World Premiere of Columbia Pictures' ADAPTATION

PRNewswire
Nov 26, 2002

                      Tuesday, December 3rd - 7:00pm
                          Mann Village, Westwood

                         YOUR COVERAGE IS INVITED
                    YOU MUST RSVP TO COVER THIS EVENT

   CONTACTS:  TV/Print, Nathan Marcy, +1-310-244-4446, or
              International requests, Alex Ritchie, +1-310-244-2078, or
              Photographers, Matt Young, +1-310-244-4865, all for
              Columbia Pictures

         ADAPTATION opens in limited release on December 6, 2002

   WHAT:   WORLD PREMIERE OF COLUMBIA PICTURES' "Adaptation"

Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing -- and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald (also Nicolas Cage). While struggling to adapt "The Orchid Thief," by Susan Orlean (Meryl Streep), Kaufman's life spins from pathetic to bizarre. The lives of Kaufman, Orlean and John Laroche (Chris Cooper), the orchid poacher and the subject of Orlean's book, become strangely intertwined as each one's search for passion collides with the others'. Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze.

   WHO:    FROM THE FILM:  Nicolas Cage, Chris Cooper, Director Spike Jonze,
           Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, Producers Edward Saxon, Vincent
           Landay and Jonathan Demme, Author of The Orchid Thief -- Susan
           Orlean (portrayed in the film by Meryl Streep), Subject of The
           Orchid Thief -- John Laroche (portrayed in the film by Chris
           Cooper), Renowned Screenwriting Lecturer Robert McKee (portrayed
           in the film by Brian Cox), Cara Seymour, Judy Greer.

           ADDITIONAL GUESTS INCLUDE:  Lisa Marie Presley, Sofia Coppola,
           Ellen DeGeneres, Ridley Scott, Crispin Glover, Tom Waits,
           Simon Baker, Kristin Davis, John Laroquette, Dermot Mulroney,
           Catherine Keener.

   WHEN:   Tuesday, December 3rd
           Press Call Time       5:00pm
           Arrivals              6:00pm
           Screening             7:00pm

   WHERE:  Mann Village
           961 Broxton Ave.
           Westwood

   PARTY IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SCREENING AT:

          UCLA Hammer Museum
          10899 Wilshire Blvd.
          Westwood

PRNewswire -- Nov. 26

SOURCE: Columbia Pictures


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