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Marcus Samuelsson And Ethan Hawke Join The Y For New Video Series

Ymca of the USA (Y-usa) is launching “My Y Story.,” the nonprofit organization’s new original content series featuring recognizable personalities who share their personal Y stories and discuss the impact of the organization nationwide.

Featured stories include those of Olympic gold medalist and Y youth participant Allyson Felix, chef and Y donor and volunteer Marcus Samuelsson, and Oscar-nominated actor and lifelong Y member Ethan Hawke.

The goal of “My Y Story.” is to highlight the great work that happens every day at Ys around the country and to help viewers understand the Y’s mission to strengthen communities through programs and services for families and kids that promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The stories shared through “My Y Story.” can be found at every Y, in 10,000 communities across the U.S., and each offer a unique perspective from different people who have felt its impact.

The
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Cinetic International licenses three title to NonStop (exclusive)

Cinetic International licenses three title to NonStop (exclusive)
The films are Abacus: Small Enough To Jail by Steve James, Love Cecil by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, and Ethan Hawke’s Blaze.

Cinetic International has licensed three titles at the Efm to Scandinavian distributor NonStop – Abacus: Small Enough To Jail by Steve James, Love Cecil by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, and Ethan Hawke’s Blaze, which screened at the market on Friday.

Cinetic’s head of international Jason Ishikawa negotiated the deals with NonStop CEO Jakob Abrahamsson.

Blaze premiered in Sundance last month and earned the special jury acting prize for newcomer Ben Dickey as musician Blaze Foley. A Us deal is expected shortly.

Financial crisis documentary Abacus earned an Oscar nomination last month and has also sold to Dogwoof in the UK.

Costume designer Cecil Beaton documentary Love, Cecil premiered at Telluride and was released by StudioCanal in the UK and Germany.

Jason Ishikawa said of the deal, “NonStop Entertainment has been a great partner who is attracted
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Cinetic International licenses three title to NonStop

Cinetic International licenses three title to NonStop
The films are Abacus: Small Enough To Jail by Steve James, Love Cecil by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, and Ethan Hawke’s Blaze.

Cinetic International has licensed three titles at the Efm to Scandinavian distributor NonStop – Abacus: Small Enough To Jail by Steve James, Love Cecil by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, and Ethan Hawke’s Blaze, which screened at the market on Friday.

Cinetic’s head of international Jason Ishikawa negotiated the deals with NonStop CEO Jakob Abrahamsson.

Blaze premiered in Sundance last month and earned the special jury acting prize for newcomer Ben Dickey as musician Blaze Foley. A Us deal is expected shortly.

Financial crisis documentary Abacus earned an Oscar nomination last month and has also sold to Dogwoof in the UK.

Costume designer Cecil Beaton documentary Love, Cecil premiered at Telluride and was released by StudioCanal in the UK and Germany.

Jason Ishikawa said of the deal, “NonStop Entertainment has been a great partner who is attracted
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Saoirse Ronan, ‘Three Billboards’ Triumph at Ireland’s Film and Drama Awards

Saoirse Ronan, ‘Three Billboards’ Triumph at Ireland’s Film and Drama Awards
Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan took home the best actress prize at the Irish Film and Television Academy’s Film and Drama Awards, which took place in Dublin on Thursday night. Ronan’s win for her leading role in Great Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” came exactly a decade after she was named Ifta’s Rising Star of 2008, following her breakthrough performance in Joe Wright’s “Atonement.”

The Irish actress is a favorite of the IFTAs, having won six lead actress awards and three supporting actress awards from the organization over the past 10 years. She picked up the same award two years ago for her role in John Crowley’s “Brooklyn.”

Ronan has already picked up a Golden Globe for her role in “Lady Bird” as well as a number of critics’ awards. She is nominated for both a BAFTA and an Oscar for the role, which marks her fourth BAFTA nomination and third Oscar nomination.

