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‘Stan Against Evil’ Exclusive Teaser: John McGinley Stars as a Gruff Sheriff Who Has To Fight Demons In New IFC Series

29 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Though there’s no shortage of horror TV shows these days — “The Walking Dead,” “American Horror Story,” “Penny Dreadful,” “Black Mirror,” “Ash vs Evil Dead,” etc. — a new one in the works could add a unique spin on the genre. The upcoming IFC series “Stan Against Evil” follows Stanley Miller (John McGinley), a gruff, aging New England sheriff who recently lost his position after an angry outburst at his wife’s funeral. Though Miller isn’t exactly accepting or kind towards newcomers, he meets the new sheriff Evie Barret (Janet Varney) who opens his eyes to the plague of angry demons haunting the town. Miller begrudgingly joins an alliance with Barret to stop the demon threat once and for all. Watch an exclusive teaser for the series below.

Read More: The Films of Oliver Stone, Ranked Worst to Best

The series is the brainchild of Dana Gould, who previously served »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Stan Against Evil’ Exclusive Teaser: John McGinley Stars as a Gruff Sheriff Who Has To Fight Demons In New IFC Series

29 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Though there’s no shortage of horror TV shows these days — “The Walking Dead,” “American Horror Story,” “Penny Dreadful,” “Black Mirror,” “Ash vs Evil Dead,” etc. — a new one in the works could add a unique spin on the genre. The upcoming IFC series “Stan Against Evil” follows Stanley Miller (John McGinley), a gruff, aging New England sheriff who recently lost his position after an angry outburst at his wife’s funeral. Though Miller isn’t exactly accepting or kind towards newcomers, he meets the new sheriff Evie Barret (Janet Varney) who opens his eyes to the plague of angry demons haunting the town. Miller begrudgingly joins an alliance with Barret to stop the demon threat once and for all. Watch an exclusive teaser for the series below.

Read More: The Films of Oliver Stone, Ranked Worst to Best

The series is the brainchild of Dana Gould, who previously served »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Nerve’ Directors Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost: How They Made the Most Topical Film of the Summer

29 July 2016 8:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost are having a good week. The “Nerve” directors opened their latest film on Tuesday evening to a stellar $1.1 million, and by the time they sat down with IndieWire on Wednesday afternoon, it was trucking its way to an estimated first-day take of $3.8 million. Not too bad for a mid-week, mid-summer release about an online game gone bad.

And that’s not the only thing the duo have on their plate right now: The long-time filmmaking pair are opening another film this week, the horror feature “Viral,” which will hit limited release and VOD on Friday. It’s clear, however, that “Nerve” is their primary concern and one they’re very pleased to see hitting the zeitgeist so perfectly.

 “You work on this thing for two years plus and you screened it a couple months ago and all of a sudden you know that people respond, »

- Kate Erbland

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Oliver Stone headed to Zurich fest with 'Snowden'

28 July 2016 3:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley also set to attend.

Zurich Film Festival (Sept 22-Oct 2) has landed one of the first screenings of Oliver Stone’s whistleblower drama Snowden and will host the film’s director as well as stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley.

The gala screening - the first to be announced for this year’s festival - will take place on Sept 24, just weeks after its world premiere at Toronto (Snowden debuted to an invite-only screening at Comic-Con last week).

It marks the fourth visit to Zff for Stone, who was previously the subject of a tribute strand and most recently screened his film Savages as the festival’s opening night gala in 2012.

In Stone’s latest film, Gordon-Levitt stars as Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency (Nsa) employee who blew the whistle on the Us’s mass global surveillance programmes. The cast also includes Woodley, Melissa Leo and [link »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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The Magnificent Seven Leads Massive Wave Of Toronto Film Festival Selections

27 July 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Though life and general business kept us from saying so at the time, the Toronto International Film Festival announced their first massive wave of selections yesterday and there is some very impressive stuff coming to Canadian screens in the fall. The festival kicks off with Antoine Fuqua's Magnificent Seven before wrapping with Kelly Craig's The Edge Of Seventeen and, in between, there is a freshly announced selection of 19 gala and 49 special presentation titles from directors such as (deep breath) Denis Villeneuve, Oliver Stone, Mira Nair, Ewan McGregor, Konkona Sensharma, Lone Scherfig, Raja Amari, Jonathan Demme, Baltasar Kormákur, Amma Asante, Christopher Guest, Feng Xiaogang, Rob Reiner, J.A. Bayona, Arnaud des Pallières, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Ready for the full list? Take a deep breath, hit...

