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Miramax Plans Flood of Films

The archives of Miramax are rumbling and a cinematic purge may soon be near. The New York Times (registration required) says the impending departure of Miramax co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein could precipitate the release of 22 films in seven months. Miramax, which is owned by Disney, will be handed over to new managers in September. A source tells the Times the Miramax movie exodus aims to "clean the pipeline" for the incoming team. Nice choice of words.

Films noted in the article include:

  • "The Great Raid" -- A WWII prison drama starring Benjamin Bratt and James Franco.

  • "Mindhunters" -- A group of newbie FBI profilers put their skills to the test when one of them emerges as a serial killer. LL Cool J, Christian Slater and Val Kilmer star in this Renny Harlin film, which has already been released internationally.

  • "Prozac Nation" -- Starring Christina Ricci, this movie has been in the can since 2001 (here's our review). Rights were recently sold to the Starz! cable channel.

  • "Proof" -- A prestige picture packing an A-list cast (Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins), the Times says "Proof" was slated for release late last year but missed its shot at awards glory because of a delay. A new U.S. release date hasn't been set.
-- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on February 23, 2005 07:38 PM
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