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Amid the profound changes in the movie business, the first half of the 35th American Film Market has been dominated by the tried-and-true — action, thrillers and sci-fi with A-list attachments — as the six major studios concentrate on mega-budget tentpoles.
No project was more ambitious than Foresight Unlimited’s $120 million sci-fier “Inversion” with director Scott Waugh making storyboard presentations and major territories (Asia, Australia, Benelux, Scandinavia, Spain) snapped up by the weekend.
“I think it’s great news that a picture of this dimension can come out of the indie sector,” said Foresight topper Mark Damon, who packaged “2 Guns” and “Lone Survivor.” “The indies are demonstrating that they can do this kind of movie.”
Lotus Entertainment brought Keanu Reeves and Lorenzo di Bonaventura to Santa Monica to meet with buyers on sci-fi pic “Replicas.” “Buyers have responded very well to our slate since these are all positioned to go wide,” said Lotus’ Bill Johnson. »
- Dave McNary
Ewan McGregor tells Details the Trainspotting sequel "might happen" and doesn't speak to highly of Star Wars crazies saying: I don't have any experience with them. I've never been to one of the conventions. The people I meet are the f**kers who want me to sign Star Wars photos so they can sell them on the Internet or the people at premieres who are crushing children against barriers to get me to sign their f**king picture of Obi-Wan Kenobi. They're not fans -- they're parasitical lowlifes and f**king wankers. The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed on to write The Lego Movie 2, though no word on whether they'll return to direct the sequel which is set for a May 25, 2018 release date. Deadline Bruce Greenwood joins Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in Truth for writer/director James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) telling the story of »
- Brad Brevet
Based on Saroo Brierley's "A Long Way Home," the story follows a street kid from Calcutta (Patel) who is taken in and adopted by a couple in Australia. Garth Davis ("Top of the Lake") is attached to helm the film while Luke Davies penned the script. [Source: THR]
Zeta-Jones stars as the late Griselda Blanco, who instigated and fueled many of the Miami drug wars that took place during the late 70s and 80s. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
The Milk filmmaker will direct the adaptation of Jennifer E Smith's young adult novel The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, reports The Wrap.
Set over 24 hours, it centres around Haldey (Steinfeld), a young woman trapped at JFK Airport and late for her father's second wedding in London.
She meets a British boy, Oliver, and sparks fly as she discovers that they will be seated together on the plane.
Milk writer Black will write, direct and executive produce The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. »
• Demian Bichir is in negotiations to take the lead in the untitled Low Riders film for Universal, Blumhouse Productions, and Imagine Entertainment. Ricardo de Montreuil is attached to direct the film. Cheo Hodari Coker and Elgin James wrote earlier drafts of the script; Josh Bierne-Gordon and Justin Tipping wrote the current draft. Set in the East Los Angeles world of lowrider cars and street tagging, the story follows a teenager caught in the middle of his traditional father, whom Bichir would play, and his estranged gangbanger brother, both of whom are competing in the annual lowrider “Supershow.” Imagine Entertainment’s »
- C. Molly Smith
Hailee Steinfeld ("True Grit," "Ender's Game") has put the wheels in motion for Dustin Lance Black's "The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight" by joining the film. Based on the book by Jennifer E. Smith, the story takes place over 24 hours and follows Hadley, who's stuck at John F. Kennedy Airport and late to her father's second wedding in London. She meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area: his name is Oliver, he's British, he's in seat 18B and Hadley's in 18A. Hadley and Oliver's story about family connections, second chances and first loves will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it. Awwwww. Jason Bateman is "Ipo Man," and no, he's not a superhero. Instead, it's Bateman's latest directing and acting vehicle, based on the Wired article, "Meet The Man Who Sold His Fate To Investors At $1 A Share, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
It’s been a slow post-Oscar star for Hailee Steinfeld and writer-producer-director Dustin Lance Black. Not disastrous, but not the typical rise to prominence and slew of work that comes with the Academy Award touch. Steinfeld earned a nomination in 2011 for her work on the Coen Bros’ “True Grit.” Two years earlier, Black won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for “Milk.” Since then, neither have tackled material that’s brought them back into the awards conversation. Their next project may not have the bravado to take them back to the ceremony, but it sounds like a step in the right direction. According to Deadline’s report out of the American Film Market in Santa Monica, Steinfeld is on board to star in Black’s adaptation of “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight,” a young adult novel by Jennifer E. Smith. The film follows a whirlwind romance set in »
- Matt Patches
The Oscar-nominated True Grit actress will star in The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight from writer-director-exec producer Dustin Lance Black (Milk). Based on last year’s Ya novel by Jennifer E. Smith, the film follows Hadley (Hailee Steinfeld) over a 24-hour period. What first looks like a rotten day as she waits in an airport for a flight to London for her father’s second wedding brightens up when she meets a young British chap. Turns out they’re seated together on the plane, and sparks fly. Bruna Papandrea, Caroline Kaplan and Steve Hutensky are producing. Steinfeld, whose credits also include Ender’s Game, The Homesman and the upcoming Barely Lethal and Pitch Perfect 2, is repped by ICM Partners, Coast To Coast Talent Group and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum. The Exchange will sell international rights to Statistical Probability at Afm in Santa Monica.
