Meet Treonaut Russell Crowe: Now Playing At A Theater Near You
As Palm previewed at the official announcement of the Treo 680 in NYC a few weeks ago, the Treo smartphone is featured as the technology star in the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox film “A Good Year,” starring Russell Crowe and directed by Ridley Scott. The Treo smartphone makes its presence known with its signature ring tone and unique messaging and multimedia capabilities that compelled filmmakers to choose it over a separate cell phone, laptop and digital camera. The film premieres nationwide on Friday Nov. 10.
I was also particularly pleased to learn that this Treo placement in the movie was completely unpaid. Apparently pre-production for the movie had already begun in the Provence region of France when there was a last minute casting call. The production team decided to replace three existing cast members, a cell phone, laptop and digital camera with a single device that possessed capabilities of the other three cast members – a Treo smartphone which fit the script’s needs perfectly. The filmmakers immediately saw the value in using the one device instead of three.
In the movie, London-based investment expert Max Skinner (Crowe) moves to Provence to sell a small vineyard he has inherited from his late uncle. Max reluctantly settles into what ultimately becomes an intoxicating new chapter in his life, as he comes to realize that life is meant to be savored.
“The Palm Treo smartphone was chosen for its good looks and more. It brings deep communications capabilities, a passion for multimedia and a wide range of applications that would allow ‘Max’ to do everything from manage his business to choose a great wine,” said John Hartnett, senior vice president, global markets, Palm, Inc. “We’re delighted to see a director of Ridley Scott’s caliber recognize the Treo smartphone for its talents as a multifaceted technology star.”
Palm’s press release further notes that, “the Treo smartphone has been busy this year on the small screen as well, having made television appearances this season on “Studio 60,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “CSI: NY,” “ER,” “CSI: Miami,” “The Nine,” “Ugly Betty,” and “Boston Legal,” among others. Because the range of roles the Treo smartphone can play is so broad and deep, Treo’s “agent” Palm does not need to pay for these supporting roles. Rather, Treo’s commitment to the craft of acting and myriad capabilities relevant on just about any set has earned it organic, integrated roles that add to the characters’ lives it supports.”
Treonauts are always the stars…