2040 Avenue of the Stars, Century City
with a party immediately following in the parking lot behind
the Century Plaza Hotel
Attending from the film will be Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Tom Wilkinson, Chris Cooper, Tcheky Karyo, Jason Isaacs and Lisa Brenner. Director Roland Emmerich, screenwriter Robert Rodat, producers Dean Devlin, Mark Gordon and Gary Levinsohn, executive producers Ute Emmerich and William Fay, director of photography Caleb Deschanel, and composer John Williams will also attend.
Other celebrities expected to attend:
Hank Azaria Dennis Franz Victoria Principal Martin Campbell James Gandolfini Bill Pullman Tia Carrere Peter Horton Doug Savant Sean Connery Djimon Hounsou Rob Schneider Michael Clark Duncan Helen Hunt Rick Schroeder John Corbett Val Kilmer Harry Shearer Alan Cumming Jon Landau Tom Sizemore Jan de Bont Eric LaSalle Mena Suvari Kim Delany Matt LeBlanc Charlize Theron Lou Diamond Phillips Jane Leeves Janine Turner Aaron Eckhart Camryn Manheim Noah Wyle Mike Figgis Bill Paxton
In the emotionally charged adventure ``The Patriot,'' Academy Award® winner Mel Gibson stars as Benjamin Martin, a reluctant hero who is swept into the American Revolution when the war reaches his home and threatens his family.
A hero of the French and Indian conflict, Martin had renounced fighting forever to raise his family in peace. But when the British arrive at his South Carolina home and endanger what he holds most dear, Martin takes up arms alongside his idealistic patriot son, Gabriel (Heath Ledger of ``10 Things I Hate About You''), and leads a brave rebel Militia into battle against a relentless and overwhelming English army. In the process, he discovers the only way to protect his family is to fight for a young nation's freedom.
Shot on location in South Carolina near historic Revolutionary War battle sites, Columbia Pictures presents ``The Patriot,'' a Mutual Film Company/Centropolis Entertainment production directed by Roland Emmerich. Dean Devlin, Mark Gordon and Gary Levinsohn produce, while Ute Emmerich, Roland Emmerich and William Fay serve as executive producers.
The screenplay is written by Robert Rodat, who received a 1998 Oscar® nomination for Best Original Screenplay for ``Saving Private Ryan.'' Peter Winther is the film's co-producer. Dionne McNeff and Michael Dahan are associate producers. The creative team includes three-time Academy Award®-nominated director of photography Caleb Deschanel, production designer Kirk M. Petruccelli, Oscar®-winning editor David Brenner, and Academy Award®-winning costume designer Deborah L. Scott. The music is composed by Oscar® winner John Williams.
The film stars Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Chris Cooper, Tcheky Karyo, Rene Auberjonois, Lisa Brenner and Tom Wilkinson.
In theaters Wednesday, June 28
Columbia Pictures Worldwide Marketing
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