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Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle Take 'Flight' at New York Film Festival

By Lisa Marsh | October 15, 2012 9:07am

LINCOLN SQUARE — The Oscar race has reached new heights.

Denzel Washington joined his "Flight" co-stars Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood, John Goodman and more on the red carpet at the 50th annual New York Film Festival at Allice Tully Hall Sunday for this film’s world premiere.

With last week’s premiere of Ben Affleck's political thriller “Argo” unofficially kicking off the Oscar chatter, “Flight” bumped the competition up a notch.

In the film, Washington plays a pilot who miraculously saves a plane from crashing. However, the subsequent investigation uncovers troubling information about the crash’s many elements. The film is director Robert Zemeckis' first live-action feature film since Castaway in 2000.

Also turning up for the premiere were James Badge Dale, Kelly Reilly, Melissa Leo, Brian Geraghty and Tamara Tunie.

The film opens in theaters on November 2. 

Photos courtesy of PatrickMcMullan.com.