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Matthew McConaughey Joins The Billionaire’S Vinegar for Sony Pictures

26 March 2015 8:12 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Matthew McConaughey is attached to star in Sony Picture's The Billionaire's Vinegar. Based on Benjamin Wallace's book The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine. The film centers on the scandal surrounding several fraudulent bottles of wine allegedly owned by Thomas Jefferson. Hardy Rodenstock, a music manager-turned-wine dealer supplied the wine. Billionaire Bill Koch payed $500,000 for the Jefferson bottles, before coughing up twice that amount for an investigation to confirm their origins and a lawsuit against Rodenstock. What else are you going to do when you're a billionaire? [caption id="attachment_340263" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Warner Brothers[/caption] Per Deadline,The script is by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas  (Wanted, 3:10 To Yuma) with no director attached at this time. Escape Artists and Overbrook Entertainment have been developing the project for years; Todd Black, James Lassiter, Jason Blumenthal, Will Smith and Steve Tisch will produce. They have previously »

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Actor/Director Joel Edgerton’s New Movie Officially Titled The Gift

25 March 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Motion picture and television studio Stx Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions have officially titled their Joel Edgerton-helmed film The Gift, it was announced today by Adam Fogelson, Chairman of Stx Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group.

Set to debut on July 31, 2015, this chilling, contemporary psychological thriller marks the writing and directorial debut of acclaimed actor Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty, Warrior), and stars Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Edgerton. The film is produced by Rebecca Yeldham (On the Road, The Kite Runner) and Jason Blum (Whiplash, The Purge).

Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? Even if you are unaware of how, or when, and even who you may have wronged…chances are there is someone out there who won’t ever forget it…or you.

Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned »

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China’s Huayi Brothers to Partner with Stx Entertainment on 18-Movie Deal (Exclusive)

17 March 2015 12:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robert SimondsStx Entertainment is close to securing a three-year deal to produce 18 films with China’s Huayi Brothers Media, Variety has learned.

Huayi revealed a partnership with an unnamed U.S. entity on Monday, as part of a regulatory filing in China. The U.S. company was not named.

However, sources tell Variety that Stx is the Hollywood company that has landed the lucrative pact.

Steve Elzer, a spokesman for Stx, said that the company does not comment on rumors.

Stx launched last March and was created by longtime producer Simonds with the goal of fielding eight to 10 movies a year, with budgets ranging from $20 million to $80 million. The company already has a Chinese investor in Hony Capital. Its other backers include private equity giant Tpg and OddLot Entertainment co-founder Gigi Pritzker.

In addition to its theatrical plans, Stx also has a pay TV distribution deal with Showtime that »

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Matthew McConaughey Is Filthy, Fights For Freedom In Free State Of Jones First Look

10 March 2015 8:41 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Matthew McConaughey is on a roll right now, as he's been picking projects both prestigious and profitable over the past couple of years. With Interstellar behind him and The Sea Of Trees ahead for some time this year, the Academy Award-winner also already has a film lined up for next March . and today we have our first look. Judging by this still from The Free State Of Jones, it looks like it could be the continuation of the streak that the we've come to know as, "the McConaissance." Stx Entertainment officially released the still you see above, as well as plot details about the Gary Ross-directed historical adaptation, which puts McConaughey into the role of real life deserter Newton Knight. A man of principle, he leaves the Confederate army with his entire company . retiring to his home in Jones County and declaring themselves seceded from the Confederacy. This upset »

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Movie News: Kristen Stewart Joins Woody Allen Movie; Watch Dwayne Johnson Rumble in 'San Andreas' Trailer

10 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Untitled Woody Allen Movie: Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Bruce Willis will star in the next movie from writer-director Woody Allen. As usual with his films, nothing is known about the project at this point. Eisenberg previously worked with Allen on To Rome With Love and teamed with Stewart on Adventureland (above) and the upcoming American Ultra. [Empire]   The Free State of Jones: Matthew McConaughey is featured in the first official photo from The Free State of Jones. He stars as a soldier in the Civil War who fights for the Confederacy until he becomes disillusioned, leaves the battlefield, and sets up shop in Mississippi. Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Mahershala Ali also star; Gary Ross is directing the movie, which is set for...

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First Look at Matthew McConaughey in The Free State of Jones

10 March 2015 3:48 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the first photo from the upcoming "The Free State of Jones," which stars Matthew McConaughey and just started filming in New Orleans. Check out the photo below. Plot: Set during the Civil War, "The Free State of Jones" tells the story of defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers, and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. His marriage to a former slave, Rachel, and his subsequent establishment of a mixed race community was unique in the post-war South. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, which distinguished him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War. The new movie is directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit) and co-stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw »

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First look at Matthew McConaughey in The Free State of Jones

10 March 2015 3:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With principal photography underway, Stx Entertainment has released the first image of Matthew McConaughey in director Gary Ross’ (The Hunger Games) Civil War epic The Free State of Jones

Set during the Civil War, The Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. His marriage to a former slave, Rachel, and his subsequent establishment of a mixed race community was unique in the post-war South. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.

