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Tommy Gargotta Joins Relativity EuropaCorp

26 March 2015 7:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution has appointed veteran Sony Pictures executive Tommy Gargotta as president of theatrical marketing.

He will oversee marketing for the company, which supports EuropaCorp’s film releases in the United States along with Relativity’s slate. Gargotta will report to Relativity president Tucker Tooley and EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert.

Gargotta stepped down in July as president of Sony Pictures Worldwide Creative Advertising in one of a long line of departures at the Culver City lot. During 13 years at Sony, Gargotta oversaw and conceived marketing campaigns for “The Da Vinci Code,” “Salt,” the “Jump Street” movies, “American Hustle” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” franchise, along with the ad materials for the last three James Bond titles — “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace” and “Skyfall.”

He previously worked at Intralink Film Graphic Design and Trailer Park Inc.

Relativity’s upcoming films include “The Bronze”; “Masterminds,” starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis; “Kidnap, »

- Dave McNary

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Hk FilMart: Hefty Pre-sales Titles Head Showbox Slate

22 March 2015 3:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Korean production and distribution combine Showbox will unwrap a slew of big-budget titles for pre-sale at this week’s Hong Kong FilMart convention and rights market.

Assassination,” currently in post-production, reunites director Choi Dong-hoon with several members of his team from 2012 megahit “The Thieves.” Returning stars include Gianna Jun (“The Berlin File”) and Lee Jung-jae (“Big Match”), matched with Ha Jung-woo, star of “The Chaser.” They are joined by veteran supporting actors Oh Dal-soo and Cho Jin-woong, who have recently added record breakers “Ode to My Father” and “Roaring Currents,” respectively, to their credits.

Veteran actor Song Kang-ho (“The Attorney”) and young talent Yoo Ah-in (“Thread of Lies”) head the cast of “The Throne,” which also launches at FilMart. Set in the Joseon dynasty, the period drama features crown prince Sado, who is locked up in a rice chest because of his father’s political decision. Period drama specialist »

- Sonia Kil

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Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen Talk Tyrannical Directors, State Of TV & Finally Working Together On ‘The Dresser’

19 March 2015 5:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

On the Ealing Studios lot, which once played host to Alec Guinness and the Ealing Comedies — and is now the residence of Downton AbbeyAnthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen have been shooting BBC/Starz's upcoming The Dresser. This is the adaptation of Ronald Harwood's classic play that's produced by Colin Callender's Playground Entertainment. It's the first time in many years that a play has been adapted in such a way for television. And it joins the two veteran stars… »

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Josh Duhamel, Alice Eve Go Beyond Deceit

11 March 2015 7:06 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Josh Duhamel and Alice Eve have joined Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino in legal thriller Beyond Deceit, to be directed by scribe Shintaro Shimosawa (Fox’s The Following) in his directorial debut.

Malin Akerman, Byung-hun Lee, Glen Powell and Leah McKendrick will co-star in the pic, which centers on an ambitious young lawyer (Duhamel, replacing Dan Stevens after the latter actor dropped out over conflicts with Beauty and the Beast) who takes on a major case against the ruthless executive of a pharmaceutical giant, only to find himself framed for murder.

Eve will take on the supporting role of his wife, but it’s unclear whether Hopkins or Pacino will be playing the chief antagonist. Adam Mason and Simon Boyes (red-hot SXSW selection Hangman) penned the script, which Shimosawa then rewrote.

Beyond Deceit is just one more screen credit for Duhamel and Eve, who are each racking up tons right now. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Josh Duhamel and Alice Eve to star in legal thriller Beyond Deceit

11 March 2015 2:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Josh Duhamel and Alice Eve will star in legal thriller Beyond Deceit.

They join Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino and Malin Akerman in Shintaro Shimosawa's directorial debut, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Duhamel will star as an ambitious lawyer who becomes the focus of a murder investigation after taking on a case against a powerful pharmaceutical executive.

The role was originally going to be played by Dan Stevens, but the actor was forced to withdraw after agreeing to star in Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

Glen Powell, Leah McKendrick and Byung-hun Lee will also feature in supporting roles.

