Anne Heche and Ashton Kutcher (above) star in Spread, the tale of an ambitious escort (Kutcher) who makes good use of his physique and sexual dynamism to make his way into the world of Los Angeles’ moneyed elite. Problems arise when he falls in love with a mere waitress (Margarita Levieva).
“Adult lives are sexual lives,” Anne Heche is quoted as saying in the film’s press release. “We’re given these films all the time where people aren’t really talking truthfully about what goes on in people’s sex lives. You get these scenes where people come together and they kiss and fall down on a bed, and then we’re supposed to imagine what’s going on. But people’s sex lives are extreme. I certainly haven’t seen a truthful portrayal of an adult sex life in a film in awhile, and it’s bold to be able to do that. It may be uncomfortable, it may be sexy, it may be heartbreaking. Maybe disturbing. But true stuff.”
Spread was directed by David Mackenzie from a screenplay by Jason Hall, based on a story by Hall and Paul Kolsby. Also in the cast: Sebastian Stan, Rachel Blanchard, Maria Conchita Alonso, and Hart Bochner.
Spread opens in the US on Aug. 14.
Anne Heche body in a bikini.
Photos: Dale Robinette / ©2009 Barbarian Film Group LLC
Margarita Levieva, Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher, director David Mackenzie
Photos: Dale Robinette / ©2009 Barbarian Film Group LLC.
Shirtless Gerard Butler: ‘Law Abiding Citizen’ images
Directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Kurt Wimmer, the crime thriller Law Abiding Citizen stars Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx as two men on the opposite sides of law. It’s just unclear who’s actually on the right side: the district attorney (Foxx) who agreed on a plea bargain that set murderers loose, or the man (Butler) who wants to take revenge against the D.A. for allowing his family’s killers to roam free.
Also in the cast: Colm Meaney, Bruce McGill, Leslie Ibb, Michael Irby.
Law Abiding Citizen opened in the US this past Friday.
Photos: John Baer / © 2009 LAC Films LLC. All rights reserved.
Brian Distance, Jamie Foxx, Michael Irby
Gerard Butler at the premiere screening of Overture Films’ Law Abiding Citizen held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on October 6, 2009, in Hollywood.
Photos: Frazer Harrison / 2009 Getty Images
Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx at the premiere of Overture Films’ Law Abiding Citizen held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on October 6, 2009, in Hollywood.
Photos: Frazer Harrison / 2009 Getty Images
Michael Irby; Gerard Butler; Jamie Foxx; Viola Davis; Regina Hall
‘Love Happens’ images: Jennifer Aniston, Aaron Eckhart and Martin Sheen
Directed by first-timer Brandon Camp, and written by Camp and Mike Thompson, the romantic drama Love Happens stars Aaron Eckhart as Burke, a widower whose book about coping with the loss of a loved one turns him into a self-help guru. Jennifer Aniston plays Eloise, a woman our widower meets – and falls in love with – at one of his seminars in Seattle.
The catch is that the man who teaches about coping with loss hasn’t actually gotten over the death of his own wife.
‘Love Happens’ movie cast
Besides Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart, the Love Happens cast includes the following:
Joe Anderson. Judy Greer. John Carroll Lynch. Dan Fogler. Frances Conroy. Sasha Alexander. Martin Sheen.
Director-screenwriter Camp and co-screenwriter Thompson are probably best known as two of the writers/executive producers of the mystery/sci-fi television series John Doe, starring Dominic Purcell.
Scroll down a bit to take a look at several Love Happens images. The movie opens on Sept. 18 in the U.S.
Jennifer Aniston movies
Former Friends star Jennifer Aniston has made a name for herself on the big screen by toplining a series of audience-friendly (mostly romantic) comedies and melodramas. Examples of varying degrees of budget size and/or box office and/or critical success include:
- He’s Just Not That Into You (2009).
Director: Ken Kwapis.
Cast: Jennifer Aniston. Bradley Cooper. Jennifer Connelly. Ben Affleck. Drew Barrymore. Justin Long. Busy Philipps. Kevin Connolly. Ginnifer Goodwin. Kris Kristofferson.
- Marley & Me (2008).
Director: David Frankel.
Cast: Jennifer Aniston. Owen Wilson. Eric Dane. Kathleen Turner. Alan Arkin. Haley Bennett.
- The Break-Up (2006).
Director: Peyton Reed.
Cast: Jennifer Aniston. Vince Vaughn. Joey Lauren Adams. Cole Hauser. Jon Favreau. Jason Bateman. Judy Davis. Justin Long.
- Friends with Money (2006).
Director: Nicole Holofcener.
Cast: Jennifer Aniston. Jason Isaacs. Catherine Keener. Joan Cusack. Greg Germann. Jake Cherry. Simon McBurney. Frances McDormand. Scott Caan. Ty Burrell. Marin Hinkle.
- Along Came Polly (2004).
Director: John Hamburg.
Cast: Jennifer Aniston. Ben Stiller. Philip Seymour Hoffman. Debra Messing. Alec Baldwin.
Jennifer Aniston will next be seen in The Bounty Hunter, opposite Gerard Butler.
Aaron Eckhart movies include:
- The Dark Knight (2008).
Director: Christopher Nolan.
Cast: Christian Bale. Heath Ledger. Maggie Gyllenhaal. Aaron Eckhart. Michael Caine. Gary Oldman.
- The Black Dahlia (2006).
Director: Brian De Palma.
Cast: Josh Hartnett. Scarlett Johansson. Aaron Eckhart. Hilary Swank.
- Thank You for Smoking (2005).
Director: Jason Reitman.
Cast: Aaron Eckhart. Mario Bello. Cameron Bright. J.K. Simmons. Mary Jo Smith. William H. Macy. Daniel Travis. Eric Maldonado. Robert Duvall. Kim Dickens. Katie Holmes. Adam Brody. Rob Lowe. Sam Elliott. Sean Patrick Murphy.
Veteran Martin Sheen has been featured in about 90 movies since his debut in a supporting role in Larry Peerce’s crime drama The Incident (1967). Notable titles include:
- Best Picture Academy Award nominee Apocalypse Now (1979).
Director: Francis Ford Coppola.
Cast: Martin Sheen. Marlon Brando. Robert Duvall. Dennis Hopper. Sam Bottoms. Frederic Forrest. Harrison Ford. Albert Hall. Laurence Fishburne. G.D. Spradlin. Scott Glenn. Colleen Camp.
- Badlands (1973).
Director: Terrence Malick.
Cast: Martin Sheen. Sissy Spacek. Warren Oates. Ramon Bieri.
- The Subject Was Roses (1968).
Director: Ulu Grosbard.
Cast: Patricia Neal. Martin Sheen. Jack Albertson.
‘Love Happens’ movie stills
More Love Happens movie stills below.
Martin Sheen, Judy Greer, Brandon Camp, Aaron Eckhart, and Jennifer Aniston Love Happens movie photos: Kimberley French / Universal Studios.