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Sophie Turner to star in Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Game of Thrones and X-Men star Sophie Turner has signed on to produce and star in Girl Who Fell From the Sky, an adaptation of Juliane Koepcke’s book When I Fell From the Sky, which is being written and directed by Stan Brooks (Perfect Sisters).

The film will see Turner playing Koepcke, a 17-year-old girl who was traveling on a flight to Peru with her mother on Christmas Eve in 1971 when the plane was struck by lightning. The plane was incinerated, and Koepcke was ejected from the wreckage, falling 10,000 feet still strapped to her seat with the canopy of the Amazon rain forest breaking her fall and saving her life. She then endured an 11-day fight for survival in the treacherous Amazon jungle, hundreds of miles from civilization.

Turner and Brooks will produce the film with Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson, co-chairmen of Lotus Entertainment and executive producers on The Grey.
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Sophie Turner to Star in Survival Story “Girl Who Fell From the Sky”

Turner in “Game of Thrones”: HBO

Sophie Turner is heading from Winterfell to the rain forest. The “Game of Thrones” actress is set to play another resilient young woman who overcomes overwhelming odds to survive in “Girl Who Fell From the Sky.” Deadline reports that Turner will star in and produce the project from Lotus Entertainment and Stan & Deliver Films.

An adaptation of Juliane Koepcke and Beate Rygiert’s 2011 non-fiction book “When I Fell From the Sky: The True Story of One Woman’s Miraculous Survival,” the story is Koepcke’s account of her shocking near-death experience. “The 17-year-old was on a Christmas Eve flight with her mother, to join her father for Christmas, when the Lockheed L-188A Electra en route from Lima to Pucallpa flew directly into a thunderstorm and was struck by lightning,” the source writes. “The plane was incinerated; Koepcke was ejected, still belted to her seat. She fell 10,000 feet — almost two miles through the air, before the canopy of the Amazon rain forest broke her fall and miraculously saved her life. From there, the teenager struggled to survive an 11-day ordeal, navigating through the treacherous jungles to be rescued.”

Stan Brooks (“Perfect Sisters”) penned the adaptation and is helming the film.

“I guess in the beginning, Sansa was quite a damsel in distress,” Turner has said of her “Game of Thrones” character. “I never saw her storyline going in the direction it has, but now that I’ve got a taste for playing someone that was an underdog and now is really coming into her own being a strong, powerful female character, I’ve really got a taste for it. That’s what I look for now.”

Turner’s other credits include “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Barely Lethal.” She’ll reprise her role as Jean Grey in “Dark Phoenix,” an “X-Men” standalone film set to bow in November 2018.

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Sophie Turner To Star In, Produce With Lotus ‘Girl Who Fell From The Sky’ – Afm

‘Game Of Thrones’ Sophie Turner To Star In, Produce With Lotus ‘Girl Who Fell From The Sky’ – Afm
Exclusive: Lotus Entertainment and Stan & Deliver Films have set Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner for Girl Who Fell From the Sky. Turner will star in the film and produce it, and the intention is for it to be her next feature vehicle. Stan Brooks (Perfect Sisters) will direct the film, and has adapted the script from the book by Juliane Koepcke & Beate Rygiert. The film package will be sold at Afm. Turner will play Koepcke, a high school senior and the sole survivor of…
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Film Reviews: Opening This Week (April 7-11, 2014)

Film Reviews: Opening This Week (April 7-11, 2014)
Rio 2

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A rather misleading title is just one reason to be slightly suspicious of “Rio 2” an eye-popping, ear-tickling animated sequel that labors to fold a cheeky family sitcom, an earnest environmental primer, an exotic jungle tour, a broad survey of popular music and an avian remake of “Meet the Parents” into one bright and noisy package. Mining an unwieldy number of domestic and ecological dramas from the continuing saga of a rare Brazilian blue macaw, here venturing with his new family into the perilous Amazon rainforest, this hyperactive toon extravaganza has color, flair and energy to burn. But it’s the sort of relentless juggling act that finally proves more exhausting than exhilarating as it lectures you about respecting Mother Nature one minute, knocks you over with a Gloria Gaynor cover the next, and squeezes in a lot of questionable comic relief in between.