One of Ronan
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Ethan Hawke to Play Nikola Tesla in Biopic

Ethan Hawke has been tapped to play the part of Nikola Tesla in a new biopic about the Serbia-born inventor that created such a buzz during his lifetime. If you’ve watched The Current War or The Prestige you’ll have likely seen Nicholas Hoult and the late David Bowie play their own versions of Tesla as well. While each man was convincing and played the part with a very dignified air that spoke highly of the real life character it remains to be seen if Hawke can do this same. He’s a well-established actor after all and has been seen in

Ethan Hawke to Play Nikola Tesla in Biopic
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Ethan Hawke Is Nikola Tesla in New Biopic

A proper Tesla movie is on the way with Ethan Hawke on board to play the famed inventor. The movie is being pitched by Millenium Media to buyers at the European Film Market, which kicks off this week in Berlin, Germany. The creative team is in place and, assuming Millenium can generate interest in the project at the event, we're going to see a true biopic about Nikola Tesla in the not-too-distant future. Though, this is far from the first time that the Serbian-American figure has been portrayed on screen in recent years.

Most recently, Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men: Days of Future Post) played Nikola Tesla in The Current War, which was released last year but didn't make much of an impact. The movie features Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse and documents the war that determined who's electrical system would power the future.
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2018 Independent Spirit Awards Presenters: Spike Lee, Kumail Nanjiani, Ethan Hawke, and More (Exclusive)

2018 Independent Spirit Awards Presenters: Spike Lee, Kumail Nanjiani, Ethan Hawke, and More (Exclusive)
This year’s Film Independent Spirit Awards will return to the Santa Monica beachside location that has long played home to indie film’s biggest event of the year, where it will again be hosted by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, back for their second year as emcees. (Remember last year? They were pretty good.) This year, the hosting pair will also be joined by a slew of starry presenters, including a brand-new batch of names that IndieWire can exclusively announce.

Presenters at this year’s Indie Spirits include: Spike Lee, Ethan Hawke, Kumail Nanjiani, Jason Clarke, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and Amanda Seyfried, all of whom will be tasked with handing out some of the show’s biggest awards, from Best Feature to Best Screenplay. This year’s nominees are dominated by such heavy hitters as “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” and “Call Me by Your Name.”

“This year’s
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Ethan Hawke is Set to Play Nikola Tesla in Upcoming Biopic

There's a such a fascinating and tragic history behind the life of electricity pioneer and inventor Nikola Tesla. I've been fascinated with this guy since I first learned about him sometime during my teen years. It seems crazy that there hasn't been a proper film made about this man, but it seems like that's all going to change with the biopic Tesla.

According to THR, Ethan Hawke is set to take on the role of Tesla and I think he's a solid choice. Tesla has previously been played by Nicholas Hoult (The Current War) and David Bowie (The Prestige).

The film will be written directed by Michael Almereyda, who previously worked with Hawke on the films Hamlet and Cymbeline. He also worked on the 2017 sci-fi film Marjorie Prime.

The film is sais to "chronicle the life and times of the famed Serbia-born inventor, including his creation of the AC motor
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Ethan Hawke to play Nikola Tesla in biopic

Tony Sokol Feb 13, 2018

Nikola Tesla put the AC into DC and Ethan Hawke will put a man behind the science in upcoming biopic Tesla.

Real-life scientist Nikola Tesla was best known as Thomas Edison’s main rival, developing alternating current (AC) electricity to Edison’s direct current. But he was also a master showman. Ethan Hawke will be playing the Serbian-American inventor in an upcoming biopic Tesla, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tesla was an electrical and mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist. He was played by David Bowie in the film The Prestige and Nicholas Hoult in The Current War.

Tesla will be written and directed by Michael Almereyda (Marjorie Prime, Experimenter, Escapes), who worked with Hawke on the films Hamlet and Cymbelie.

The film will follow Tesla’s life and career, from the invention of the AC motor, through his relationship with J.P. Morgan’s daughter, Anne. Both
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Ethan Hawke to Play Nikola Tesla in Biopic

Ethan Hawke to Play Nikola Tesla in Biopic
Ethan Hawke is looking set to follow the likes of Nicholas Hoult (The Current War) and David Bowie (The Prestige) by playing electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla

Tesla, currently in development and being introduced to buyers by Millennium Media at the European Film Market, which launches this week in Berlin, would also see Hawke reunited with writer-director Michael Almereyda, with whom he worked on both Hamlet and Cymbeline.

The script was actually the first written by Almereyda, but he updated it while making 2017 sci-fi Marjorie Prime.

The biopic, being produced by Passage Pictures and Campbell Grobman Films, will chronicle the life and times of...
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How 'Stockholm' Turned a Toronto Suburb Into the Swedish City

How 'Stockholm' Turned a Toronto Suburb Into the Swedish City
The Ethan Hawke thriller Stockholm chronicles the real-life 1973 bank heist in the Swedish capital that produced the term "Stockholm Syndrome" — shorthand to describe when captors and captives form an unusual bond.

