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Despite having a late December bow in Australia, Russell Crowe’s directorial fiction debut won’t arrive stateside until next spring, therefore missing this year’s awards race completely. But that doesn't mean the buzz can't start early. A couple of months ago saw our first look at Crowe’s “The Water Diviner,” and now two new clips from the film have hit the internet. Set in 1919, Crowe’s film centers on an Australian man who travels to Turkey to search for his missing sons, one of whom was reported missing in action. The two clips run a total of roughly two-minutes-and-a-half and feature Crowe as the worried patriarch, a mustached Jai Courtney, and a wicked dust storm. “The Water Diviner” hits Australian and New Zealand cinemas on December 26th, with releases scheduled for April 3rd in the U.K. and April 24th in the U.S. Watch the two clips below. »
- Cain Rodriguez
The first clip shows Crowe's character rescuing his sons from a dust storm.
The second is set years later, when Crowe has arrived in Turkey in search of the three boys.
Crowe plays an Australian farmer whose three sons disappear during the Battle of Gallipoli in 1919.
At the urging of his wife, he travels to Turkey in a desperate bid to find them.
The Water Diviner will arrive in UK cinemas on April 3 and in the Us on April 24. »
The first clips from The Water Diviner are now online. Russell Crowe's feature directorial debut is set four years after the World War I Battle of Gallipoli in Turkey. Crowe also stars as an Australian farmer who travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in action, where he enters into a relationship with a beautiful Tukish hotel owner (Olga Kurylenko). The first clip highlights a sense of adventures, while the second clip connects to the emotional throughline of a determined father. Hit the jump to watch the Water Diviner clips. Ryan Corr, Jai Courtney, Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz, and Steve Bastoni also star. The Water Diviner opens in Australian and New Zealand December 26. Official synopsis: Starring Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind) and Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion, Quantum Of Solace), The Water Diviner is an epic adventure set four years after the devastating battle of »
- Brendan Bettinger
It's a common misconception that winning an Academy Award can significantly alter an actor's earnings or even turn them into movie star with serious box office clout. Speak to movie fans or even people who work in the industry and you'll find them making one false assumption after another. Here's one commonly heard example: Halle Berry received a per-picture salary boost after her Oscar-winning turn in "Monster's Ball." Sure, but she'd booked her role in the blockbuster "Die Another Day" long before she took home the big prize and was already under contract for the two remaining "X-Men" movies at the time. Those two franchises had just as much to do with her landing a "Catwoman" paycheck as her Best Actress Academy Award. Moreover, winners such as Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Morgan Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, »
- Gregory Ellwood, Kristopher Tapley
Set in 1970s Los Angeles, the story follows a private eye (Ryan Gosling) and a hired leg-breaker (Russell Crowe) who must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star.
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- Garth Franklin
The crackling energy that Lethal Weapon scribe Shane Black brought to his two directorial efforts, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3, have us eagerly anticipating his next film, 1970s-set detective noir The Nice Guys. On top of Black’s involvement, we’re also excited by the fact that Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling have secured the lead roles of two unlikely partners who team up to solve unusual crimes. And today, our anticipation just grew again, with word that the talented Jack Kilmer has joined in a supporting role.
Kilmer, who landed on the map with his gripping performance in Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto, will play Chet, a young film projectionist who is a friend and confidante of Amelia (Margaret Qualley, HBO’s The Leftovers), the missing girl at the film’s center. He proves vital to a private eye named March (Gosling) and a hired leg-breaker »
- Isaac Feldberg
Palo Alto actor Jack Kilmer has joined Warner Bros. and Silver Pictures' detective thriller Nice Guys, starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. The Shane Black-helmed movie is set in 1970s Los Angeles. It follows a private eye (Gosling) and a hired leg-breaker (Crowe) who must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. Matt Bomer, Kim Basinger and Beau Knapp also star. Kilmer, who just signed with CAA, will play Chet, a young film projectionist who is a friend and confidante of Amelia (Margaret Qualley), the missing
- Rebecca Ford
Figure marks second highest spend in five years.
A total of $260m (A$297m) was spent in Australia on the 35 homegrown features that went into production during the 12 months up to June 30 2014, the second highest level of expenditure since 2008/09.
A further $54m (A$62m) was spent abroad across the total slate.
Nearly all these films are yet to be released but local audiences don’t have long to wait.
