The Tribeca Film Festival has tapped the romantic drama Lucky You, directed by Curtis Hanson, to have its world premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. Lucky You, a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, stars Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall and Debra Messing, many of whom will attend the star-studded gala premiere on May 1st.
“Lucky You is a romantic drama with a stellar cast, and we are delighted to be able to host its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Festival. “Warner Bros. has had a film premiere at the festival each year since its start, and we are pleased that they have brought us this film by Curtis Hanson, with so many of today’s favorite stars joining us.”
In Lucky You, Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential, Wonder Boys, 8 Mile) brings us a story of human relationships set in the high-stakes world of Las Vegas. Billie Offer (Drew Barrymore) is a young singer from Bakersfield with more heart than talent. Huck Cheever (Eric Bana) is a poker player whose emotions at the table often undermine his exceptional skill, especially when he is heads up with his father, poker legend L.C. Cheever (Robert Duvall). The one aptitude Billie and Huck seem to share is a knack for reading people—the difference is what they do with that gift. While Huck’s instincts enable him to take advantage of his opponents at the poker table and expertly avoid both emotional connections and long-term commitments in his personal life, Billie uses her intuition to see the emotional truth of those around her and sympathize with their pain. When these two meet, the real game begins. If Huck is going to win Billie’s heart, he must learn to play cards the way he has been living life and live his life the way he has been playing cards.
Directed by Curtis Hanson from a screenplay by Eric Roth & Hanson, from a story by Eric Roth, Lucky You is produced by Denise Di Novi, Curtis Hanson and Carol Fenelon. The executive producer is Bruce Berman, with Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda co-producing. Lucky You will be released nationwide on May 4th.