Charlie Wilson’s War to release on 21 December


MUMBAI: Universal Pictures has accelerated the release date of “Charlie Wilson’s War” by four days, moving the film from 25 December, 2007, to 21 December.


Universal Pictures president of marketing and distribution Adam Fogelson stated, “We saw an opportunity to advance the release of this film and are taking advantage of that. We’ve seen how strongly “Charlie Wilson’s War” plays and can’t wait to get it in front of audiences everywhere. We are confident that their enthusiastic word-of-mouth will be one of the things that helps us continue playing strongly through this terrific movie going period.”


The film, starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman, tells the outrageous true story of how one congressman who loved a good time, one Houston socialite who loved a good cause and one CIA agent who loved a good fight conspired to bring about the largest covert operation in history. Director Mike Nichols, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman bring George Crile’s best-selling book to the screen.


Universal Pictures Presents — In Association with Relativity Media and Participant Productions — A Playtone Production of a Mike Nichols Film: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Charlie Wilson’s War,” starring Amy Adams and Ned Beatty. Music for the film is by James Newton Howard. The costume designer is Albert Wolsky; co-producer is Mike Haley. The visual effects supervisor is Richard Edlund, ASC. The film is edited by John Bloom and Antonia Van Drimmelen; the production designer is Victor Kempster.


The director of photography is Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC. Executive producers are Celia Costas, Ryan Kavanaugh and Jeff Skoll. The film is produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. “Charlie Wilson’s War” is based on the book by George Crile, and it is from a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. The film is directed by Mike Nichols.