— Justin
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Exclusive Video Interview With Georgie Henley And Stanley M. Brooks On Perfect Sisters

After 30 years of producing movies and television shows, Stanley M. Brooks finally makes his directorial debut with Perfect Sisters. Based on a true story, it stars Georgie Henley and Abigail Breslin as Beth and Sandra, two sisters who are as close as siblings can be. We soon learn that their bond is so strong because their mother, Linda (Mira Sorvino), is an alcoholic who keeps falling off the wagon and constantly gets involved with the wrong men, which forces both of the girls to grow up a lot sooner than any child should.

When Linda gets involved with an incredibly abusive man, Beth and Sandra start thinking that maybe she would be better off dead. While the idea starts off as a harmless fantasy of killing their mother, it soon turns into a real life nightmare that shocks an entire community.

At the recent La press day for Perfect Sisters,
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Film Review: ‘Perfect Sisters’

Film Review: ‘Perfect Sisters’
Ineffectual and cartoonish, “Perfect Sisters” dramatizes a case that shocked Canada a decade ago, when two teenage girls killed their alcoholic mother in order to be free of the chaos wrought by her perpetual irresponsibility — a well-planned crime that several of their classmates knew about before it happened. TV producer Stan Brooks’ first directorial feature provides scant psychological depth, drawing its characters and staging their incidents in crude fashion, despite superficial production gloss. A limited U.S. theatrical launch April 11 is unlikely to significantly heighten visibility for a pic already available on demand and destined primarily for smallscreen sales.

Based on Toronto Star reporter Bob Mitchell’s true-crime tome (which is purportedly far less sympathetic toward the protags), Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till’s script introduces us to high schoolers Sandra (Abigail Breslin) and Beth (Georgie Henley of “The Chronicles of Narnia” films) as they, along with a little brother,
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Perfect Sisters | Review

Sister, My Sister: Brooks’ Uneven Debut Fumbles

Producer Stanley M. Brooks makes his directorial debut with Perfect Sisters, one of those tawdry sounding stories about familial dysfunction concerning a pair of teenage sisters that decided to kill their mother in 2006. There’s something perversely shocking about matricide, even by today’s glib standards, and the cinema is rife with similar examples, particularly in exploitation efforts and/or other morose endeavors. Brooks’ film will most likely recall Peter Jackson’s exceptional debut, 1994’s Heavenly Creatures, itself taken from the true life account of a woman that would grow up into author Ann Perry. However, Brooks’ isn’t quite as adept as Jackson with this tonally awkward exercise that is particularly grating until its second half, when the film actually manages to balance a murder with chilling detail, speckled with dark humor an a surprising alacrity considering the groan worthy extravaganza that came before.
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Exclusive: Join The Murder Club In Clip From 'Perfect Sisters' Starring Abigail Breslin

The "perfect murder"—one that you can commit without leaving a trace of evidence or suspicion—is one that has tripped up many would-be killers. There is always an element of unpredictability, or a chance for something to go awry that gums up the game. But in the forthcoming "Perfect Sisters," two young women will again try and get away with murder, plotting the kill out in the open. Starring Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley, and Mira Sorvino, and based on a true story, the Stan Brooks directed film follows sisters Sandra and Beth, who decide to kill their mother after she plans to move in with her abusive boyfriend. And as you'll see in this exclusive clip, the girls for a Murder Club at school where they plan and research the murder, something that seems like morose fun at first, but quickly turns deadly serious—just how serious the other
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Watch: Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley in New ‘Perfect Sisters’ Clip

Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley have shed their innocent child star pasts and gone for a more teen angst-filled route as seen in the new clip for the Stanley M. Brooks-directed “Perfect Sisters.” The film is based on a 2008 book by former Toronto Star reporter and crime writer Bob Mitchell, titled “The Class Project: How to Kill a Mother,” which tells the true story of the infamous “Bathtub Girls.” Breslin and Henley play teenage sisters from Mississauga, Ontario, who in 2005 were both found guilty in the murder of their drug-addicted mother (played by Mira Sorvino), who was overdosed [...]

