City of Ember


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Discover The Secret

Synopsis

This film is an adaptation of the acclaimed children’s novel, “CITY OF EMBER.” This film takes place in a town completely surrounded by darkness…: the only light and heat coming from an aging power plant driven by a massive underground river. Time is running out, as the city’s infrastructure begins to break down, and the town is repeatedly thrown into utter blackness. Ember’s unlikely savior may very well be a young girl (Lina) who, along with her best friend (Doon), find clues which may show the way out and save them all… (From press release)

Official Synopsis: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember’s once powerful generator is failing… and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers in a race against time, must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city’s existence, and help the citizens escape before the lights go out forever.

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Cast

Bill Murray … The Mayor of Ember
Toby Jones … Barton Snode
Saoirse Ronan … Lina
Tim Robbins
Mackenzie Crook … Looper
Martin Landau … Sul
Mary Kay Place … Mrs. Murdo
Marianne Jean-Baptiste … Clary
Liz Smith … Granny
Harry Treadaway … Doon
Lucinda Dryzek … Lizzie Bisco
Simon Kunz … Fleary
Kate Dickie … Pipeworks Labourer
B.J. Hogg … Mayor’s Guard
Heathcote Williams … Sadge
Frankie McCafferty … Arbin Swinn
Lorraine Hilton … Miss Thorn
Catharine Quinn … Poppy
Ian McElhinney … Builder #2
David Ryall … Builder
Amy Quinn … Poppy
Conor MacNeill … Next Student
Lalor Roddy … Messenger Nander
Stephen Harland … Guard
Valerie O’Connor … Person in Line #2
Ann Queensberry … Dr. Tower
Terry Bamber … Person in line #3
Heather Ann Nurnberg … Person in line #1
Lesley Ann Shaw … Various Citizen #2
Gerald Dorrity … Other Believer
Jeffry Kaplow … Builder #3
Maureen Dow … Mrs. Sample
Matt Jessup … Joss
Myles Thompson … Smat
Brid Ni Chionaola … Seely Schnap
Eoin McAndrew … Second Student
Tim Dillard … Sock Man
Rachel Morton … Third Student
Toni Lara Browne … Girl of Ember
Billy Clarke … Pipeworks Labourer #1
Keith Freeman … Barm
Katie Tumelty … Passing Woman
Marcus Valentine … Pipeworks Labourer #2
Lara McIvor … Roner
Sandra Ni Bhroin
Liam Burke … Mr. Boaz
Elaine Hearty … Various Citizen #1
Megan Riordan … Other Believer
Drew Thompson … Other Believer
Tom Dart … Mayor’s Guard #2
Daire Magee … First Kid
Sammy Mackie … Old Man, Street Sweeper

Timeline of News

City of Ember DVD Release: January 20, 2009 - November 19th, 2008
City of Ember is Now in Theatres - October 13th, 2008
‘City of Ember’ train heads to con - July 23rd, 2008
City of Ember Trailer - May 16th, 2008
City of Ember Poster - May 13th, 2008
City of Ember Set Report Preview – 1 - September 14th, 2007
Hanks makes appearance in Belfast - August 22nd, 2007
Poots visits Northern Ireland film set for City of Ember - August 21st, 2007
Four More join City of Ember Cast - July 13th, 2007
Walden licensing to Fox - June 18th, 2007