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Jesse Eisenberg plays a college graduate in 1987 who cannot afford the grand European tour he had planned and must spend the summer working at an amusement park. With Kristen Stewart, Martin Starr, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Ryan Reynolds. Written and directed by Greg Mottola. Miramax Films, summer.

American Zombie

L.A. filmmakers document the struggle for acceptance of high-functioning zombies in an unforgiving society. With Austin Basis, Suzy Nakamura, Al Vicente and Jane Edith Wilson. Written by Grace Lee and Rebecca Sonnenshine. Directed by Lee. Cinema Libre Studio, March 28.

Assassination of a High School President

This noir satire set in a Catholic high school features a nerdy school newspaper reporter investigating the theft of SAT exams. With Reece Thompson, Mischa Barton, Bruce Willis, Michael Rapaport, Kathryn Morris and Melonie Diaz. Written by Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski. Directed by Brett Simon. Yari Film Group Releasing, August.

Baby Mama

When a precise, single businesswoman (Tina Fey) hires a surrogate (Amy Poehler) from South Philly to have her baby, she didn't count on the free-spirited, working-class woman moving into her apartment. With Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard, Romany Malco, Maura Tierney, Holland Taylor and Sigourney Weaver. Written and directed by Michael McCullers. Universal Pictures, April 18.

The Band's Visit

An Egyptian police orchestra's trip to Israel yields unexpected cultural exchanges when they are mistakenly directed to a small village where they must spend a night. With Sasson Gabai, Saleh Bakri, Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Avraham, Khalifa Natour and Rubi Moscovich. Written and directed by Eran Kolirin. In Hebrew, Arabic and English with English subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics, Feb. 8.

Be Kind Rewind

After accidentally erasing all the tapes in his friend's video store, a loser (Jack Black) sets out to reshoot famous movies and, amazingly, renters love his versions. Mos Def, Danny Glover and Mia Farrow also star. Written and directed by Michel Gondry. New Line Cinema, Feb. 22.

Bedtime Stories

Adam Sandler stars as a man who tells his nephews outlandish versions of the titular tales -- which unexpectedly begin coming true. With Keri Russell. Directed by Adam Shankman. Written by Matt Lopez. Walt Disney Pictures, Dec. 25.

Big Man Japan

A middle-aged slacker, who happens to double as a giant superhero entrusted with defending his country from monsters, must deal with an ungrateful public, sponsorship opportunties and an Alzheimer's-stricken grandfather. Co-written, directed and starring Hitoshi Matsumoto. Co-written by Mitsuyoshi Takasu. Magnet Releasing, TBA.

Big Stan

Rob Schneider stars and makes his directorial debut as a white-collar con man who hires a martial arts master (David Carradine) to teach him self-protection after he's sentenced to prison. With Jennifer Morrison. Written by Josh Lieb. Yari Film Group Releasing, April 25.

Burn After Reading

Two gym employees stumble upon the memoir of an ousted CIA official and attempt to exploit their find. With George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton. Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Focus Features, TBA.


Five Beirut women meet regularly in a beauty salon and discuss men, sex and motherhood. Starring Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Elmasri, Joanna Moukarzel, Gisele Aouad, Siham Haddad, Aziza Semaan, Adel Karam, Ismail Antar and Fadia Stella. Written by Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Rodney Al Haddad. Directed by Labaki. In Arabic and French with English subtitles. Roadside Attractions, Feb. 1.

Charlie Bartlett

Anton Yelchin stars as a habitually expelled high school student who finds his niche doling out therapy and pharmaceuticals to his classmates. With Hope Davis, Kat Dennings and Robert Downey Jr. Written by Gustin Nash. Directed by Jon Poll. Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Feb. 22.


Stephen Chow wrote, directed and stars in this sc-fi tale about a father whose son receives an otherworldly toy. In Cantonese with English subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics, spring.


Dumped by his girlfriend, a university freshman accompanied by his two buddies plunges head first into fraternity life. With Drake Bell, Andrew Caldwell, Kevin Covais, Nick Zano, Gary Owen, Zach Cregger, Haley Bennett, Camille Mana and Nathalie Walker. Written by Dan Callahan, Adam Ellison. Directed by Deb Hagan. Lionsgate, April 4.

