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USA: Samuel Goldwyn Films / Roadside Attractions
UK: Metrodome Distribution
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Ron Livingston, James Woods, Jane Krakowski, Elisabeth Harnois, Selma Blair, Adi Schnall, Stark Sands, Danny Comden, Jaime King, Veena Bidasha, Alex Desert, Mike Erwin, David Garcia, Brent Goldberg, Logan Harrington, Michael Hitchcock, Tina Holmes, Robert Joy, Clyde Kusatsu, Johnny K Lewis, Amber Matthews, Cody McMains, Navid Negahban, James Snyder, Angelo Spizzirri, Christopher Thornton, David Wagner, Julie Wittner, Ira Wood, Josh Zuckerman
Director: Marcos Siega
USA: 104 mins
UK: 110 mins
UK Certificate: 18 contains very strong sex references
USA Release Date: 12 August 2005 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 23 June 2006
PRETTY PERSUASION accomplishes the nearly impossible feat of making the lives of privileged teenaged girls into the stuff of sophisticated comedy, featuring a star-making lead performance by one of today's most exciting young actresses, Evan Rachel Wood (THIRTEEN, UPSIDE OF ANGER).
Wood plays Kimberly Joyce, an insanely intelligent, wildly funny, shockingly cruel and sexy-beyond-her-years Beverly Hills teenager who will stop at nothing to become famous. Believing the world is an orchestra and she is the conductor, Kimberly masterfully manipulates all those around her. She convinces her two best friends to join her in a campaign against their befuddled teacher, Mr. Anderson, played to nebbishy perfection by Ron Livingston (ADAPTATION, OFFICE SPACE). Kimberly entangles the entire Beverly Hills community in her carefully woven web of seduction and deceit. A clever comedy with many turns, PRETTY PERSUASION has an ending that nobody but Kimberly can predict!
Wood leads an all-star cast that also includes James Woods, Elisabeth Harnois, Jane Krakowski, Jaime King and Selma Blair. It is the directorial debut of acclaimed music video director Marcos Siega, and written by Skander Halim. It had its world premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Siega also produces with Matthew Weaver and Carl Levin of Prospect Pictures, and Todd Dagres. Executive Producers are Joni Sighvatsson, Eric Kopeloff, Rob Ortiz and Prospect's Jason Barhydt.