(July 14, 2000 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Bel-Air Entertainment’s “Sweet November,” starring KEANU REEVES and CHARLIZE THERON, has wrapped production. Production commenced April 6 in San Francisco. In the 3 Arts Entertainment Production, Reeves portrays a busy advertising executive who meets a free-spirited woman (Theron) who persuades him to spend a month with her so that she can help him work through his unresolved emotional issues. What neither counts on is falling in love. Directed by Pat O’Connor (“Dancing At Lughnasa,” “Circle of Friends”), the film also stars JASON ISAACS (“The End of the Affair”), GREG GERMANN (“Ally McBeal”), Frank Langella (“Dracula”) and youngster LIAM AIKEN (“Stepmom”). DEBORAH AAL STOFF, ERWIN STOFF (“The Matrix,” “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me”) and ELLIOTT KASTNER produce the film. STEVEN REUTHER (“Sommersby,” “Pretty Woman,” “Made In America”) and WENDY WANDERMAN serve as the executive producers. The screenplay is by KURT VOELKER & BECKY JOHNSTON, based on Herman Raucher’s 1968 screenplay, “Sweet November.” ED LACHMAN, A.S.C. (“Erin Brockovich”) serves as the director of photography and ANNE COATES (“Erin Brockovich,”Academy Award-winner for “Field of Dreams”) is the editor. NAOMI SHOHAN (“American Beauty”) is the production designer. SHAY CUNLIFFE (“City of Angels”) is the costume designer. The film was shot over 10 weeks at various locations throughout San Francisco, including Potrero Hill, the Mission District, the Presidio and the Financial District, and on stages on Treasure Island. Keanu Reeves recently starred in the Warner Bros. Pictures megahit “The Matrix” and will next be seen in “The Replacements” for Bel-Air Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures. He starred opposite costar Theron in “The Devil’s Advocate.” Charlize Theron starred in the Oscar-nominated “The Cider House Rules” and will be seen in Robert Redford’s “The Legend of Bagger Vance.” The film will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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