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Matthew Billingsly to Adapt ‘Stringer’ Starring ‘Hundred Foot Journey’s’ Manish Dayal

26 July 2016 4:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Matthew Billingsly, who penned the Black List script “Code Name Veil,” will adapt “Stringer: a Reporter’s Year in the Congo.” “The Hundred Foot Journey” actor Manish Dayal is set to star.

Dayal, Laura Hersh and Dan Spilo of Industry Entertainment optioned the project last year and will produce.

The novel follows “Anjan” (to be played by Dayal) who turned down an offer at Goldman Sachs at the age of 22 to travel to the Congo and work as a freelance journalist during the country’s first democratic election in 60 years. “Anjan” uncovers a conspiracy involving the country’s enormous mineral wealth.

Development is being financed by restauranteurs Puneet Chandak and Sonia Batra of Spice Affair in Beverly Hills. UTA Independent Film Group will handle sales.

Dayal first found out about the book while watching a “Daily Show” episode with Anjan as guest and became fascinated about the story, which »

- Justin Kroll

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A Peak at the Modern Battlefield in the New Trailer for Snowden

26 July 2016 2:10 PM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

Still playing catch-up with all these comic-con trailers, today it’s Oliver Stone’s Snowden, which also had its first “secret” screening over there. We’ve seen various teasers and trailers for Snowden for over a year now and after being delayed a few times, the film is almost here. Now I can’t say I’m excited for this, but […]

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Tiff Lineup: 5 Reasons to Get Excited About the 2016 Program

26 July 2016 1:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the middle of summer, when moviegoing options are slim, it’s hard to visualize the sheer scope of films that will screen this fall at the Toronto International Film Festival. No single film commands all the buzz, nor can one lineup, and so the first big announcement — featuring the Galas and Special Presentations — can only begin to provide some insight into the titles worthy of anticipation.

Still, there’s a lot to dig through: Oscar hopefuls looking to gain momentum (“The Birth of a Nation,”  “Loving” and more detailed here); big-budget studio efforts hoping to earn some upscale cred (Peter Berg’s “Deepwater Horizon,” Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi “Arrival”); veteran filmmakers still pursuing the kind of topics that put them on the map (Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” Mira Nair’s “Queen of Katwe”).

Beyond these obvious standouts, however, several titles from these programs hold a lot of potential for »

- Eric Kohn

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'Magnificent Seven,' Obama and Snowden Biopics Lead Toronto Film Festival 2016 Lineup

26 July 2016 11:12 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Antoine Fuqua's star-studded remake of The Magnificent Seven, Oliver Stone's combo paranoid espionage thriller/biopic Snowden and a look at Barack Obama's year in New York city during the early Eighties (Barry) are among the first wave of films announced to screen at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival.

Fuqua's take on the classic 1960 Yul Brynner/Steve McQueen Western recasts Chris Pratt, Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent D'Onofrio as part of a cowboy team recruited to defend a frontier town. The film will open the festivities on September 8th, »

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Toronto Film Festival 2016: What Films Will Contend For Oscar Gold After Tiff Premieres

26 July 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Toronto Film Festival, which runs September 8-18, announced its lineup today with a ton of potential Oscar contenders — but it’s not the only showcase that some of them will have in the fall. Tiff has been sensitive of late about Labor Day weekend rival Telluride’s annual panoply of unannounced Oscar contenders. However, the two film events work in concert, as the earlier well-curated festival — attended by a small coterie of influencers — builds buzz for the later, sprawling Tiff, with its larger mass of junket media, including the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which votes on the Golden Globes.

