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‘The Imitation Game’ To Open Capri-Hollywood Film Fest

24 November 2014 10:18 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – The Italo preem of “The Imitation Game” will open the 19th edition of the Capri-Hollywood film festival dedicated to launching Oscar hopefuls and establishing a creative and business bridgehead between Hollywood and Italy’s film and showbiz communities.

“Imitation Game,” considered a front-runner in the Golden Globes and Oscar races, will launch into Italy on December 27 from the Italo isle off the coast of Naples. The British biopic about prodigal mathematician and Wwi codebreaker Alan Turing, toplining Benedict Cumberbatch, will be released theatrically in Italy via local distributor Videa on January 1. The Weinstein Company is distributing the pic worldwide.

”We thank Harvey Weinstein for again choosing our festival as the Italian springboard for an extraordinary film that is in the running for a number of major global awards,” said Pascal Vicedomini the Italo journo who heads the fest and also runs its sister event Ischia Global and the L. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Sacha Gervasi’s ‘November Criminals’ Pic Nabs Lotus Loot – Afm

5 November 2014 3:53 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Lotus Entertainment has come aboard to co-finance and co-produce Hitchcock director Sacha Gervasi’s thriller November Criminals, which stars Chloë Grace Moretz and Catherine Keener. Beth O’Neil is producing with Lotus, which is also handling international sales at Afm. CAA and Wme are co-repping on the domestic side.

The screenplay from Steven Knight (Eastern Promises) is adapted from Sam Munson’s 2011 novel, a murder mystery about two teenagers thrown into the dangerous underbelly of Washington DC when they investigate the murder of their friend while falling in love for the first time.

Lotus has a full plate at Afm with international sales duties on Xavier Gens’ thriller The Crucifixion and Shekhar Kapur’s Tiger’s Curse as well as Replicas starring Keanu Reeves and Kidnap starring Halle Berry on its slate.

Gervasi and Knight are repped by CAA. Moretz is repped by Wme and Keener by Gersh.

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Lotus boards November Criminals

5 November 2014 9:40 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Busy Lotus Entertainment will co-finance and co-produce Sacha Gervasi’s November Criminals starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Catherine Keener and has introduced to Afm buyers.

Steven Knight adapted the screenplay from Sam Munson’s novel about a pair of teenagers who fall in love while investigating the murder of a friend in a dangerous part of Washington DC. CAA and Wme jointly represent Us rights.

Beth O’Neil will produce alongside Lotus, whose Afm slate includes Xavier Gens’ The Crucifixion, Replicas starring Keanu Reeves and Shekhar Kapur’s Tiger’s Curse.

“Lotus is excited to be collaborating with Beth O’Neil and Sacha Gervasi in bringing Sam Munson and Steve Knight’s authentic characters to life,” said Lotus president Ara Keshishian.

“This is a beautiful love story between two teenagers set against the backdrop of a murder mystery and it’s thrilling to have an amazing cast taking shape led by Chloe and Catherine.”   »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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AFM: ‘Conjuring’ Producer Peter Safran Returns with ‘Crucifixion’

5 November 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Producer Peter Safran and writers Chad and Carey Hayes — who teamed on “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle” — are collaborating on religious drama “The Crucifixion” and have tapped “Hitman” director Xavier Gens to helm.

Safran and the Hayes brothers will produce, with Lotus Entertainment’s Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, D.J. Gugenheim and Ara Keshishian executive producing. Lotus will handle international sales at the American Film Market.

The story centers on a priest being jailed for the murder of a nun on whom he was performing an exorcism — leading to an investigative journalist striving to determine whether the priest lost the battle with a demonic presence.

The previous films have scared up impressive grosses for New Line. “The Conjuring” grossed over $320 million worldwide and spinoff “Annabelle” has taken over $200 million.

Lotus recently announced it’s handling international sales on Shekhar Kapur’s “Tiger’s Curse.”

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- Dave McNary

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Lotus stakes claim to Crucifixion

5 November 2014 6:30 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lotus Entertainment kicks off pre-sales at Afm on the horror film from Xavier Gens and the producer behind horror hits Annabelle and The Conjuring.

The Conjuring co-writers Chad and Carey Hayes wrote the screenplay about an investigative journalist who probes the case of a priest who allegedly murdered a nun during an exorcism.

Peter Safran, who produced Annabelle and The Conjuring, produces with the Hayes brothers.

Lotus Entertainment’s Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, DJ Gugenheim and Ara Keshishian serve as executive producers.

