Seeing Stars: Movie Premieres

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    Los Angeles Premiere of the Hilarious Poker Mockumentary

    Zak Penn's The Grand

    Starring Woody Harrelson, David Cross, Dennis Farina, Cheryl Hines, Richard Kind, Chris Parnell, Jason Alexander and Ray Romano

    Who: Cast members and other celebrities including Woody Harrelson, Dennis Farina, Cheryl Hines, Chris Parnell, Ray Romano, Mike Epps, Estelle Harris, director Zak Penn and more!

    When: Wednesday, March 5, 2008
    Press Check-in: 5:00 PM
    Red Carpet Arrivals: 6:00 PM
    Screening: 7:30 PM

    Where: The Cinerama Dome, Arclight Hollywood
    6360 W. Sunset Blvd.,
    LA CA 90028 (between Vine and Ivar)

    What: THE GRAND is in the tradition of improvisational comedies like BEST IN SHOW and THIS IS SPINAL TAP. The story is set in the world of professional poker and follows six players who reach the final table of the world's second most famous high stakes tournament, the GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP OF POKER. THE GRAND was improvised from a detailed treatment co-written by Zak Penn ("X-Men: The Last Stand") and Matt Bierman.

    A Tribeca Film Festival favorite, the film boasts a stellar, international cast of today's top comedic actors: Woody Harrelson, David Cross, Dennis Farina, Cheryl Hines, Richard Kind and Chris Parnell. The film also stars award-winning comedian Ray Romano, the legendary German film director Werner Herzog and sitcom vet Gabe Kaplan ("Welcome Back Kotter").

    The Grand was produced by Zak Penn and Gary Marcus as well as Eleven Eleven Films' Bobby Schwartz and Ross Dinerstein and IMG's Bret Saxon and Jeff Bowler. Matt Bierman is Executive Producer. It will be distributed theatrically by Anchor Bay Entertainment on March 21, 2008. THE GRAND is rated R for Language and Some Drug Content and has a running time of 104 minutes.

    Contact: Sue Procko Public Relations/323 653 5153
    Mariakay Chakos, Sue Procko mk@sueprockopr.com; sue@sueprockopr.com






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