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Roland Emmerich is entering the awards season fray once more. The filmmaker behind such blockbusters as "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Independence Day" attempted to make a smaller, more serious film with 2011's "Anonymous." That Shakespearean era tale was touted as a possible awards player before it debuted at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival to mostly negative reviews. Any hopes for prestige recognition were quickly dashed. Now, after segueing into more familiar territory with "White House Down," Emmerich is returning with a slightly more personal tale, "Stonewall." Roadside Attractions announced today it had acquired the period drama for a release later this Fall (which pretty much means at least a Toronto debut). "Stonewall" is a fictional drama set around the real events that took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City during 1969. The Stonewall Riots found the gay community fighting back in a series of violent protests after »
- Gregory Ellwood
Read More: Roland Emmerich's 'Stonewall,' Gets An Official Synopsis; Casts a Bunch More White People Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Roland Emmerich's historical drama "Stonewall," starring Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Jonny Beauchamp. The drama centers around Danny Winters (Irvine), a fictional young man caught up in the 1969 Stonewall Riots. After being forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parent's home, Danny takes refuge in Greenwich Village, New York and befriends a group of street kids who introduce him to the local watering hole, The Stonewall Inn. As Danny and his friends experience discrimination, endure atrocities and are repeatedly harassed by the police, the entire community of young gays, lesbians and drag queens erupts in a storm of anger. With the toss of a single brick, a riot ensues and a crusade for equality is born. »
- Zack Sharf
Roadside Attractions has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Roland Emmerich's Stonewall, a drama set against the 1969 Stonewall Riots when the gay community rioted against a police raid that took place at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Caleb Landry Jones, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King. Deadline Speaking of Emmerich, he revealed on Twitter that Vivica A. Fox, recent star of Sharknado 2: The Second One, would be reprising her role as Jasmine Dubrow, the stripper with a heart of gold, in Independence Day 2. Fox took to Twitter with her own response. https://twitter.com/MsVivicaFox/status/580221878695899137 You want a Super Troopers sequelc Well, the Broken Lizard troupe is lining up Super Troopers 2, but they need your help via an IndieGoGo campaign looking for $2 million with $1.8 million raised as of this posting. 20th Century Fox is reportedly lined up to distribute. »
- Brad Brevet
Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift
Legendary Comics has unveiled the first details on the upcoming comic "Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift". Joshua Fialkov penned the four issue title which will debut in November this year and is expected to help fill the gaps between the first film and the upcoming sequel due out April 2017. [Source: Shh]
Friday the 13th
Nick Antosca, a writer on TV series like "Teen Wolf" and "Believe" and co-producer on "Hannibal," has been set to write a new draft of the script for the "Friday the 13th" reboot at Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes. The film is currently targeting a May 13th 2016 release.
David Bruckner will helm the new film which will deal with the decades-old question of why slasher Jason Voorhes can't be killed. Richard Naing and Ian Goldberg wrote the previous draft. [Source: Heat Vision]
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Commercials director Jake Nava is set to »
- Garth Franklin
“Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall is an explosive, dramatic story set againstone of the monumental events of the twentieth century, The Stonewall Riots,” said Roadside Attractions co-president Howard Cohen. “Roadside is so proud to bring this stirring film to audiences.”
“I was always interested and passionate about telling this important story, but I feel it has never been more timely than right now,” said Emmerich, who produced alongside Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman and Carsten Lorenz.
“I am excited to work with Howard, Eric and the »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Roland Emmerich directed from Jon Robin Baitz’s script, set amid the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York. Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Jonny Beauchamp star. Goldcrest Films is handling the international rights.
The story is set at a local watering hole, the Stonewall Inn, where a rage begins to build among gays, lesbians and drag queens over discrimination and repeated police harassment.
Producers are Emmerich, Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman and Carsten Lorenz; and executive producers are Kirstin Winkler, Adam Press and Michael Roban. The film also stars Joey King, Karl Glusman, Vladimir Alexis and Alexandre Nachi.
