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Press Release
Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand and Sissy Spacek to Star in Untitled
Niki Caro Project for Warner Bros. Pictures in Association with Participant

Tuesday February 1, 3:50 pm ET

Inspiring Drama Also Stars Woody Harrelson, Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins,
Jeremy Renner and Michelle Monaghan
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 1, 2005-- Academy Award-winning
actresses Charlize Theron ("The Life and Death of Peter Sellers," "Monster"),
Frances McDormand ("Laurel Canyon," "Fargo") and Sissy Spacek ("A Home
at the End of the World," "In the Bedroom") will star in the upcoming
drama Untitled Niki Caro Project for director Niki Caro ("Whale Rider"),
presented by Warner Bros. Pictures in association with Participant
Productions. The film will also star Woody Harrelson ("Will & Grace,"
"The People vs. Larry Flynt"), Sean Bean ("National Treasure," "Troy"),
Richard Jenkins ("Shall We Dance," "Intolerable Cruelty") and Michelle
Monaghan ("Syriana," "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"). The announcement was
made today by Jeff Robinov, President of Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
"Niki Caro is one of the most talented directors working today," Robinov said.
"Like `Whale Rider,' this film explores the conflicts that arise when change
disrupts the long-held traditions of a community. We are thrilled to be
collaborating with Niki and this stellar cast, led by Charlize, Frances and Sissy."
Theron plays single mom Josie Aimes, who rallies her female coworkers to rise
above unfair treatment they face at a local mining company. McDormand plays
Glory, Josie's closest friend; Spacek and Jenkins are Josie's parents, Alice and
Hank; Bean plays Glory's boyfriend Kyle; Harrelson is Josie's lawyer; Renner is
Bobby, a mineworker and Josie's former classmate; and Monaghan plays Sherry,
Josie's fellow mineworker. Directed by Niki Caro and written by Michael Seitzman
("Here on Earth"), inspired by the book titled "Class Action: The Story of
Lois Jenson and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law,"
by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler, the film is being produced by
Nick Wechsler, with Nana Greenwald, Jeff Skoll, Helen Bartlett and Doug
Claybourne serving as executive producers. Two-time Oscar-winning
cinematographer Chris Menges is the director of photography.
Untitled Niki Caro Project will begin production in mid-February in New
Mexico and Minnesota, and will be released worldwide by Warner Bros.
Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


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