Timothy Dalton will join his Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright for one night of Wright's upcoming "Right Stuff" film festival at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. On December 5, the James Bond star will discuss his role as Prince Barin in Mike Hodges' cult classic Flash Gordon. Second on the bill that night is Mario Bava's pop art masterpiece Danger: Diabolik, a must-see for any Sixties spy fan. Joe Dante will help Wright introduce that one. The New Beverly does not sell tickets in advance.
On Wednesday, November 28, ubiquitous spy star Chris Cooper will attend a screening of Breach at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. He will discuss his role as real-life spy Robert Hanssen. Presumably this appearance is the first salvo in an Oscar campaign, and I hope it works. Breach came out so long ago that Academy voters are likely to have forgotten about it, but Cooper's performance was definitely one of my favorites so far this year.