London Film Festival announces line-up

An impressive list of potential U.S. blockbusters has been announced for the 45th London Film Festival, scheduled for Nov. 7-22.

They include Disney/Pixar’s Monsters Inc., Novocaine, starring Steve Martin, and the John Woo-directed
Windtalkers, starring Nicolas Cage and Christian Slater. The festival’s opener will be Robert Altman‘s Gosford Park, the first film the director has ever shot in Britain, whose cast includes Kristin Scott Thomas, Ryan Phillippe, Alan Bates and Stephen Fry. Among other offerings, the festival will feature gala screenings of the British film Last Orders with Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings and Ray Winstone; and Jean Luc-Godard’s Eloge de l’amour.