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Lionsgate Q4 Earnings: ‘La La Land’ Leads Way in Revenue

25 May 2017 1:44 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lionsgate topped Wall Street’s earnings per share (Eps) and revenue forecasts on Thursday when the media company revealed its results for the fourth quarter of 2017. The company reported 30 cents of Eps on revenue of $1.26 billion, fairly comfortably topping media analysts’ marks of 22 cents and $1.19 billion, respectively. On the annual basis, Lionsgate posted $3.2 billion in revenue, resulting in 9 cents of earnings per share. The full year’s financials reflect Lionsgate’s 2016 purchase of Starz, which came with an $89 million restructuring charge. Also Read: Lionsgate Will Be 'Dragged Across Concrete' for Us Rights to Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn »

- Tony Maglio

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On Set Of ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ With Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson And John Lithgow

23 May 2017 10:53 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

After the original 2015 comedy “Daddy’s Home” grossed nearly a quarter of a billion dollars worldwide, it made sense for stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg to reunite for a sequel. This time around, they’re bringing their on-screen dad, John Lithgow and Mel Gibson along for some laughs. Et Canada’s Sangita Patel was on the […] »

- Rachel West

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Dhanush starting new film The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir!

22 May 2017 8:33 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

A truly International collaboration, The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir, directed by Ken Scott and starring Indian actor Dhanush, rolled in Mumbai this week. The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir is produced by Brio Films, Vamonos Films, M! Capital Ventures, Little Red Car Films, Impact Films, Aurora Global Media Capital, Scope Pictures, TF1 Studio and Aleph Motion Pictures.

The film is based on “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got trapped in an Ikea wardrobe” by Romain Puertolas. The screen play of the film is by Puertolas and Luc Bossi (Brio films) and has a conglomeration of production houses from 3 different continents. The shooting has commenced earlier this month and is expected to be shot in Mumbai (India), Brussels (Belgium), Rome (Italy) and Paris (France).

Starring the inimitable Dhanush in the titular role of the Fakir, the film, as the name suggests, marks an extraordinary journey in the life »

- Stacey Yount

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Tom Hardy's casting as Venom is a masterstroke for Sony's superhero universe

22 May 2017 8:15 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

A leading man with the skill to illuminate Eddie Brock’s twisted soul, Hardy is sure to turn the limited raw materials of this antihero into a titan of cinema

How are we supposed to take the news that Tom Hardy has been hired to play Eddie Brock, Aka the comic book antihero Venom, in a forthcoming superhero adventure for studio Sony, once and future custodian of Spider-Man on the big screen? If this were a sporting signing, it would be roughly equivalent to footballer Lionel Messi turning out for Accrington Stanley. With one mighty stroke, Sony has rendered all arguments about Venom’s unsuitability to big-screen stardom – and I’ve made quite a few of these – utterly irrelevant.

For there is something about Hardy that seems to elevate the most unwieldy of projects to the gold standard. Who would have thought that Mel Gibson could be so casually replaced as Mad Max, »

- Ben Child

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Tom Hardy's casting as Venom is a masterstroke for Sony's superhero universe

22 May 2017 8:15 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A leading man with the skill to illuminate Eddie Brock’s twisted soul, Hardy is sure to turn the limited raw materials of this antihero into a titan of cinema

How are we supposed to take the news that Tom Hardy has been hired to play Eddie Brock, Aka the comic book antihero Venom, in a forthcoming superhero adventure for studio Sony, once and future custodian of Spider-Man on the big screen? If this were a sporting signing, it would be roughly equivalent to footballer Lionel Messi turning out for Accrington Stanley. With one mighty stroke, Sony has rendered all arguments about Venom’s unsuitability to big-screen stardom – and I’ve made quite a few of these – utterly irrelevant.

