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‘In-Laws’ set for Gala preem at Tribeca fest

Zellweger's 'Love' will open fest

Franchise Pictures and Warner Bros.’ “The In-Laws,” starring Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks, will world premiere May 10 in the Saturday night gala spot of the second Tribeca Film Festival, with cast and filmmakers expected to walk the red carpet.

Directed by Andrew Fleming and set for May 23 release via Warners, the comedy stars Douglas as a secret agent and irreverent father of the groom who gives Brooks’ conservative podiatrist and father of the bride a bad case of jitters prior to their offspring’s wedding.

“We are excited to feature ‘The In-Laws’ as our Saturday Night Gala Premiere,” event co-founder Jane Rosenthal said. “It is a wonderful, fun film for us to premiere, and we are thrilled to have Franchise Pictures and Warner Bros. join us again this year.”

Robin Tunney, Ryan Reynolds and Candice Bergen also star in the film, written by Nat Maudlin and Ed Solomon based on a screenplay by Andrew Bergman. Bill Gerber, Elie Samaha, Bill Todman Jr. and Joel Simon produced; Andrew Stevens, Tracee Stanley and Oliver Hengst were exec producers.

‘Love’ opens fest

Tribeca fest runs May 3-11 at various locations in lower Manhattan. Previously announced opening event is Fox’s romantic comedy “Down With Love,” directed by Peyton Reed and starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.

Feature and documentary competitions for the fest were announced last week. Remaining out-of-competition slate will be unveiled in the coming days, including the East Coast premiere of New Zealander Niki Caro’s “Whale Rider” — which won audience awards at the Toronto and Sundance fests and will be released June 6 by Newmarket — and HBO’s “My House in Umbria,” directed by Richard Loncraine and starring Maggie Smith, Chris Cooper and Timothy Spall.

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