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Abigail Breslin is a Murderer in Perfect Sisters Trailer

Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Perfect Sisters," which is based on the notorious Toronto "Bathtub Girls" case and stars Abigail Breslin (Zombieland), Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Mira Sorvino. Check it out below. Plot: Sisters Sandra and Beth learned early in life that they had no one to depend on but each other, but when their addict mother Linda makes plans to move the girls in with her abusive lover, the girls' situation becomes unbearable. Seeing no other way out, Sandra and Beth recruit their classmates to help them plan their mother's murder. When the girls' guilt spins out of control and they compulsively confess their involvement to friends, rumors that they are cold-blooded killers reach the ears of the authorities. The new movie is directed by Stan Brooks and is set to get a limited release on April 11th. Trailer:
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‘Perfect Sisters’ Plot The Perfect Murder In New Trailer

Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley star alongside one another as the Perfect Sisters. Based on the true story of Beth and Sandra Andersen, the films sees two teenage girls raised by an alcoholic mother. With their mother returning to the bottle and taking a new abusive lover, life becomes even harder so the girls plot with their friends how to execute the perfect murder. The girls were later sentenced to 10 years in prison and were released in 2008 under new names.

The film looks to be a very tricky piece, and that’s no bad thing. Obviously people will empathise with the girls’ situation, but the fact it seems to show the teenagers enjoying the idea also brings about many questions. The trailer seems to show a great mix of drama and horror, which often go hand-in-hand. Stanley M. Brooks makes this his directorial debut after many years producing. The casting also seems very daring,
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'Perfect Sisters' Trailer with Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley

'Perfect Sisters' Trailer with Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley
Abigail Breslin (Ender's Game) and Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe) take on characters like you've never seen them portray before in the first trailer for Perfect Sisters. Based on the true crime story of the "Bathtub Girls," which made headlines around the world in 1998, this thriller centers on two sisters (Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley) who are fed up with their alcoholic mother (Mira Sorvino) and her abusive boyfriends. They hatch a plan to kill their mom, making it look like an accident, although the guilt begins to overwhelm the siblings. Take a look at the first footage from director Stanley M. Brooks' thriller, debuting in New York and Los Angeles theaters April 11.

Perfect Sisters comes to theaters April 11th, 2014 and stars Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley, Mira Sorvino, Jeffrey Ballard, Zoë Belkin, Jonathan Malen, James Russo, Rusty Schwimmer. The film is directed by Stanley M. Brooks.
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A New Trailer Reveals Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley as Perfect Sisters

Gravitas Ventures has debuted, via Yahoo! Movies , the trailer for director Stan Brooks' Perfect Sisters , starring Abigail Breslin ( Zombieland ) and Georgie Henley ( The Chronicles of Narnia ). Check it out in the player below! In Perfect Sisters , a riveting true-crime thriller based on the notorious Toronto .Bathtub Girls. case, a pair of abused and neglected teenage girls almost get away with murder. Sisters Sandra and Beth learned early in life that they had no one to depend on but each other, but when their addict mother Linda makes plans to move the girls in with her lecherous and abusive lover, the girls. situation becomes unbearable. Seeing no other way out, Sandra and Beth recruit their classmates to help them plan their mother.s murder. When the girls. guilt spins...
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Gravitas Ventures Sets Perfect Sisters for April 11

Gravitas Ventures announced today that their Perfect Sisters will be released in select cities including New York, Los Angeles and Toronto on Friday, April 11, 2014. Marking the directorial debut of Stan Brooks, the film stars Academy Award Nominee Abigail Breslin ( The Call , Little Miss Sunshine ), Georgie Henley ( The Chronicles of Narnia Series) and Academy Award Winner Mira Sorvino ( Mighty Aphrodite , Romy and Michele.s High School Reunion ). In Perfect Sisters , a riveting true-crime thriller based on the notorious Toronto .Bathtub Girls. case, a pair of abused and neglected teenage girls almost get away with murder. Sisters Sandra and Beth learned early in life that they had no one to depend on but each other, but when their addict mother Linda makes plans to move...
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Macy Gray & Ernie Hudson Join Cast Of 'The Grim Sleeper' (Based On Serial Killer Case)