The film was shot in and around Montreal, including the re-creation of Greenwich Village circa 1969 in a former train repair facility.
- Dave McNary
Roadside Attractions has snapped up U.S. distribution rights to Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall and is planning a fall release for the drama that stars Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Jonny Beauchamp. Goldcrest Films is handling international rights. Emmerich’s Centropolis Entertainment produced Stonewall from a script by John Robin Baitz. Pic is set against the 1969 Stonewall Riots when the gay community rioted against a police raid that took place at… »
Alchemy has formed a multi-year joint venture with the Swirl Group to partner in the creation and acquisition of material geared toward African-Americans.
Alchemy has acquired home entertainment rights to seven of Swirl’s completed films with plans for the two companies to produce and acquire 10 to 15 films per year in the urban independent space. Alchemy CEO Bill Lee made the announcement with Swirl CEO Eric Tomosunas and Brett Dismuke, Swirl’s president and chief operating officer.
The seven completed films Alchemy acquired from the Swirl Group are “Saving Westbrook High,” “Where’s the Love?,” “My Dad’s a Soccer Mom,” “The Dempsey Sisters,” “The Love Letter,” “Marry Me for Christmas” and “Comeback Dad.”
Tomosunas founded Atlanta-based Swirl Films in 2008 and has since produced close to 70 original productions. As part of this deal, the company will also maintain offices at Alchemy’s headquarters in Los Angeles.
- Dave McNary
Daniel Radcliffe has transitioned successfully from leading boy to leading man with films like The Woman in Black and Kill Your Darlings. Emma Watson has focused on working with interesting directors like Sophia Coppola and Darren Aronofsky. So, that accounts for two of the three leads from the Harry Potter film franchise, but where’s Rupert Grint? We’ve spotted him at SXSW! He’s starring in the new comedy Moonwalkers, a drug-fueled, hyper-violent, swinging-sixties story of CIA agent Kidman (played by Ron Perlman), deeply troubled by visions of those he’s killed in foreign wars, who’s sent across the pond to solicit the assistance of Stanley Kubrick to fake the moon landing in case the real one goes awry. Inept hustler Jonny (Grint, feeling 100...
- John Gholson
Alchemy has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Milla Jovovich’s action-thriller “Survivor” for a multi-platform release this year.
Jovovich plays a Foreign Service officer in London who tries to prevent a terrorist attack set in New York, but is forced to go on the run after she is framed for crimes she didn’t commit.
It’s the third acquisition that Alchemy has announced this week. The company acquired worldwide rights to director Mitch Dickman’s marijuana documentary “Rolling Papers” on March 16 following its premiere at South by Southwest.
- Dave McNary
We all know the famous conspiracy theory suggesting Stanley Kubrick helped the government fake the moon landing. For some reason, this myth lives on in the minds of some people, but no one has really capitalized in the movies with exploring this theory. Moonwalkers looks to play with that even more by saying the request never even got to Kubrick but ended up in the hands of a lousy British band manager (Rupert Grint) and a violent CIA agent (Ron Perlman). What follows hopes to be a raucous comedy but ends up being a miserable, unfunny sit you just want to end. Everything is in place for some laughs. You have the fish out of water aspect with Perlman playing Kidman, a straight laced, very violent man in among a group of hippies. You have the 1960s drug culture to exploit for jokes. You have the absurdity of these talentless »
- Mike Shutt
SXSW 2015 Film Review
complete coverage of the SXSW Film Festival 2015
Director/Screenwriter: Patrick Brice
It’s hilarious. The boundaries of bromance, marriage, friendship and even penis comedy are pushed to a very funny limit with this film. It’s great to see Schilling doing great work outside of “Orange is the New Black.”
Final Score: 8/10
Reclusive small town locksmith, A.J. Manglehorn, who has never recovered from his losing his true love embarks on a new tenuous relationship with a local woman he meets at the bank. Cast: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine, Chris Messina. (U.S. Premiere)
(film synopsis from sxsw.com)
You probably »
- Jeff Bayer
“’Rolling Papers’ is a must-see documentary about how the media and society deal with the rapid cultural shift to marijuana legalization,” said Alchemy topper Bill Lee. “The film couldn’t be more timely and we look forward to bringing it to a worldwide audience.”
