The Shipping News is a 2001 English-language Drama motion picture written by Annie Proulx and Robert Nelson Jacobs. The movie is directed by Lasse Hallstrom and Lasse Hallstr M and produced by Rob Cowan, Leslie Holleran and Irwin Winkler. An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life. The shipping news features Kevin Spacey in the title role along with an ensemble cast including Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Pete Postlethwaite, Scott Glenn and Rhys Ifans. The screenplay is written by Robert Nelson Jacobs which is inspired from The Shipping News by Annie Proulx. The music was composed by Christopher Young. Cinematography was done by Oliver Stapleton and editing by Andrew Mondshein. The motion picture has a running time of 111 minutes. The Shipping News was made on a budget of $38 million and at the box office it grossed only $24 million. Distribution rights for the film were acquired by Miramax Films.
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