Second life for 'Brian'

DawtreyI, Adam
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/23/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 62, p29
Trade Publication
In direct response to the American uproar over Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ' the Monty-Python team is planning a 25th anniversary Stateside re-release of its comedy "Life of Brian." The 1979 movie, about the hapless Brian of Nazareth who spends his life being mistaken for the Messiah, will be distributed by Rainbow Releasing, which previously handled U.S. re-release of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." Plan is to open the pie at the end of April 2004 in New York and Los Angeles, California. Columbia TriStar, which owns the international distribution rights, may also consider a re-release in selected foreign territories.


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