Edward Norton and Robert de Niro topbill the crime melodrama Stone

Sep 15, 2010
In Stone, the character of Robert de Niro (left) has the power to decide if Edward Norton's character (right) will be released from prison.

A convicted arsonist (Edward Norton) tries to manipulate a correctional officer (Robert De Niro) in order to secure his parole. The prisoner places his beautiful wife (Milla Jovovich) in the lawman's path for Overture Film's upcoming drama titled Stone.


A thought-provoking film directed by John Curran (The Painted Veil) and written by Angus McLachlan (Junebug), Stone will be shown soon exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Trinoma, Glorietta 4 & Greenbelt 3).


In the film, as parole officer Jack Mabry counts the days toward a quiet retirement, he is asked to review the case of Gerald "Stone" Creeson, in prison for covering up the murder of his grandparents with a fire. Now eligible for early release, Stone needs to convince Jack he has reformed, but his attempts to influence the older man's decision have profound and unexpected effects on them both.


Stone
skillfully weaves together the parallel journeys of two men grappling with dark impulses, as the line between lawman and lawbreaker becomes precariously thin. The film also features Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil series) as Lucetta, Stone's sexy, casually amoral wife, and Golden Globe® winner Frances Conroy (TV's Six Feet Under) as Madylyn, Jack's devout, long-suffering spouse.

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Set against the quiet desperation of an economically ravaged community and the stifling brutality of a maximum security prison, this tale of passion, betrayal and corruption examines the fractured lives of two volatile men breaking from their troubled pasts to face uncertain futures.

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In Stone, the character of Robert de Niro (left) has the power to decide if Edward Norton's character (right) will be released from prison.
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