College Road Trip

Martin Lawrence plays an overprotective father who crashes his daughter's (Raven-Symone) tour of prospective schools. With Donny Osmond. Directed by Roger Kumble. Written by Emi Mochizuki and Carrie Evans, and Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Walt Disney Pictures, March 7.

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Isla Fisher stars as an intrepid New Yorker whose love life and nascent career as an advice columnist are threatened by the mountain of debt she has accumulated. Written by Tim Firth and Tracey Jackson, based on the novel by Sophie Kinsella. Directed by P.J. Hogan. Touchstone Pictures, fall.

Definitely, Maybe

Ryan Reynolds stars as a Manhattan dad in the middle of a divorce recounting his pre-marriage life, including romances with three very different women, to his 10-year-old daughter. With Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks and Rachel Weisz. Written and directed by Adam Brooks. Universal Pictures, Feb. 14.


To honor a dying friend's last wish, a group of obsessive "Star Wars" fans journeys across the country to infiltrate George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch. With Jay Baruchel, Dan Fogler, Sam Huntington, Christopher Marquette and Kristen Bell. Directed by Kyle Newman. Written by Ernest Cline, Adam F. Goldberg and Dan Pulick. MGM/the Weinstein Co., TBA.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

A struggling musician flees to Oahu to get over being dumped by his TV star girlfriend only to discover she's staying in the same hotel with her new British rocker beau. With Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader and Jack McBrayer. Directed by Nick Stoller. Written by Jason Segel and Judd Apatow. Universal Pictures, May 30.

Four Christmases

Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon star as a couple endeavoring to visit all four of their divorced parents on Dec. 25. Written by Matt Allen and Caleb Wilson. Directed by Seth Gordon. New Line Cinema, Nov. 14.

Get Smart

Steve Carell steps into the telephonic shoes of Agent 86 as he attempts to outwit the evil criminal mastermind Siegfried (Terence Stamp) and KAOS. With Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin, Terry Crews, David Koechner, , Masi Oka, Nate Torrence and Kenneth Davitian. Written by Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember, based on Mel Brooks and Buck Henry's 1960s TV series. Directed by Peter Segal. Warner Bros., June 20.

Ghost Town

Ricky Gervais plays a man who dies but is miraculously revived after seven minutes leaving him with the ability to see the dead, one of whom wants him to break up the impending marriage of his widow. With Tea Leoni and Greg Kinnear. Written by David Koepp and John Kamps. Directed by Koepp. DreamWorks pictures, distributed by Paramount Pictures, fall.

The Hammer

Adam Carolla stars as a 40-year-old ex-boxer suddenly inspired to undertake an unlikely bid for Olympic gold. With Heather Juergensen and Oswaldo Castillo. Written by Kevin Hench; story by Carolla. Directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld. International Film Circuit, March 7.

Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay

John Cho and Kal Penn are back as the munchies-afflicted pals suspected of being terrorists when they board an Amsterdam-bound plane with a bong. With Rob Corddry, Roger Bart and Neil Patrick Harris. Directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. New Line Cinema, April 25.

He's Just Not That Into You

Intersecting story lines illustrate the bestselling self-improvement book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Connelly and Kris Kristofferson star. Written by Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn. Directed by Ken Kwapis. New Line Cinema, Aug. 1.

Hippie Hippie Shake

The counterculture is alive and well in late '60s-early '70s London. Stars Cillian Murphy and Sienna Miller. Beeban Kidron directs. Based on a memoir by Richard Neville. Universal Pictures, TBA.

The Hottie & the Nottie

Long smitten with the girl of his dreams, a young man decides to finally make his move but must somehow figure out a way to get her inseparable, much less attractive best friend out of the way. Paris Hilton, Joel David Moore, Christine Lakin and Johann Urb star. Directed by Tom Putnam. Written by Heidi Ferrer. Here! Films/Regent Releasing, Feb. 8.

I Know What Boys Like

The members of a struggling sorority have a thing or two to learn from a banished Playboy bunny and vice versa. With Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone, Kat Dennings, Dana Goodman, Katharine McPhee, Rumer Willis, Christopher McDonald and Beverly D'Angelo. Written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith. Directed by Fred Wolf. Columbia Pictures, Aug. 22.


