Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Denzel Washington in “Flight” Will Close New York Film Festival


The Film Society of Lincoln Center just announced that their closing film will be the world premiere of “Flight” starring Denzel Washington. Bob Zemeckis directed an all star cast in this Paramount Pictures film that twists the Sully Sullenberger story into fiction. Denzel plays a pilot who safely lands a plane full of passengers during a crash. But then it turns out there are secrets and lies about the whole thing. John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo, Bruce Greenwood and Kelly Reilly co-star. “Flight,” written by John Gatins, will play the NYFF on October 14th. The film opens officially on November 2nd.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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