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
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
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
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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