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ENTRAPMENT

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Screen legend and OscarĀ® winner Sean Connery plays Mac, a solitary master thief whose world is turned upside down when he meets insurance investigator Gin, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones

Screen legend and Oscar® winner Sean Connery plays Mac, a solitary master thief whose world is turned upside down when he meets insurance investigator Gin, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones. ENTRAPMENT is Zeta-Jones' first role since The Mask of Zorro, in which she ignited considerable cinematic fireworks as one Zorro's daughter and another's future wife.

Playing the role of Mac's associate, Thibadeaux, is Golden Globe Award winner Ving Rhames, whose versatility can be seen in films such as Pulp Fiction and Mission: Impossible. Acclaimed actor Will Patton (No Way Out, Armageddon) plays Gin's boss, Hector Cruz, and Maury Chaykin (Dances With Wolves, The Mask of Zorro) plays black marketer Conrad Greene.

Twentieth Century Fox and Regency Enterprises present a Fountainbridge Films and a Michael Hertzberg Production, ENTRAPMMENT. The film is directed by Jon Amiel (Copycat, Sommersby). The screenplay is by Academy Award® winner Ron Bass (Rain Man, My Best Friend's Wedding) and William Broyles (the upcoming Cast Away), with a story by Ron Bass and Michael Hertzberg. ENTRAPMENT is produced by Sean Connery, Michael Hertzberg and Rhonda Tollefson, with Lain Smith, Ron Bass and Arnon Milehan serving as executive producers.

The director of photography is Phil Meheux, B.S.C., the production designer is Norman Garwood and the editor is Terry Rawlings, A.C.E. Music is by Christopher Young.

ENTRAPMENT began its journey to the screen when Ron Bass pitched the story to Fountainbridge Films partners Sean Connery and Rhonda Tollefson in only seven lines. Connery and Tollefson recognized the potential in the brief pitch, which described two very different characters - the worldly thief and the beautiful and tough insurance investigator out to make a name for herself- who form an unexpected alliance.

As the screenplay evolved, the relationship between Mac and Gin was further developed, becoming pivotal to the plot. Tollefson notes: "We wanted to pursue a character-driven plot, which we hope will keep audiences guessing about the relationships and the adventures."

According to Sean Connery, ENTRAPMENT is "a good yarn, with wit, and an intriguing romantic element that puts a real sting in the tale. It's like a Peking Opera -each character has an agenda different from the one they initially appear to have."

Connery's appreciation of the screenplay stems from more than an actor s perspective. Serving as one of the film's producers, he was heavily involved, with Tollefson, in the development of the script, casting and pre-production.

Once shooting commenced, their duties became more distinct. "Rhonda looked after the day-to-day, nuts-and-bolts of the production," Connery explains. "I saw my contribution as producer as keeping up the momentum of filming and working with director Jon Amiel, the crew and the other actors to maintain a set where everything was enjoyable as much as possible."

Returning to the subject of the story and his character, Connery reflects on the changes that Mac undergoes. At first, Mac's agenda is a simple one. "He's a loner," Connery offers, "who appreciates art and beauty. He is totally prepared for every contingency. The one thing he's not prepared for is this woman. In the course of the film, she turns the tables on him a few times."

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