New Posters for 13, CLIENT 9, A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN, and LIFE AS WE KNOW IT

     September 14, 2010

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We can separate today’s collection of posters neatly into “romantic comedy” and “numerical,” starting with the latter.  Director Géla Babluani assembled Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, 50 Cent, Alexander Skarsgård, and Ray Winstone (among others) to remake his own French thriller 13 Tzameti, with the sparse new title 13.  A bit lower on the number line, documentarian Alex Gibney (Casino Jack) was inspired by our nation’s most mischevious governor of late for Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

After the jump, you can likewise check out new posters for a pair of rom-coms: the Gael García Bernal/Kate Hudson-led A Little Bit of Heaven (formerly Earthbound), and Life as We Know It, headlined by Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel.

13 hit SXSW in March, and was pencilled for a 2010 release, though I don’t see a U.S. distributor attached.  This cast would look good on a DVD cover, though, so I imagine it will eventually hit home video at the very least.  Via IMP Awards:

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A naïve young man assumes a dead man’s identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Elliott Spitzer is set to hit theaters on November 5th.

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This documentary feature takes an in-depth look at the rapid rise and dramatic fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. Nicknamed “The Sheriff of Wall Street,” when he was NY’s Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted crimes by America’s largest financial institutions and some of the most powerful executives in the country.  After his election as Governor, with the largest margin in the state’s history, many believed Spitzer was on his way to becoming the nation’s first Jewish President. Then, shockingly, Spitzer’s meteoric rise turned into a precipitous fall when the New York Times revealed that Spitzer – the paragon of rectitude – had been caught seeing prostitutes.   As his powerful enemies gloated, his supporters questioned the timing of it all: as the Sheriff fell, so did the financial markets, in a cataclysm that threatened to unravel the global economy. With unique access to the escort world and well as friends, colleagues and enemies of the ex-Governor (many of whom have come forward for the first time) the film explores the hidden contours of this tale of hubris, sex, and power.

The film formerly known as Earthbound will land in theaters sometime in 2011, thus completing Bernal’s entry into American romantic comedy.  He tested the waters with the scene-friendly Science of Sleep, played “the other guy” in Letters to Juliet, and now he’s starring opposite Kate Hudson.  Hmm.  Via IMP Awards:

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Marley Corbett, a carefree woman with a promising career, great friends, and witty sense of humor, learns that she has terminal cancer. She is told the news by Dr. Goldstein, a successful doctor with a hardened exterior, who is deeply impressed and affected by the way Marley accepts the news of her fate with humor and dignity. From there, Marley and Julian find themselves falling in love, and doing thei r best to make the most of the time they have left.

Finally, Juntos Pelo Acaso opens on October 8th.  Brazilian poster courtesy of Cine Pop [via IMP Awards]

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Holly Berenson is an up-and-coming caterer and Eric Messer is a promising network sports director. After a disastrous first date, the only thing they have in common is their dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter, Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in the world, Holly and Eric are forced to put their differences aside. Juggling career ambitions and competing social calendars, they’ll have to find some common ground while living under one roof.

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