World Premiere of the Clint Eastwood film Gran Torino
Tuesday, December 9th
Crew Arrivals: 5:00pm
Celebrity Arrivals: 6:00pm
Steven J. Ross Theater
Warner Bros. Lot
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
From the film: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang and Ahney Her, will be joined by celebrity guests to be announced shortly.
Clint Eastwood stars in Gran Torino, marking his first film role since his Oscar-winning “Million Dollar Baby.” Eastwood plays retired auto worker Walt Kowalski, an iron-willed veteran living in a changing world, who is forced by his immigrant neighbors to confront his own long-held prejudices. The people he once called his neighbors have all moved or passed away, replaced by Hmong immigrants, from Southeast Asia, he despises. Resentful of virtually everything and everyone he sees, Walt is just waiting out the rest of his life…until the night his teenage neighbor Thao (Bee Vang) tries to steal his prized `72 Gran Torino, under pressure from Hmong gang-bangers. But Walt stands in the way of both the heist and the gang, making him the reluctant hero of the neighborhood—especially to Thao’s mother and older sister, Sue (Ahney Her), who insist that Thao work for Walt as a way to make amends. Though he initially wants nothing to do with these people, Walt eventually gives in and puts the boy to work, setting into motion an unlikely friendship that will change both their lives.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents the Malpaso Production, Gran Torino. The film is directed by Clint Eastwood from a screenplay by Nick Schenk, story by Dave Johannson and Nick Schenk. Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz and Bill Gerber are the producers, with Jenette Kahn, Adam Richman, Tim Moore and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers.
Find out more about Gran Torino at the film’s official website www.thegrantorino.com.