Frears' film 'The Queen' will kickstart Gotham event
The North American preem of “The Queen,” the latest pic from “Mrs. Henderson Presents” helmer Stephen Frears, will open the New York Film Festival on Sept. 29 at Lincoln Center. The film centers on the royals just after the death of Princess Diana in 1997. Helen Mirren stars as Queen Elizabeth II, with James Cromwell as Prince Philip and Michael Sheen as Prime Minister Tony Blair.