Adam Mason and Simon Boyes penned the original script for Beyond Deceit, before Shimosawa worked on an updated draft. »

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Josh Duhamel, Alice Eve to Star in Legal Thriller 'Beyond Deceit' (Exclusive)

9 March 2015 4:21 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Josh Duhamel and Alice Eve have joined Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino in Beyond Deceit, a legal thriller that will mark the directorial debut of screenwriter Shintaro Shimosawa. Glen Powell, who will appear in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Scream Queens, and Leah McKendrick are also joining the cast, which already includes Malin Akerman and Byung-hun Lee. Duhamel is stepping into the shoes previously worn by Dan Stevens, who dropped out due to a conflict with Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast.  Duhamel will now star as an ambitious young lawyer who takes on a big case

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- Borys Kit

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HBO Standalone Streaming Service Launches in April

9 March 2015 1:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Home Box Office announced today the name of its standalone premium streaming service - HBO Now - and that the service will launch this April, bringing the highly anticipated new product to audiences in time for the fifth season of Game of Thrones. HBO and Apple also announced that for the first time an HBO subscription will be made available directly to Apple customers through HBO Now.

HBO Now provides instant access to HBO's acclaimed programming. Watch every episode of every season of the best series programming, more of the biggest and latest Hollywood hit movies, original HBO Films, groundbreaking documentaries, sports and comedy and music specials. To subscribe to the streaming service HBO Now, consumers only need the internet.

Apple will give viewers the ability to enjoy HBO programming via HBO Now. Upon launch, customers can subscribe using the HBO Now app on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, »

- MovieWeb

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It's Official: HBO to Launch Standalone HBO Now Service in April on Apple Devices Only, in Time for 'Games of Thrones' (Watch Trailer)

9 March 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It's now official!  HBO announced today the name of its standalone premium streaming service – HBO Now – and that the service will launch this April, bringing the product to audiences in time for the fifth season of "Game of Thrones." HBO and Apple also announced that for the first time an HBO subscription will be made available directly to Apple customers through HBO Now. HBO Now provides instant access to HBO’s acclaimed programming, original series, the latest Hollywood hit movies, original HBO Films, groundbreaking documentaries, sports and comedy and music specials. Highly-anticipated upcoming original programs like "Westworld," the drama series starring Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Evan Rachel Wood; "The Brink," the dark comedy series starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins; the new season of the Emmy-winning "True Detective" with Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams; and HBO...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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Valiant Comics announce “largest independent superhero universe” to rival Marvel and DC

9 March 2015 7:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

American comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment have announced they’ll be venturing into the movie business by creating the “largest independent superhero universe” in the world, presumably to rival Marvel Studios and DC.

With a nine-figure financial investment from Dmg Entertainment (a Chinese-based film production and distribution company), the two intend to adapt Valiant licensed characters for television and film. Three of those – Bloodshot, Shadowman and Archer & Armstrong – have already been in development at various production companies.

It seems Dmg intends to push Valiant’s characters hard in its native China to create an established market for their eventual films. The below press release even goes so far to mention “Chinese language publishing, animation, online gaming, toys, apparel, live events, theme parks, and more.”

With Marvel, DC and the Universal Monsters franchise, shared cinematic universes – particularly ones based on comic books – are very much in vogue.

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- Oli Davis

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China's Dmg strikes partnership with Valiant

9 March 2015 5:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Pact will see Dmg produce films based on Valiant comic character

Beijing-based Dmg Entertainment has struck a partnership with Valiant Entertainment under which the two companies will co-produce theatrical features based on the comic-book publisher’s library of more than 2,000 characters.

The deal also spans TV production, licensing and publishing. Valiant characters include X-o Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman and Archer & Armstrong.

According to a statement, Dmg has made an “eight-figure” (Us$) equity investment into Valiant and dedicated a further “nine-figure” sum towards production of theatrical films and TV programmes based on Valiant’s superhero characters.

