Movie Premiere Press Release - 300


Seeing Stars: Movie Premiere


Premiere of ``300'' Monday, March 5

WHAT: "300" is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy. Inspired by the work of graphic novelist Frank Miller, creator of "Sin City," "300" is an epic adventure about passion, courage, freedom and sacrifice embodied by the Spartan warriors who fought one of the greatest battles in history. Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Legendary Pictures and Virtual Studios, a Mark Canton / Gianni Nunnari Production, "300." The film stars Gerard Butler ("Phantom of the Opera"), Lena Headey ("The Brothers Grimm"), David Wenham ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy) and Dominic West ("The Forgotten"). The screenplay is written by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad and Michael B. Gordon, based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. Directed by Zack Snyder ("Dawn of the Dead"). "300" is produced by Gianni Nunnari ("The Departed"), Mark Canton ("Land of the Dead"), Bernie Goldmann ("Land of the Dead") and Jeffrey Silver ("Training Day") with Deborah Snyder, Frank Miller, Craig J. Flores, Thomas Tull, William Fay and Benjamin Waisbren serving as executive producers.

WHO: From the film: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West, Rodrigo Santoro, director Zack Snyder and graphic novel author Frank Miller. Celebrity guests to follow.

WHEN: Monday, March 5, 2007
              Crew Arrivals: 5:00PM
              Celebrity Arrivals: 6:00PM
              Screening: 7:00PM

WHERE: Grauman's Chinese
               6925 Hollywood Blvd.

Your coverage of this event is invited

Press Credentials will be issued at the event

"300" has been rated “R” by the Motion Picture Association of America for “graphic battle sequences throughout, some sexuality and nudity.”

"300" will be released nationwide on Friday, March 9, 2007

by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


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    Print: Gina Soliz (818) 954-6705
    Photo: Michael Taylor (818) 954-6585
    Online: Orna Zadeh (818) 954-6290
    International: Johnny Jones (818) 954-1268

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