Behind The Scenes
About The Film
GK Films' "The Tourist," directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, completed principal photography in May 2010 and is now in post production. The film was shot on location in Venice and Paris.
"The Tourist" revolves around Frank (Depp), an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise (Jolie) is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Venice, Frank pursues a potential romance but soon finds himself the pursued as he and Elise are caught in a whirlwind of intrigue and danger.
"The Tourist" is a GK Films and Columbia Pictures presentation in association with Spyglass Entertainment and is produced by Graham King, Tim Headington, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum and Jonathan Glickman.
Columbia Pictures will release the film December 10, 2010. Studio Canal is also a partner on the production.
DIRECTOR - FLORIAN HENCKEL
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck won the 2007 Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film for the thriller "The Lives of Others," which marked his writing and directing debut. The film also garnered a BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language and Donnersmarck earned BAFTA nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay.
PRODUCER - GRAHAM KING
Following his Academy Award® win for Martin Scorsese's "The Departed," producer Graham King launched his independent production company GK Films in May 2007 with business partner Tim Headington. Under this new production banner, the company produced the thriller "Edge of Darkness" starring Mel Gibson recently released through Warner Bros. Pictures. In addition, GK Films recently completed shooting "The Rum Diary" starring Johnny Depp and the crime drama "London Boulevard" starring Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley, and written and directed by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter William Monahan. GK Films' production "The Young Victoria" starring Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend was nominated for three Academy Awards®, winning the Oscar® for Costume Design, and is currently enjoying its US theatrical release. King's past credits include "The Aviator," "Gangs of New York," "Blood Diamond," "Ali" and "Traffic."
Tim Headington, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum and Jonathan Glickman join King as Producers on "The Tourist."
"The Tourist" is written by Academy Award® winner Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, and Academy Award® winning screenwriters Christopher McQuarrie ("The Usual Suspects," "Valkyrie") and Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park," "The Young Victoria").
CINEMATOGRAPHER - JOHN SEALE
Academy Award® winner John Seale is the Cinematographer. He has been nominated four times for the Oscar® and won for his work on "The English Patient," for which he also won the ASC Award. His credits include the upcoming "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" as well as "Poseidon," "Cold Mountain," "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," "The Perfect Storm" and "The Talented Mr. Ripley," among many others.
COSTUME DESIGNER -
Colleen Atwood is the Costume Designer. Atwood won the Oscar® for her work on Rob Marshall's films "Chicago" and "Memoirs of a Geisha" and has been nominated a total of nine times including this year for Marshall's "Nine." She has won the Costume Designers Guild Award five times, for "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," "Chicago," and "Sleepy Hollow." Her recent film credits include "Mission Impossible III," "Public Enemies," "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Rum Diary."
PRODUCTION DESIGNER - JON HUTMAN
Jon Hutman is the Production Designer. His credits include Nancy Meyers' "What Women Want," "Something's Gotta Give," "The Holiday," and "It's Complicated," as well as "The Interpreter," "My Sister's Keeper," and "The Time Traveler's Wife." He received an Art Directors Guild nomination for Excellence in Production Design for "Something's Gotta Give" and won the Emmy for Outstanding Art Direction for a Single Camera Series for his work on NBC's "The West Wing."
EDITORS - JOE HUTSHING AND
Joe Hutshing and Patricia Rommel are on board as Film Editors. The winner of two Academy Awards® for "Born on the Fourth of July" and "JFK," Hutshing was nominated for a further two Academy Awards® for "Almost Famous" and "Jerry Maguire." His additional credits include "It's Complicated," "W.," "Something's Gotta Give," "Vanilla Sky" and "Indecent Proposal." Rommel won the German Film Critics Award for Best Editing and a German Film Award Best Editing nomination for Henckel von Donnersmarck's Academy Award® winning "The Lives of Others." Additional credits include Caroline Link's "A Year Ago in Winter" and "Off Beat" for which she won the German Camera Award, the Film + Award and the German Film Critics Association Award for her editing. She most recently edited the acclaimed drama "The Last Station" starring Academy Award® nominated actors Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer.
Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Best Actor (Comedy or Musical) - Johnny Depp
Best Actress (Comedy Or Musical) - Angelina Jolie