JUDE LAW KICKS OFF LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
The British actor is part of the cast of 360, the globetrotting romantic drama chosen to launch the 2011 event.
Directed by Brazil’s Fernando Meirelles and written by Peter Morgan of The Queen fame, 360 has a multi-national cast including Sir Anthony Hopkins and Rachel Weisz.
The story of 360 follows a trail of entangled relationships around the world from a prostitute in Vienna to a grieving father traveling in Colorado.
360 had its world debut last month in Toronto and received mixed reviews.
George Clooney, Keira Knightley and Madonna are expected to attend other galas during the two-week festival.
George is expected next week at screenings of two new films, political thriller The Ides of March and family comedy The Descendants.
Madonna will present W.E. – her second film as a director – at the festival, while Keira will grace the UK premiere of her latest project, A Dangerous Method.
The 55th London film festival runs until October 27, showcasing over 200 fiction and documentary features from around the world.