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Bewitched - Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Nora Ephron

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Movie propaganda

Just when his career hits an all-time low, a conceited and frustrated movie star, Jack Wyatt (Will Ferrell), gets one last shot when he's cast to do a remake of a cult TV series, Bewitched, playing the lead role of 'Darren'. In search of his leading lady, 'Samantha', the competitive, insecure Wyatt makes it pretty clear to his producers that his co-star needs to be an unknown, so as not to steal his thunder. Finally, after weeks of searching, he finds the perfect witch in the shy Isabel Bigelow (Nicole Kidman), but he has no idea just how 'perfect' she really is. So, as the script for the popular show is being re-tooled to, instead, centre around Darren's character, the actor Wyatt soon discovers that his increasingly annoyed new leading lady, Isabel - who begins to wreak havoc on set - is an actual witch, who can truly cast spells.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film comedy TV romance remake Hollywood witch actor

Persons of interest

  • Nicole Kidman .... Isabel Bigelow/Samantha Stephens
  • Will Ferrell .... Jack Wyatt/Darrin Stephens
  • Shirley MacLaine .... Iris Smythson/Endora
  • Michael Caine .... Nigel
  • Michael Badalucco .... Joey Props
  • Roxanne Beckford .... Francine Michaels
  • Heather Burns .... Nina Johnson
  • Steve Carell .... Uncle Arthur
  • Kristin Chenoweth .... Marie
  • Julie Claire .... Hillary
  • David Alan Grier .... Jim
  • Richard Kind .... Abner Kravitz
  • Joan Plowright .... Aunt Clara
  • Jason Schwartzman .... Ritchie
  • Amy Sedaris .... Gladys Kravitz
  • Carole Shelley .... Aunt Clara
  • Todd Stashwick .... Hall Smith
  • Jim Turner .... Larry
  • Joe Zymblosky .... Randall
  • Adam McKay .... Screenwriter
  • Delia Ephron .... Screenwriter
  • Nora Ephron .... Screenwriter
  • Nora Ephron .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • Bewitched official movie site
  • Bewitched production notes
  • Bewitched QuickTime movie trailers:
  • Awards and film festivals:
    • Australian Effects and Animation Festival (AEAF) 2005: Nominated: Feature Film VFX
    • Razzie Awards 2005: Won: Worst Screen Couple (Will Ferrell, Nicole Kidman); Nominated: Worst Screenplay (Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron, Adam McKay), Worst Director (Nora Ephron), Worst Remake Or Sequel, Worst Actor (Will Ferrell)
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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report


Security censorship classification

PG (Mild sexual references, mild themes, mild coarse language)

Surveillance time

102 minutes (1:42 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 7 July 2005
DVD rental: 9 November 2005
VHS rental: 9 November 2005

Cinema surveillance images

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