Previously-announced Valiant feature films in development include Bloodshot, from Sony Pictures and Original Films; Shadowman, in partnership with the Sean Daniel Company from a script by J. Michael Straczynski; and Archer & Armstrong, also with the Sean Daniel Company from a script by BenDavid Grabinski.

“Global markets, like China, offer the greatest opportunities for monetisation from merchandising, licensing, as well »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken and Two Men in Town Feature Recognizable Faces

8 March 2015 11:44 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

There are two new thrillers out this weekend in limited release that are well worth your time, and I reviewed them here. Two more indie thrillers hit both theaters and VOD yesterday, but they’re enough of a mixed bag for me to suggest you wait for their inevitable DVD or Netflix release instead. Both are produced and acted well enough, but they share a single trait that keeps them from the recommended list. For everything they do, it’s the things they don’t do that ultimately underwhelms. Cor van Hout (Jim Sturgess) is a man between jobs. It’s the early ’80s, and the economy in Amsterdam is in the canal leaving him far more motivated towards illicit employment. His friends are in the same boat — Jan (Ryan Kwanten) is good with his hands, Frans (Mark van Eeuwen) is a wild man and Willem (Sam Worthington) is an aggressive go-getter with an existing grudge against »

- Rob Hunter

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: 'Beauty and the Beast' gets a Gaston

7 March 2015 12:14 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This week in 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: The live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast" may have its Gaston, in the "Hobbit" star Luke Evans. Plus more hot action from the presses*, like Sarah Michelle Geller joins the "Star Wars" universe by climbing aboard "Rebels." Fox is working with Sylvester Stallone on a TV version of "The Expendables," the ninth "Jesse Stone" movie is in pre-production, Starz' telefilm adaptation of "The Dresser" announces Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins joining the cast with a first image, Tarsem returns with “Self/less,” Diablo Cody is rewriting the screenplay for a live-action “Barbie” movie, Kendrick Lamar might just release his new album in two weeks, Carly Rae Jepsen gets a Tom Hanks-starring (and Justin Bieber cameo-ing) new music video and Prince is playing spontaneous shows all over the country starting next week. *What are presses anymore, really. »

- Katie Hasty

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Scott Rudin to adapt Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’

6 March 2015 7:39 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Although Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant was only released days ago on March 3, 2015, Scott Rudin is already slated to adapt the book into a film, Deadline is reporting.

Ishiguro’s novels have found success in Hollywood before. In 1993, The Remains of the Day garnered eight Oscar nominations and showcased the skills of actors Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins. In 2010, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley, and Carey Mulligan starred in the adapted sci-fi high-concept drama Never Let Me Go.

Both films based on Ishiguro’s work were well-received, so it comes as faint surprise that his latest book, one where a family must find their son in a fictionalized war-torn post-medieval England, was snapped up by Rudin. The director will purportedly start putting together his team and begin work while the Jobs biopic languishes. Little is known about the direction of the movie, except by those who’ve already read the novel, »

- Max Wood

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Chaz Bono Draws Upon His Relationship With Dad Sonny In Latest Theater Role

6 March 2015 5:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Like most actors, Chaz Bono draws from his past when trying to bring a character to life. And for the next six weeks, Bono will be tapping into his relationship with his father, the late recording artist and politician Sonny Bono, to play a deceased mathematician in a stage production of Proof, which opens on March 6 in Hollywood. "We all pull from different places, and I pulled a few things from my dad's personality that I think work well," Bono, 46, tells People. "I'm not a parent and I've never had kids, but I remember our close relationship from the other side, »

- Johnny Dodd, @Johnny_Dodd

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Chaz Bono Draws Upon His Relationship With Dad Sonny In Latest Theater Role

6 March 2015 5:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Like most actors, Chaz Bono draws from his past when trying to bring a character to life. And for the next six weeks, Bono will be tapping into his relationship with his father, the late recording artist and politician Sonny Bono, to play a deceased mathematician in a stage production of Proof, which opens on March 6 in Hollywood. "We all pull from different places, and I pulled a few things from my dad's personality that I think work well," Bono, 46, tells People. "I'm not a parent and I've never had kids, but I remember our close relationship from the other side, »

