ICON Film Distribution

ICON Film Distribution

October 12, 2009 10:06 ET

ICON Film Distribution Announce 8th January 2010 Release for THE ROAD

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2009) -

'Superb'

The Guardian ****

 STARRING VIGGO MORTENSEN, KODI SMIT MCPHEE, GUY PEARCE, ROBERT DUVALL & CHARLIZE THERON

 WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY JOHN HILLCOAT

 Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller from acclaimed novelist Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men, All the Pretty Horses)

 OFFICIAL UK PREMIERE AT THE TIMES BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, FRIDAY 16th OCTOBER 2009

'The Road' is a post-apocalyptic dramatic thriller about a father and his son walking alone through burned America.

Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food--and each other.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel from Cormac McCarthy ("No Country for Old Men"), "The Road" stars Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises) and Academy Award winners Robert Duvall (Tender Mercies) and Charlize Theron (Monster). Guy Pearce and Kodi Smit McPhee also star.

For further information, interview requests or screening details please contact the Icon Press Office:

Chris Lawrance / chris@iconfilmdistribution.co.uk

Zak Brilliant / zak@iconfilmdistribution.co.ukb / Tel: 020 8492 6300

The Road film tie-in book is available to buy in all good book shops

For further information and any enquiries please contact Camilla Elworthy at Pan Macmillan c.elworthy@macmillan.co.uk

'The first great masterpiece of the globally warmed generation. Here is an American classic which, at a stroke, makes McCarthy a contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature'

Andrew O'Hagan, BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review

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