The long-suffering, hunchbacked lab assistant yearns to become a scientist in his own right and win the prestigious Evil Science Fair. With Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Jennifer Coolidge, John Cusack, Arsenio Hall, Sean Hayes, Eddie Izzard, Jay Leno, Molly Shannon and Christian Slater. Written by Chris McKenna. Directed by Tony Leondis. MGM/the Weinstein Co., Oct. 17.

In Search of a Midnight Kiss

On New Year's Eve in L.A., a despondent young writer places a personal ad for a date and then has a daylong angst-ridden tete-a-tete with the feisty woman who answers it. With Scoot McNairy, Sara Simmonds, Brian Matthew McGuire, Katy Luong, Bret Roberts, Twink Caplan, Robert Murphy and Nic Harcourt. Written and directed by Alex Holdridge. IFC Films, June 27.

Jack and Jill Vs. the World

A slick Manhattan ad exec embarks on a romance with a fiery newcomer to the city. With Vanessa Parise, Robert Forster and Kelly Rowan. The screenplay is co-written by Peter Stebbings and Parise. Directed by Parise. Lantern Lane/Urbantone Media Group, March.


A waste management specialist takes care of business with flair while trying to prove himself to his father. With Shane Jacobson, Eve von Bibra, Ronald Jacobson, Ian Dryden, Chris Davis and Jesse Jacobson. Written by the Jacobson Brothers. Directed by Clayton Jacobson. Xenon Films, March.

Kids in America

A directionless young man looks for his dream girl at a Labor Day weekend party in 1988. Topher Grace and Anna Faris star. Directed by Michael Dowse. Written by Jackie Filgo and Jeff Filgo; story by Grace and Gordon Kaywin. Universal Pictures, TBA.

Kiss the Bride

A gay man rushes home when he learns his ex-boyfriend is getting married -- to a woman. With Tori Spelling, Philipp Karner, James O'Shea, Joanna Cassidy, Tess Harper, Robert Foxworth, Garrett M. Brown, Amber Benson, Steve Sandvoss, Michael Medico, Jane Cho and Ralph Cole Jr. Directed by C. Jay Cox. Written by Ty Lieberman. Here! Films/Regent Releasing, April 18.

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Abigail Breslin stars as a bright and imaginative 10-year-old growing up in Depression-era Cincinnati. With Joan Cusack, Glenne Headly, Jane Krakowski, Chris O'Donnell, Julia Ormond, Wallace Shawn and Stanley Tucci. Written by Ann Peacock. Directed by Patricia Rozema. Picturehouse/HBO Films, July 2.

Last Stop for Paul

Neil Mandt wrote, directed and stars in this story of two friends who travel around the world to scatter the ashes of their recently deceased pal. With Marc Carter, Greg Poppen, Eric Wing, Heather Petrone, Ron Carlson, Peter Abbay and Pong. Mandt Bros. Productions, March 7.


George Clooney directs and plays a cocky 1920s football star in a fledging professional league who recruits a golden-boy college star (John Krasinski) to revive its waning fortunes while hoping to score with a feisty young journalist (Renee Zellweger). With Jonathan Pryce. Written by Duncan Brantley and Rick Reilly. Universal Pictures, April 4.

The Lonely Maiden

Three museum security guards plot to steal works of art they have become attached to after being transferred. William H. Macy, Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and Marcia Gay Harden star. Written by Michael LeSieur. Directed by Peter Hewitt. Yari Film Group Releasing, TBA.

The Love Guru

Mike Myers stars as a foundling left at an ashram in India who returns to the U.S. as a self-help and spirituality authority but winds up mediating the marital woes of a hockey star with the Stanley Cup at stake. With Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Omid Djalili and Ben Kingsley. Written by Myers and Graham Gordy. Directed by Marco Schnabel. Paramount Pictures, June 20.

Mad Money

Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes star as co-workers at a bank who decide to stick it to the system that undervalues them by masterminding a heist. With Ted Danson, Roger Cross, Adam Rothenberg and Finesse Mitchell. Screenplay by Glenn Gers. Directed by Callie Khouri. Overture Films, Friday.

Made of Honor

Patrick Dempsey stars as a successful ladies man who, perhaps too late, realizes that he is in love with his best friend (Michelle Monaghan). With Kevin McKidd, Kathleen Quinlan and Sydney Pollack. Screenplay by Adam Sztykiel and Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont; story by Sztykiel. Directed by Paul Weiland. Columbia Pictures, May 2.

