BMW Films takes over The Tonight Show

Tonight at 11:35 p.m. EST, BMW Films will take over NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” The national audience will be treated to a viewing of “The Escape,” starring Oscar® nominated actor Clive Owen and the all-new BMW 5 Series Sedan, which will be shown in four two-minute segments during the show’s commercial breaks and then directed to www.BMWFilms.com to see the exciting finale.

Presented as an homage on the 15th anniversary of the original BMW Films series, “The Escape” is an action-packed short film from Academy Award® nominated director Neill Blomkamp (“District 9,” “Elysium”) featuring original BMW Films star Clive Owen (“Closer,” “Children of Men”). The star-studded cast also includes Dakota Fanning (“War of the Worlds,” “I am Sam”), Jon Bernthal (“The Punisher,” “Daredevil”) and Oscar® nominee Vera Farmiga (“The Departed,” “Up in the Air”).

In addition to showcasing the all-new BMW 5 Series sedan, which will launch this week at BMW dealerships nationwide, “The Escape” features BMW’s own Matt Mullins, chief driving instructor at the BMW Performance Driving Center, as Clive Owen’s driving stunt double responsible for the exciting driving sequences in the film.

The critically acclaimed original BMW Films series, “The Hire,” included eight short films which were released in two seasons from 2001-2002. Each film featured then rising-star Clive Owen as “The Driver”, a mysterious man hired to complete various missions, and was directed by some of Hollywood’s best and brightest talent including future Academy Award® winners Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Ang Lee; Joe Carnahan, Wong Kar-wai, Guy Ritchie, John Woo and the late John Frankenheimer and Tony Scott.

If you haven’t yet seen “The Escape” and don’t want to wait until tonight, go to www.BMWFilms.com now to view the 10 minute film, and a special behind-the-scenes featurette. 

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