- Johnny Dodd, @Johnny_Dodd

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Film Review: ‘Kidnapping Mr. Heineken’

5 March 2015 2:38 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

About as appealing as day-old beer littered with cigarette butts, the abysmal caper drama “Kidnapping Mr. Heineken” is one of those international co-productions produced for all the right tax-credit reasons and none of the right artistic ones — the sort of movie one tends to find advertised in the back pages of a Cannes market guide, but hopes never to actually see. And yet, here it is: a slapped-together, wholly unconvincing account of the botched 1983 abduction of beer magnate Alfred “Freddy” Heineken, made from an incoherent script, with a cast of Anglo and Australian pretty boys not even trying to seem remotely Dutch, and one Oscar-winning star scraping career bottom. A most inauspicious English-language filmmaking debut for Daniel (brother of Tomas) Alfredson, “Kidnapping” will hold a handful of cinemas hostage beginning this weekend en route to the VOD slag heap.

The Heineken kidnapping was a major news story of its day in the Netherlands, »

- Scott Foundas

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Casting: Gellar, Martin, Denman, Watson

4 March 2015 6:36 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Star Wars: Rebels

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar has joined the voice cast of Disney Xd's "Star Wars: Rebels" for its second season which is currently in production. The series recently wrapped its first season.

Details on which character Gellar will voice are being kept under wraps, but it is said to be pivotal. She'll join a cast that includes Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray and David Oyelowo. [Source: The Live Feed]

Billy Lynn's Halftime Walk

Steve Martin is set to join the cast of the Ang Lee-directed "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" for TriStar Pictures. Joe Alwyn is set as the title character and Garrett Hedlund is in line for another key role in the project which begins shooting next month.

An adaptation of the Ben Fountain novel, the story follows a 19-year-old private who survives a harrowing Iraq battle that is captured by news cameras. »

- Garth Franklin

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The True Story in Kidnapping Mr. Heineken Tastes Flat

3 March 2015 9:00 PM, PST | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

In 1983 — as chronicled in Dutch investigative reporter Peter R. de Vries's bestseller — five financially desperate childhood pals turned to crime, capturing wealthy beer magnate Freddy Heineken (and his chauffeur Ab Doderer) in broad daylight after robbing a bank to fund their operation. Not to be confused with 2011's liberties-taking thriller The Heineken Kidnapping (a more ambitious and exciting film, with Rutger Hauer as the abducted mogul), The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest director Daniel Alfredson's exposition-heavy English-language adaptation boasts an amusingly belligerent Anthony Hopkins as the brew baron and little else. Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, and True Blood's Ryan Kwanten co-star in this glossy, lifelessly paced »

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Watch: Sam Worthington Hatches a Plan in 'Kidnapping Mr. Heineken' Clip

3 March 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

What lengths are some people willing to go to to pull off the perfect crime? Sam Worthington aims to test his limits in this clip for the upcoming film, "Kidnapping Mr. Keineken." Directed by Daniel Alfredson, the film tells the story of the kidnapping of beer tycoon Freddy Heineken, played here by Anthony Hopkins, which led to the largest ransom paid for someone in history. In the clip, Worthington's character, William Holleeder, and his partners adopt a plan to enact this scheme.  "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken" is set for release in theaters and On Demand March 6. Watch the clip below. Read More: Alchemy Acquires Sundance Political Thriller 'Zipper' »

- Travis Clark

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TVLine Items: Garfunkel & Oates Axed, Originals' New Witch and More

3 March 2015 12:20 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Here’s some news Garfunkel & Oates won’t be singing about: IFC has cancelled the comedy series after one season, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedCable Renewal Scorecard 2015: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

The show centered around the personal and professional lives of female comedy-folk duo Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates), who performed satirical — and sometimes dirty — songs.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Heather Graham (Flowers In the Attic) will play the third wife of Eric McCormack’s character in Fox’s family dramedy pilot Studio City, »

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