“Peter and the Hayes brothers have an amazing track record in the genre space, and we’re excited to be teaming up with them,” said Seibel. “We felt that a smart, edgy thriller like The Crucifixion combined with this amazing creative team had all the right ingredients to be a global box office hit.”

The Lotus sales slate at Afm includes Tiger’s Curse with Shekhar Kapur on board to direct; Keanu Reeves in [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Afm Opens in Glow of Good Film News

5 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As final prep took place for the 35th American Film Market in Santa Monica, temperatures began rising — and so did optimism that the independent marketplace would generate significant transactions.

A flurry of deals came together in the week leading up to the Afm’s opening Wednesday: Henry Cavill starring in the action-thriller “Stratton”; Morton Csokas joining Emilia Clarke in “Voice From the Stone”; Shekhar Kapur directing “Tiger’s Curse”; Mitch Glazer’s TV series “Magic City” (pictured) becoming a movie with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Bruce Willis and Bill Murray; Jon Bernthal and Catalina Sandino Moreno joining Catherine Zeta-Jones in drug-lord drama “The Godmother”; and Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning starring in “Three Generations.”

Adding to the positive vibes were several recent funding announcements: Kevin Frakes’ PalmStar backing Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road and Bill Block’s Qed plus Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp securing $600 million in financing with Scarlett Johanssen »

- Dave McNary

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Directors: Ruben Fleischer To Helm Drug Mule Drama, Alex Garland Ready For 'Annihilation' & More

4 November 2014 1:33 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"Zombieland" and "Gangster Squad" helmer Ruben Fleischer will direct an untitled drug drama that's in the works. Based on the recent New York Times Magazine article "The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule," the film tells the true story of "Leo Sharp, the Indiana man who this year was caught running drugs for Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel and was sent to the slammer at age 90." No word yet on who will write the script. [Deadline] "Elizabeth" director Shekhar Kapur is going Ya with "Tiger's Curse." Based on the books by Colleen Houck, the story centers on "teenager Kelsey Hayes, who learns that she has a powerful connection with a beautiful white tiger named Ren, while working at a circus in Oregon. When a mysterious stranger arrives to reclaim Ren and return him to his native India, Kelsey is whisked into an exotic adventure across the far reaches of the globe where »

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'Elizabeth' Director Shekhar Kapur Takes on 'Tiger's Curse'

3 November 2014 4:46 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Internationally acclaimed producer and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) has come on to direct the epic adventure film Tiger's Curse, based on the first in a series of New York Times bestselling novels by author Colleen Houck. Julie Plec, creator of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, has adapted the book for the screen.

Ineffable Pictures' founder Raphael Kryszek and Jesse Israel will produce along with Lotus Entertainment's Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel, and with director Shekhar Kapur. Lotus' D.J. Gugenheim and Ara Keshishian are executive producing and Lotus will introduce the action/adventure to foreign buyers starting at Afm.

Tiger's Curse follows Kelsey Hayes who learns that she has a powerful connection with a beautiful white tiger named Ren, while working at a circus in Oregon over the summer. When a mysterious stranger arrives to reclaim Ren and return him to his native India, Kelsey is whisked into an »

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Shekhar Kapur To Direct Tiger's Curse

3 November 2014 4:04 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

He directed short segments in New York, I Love You and Venice 70, but we haven't seen a feature from director Shekhar Kapur since 2007's Elizabeth: The Golden Age. That's about to change, however, with the news that he's signed on to the Ya adaptation Tiger's Curse. Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) wrote the screenplay based on Colleen Houck's novel.The first in a saga that currently runs to four books and a novella, Tiger's Curse involves young Kelsey Hayes. In the market for a summer job before university, she finds herself in the unlikely position of looking after a white tiger called Dhiren in a travelling circus. Agreeing to be responsible for transporting the tiger back to India after he's been sold, she finds herself key to an ancient Indian curse. Cue globetrotting Lara Croft-type adventures with a dash of supernatural romance for good measure.“Colleen Houck has created »

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"Elizabeth" Helmer Tackles A "Tiger's Curse"

3 November 2014 3:55 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Elizabeth” director Shekhar Kapur is set to take the helm of adventure saga "Tiger's Curse" at Lotus Entertainment and Ineffable Pictures.

Based on a series of novels by Colleen Houck, the story centers on a woman who learns that she has a powerful connection with a beautiful white tiger named Ren while working at a circus in Oregon over the summer.

When a mysterious stranger arrives to reclaim Ren and return him to his native India, the woman learns that the tiger is a prince who is the victim of a 300-year-old curse.

