Bono story stars Gibson, Jovovich, Davies
Wim Wenders’ “The Million Dollar Hotel” will open The 50th Berlin Intl. Film Festival, which runs Feb. 9-20.“Hotel” stars Mel Gibson, Milla Jovovich and Jeremy Davies, and is based on a story idea by U2’s Bono. Screenplay was written by Nicholas Klein. Pic features Gibson as an L.A. federal agent who investigates the death of a billionaire at a seedy hotel. “Hotel” is produced by Berlin Road Movies, and features music composed by Bono and performed by U2. Gibson’s Icon Entertainment will handle worldwide sales. “We are pleased that a film from one of Germany’s most respected directors with a cast of such international stature will open the 50th Berlinale. We are also delighted that for the second consecutive year, a film with German roots has been selected for opening night,” said Moritz de Hadeln, the fest’s exec director. Fest’s golden anniversary edition unspools in its new Potsdamer Platz locale.
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