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The Great Buck Howard

Release Date: March 20, 2009
Limited release

May 29, 2008
Magnolia picks up John Malkovich film

Magnolia Pictures snagged domestic rights to The Great Buck Howard, a film by writer-director Sean McGinley that stars John Malkovich, Colin Hanks, Emily Blunt and Steve Zahn. In it, Malkovich plays the title character, a one-famous mentalist who is pushed back into the limelight. Plans are to put the film in theaters this fall.
Source: Variety





May 24, 2006
Malkovich is Buck Howard

John Malkovich will play the title role in The Great Buck Howard, to be directed by Sean McGinly. The comedy is about an unlucky magician (Malkovich) and his assistant (Colin Hanks) as they struggle to find some magic and kick start his career. Tom Hanks also co-stars as the assistant's father.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter





May 19, 2005
Playtone looks for magic

Playtone, the production company owned by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, will produce The Great Buck Howard and have set Hanks' son Colin to star alongside Kevin Kline. Tom Hanks will also appear onscreen as the father of Colin's character. The movie follows the ups and downs of a magician and his assistant as the pair attempt to inject new life into their careers. Sean McGinly will direct from his own screenplay.
Source: Variety

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