- The Deadline Team
Hailee Steinfeld is set to star in the Ya romance “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight,” which Dustin Lance Black will write, direct and executive produce for The Exchange, the company announced Tuesday. The film is based on the popular Ya novel of the same name by Jennifer E. Smith. Brian O'Shea's The Exchange will sell international rights to the film at Afm next month. CAA is handling the domestic sale. Set over 24 hours, the story follows Haldey (Steinfeld), who's stuck at JFK Airport and late to her father's second wedding in London. She soon meets a British boy. »
- Jeff Sneider
Hailee Steinfeld will star in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Dustin Lance Black's adaptation of the popular Ya novel written by Jennifer E. Smith. See more Highly Paid Film Stars Bruna Papandrea, Caroline Kaplan and Steve Hutensky are producing the project, which The Exchange will be selling at Afm in November. CAA is handling domestic sales rights. Set over a 24-hour period, First Sight follows a girl who, while stuck at JFK aiport as she makes her way to London for her father's second wedding, meets a boy who seems perfect. The story is described as being
- Borys Kit
The Exchange will begin selling international rights next week at the American Film Market. CAA holds domestic sales rights.
Black will direct from his own script and exec produce. The film is based on the popular Ya novel of the same name by Jennifer E. Smith.
The story, set over a 24-hour-period, follows Steinfeld’s character being stuck at John F. Kennedy Airport and late to her father’s second wedding in London. She meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area and they wind up seated next to each other on the flight.
Producers are Bruna Papandrea who worked with Black on “Milk” and is a producer on “Gone Girl” and Reese Witherspoon’s “Wild”; “Boyhood” producer Caroline Kaplan; and Steve Hutensky, a former executive »
- Dave McNary
The Exchange heads to the Afm with a pair of prestige titles including Dustin Lance Black’s The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight.
Black (pictured) wrote and will direct Hailee Steinfeld in the Ya adaptation from the novel by Jennifer E Smith about a young woman who meets the man of her dreams on a flight.
CEO Brian O’Shea’s roster includes the controversial story Michael to star James Franco.
Justin Kelly will make his feature directorial debut and CAA represents Us rights.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Over the past few months, we've featured some cool shorts and features from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, some of them fun with Patton Oswalt, others fascinating and informative with screenwriters like Dustin Lance Black. Well, the Screen Actors Guild also has a great collection of videos on the web too, many of them hours long, featuring engaging conversations that the SAG Foundation hosted with some of Hollywood's biggest and most talented stars. From Leonardo DiCaprio to Matt Damon and even a long talk with the late Robin Williams. There's a whole series of chats dating back a few years. Here's just some of the notable SAG Foundation conversations that caught our eye (via The Film Stage): There's also interviews with cast members from some popular TV shows like "Mad Men" and "Fargo" and more fun chats for "New Girl" and "Portlandia." You'll also find interviews with the likes of Colin Farrell, »
- Ethan Anderton
Actress Jane Lynch will host Monday night’s Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality, featuring performances by multiple-Grammy award winners Sting and Patti LuPone, to support the advancement of rights for the worldwide Lgbt community.
