According to several published reports, George Clooney’s sophomore directing effort Good Night. And, Good Luck is set to open this fall’s 43rd New York Film Festival (NYFF) on Friday, September 23rd. The film is a historical drama that details CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow‘s battles with red-baiting lunatic (my characterization, natch!) senator Joseph McCarthy. The film will be released by Warner Independent Pictures in October.
Clooney stars as CBS producer Fred Friendly and David Strathairn plays Murrow. The film was written by Clooney and Grant Heslov and also stars Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey Jr., Tate Donovan, Reed Diamond, Frank Langella, Alex Borstein and Leland Palmer himself, Ray Wise.
The rest of the NYFF lineup is set to be announced the week of August 15th.
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