Paul Fenech’s Fat Pizza Vs Housos releases on Nov 27 (Transmission), Russell Crowe’s directorial debut The Water Diviner (Entertainment One) on Dec 26 and Robert Connolly’s Paper Planes on Jan 15 (Roadshow). But one of the biggest contributors, Alex Proyas’s Gods of Egypt, will not be released until 2016.
Three of the 35 films were co-productions. Only rarely are more than 35 films made in Australia but having three co-productions in the mix is pretty normal. What is not the norm is that all three were with Germany, although production »
- Sandy.George@me.com (Sandy George)
Total screen drama production in Australia has increased a healthy 11 per cent from last year, raising the total spend to $837 million . the highest on record.
According to the Screen Australia 2013/2014 Drama Report, released today, the sector as a whole is in a strong position across all states.
South Australia in particular broke records with the value of drama production in the state increasing almost 50 per cent on last year.s record levels ($50M) to $73 million.
Other highlights include domestic production levels accounting for over 76 per cent of the overall drama expenditure, clocking up a tidy $640 million; as well as the production of feature films rising 18 per cent to a spend of $297 million. This increase was due in part Russell Crowe.s The Water Diviner, to be released on Boxing Day, and Alex Proyas. Gods of Egypt. International co-productions such as Maya the Bee and Life also contributed significantly.
The 2013/2014 Australian »
- Emily Blatchford
Film and TV production in Australia hit a record $737 million (Aus$847 million) in the year to June 30, 2014, an increase of 11 percent on the previous year thanks in part to international productions like Dwayne Johnson starrer San Andreas and Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and local films such as Alex Proyas’ Gods Of Egypt and Russell Crowe’s directorial début, The Water Diviner according to Screen Australia’s annual Drama Production Report, released Thursday. Local feature production was up 18 percent by value year on year with $258 million spent on making 35 features, also boosted by international co-productions such
- Pip Bulbeck
Exclusive: Elvis & Nixon is hitting the road internationally with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, which led strong foreign sales on the hot Afm title by taking multiple territories including Eastern Europe, Latin America, Portugal, Spain and Scandinavia. Alex Walton’s Bloom introduced the true-tale drama starring Oscar nominee Michael Shannon and Oscar winner Kevin Spacey to buyers this week in Santa Monica.
Elvis & Nixon centers on the historic meeting between Elvis Presley (Shannon) and President Richard Nixon (Spacey), when the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll came to the White House the morning of December 21, 1970. The two men, both at the height of their powers and conscious that they could not stay on top forever, shared one famous private moment in the Oval Office during which Elvis asked to be sworn in as a federal agent.
- Jen Yamato
Australian films. share of the national box-office this year is destined to fall well short of last year.s 3.5% and the 10-year average of 3.8%.
Through last Sunday the 31 local features and documentaries released this year, plus around 20 titles that carried over from 2013 or earlier years, had racked up $19.6 million.
The year-to-date gross is $908.9 million so that represents a market share of 2.18%. Still to come are Paul Fenech's comedy Fat Pizza vs Housos (November 27), Jon Hewitt.s Turkey Shoot reboot and Jim Lounsbury.s mystery drama Love is Now (both December 4) and Russell Crowe.s The Water Diviner (Boxing Day).
So by year.s end the market share will probably be the lowest since 2004.s 1.3%.
Last year Aussie films and docs accumulated $38.5 million, boosted by The Great Gatsby.s $27.4 million. This year only The Railway Man (which launched on Boxing Day), Wolf Creek 2 and Tracks surpassed $2 million and no other title cracked $1 million. »
- Don Groves
The Hollywood Film Awards today announced additional stars scheduled to appear at the inaugural broadcast of The Hollywood Film Awards live from the Hollywood Palladium, Friday, November 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 Pm, live Et/delayed Pt) on the CBS Television Network. Host Queen Latifah will welcome Steve Carell, Johnny Depp, Laura Dern, Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lopez, Mike Myers, Robert Pattinson, Eddie Redmayne, Chris Rock and Hilary Swank. They join previously announced guests Amy Adams, Gerard Butler, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Kristen Stewart, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season™, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 17 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. Historically, the Hollywood Film Awards has celebrated some of the biggest names in film. »
Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Academy Award winner Russell Crowe’s (“Gladiator”) directorial debut, from RatPac Entertainment, The Water Diviner, which the Studio will release in select U.S. theaters on April 24, 2015.
Starring Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind) and Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion, Quantum Of Solace), The Water Diviner is an epic adventure set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I.
