Directed by James Mangold
Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, Based on the Novel by Edna Ferber
And the Stage Musical by Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein
Reese Witherspoon…Magnolia Hawks and her daughter, Kim Ravenal
Hugh Jackman…Gaylord Ravenal
Halle Berry…Julie LaVerne
Tommy Lee Jones…Cap’n Andy Hawks
Gena Rowlands…Parthy Ann Hawks
Lee Pace…Frank Schultz
Lizzy Caplan…Ellie May Chipley
Tagline: "Experience A Unique Adventure…The Spectacular Song-Filled Saga of a Southern Show Boat"
Synopsis: Adaptation of the legendary Broadway musical chronicling three generations in the lives of the Hawks family on the riverboat Cottom Blossom from the 1880’s to the 1920’s.
What the Press would say:
Absolutely stunning! Mangold has captured all the gravitas and spectacle of “Show Boat”, one of the premiere American musicals! This fourth film version easily tops all other productions in magnitude and excellence. Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Jackman, and Halle Berry are ideally cast in their roles, while Tommy Lee Jones, Don Cheadle, Gena Rowlands, and Alfre Woodard are likewise marvelous. Few films this year will be able to compete with the all-around brilliance of “Show Boat”!
BEST DIRECTOR, James Mangold
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY, Christopher Hampton
BEST ACTOR, Hugh Jackman
BEST ACTRESS, Reese Witherspoon & Halle Berry
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, Tommy Lee Jones & Don Cheadle
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, Gena Rowlands & Alfre Woodard