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Death Squad

20 October 2014 6:04 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

In this sci-fi thriller, Green War rebel agent Ryan (Stephen Baldwin) is despatched by Sponge (Danny Glover) to collect evidence of war crimes by the despotic Confederate Central Government (Ccg). However, he's first got to fend off the threat from the sinister Colonel Asimov (Rutger Hauer), Major Anderson (Daryl Hannah) and a group of mercenaries lead by Lobo (Michael Madsen). So it's just as that Tuage (Neva Lions), a mutant survivor of the Ccg rebellion, is on his side »

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Ambi Pictures to remake Princess

16 October 2014 5:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ambi Pictures acquires English-language remake rights to Princess.

Ambi Pictures Group has acquired the English-language remake rights to Arto Halonen’s Finnish feature Princess, based on the true story of cabaret dancer Anna Lappalainen.

Ambi’s Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi are financing and producing the remake with an eye toward aligning with A-list female talent for the picture.

Sales arm Ambi Distribution is handling worldwide sales.

Ambi’s president of worldwide sales and acquisitions, Julie Sultan, brought the project to Ambi and will develop and produce with Iervolino and Bacardi.

Produced by Art Films, Princess starred many of Finland’s leading actors including Katja Kuttner, Samuli Edelmann, Krista Kosonen and Peter Franzen, and was the fiction debut of documentary filmmaker Halonen, director of Shadow of the Holy Book, Pavlov’s Dogs and The Magnetic Man.

Princess tells the true story of former cabaret dancer Anna Lappalainen’s redemptive struggle with insanity, who checked »

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

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An Interview with Martial Arts Film Legend Gary Daniels

15 October 2014 6:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Manny Camacho interviews action film star Gary Daniels

Waking up at 4:30 Am is not something many of us like to do. Waking up to go to work at such an ungodly hour is usually far worse. However, waking up at this ungodly hour to go to work because I get to interview a martial art and action star I grew up watching…that is a treat!

Gary Daniels is a prolific actor and martial artist that has been in films on both sides of the pond for over 25 years. He got his start with a variety of talented people in the industry like Jackie Chan, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Lorenzo Lamas, Richard Norton, Malcolm McDowell, Costas Mandylor and a variety of others.

I remember first seeing him on screen as one of the villains in Jackie Chan’s City Hunter, opposite Chan as the main opposition protecting the main antagonist, »

- Manny Camacho

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The Ninth Cloud to screen at La Femme International Film Festival

14 October 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following its European Premiere at the Raindance Film Festival, La Femme International Film Festival in Los Angeles will be screening Jane Spencer’s dark, philosophical drama The Ninth Cloud on Saturday October 18th, 7pm at the Regal Theatre.

Set in 90s London, The Ninth Cloud tells the story of Zena (Megan Maczko), who, trying to escape the grief of her family being killed in a plane crash, becomes infatuated with fellow American Bob (Michael Madsen), an enigmatic but failed poet and writer, who has taken up residency in a Hackney squat. Searching for hope through Bob’s artistic visions, whilst clinging on to her fragile grasp of reality, Zena collides and colludes with an array of desperados, angst-ridden It girls and debauched failed artists. Two men in particular zero in on her: Brett, a narcissistic socialite (Leo Gregory), and Jonny, a drink-drowning musician searching for a way to re-surface (Jean Hughes Anglade »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Pulp Fiction’ at 20: Why It’s the Coolest Film of the ’90s

14 October 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Like a shot of adrenaline to the heart, “Pulp Fiction” changed the movie landscape when it opened on Oct. 14, 1994. Quentin Tarantino’s ode to crime and pop-culture was a bold new cinematic vision in a decade that badly needed one. Before “Pulp Fiction,” prestige films like “Dances with Wolves” and “A Few Good Men” seemed content to play it safe, while blockbusters like “Jurassic Park” and “The Fugitive” focused squarely on the mainstream. Overnight, the term ‘Tarantinoesque’ became shorthand for audaciously stylized ultra-violence and genre-bending thrills. On its 20th anniversary, here’s why “Pulp Fiction” remains the coolest movie of the ’90s.

The Soundtrack: From the rumbling reverb of Dick Dale’s surf-rock rendition of “Misirlou” to the soulful crooning of Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man” and the strip club sexiness of Kool & the Gang’s “Jungle Boogie,” the “Pulp Fiction” soundtrack effortlessly mixes musical styles the way the film blends genres. »

- Matthew Chernov

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in talks for Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

10 October 2014 9:34 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Quentin Tarantino has tapped Jennifer Jason Leigh to play Daisy, the female lead in his much-anticipated Western, The Hateful Eight. Sources close to the production confirm reports that the Fast Times at Ridgemont High actress is in talks to join the cast, which also includes Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern. In the film, a bounty hunter and stagecoach full of shady post-Civil War characters find shelter from a blizzard in a desolate country inn, where they encounter even more suspicious figures. Daisy is the mysterious prisoner handcuffed to the rugged bounty hunter played by Russell. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Jennifer Jason Leigh to Play Female Lead in Tarantino's Hateful Eight

10 October 2014 7:24 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Jennifer Jason Leigh is in talks to take on the lead female role in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming western The Hateful Eight. She will join Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, and Michael Madsen, who have also been confirmed to star in the movie. The last we heard, Viggo Mortensen was also rumored to be in talks to join the film as a "ruthless gang leader." The movie is scheduled to start shooting in January 2015, and this is what it's about:

The Hateful Eight follows the steadily ratcheting tension that develops after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route, and traps a pitiless and mistrustful group which includes a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier, and a female prisoner in a saloon in the middle of nowhere.

