Life of David Gale, The : Laura Linney Interview

David Gale (Spacey) is a man who has tried hard to live by his principles but in a bizarre twist of fate, this devoted father, popular professor and respected death penalty opponent finds himself on Death Row for the rape and murder of fellow activist Constance Hallaway (Linney).

With only three days before his scheduled execution, Gale agrees to give Pulitzer-hungry reporter Bitsey Bloom (Winslet) the exclusive interview she's been chasing.

But Bitsey soon realizes that this assignment is more than she bargained for, and that a man's life is in her hands. Putting her own safety in jeopardy, she frantically races to piece together the shocking events surrounding Constance's death, before it's too late

Laura Linney (Constance Harraway)

Laura Linney received an Academy Award® nomination in 2001 for her performance in Kenneth Lonergan's widely praised independent film, You Can Count On Me, opposite Matthew Broderick and Mark Ruffalo.

She was awarded Best Actress by the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics, and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Independent Spirit Award. Most recently, Linney won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Iris Bravard in Showtime's Wild Iris. In addition, she was recently nominated for a Tony Award for her role in The Crucible on Broadway.

Prior to this, Linney appeared in such films as Primal Fear opposite Richard Gere, Peter Weir's The Truman Show, Clint Eastwood's Absolute Power and The House of Mirth, based on Edith Wharton's turn-of-the-century novel of the same name.

Linney made her feature film debut in Congo. Most recently, she re-teamed with Richard Gere for The Mothman Prophecies, which was released in 2002. She recently completed production on the romantic ensemble comedy Love Actually, as well as Clint Eastwood's Mystic River, starring opposite Sean Penn.

UK Release: March 14th 2003
US Release: February 21st 2003
Distributor: UIP
Cert: 15
Running Time: 130 mins

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