For there is something about Hardy that seems to elevate the most unwieldy of projects to the gold standard. Who would have thought that Mel Gibson could be so casually replaced as Mad Max, »

- Ben Child

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Cannes: Cohen, Bassick, Rediu, Laundon Team For Teen Drama ‘Mondays’

22 May 2017 4:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes—New York-based Regal Entertainment, Vendian Entertainment CEO Michael Bassick, an executive producer aon Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” and Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” and Michael Laundon, producer of Marcus Thompson’s “Shore Leave,” have joined efforts to co-produce “Tell Me Why I Don’t Like Mondays,” directed by editor-helmer Thompson (“A Place to Stay,” “Malevolence”), who also co-penned the screenplay alongside John Speer.

 Film fund Regal Entertainment is backed by American Israeli financier Adi Cohen and Catalan producer Jordi Rediu, whose credits include Jo Sol’s “Fake Orgasm,” Henning Carlsen’s “Memories of My Melancholy Whores.”

Taking its title from the Boomtown Rats’ song, “Mondays” is inspired by the first school shooting in California in 1979. Story explores the life and intimate thoughts of a teenager living in a Southern California suburb as reflected in her diaries. Motherless and pretty, Laura spends her time in consuming bourbon and drugs and skipping classes. »

- Emilio Mayorga

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Lion; Hacksaw Ridge; Sing and more – review

21 May 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Sunny Pawar is extraordinary as a child lost abroad in the heartbreaking Lion, while Mel Gibson typically makes a bloody mess of Hacksaw Ridge

There are films against which one’s head puts up a fight until, finally, the heart simply wants what it wants. Lion (eOne, PG) is one. This sweeping, sun-baked account of a life fatefully divided in childhood between two countries and families risks applying a glib National Geographic gloss to a unique existential crisis, until its sheer blunt force of feeling takes hold and the tear ducts are unlocked. Its opening stages, vividly conveying young Saroo Brierley’s accidental separation from his Indian family and subsequent Australian adoption, are unimprovable, its terror and compromised relief written in the extraordinary gaze of eight-year-old Sunny Pawar.

Weighed down by a half-cocked romance, the adult Brierley’s story of self-rediscovery never regains that specific, sensory urgency as the more »

- Guy Lodge

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'Oldboy' producer eyes Hollywood with company launch

19 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Kim Dong-Joo’s outfit Starzione strikes deal with La-based Unified Pictures.

Acclaimed South Korean Oldboy producer Kim Dong-Joo has turned his eye towards Hollywood with the launch of film and TV company Starzione.

Based in Beijing and Los Angeles, the company in partnership with I Do Culture Corporation aims to act as a bridge between global collaborators and kicks off with a co-production and co-financing deal with La-based Unified Pictures to complete production on animation The Ark And The Aardvark.

Miles Teller is attached to the animation that tells the story of Noah’s Ark from the perspective of the animals, specifically a group of misfits. John Stevenson directs.

Unified’s slate includes the upcoming Dragged Across Concrete starring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn that Lionsgate just acquired for the Us, as well as What They Had starring Hilary Swank and Michael Shannon, and Stingray, which will star Joel Edgerton

Starzione is developing superhero »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'Oldboy' producer launches Hollywood company

19 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Kim Dong-Joo’s outfit Starzione strikes deal with La-based Unified Pictures.

Acclaimed South Korean Oldboy producer Kim Dong-Joo has turned his eye towards Hollywood with the launch of film and TV company Starzione.

Based in Beijing and Los Angeles, the company aims to act as a bridge between global collaborators and kicks off with a co-production and co-financing deal with La-based Unified Pictures to complete production on animation The Ark And The Aardvark.

Miles Teller is attached to the animation that tells the story of Noah’s Ark from the perspective of the animals, specifically a group of misfits. John Stevenson directs.

