"Doubt" Stars and Creator Guest on "Charlie Rose" Dec. 12

News   "Doubt" Stars and Creator Guest on "Charlie Rose" Dec. 12
The Dec. 12 broadcast of the "Charlie Rose" show will feature interviews with the writer/director (John Patrick Shanley) and two of the stars (Meryl Streep and Viola Davis) of the "Doubt" film.

"Doubt," the film version of Shanley's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play — about "the quest for truth, the forces of change, and the devastating consequences of blind justice in an age defined by moral conviction" — opens in New York and Los Angeles Dec. 12.

Academy Award winners Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman head a cast that also includes Amy Adams and Davis. The Miramax film will open in additional cities Dec. 19 and will open nationwide Dec. 25.

In "Doubt," according to press notes, it's 1964 at "St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A vibrant, charismatic priest, Father Flynn (Hoffman), is trying to upend the school's strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Streep), the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community, and, indeed, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James (Adams), a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius is galvanized to begin a crusade to both unearth the truth and expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without a shred of proof or evidence except her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn, a battle that threatens to tear apart the church and school with devastating consequences."

"Charlie Rose" airs in the New York metropolitan area on WNET Channel 13, from 11 PM-midnight; check local listings.

For more information visit www.charlierose.com.

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