‘Heartbreaker’ makes H’wood date

Stars enjoy roles, MGM exec feeling 'good about releases'

MGM execs could hardly be heartbroken at Monday night’s preem of their latest movie, “Heartbreaker,” at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theater.

“We’re feeling very, very good about releases this year,” said MGM vice chairman and chief operations officer Chris McGurk. “Obviously ‘Hannibal’ got us off to a great start, and I think this ‘Heartbreaker’ is a great follow-up. We’re very confident that it’s going to find a wide audience.”

The three leads confessed to enjoying playing the role of heartbreakers.

Jennifer Love Hewitt said, “Just being a bad girl for a while is really, really fun, but in real life being a bad guy is too much high maintenance.”

Sigourney Weaver commented on what attracted her to the role: “I loved the script, it was very funny. It was like the women’s version of ‘Dirty Scoundrel,’ which I just loved.”

Ray Liotta added: “People wouldn’t normally think of me for something like (a heartbreaker). I really feel grateful that they gave me the opportunity.”

Among those at the preem were MGM’s Michael Nathanson, Alex Gartner, Gerry Rich and Larry Gleason; director David Mirkin; producers Irving Ong and John Davis; cast members Jason Lee, Nora Dunn, Carrie Fisher, Jeffrey Jones and Kevin Nealon; and guests Alec Baldwin, Ed Begley Jr., Garry Marshall, John Cleese, Wes Craven, Eric Idle, Garry Shandling, Marla Sokoloff, Beverly Mitchell and Eric McCormack.

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