A slick Manhattan ad exec embarks on a romance with a fiery newcomer to the city. With Vanessa Parise, Robert Forster and Kelly Rowan. The screenplay is co-written by Peter Stebbings and Parise. Directed by Parise. Lantern Lane/Urbantone Media Group, March.
A waste management specialist takes care of business with flair while trying to prove himself to his father. With Shane Jacobson, Eve von Bibra, Ronald Jacobson, Ian Dryden, Chris Davis and Jesse Jacobson. Written by the Jacobson Brothers. Directed by Clayton Jacobson. Xenon Films, March.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday, January 13, 2008 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 37 words Type of Material: Correction
"Jack and Jill Vs. the World": In the movie Sneaks list in today's Calendar section, stars Freddie Prinze Jr. and Taryn Manning were omitted from an item about the upcoming comedy "Jack and Jill Vs. the World."
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Los Angeles Times Tuesday, January 15, 2008 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 2 inches; 64 words Type of Material: Correction
2008 movie preview: The Sneaks listing of this year's movies in Sunday's Calendar section omitted this entry: "Fool's Gold" -- Matthew McConaughey stars as a charismatic treasure hunter seeking the long-lost 18th century Queen's Dowry. With Kate Hudson and Donald Sutherland. Screenplay by John Claflin and Daniel Zelman, and Andy Tennant; story by Claflin and Zelman. Directed by Tennant. Warner Bros., opening Feb. 8.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 38 words Type of Material: Correction
'Jack and Jill vs. the World': The movies list in Sunday's Calendar section said that "Jack and Jill vs. the World" was scheduled to open Friday. The film has been pulled, with no new release date announced yet.
Kids in America
A directionless young man looks for his dream girl at a Labor Day weekend party in 1988. Topher Grace and Anna Faris star. Directed by Michael Dowse. Written by Jackie Filgo and Jeff Filgo; story by Grace and Gordon Kaywin. Universal Pictures, TBA.
Kiss the Bride
A gay man rushes home when he learns his ex-boyfriend is getting married -- to a woman. With Tori Spelling, Philipp Karner, James O'Shea, Joanna Cassidy, Tess Harper, Robert Foxworth, Garrett M. Brown, Amber Benson, Steve Sandvoss, Michael Medico, Jane Cho and Ralph Cole Jr. Directed by C. Jay Cox. Written by Ty Lieberman. Here! Films/Regent Releasing, April 18.
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
Abigail Breslin stars as a bright and imaginative 10-year-old growing up in Depression-era Cincinnati. With Joan Cusack, Glenne Headly, Jane Krakowski, Chris O'Donnell, Julia Ormond, Wallace Shawn and Stanley Tucci. Written by Ann Peacock. Directed by Patricia Rozema. Picturehouse/HBO Films, July 2.
Last Stop for Paul
Neil Mandt wrote, directed and stars in this story of two friends who travel around the world to scatter the ashes of their recently deceased pal. With Marc Carter, Greg Poppen, Eric Wing, Heather Petrone, Ron Carlson, Peter Abbay and Pong. Mandt Bros. Productions, March 7.
George Clooney directs and plays a cocky 1920s football star in a fledging professional league who recruits a golden-boy college star (John Krasinski) to revive its waning fortunes while hoping to score with a feisty young journalist (Renee Zellweger). With Jonathan Pryce. Written by Duncan Brantley and Rick Reilly. Universal Pictures, April 4.
The Lonely Maiden
Three museum security guards plot to steal works of art they have become attached to after being transferred. William H. Macy, Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and Marcia Gay Harden star. Written by Michael LeSieur. Directed by Peter Hewitt. Yari Film Group Releasing, TBA.
The Love Guru
Mike Myers stars as a foundling left at an ashram in India who returns to the U.S. as a self-help and spirituality authority but winds up mediating the marital woes of a hockey star with the Stanley Cup at stake. With Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Omid Djalili and Ben Kingsley. Written by Myers and Graham Gordy. Directed by Marco Schnabel. Paramount Pictures, June 20.
Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes star as co-workers at a bank who decide to stick it to the system that undervalues them by masterminding a heist. With Ted Danson, Roger Cross, Adam Rothenberg and Finesse Mitchell. Screenplay by Glenn Gers. Directed by Callie Khouri. Overture Films, Friday.
Made of Honor
Patrick Dempsey stars as a successful ladies man who, perhaps too late, realizes that he is in love with his best friend (Michelle Monaghan). With Kevin McKidd, Kathleen Quinlan and Sydney Pollack. Screenplay by Adam Sztykiel and Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont; story by Sztykiel. Directed by Paul Weiland. Columbia Pictures, May 2.
The eternal search for love plays out through the lives of a young boy and a divorced elderly couple and in a hostage situation in Puerto Rico. With Luis Guzman, Teresa Hernandez, Luis Gonzaga and Silvia Brito. Written by Jorge Gonzalez and Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz. Directed by Ruiz, co-directed by Mariem Perez Riera. Maya Releasing, March 14.
Marley & Me
Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston star in this adaptation of John Grogan's life-affirming bestseller about the family of a neurotic dog. Directed by David Frankel. Screenplay by Scott Frank and Donald Roos. 20th Century Fox, Dec. 19.
The mentor-protege dynamic works in reverse when a confident boy and a lingerie salesclerk help revitalize a chocolate-loving milquetoast. With Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba, Elizabeth Banks, Tim Olyphant and Logan Lerman. Written by Melisa Wallack. Directed by Bernie Goldmann and Wallack. First Look Studios, spring.
Meet the Spartans
The makers of "Date Movie" and "Epic Movie" skewer "300" and any other movie they can squeeze in. Written and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. With Sean Maguire, Carmen Electra, Ken Davitian, Kevin Sorbo and Diedrich Bader. 20th Century Fox, Jan. 25.
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