WASHINGTON D.C. (April 15, 2015) – The cast of "Fantastic Four," Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell, will receive the "CinemaCon® Ensemble Award" it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), will be held April 20 – 23, 2015, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The cast of "Fantastic Four" will be presented with this special honor at the "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony to take place on Thursday, April 23, in the evening at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.
"It’s not very often that we have the opportunity to award an entire cast for their stellar performances," noted Neuhauser. "CinemaCon is privileged to have Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell joining us this year at the Big Screen Achievement Awards. This group of young actors is sure to continue stunning audiences when they hit the big screen for their upcoming film 'Fantastic Four.'"
"Fantastic Four" will be released via 20th Century Fox on August 7, 2015. A contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, "Fantastic Four," centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. The film is directed by Josh Trank from a screenplay by Jeremy Slater and Simon Kinberg & Josh Trank, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The producers are Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn, Hutch Parker, Robert Kulzer, and Gregory Goodman.
Miles Teller first broke onto the screen with his standout performance opposite Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole." Teller is also known for his roles in "The Spectacular Now," "Whiplash," "Divergent," and "Insurgent." He can also be seen in the upcoming films "Get A Job," and "Bleed for This."
Michael B. Jordan first drew the attention of moviegoing audiences with his breakout roles in "Red Tails," and "Fruitvale Station." On the small screen he has had reoccurring rolls on some of the most critically acclaimed shows on television including "The Wire," "Friday Night Lights," and "Parenthood." In addition to "Fantastic Four," Jordan can be seen later this year starring opposite Sylvester Stallone in "Creed."
Kate Mara made her feature film debut at age 15 when she appeared in "Random Hearts." Mara’s list of film credits include "Brokeback Mountain," "We Are Marshall," "Shooter," "127 Hours," "The Martian," "Transcendence," "Transsiberian" and most recently she completed filming on the thriller "Man Down."
Jamie Bell rose to fame when he was still a teenager after staring Stephen Daldry’s "Billy Elliot." Since then, Bell has appeared in films including "Nicholas Nickleby," "Snowpiercer," "Filth," "Man on a Ledge," "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn," "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Jumper," to name a few. Currently, Bell stars on AMC’s "Turn."
CinemaCon will attract upwards of 5,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry –from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas – all on hand to celebrate the movie-going experience and the cinema industry. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office.
CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow partners. CinemaCon is also delighted to have as its official presenting sponsor The Coca-Cola Company, one of the industry’s greatest and highly regarded and respected partners in the world of the movies.
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 32,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 81 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.
Additional information on CinemaCon can be found at www.cinemacon.com.
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