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August 20, 2000|KEVIN CRUST

A FESTIVAL FAVORITE

The long-awaited biopic of painter Jackson Pollock, which will have its debut at the Venice Film Festival, has been selected as the "centerpiece" film for this fall's New York Film Festival. "Pollock," a pet project of Ed Harris, right, who makes his feature directing debut and stars as the icon of Abstract Expressionism, will be released later this year. Marcia Gay Harden co-stars as Pollock's wife, artist Lee Krasner, and Harris' wife, Amy Madigan, plays arts patron Peggy Guggenheim.

BETTING ON VIDEO

Despite still being in a handful of theaters, "Croupier," Mike Hodges' highly acclaimed drama about a casino employee who becomes embroiled in a robbery attempt, rolled out this week on home video. The film is being offered exclusively at Hollywood Video outlets for 12 weeks before going to traditional video distribution. The unusual strategy is part of a deal between Hollywood Video and "Croupier's" distributor, the Shooting Gallery Film Series, that includes all six of the titles in the series. The first four--"Such a Long Journey," "Southpaw," "Orphans," and "Judy Berlin," are already available. "Adrenaline Drive" will be issued Aug. 29. "Croupier," which stars Clive Owen and Alex Kingston, earned $4.5 million theatrically through last weekend.

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday August 23, 2000 Home Edition Calendar Part F Page 2 Entertainment Desk 1 inches; 33 words Type of Material: Correction
"Croupier"--There are no immediate plans for the film "Croupier" to be released on video; it will continue to play in theaters indefinitely. A Quick Cuts item in last Sunday's Calendar incorrectly reported that it was available on video.
For the Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday August 27, 2000 Home Edition Calendar Page 2 Calendar Desk 1 inches; 32 words Type of Material: Correction
"Croupier" video--There are no immediate plans for the film "Croupier" to be released on video; it will continue to play in theaters indefinitely. A Quick Cuts item last week incorrectly reported that it was available on video.

VINCE CUBED

"The Cell," music-video director Tarsem's sci-fi thriller starring Jennifer Lopez, features performances from three eclectic actors named Vince. Vince Vaughn ("Swingers," "The Lost World: Jurassic Park") co-stars as an FBI agent who uses Lopez to access the mind of a comatose serial killer, played by Vincent D'Onofrio ("The Player," "Men in Black"). Pruitt Taylor Vince ("Heavy," "Mumford"), an Emmy winner for a 1997 guest stint on "Murder One" as a serial killer, is cast here not as a killer, but as a doctor. D'Onofrio and Vince (Pruitt Taylor, that is) both appeared in Oliver Stone's 1991 "JFK."

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