Michael Douglas’ ‘King’ at the Toronto Film Fest


MUMBAI: After captivating audiences with his raw comedic performance at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Michael Douglas’ King Of California takes center stage at the 32nd annual Toronto International Film Festival on 11 September, 2007. The film will open in New York and Los Angeles on 14 September, 2007.


The film stars Michael Douglas as a fresh-out-of-the-institution father, and Evan Rachel Wood as his emancipated teenage daughter. The two venture together on a quest for an ancient Spanish treasure buried beneath their local Costco in this darkly funny and surprisingly hopeful take on the modern family and the American dream. King Of California is directed and written by first-time filmmaker Mike Cahill.


“We’re honored the festival has chosen to show King Of California. Michael Douglas’ performance is superb. The film is funny, yet exceptionally poignant. Mike Cahill has proven to be a director to watch in the future,” says film producer and Millennium Films president Boaz Davidson.


King Of California is presented by First Look Studios and Millennium Films in association with Emmett/Furla Films, an Alexander Payne and Michael London production. The film is executive produced by Danny Dimbort, Boaz Davidson, Trevor Short, John Thompson, George Furla, Elisa Salinas and Vance Owen and produced by Avi Lerner and Randall Emmett.


“As a first-time director I am very privileged to have worked with such a talented cast. This film is quite special and I am thrilled it will be seen at the festival,” says director Mike Cahill.


King Of California will also be featured at the Deauville Film Festival, where Douglas will be honored with a career tribute.