Read More: Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘American Honey,’ ‘La La Land’ and ‘Birth of A Nation’

Venice debuts many awards contenders as well, but American awards pundits are in Telluride, where many Oscar calls are made (“The King’s Speech,” “12 Years a Slave”) and surprises »

- Anne Thompson

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Toronto Film Festival 2016: What Films Will Contend For Oscar Gold After TIFF Premieres

26 July 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Toronto Film Festival, which runs September 8-18, announced its lineup today with a ton of potential Oscar contenders — but it’s not the only showcase that some of them will have in the fall. TIFF has been sensitive of late about Labor Day weekend rival Telluride’s annual panoply of unannounced Oscar contenders. However, the two film events work in concert, as the earlier well-curated festival — attended by a small coterie of influencers — builds buzz for the later, sprawling Tiff, with its larger mass of junket media, including the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which votes on the Golden Globes.

Venice debuts many awards contenders as well, but American awards pundits are in Telluride, where many Oscar calls are made (“The King’s Speech,” “12 Years a Slave”) and surprises »

- Anne Thompson

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'The Magnificent Seven' to open Toronto film festival

26 July 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) programmers have served up the first picks from what will be a typically daunting menu in September.Scroll down for full list of Galas, Special Presentations

The world premiere of Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven will open the 41st Tiff on September 8. The western remake stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, and Peter Sarsgaard.

It marks a third visit to the festival for Fuqua, who previously screened Training Day and The Equalizer at Tiff.

The festival will close on September 17 with The Edge Of Seventeen, starring Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick.

The coming-of-age comedy-drama marks the feature debut of writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig and is produced by Oscar-winner James L. Brooks (Jerry Maguire, As Good As It Gets).

Gala world premieres

Unveiling its first wave of titles, Tiff announced that world premieres in its Gala strand would include »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Deepwater Horizon, Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven Among Tiff 2016 Premieres, Check Out Full Lineup

26 July 2016 8:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Antoine Fuqua’s ragtag crew of bandits will descend on Toronto International Film Festival come September, now that The Magnificent Seven has booked its place to open the annual event on September 8.

It’s part of a star-studded lineup that boasts everything from Sundance darling Manchester By the Sea to Nate Parker’s Oscar-tipped epic, The Birth of a Nation. They’ll filter into the Special Presentations category at Tiff 2016, while The Magnificent Seven will be joined on opening night by Juan Antonio Bayona’s hotly-anticipated A Monster Calls – part The Bfg, part Pan’s Labyrinth – and Snowden, Oliver Stone’s timely biopic that was turned down by “every major studio.”

Included below is the detailed overview of every film to feature at Toronto International Film Festival, beginning with those features slated to premiere on opening night, September 8.

The Magnificent Seven, Antoine Fuqua, USA World Premiere

Director Antoine Fuqua brings »

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Tiff 2016. Lineup

26 July 2016 8:28 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

A selection of films from the 2016 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival has been unveiled, with films by Jim Jarmusch, Maren Ade, Tom Ford, Paul Verhoeven, Damien Chazelle, and many more.Opening NIGHTThe Magnificent Seven (Antoine Fuqua)GALASDeepwater HorizonArrival (Denis Villeneuve)Deepwater Horizon (Peter Berg)The Headhunter's Calling (Mark Williams)The Journey Is the Destination (Bronwen Hughes)Jt + The Tennessee Kids (Jonathan Demme)Lbj (Rob Reiner)Lion (Garth Davis)Loving (Jeff Nichols)A Monster Calls (J.A. Bayona)Planetarium (Rebecca Zlotowski)Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair)The Rolling Stones of Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America (Paul Dugdale)The Secret Scripture (Jim Sheridan)Snowden (Oliver Stone)Strange Weather (Katherine Dieckmann)Their Finest (Lone Scherfig)A United Kingdom (Amma Astante)Special PRESENTATIONSLa La LandThe Age of Shadows (Kim Jee-woon)All I See Is You (Marc Forster)American Honey (Andrea Arnold)American Pastoral (Ewan McGregor)Asura: The City of »

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Toronto film festival taps into Snowden and keeps it current with Denial and The Journey

26 July 2016 8:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden biopic leads the charge for topical movies premiering at this year’s Tiff, including fiction features about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the aftermath of the Good Friday agreement and the trial of David Irving

It was shunned by film studios and plagued by Pokémon, but now Oliver Stone will finally premiere Snowden, his biopic of the National Security Agency whistleblower, at the Toronto international film festival in September.

The film, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden, is based partly on a book by the Guardian journalist Luke Harding and follows the former security analyst from his time in the Us military to his exile to Russia after he leaked thousands of classified documents.

