Famous Players Offers Canadians First Opportunity to See Trailer From Latest Robert Lantos Film: Being Julia

Toronto – June 17, 2004 – Famous Players, Canada’s largest and most successful theatrical exhibitor, today announced that Canadian audiences will have the opportunity to see the trailer for Being Julia, Robert Lantos’ newest film opening in the fall, in front of all Famous Players screenings of The Terminal, as of Friday, June 18th.

“We are pleased to continue our support of Canadian filmmakers, like Robert Lantos, by offering our Guests the opportunity to preview what is sure to be a great movie,” said Michael Kennedy, Executive Vice President and Head Film Buyer for Famous Players. “We anticipate a lot of excitement for Being Julia, as the trailers will be playing in front of another eagerly awaited film: The Terminal.”

Being Julia is a delicious tale of amorous folly and revenge starring Academy Award Nominee Annette Bening (American Beauty) Academy Award Winner Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune).

Being Julia is produced by Robert Lantos (Sunshine) and directed by Academy Award Winner Istvan Szabo (Sunshine, Mephisto). It is written by Academy Award Winner Ronald Harwood (The Pianist) and based on the novel Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham.

Joining Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons are Bruce Greenwood (Ararat), Juliet Stevenson (Bend It Like Beckham) Myriam Margolyes (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets). Lucy Punch (Ella Enchanted), Shaun Evans (the boys from County Clare), Sheila McCarthy (Rare Birds), Maury Chaykin (Dancing With Wolves), Tom Sturridge (Gulliver’s Travels), Michael Gambon (Gosford Park). The film marks Robert Lantos second collaboration with director Istvan Szabo.

Celebrating its 84th anniversary, Famous Players is Canada’s top grossing theatrical exhibitor. Internationally recognized for its superior technology and innovation in theatre design and guest services, the company operates a total of 84 locations with 794 screens across the country, including IMAX theatres and its partnership with Alliance Atlantis. Famous Players is a division of Viacom Canada Inc.