Movie Premiere Press Release - Ali



Seeing Stars: Movie Premieres


SOURCE: Columbia Pictures

ADVISORY / "Ali'' Premiere -- Wednesday, Dec. 12, Grauman's Chinese Theatre

WHAT:    Premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Ali"

         With wit and athletic genius, with defiant rage and inner
         grace, Muhammad Ali forever changed the American landscape.
         Fighting all comers, Ali took on the law, conventions, the
         status quo and the war -- as well as the fists in front of
         him. Ali both ignited and mirrored the conflicts of his time
         and ours to become one of the most admired fighters in the
         world. Forget, now, what you thought you knew.

         Behind Ali's seismic accomplishments, superstar Will Smith
         and Academy Award(R)-nominated Director/Writer Michael Mann
         will take you into the heart and life of the boxer, the
         legend and, more importantly, the man.

         He talked and danced. He fought and struggled. Ali shook the

WHO:     From the film: Will Smith, Muhammad Ali, Jada Pinkett Smith,
         Director/Writer Michael Mann, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Nona
         Gaye, Michael Michele, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti
         Williamson, Paul Rodriguez, Mario Van Peebles, Executive
         Producer Howard Bingham, Producer Jon Peters

         Other celebrities expected to attend:

   Christina Applegate     Antonio Banderas      Destiny's Child
   Drew Barrymore          Halle Barry             Beyonce Knowles
   Amy Brenneman           Lara Flynn Boyle      Barry Bonds
   Sean "P. Diddy" Combs   Bill Cosby            Levar Burton
   Billy Crystal           Kim Delany            Russell Crowe
   Vivica Fox              Melanie Griffith      Michael Clarke Duncan
   Dule Hill               Magic Johnson         Tom Hanks
   Alicia Keyes            Larry King            R. Kelly
   Carl Lewis              Lennox Lewis          Eriq LaSalle
   Ming Na                 Joe Namath            Debi Mazur
   Michael Rappaport       Lionel Ritchie        Ken Norton
   David Schwimmer         Jimmy Smits           John Singleton
   Madeline Stowe          Chris Tucker          Sylvestor Stallone
   Shawn Wayans            Damon Wayans          and more to come...

WHEN:    Wednesday, Dec. 12
         Please plan to arrive early as you will need to pick up
         security credentials. We will need exact names of crew
         covering this event.
         Press call time -- 5 p.m.
         Arrivals -- 6 p.m.
         Screening -- 7 p.m.

WHERE:   Grauman's Chinese Theatre

                       Your Coverage is Invited
              You Must RSVP by 12/11 to Michelle Rasic at
                   310/244-8308 to Cover This Event

                "Ali" opens nationwide on Dec. 25, 2001

     Columbia Pictures, Culver City, Calif.
     Michelle Rasic, 310/244-8308

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