Joining McConaughey in the cast of The Free State of Jones are Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali. The »

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First Look: Matthew McConaughey in Civil War drama 'The Free State of Jones'

9 March 2015 4:37 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Many Americans are unaware of the story of Newton Knight, but that will likely change after the release of "The Free State of Jones" next year. Directed by Gary Ross, "Free State" chronicles the life of Knight, a Confederate soldier who led a band of deserters (known as Knight Company) against the Confederacy at the height of the Civil War.  The group reportedly attempted to form the "free state of Jones" near Jones County, Mississippi.  Matthew McConaughey stars as Knight, a man who married a former slave (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and helped form a mixed race community in the era of Reconstruction.  The film also stars Kerri Russell ("The Americans," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes") and Mahershala Ali ("House of Cards," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay").  Based on the talent involved and the subject matter "Free State" would seem like prime Oscar bait.  At the moment, however, distributor and »

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Filming Begins on 'Free State of Jones' + Release Date Set + Synopsis (Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Mahershala Ali)

9 March 2015 2:36 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Motion picture and television studio Stx Entertainment has announced the beginning of principal photography on the theatrical feature "The Free State of Jones" in and around New Orleans, Louisiana. The "epic action-drama" (as the press release describes it) is written and directed by Gary Ross ("The Hunger Games," "Seabiscuit," "Pleasantville"), and stars Matthew McConaugheyGugu Mbatha-RawKeri Russell and Mahershala Ali.  Set during the Civil War, "The Free State of Jones" tells the story of defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion »

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First Look: McConaughey Fights for Lincoln in 'Free State of Jones'

9 March 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

While Matthew McConaughey has been schilling for Lincoln automobiles lately, we'll now get to see him on the big screen fighting for Abraham Lincoln in The Free State of Jones, a new Civil War drama from Pleasantville and The Hunger Games director Gary Ross. In the film, McConaughey plays a Mississippi man who defected from the Confederate Army and ended up banding together with a group of like-minded soldiers to set out to form their own state as the Free State Of Jones. And now we have the first photo of McConaughey in the middle of a Civil War battlefield, complete with a scraggly, grizzled beard. Look below! Here's the first photo from Gary Ross' The Free State of Jones (via The Film Stage): The Free State of Jones is written and directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Pleasantville). Banding together with other small farmers and with the assistance of local slaves, »

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First Look: Matthew McConaughey as Civil War Soldier in 'The Free State of Jones'

9 March 2015 1:58 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The first photo of Matthew McConaughey portraying defiant farmer Newton Knight in writer-director Gary Ross' upcoming Civil War drama The Free State of Jones was released Monday. The image captures Knight in battle; McConaughey plays a soldier for the Confederacy during the Civil War who becomes disillusioned with the South's cause, flees the battlefield and defiantly declares a safe haven in Jones County, Mississippi. Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mahershala Ali (House of Cards) also star in the film from Robert SimondsStx Entertainment that has started principal photography in and around New Orleans. The Free State of Jones is

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See Matthew McConaughey in ‘The Free State of Jones’

9 March 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Below you’ll find the first official image of a grimy, cautious Matthew McConaughey on the battlefield in the film The Free State of Jones. Directed by Gary Ross, the Civil War drama features McConaughey as Newton Knight, who leads the residents of Jones County, Mississippi in a bid to secede from the Confederacy. The film also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, and Mahershala Ali. […]

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First Picture of Matthew McConaughey in 'The Free State of Jones', Set for 2016 Release

9 March 2015 1:14 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Stx Entertainment has released the above first picture of Matthew McConaughey in The Free State of Jones, an upcoming Civil War drama directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) now set for a March 11, 2016 release date. Ross also wrote the screenplay, which finds McConaughey playing the defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight, centering on the story of he and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers, and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. His marriage to a former slave, Rachel (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), and his subsequent establishment of a mixed race community was unique in the post-war South. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, which distinguished him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War. Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali co-star. If »

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First Look: Matthew McConaughey In Civil War Pic 'The Free State Of Jones'

9 March 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"Pleasantville" and "Seabiscuit" writer/director Gary Ross in the midst of filming his followup to "The Hunger Games," and it's about as far away from the Districts as you can get. "The Free State Of Jones" finds him teaming with Oscar-anointed Matthew McConaughey for a modest, $20-million budgeted true story Civil War drama. Here's the official synopsis:  Set during the Civil War, The Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers, and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. His marriage to a former slave, Rachel, and his subsequent establishment of a mixed race community was unique in the post-war South. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, »

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Matthew McConaughey Leads The Charge In First Still From The Free State Of Jones

9 March 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Matthew McConaughey’s Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club might soon be joined by another golden statuette, as the buzz surrounding his current production, The Free State Of Jones is generating a lot of early Oscar chatter, even though his performance won’t be viable for consideration until the 2016 ceremony in 2017.