Unified’s slate includes the upcoming Dragged Across Concrete starring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn that Lionsgate just acquired for the Us, as well as What They Had starring Hilary Swank and Michael Shannon, and Stingray, which will star Joel Edgerton

Starzione is developing superhero project Tattoo Man with Andrew Cosby, the founder »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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7 Things the World Just Found Out About Heath Ledger

19 May 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Carlo Allegri It's been more than nine years since Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose at the age of 28, and Spike TV is honoring his memory with a new documentary titled I Am Heath Ledger. We were able to see the film at the Tribeca Film Festival before its limited release on May 3 and television premiere on May 17, and it is just as heartbreaking as you would expect. Not only does it include rare footage of the actor, much of which he took himself, but it also features thoughtful interviews from his family and friends, detailing personal stories and unknown facts. Here are seven things we learned about his life and legacy from the documentary. Related37 Ways We'll Always Remember Heath Ledger 1. Mel Gibson Was His Idol Heath was such a big fan of Mel, he actually messed up his audition for The Patriot when they did a screen test together. »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Film Acquisition Rundown: The Orchard Buys ‘Kings,’ Lionsgate Acquires ‘Dragged Across Concrete,’ and More

19 May 2017 10:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

– The Orchard has acquired the rights to “Kings,” the drama starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig and directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Deadline reports. The film focuses on a foster family in South Central a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992.

Ergüven previously directed “Mustang,” which received an Oscar nomination in 2015 for Best Foreign Language Film. Charles Gilbert and Vincent Maraval served as the producers on “Kings.”

Read More: Film Acquisition Rundown: IFC Films Picks up ‘Sweet Virginia,’ Oscilloscope Buys ‘Song of Granite’ and More

Lionsgate has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the crime-thriller “Dragged Across Concrete” The film will be released by the »

- Graham Winfrey

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Cannes: Roskino Unveils New Russian Epic ‘Furious,’ War Film ‘T-34’

19 May 2017 3:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Russian film agency Roskino has revealed the titles it will showcase this year in Cannes, including first looks at Central Partnership’s historical epic “Furious” and World War II film “T-34,” co-produced by Len Blavatnik.

Roskino’s annual showcase, held at the Russian Pavilion, offers distributors, sales agents and international festival programmers their first taste of upcoming productions from leading Russian producers. This year’s four presentations kicked off Friday afternoon with first footage from Central Partnership and Film Studio Kit’s “Furious” (pictured) and will close Tuesday with World War II action adventure “T-34,” from Mars Media and Amedia Production.

“We are thrilled to host two fantastic production studios, each making a considerable impression on the international marketplace,” said Roskino CEO Katya Mtsitouridze. “We look forward to introducing their upcoming projects to the world.”

Currently in post-production, “Furious” is set in 13th-century Kievan Rus (a Slavic state at the »

- Robert Mitchell

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Lionsgate acquires Us on ‘Dragged Across Concrete’

18 May 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bloom handles international sales in Cannes on crime thriller to star Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn.

Lionsgate has acquired Us rights to Dragged Across Concrete that is set to begin production in Vancouver on July 17.

Dragged Across Concrete from writer-director S. Craig Zahler centres on two detectives who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics is leaked to the media. 

With little money and no options, the embittered policemen descend into the criminal underworld and find more than they wanted waiting in the shadows.

Keith Kjarval of Unified Pictures, Dallas Sonnier of Cinestate, Jack Heller of Assemble Media, and Sefton Fincham of Look to the Sky Films produced. 

The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones along with Fantasy 6 and Victory Square Labs’ Shafin Diamond will serve as executive producers. 

Bloom handles international sales in Cannes and Lionsgate will release on its Summit label. Gibson recently directed Vaughn in the Oscar-nominated Hacksaw Ridge.

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Lionsgate Picks Up Mel Gibson-Vince Vaughn Starrer ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ – Cannes

18 May 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Lionsgate has picked up U.S. rights to the crime thriller Dragged Across Concrete, starring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn. The movie, is written and directed by S. Craig Zahler, will be released by Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label. It begins production on July 17 in Vancouver. Project, which Bloom first launched to buyers at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, is produced by Keith Kjarval of Unified Pictures, Dallas Sonnier of Cinestate, Jack Heller of… »

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Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn’s Police Brutality Thriller Nabbed by Lionsgate

18 May 2017 9:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the upcoming crime thriller “Dragged Across Concrete,” starring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn, at the start of the Cannes Film Festival.

