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From Academy AwardŽ-winning director Richard Attenborough (Gandhi, Shadowlands) comes Closing the Ring, a deeply moving love story of an American woman who honors a wartime promise of love with a lifetime of heartache until the discovery of a gold ring reawakens her. Spanning two continents and half a century, Closing the Ring stars Academy AwardŽ-winner Shirley MacLaine (In Her Shoes, Terms of Endearment), Christopher Plummer (A Beautiful Mind, The Insider), Mischa Barton (television's The O.C.), Academy AwardŽ-nominee Pete Postlethwaite (The Constant Gardener, In the Name of the Father) and Academy AwardŽ-winner Brenda Fricker (My Left Foot, The Field).
During World War II, more than 300,000 American military personal passed through or were based in Northern Ireland. On June 1, 1944, ten of these young American servicemen died when their B-17 bomber lost its bearings in heavy fog and crashed into Belfast's Cave Hill. Over fifty years later, a news item about a discovery at the crash site of one airman's wedding ring struck a chord in writer Peter Woodward, son of the actor Edward Woodward, inspiring him to write Closing the Ring. Richard Attenborough calls it "unequivocally one of the most exciting, most original, most authentic first screenplays I've ever read."