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Brothers Grimm film set for release in Fall 2004

  TWIG - Heath Ledger and Matt Damon will star in the new film "The Brothers Grimm" by British director Terry Gilliam. The film, due to be released in November 2004, is a fantastical recounting of the lives of the great storytellers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, who traveled 19th century Germany collecting tales passed down by oral tradition.

Gilliam, famous for odd films such as the post-apocalyptic "Brazil" and his role in the "Monty Python" series, adds his own twist to the historical brothers famous for their "Fairy tales." The Brothers Grimm led the German Romantic movement by collecting folk tales from around the countryside and compiling them into one volume of stories that begin "Once upon a time..."

But unlike the historical figures Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, who were linguists at the University of Marburg, Gilliam’s "Jake" and "Will" are cunning con men who deceive townspeople into believing that spirits and monsters reside in their homes. Naturally, the ghosts can be exorcised for a small fee. The duo seems poised on the brink of modest wealth until they are hired to match wits with an enchanting sorceress played by Monica Bellucci.

This is the second of three recent European film projects for Matt Damon. After filming "Brothers Grimm" closed in Prague last year, Damon moved to Berlin, where he began filming the sequel to "The Bourne Identity," called "The Bourne Supremacy."
Republished with permission from "The Week in Germany"


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