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StudioCanal sells Zac Efron's 'Friends' worldwide

20 November 2014 4:58 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Efron plays an aspiring DJ set in the world of Hollywood nightlife.

Studiocanal has revealed it has almost sold out the world for We Are Your Friends in the wake of the American Film Market (Afm).

Key sales have been secured in Latin America (Sun), South Africa (Mnet), Benelux (Dfw), Eastern Europe (Freeman); Turkey (Fabula), Italy (Notorious), Middle East (Salim Ramia &Co) Scandi (Svensk) and South Asia among others.

Warner Bros is on board for North America and Studiocanal will distribute the film in its territories: UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

We Are Your Friends is produced by Working Title Films, financed by Studiocanal.

Directed by Max Joseph, the film stars Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley.

Set in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife, Efron plays aspiring 23-year-old DJ Cole, who spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that he hopes will set »

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

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AFM: Studiocanal Widely Sells Zac Efron Starrer ‘We Are Your Friends’

19 November 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– After closing a North American deal with Warner Bros. Pictures at the start of the Afm, Studiocanal clinched a flurry of pre-sales on Zac Efron starred “We Are Your Friends,” which is now almost sold out.

Studiocanal, which showed buyers the first images of the film, pre-sold it to Latin America (Sun), South Africa (Mnet), Benelux (Dfw), Eastern Europe (Freeman); Turkey (Fabula), Italy (Notorious), Middle East (Salim Ramia &Co) Scandi (Svensk) and South Asia, among other territories.

“Having the energetic and passionate Max Joseph with us on the stand early in the market enabled our clients to capture the spirit of this edgy generational movie,” said Anna Marsh, Studiocanal’s head of international sales. “And having Warner Bros on board for North America is a real asset; we are thrilled to be working with them early on.”

Directed by Max Joseph, the film stars Efron (“Neighbors”), Emily Ratajkowski (“Gone Girl »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Brit Marling Talks A.J. Edwards’ The Better Angels, Terrence Malick’s Influence, Her Creative Process, Future Projects, and More

19 November 2014 9:09 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in limited release is director A.J. Edwards’ drama The Better Angels.  The film spans three years of young Abraham Lincoln’s (Braydon Denney) childhood, as it explores how his family and hardships shaped him into the man he would become.  It marks the feature debut of Edwards, who previously worked as an editor and second-unit director on some of Terrence Malick’s films.  The Better Angels also stars Jason Clarke as Tom Lincoln, Diane Kruger as Sarah Lincoln, Brit Marling as Nancy Lincoln, and Wes Bentley as Mr. Crawford.  For more on the film, watch the trailer. At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Brit Marling.  She talked about how he got involved in The Better Angels and what it was like to shoot with A.J. Edwards, Terrence Malick’s influence, how much of the film’s tone was evident in the script, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Read Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar prequel comic Absolute Zero

19 November 2014 7:13 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Wired, a seven-page prequel comic to Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic Interstellar has arrived online for our reading pleasure. Entitled ‘Absolute Zero’, the the “lost chapter” has been written by Nolan with art from Sean Gordon Murphy and explore’s Dr. Mann’s earlier Lazarus mission to find a hospitable planet for humanity…

Read the full comic over at Wired.

Interstellar is out now, with a cast that includes Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Casey Affleck (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Bill Irwin (Lady in the Water), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Matt Damon (Elysium).

Check out our reviews of Interstellar here and »

- Gary Collinson

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Studiocanal Scores Worldwide Pre-Sales With ‘Robinson’ (Exclusive)

18 November 2014 1:55 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris–  Attending the Afm with a roster of fresh English-language projects, Studiocanal did boffo business with Ben Stassen and Vincent Kesteloot’s 3D family toonpic “Robinson Crusoe,” Stassen’s follow-up to “House of Magic.”

Studiocanal’s sales team, led by Anna Marsh, pre-sold “Robinson” nearly worldwide at the Afm, where it unveiled the first footage of the project with Stassen on hand to promote it.