Maldeamores (Lovesickness)

The eternal search for love plays out through the lives of a young boy and a divorced elderly couple and in a hostage situation in Puerto Rico. With Luis Guzman, Teresa Hernandez, Luis Gonzaga and Silvia Brito. Written by Jorge Gonzalez and Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz. Directed by Ruiz, co-directed by Mariem Perez Riera. Maya Releasing, March 14.

Marley & Me

Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston star in this adaptation of John Grogan's life-affirming bestseller about the family of a neurotic dog. Directed by David Frankel. Screenplay by Scott Frank and Donald Roos. 20th Century Fox, Dec. 19.

Meet Bill

The mentor-protege dynamic works in reverse when a confident boy and a lingerie salesclerk help revitalize a chocolate-loving milquetoast. With Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba, Elizabeth Banks, Tim Olyphant and Logan Lerman. Written by Melisa Wallack. Directed by Bernie Goldmann and Wallack. First Look Studios, spring.

Meet the Spartans

The makers of "Date Movie" and "Epic Movie" skewer "300" and any other movie they can squeeze in. Written and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. With Sean Maguire, Carmen Electra, Ken Davitian, Kevin Sorbo and Diedrich Bader. 20th Century Fox, Jan. 25.

Military Intelligence and You!

In this parody of World War II training films, writer-director Dale Kutzera combines vintage clips featuring classic stars such as William Holden, Alan Ladd, Arthur Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, with a fictional story of a military analyst searching for a Nazi fighter base. With Patrick Muldoon, Elizabeth Bennett, Mackenzie Astin, John Rixey Moore and Eric Jungmann. Anywhere Road, Feb. 8.

Mister Lonely

A forlorn Michael Jackson impersonator falls for a faux Marilyn Monroe and follows her to a commune in the Scottish Highlands while something miraculous happens in the jungles of Latin American. Diego Luna, Samantha Morton and Denis Lavant star. Directed by Harmony Korine. Written by Avi Korine, Harmony Korine. IFC First Take, May.

My Best Friend's Girl (Bachelor No. 2)

Dane Cook stars as a guy hired by other men after they are dumped to take their exes on a date from hell in order to drive them back -- a strategy that works until he encounters a beautiful, headstrong force of nature (Kate Hudson). Written by Jordan Cahan. Directed by Howard Deutch. Lionsgate, Sept. 19.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

United by their taste in music but otherwise ill-matched, a young man and woman embark on a sleepless night in search of a band's secret show. Michael Cera and Kat Dennings star. Screenplay by Lorene Scafaria, based upon the novel by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Directed by Peter Sollett. Screen Gems, October.


Eddie Murphy stars as a financial executive with little time for his family until a career downturn leads him to discover some answers in his daughter's imaginary world. With Thomas Haden Church, Nicole Ari Parker, Ronny Cox and Martin Sheen. Written by Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson. Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick. Paramount Pictures, Sept. 26.

Over Her Dead Body

A woman returns as a ghost to wreak havoc on her boyfriend's current relationship with a psychic. With Eva Longoria, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell, Jason Biggs, Lindsay Sloane and Stephen Root. Written and directed by Jeff Lowell. New Line Cinema, Feb. 1.


Christina Ricci stars in this contemporary romantic fable about a young woman born to wealthy parents but saddled with a family curse. With James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Peter Dinklage, Richard E. Grant and Reese Witherspoon. Written by Leslie Caveny. Directed by Mark Palansky. Summit Entertainment, Feb. 29.


U.S. religious zealots take on Osama bin Laden and the Taliban in this spoof of contemporary politics and culture based on the video game. With Zack Ward, Dave Foley, Chris Coppola, Jackie Tohn, Verne Troyer and Seymour Cassel. Directed by Uwe Boll. Freestyle Releasing, Feb. 1.


Audrey Tautou stars in this Gallic riff on "Breakfast at Tiffany's" about a calculating beauty who mistakes a bartender for a millionaire. With Gad Elmaleh and Marie-Christine Adam. Directed by Pierre Salvadori. Screenplay by Salvadori and Benoit Graffin. In French with English subtitles. Samuel Goldwyn Films, March 21.

Run, Fat Boy, Run

Simon Pegg stars as a man who leaves his pregnant fiancee at the altar and then five years later dedicates himself to running a marathon to show he has changed and can now go the distance. With Hank Azaria, Ameet Chana, Dylan Moran, Thandie Newton and Harish Patel. Written by Michael Ian Black and Pegg. Directed by David Schwimmer. Picturehouse, March 28.


