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Bloom has acquired the sales rights for international markets and will launch sales at the Berlin Film Festival. CAA is handling U.S. rights.
Joel and Ethan Coen have written the script for “Suburbicon,” which is currently in pre-production. Joel Silver will produce under his Silver Pictures banner alongside Clooney and Grant Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures label, and Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear Pictures.
The movie will be set in the quiet family town of “Suburbicon,” where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal.
- Dave McNary
Alex Walton and his team have dropped a heavyweight into the Berlin market and will commence international sales on dark comedy Suburbicon from director George Clooney starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore.
Black Bear Pictures has come on board to fully finance the project, which is in pre-production and is based on a screenplay by the Coen Bros, whose Hail, Caesar! starring Clooney will open the Berlinale on February 11.
Suburbicon is the name of a fictitious town where a deadly home invasion sends a seemingly perfect family down the path of blackmail, revenge, and betrayal.
CAA handles Us rights.
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Kim Basinger has joined the cast of Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to the Universal franchise based on El James’ bestselling books. James Foley is directing the second and third installment (Fifty Shades Freed), which are being shot back-to back, with Niall Leonard adapting both screenplays. Basinger is next up in Shane Black’s The Nice Guys with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. Denis O'Hare (American Horror Story: Hotel) has joined the cast of Margaret Betts’ Novitiate… »
Other titles he worked on include Paddington, Palio and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.
Ifd’s slate for 2016 includes The Forest, starring Natalie Dormer; Miles Ahead directed by and starring Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor; Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram For A King starring Tom Hanks; Shane Black’s The Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling and Kim Basinger and Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, starring Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves. »
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This week a new Australian film will premiere at Utah's Slamdance, the festival at which first-time, low-budget filmmakers can strut their stuff.
The Tail Job is the debut feature of Bryan Moses and Daniel Millar (co-writer-directors) and Laura Hughes (producer). The crew usually consisted of just the three of them. Hughes is an experienced actress, with credits on 8Mmm Aboriginal Radio, Spirited and Laid, while Moses and Millar have worked together in TV and commercials for years.
Bearing the tagline "If you love someone, set them free, then follow at a safe distance", the micro-budgeted comedy follows Nicholas, who discovers his fiancé Mona has been sending text messages to a mystery man and decides to tail her in a cab. »
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Welcome to The Best Movie You Never Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at The Third Man. The Story: Moderately successful pulp novelist Holly Martins... Read More »
- Alejandro Stepenberg
Auteurs working within the confines of the studio system tend to disappoint, though we try to keep hope alive by anticipating the best for talented directors braving compromised visions. 2015 wasn’t without its fair share of standout studio fare, particularly with George Miller’s comeback for Mad Max: Fury Road, Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, Inarritu’s The Revenant, and J.J. Abram’s revitalization of Star Wars. Of course, there were just as many disappointments, including David Gordon Green’s Our Brand is Crisis and the Wachowski Siblings’ rather derivative Jupiter Ascending. While a couple items from our top 25 studio list last year were held over, we’ve noted a bright clutch of hopeful auteur items to look forward to in 2016. You’ll notice a common theme among our top items, including supernatural or extraterrestrial elements.
25. The Accountant – Gavin O’Connor
23. The Disaster Artist »
- Nicholas Bell
7 items from 2016
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