Release date:December 22, 2004
(wider release: January 21, 2005)
Studio:Warner Bros. Pictures
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for brief violent images)
Screenwriters:Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher
Starring:Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Simon Callow, Ciaran Hind, Minnie Driver
"Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera" tells the story of a disfigured musical genius (Butler) who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with the lovely Christine (Rossum), the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents.