The King's Speech Crew Go For The Hotel Big Guns In the Pre-Oscar Campaign
The cast and crew of the award-grabbing Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush flick are checking into big-name hotels on both coasts to build buzz ahead of the Oscars on February 27, where the film is up for a jaw-dropping 12 awards.
First up this week was a fete at the Chateau Marmont that predictably drew a giant roster of stars, including co-stars Firth and Rush. Director Tom Hooper and money man Harvey Weinstein were also on hand—along with Renee Zellweger, Quentin Tarantino, Michelle Williams and Jeremy Piven, according to The Daily. Apparently, James Franco was also in the house but not at the party.
No sooner did the Sunset Strip party close than did the Mandarin Oriental in New York play host to a dinner for Rush. Leading a talk about the actor's role was Time magazine's Richard Stengel who moderated a convo with Hooper, writer David Seidler and Mad Men director Neil Armfield. Also in the house was Baz Luhrmann, who told Page Six about progress on his upcoming Great Gatsby remake.
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