Denzel Washington movie 'Flight' to debut at New York Film Fest

“Flight,” starring Denzel Washington as a pilot who saves almost all his passengers after a nearly miraculous crash landing, will be the closing night film at the New York Film Festival, organizers announced Thursday.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the Paramount Pictures film’s supporting cast includes Melissa Leo, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman and Don Cheadle. It will screen at the New York festival on Oct. 14, and open in general release Nov. 2.

“Flight” marks Zemeckis’ return to directing live-action films after a number of years on animated projects like “Mars Needs Moms” and “Polar Express.”  Previously, Zemeckis had hits with films including “Cast Away,” “Forrest Gump” and “Back to the Future.” 

The New York Film Festival runs Sept. 28 – Oct. 14 at Lincoln Center. Organizers expect to announce more titles in the coming days.

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