Universal Pictures Present Fall Movies Line-Up

Universal Pictures Present Fall Movies Line-Up
Providing movie lovers with a variety of film choices for this coming Fall, Universal Pictures have unveiled the thorough Fall Preview Line Up of their forthcoming movies.

As Summer is coming to an end and Fall is fast approaching, Universal Pictures have let out their complete Fall Preview Line Up. The list contains a diverse selection of movies from based-on-true story drama "Flash of Genius" to children fantasy book adaptation "The Tale of Despereaux".

All of the information of those six films can be viewed below.

Flash of Genius The Express Changeling Role Models Frost/Nixon The Tale of Despereaux
Flash of Genius

Flash of Genius

Based on The New Yorker Article Flash of Genius by: John Seabrook

Release date: October 3, 2008
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney, Alan Alda
Directed by: Marc Abraham
Written by: Philip Railsback
Produced by: Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, Michael Lieber
Executive Producers: Jon Glickman, J. Miles Dale, Eric Newman, Tom Bliss
Official Site: www.flashofgenius.net

Based on the true story of college professor and part-time inventor Robert Kearns' (Greg Kinnear) long battle with the U.S. automobile industry, Flash of Genius tells the tale of one man whose fight to receive recognition for his ingenuity would come at a heavy price. But this determined engineer refused to be silenced, and he took on the corporate titans in a battle that nobody thought he could win.
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The Express

The Express

Based on the Book "Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express" by: Robert Gallagher

Release date: October 10, 2008
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Rob Brown, Omar Benson Miller, Clancy Brown and Charles S. Dutton
Directed by: Gary Fleder
Written by: Charles Leavitt
Produced by: John Davis
Executive Producers: Derek Dauchy, Arne L. Schmidt, Ryan Kavanaugh
Official Site: www.theexpressmovie.com

Based on a true story, The Express follows the extraordinary life of college football hero Ernie Davis (Rob Brown), the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. His fight for equality and respect forever changed the face of American sports, and his story continues to inspire new generations.
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Release date: October 24, 2008
Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Cast: Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Michael Kelly
Produced and Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Written by: J. Michael Straczynski
Produced by: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Rob Lorenz
Executive Producers: Tim Moore, Jim Whitaker

Clint Eastwood directs Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich in a provocative drama based on actual events: Changeling. In the film, Christine Collins' (Jolie) prayers are met when her kidnapped son is returned. But amidst the frenzy of the photo-op reunion, she realizes this child is not hers. Facing corrupt police and a skeptical public, she desperately hunts for answers, only to be confronted by a truth that will change her forever.
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Role Models

Role Models

Release date: November 7, 2008
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Seann William Scott, Paul Rudd, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jane Lynch, Bobb'e J.Thompson and Elizabeth Banks
Directed by: David Wain
Writers: David Wain, Paul Rudd, Ken Marino, Tim Dowling, W. Blake Herron
Producers: Mary Parent, Scott Stuber, Luke Greenfield
Executive Producers: Dan Kolsrud, Matt Seigel, William Sherak, Jason Shuman
Official Site: www.rolemodelsmovie.com


Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott star in Role Models as Danny and Wheeler, two salesmen who trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn't look half bad.
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Based on the Stageplay by: Peter Morgan

Release date: December 5, 2008
Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Cast: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones, Matthew Macfadyen, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell
Directed by: Ron Howard
Screenplay by: Peter Morgan
Producers: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Executive Producers: Peter Morgan, Matthew Byam Shaw, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin, Karen Kehela Sherwood, David Bernardi, Todd Hallowell
Official Site: www.frostnixon.net

OscarR-winning director Ron Howard brings to the screen writer Peter Morgan's (The Queen, The Last King of Scotland) electrifying battle between Richard Nixon, the disgraced president with a legacy to save, and David Frost, a jet-setting television personality with a name to make, in the untold story of the historic encounter that changed both: Frost/Nixon. Reprising their roles from Morgan's stageplay are Frank Langella, who won a Tony for his portrayal of Nixon, and Michael Sheen, who fully inhabited the part of Frost onstage in London and New York.
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The Tale of Despereaux

The Tale of Despereaux

Based on the Book by: Kate DiCamillo

Release date: December 19, 2008
Genre: Animated Adventure
Rating: Not yet rated
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Robbie Coltrane, Frances Conroy, Tony Hale, Ciaran Hinds, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Kevin Kline, Frank Langella, Christopher Lloyd, William H. Macy, James Nesbitt, Stanley Tucci, Tracey Ullman, Emma Watson and Sigourney Weaver
Directed by: Sam Fell, Rob Stevenhagen
Screenplay by: Gary Ross
Produced by: Gary Ross, Allison Thomas
Executive Producers: William Sargent, Ryan Kavanaugh, David Lipman, Robin Bissell

Official Site: www.thetaleofdespereauxmovie.com

Once upon a time, in the faraway kingdom of Dor, there was magic in the air, laughter aplenty and gallons of mouthwatering soup. But an accident left the King broken-hearted, the Princess filled with longing and the townsfolk without their soup. Sunlight disappeared. The world became gray. All hope was lost in this land.. until Despereaux Tilling was born.
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