Will Ferrell stars as a one-hit wonder pop star who buys a lowly American Basketball Assn. team and must find a way to win if they are to survive the league's 1976 merger with the NBA. Also starring Woody Harrelson, Will Arnett, Andre Benjamin, Rob Corddry, Maura Tierney, Josh Braaten, DeRay Davis, Jay Phillips, Jackie Earle Haley and Andy Richter. Written by Scot Armstrong, directed by Kent Alterman. New Line Cinema, Feb. 29.


A man transforms back into a 17-year-old high schooler. Zac Efron and Leslie Mann star. Written by Jason Filardi. Directed by Burr Steers. New Line Cinema, TBA

Sex and the City: The Movie

The fab four retake Manhattan four years after the end of the TV series. With Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Jennifer Hudson. Directed by Michael Patrick King. New Line Cinema, May 30.

Smart People

Dennis Quaid stars as a widowed, prickly and egocentric literature professor who discovers that he needs to make some serious changes in his life. With Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Page and Ashton Holmes. Written by Mark Jude Poirier. Directed by Noam Murro. Miramax Films, April 11.

Son of Rambow

In 1980s Britain, a lad raised in a puritanical religious sect is exposed to movies for the first time and is inspired to join forces with the school bully to make their own film using a camcorder. With Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Jules Sitruk, Jessica Stevenson and Neil Dudgeon. Written and directed by Garth Jennings. Paramount Vantage, May 2.

Soul Men

Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac star as former backup singers reunited by the funeral of their famous former bandleader after not speaking to each other for 20 years. Directed by Malcolm Lee. Written by Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone. MGM/the Weinstein Co., Oct. 10.

South of the Border

The misadventures of a Beverly Hills Chihuahua (voiced by Drew Barrymore) inadvertently left on her own in Mexico. With Piper Perabo, Manolo Cardona and Jamie Lee Curtis, and the voices of Andy Garcia, Placido Domingo, George Lopez, Salma Hayek, Edward James Olmos, Cheech Marin and Piolin. Directed by Raja Gosnell. Written by Jeff Bushell and AnaLisa LaBianco. Walt Disney Pictures, fall.

Starship Dave

Eddie Murphy stars in this fish-out-of-water tale about a band of aliens who visit Earth in a craft designed to look like an ordinary man. With Elizabeth Banks and Gabrielle Union. Written by Rob Greenberg and Bill Corbett. Directed by Brian Robbins. 20th Century Fox, May 30.

Step Brothers

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly play chronic slackers whose mother and father, respectively, marry, creating an unwieldy family unit and making for a very crowded couch. With Richard Jenkins, Mary Steenburgen, Adam Scott and Kathryn Hahn. Directed by Adam McKay. Screenplay by Ferrell and McKay. Story by Ferrell, McKay and Reilly. Columbia Pictures, July 25.

Strange Wilderness

In a desperate bid to boost sagging ratings, the host of a wildlife TV show goes in search of Bigfoot. Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Jonah Hill, Ashley Scott, Peter Dante, Harry Hamlin, Robert Patrick, Joe Don Baker, Justin Long, Jeff Garlin and Ernest Borgnine. Written by Peter Gaulke and Fred Wolf. Directed by Wolf. Paramount Pictures, Feb. 1.


In the spirit of "Airplane," a spoof of the men in tights genre. With Sara Paxton, Leslie Nielsen, Drake Bell, Christopher McDonald, Kevin Hart, Marion Ross, Ryan Hansen, Jeffrey Tambor and Brent Spiner. Written and directed by Craig Mazin. MGM/the Weinstein Co., March 28.

Swing Vote

Due to the machinations of his precocious daughter, a beer-swilling underachiever finds that an election comes down to his vote. With Kevin Costner, Paula Patton, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci, Judge Reinhold, George Lopez, Willie Nelson, Mare Winningham, Richard Petty and Madeline Carroll. Screenplay by Joshua Michael Stern and Jason Richman. Directed by Stern. Touchstone Pictures, summer.


A high school chastity advocate discovers her vagina is dentally endowed. With Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Josh Pais, Hale Appleman and Ashley Springer. Written and directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein. Roadside Attractions, Friday.

