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New Line Cinema Greenlights Fracture, Starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling


November 09, 2005, New Line Cinema has greenlit production on the thriller Fracture, starring Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) and Ryan Gosling (The Notebook), it was announced by New Line Production President Toby Emmerich.

Fracture, which is being directed by Greg Hoblit (Hart’s War, Primal Fear) and produced by Castle Rock Entertainment and Chuck Weinstock, is scheduled for a February 2006 production start in Los Angeles.

Written by Dan Pyne (The Sum of All Fears, The Manchurian Candidate) and Glenn Gers, Fracture revolves around an assistant district attorney who becomes a crusader for justice when a man who tries to murder his wife – a woman that is now in a coma – goes free on a series of technicalities.

“Greg Hoblit has a proven track record with high concept thrillers and he’s really in his element with this material,” says Emmerich.

Fracture is being overseen for New Line by Emmerich and production executives Michael Disco and Sam Brown.

About New Line Cinema Corporation:
Founded almost 40 years ago, New Line Cinema is the most successful independent film company in the world. Its mission is to produce innovative, popular and profitable entertainment in the best creative environment. In addition to the production, marketing and distribution of theatrical motion pictures, the fully-integrated studio has divisions devoted to home entertainment, television, music, theater, merchandising and an international unit. In 2005, New Line partnered with HBO to form Picturehouse, a new theatrical distribution company to release independent films. A pioneer in franchise filmmaking, New Line’s Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most successful film franchises in history. New Line is a division of Time Warner, Inc. (TWX).


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