Attention, Toronto Film Festival-goers . . . John Malkovich to attend THE LIBERTINE screening!

The Toronto International Film Festival has added John Malkovich to its list of celebrities attending this year’s festival. No doubt Mr. Malkovich’s appearance will be in connection with the showing of THE LIBERTINE as a work-in-progress at the festival on Thursday, September 16th. As the producer as well as a star of the film–Malkovich plays King Charles II to Johnny Depp’s Earl of Rochester–Mr. Malkovich is responsible for securing US distribution for THE LIBERTINE. Industry insiders have forecast a lively bidding war for rights to distribute the film to the US market. We certainly hope that proves true, and that Mr. Malkovich has a wonderful and highly successful visit to Toronto! The Zone thanks Joni for breaking this story.

New dates for Johnny Depp's U.S. press junket for FINDING NEVERLAND ~~October 23-25

The dates for Johnny’s press junket in support of the U.S. release of FINDING NEVERLAND are now October 23rd through October 25th, Emma reports. Johnny will be in New York City, giving interviews to the media. Although there is no official word about where Johnny will appear, we hope he books return visits with David Letterman and Charlie Rose–their previous interviews with Johnny were outstanding. Thanks, Emma, for keeping the Zone updated with Johnny’s ever-changing schedule!

UK premiere of FINDING NEVERLAND, scheduled for October 17, 2004, to benefit J. M. Barrie's favorite charity!

The UK premiere of Marc Forster’s FINDING NEVERLAND, starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, is scheduled for October 17, 2004 at the Odeon in London’s Leicester Square. No time has been announced yet. UK fans who can muster 200 pounds can attend the film and an after-show party which includes a champagne reception and dinner. Prices to attend the film only–no after-party–are 50 pounds for a seat in the circle and a mere 25 pounds for a seat in the stalls. The premiere will benefit the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity–the same hospital which the royalties from Sir James Barrie’s PETER PAN have supported for the past one hundred years. A lovely touch . . . and one which J. M. Barrie himself would have thoroughly approved.

At the present time, you can’t actually purchase a ticket outright–when you call the contact number, you can leave your name and address and ask to be sent an application for tickets. The contact telephone number is 020 7916 5678. Callers outside the UK will need to add the appropriate international phone prefix. It is not clear whether tickets will be awarded on a first come, first served basis or if they will be awarded by lottery to qualified applicants. Prospective ticket buyers might want to ask that question when they call for an application.

Although this seems like an event Johnny would probably attend–at least for a stroll down the red carpet and into the theater, after which he might quickly exit–his participation has not been confirmed, so let the buyer beware. The Zone thanks Emma for breaking the story. You can read the details here.