Deals were signed for Italy (Notorious), Scandinavia (Svensk), Ex Yugoslavia (Blitz), Greece (Odeon), Thailand (Ipa), Baltics (Acme), Israel (Forum), South Africa (Nu Metro), Singapore (Shaw), Czech Republic (Aqs), Indonesia (Pt Amero), Korea (Joy N Contents), Bulgaria, Romania and Bulgaria (Prorom), Poland (Kinoswiat), Iceland (Sam), Turkey (Fabula), LatAm (Imagem), Middle East (Salim Ramia & Co) and Cis (Volga).

Deals underscore the viability of Studiocanal’s focus on quality independent family entertainment which can feed the pipeline of distributors looking for an alternative to studio movies.

Studiocanal will release the film, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Marrakech Film Festival Unveils Lineup And Jury

17 November 2014 1:38 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– Marrakech Film Festival has unveiled an international competition roaster rich in first and second movies, ranging from  Bong Joon Ho-penned genre pic “The Sea Fog” to Sara Klein’s “Things People Do” with Wes Bentley and Daniel Barber’s Civil War drama “The Keeping Room” with Brit Marling and Sam Worthington.

Other directorial debuts include Max Currie’s “Everything We Loved,” a New Zealand-set drama about filiation and grief, Vuk Rsumovic’s “No One’s Child,” following a wild boy raised amongst wolves in the Bosnian mountains and Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s “Labour of Love” (“Asha Jaoar Majhe”), tuning on a modern day couple caught in the downward spiral of recession.

Alix Delaporte will rep France with “The Last Hammer Blow,” her follow up to “Angele and Tony.” Only one Morrocan film will compete at Marrakech: “L’orchestre des aveugles,” Mohamed Mouftakir’s sophomore pic. Other movies heading from »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Bill Irwin discusses Interstellar and voicing Tars

14 November 2014 5:54 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s only a week old and already Interstellar has divided movie fans. Is it another stroke of genius from Christopher Nolan or is it just a confusing mess trying to be cleverer than it actually is? I’ll leave you to decide what you think it is. Either way it certainly has provided a plethora of talking points and one character that everyone seems to like is Tars.

Tars is a practical robot companion built and employed by Nasa who travels with Matthew McConaughey and company on their journey through space. Voiced by veteran stage and television actor Bill Irwin, Tars managed to bring a little bit of much needed humour to the sombre, dramatic plot and falls somewhere between “a former Marine commander and a high-school gym teacher”. Irwin recently spoke to Vulture about the difficult job of bringing Tars to life.

Not only did Bill Irwin voice »

- Gavin Logan

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Wes Bentley Talks A.J. Edwards’ The Better Angels, Working with Christopher Nolan on Interstellar, American Horror Story, and More

14 November 2014 5:22 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in limited release is director A.J. Edwards’ drama The Better Angels.  The film spans three years of young Abraham Lincoln’s (Braydon Denney) childhood, as it explores how his family and hardships shaped him into the man he would become.  It marks the feature debut of Edwards, who previously worked as an editor and second-unit director on some of Terrence Malick’s films.  The Better Angels also stars Jason Clarke as Tom Lincoln, Diane Kruger as Sarah Lincoln, Brit Marling as Nancy Lincoln, and Wes Bentley as Mr. Crawford.  For more on the film, watch the trailer. At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Wes Bentley.  He talked about how he got involved in The Better Angels and what it was like to shoot with A.J. EdwardsTerrence Malick's influence, how he researched the role, what he’s learned from »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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More Footage From "Interstellar"

13 November 2014 1:54 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new footage including an IMAX featurette, supporting director Christopher Nolan's science fiction feature "Interstellar", starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway:

The new film will "...travel the globe to bring to the screen the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered 'wormhole' to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

"'Interstellar' details the toll climate change has taken on agriculture, with corn the last crop to be cultivated.

"The scientists embark on a journey through a worm hole into other dimensions in search of somewhere other crops can be grown...".

"Interstellar" also stars Anne Hathaway, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo, Ellen Burstyn and Michael Caine.

The film is being produced by Emma Thomas and Lynda Obst, »

- Michael Stevens

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Flickering Myth Podcast Review – Interstellar (2014)

13 November 2014 9:33 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth Podcast goes into outer space…

It’s had fairly mixed reviews across the board, but if there is one thing to say about Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is that there is a lot to talk about! On episode #80 of the Flickering Myth Podcast, Luke Owen is joined by Scott Davis, Rohan Morbey and special guest Martin Deer to talk about the movie and give their thoughts and opinions.

