The story centers on a roadtrip to Memphis undertaken by a wheelchair-bound former singer and her friend. Both have faced tragedy in their lives, and each becomes the other's chief support.
The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, the Founding Sponsor of the Festival, today announced that Freakonomics will serve as the closing gala of the Festival on April 30. The Festival will also host a gala premiere of Letters to Juliet on April 25 and a special presentation of My Own Love Song. The 9th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) will run from April 21 to May 2, 2010.
From the innovative documentary filmmakers behind Super Size Me, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Jesus Camp, Why We Fight and "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, comes Freakonomics, a dynamic adaptation of the smash bestselling book, "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Exposes the Hidden Side of Everything" by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. The groundbreaking book spent more than 2 years on the New York Times Bestseller list and is now one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. Directed by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, Academy Award nominee Morgan Spurlock, Academy Award nominees Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, Eugene Jarecki and Seth Gordon, Freakonomics will have its world premiere at TFF as the closing gala of the Festival and is produced by Chad Troutwine (Paris, je t'aime) and Green Film Company's Chris Romano and Dan O'Meara (By The People: The Election of Barack Obama) with financial services by Cold Fusion Media.Read More
Nick Nolte has joined the cast of Olivier Dahan's new film. According to Variety, Nolte has come aboard My Own Love Song, which is being written and directed by Olivier Dahan (La Vie en Rose).
The film stars Renee Zelwegger and Forest Whitaker and revolves around a former singer, now confined to a wheelchair, who embarks on a road trip with her friend to Memphis. It's unclear what role Nolte will have in the film.Read More