Australian farmer Connor (Crowe) travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in the action, where he forges a relationship with the beautiful Turkish woman (Kurylenko) who owns the hotel in which he stays. Holding on to hope, and with the help of a Turkish Officer, Connor embarks on a journey across the country to find the truth about the fate of his sons. The Water Diviner is an extraordinary tale of love, »
- Michelle McCue
Amid the profound changes in the movie business, the first half of the 35th American Film Market has been dominated by the tried-and-true — action, thrillers and sci-fi with A-list attachments — as the six major studios concentrate on mega-budget tentpoles.
No project was more ambitious than Foresight Unlimited’s $120 million sci-fier “Inversion” with director Scott Waugh making storyboard presentations and major territories (Asia, Australia, Benelux, Scandinavia, Spain) snapped up by the weekend.
“I think it’s great news that a picture of this dimension can come out of the indie sector,” said Foresight topper Mark Damon, who packaged “2 Guns” and “Lone Survivor.” “The indies are demonstrating that they can do this kind of movie.”
Lotus Entertainment brought Keanu Reeves and Lorenzo di Bonaventura to Santa Monica to meet with buyers on sci-fi pic “Replicas.” “Buyers have responded very well to our slate since these are all positioned to go wide,” said Lotus’ Bill Johnson. »
- Dave McNary
British distributor Icon Film is ramping up its 2015 slate with the addition of Ben Younger's boxing drama Bleed for This. Icon recently picked up Shane Black's detective thriller The Nice Guys starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, which Warner Bros. is releasing stateside, as well as Noah Baumbach's While We're Young starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts. Bleed for This, which Boiler Room director Younger co-wrote with Pippa Bianco, is a biopic of five-time world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza, who recovered from a near-fatal accident to return to triumph in the ring. Miles Teller, who will
- Scott Roxborough
Icon Film Distribution has acquired several new titles for UK distribution.
They include Ben Younger’s Bleed For This starring Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart in the story of champion boxer Vinny Pazienza as he recovers from a car accident. Younger (Boiler Room) co-wrote with Pippa Bianco. Martin Scorsese executive produces and The Solution sells internationaly. Younger also produces with Bruce Cohen, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Chad Verdi and Noah Kraft.
Icon also bought live action family feature A Bollywoof Tale to be directed by Racing Stripes and Underdog director Frederik Du Chau and starring Kunal Nayyar from the hit Us TV show The Big Bang Theory. The story follows a London spaniel who is set to move with his family to Delhi; but he gets separated during the journey and turns to help from a street dog and a cow. The »
- email@example.com (Wendy Mitchell)
Afm 2014 has seen steady business on a number of indie packages, many of which came together at the eleventh hour, with plenty more business on the horizon.
However, market buzz has been dominated by a few must-have titles and a number of buyers have been left frustrated by the dearth of mid-range propositions.
One acquisitions veteran told Screen: “It has been slow with little great stuff but when there is a great film buyers will pay for it provided the economics aren’t crazy.”
Among in-demand titles have been Bloom’s The Nice Guys, with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe and thriller Unlocked, FilmNation’s as-yet-untitled Woody Allen film, The Exchange’s Michael, Sierra/Affinity’s The Godmother, Lotus’ Replicas and The Crucifixion and Im Global’s The Secret in Their Eyes remake.
Im Global’s $65m Civil War drama The Free State of Jones, set to star Matthew McConnaughey, also had tongues »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Afm: Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling's Nice Guys Sells Out Around the Globe Warner Bros. had already nabbed North American rights to director Shane Black's high-profile project. (Read the story here.) A24, DirecTV Nab Gillian Flynn Adaptation Dark Places (Exclusive) Charlize Theron plays a woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child (Read the story here.) Afm: Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp's Yoga Hosers Sells in Multiple Countries (Exclusive) Depp stars opposite his daughter and Kevin Smith's daughter in the 'Tusk' spin-off (Read the story here.) Click here to download the Day 4 Pdf. Previous days: Download the
- THR Staff
Director Shane Black's upcoming The Nice Guys, starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, is popular around the world. Alex Walton and Ken Kao's new sales and financing company, Bloom, has all but sold out of Nice Guys internationally. Foreign distributors were eager to get in on the high-profile project, from Kao's production company, Waypoint Entertainment, and Joel Silver's Silver Pictures. Warner Bros. has already scooped up North American rights, and will release the detective thriller in the U.S. on June 17, 2016, a prime summer berth. Set in 1970s Los Angeles, Nice Guys stars Gosling as down-on-
- Pamela McClintock
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