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

You can subscribe to the Flickering Myth Podcast via iTunes, update your RSS feed or listen via Sitcher or using the player below…

And don’t forget to check out past episodes via the Flickering Myth Pocast website or use the player below:

Interstellar »

- Luke Owen

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Here Are the Disturbing Backstories of American Horror Story's Freaks

13 November 2014 8:39 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

We've learned quite a bit over the course of this season of American Horror Story: Freak Show. The mythical Edward Mordrake (guest star Wes Bentley) recently appeared to recruit a member of the freak show for his own (dead) troupe, and a handful of characters campaigned to join him by sharing their lowest moments via flashbacks. Horrible news: they're even lower than you might have imagined. Meanwhile, this week's episode exposed some more hints about Pepper's past. It really doesn't even matter if you watch the show; these are just some very interesting characters. Here's what we've learned so far! »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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‘American Horror Story: Freakshow – Episode 4′ Review

13 November 2014 5:23 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Michael Chiklis, Denis O’Hare, Even Peters, Emma Roberts, Minn Wittrock, John Carroll Lunch, Patti Labelle | Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk

The concluding part of the Edward Mordrake two parter see Edward and the demon on the back of his head move around the carnival to the other freaks in search of someone to take back to his own demonic freak show. He ends up in the tent of Elsa itself, and after hearing her darkness prepares himself to take her back. However, he hears the sound of someone playing music and the demon decides that’s where they’ll find their prize.

Meanwhile, Maggie and Jimmy are heading back to the camp when the Jimmy’s bike runs out of fuel. Hiding in nearby bushes to after they hear screams, they see Twisty chasing an escaping Bonnie. »

- Nicky Johnson

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‘American Horror Story: Freakshow – Episode 4′ Review

13 November 2014 5:23 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Michael Chiklis, Denis O’Hare, Even Peters, Emma Roberts, Minn Wittrock, John Carroll Lunch, Patti Labelle | Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk

The concluding part of the Edward Mordrake two parter sees Edward and the demon on the back of his head move around the carnival to the other freaks in search of someone to take back to his own demonic freak show. He ends up in the tent of Elsa itself, and after hearing her darkness prepares himself to take her back. However, he hears the sound of someone playing music and the demon decides that’s where they’ll find their prize.

Meanwhile, Maggie and Jimmy are heading back to the camp when the Jimmy’s bike runs out of fuel. Hiding in nearby bushes to after they hear screams, they see Twisty chasing an escaping Bonnie. »

- Nicky Johnson

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Movie Review – Interstellar (2014)

12 November 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Interstellar, 2014.

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Wes Bentley, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, David Gyasi, Michael Caine, Topher Grace, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck and Ellen Burstyn.

Synopsis:

A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Film: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship celluloid. It’s mission: to survive amongst the ever-growing digital age around it, to boldly go where many have gone before, but few venture to anymore. It’s strange to think that the filmmaking that got us to this very point in cinema history is close to extinction, but perhaps not as quickly as some think, especially if the director of Inception, Memento and The Dark Knight Trilogy gets his way. Interstellar, his latest multi-layered, multi-million dollar epic takes us to the »

- Scott J. Davis

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Should Movie Ratings Reflect Representation of Women and Minorities?

11 November 2014 11:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

One of the many criticisms I’ve seen of Interstellar, mostly on social media, is that its depiction of the future is too white, racially. Never mind the Africa-American school principal or the African-American scientist among the four-person mission through space, I guess. What would be the right number of non-white characters for a movie like this? I will admit that it’s strange how absent David Gyasi is from the trailers, but we don’t really see much of fellow crew member Wes Bentley either. There will always be someone to complain about something, of course, and while representation of minorities continues to be an issue in Hollywood, it’s difficult to imagine a solution that will please everyone all time time. Take, for instance, the Bechdel Test, which has become a pretty big deal for an idea originating in an indie Lgbt comic strip almost 30 years ago. Debates are frequent about whether or not the »

- Christopher Campbell

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Entertainment Geekly Mailbag: 'Interstellar' rage

