9 items from 2017
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.
– Focus Features has acquired the worldwide rights to “The Little Stranger,” excluding the U.K., France and Switzerland, where it will be distributed by Pathé. Academy Award nominee Lenny Abrahamson (“Room”) will direct the film, a chilling ghost story, which will begin production in the U.K. this summer for release in 2018. “The Little Stranger” will star Academy Award nominee Charlotte Rampling, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Will Poulter. Lucinda Coxon, who wrote the screenplay adaptation of Focus’ “The Danish Girl,” has adapted “The Little Stranger” from Sarah Waters’ acclaimed 2009 novel of the same name.
In a remote English village after the close of World War II, a local practitioner, Dr. Faraday (Gleeson), is called to the »
- Graham Winfrey
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Close plays Eve Wilde, a now-retired film star who is getting ready to marry husband number four, the acclaimed English writer Harold Alcott (Stewart), after a whirlwind courtship. But on the long summer weekend before the nuptials, the couple is confronted with their romantic pasts in the form of Wilde's first husband, played by Malkovich, and their collective families. Minnie Driver, Jack Davenport, Yael Stone, Peter Facinelli, Noah Emmerich and Grace Van »
- Scott Roxborough
Exclusive: Ron Perlman, Famke Janssen, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Facinelli, Jacqueline Bisset, Richard Schiff, Guy Burnet and Nadine Velazquez are starring in Asher. Michael Caton-Jones (Rob Roy, This Boys Life) is attached to direct for Perlman's Wing and a Prayer Pictures. In the Jay Zaretsky-scripted drama, Perlman plays the title character. A Mossad member-turned-gun for hire, Asher lives an austere life in an ever-changing Brooklyn. Coming to the end of his career and… »
The besties and longtime collaborators appeared as guest judges, where they took a not-so-subtle jab at Thiessen.
After a parody sketch based off their ‘90s hit, Garth, 45, was critiquing contestant Aja, who played Thiessen’s character Valerie Malone, and refused to even say Thiessen’s name during her comments.
"As Ti… how do you say it?" Garth quipped, prompting Spelling, 43, to jump in, saying, "Just say, 'That which we don't speak of.’”
The pair laughed at the joke as the contestant looked shocked, and Garth said, "Yes, we know her as 'That which we don't speak of.'"
After getting off to a rocky start on 90210, Thiessen told Howard Stern »
Deadline is reporting that Famke Jansson has signed on to appear in Michael Caton-Jones’ new film Asher, where she will star alongside Ron Perlman, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Facinelli and Nadine Velazquez.
Asher has been penned by Jay Zaretsky and follows a Mossad member-turned-gun-for-hire in New York who is living the good life but at the end of his career. When one of his final gigs goes upside down on a job involving a woman, he has to make a life-altering decision.
- Gary Collinson
Exclusive: Famke Janssen has joined Ron Perlman, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Facinelli and Nadine Velazquez in Michael Caton-Jones’ Asher, a film about a Mossad member-turned-gun-for-hire in New York who is living the good life but at the end of his career. When one of his final gigs goes upside down on a job involving a woman, he has to make a life-altering decision. The original script was written by Jay Zaretsky. Josh Crook, Adam Folk, Perlman and Brian Wilkins are listed… »
Leonardo DiCaprio and his girlfriend, Nina Agdal, enjoyed a quiet dinner at Zuma in New York City on Wednesday. The cute couple dined alongside Sean Penn and rapper Q-Tip, sharing sushi plates of Zuma’s Robata grilled fare and rounds of cocktails.
While DiCaprio and crew grabbed a bite in the Big Apple, the happily uncoupled Jennie Garth and her ex-husband, Peter Facinelli, brought their significant others along for a family vacation at the recently opened Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico. The tropical getaway was Garth and Facinelli’s first vacay together since their 2013 divorce, alongside their daughters, Lola, 14, and Fiona, 10.
They all enjoyed the resort's Unlimited Luxury amenities, including pampering at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia, riding down the resor's awesome water slides ,parasailing, gourmet dining at on-site restaurant Gaucho and plenty of ice cream. The group had a great time lounging poolside and fitting in some long overdue quality »
When it comes to planning her next getaway, Olivia Culpo is ready to take it up a notch.
“For my next vacation I want to get my scuba diving certification so I can get out of my comfort zone a bit,” the former Miss Universe tells Los Angeles Travel. “I’m ready for a challenge!”
Although she recently escaped to Bimini to celebrate friend and fellow model Devon Windor’s 23rd birthday, Culpo, 24, often travels for her work as an actress, television presenter and model, making her an expert on jetsetting essentials.
- Megan Stein
Talk about successful co-parenting!
Though they’ve been divorced since 2013, Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli were nothing but smiles while on vacation together over the weekend — and People has exclusive images from their time at the Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort in Cancún, Mexico.
But it wasn’t a rekindling, romantic trip. The former couple was joined by their two younger daughters — Lola, 14, and Fiona, 10 — Garth’s husband Dave Abrams, and Facinelli’s girlfriend Lily Anne Harrison. (Garth and Facinelli’s eldest daughter Luca, 19, is away at college.)
“The group seemed happy, like a modern family,” an onlooker tells People. »
- Patrick Gomez
9 items from 2017
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