(October 1, 2009 – Burbank, CA) – Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “Due Date.” The film is being directed by Todd Phillips, whose most recent collaboration with Warner Bros. and Legendary, “The Hangover,” broke box office records this past summer. The film stars Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man,” upcoming “Sherlock Holmes”) and Zach Galifianakis (“The Hangover”) as two unlikely companions who are thrown together on a road trip that turns out to be as life-changing as it is outrageous. Also cast in the film are Michelle Monaghan (“Made of Honor”) and Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx, who recently starred alongside Downey in the critically acclaimed “The Soloist.” Downey plays Peter Highman, an expectant first-time father whose wife’s due date is a mere five days away. As Peter hurries to catch a flight home from Atlanta to be at her side for the birth, his best intentions go completely awry when a chance encounter with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis) forces Peter to hitch a ride with Ethan—on what turns out to be a cross-country road trip that will ultimately destroy several cars, numerous friendships and Peter’s last nerve. “Due Date” will be filming in various locations across the USA, including Georgia, New Mexico, Arizona and Los Angeles. Todd Phillips directs from a screenplay by Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland and Adam Sztykiel & Todd Phillips, from a story by Cohen & Freedland. The film is being produced by Phillips and Dan Goldberg, who previously collaborated on “The Hangover.” Scott Budnick, Thomas Tull and Susan Downey are serving as executive producers on the film. The behind-the-scenes creative team from “The Hangover” returns, including director of photography Lawrence Sher, production designer Bill Brzeski, editor Debra Neil-Fisher and costume designer Louise Mingenbach. “Due Date” is currently scheduled for a Fall 2010 release. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, A Green Hat Films Production of A Todd Phillips Movie, “Due Date,” to be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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