CHRISTIAN BALE (John Preston)
Christian Bale's career has garnered praise for a number of memorable performances including Gillian Armstrong's "Little Women," Christopher Hampton's "The Secret Agent," Jane Campion's "The Portrait of a Lady," Philip Saville's "Metroland," Jeremy Thomas' "All the Little Animals," Todd Hayne's "Shaft" Mary Harron's "American Psycho'and John Madden's "Captain Corelli's Mandolin. "
Most recently, he was seen in Rob Bowman's "Reign of Fire," and Lisa Cholodenko's "Laurel Canyon" is due out next year.
TAYE DIGGS (Brandt)
Rising star Taye Diggs made his feature film debut starring opposite Angela Bassett in box-office hit "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" and since then has turned heads in every role he has chosen.
Diggs was recently seen starring opposite Sanna Lathan & Queen Latifah, in "Brown Sugar" and in "The Way of the Gun", written and directed by Chris McQuarrie. Diggs received much acclaim for his lead role in the romantic comedy, "The Best Man," which has since gone on to become one of the top ten highest grossing African American films in history. He also starred in the blockbuster thriller "The House on Haunted Hill. "
His upcoming projects include: "The Untitled Jamie Kennedy" project with Jamie Kennedy, Blair Underwood, Ryan O'Neal, and Bo Derek; Miramax's highly anticipated screen adaptation of "Chicago" with Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly and Mya, and "Basic," playing a soldier in Samuel L. Jackson's ranks which also stars John Travolta, Giovanni Ribisi and Connie Nielsen.
Digg's talent was first recognized in Broadway's critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning play "Rent," with his role as Benny the landlord. His first job out of college in 1994 was a coveted role in the ensemble cast of the five-time Tony Award winning play "Carousel," in which he also worked as an understudy.
On television, Diggs has appeared on "New York Undercover," "Law and Order" and "Guiding Light," and he was last seen guest starring on David E. Kelly's hit "Ally McBeal".
Born in New Jersey, he grew up in Rochester, New York attending High School of the Arts. He received his BFA degree from Syracuse University, where he studied theater, and was discovered by an agent while performing in a showcase during his senior year in college.
Diggs resides in New York.
EMILY WATSON (Mary)
Over the course of the last several years, Emily Watson has quickly become one of the entertainment industry's most acclaimed actresses. She first caught the world's attention for her memorable performance as "Bess" in Lars Von Trier's "Breaking The Waves," her first feature film. For her heartbreaking performance, she received Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominations and won the New York Film Critics Circle Award and the Felix Award for Best Actress, and the London Film Critics Circle Award for British Newcomer of the Year in 1997.
She received her second Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, in addition to a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress in 1999 for her riveting performance as 'Jackie' in "Hilary and Jackie. "
Emily also starred along with Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes and Sir Anthony Hopkins in "Red Dragon," the prequel to "Silence of the Lambs. " She can also currently be seen in "Punch- Drunk Love," an offbeat romantic comedy by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, co-starring Adam Sandler.
Emily Watson returns to the London stage, where she will star at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in two productions - "Uncle Vanya" (Sonya) and "Twelfth Night" (Viola), both directed by Academy-Award winning director Sam Mendes ("American Beauty," "The Road to Perdition"). Both plays will be performed in repertoire, and scheduled to be performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City in early 2003.
Over the past several years, Emily has starred in a number of prestigious films including: Robert Altman's "Gosford Park," Tim Robbin's
"Cradle Will Rock," Alan Parker's "Angela's Ashes", Alan Rudolph's "Trixie," in which she starred with Nick Nolte. She also starred with John Turturro in "The Luzhin Defense," and "Metroland" which is based on the Julian Barnes novel, in which she starred opposite Christian Bale.
WILLIAM FICHTNER (Jurgen)
William Fichtner was last seen in Ridley Scott's "Black Hawk Down. " Other credits include "What's the Worst Thing That Could Happen," "A Perfect Storm," "Drowning Mona," "Passion of Mind," "Go," the box office hit "Armageddon," "The Underneath" directed by Steven Soderburgh, Michael Mann's "Heat," and "Strange Days" directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Fichtner also played the blind astronomer in "Contact," opposite Jodie Foster and starred in Kevin Spacey's directorial debut, "Albino Alligator. "
ANGUS MACFADYEN (DuPont)
Scottish-born actor Angus Macfadyen has been seen in a range of characters through his career, from the famed director 'Orson Welles' in the Tim Robbins' "Cradle Will Rock," to 'Peter Lawford' in HBO's critically acclaimed
"The Rat Pack. "
He was most recently seen in Warner Brothers "The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood," starring opposite Sandra Bullock and Ellen Burstyn. Macfadyen is perhaps best known for his role in Mel Gibson's Academy Award winning "Braveheart" as 'Robert the Bruce. ' His other feature film credits include "Titus," "Lanai-Loa," "Snide & Prejudice," "Nevada," "Still Breathing," "Warrior of Virtue" and "The Brylcream Boys. "
For television, Macfadyen portrayed 'Zeus' in the NBC mini-series "Jason and the Argonauts," and 'Richard Burton' in "Destiny - the Elizabeth Taylor Story" for NBC. He also was seen in the British television movies "Takin' Over the Asylum" for BBC Scotland, and "The Lost Language of Cranes" for the BBC.
Educated in France, Macfadyen attended the University of Edinburgh and the Central School of Speech and Drama. He began his acting career on the stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he was part of such plays as "The Tempest," "Cloud Nine" and "The Immortal. " Macfadyen has also written several plays, including "1905," which received the 1991 Questors Theatre Student Playwriting Award.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
KURT WIMMER (Writer / Director)
Kurt Wimmer makes his directorial debut with EQUILIBRIUM, based on his own original vision of a sci-fi world. Wimmer graduated from the University of South Florida in the fall of 1987 with a BFA degree in Art History. From there, he traveled to Los Angeles where he has worked for the last 12 years as a screenwriter. He has worked for nearly every major studio on a number of films including "The Thomas Crown Affair," "Sphere" and "The Recruit. "