Leigh is a very talented actress who has done of ton of film and TV work over the years, »

- Joey Paur

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Jennifer Jason Leigh is Female Lead in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight

10 October 2014 3:58 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Road to Perdition, The Machinist) was just hired to play the lead female role in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "The Hateful Eight" western, which will likely co-stars Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Walton Goggins, Denis Menochet and Bruce Dern. "The Hateful Eight" is set in Wyoming following the Civil War. Story follows two bounty hunters, a tough female prisoner and a local sheriff as they wait for a storm to pass with four men who may or may not be attempting to free the prisoner. Leigh will play Daisy Domergue, who is wanted for murder and due to hang for her crimes. The role of Daisy Domergue was one of the most coveted in Hollywood in recent months, with Michelle Williams, Hilary Swank, Robin Wright and Demi Moore all vying for it. »

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Jennifer Jason Leigh Nabs Female Lead In Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

10 October 2014 1:10 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Quentin Tarantino has hired Hollywood's most underrated actress to play the female lead in his next film, The Hateful Eight. The super lovely Jennifer Jason Leigh will play Daisy Domergue in the upcoming western. (Is it too much if I write Yippee?)

The Hateful Eight will reunite Tarantino with a number of actors, including Samuel L. Jackson (Major Warren), Kurt Russell (John Ruth), Tim Roth (Oswaldo Mobray), Michael Madsen (Joe Gage) and Walton Goggins (Chris Mannix) and Denis Menochet (Bob) are expected to star alongside Bruce Dern, who will play General Smithers.

The film is set in Wyoming and takes place after the Civil War. The story focuses on two bounty hunters, a tough female prisoner and a local sheriff as they wait for a storm to pass with four men who may or may not be attempting to free the prisoner.

Leigh has been cast as Daisy Domergue, who's »

- Laura Frances

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Jennifer Jason Leigh Will Be the Female Lead in The Hateful Eight

9 October 2014 7:50 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

According to THR, Jennifer Jason Leigh has been cast as Daisy Domergue, a.k.a. "The Prisoner,” in Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming Western The Hateful Eight, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, and Michael Madsen. That is, unless someone leaks Tarantino's second draft of the script, too, in which case we’re probably going to have to start this process all over again. »

- Anna Silman

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'Hateful Eight' Casts Jennifer Jason Leigh as the Female Lead

9 October 2014 6:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Quentin Tarantino is starting to firm up the cast for his upcoming revenge Western The Hateful Eight, adding Jennifer Jason Leigh as the female lead, Daisy Domergue.

When the director held the live reading of his screenplay back in April, Amber Tamblyn read the role of Daisy Domergue, a woman who is wanted for murder and set to hang for her crimes. Jennifer Jason Leigh actually attended the live screenplay reading in Los Angeles, sitting next to The Weinstein Company chairmen Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein along with producer Stacey Sher. The role was one of the most coveted for Hollywood actresses in recent months, with Jennifer Jason Leigh beating out other notable performers such as Michelle Williams, Hilary Swank, Robin Wright and Demi Moore.

The rest of the cast members from the live reading, including Bruce Dern (General Smithers), Samuel L. Jackson (Major Warren), Kurt Russell (The Hangman »

- MovieWeb

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Jennifer Jason Leigh Takes The Female Lead In The Hateful Eight

9 October 2014 5:58 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Quentin Tarantino has cast Jennifer Jason Leigh has the female lead in his upcoming film, The Hateful Eight. The actress is the first official cast member to join the project, as the other names that have been mentioned (Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Walton Goggins) have not yet been confirmed. However, the report does mention that Bruce Dern, another one who was expected to show up, is set for a role in the film.

As for Leigh, she’ll play Daisy Domergue, “a woman wanted for murder who begins the story in the clutches of bounty hunters.” Said bounty hunters will reported by played by Jackson and Madsen, but again, we haven’t heard anything official about their involvement just yet.