With a modest budget of $10.5 million, Canadian co-producer Nicholas Tabarrok effectively cobbled together numerous subsidies and incentives available north of the border to make the film happen. The heist flick was shot mostly in Hamilton, Ontario, allowing the producers to nab the province’s 10 percent tax credit. That’s in addition to a separate incentive that refunds 21.5 percent of qualified Ontario production expenditures.

As a co-production...
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Ethan Hawke eyes role as electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla (exclusive)

Millennium Media to launch sales at Efm.

Millennium Media, formerly known as Nu Image, will launch Efm sales for Passage Pictures and Campbell Grobman Films on Tesla with Ethan Hawke lined up for the lead role.

Michael Almereyda is on board to direct what would become his third collaboration with Hawke after Hamlet and Cymbelie. Almereyda also directed Marjorie Prime, Experimenter, and the documentary Escapes.

Tesla is based on electrical engineering pioneer Nikola Tesla’s life and career, spanning his invention of the AC motor, famed rivalry with Thomas Edison, and his relationship with J.P. Morgan’s daughter, Anne.

Uri Singer and Isen Robbins are producing for Passage Pictures, with Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman of Campbell Grobman Films. Jeff Rice serves as executive producer.

Hawke starred in the Sundance comedy Juliet, Naked, which it was announced shortly after the festival had sold to Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions.
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Ethan Hawke to star as electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla (exclusive)

Millennium Media to launch sales at Efm.

Millennium Media, formerly known as Nu Image, will launch Efm sales for Passage Pictures and Campbell Grobman Films on Tesla starring Ethan Hawke.

Production is scheduled to commence in spring in upstate New York on the project that reunites writer-director Michael Almereyda with Hawke for the third time.

The pair worked together on Hamlet and Cymbelie. Almereyda also directed Marjorie Prime, Experimenter, and the documentary Escapes.

Tesla will chart inventor and electrical engineering pioneer Nikola Tesla’s life and career, spanning his invention of the AC motor, famed rivalry with Thomas Edison, and his relationship with J.P. Morgan’s daughter, Anne.

Uri Singer and Isen Robbins are producing for Passage Pictures, with Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman of Campbell Grobman Films. Jeff Rice serves as executive producer.

Hawke starred in the Sundance comedy Juliet, Naked, which it was announced shortly after the festival had sold to Lionsgate and [link=co
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Watch Robert Pattinson, Tessa Thompson, Daveed Diggs, and More Discuss Their Sundance Projects at IndieWire’s Studio

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, IndieWire debuted its inaugural IndieWire Studio at Sundance, presented by Dropbox, on Park City’s Main Street, which played home to interviews with some of indie film’s brightest stars. From the “Blindspotting” team reacting to the Opening Night response to their film just hours after it debuted to Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska talking about the joys of working with a miniature horse to Nicolas Cage opening up about his totally wild turn in “Mandy” and “The Sentence” filmmaker Rudy Valdez tearing up while talking about his film’s subject (his very own sister), the studio featured intimate chats with the biggest names at the festival.

In addition to presenting sponsor Dropbox (which served the productions on more than 62 percent of the Sundance titles), sponsors included Adobe, which asked celebrity talent to share words of inspiration; Pizza Hut, which offered up essential
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Could ‘Call Me by Your Name’ sequels make it the ‘Lord of the Rings’ of gay love stories at the Oscars?

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Could ‘Call Me by Your Name’ sequels make it the ‘Lord of the Rings’ of gay love stories at the Oscars?
The critically acclaimed romance “Call Me by Your Name” earned four Oscar nominations including Best Picture. It’s an underdog in that race with 66/1 odds, but even if it doesn’t win the academy’s top prize this year, this may not be its last chance. Director Luca Guadagnino has expressed interest in making sequels to the film that will revisit young lovers Elio (Timothee Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer) over the course of their lives, so maybe voters are holding out for “Call Me by Your Name: The Return of the King.”

