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Betting on a title that is being tipped as a potential big breakout this fall in Mexico, Fox Intl. Productions (Fip) has teamed with Mexico’s Beanca Films on “Guten Tag, Ramon,” about a Mexican teen who flies to Germany, and finally finds friends, a kind of family, dignity and respect.
Fox Intl. Productions will co-produce “Guten Tag Ramon” and will handle distrbution in all of Latin America, including Mexico, where it will release “Guten Tag, Ramon” this fall. It will also distribute in the U.S. and Germany.
Structured as a Mexico-German co-production, and written and directed by Mexico’s Jorge Ramirez-Suarez (“Rabbit On the Moon”), “Guten Tag” toplines Kristyan Ferrer (“Sin Nombre,” “Days of Grace”), Germany’s Ingeborg Schoener (“The Cow and I”), Arcelia Ramirez (“Instructions Not Included”) and Oscar-nominated Adriana Barraza (“Babel”).
‘Guten Tag, Ramón’ tells a story in “The Intouchables” vein of 18-year-old Ramon, a »
- John Hopewell
Become a part of the phenomenon that captivated the nation! Off the heels of the three-time Emmy-nominated* History Channel miniseries The Bible, visionary Executive Producers Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, Shark Tank) are back to tell the most important chapter of the greatest story ever told - Son of God - on Blu-ray and DVD June 3 and Digital HD May 6 from LightWorkers Media and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. After grossing more than $60 million in box office sales and earning a coveted "A" Cinemascore opening weekend, Son of God comes home to entertain and inspire millions of families and communities across the globe.
"What an honor it has been to bring the story of the life of Jesus Christ to so many people. Now families can bring the »
Jennifer Aniston will have quite the “support” group of actors for her next journey into indie film format. Moving away from familiar rom com territory, TheWrap reports that the A-lister and the previously announced Adriana Barraza and Mamie Gummer will be joined by Sam Worthington, Anna Kendrick, Chris Messina, the wife-hubby tandem of Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy, Britt Robertson, Lucy Walters, Camille Mana, Manuel Garcia Rulfo and finally, Marianne Jean-Baptiste. Daniel Barnz’s Cake, a 2013 Black List project, should be lensing fairly soon. Messina will play Aniston’s ex-husband who still cares about her deeply, while Huffman will play the facilitator of the support group. Kendrick will appear as a ghost who taunts Claire. Mana will play Claire’s nurse, who has no patience for her demands.
Gist: Based on Patrick Tobin’s script, Aniston will play an acerbic woman named Claire who becomes fascinated by the suicide of »
- Eric Lavallee
Nearly a decade since she earned an Oscar nomination after working with Brad Pitt on “Babel,” Adriana Barraza has signed on to join Jennifer Aniston in the indie drama “Cake,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Daniel Barnz (“Won't Back Down”) will direct from Patrick Tobin's script, which was voted to the 2013 Black List. Aniston will play an acerbic woman named Claire who becomes fascinated by the suicide of Nina, a woman in her chronic pain support group. As she uncovers the details of Nina's suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Nina's husband, Claire also grapples. »
- Jeff Sneider
This story first appeared in the Feb. 28 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. On Feb. 28, 20th Century Fox's Son of God will open with one of the most extensive outreach campaigns to U.S. Hispanics. Fox is delivering 3,000 dual-track digital copies to theaters that can show the Mark Burnett-produced Jesus film in English or Spanish, and many in heavily Latino areas have committed to play it with dubbing by Mexican actors Eduardo Verastegui, Adriana Barraza and Blanca Soto. Photos: 13 Devilishly Handsome Actors Who've Played the Son of God Fox also enlisted entertainment marketing
- Paul Bond
Based on a true story, the plot centers on two brothers — one under the wing of a shaman, the other working for a corrupt corporation — who must choose where their loyalties lie when their ancestral home faces destruction. [Source: Deadline]
Franco plays a war journalist who has been in Afghanistan but suddenly finds himself doing crime reporting in Northern California. [Source: Showbiz 411]
- Garth Franklin
Mads Mikkelsen will probably do something awesome in brewing true story tale "First Law." Set to be directed by Diego Rafecas, and co-starring Armand Assante and Adriana Barraza, the Argentina set story follows "two brothers—one under the wing of a shaman, the other working for a corrupt mega-corporation—who must choose where their loyalties lie when their ancestral home faces destruction." No word yet on when production might begin, but it's probably safe to say Mikkelsen will be the face of that evil company. [Deadline] "Troll Hunter" director Andre Øvredal has tapped Martin Sheen to star in "The Autopsy of Jane Doe." The psychological horror flick, penned by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing, follows "a small-town mortician who receives a mysterious homicide victim, a beautiful young 'Jane Doe,' with no apparent cause of death." Production will begin this summer. [ScreenDaily] And speaking of horror, "I Know What You Did Last Summer »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Berlin – Mads Mikkelsen, the star of NBC's Hannibal and Thomas Vinterberg's Oscar-nominated The Hunt, has joined First Law, a feature written and directed by Argentine helmer Diego Rafecas (Paco). Veteran actors Armand Assante (Judge Dredd) and the Oscar-nominated Adriana Barraza (Babel) co-star in the feature, for which Stealth Media Group is handling international sales. Stealth will be showing footage of First Law to buyers at the European Film Market.
First Law focuses on two very different brothers -- one an executive of a corrupt multinational, the other
- Scott Roxborough
Oliver is the baby of the family. But you wouldn't know it from the way the thirteen-year-old boy smokes, drinks and wisecracks his way through Steve Clark's visually assured sophomore feature "Night Has Settled," which world-premiered this weekend at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.Set in 1983 New York, the indie drama sits somewhere between the films of Larry Clark and the novels of Jonathan Safran Foer on the scale of adolescent coming-of-age ickiness. It's uncomfortable yet tender, droll yet tragic, and often at the same time. In a cramped flat, Oliver (Spencer List) lives with his single mom Luna (Pilar Lopez de Ayala), his older sister (Courtney Baxter) and live-in nanny Aida (Adriana Barraza, Oscar-nominated for playing another nanny in "Babel"). Oliver rolls with a rough crowd of smoking, drinking, oversexed kids well into their teens. His Bohemian artist mother isn't around much and when she is, they share »
- Ryan Lattanzio
9 items from 2014
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