SOURCE: New Line Cinema

March 20, 2006 15:54 ET

"Hoot" Soundtrack to Feature Five Newly Recorded Songs by Jimmy Buffett

Alan Jackson, Maroon 5, Toots and the Maytals, G. Love and Brie Larson Also Appear on Soundtrack Slated for April 18 Release

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 -- "Hoot," from New Line Cinema, the film adaptation of Florida author Carl Hiaasen's Newbery award-winning novel, opens nationwide April 21. The official motion picture soundtrack will be released on April 18 on Jimmy Buffett's Mailboat Records. It will feature five newly recorded songs by Buffett, including a duet with Alan Jackson of the classic hit, "Barefootin'," and some great covers: Warren Zevon's "Werewolves Of London" and Bruce Cockburn's "Wondering Where The Lions Are," a new reggae version of his own "Floridays" and the original song "Good Guys Win," written especially for the movie by long-time Buffett songwriting partners, Coral Reefers Mac McAnally and Roger Guth.

The legendary Toots and the Maytals appear, as do Grammy-nominated Maroon 5 performing a cover of Bill Withers' "Lovely Day" with the soulful songwriter on background vocals. G. Love adds hip hop blues to this eclectic collection, and Brie Larson, who stars as Beatrice in the movie, contributes a catchy pop tune written specifically for the film called "Coming Around." The soundtrack also features Ry Cuming, a young Australian artist who was discovered while surfing the breaks of Costa Rica, and a previously recorded track from Mofro -- a great new "front porch soul" band from Northern Florida. Coral Reefer band members are featured on the movie's score as are slide guitarist extraordinaire Sonny Landreth and ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. An enhanced video portion will be included with footage of Jimmy and the owls.

Filmed on location last summer, the mystery adventure revolves around a Montana boy who moves to Florida and unearths a disturbing threat to a local population of endangered owls. Determined to protect his new environment, the boy and his friends fight to prevent the adults from making a big mistake. Three middle-schoolers take on greedy land developers, corrupt politicians, and clueless cops. With surprising plot twists, quirky characters, and offbeat humor, "Hoot" is a classic story that's fun for all ages.

Produced by Jimmy Buffett and Frank Marshall ("Seabiscuit," "Signs"), along with New Line Cinema, Walden Media ("Because of Winn-Dixie," "Holes"), and the Kennedy/Marshall Company, the film is directed by Wil Shriner and stars Luke Wilson, Logan Lerman, Brie Larson and Cody Linley.

About New Line Cinema Corporation:

Founded almost 40 years ago, New Line Cinema is the most successful independent film company in the world. Its mission is to produce innovative, popular and profitable entertainment in the best creative environment. In addition to the production, marketing and distribution of theatrical motion pictures, the fully integrated studio has divisions devoted to home entertainment, television, music, theater, merchandising and an international unit. In 2005, New Line partnered with HBO to form Picturehouse, a new theatrical distribution company to release independent films. A pioneer in franchise filmmaking, New Line's Oscar-winning "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy is one of the most successful film franchises in history. New Line is a division of Time Warner, Inc. (TWX).

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