"Vampire Diaries" creator Julie Plec adapted the script while Kapur, Raphael Kryszek, Jesse Israel, Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel will produce.

Source: Variety »

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Shekhar Kapur to Direct Adventure Film Tiger’S Curse

3 November 2014 3:11 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Internationally acclaimed producer and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) has come on to direct the epic adventure film Tiger’S Curse, based on the first in a series of New York Times bestselling novels by author Colleen Houck. Julie Plec, creator of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” has adapted the book for the screen.

Ineffable Pictures’ founder Raphael Kryszek and Jesse Israel will produce along with Lotus Entertainment’s Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel, and with director Shekhar Kapur. Lotus’ D.J. Gugenheim and Ara Keshishian are executive producing and Lotus will introduce the action/adventure to foreign buyers starting at Afm.

Tiger’S Curse follows Kelsey Hayes who learns that she has a powerful connection with a beautiful white tiger named Ren, while working at a circus in Oregon over the summer. When a mysterious stranger arrives to reclaim Ren and return him to his native India, Kelsey is whisked »

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Shekhar Kapur To Direct ‘Tiger’s Curse'; Marton Csokas Joins ‘Voice In The Stone’ – Afm

3 November 2014 2:10 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Elizabeth director Shekhar Kapur will helm Tiger’s Curse, an epic adventure adapted from the best-selling Ya novel series by Colleen Houck. Adding more Ya juice to the project is The Vampire Diaries and The Originals creator Julie Plec, who adapted the tale of a girl with a powerful connection to a beautiful white tiger that turns out to be a prince suffering from a 300-year curse. Ineffable PicturesRaphael Kryszek and Jesse Israel are producing along with Lotus Entertainment’s Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel. Kapur is also a producer. Lotus’ D.J. Gugenheim and Ara Keshishian are exec producing; Lotus will rep foreign sales at Afm, where it’s also selling Keanu Reeves pic Replicas, Halle Berry vehicle Kidnap, the Arnold Schwarzenegger-Abigail Breslin zombie tale Maggie, and more.

Marton Csokas (The Equalizer) has joined Game of ThronesEmilia Clarke in Voice From The Stone, which also is coming to Afm this week. »

- Jen Yamato

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Afm: 'Elizabeth' Helmer Shekhar Kapur to Direct Fantasy 'Tiger's Curse'

3 November 2014 1:29 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Shekhar Kapur, the Golden Globe-nominated helmer of Elizabeth and its sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age, will direct the fantasy adventure Tiger's Curse for Lotus Entertainment and Ineffable Pictures. The film is based on the first in a series of bestselling novels by Colleen Houck. They center on a teenage girl who, while working at a circus, encounters a white tiger named Ren whose true identity is a prince under a 300-year curse. They team up to unravel a prophecy that might be the key to breaking the curse. The script is by Julie Plec, who co-developed The Vampire

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Lotus brings Tiger’s Curse to Afm

3 November 2014 1:25 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Shekhar Kapur will direct the epic adventure project that Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel will introduce to buyers this week.

Tiger’s Curse is based on the first in a series of New York Times novels by Colleen Houck about a circus worker who embarks on an adventure to free a prince from the curse that keeps him inside a tiger’s body.

The Vampire Diaries and The Originals creator Julie Plec adapted the screenplay. Ineffable Pictures’ founder Raphael Kryszek and Jesse Israel will produce alongside Lotus Entertainment’s Johnson and Seibel and Kapur.

Lotus’ DJ Gugenheim and Ara Keshishian serve as executive producers.

Colleen Houck has created a brilliant story of a young girl’s journey through amazing adventures in the discovery of herself,” said Kapur.

“We are thrilled to pair Kapur’s creative talent with Houck’s epic adventure,” said Kryszek. “This is the first film in a franchise certain to capture the hearts and minds »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Shekhar Kapur to Direct Ya Adaptation ‘Tiger's Curse’

3 November 2014 12:47 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Shekhar Kapur will direct Ya adaptation “Tiger's Curse,” based on the series of novels by Colleen Houck, it was announced Monday. “The Vampire Diaries” showrunner Julie Plec adapted the screenplay. Also read: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Boss Julie Plec Re-Ups With Wbtv “The Tiger's Curse” follows teenager Kelsey Hayes, who learns that she has a powerful connection with a beautiful white tiger named Ren, while working at a circus in Oregon. When a mysterious stranger arrives to reclaim Ren and return him to his native India, Kelsey is whisked into an exotic adventure across the far reaches of the globe where she learns the. »

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Afm: Shekhar Kapur Directing ‘Tiger’s Curse’

3 November 2014 11:51 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Elizabeth” director Shekhar Kapur will direct adventure saga “Tiger’s Curse.”

