Bringing the film abroad, Robert Redford will get his latest directorial effort "Lions for Lambs" premiered at this year’s London Film Festival, which is going to host 184 full-length films and 133 shorts from 43 countries.
Pic will have its first screening on October 22, 2007 at Odeon Leicester Square as part of Gala and Special Screenings program. Redford, who also takes starring part in the political drama, is expected to attend the event alongside co-stars Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep.
Apart from "Lambs", the Gala and Special Screenings slot will mark London premieres of handfuls of other Hollywood features as well. Included in the lineup are CGI animated flick "Bee Movie", Todd Haynes’ "I'm Not There", documentary movie "Sicko", and drama film "Things We Lost in the Fire", to name few.
The festival, held every year by the British Film Institute since 1956, is slated to open next month on date 17 with Russian mob drama "Eastern Promises" and will close on November 1, marked by the screening of Wes Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited." British directorial talent is represented by Nick Broomfield's "Battle for Haditha" and Richard Attenborough's "Closing the Ring", which centers on a young man's journey to find the owner of a ring belonging to a U.S. World War II bomber pilot.