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"The Queen" Opens New York Film Festival

helenmirren.jpgGenerating buzz today is the announcement of the opening film for the 2006 New York Film Festival. Stephen Frears's "The Queen" will have its North American premiere when the festival kicks off on September 29.

"The Queen" is being described as a "darkly comic docudrama" about the Royals' reaction to the death of Princess Diana. A Miramax Films pic, cast includes Michael Sheen as Tony Blair, James Cromwell as Prince Philip and Alex Jennings as Prince Charles. Dame Helen Mirren stars as Queen Elizabeth (pictured). The other famous Dame must've been booked when shooting started for the flick (isn't she always the Queen?)

Frears has been making movies since the sixties. More recently, he's put his influence into "High Fidelity" and "Mrs. Henderson Presents" (maybe he'd had his fill of Dench?).

Miramax plans an October distribution for "The Queen."


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