It’s rare for sequels to succeed at the Oscars. “The Godfather” (1972) and “The Godfather: Part II” (1974) are the only example of a film and its sequel both winning Best Picture Oscars. But it’s rare for sequels to even pick up nominations. “Star Wars” (1977) was a cultural phenomenon and a Best Picture nominee, but despite critical
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James Corden Talks Taking on A Classic With ‘Peter Rabbit’

James Corden Talks Taking on A Classic With ‘Peter Rabbit’
When James Corden first decided to accept the role of the title character in “Peter Rabbit,” based on Beatrix Potter’s beloved children’s series, he was intimidated by its weight.

“Everyone who has grown up in Britain has read these stories or learned to read with these stories and for that reason I felt quite daunted by it,” the late night host told Variety at the film’s premiere Saturday.

Corden added, “Then I was told that this is the first time the Beatrix Potter estate had ever given permission for a film to be made because they felt like it truly honored the character and it paid homage to so many vignettes across her books. When I heard that I kind of thought ‘Well, actually, this is a bit of an honor to be asked to do such a thing,’ and I feel very lucky to be in it in whatever small way.”

Corden was joined
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Lionsgate, Roadside Nab Rose Byrne's Sundance Film 'Juliet, Naked'

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have picked up U.S. rights to the Sundance comedy Juliet, Naked, starring Rose Byrne and Chris O'Dowd.

The Jesse Peretz-directed feature, which also stars Ethan Hawke, follows Annie (Byrne), who is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (O’Dowd), a huge fan of obscure rock musician Tucker Crowe (Hawke). When the acoustic demo of Crowe’s hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself.

Tamara Jenkins, Jim Taylor and Evgenia Peretz adapted the screenplay from Nick Hornby’s best-selling novel of the same name.

Judd Apatow produced...
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Rose Byrne-Ethan Hawke Comedy ‘Juliet, Naked’ Sells to Lionsgate, Roadside

Rose Byrne-Ethan Hawke Comedy ‘Juliet, Naked’ Sells to Lionsgate, Roadside
Lionsgate and sister company Roadside Attractions have acquired U.S. rights from Los Angeles Media Fund to Jesse Peretz’s romantic comedy “Juliet, Naked,” starring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, and Chris O’Dowd.

A summer release is planned for the film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 19.

The film is produced by Albert Berger & Ron Yerxa, Barry Mendel, Judd Apatow, and Jeffrey Soros. The executive producers are Simon Horsman, Nick Hornby, Thorsten Schumacher, and Patrick Murray.

Tamara Jenkins & Jim Taylor and Evgenia Peretz adapted the screenplay of “Juliet, Naked.” Rocket Science is handling international sales.

Byrne portrays a woman stuck in a long-term relationship with O’Dowd’s character, who is a huge fan of an obscure rock musician named Tucker Crowe, played by Hawke. When the acoustic demo of his hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. It’s based
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Jesse Peretz Sundance Hit ‘Juliet, Naked’ Goes to Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions

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Jesse Peretz Sundance Hit ‘Juliet, Naked’ Goes to Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions
Jesse Peretz’s Sundance Film Festival entry “Juliet, Naked” has sold U.S. distribution rights to Lionsgate and Roadside attractions. The Nick Hornby novel adaptation, acquired from the Los Angeles Media Fund, stars Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd as longtime lovers who get a jolt of excitement after colliding with an obscure rocker (Ethan Hawke) of whom O’Dowd is a devout fan. “‘Juliet, Naked’ was one of the true buzz titles at Sundance this year, driven by a wonderful, romantic rock and roll sensibility and enormously winning performances,” said Roadside Attractions co-founders Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff. Also Read: Claire Danes, Jim Parsons Drama...
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Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions acquire 'Juliet, Naked'

Partners plan summer release for Sundance entry.

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have picked up Us rights to Juliet, Naked starring Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd.

Jesse Peretz’s rom-com is based on the book by Nick Hornby about a woman whose long-term boyfriend obsesses over an obscure rocker until a chance encounter leads to a life-changing event.

Rocket Science handles international sales. Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa produced with Barry Mendel, Judd Apatow and Jeffrey Soros. Executive producers are Simon Horsman, Hornby, Thorsten Schumacher, and Patrick Murray.

Tamara Jenkins and Jim Taylor, and Evgenia Peretz adapted Hornby’s book.

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions brokered the deal with Los Angeles Media Fund on behalf of the filmmakers.

The distributors plan a summer release following the recent world premiere in Sundance, where Juliet, Naked debuted in the Premieres section.
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