Screen Gems 2010 Preview: Synopses and Images from DEAR JOHN, DEATH AT A FUNERAL, TAKERS, PRIEST, THE ROOMATE and More

     December 22, 2009

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Screen Gems has released synopses and some first look images from their 2010 films and it’s all after the jump.  Some of the new/first look images are from The Roomate (starring Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly), Death at a Funeral (starring Peter Dinklage, Danny Glover, Martin Lawrence, James Marsden, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Zoë Saldaña), and Takers (starring Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, and Hayden Christensen).

Also, while they didn’t release any images, they did provide the first synopsis for Burlesque which stars Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Peter Gallagher, Alan Cumming, Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci.

Check out everything after the jump.  It’s posted by release date.

Dear John

  • February 5, 2010
  • Drama
  • Directed by Lasse Hallström
  • Screenplay by Jamie Linden
  • Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks
  • Produced by Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Ryan Kavanaugh
  • Executive Producers Jeremiah Samuels, Toby Emmerich, Michele Weiss, Tucker Tooley
  • Cast – Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Henry Thomas, Scott Porter and Richard Jenkins

Directed by Lasse Hallström and based on the novel by best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, DEAR JOHN tells the story of John Tyree (Channing Tatum), a young soldier home on leave, and Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried), the idealistic college student he falls in love with during her spring vacation.  Over the next seven tumultuous years, the couple is separated by John’s increasingly dangerous deployments.  While meeting only sporadically, they stay in touch by sending a continuous stream of love letters overseas–correspondence that eventually triggers fateful consequences.

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Death at a Funeral

  • April 16, 2010
  • Comedy
  • Directed by Neil LaBute
  • Written by Dean Craig
  • Produced by Sidney Kimmel, William Horberg, Chris Rock, Share Stallings, Laurence Malkin
  • Executive Producers Jim Tauber, Dean Craig, Glenn S. Gainor
  • Cast – Loretta Devine, Peter Dinklage, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, Martin Lawrence, James Marsden, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Zoë Saldaña, Columbus Short, Luke Wilson

Directed by Neil LaBute, Death at a Funeral is a hilarious day in the life of an American family that has come together to put a beloved husband and father to rest.   As mourners gather at the family home, shocking revelations, festering resentments, ugly threats, blackmail and a misdirected corpse unleash lethal and riotous mayhem.

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TAKERS

  • May 14, 2010
  • Action
  • Directed by John Luessenhop
  • Written by Peter Allen & Gabriel Casseus and John Luessenhop & Avery Duff
  • Produced by Will Packer, Tip “T.I.” Harris and Jason Geter
  • Executive Producers  Glenn S. Gainor, Gabriel Casseus, Chris Brown, Morris Chestnut
  • Cast – Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, Michael Ealy, Tip “T.I.” Harris, with Chris Brown and Hayden Christensen

TAKERS takes you into the world of a notorious group of criminals (Idris Elba, Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Michael Ealy) who continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies.  They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low between heists.  But when they attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find their plans interrupted by a hardened detective (Matt Dillon) who is hell-bent on solving the case.

TAKERS is rated PG13 for “intense sequences of violence and action, a sexual situation/partial nudity and some language.”

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Priest

  • Screenplay by Cory Goodman and Scott Stewart
  • Based on the graphic novel series “Priest” by Min-Woo Hyung
  • Produced by Michael DeLuca, Sam Raimi, Joshua Donen, Mitchell Peck
  • Executive Producers Glenn S. Gainor
  • Cast – Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Steven Moyer, Brad Dourif, Christopher Plummer
  • Directed by Scott Stewart
  • Horror/Thriller
  • August 20, 2010

A warrior priest (Paul Bettany) disobeys Church law by teaming with a young sheriff (Cam Gigandet) and a beautiful priestess (Maggie Q).  The three band together to track down a band of renegade vampires who have kidnapped the priest’s niece before they turn her into one of them.

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The Roommate

  • September 17, 2010
  • Thriller
  • Directed by Christian E. Christiansen
  • Written by Sonny Mallhi
  • Produced by Doug Davison, Roy Lee
  • Executive Producers Beau Marks, Sonny Mallhi
  • Cast – Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, Cam Gigandet, Aly Michalka, Danneel Harris, Frances Fisher, Billy Zane

A psychological thriller about a deranged college freshman (Leighton Meester) who becomes obsessed with her new roommate (Minka Kelly).

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Burlesque

  • November 24, 2010
  • Drama
  • Directed by Steven Antin
  • Written by Steven Antin
  • Produced by Donald De Line
  • Executive Producers Risa Shapiro, Stacy Kolker Cramer
  • Cast – Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Peter Gallagher, Alan Cumming with Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci

Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA.  After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club’s proprietor and headliner. Burlesque’s outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingenue, who vows to perform there one day.

Soon enough, Ali builds a friendship with a featured dancer (Julianne Hough), finds an enemy in a troubled, jealous performer (Kristen Bell), and garners the affection of Jack (Cam Gigandet), a bartender and fellow musician.  With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and gender-bending host (Alan Cumming), Ali makes her way from the bar to the stage.  Her spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur (Eric Dane) arrives with an enticing proposal…

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