May 21, 2004 09:49 PM US Eastern Timezone
``Ocean's Twelve'' Meets Jaguar F1 at Grand Prix of Monaco
MILTON KEYNES, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2004--The Jaguar Racing Team will receive an exclusive launch at the Monaco Grand Prix (22nd & 23rd May) when cast members of "Ocean's Twelve," the much anticipated sequel to the 2001 movie blockbuster "Ocean's Eleven," join other race fans in the stands.
Imagery from the movie forms a central part of Jaguar Racing's presence at Monaco, with branding unique in its scale and scope appearing across the entire team, from team shirts, drivers' & mechanics' overalls to the team's pit-lane garage and the cars themselves. It is the first time a Hollywood film has built a significant relationship with a Formula One team to reach F1's worldwide TV audience of over 400 million for the season's most glamorous race.
Jerry Weintraub, producer of "Ocean's Twelve," said; "The Monaco Grand Prix is the highlight of the global racing calendar and "Ocean's Twelve" will be one of the most exhilarating, thrilling and stylish films of the year. Formula One is the perfect audience for us, and Jaguar Racing the preferred partner."
The Monaco F1 launch stems from an agreement between "Ocean's Twelve" and Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin, all of which appear prominently in the film.
Joe Greenwell, Chairman and CEO, Jaguar and Land Rover, and Board Director, Jaguar Racing, said: "`Ocean's Twelve' oozes style, sophistication and luxury -- qualities integral to the cars in the movie. We're bringing together Hollywood's most anticipated movie of the year, the biggest race in the F1 calendar and some of our most desirable cars -- it's an incredibly exciting mix."
"Ocean's Twelve" reunites the entire cast of 2001's worldwide hit "Ocean's Eleven" and welcomes Oscar-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones and internationally acclaimed actor Vincent Cassel. The film stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac and Julia Roberts. Stars Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Elliott Gould, Eddie Jemison and Carl Reiner round out the cast. The film is executive produced by Susan Ekins, John Hardy and Bruce Berman. The production designer is Philip Messina; the editor is Academy Award-winner Stephen Mirrione. The new script is written by George Nolfi. Costumes are designed by two-time Oscar winner Milena Canonero. The film is a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, produced by Jerry Weintraub and directed by Steven Soderbergh. It will be released in the United States on December 10 and in Europe on December 15.