De Niro's 'What' to get October release

June 11, 2008 at 11:37 AM
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LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Wagner/Cuban Companies announced that a release date has been set for the latest 2929 Productions film, "What Just Happened."

The movie was directed by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson and is based on the best-selling memoir by veteran Hollywood producer Art Linson, who also wrote the screenplay.

Starring Robert De Niro, Catherine Keener, Stanley Tucci, Robin Wright Penn, John Turturro, Michael Wincott, Bruce Willis, Sean Penn and Kristen Stewart, it is to open Oct. 3 in the United States and will be released through 2929's sister company, Magnolia Pictures.

The film was produced by 2929 Productions and Linson, with De Niro and Jane Rosenthal's Tribeca Productions.

Wagner/Cuban Companies described the movie as "a winningly sharp comedy about two nail-biting, back-stabbing, roller-coaster weeks in the world of a middle-aged Hollywood producer (De Niro) as he tries to juggle an actual life with an outrageous series of crises in his day job."

"Although this movie is set in Hollywood, it's really a story about contemporary American life that all of us can relate to," Russell Schwartz, who is working on the film's marketing and distribution strategy, said in a statement.

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