10 November 2014 3:16 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Christopher Nolan made Memento, but he also made The Dark Knight Rises. Great filmmakers can make bad movies: This is not a particularly complicated equation. And Nolan's new space melodrama Interstellar is not a particularly complicated movie. The science is elaborate and insane, but the emotional stakes are simple: Father loves daughter, father saves humanity. But Nolan is one of our plottiest filmmakers. (Most films have three acts; Nolan's movies usually have at least six, usually out of order and/or overlapping.) I attempted to explain the plot of Interstellar, but even I ran up against some impenetrable cosmo-logic. Some »

- Darren Franich

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Christopher Nolan Addresses the Internet’s Determination to Pinpoint Plot Holes in Interstellar

10 November 2014 1:45 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Even though Interstellar scored $47.5 million opening weekend and got a largely positive critical reception, there’s a lot of talk about plot holes, namely the useless Morse code message, Matt Damon’s character and the plausibility of the black hole depicted in the film.  It’s definitely not easy to wrap your head around some of the things that go down in Interstellar and there are some “cheats” in the movie as well, but Nolan is well aware of them. Hit the jump to check out his response to moviegoer’s insistence on applying a “weirdly high standard” for his films.  Interstellar is currently in theaters and stars Matthew McConaughey, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow, Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley, David Gyasi and Michael Caine.  [Warning: There are plot spoilers in this article.] Here’s what Nolan told The Daily Beast when the outlet brought up the Internet’s determination to “poke holes” in his film: “To be honest, I »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Wes Bentley on Teaching Lincoln in The Better Angels, Interstellar, and Malick’s Next Film

10 November 2014 11:45 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Wes Bentley, star of American Beauty and The Hunger Games, is suddenly everywhere. Over the weekend, he appeared in two new movies: Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and A.J. Edwards's The Better Angels, an ethereal, black-and-white drama that explores Abraham Lincoln's childhood. In the latter, Bentley plays a soft-spoken school teacher who enters our future 16th president's life and nudges him towards greatness. It's a role in stark contrast to another appearance playing concurrently on the small screen: American Horror Story: Freak Show's Edward Mordrake. Seriously, Bentley is everywhere. Vulture sat down with the actor to touch on each of his spinning plates, plus the everlasting effect of The Hunger Games and an unlikely fandom surrounding Ghost Rider.The Better Angels director A.J. Edwards is a close collaborator of Terrence Malick, a filmmaker known for shooting ideas on the fly and finding the story as he goes. But this »

- Matt Patches

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‘Interstellar’ Review

10 November 2014 8:07 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Timothée Chalamet, Francis X. McCarthy, Wes Bentley, William Devane, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, David Gayasi | Written by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan | Directed by Christopher Nolan

The prospect of reviewing Interstellar is an interesting one. The basic idea of reading a review of a piece of popular culture when boiled down to its fundamentals, is answering the question of whether the thing is with your time and/or money and the eternal problem is that no matter how “trained” someone writing a review is, be it not at all or to the extent that you write for an internationally renowned publication, is that the review itself is primarily down to a subjective opinion. What is one man’s gold is another man’s poop and while there are certain technical aspects which can be talked about objectively, sometimes writing, »

- Ian Loring

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Afm 2014 Acquisitions: Volume One

9 November 2014 8:32 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Hungry Hearts

IFC Films has scored North American rights to Saverio Costanzo's thriller "Hungry Hearts" which premiered this year at the Venice Film Festival.

Adam Driver plays an American who falls for Italian woman Mina (Alba Rohrwacher) only to realize her maternal neuroses are putting their son’s life in danger.

All the Wilderness

Screen Media Films has acquired North American rights to Michael Johnson's "All The Wilderness" starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Virginia Madsen, Danny DeVito, Evan Ross and Isabelle Fuhrman.

Smit-McPhee plays an emotionally troubled boy whose connections with a mysterious kid (Ross) and a fellow patient of his shrink’s (Fuhrman) help him wrestle with the death of his father.

Outcast

Entertainment One has secured U.S. distribution rights to the Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen-starring 12th century China-set action film "Outcast". A February theatrical release is planned.

The story follows around two jaded crusaders who wander east, »

- Garth Franklin

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