Lotus Entertainment will introduce the project at the American Film Market.

“Tiger’s Curse,” based on the first in a series of novels by Colleen Houck, has been adapted by Julie Plec, creator of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals.”

Ineffable Pictures’ founder Raphael Kryszek and Jesse Israel will produce along with Lotus Entertainment’s Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel and Kapur. Lotus’ D.J. Gugenheim and Ara Keshishian are executive producing.

The novel centers on a  woman who learns that she has a powerful connection with a beautiful white tiger named Ren, while working at a circus in Oregon over the summer. When a mysterious stranger arrives to reclaim Ren and return him to his native India, the woman learns that the tiger is a prince who is the victim of a 300-year-old curse.

Lotus Entertainment’s current film slate includes “Replicas, »

- Dave McNary

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SXSW Sets Mark Duplass as Keynote Speaker

21 October 2014 1:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

South by Southwest has set prolific indie filmmaker and actor Mark Duplass as the first of its four film keynote speakers for the upcoming festival.

SXSW also announced Tuesday that Shekhar Kapur, director of “Elizabeth” and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” would take part in one of the conversations during the festival in Austin, Texas, running March 13-21.

“We are thrilled that Mark Duplass is one of our keynote speakers because he personifies the SXSW ideal by working energetically as an actor, writer, director and producer of electric work, across film, television and web series,” said film festival chief Janet Pierson.

Duplass and his brother Jay have written, directed and produced “Baghead,” “Cyrus,” “Jeff, Who Lives at Home” and “The Do-Deca-Pentathlon.” He stars in the FX comedy series “The League” with his wife, Katie Aselton.

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Mark Duplass to give SXSW keynote

21 October 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Mark Duplass has been confirmed as one of four daily keynote speakers at SXSW.

Organisers at the festival in Austin, Texas have also announced the scheduled of Conversations, panels and workshops that will take place during SXSW, which runs March 13-21, 2015.

“SXSW Film’s conference sessions, known for their breadth and quality, lead the conversations about our rapidly changing industry,” said head of SXSW film Janet Pierson.

“We are thrilled that Mark Duplass is one of our keynote speakers because he personifies the SXSW ideal by working energetically as an actor, writer, director and producer of electric work, across film, television and web series.

“Also exciting is our expanded Convergence programming, allowing for a diversity not possible anywhere else. Convergence gives registrants more ease in exploring the intersection of Interactive, Film and Music.”

The first round of 2015 SXSW Convergence Programming announced last week includes more than 60 sessions featuring the likes of Brian Grazer, Russell Brand, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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SXSW 2015 Sets Mark Duplass Keynote, First Wave Of Film Panels

21 October 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Cyrus and Jeff, Who Lives At Home filmmaker Mark Duplass will return to South by Southwest to keynote the 2015 edition of the annual Austin film conference, organizers announced today. Like 2014’s popular keynote speaker Lena Dunham, Duplass is making a homecoming of sorts to SXSW where he launched his career in 2005 by winning the SXSW Audience Award with brother Jay for The Puffy Chair. Last year at SXSW he and director/co-writer/co-star Patrick Brice debuted their microbudget horror Creep which Radius-twc and Blumhouse Tilt jointly acquired.

Also stopping by the Austin fest held from March 13-21, 2015 will be Bollywood actor and director Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth, The Four Feathers), who will lead a Conversation session. Over 150 keynotes, conversations, panels, and mentor sessions are in the works for the annual confab, which has yet to announce its full lineup.

As for film panels, I’ll be talking shop at “So You »

- Jen Yamato

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Official Statement: Sushant Singh Rajput Is part of and in deep preparation for Paani!

24 September 2014 5:14 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Seems the rumor mill had been churning again and this time it is Sushant Singh Rajput that is the focus of false reports about his upcoming projects. In fact, the young actor has several high profile projects in the works including the highly anticipated Paani directed by Shekhar Kapur.

In an official statemtent Sushant Singh Rajput’s spokesperson told BollySpice, “We were very amused to read speculations that Sushant Singh Rajput is not in Paani due to a variety of absurd reasons. There is absolutely No truth to it. Sushant keeps a low profile and let’s his work speak for itself. He has recently completed Detective Byomkesh Bakshi and is deep in preparations for Paani given the scale of the film. We’ll shortly also be making some exciting announcements on his new projects.”

Watch this space!

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