Freeman to host AFI countdown

CBS special will include newly eligible films

Morgan Freeman has been tapped to host the 10th installment of AFI’s annual movie countdown series.

This year’s special, airing June 20 on CBS, will revisit AFI’s “100 Years … 100 Movies” theme, ranking the 100 greatest movies in cinema history (Daily Variety, Jan. 19). Updated special will include newly eligible films such as “American Beauty,” “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings.”

Special will include appearances by Halle Berry, Peter Bogdanovich, Laurence Fishburne, Peter Fonda, Harrison Ford, William Friedkin, Dennis Hopper, Norman Jewison, Spike Lee, Shirley MacLaine, Malcolm McDowell, Liza Minnelli, Sydney Pollack, Debbie Reynolds, Martin Scorsese, Martin Sheen and M. Night Shyamalan.

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