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'Get Low' rolls out a red carpet premiere for Robert Duvall and friends in Beverly Hills

July 28, 2010 | 10:37 am

Robert-duvall-get-low The film "Get Low," which stars Robert Duvall and has been making the festival rounds, finally rolled into Beverly Hills on Tuesday night with a red carpet premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Producer Dean Zanuck described the film's premise to The Times recently: "It's based on an event that took place in the 1930s in Kingston, Tenn., where a man named Felix Breazeale threw a funeral for himself while he was still alive and over 12,000 people showed up, and it was covered by the AP and Life magazine."

Now, there weren't quite 12,000 people on the red carpet with Zanuck and his father, Richard Zanuck, but cast members including Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Scott Cooper, Lucas Black and Bill Cobbs turned out, along with the likes of James Caan, Mira Sorvino, Jon Lovitz, Rich Sommer of "Mad Men" and more. 

Get Low Beverly Hills premiere Christopher Backus and Mira Sorvino Click the photo of Sorvino with her husband, Christopher Backus, at right to launch a gallery of pictures from the red carpet, and read more from cast member Bill Murray and other "Get Low" folks at the links below.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Upper photo: Robert Duvall arrives at the Beverly Hills premiere of Sony Pictures' "Get Low," at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday. Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Lower photo: Christopher Backus and Mira Sorvino on the "Get Low" red carpet. Credit: Christopher Pizzello / Associated Press

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