*Update January 10:*
*2011 Golden Globe nomination for Paul Giamatti in BARNEY’S VERSION - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
The film expands nationwide this Friday, January 14th, 2010.
From a media release - I'm a big fan of both Mordecai Richler and Paul Giamatti
eOne Films and Serendipity Point Films
A Film By Richard J. Lewis
* North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2010
* WINNER of the Golden Cub Award at the Venice International Film Festival 2010
*WINNER of the Audience Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival 2010
* Based on Mordecai Richler’s Acclaimed Best Seller
Film stars Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, Rachelle Lefevre, Scott Speedman and Dustin Hoffman
Screenplay by Michael Konyves
Drama/Comedy Feature Film
Opens in Toronto and Montreal on Friday, December 24th, 2010
Expands to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Halifax, Victoria, and Ottawa on Friday, January 14th, 2010
From producer Robert Lantos, BARNEY'S VERSION based on Mordecai Richler's prize-winning comic novel, is the warm, wise, and witty story of Barney Panofsky, (Paul Giamatti), a seemingly ordinary man who lives an extraordinary life. Barney’s candid confessional spans four decades and two continents, and includes three wives (Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, and Rachelle Lefevre), one outrageous father (Dustin Hoffman), and a charmingly dissolute best friend (Scott Speedman). BARNEY’S VERSION takes us through the many highs -- and a few too many lows -- of a long and colorful life with an unlikely hero at its center —the unforgettable Barney Panofsky.