Friday, August 24, 2007

Premiering 'The Champ'

Well faithful PTR readers, it's finally here: The last day of hearing me go on and on about Kathryn Morris' upcoming film Resurrecting the Champ because it's in theaters today!!! The film, which also stars heavy-hitters Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Hartnett, tells the story of a down-on-his-luck sports reporter (Hartnett) who thinks he found the story that will launch his career when he meets a former heavyweight champ who's living on the streets (Jackson). Morris plays Hartnett's older, more accomplished wife and serves as the film's moral center. Last week, she told PTR staff writer LillyKat that she enjoyed that about her character. "I got to play a woman who was a true lady. She let her husband go on his own journey, and let the man become the man he needed to become,” Morris explained. The movie first premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival earlier this year (PTR coverage HERE). This week, though, the stars gathered for the film's premiere in Los Angeles. Here are some photos from the event Wednesday night:

Jackson and Morris

Morris and co-star Dakota Goyo

From L-R: Director Rod Lurie, Teri Hatcher, Morris and Jackson

The reviews on this one are solid, earning it a 62% freshness rating at Rotton Tomatoes. Our LillyKat saw the film last week at a screening and felt that it was one those rare gems. "It’s truly a quality piece of storytelling, with an excellent cast of actors and great filmmaking," she wrote in her review this week. Be sure to check out her full piece HERE.

Resurrecting the Champ is in theaters now. Before you head to the theater, check out this clip posted at You Tube courtesy of Yari Film Group:

For more clips, trailers, and behind-the-scenes footage, click on over to You Tube.

PHOTO SPECIAL THANKS: Kathryn Morris Online, Getty Images, Bruno Press, Yahoo! Movies, and all the wonderful folks at Look Again. For more photos from the premiere, visit Kathryn Morris Online's Resurrecting the Champ premiere page.


suekola44 said...

Enjoyed the pictures and the video. Wish it was a little longer though. Samual Jackson looks awesome in this role!!

LII2 said...

I saw the movie and it was wonderful and powerful. Although I think Kathryn deserved a much bigger role.

Anonymous said...

LOVED this movie. Excellent work across the board. Have read reviews that are all over the place. which I don't understand. If you have a heart, you'll love this.