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'RED' premiere: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman make for an extremely dangerous red carpet

October 12, 2010 |  3:13 pm


Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman led a not-exactly-undercover assault on the red carpet outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre for the premiere of "RED" on Monday in Hollywood.

RED-gallery-refer "RED," incidentally, is short for "retired, extremely dangerous," and the film is an action comedy about former CIA black-ops types based on a darker graphic novel.

Other faces from the cast included Mary-Louise Parker, Richard Dreyfuss and Ernest Borgnine, one of whom plays Willis' love interest in the action comedy.

(No, it's not Borgnine -- though clicking on the pic of him and wife Tova at right will launch a gallery of red carpet arrivals.)

Rumer Willis and her dad's real life love interest, wife Emma Heming, made the scene, as well as Willis' "The Expendables" costar Sylvester Stallone with wife Jennifer Flavin, Jodie Foster, 50 Cent (that's Mr. Cent to you), "Weird Al" Yankovich, "Twilight" cutie BooBoo Stewart with sister Fievel Stewart, and Taylor Hackford, whose MIA wife Helen Mirren is cast in "RED" as "the best wetworks asset in the business."

An after-party was held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. "RED" opens Friday in U.S. theaters.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

[For the record, 4:47 p.m.: An earlier version of this post gave Frank Moses credit as author of the graphic novel. Moses is in fact the novel's main character, played in the film version by Willis. Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner created the novel. The Ministry is considering sticking to its old "Archie and Veronica" comic books from now on.]

Photos: (Top) Sylvester Stallone, left, hit the red carpet with "RED" star Bruce Willis at Grauman's Chinese Theater on Monday. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters.  (Bottom)  Second photo: Tova and Ernest Borgnine arrive at the "RED" premiere. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Related dispatches -- with photo galleries -- from the Ministry of Gossip:

'Hereafter' premiere: Luciana Barroso glows with hubby Matt Damon on the red carpet

'Fair Game' premiere: Spying on Naomi Watts and Valerie Plame Wilson in New York

'Conviction' premiere: Hilary Swank, Minnie Driver and the real women who inspired their characters