A LOOK AT THE 2010 FALL FILM SLATE






FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Here are highlights of the fall film slate. Dates are subject to change and some films will play in limited release.

SEPTEMBER

THE AMERICAN: GEORGE CLOONEY plays an assassin who finds romance and tranquility in the Italian countryside as he prepares for one last assignment.

BURIED: An American driver (RYAN REYNOLDS) in Iraq wakes up buried in a coffin with only a dying cellphone and a lighter.

JACK GOES BOATING: PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN directs and stars as an awkward limo driver who finds the prospect of romance with another shy soul (AMY RYAN).

LEE DANIELS PRESENTS: PRINCE OF BROADWAY: PRECIOUS director LEE DANIELS is a producer on this tale of a street hustler suddenly faced with fatherhood.

LIKE DANDELION DUST: MIRA SORVINO stars in a drama of a custody dispute between the biological parents of a 4 year old boy and the people that adopted him.

LOVELY, STILL: A lonely old man (MARTIN LANDAU) gets a fresh taste of romance with a mystery woman (ELLEN BURSTYN).

MACHETE: A Mexican ex police officer (Danny Trejo) seeks vengeance against the organization that betrayed him. With ROBERT DE NIRO and JESSICA ALBA.

THE TOWN: BEN AFFLECK directs and stars as a bank robber who falls for a woman (REBECCA HALL) his gang took hostage on their last job.

WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS: MICHAEL DOUGLAS and OLIVER STONE resurrect financial shark Gordon Gekko amid the 2008 meltdown. With SHIA LaBEOUF.

YOU AGAIN: A woman and her mother (KRISTEN BELL and JAMIE LEE CURTIS) face their old high school rivals at a family wedding. With SIGOURNEY WEAVER.

YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER: WOODY ALLEN’S latest stars NAOMI WATTS, ANTHONY HOPKINS, ANTONIO BANDERAS and JOSH BROLIN in a tale of messy relationships.

OCTOBER

THE COMPANY MEN: A sales executive (BEN AFFLECK) copes with hard times after his company downsizes. With TOMMY LEE JONES, KEVIN COSTNER.

CONVICTION: HILARY SWANK stars as a woman on an 18 year crusade to clear her brother (SAM ROCKWELL) on a murder conviction.

HEREAFTER: MATT DAMON stars in CLINT EASTWOOD’S drama about an American, Frenchwoman and London boy whose lives cross after they’re touched by death.

LET ME IN: A troubled boy (Kodi Smit McPhee) finds friendship with a young vampire (CHLOE MORETZ) in an adaptation of the best seller LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT: A quarrelsome pair (KATHERINE HEIGL and JOSH DUHAMEL) must set aside their differences to care for their orphaned goddaughter.

NOWHERE BOY: Young JOHN LENNON (AARON JOHNSON) suffers through mother issues in the formative years of THE BEATLES. With KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS.

RED: Former agents (BRUCE WILLIS, MORGAN FREEMAN, HELEN MIRREN and JOHN MALKOVICH) are caught in a deadly pursuit as they seek to uncover a CIA conspiracy.

SECRETARIAT: DIANE LANE stars as the woman who pushed the legendary horse to a Triple Crown victory in 1973. With JOHN MALKOVICH.

THE SOCIAL NETWORK: Director DAVID FINCHER chronicles the drama behind the founding of Facebook. With Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake.

STONE: A prison inmate (EDWARD NORTON) uses his wife (MILLA JOVOVICH) to manipulate a parole officer (ROBERT DE NIRO).

TAMARA DREWE: STEPHEN FREARS directs a British pastoral romp about a writer (Gemma Arterton) whose homecoming sends her village into an uproar.

WILD TARGET: An assassin (BILL NIGHY) picks up an apprentice (RUPERT GRINT) and falls for an intended victim (EMILY BLUNT) in this British crime comedy.

NOVEMBER

BURLESQUE: A restaurant server (Christina Aguilera) aspires to take the stage at the flashy lounge where she works. With CHER, STANLEY TUCCI, KRISTEN BELL, JULIANNE HOUGH.

FAIR GAME: NAOMI WATTS and SEAN PENN star in a drama about CIA operative VALERIE PLAME, whose cover was blown by a Bush administration leak.

HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1: The teen wizard (Daniel Radcliffe) hits the highway en route for his final showdown with the evil Voldemort.

THE KING’S SPEECH: Queen Elizabeth II’s dad, King George VI (COLIN FIRTH), works with a therapist (GEOFFREY RUSH) to overcome a speech impediment.

LOVE & OTHER DRUGS: A slick Viagra salesperson (JAKE GYLLENHAAL) falls for a free spirited woman (ANNE HATHAWAY).

MADE IN DAGENHAM: Women at a British Ford plant fight for the same pay as male coworkers in the 1960s. With SALLY HAWKINS, BOB HOSKINS.

MORNING GLORY: A tough newsperson (HARRISON FORD) and an ex beauty queen (DIANE KEATON) clash after a TV producer (RACHEL McADAMS) pairs them as morning news hosts.

THE NEXT THREE DAYS: A man (RUSSELL CROWE) plots to break his wife (ELIZABETH BANKS) out of prison after she’s convicted in a murder she claims she didn’t commit.

TANGLED: MANDY MOORE provides the voice of Rapunzel in an animated musical about the fairy tale teen with really long hair.

UNSTOPPABLE: Denzel Washington and Chris Pine try to hit the brakes on a runaway train loaded with deadly toxins. Tony Scott directs.

DECEMBER

ANOTHER YEAR: MIKE LEIGH directs an ensemble tale of friends and relations struggling for love and connections. With JIM BROADBENT.

BLACK SWAN: A ballet dancer (NATALIE PORTMAN) finds her dark side emerging in competition with a rival (MILA KUNIS) for the lead in SWAN LAKE.

BLUE VALENTINE: RYAN GOSLING and MICHELLE WILLIAMS star in a drama about the hopeful beginning and agonizing disintegration of a marriage.

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER: C.S. LEWIS’ fantasy series continues aboard a magical sea voyage. With TILDA SWINTON.

COUNTRY STRONG: GWYNETH PALTROW plays a fallen country star aiming to revive her career on a tour with a rising songwriter (Garrett Hedlund). With TIM McGRAW.

THE DEBT: HELEN MIRREN and SAM WORTHINGTON star in a thriller about a Mossad agent taking care of unfinished business involving a Nazi butcher.

THE FIGHTER: MARK WAHLBERG and CHRISTIAN BALE star in a boxing drama about brothers going in opposite directions who rally to triumph in the ring.

GULLIVER’S TRAVELS: JACK BLACK is Jonathan Swift’s wandering hero in a modern take on Gulliver’s visit to the tiny people of Lilliput. With Emily Blunt.

HOW DO YOU KNOW: REESE WITHERSPOON, OWEN WILSON, PAUL RUDD and JACK NICHOLSON star in a comedy about a woman torn between her ballplayer boyfriend and a new man.

LITTLE FOCKERS: ROBERT DE NIRO and BEN STILLER resume their uneasy in law relationship in the latest in the MEET THE PARENTS franchise.

MIRAL: A Palestinian girl struggles through her youth in war torn East Jerusalem. With FREIDA PINTO, WILLEM DAFOE and VANESSA REDGRAVE.

NIGHT CATCHES US: A former Black Panther (ANTHONY MACKIE) has an uneasy homecoming to his old neighbourhood in 1976. With KERRY WASHINGTON.

SOMEWHERE: Director SOFIA COPPOLA spins the story of a party boy actor (STEPHEN DORFF) reassessing his life when his daughter (ELLE FANNING) comes to visit.

THE TEMPEST: In a gender switch, HELEN MIRREN stars as sorcerer Prospera in director JULIE TAYMOR’S take on SHAKESPEARE’S island fantasy.

THE TOURIST: JOHNNY DEPP and ANGELINA JOLIE star in a thriller about a brokenhearted man swept up in danger on a visit to Italy.

TRON: LEGACY: JEFF BRIDGES reprises his role from 1982’s TRON as a video game genius whose son (Garrett Hedlund) ventures into a cyber realm to find his dad.

TRUE GRIT: JEFF BRIDGES is boozy law enforcer Rooster Cogburn in JOEL and ETHAN COEN’S remake of the JOHN WAYNE western. With MATT DAMON.

YOGI BEAR: DAN AYKROYD and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE provide the voices of Yogi and his pal Boo Boo in a big screen take on the cartoon bear.

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