OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT STORY
GEFFEN PICTURES' "INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE."
STARRING TOM CRUISE, BRAD PITT, ANTONIO BANDERAS. STEPHEN REA,
KIRSTEN DUNST AND CHRISTIAN SLATER, TO OPEN HERE
- Warner Bros. Will Distribute Worldwide -
"Interview With The Vampire," Geffen Pictures' thriller directed by Neil Jordan and based on Anne Rice's best-selling novel of the same name, will open on ________ at the ________ Theater(s). Starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Kirsten Dunst and Christian Slater, "Interview With The Vampire" is a story of desire, love, yearning, grief, terror and ecstasy, filmed on location in New Orleans, San Francisco, Paris and England's Pinewood Studios.
"Interview With The Vampire" is the film version of the first book of Rice's celebrated series known as "The Vampire Chronicles." Warner Bros. will distribute the motion picture worldwide.
Tom Cruise's first major role was in "Taps" and was followed by his breakthrough film, "Risky Business," and the blockbuster "Top Gun." Cruise co-starred with Paul Newman in Martin Scorsese' s "The Color of Money," and with Dustin Hoffman in Barry Levinson's Academy Award-winning "Rain Man." His performance in Oliver Stone's "Born on the Fourth of July" earned Cruise a Best Actor Academy Award nomination, a Golden Globe Award and a People's Choice Award.
Cruise also starred in Ron Howard's "Far and Away" and in "A Few Good Men" for director Rob Reiner, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In 1993, he starred in Sydney Pollack's "The Firm." Cruise's other film credits include "Endless Love," "The Outsiders," "Losin' It," "All the Right Moves," "Legend," "Cocktail" and "Days of Thunder."
Brad Pitt made a strong impression on filmgoers in Ridley Scott's "Thelma and Louise" and in Robert Redford's "A River Runs Through It." He next starred in "Kalifornia," which won the Film Critics' Jury Prize at the Montreal Film Festival. He also had a cameo role in Tony Scott's "True Romance," and stars in "Legends of the Fall," directed by Ed Zwick.
Pitt's other credits include "Johnny Suede," which won the 1992 Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno Film Festival; Ralph Bakshi's "Cool World"; "Across the Tracks"; and "Dark Side of the Sun." His next project is "Seven," in which he stars opposite Morgan Freeman under the direction of David Fincher.
Antonio Banderas made his American film debut starring opposite Armand Assante in Warner Bros.' "The Mambo Kings." Since then, he co-starred in Jonathan Demme's "Philadelphia" and in Bille August's "House of the Spirits" with Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close and Winona Ryder. He will soon be seen starring in "Miami" with Sarah Jessica Parker and in "Love and Shadows." His next film project is the starring role in Robert Rodriguez's feature-length version of "El Mariachi."
Banderas made his film debut in Pedro Almodovar's "Labyrinth of Passion." He has starred in five Almodovar films, including "Law of Desire," "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" and "Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down!," which earned him Spain's equivalent of an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. Banderas has appeared in more than 30 Spanish films.