In celebrating the coming of its much-anticipated caper comedy "Ocean's Thirteen" next month, Warner Bros. Pictures has delightfully revealed that the starry cast and filmmakers of the flick will be going around the States for a number of events leading up to the film's June 8 release with two of them benefiting the aid group the International Rescue Committee for Not On Our Watch.
The events will kick off in Hollywood at Grauman's Chinese Theatre with the Hand & Footprint Ceremony held for stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon plus producer Jerry Weintraub on Tuesday, June 5 at 11:30 am. It will then be followed by the North American premiere of the film later that evening at the same place, starting at 7:00 pm and attended by the all-star cast as well as Weintraub, director Steven Soderbergh, and screenwriters Brian Koppelman and David Levien.
Next stop will be the sparkling city of Las Vegas where a special benefit screening of the picture will open this year's CineVegas Film Festival on June 6 before heading east to Chicago the day after for another premiere hosted by Vanity Fair. The latter will also serve to benefit the International Rescue Committee for Not On Our Watch, a humanitarian organization whose initiative is to support existing Darfur relief efforts and to ensure the protection of civilians in that region.
"It was such a privilege to reunite with Steven Soderbergh and an amazing cast to make 'Ocean's 13'," Weintraub remarked as he gave comments on the upcoming events. "I am very proud of the film, and I am excited about premiering the film in multiple cities across the country. However, the thing I am most proud of by far is that these events will benefit a cause that is very important to me and my colleagues."