In terms of the plot, The Hateful Eight will start off with the three aforementioned characters who, along with the sheriff, take off in »

- Matt Joseph

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Jennifer Jason Leigh Joins Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

9 October 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jennifer Jason Leigh has been cast as the female lead in Quentin Tarantino's post-Civil War western The Hateful Eight, sources tell THR. Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen are all set to appear in the film version after being part of a star-studded reading of the script in April. Amber Tamblyn took on the role of female lead Daisy during the live reading, but Tarantino looked at several actresses for the coveted role for the film version. The film will shoot in early 2015, with The Weinstein Co. planning for its release in the

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- Rebecca Ford

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Jennifer Jason Leigh Joins Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’

9 October 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

So far, info on the cast for Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight has been little more than speculation. While we have a good idea that actors such as Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim RothMichael Madsen, and Walton Goggins will have roles in the film, thanks in part to their participation in the live-read of the […]

The post Jennifer Jason Leigh Joins Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Jennifer Jason Leigh Takes Lead Female Role in Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

9 October 2014 4:46 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

With names such as Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Rachel Wood, Geena Davis and Hilary Swank leading the charge when it came to the rumored list of actors lining up to take the lead female role in Quentin Tarantino's next film, The Hateful Eight, it is most likely to come as a surprise to learn that role has gone to none other than Jennifer Jason Leigh. Leigh will take the role of Daisy Domergue, a character portrayed by Amber Tamblyn during Tarantino's live read. While I haven't read the screenplay that began circling the Internet last spring I do know Leigh is older than Tamblyn, which suggests he may have added a few years of wisdom to the character in his rewrites. As for the story, the ensemble Western centers on bounty hunters returning human plunder to a town called Red Rock in exchange for hefty rewards who run into a Southerner on the road. »

- Brad Brevet

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Jennifer Jason Leigh Tapped for Female Lead in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’

9 October 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Quentin Tarantino is in talks with Jennifer Jason Leigh to play the female lead in his next pic, “The Hateful Eight.”

Leigh was a name that was rumored early on, and after meeting with other women, it looks like Tarantino has gone back to who he originally wanted for the lead.

Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen (all of whom appeared at the recent reading of the script) are also set to appear.

Shooting begins in early 2015.

Story revolves around a group of outlaws, bounty hunters and lawman are stranded by a blizzard in Wyoming when trouble ensues.

Leigh was most recently seen in “The Spectacular Now.” She is repped by CAA.

TheWrap first reported the news.

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- Justin Kroll

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Jennifer Jason Leigh Lands Female Lead In Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

9 October 2014 4:22 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Always excellent and sorely underutilized, Jennifer Jason Leigh is easy to take for granted.  It's been years since the actress has had a leading role, but Quentin Tarantino is about to fix that. The director has cast Leigh as the female lead in "The Hateful Eight." She'll be taking the part of Daisy Domergue, played in the live reading of the script this past spring by Amber Tamblyn, and rumored at one point for Jennifer Lawrence. And given that Leigh is older than those two actresses, one wonder if Tarantino has aged up Daisy in rewrites. The character is a prisoner in a stagecoach, who along with a couple of bounty hunters, a would-be sheriff and the coach driver enter a haberdashery where the action and tension reaches a boil (check out more details here). Leigh joins a cast that's expected to include Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Quentin Tarantino Casts Jennifer Jason Leigh as Female Lead in ‘Hateful Eight’ (Exclusive)

9 October 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jennifer Jason Leigh has landed the female lead of Daisy Domergue in Quentin Tarantino‘s western “The Hateful Eight,” multiple individuals familiar with the Weinstein Company project have told TheWrap. Past Tarantino collaborators Samuel L. Jackson (Major Warren), Kurt Russell (John Ruth), Tim Roth (Oswaldo Mobray), Michael Madsen (Joe Gage) and Walton Goggins (Chris Mannix) and Denis Menochet (Bob) are expected to star alongside Bruce Dern, who will play General Smithers. “Hateful Eight” is set in Wyoming following the Civil War. Story follows two bounty hunters, a tough female prisoner and a local sheriff as they wait for a storm »

- Jeff Sneider

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Jennifer Jason Leigh Joins The Hateful Eight

9 October 2014 12:18 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight now firmly back on track – you might recall we chronicled its difficult path to the screen – the writer/director is busy slotting in the remaining cast members he needs. Jennifer Jason Leigh is now aboard to play Daisy Domergue.Set in Wyoming shortly after the Civil War, Qt’s latest is a blood-soaked Western that finds to bounty hunters, a tough female prisoner and a local sheriff waiting out a brutal winter storm that threatens not just frozen fingers but also the arrival of four men who may or may not be trying to free the criminal from the shackles of the law.Tarantino has stacked the cast with past collaborators including Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Walton Goggins and Denis Menochet locked in and Bruce Dern, James Remar, James Parks, Diana Gourrier and Zoe Bell expected to join the violent fun. »

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Raindance Film Festival Interview: Jane Spencer talks about The Ninth Cloud

5 October 2014 2:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kat Kourbeti chats with writer-director Jane Spencer about The Ninth Cloud

This year’s Raindance Film Festival has marked the return of fantastic independent cinema, with projects spanning all categories from documentaries and shorts to feature films from all over the world. We got to chat with writer-director of The Ninth Cloud, Jane Spencer, about her latest film, a project that’s been in the works for half a dozen years.

Kat Kourbeti: First of all, great job on the film, I watched it yesterday and I have to say, it’s made an impression.

Jane Spencer: Thank you very much.

Kk: My first question has to be about the script, which you co-wrote with Lucy Shatterworth. The dialogue makes such an impact with the way it goes from highly poetic to painfully mundane. It’s the heightened difference between Zena and Brett, really, which I’m getting at. »

- Kat Kourbeti

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