Principal photography recently began on the Civil War drama, which hails from The Hunger Games helmer Gary Ross, who is both writing and directing this true story. Co-starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, and Mahershala Ali, McConaughey leads the film as rebellious Southern farmer Newt Knight. The defiant man rallies against the Confederacy during the conflict and unites a clutch of workers in Jones County, leading to the creation of a free state. The film will further explore his private life – in particular his marriage to his former slave – and how that affected his triumphant mission.

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Our first look at Matthew McConaughey's latest, The Free State of Jones

9 March 2015 12:49 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Following years of mediocre romantic comedies Matthew McConaughey finally proved what we knew all along; that he could do better. Killer Joe, Mud, Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf Of Wall Street; suddenly the native Texan was showing himself to be the best part of these films. The rise of Matthew McConaughey (I refuse to use "McConaissance") continues with this first look at his latest film, The Free State Of Jones directed by Gary Ross. The film also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, »

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'Free State of Jones' Photo Has Matthew McConaughey at War

9 March 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Motion picture and television studio Stx Entertainment has begun principal photography on the theatrical feature The Free State of Jones in and around New Orleans, Louisiana, it was announced by Adam Fogelson, Chairman of Stx Entertainment's Motion Picture Group. The epic action-drama is written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and stars Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar, Dallas Buyers Club), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights), Keri Russell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Mahershala Ali (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, House of Cards).

The film is being produced by Scott Stuber (Ted, Safe House) through his Blue Grass Films shingle, with Jon Kilik (Foxcatcher, The Hunger Games) producing through his Jon Kilik Productions, and Ross producing through his Larger Than Life Productions. Stx Entertainment is producing the film and recently announced plans to release the movie nationwide on March 11, 2016. Im Global »

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Photos: Eddie, High, State, Mojave, Eyes

9 March 2015 12:03 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A couple of key new photos have gone online. First up, the first set photo from the Eddie The Eagle biopic which just began filming. "Kingsman" hunk Taron Egerton plays the title character and Hugh Jackman is his trainer in the story of the long-sighted UK ski jumper who won many fans around the world despite coming last.

Next up comes the first photo of Luke Evans in Ben Wheatley's adaptation of J.G. Ballard's darkly satirical novel "High Rise" which also stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Elisabeth Moss.

Then there's the first official image from Gary Ross' Civil War drama "The Free State of Jones". Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, and Mahershala Ali star in the story of a Southern farmer and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy.

Next comes a new shot of Garrett Hedlund in William Monahan's "Mojave". The »

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Im Global hires TWC veteran Michael Rothstein

9 March 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Michael Rothstein named president of international sales and distribution following Jonathan Deckter’s exit last week.

Stuart Ford’s sales-finance-production powerhouse Im Global has hired Michael Rothstein as president of international sales and distribution.

Rothstein was formerly president of international at The Weinstein Company where he served from its inception in 2005 until 2013, and previously worked with Im Global’s Ford at Miramax.

The exec will oversee a sales operation spread across regional offices in Los Angeles, London, Beijing and Mexico City. 

Reporting to Rothstein will be sales and distribution executives Tatyana Joffe, Emil Elmér, David Jourdan, Leslie Chen, Callum Grant, Talia Goldman and Weihan Zhang, as well as a sales division of over ‎40 people encompassing sales, marketing, legal, accounting, collections and technical operations. 

The Im Global slate encompasses 12 to 15 Hollywood titles per year as well as sales on Chinese language and Bollywood films through the company’s Anthem label which handles eight to 10 films per year.

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Stx Entertainment Dates Films With Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts, Jason Blum

25 February 2015 10:47 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Less than a year after it launched, Stx Entertainment has announced release dates for four films starring the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Jason Bateman, Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman.

The first of these films, an untitled thriller from micro-budget maestro Jason Blum (“The Purge”), will debut on July 31. It stars Bateman and Rebecca Hall (“Iron Man 3″) as a married couple whose lives are upended when a high school acquaintance reappears in their lives. It will face off against “Mission: Impossible 5,” sci-fi thriller “Self/Less” and boxing drama “Southpaw” with Jake Gyllenhaal.

That will be followed on October 23 by “The Secret in Their Eyes,” a remake of the Oscar-winning Argentinian film of the same name, with Roberts, Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”). The film centers on a team of FBI investigators who must search for the killer of a colleague’s teenage daughter. “The Secret in Their »

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