Then She Found Me

Helen Hunt makes her feature-directing debut and stars as an overwhelmed schoolteacher struggling with the separation from her husband, the death of her adoptive mother, the apparent appearance of her birth mother and an affair with the father of a student. With Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler and Colin Firth. ThinkFilm, April 25.

Tropic Thunder

Ben Stiller directs and stars as an action movie star whose role in a war film shot in Southeast Asia turns into reality for him and his costars. Screenplay by Stiller, Justin Theroux and Etan Cohen; story by Stiller and Theroux. DreamWorks, distributed by Paramount Pictures, July 11.

27 Dresses

"Knocked Up's" Katherine Heigl stars as Jane, who reevaluates her easygoing, perennial bridesmaid status when her little sister wins the heart of the man Jane has had a secret crush on -- her boss -- in this romantic comedy. With James Marsden, Edward Burns and Malin Akerman. Written by Aline Brosh McKenna. Directed by Anne Fletcher. 20th Century Fox, Friday.

Untitled Ice Cube Family Comedy

The Cube stars as a Pop Warner football coach whose team is led by its unlikely quarterback, his niece Jasmine. Written by Nick Santora, Doug Atchison. Directed by Fred Durst (yes, that Fred Durst!). MGM/the Weinstein Co., July 25.

Untitled Mentor Project

Two salesmen are sentenced to act as mentors rather than go to jail after wrecking a company truck on an energy-drink-fueled bender. Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott star. Directed by David Wain. Written by Timothy Dowling, Ken Marino, Rudd and Wain. Universal Pictures, TBA.

The Visitor

Richard Jenkins stars as an economics professor transformed by a friendship with a Syrian immigrant in New York City. With Hiam Abbass, Haaz Sleiman and Danai Gurira. Written and directed by Tom McCarthy. Overture Films, April 11.

Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins

Martin Lawrence stars as a hugely successful self-help guru who, upon returning to his small hometown in Georgia, is forced to face the shallowness of it all. With Margaret Avery, Joy Bryant, Louis C.K., Michael Clarke Duncan, Mike Epps, Mo'Nique, Nicole Ari Parker; with Cedric the Entertainer and James Earl Jones. Written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Universal Pictures, Feb. 8.

What Happens in Vegas

Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher star as strangers who awaken to discover they are bound by a quickie marriage and a large jackpot. With Rob Corddry, Treat Williams and Dennis Farina. Written by Dana Fox. Directed by Tom Vaughan. 20th Century Fox, May 16.

Wild Child

A spoiled 16-year-old from L.A. gets shipped off to a strict boarding school in England for some attitude adjustment. With Emma Roberts, Natasha Richardson, Shirley Henderson and Aidan Quinn. Directed by Nick Moore. Written by Lucy Dahl, Kate Kondell and Daisy Donovan. Universal Pictures, April 4.

Witless Protection

Larry the Cable Guy stars as a small town sheriff who inadvertently "saves" a high profile FBI witness and involves himself in solving the case. With Ivana Milicevic, Yaphet Kotto, Peter Stormare, Eric Roberts, Joe Mantegna and Jenny McCarthy. Written and directed by Charles Robert Carner. Lionsgate, Feb. 22.

For The Record Los Angeles Times Sunday, January 13, 2008 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 37 words Type of Material: Correction "Jack and Jill Vs. the World": In the movie Sneaks list in today's Calendar section, stars Freddie Prinze Jr. and Taryn Manning were omitted from an item about the upcoming comedy "Jack and Jill Vs. the World." For The Record Los Angeles Times Tuesday, January 15, 2008 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 2 inches; 64 words Type of Material: Correction 2008 movie preview: The Sneaks listing of this year's movies in Sunday's Calendar section omitted this entry: "Fool's Gold" -- Matthew McConaughey stars as a charismatic treasure hunter seeking the long-lost 18th century Queen's Dowry. With Kate Hudson and Donald Sutherland. Screenplay by John Claflin and Daniel Zelman, and Andy Tennant; story by Claflin and Zelman. Directed by Tennant. Warner Bros., opening Feb. 8. For The Record Los Angeles Times Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 38 words Type of Material: Correction 'Jack and Jill vs. the World': The movies list in Sunday's Calendar section said that "Jack and Jill vs. the World" was scheduled to open Friday. The film has been pulled, with no new release date announced yet.
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