The concert, which takes place at New York City’s Gershwin Theatre, is written by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black (Milk), directed by Schele Williams, musically directed by Alex Lacamoire, produced by Jayson Raitt, and executive-produced by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and Bruce Cohen (Silver Linings Playbooks).
- Carolyn Todd
Sting, Patti LuPone and Hedwig and the Angry Inch's Lena Hall are taking over New York City's Gershwin Theatre on Monday night for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality, a one-night-only benefit concert penned by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black to support the Lgbti-community efforts of United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and the Un's Free & Equal campaign. "It was easier to keep the world's attention while the Olympics were going on, but the world's attention has turned elsewhere," Black — who co-founded the organization Uprising of Love with Melissa Etheridge and Bruce
- Ashley Lee
Tom Daley is reportedly planning to get married. The 20-year-old Olympian has been dating 40-year-old screenwriter, director and producer Dustin Lance Black for nearly a year now and is said to be keen to tie the knot soon, despite the large age gap between them. A friend of Dustin's told the Daily Star newspaper: ''They've been travelling around Europe over the past few months and their relationship has really progressed. ''There have been several in depth conversations about what they want for the future. Both Tom and Dustin want to be married one day, but aren't inclined to wait around for years. ''So now »
Talk about scary! Tom Daley and boyfriend Dustin Lance Black's plane made an emergency landing in Russia early on Monday after a part of the aircraft broke. The couple documented the frightening flight incident on their Instagram accounts. "Just had to make an emergency landing in Irkutsk, Russia on the way back from Shanghai," the 20-year-old Olympic diver wrote. "Here's the pic of the fuel dump before landing." In the accompanying pic, which was taken mid-flight, a stream of fuel can be seen trailing from the right wing. Black added, "Emergency Landing into a Russian town. This was our view over Mongolia. #VirginAtlantic #ScaryAsHell," along with a video of the scary fuel »
Damn you, Dustin Lance Black! Not only did Tom Daley nab the latest cover of Attitude magazine, but the ridiculously hot Olympic diver also landed No. 1 on their Hot 100 list! Now let's count the reasons why his title as sexiest many alive is completely warranted. In the hunky cover shot, Daley poses shirtless and soaking wet, wearing only drenched blue jeans. The 20-year-old sports star looks completely ripped while showing off his six-pack abs, rock-hard pecs and perfect arms. To top it all off, Daley flashes a seductive star into the camera with his dreamy eyes. Daley said of the honor, "I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who voted for me in Attitude's Hot 100. It means the »
Tom Daley's ripped! The Olympic diver has been named the "Sexiest Man in the World" for the second year in a row by Attitude magazine -- and we can see why! The 20-year-old covers the mag with his impressive physique on display. In the shirtless shot, Daley poses with his hand on his head in just a pair of blue jeans as he stares into the camera. In the new issue, Tom also dishes about his celebrity crushes, including Zac Efron and David Gandy among them. He's got good taste, right? The sexy star also says that he'd like to be a television presenter one day. "It’s a career I definitely want to explore once I’ve retired from diving," he tells the mag. "I think Ant and Dec present on some great shows and one day I’d love to be involved in something similar," he adds. »
- tooFab Staff
Going down the biopic route once more, scribe Dustin Lance Black ("J. Edgar," "Milk") has signed a deal to pen a limited series following the life of intrepid aviator and explorer Charles Lindbergh. Based on A. Scott Berg’s Pulitzer-awarded biography "Lindbergh," the series will, in the words of executive producers Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Killoran, “explore Lindbergh's true past.” (This is a way of saying that, surprise, the endeavor will put equal light on his public heroism as well as his anti-Semitism.) Berg and Kevin McCormick will co-produce. According to Black, Lindbergh is “far from perfect,” yet nevertheless strived to “rectify the unseen ramifications of what the world still considers his greatest successes.” It's early days on this one, as word on casting, directorial involvement, network, start dates, and so on is forthcoming. Black will pen the series, originally a Paramount film project, for Paramount TV »
- Nick Newman
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