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Toronto Film Festival to Open With Denzel Washington’s ‘The Magnificent Seven’

26 July 2016 7:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto International Film Festival sounded the opening bell of Oscar season on Tuesday, unveiling a list of high profile films that will use the annual gathering to launch their awards campaigns. Major releases that will be looking to make a splash and score with critics include Denis Villeneuve’s alien invasion thriller “Arrival,” Peter Berg’s disaster drama “Deepwater Horizon,” and Rob Reiner’s historical biopic “Lbj.”

The film festival will kick off on Sept. 8 with the world premiere of “The Magnificent Seven,” a remake of the John Sturges classic that was itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai.” It stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt as gunslingers who are enlisted to protect a small town, while marking director Antoine Fuqua’s third time at the festival. He previously screened “Training Day” and “The Equalizer” at Toronto. Sony and MGM will release the film stateside on Sept. »

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Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘American Honey,’ ‘La La Land’ and ‘Birth of A Nation’

26 July 2016 7:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Toronto International Film Festival — aka Tiff — has announced its first round of picks for this year’s festival, including Galas and Special Presentations, along with the festival’s opening night selection, Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven,” and their closing night pick, Kelly Fremon Craig’s feature directorial debut “The Edge of Seventeen.” Filled with early awards contenders, returning filmmakers and favorites from other festivals from around the globe, it’s a meaty selection of offerings that firmly announces the imminent arrival of the cinematic bonanza otherwise known as the fall festival season.

There are plenty of familiar faces here, including Denis Villeneuve, who will be bringing his “Arrival” to the same festival that has also screened his “Sicario” and “Prisoners” in previous years. The year after debuting his “Being Charlie” at Tiff, director Rob Reiner will return with his Woody Harrelson-starring biopic “Lbj.” Lone Scherfig, who has »

- Kate Erbland

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Tiff 2016 Line-Up Includes ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘American Pastoral,’ and More

26 July 2016 7:18 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After highlighting the best films of the year thus far, it’s time to turn our attention to the fall. While Venice and Telluride will get things going, the biggest seasonal event is easily the Toronto International Film Festival. With hundreds of titles from around the globe on its slate, many of our yearly favorites debut there and we’ll be covering in-depth yet again this year. To get a preview of what to expect, they’ve announced their initial line-up of titles.

The slate includes Tom Ford‘s Nocturnal Animals, Denis Villeneuve‘s Arrival, Damien Chazelle‘s La La LandKim Ji-woon‘s The Age of Shadows, Ewan McGregor‘s American Pastoral, the Miles Teller-led Bleed for This, Denial starring Rachel Weisz, Christopher Guest‘s Mascots, Werner Herzog‘s Salt and Fire, the Michael Fassbender-led Trespass Against Us, Una starring Rooney Mara, Rob Reiner‘s Lbj, A Monster Calls, »

- Jordan Raup

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Why Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Belonged at Comic-Con

25 July 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you weren’t buried in the midst of panel discussions featuring the latest superhero tentpoles and other costumed antics last week, you might have gotten a chance to see Edward Snowden. While on the surface, the arrival of an international fugitive responsible for the single largest data leak in U.S. history might seem out of place. But Oliver Stone’s upcoming feature film “Snowden” actually fit in well, especially given that an evening screening was followed by the opportunity to hear Snowden speak for himself.

For Snowden doesn’t think “Snowden,” the film, is all that fictionalized. Just after viewing Stone’s depiction of his life story to date, IndieWire asked Snowden — who appeared via a remote video feed — what changes he was happiest about in the process of adapting these events for the screen. His response: not much had been changed. While admitting that certain characters had been consolidated and details streamlined, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Ranking San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Trailers, From Worst to Best

25 July 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

This year's San Diego Comic-Con brought a treasure trove of trailers for some of the upcoming year's most buzzworthy movies, from superhero movies and franchise tentpole blockbusters to, curiously enough, Oliver Stone's upcoming Edward Snowden biopic. (Watching the filmmaker warn the attendees of his Hall H panel that Pokémon Go watches them as they slumber was a rare, unexpected treat.)

We've got a nice long wait for most of these — enjoy that Justice League clip, people, because we've still got another 16 months before it swoops into theaters — but for now, »

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