Lionsgate will release the film through its Summit Entertainment label. Producers unveiled the project at the Berlin Film Festival in February.

Gibson and Vaughn play cops who are suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics gets wide attention. They then descend into the criminal underworld to exact vengeance. Production will start on July 17 in Vancouver.

Dragged Across Concrete” is written and directed by “Bone Tomahawk” director S. Craig Zahler, and produced by Keith Kjarval of Unified Pictures, Dallas Sonnier of Cinestate, Jack Heller of Assemble Media, and Sefton Fincham of Look to the Sky Films. The executive producers are The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones, along with Fantasy 6 and Victory Square Labs’ Shafin Diamond.

“We are »

- Dave McNary

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Lionsgate Will Be ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ for Us Rights to Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn Thriller

18 May 2017 9:12 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In the opening days of the Cannes Film Festival, Lionsgate has acquired the U.S. rights to the crime thriller “Dragged Across Concrete,” which stars Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson. “Dragged Across Concrete” is written and directed by S. Craig Zahler and follows two detectives who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics is leaked to the media. With no money and no options, they descend into the criminal underworld. The crime thriller is produced by Keith Kjarval of Unified Pictures, Dallas Sonnier of Cinestate, Jack Heller of Assemble Media, and Sefton Fincham of Look to the Sky Films. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Cannes: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn Thriller 'Dragged Across Concrete' Lands at Lionsgate

18 May 2017 9:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Lionsgate has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the crime thriller Dragged Across Concrete, starring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn, and will release it under its Summit Entertainment label.

S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk) wrote and will direct the film, which will start production on July 17 in Vancouver.

Gibson and Vaughn will play two police detectives who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics is leaked to the media. With little money and no options, the embittered policemen descend into the criminal underworld and find more than they wanted waiting in the shadows.

Keith Kjarval of »

- Rebecca Ford

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Killing Gunther’ Heads to China With Bliss (Exclusive)

18 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bliss Media has acquired Chinese rights to Arnold Schwarzenegger action comedy “Why We're Killing Gunther.” International rights are handled by Imr International at the Cannes Film Festival.

The film, about a group of hired killers who are trying to get rid of the world’s top hit man, is directed by Taran Killam. Currently in post-production, it is produced by Killam, Kim Leadford, Ash Sarohia and Steve Squillante, and financed by StarStream Media.

“This is a hilarious movie that left me in stitches. Everyone is perfectly cast and none more so than Arnold Schwarzengger,” said Bliss’ Wei Han. “We will make sure the movie gets the perfect distribution and marketing platform it deserves in China.”

Bliss, which spans finance, production and distribution, last year picked up Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” which it turned into a major hit in China, with a $62-million gross.

With offices in Shanghai and Los Angeles, »

- Patrick Frater

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'I Am Heath Ledger': 10 Things We Learned From Spike TV Doc

18 May 2017 6:22 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"I'm not supposed to be talking about this with you. This is not something that is supposed to be happening right now," musician Ben Harper says at the beginning of the new Spike TV documentary I Am Heath Ledger. "Some people are just bigger than the world has room for."

Harper, a close friend of the actor who died in 2008 of an accidental drug overdose, is one of several friends, peers and family members who discuss both the actor's singular talents and constant search for adventure and creative pursuits. The poignant film, »

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Previous Oscar winners will litter the race again this year

15 May 2017 6:53 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Some years, it feels like all of the Academy Award contenders are fresh faces. The hopefuls for Oscar nominations and wins are on the scene for the first time and vying to join the club. Other times, it’s a mix between old and new. Still other times, it seems like a disproportionately large amount of would be nominees and prospective winners have been there before. 2017 seems like it’s going to be one of those years. We don’t fully know how it’s going to shape up just yet, but there’s a whole host of golden statue owners who might end up thinking about making room on their mantle for more this time around. If nothing else, this is just a primer to keep in mind when the fall and winter months come calling. Here is the list of all former winners who have something in contention this year. »

- Joey Magidson

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