The documentary centers on the Denver Post’s introduction last year of the Cannabist section — led by Ricardo Baca, the world’s first marijuana editor — as he sets out to report history in the making with a team of straitlaced staff writers and offbeat freelancers.
“Rolling Papers” will be released later this year.
Alchemy’s Jeff Deutchman negotiated the »
- Dave McNary
Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan star in “Moonwalkers,” based on the premise that Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the U.S. government. Perlman portrays a CIA agent who teams with Grint, the manager of of a seedy rock band.
Alchemy’s Jeff Deutchman negotiated the deal with Melin and Ram Murali of Kinology and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.
- Dave McNary
The film world premiered at SXSW on Saturday [March 14].
“Moonwalkers is a wildly imaginative, one-of-a-kind action movie,” commented Alchemy CEO Bill Lee. “Antoine Bardou-Jacquet has crafted something truly original that we look forward to bringing to a wide audience.”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Sandwell)
Alchemy has acquired North American rights to Antoine Bardou-Jacquet's Moonwalkers, the indie starring Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan. The deal was sealed at the still-rolling SXSW, where it had its world premiere Saturday in the Narrative Spotlight section The action comedy centers on a world in which Apollo 11 never actually made it, and Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the U.S. government. In… »
What if you wanted to fake a moon landing in 1969, and could get Stanley Kubrick to do it? The idea is so silly that it lends itself easily to comedy, and Moonwalkers milks it furiously, spinning into a very broad commentary on Swinging London, complete with numerous topless women, an excess of psychedelic drugs, and a brain-fried Ron Perlman, who must team with well-meaning yet ineffective music manager Rupert Grint to accomplish the task at hand. Perlman stars as Kidman, a Vietnam War veteran who served three years and is now suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, plagued by horrifying visions. Nonetheless he is drafted for a dubious mission by the CIA: go to London and secure Stanley Kubrick, fresh off 2001: A Space Odyssey,...
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Magnet Releasing just unveiled the trailer for its upcoming "Skin Trade" action thriller, starring Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Michael Jai White, Ron Perlman and Peter Weller. Check it out below and watch the movie on VOD and iTunes on April 23rd, and in theaters on May 8th. Plot: New Jersey detective, Nick Cassidy (Lundgren) heads to Bangkok where he teams up with Thai detective, Tony Vitayakui (Jaa) to hunt down Viktor Dragovic (Perlman) and destroy his human trafficking network. Nick had inadvertently killed Dragovic's son in a sting operation on the New Jersey docks, and Dragovic responded by attempting to kill Nick and his family. Nick miraculously survived the brutal attack, but his wife and daughter were killed! With nothing but vengeance to live for, Nick and Tony traverse their way through the Bangkok underworld in search of the elusive Dragovic. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Eddie Reed (White) is sent in to bring Nick home. »
Rupert Grint joined his fellow "Moonwalkers" co-stars Robert Sheehan and Ron Perlman for the North American premiere of the film at SXSW. We have plenty of pictures from the event which you can view here. We will have HQ photos as soon as possible. And we're expecting plenty of reviews to follow. Twitter users are already singing the praises of the film and Rupert! Stay tuned! »
There are some conspiracy theorists who believe that Apollo 11 never made it the moon, and that legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick was part of a secret government team who staged the entire event in a studio. For anyone who has seen the documentary "Room 237," there are some who think the director left clues about his involvement throughout "The Shining." No matter what you believe, it's a good yarn, and the basis for the upcoming "Moonwalkers." Today we have an exclusive clip from the film. Directed by Antoine Bardou-Jacquet, and starring Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint, and Robert Sheehan, the action-comedy presents the wild story of the con that fooled the entire world. Here's the official synopsis: What if Apollo 11 never actually made it? What if, in reality, Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the Us administration? This is the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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