Macy Gray and Ernie Hudson have both joined the cast of the Lifetime network's original movie The Grim Sleeper, which is based on the case of Los Angeles’ notorious “Grim Sleeper” serial killer. Dreama Walker will star in the film, which will be directed by Stanley M. Brooks, from a script written by Robert Nathan (Law & Order) and Teena Booth (The Drew Peterson Story). "Grim Sleeper" is the nickname for an alleged serial killer believed to be responsible for at least ten murders, since 1985. The attacker was dubbed the "Grim Sleeper" because he appears to have taken a 14-year hiatus from his crimes, from 1988 to 2002. On July 7, 2010, a suspect, Lonnie David Franklin...
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Lifetime Sets Grim Sleeper Movie With Dreama Walker To Star; Stanley M. Brooks To Direct

Exclusive: The case of Los Angeles’ notorious “Grim Sleeper” serial killer is getting a TV movie treatment with Lifetime‘s The Grim Sleeper starring Dreama Walker (Don’t Trust The B—-) and co-starring actress-singer Macy Gray (Training Day), Ernie Hudson (Call Me Crazy), and Michael O’Neill (Dallas Buyers Club). It will be directed by Stanley M. Brooks in the veteran TV movie producer’s return to the genre. In 2010, Brooks left the TV movie business after 21 years when he filed for bankruptcy as a result of a dispute with AFTRA, WGA and DGA over residuals from the Logo series Sordid Lives. Since then, he quietly took on a new career as a director with horror indie Perfect Sisters, which is awaiting release. It is fitting that Brooks’ return to the TV movie business is via Lifetime where he was a top telefilm supplier until severing ties with the
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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: Picks 200-101

Because, looking forward, 2013 promises to be such a fruitful cornucopia of cinema, we were excited to be able to easily list an additional 100 titles we are eagerly looking forward to catching in the new year. From these 200-101 titles, we’re happy to list several projects featuring the extremely busy Isabelle Huppert, include two English language projects, Ned Benson’s split film project The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby His/Hers and the Niels Arden Oplev film, Dead Man Down (and don’t forget her French projects, a starring turn in Serge Bozon’s followup, Tip Top as well as Guillaume Nicloux’s The Religious).

Additionally, the horror genre should be extremely noteworthy in the coming year, with new projects from Neil Marshall (The Descent), Alexandre Aja (High Tension), Fabrice Du Welz (Calvaire), Lucky McKee (May) and directing team Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury (Inside). We’ve got two Australian beauties playing
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Abigail Breslin Joins Halle Berry in Brad Anderson’s The Hive

Abigail Breslin sure has an affinity for horror movies. She was that quiet little girl leaving glasses of water everywhere in M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs in 2002, then had a starring role alongside Homeland star Damien Lewis in Keane, and co-starred with Emma Stone in Zombieland. And now she will star alongside Halle Berry in another horror flick called The Hive.

Variety says that Breslin will star in Brad Anderson’s newest movie, The Hive, which follows a 9-1-1 operator (Berry) who must work to save a young girl (Breslin), who is being attacked by a serial killer. The movie was to be directed by Joel Schumacher, but he was replaced by Anderson. The Hive was written by Rich D’Ovidio.

Breslin was last seen in Garry Marshall’s New Year’s Eve and has two films coming out this year: Stanley M. Brooks’s Perfect Sisters and Wayne Thornley’s animated Zambezia.
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Casting News: D'Arcy, Snow, Sorvino

Cloud Atlas

James D'Arcy has signed on for the Wachowski and Tom Tykwer's ambitious ensemble "Cloud Atlas" adapted from David Mitchell's novel.

D'Arcy role is unspecified at present. He joins a cast that includes Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, and Jim Sturgess. [Source: Variety]

Pitch Perfect

Brittany Snow has joined the cast of Jason Moore's a cappella singing comedy "Pitch Perfect" at Universal Pictures.

Anna Kendrick plays the new singer of the Divisi, an a cappella group determined to beat their male counterpart The Treblemakers. Snow plays Chloe, one of the singers with a hardened personality. [Source: Risky Biz BLog]

The Class Project

Mira Sorvino has joined the cast of Stanley M. Brooks' true crime story "The Class Project" currently shooting in Winnipeg from a script by Fab Filippo and Adam Till.

Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley play Canadian sisters who
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Mira Sorvino Joins The Class Project

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Mira Sorvino Joins The Class Project
Mira Sorvino has joined the cast of the true crime tale The Class Project, shooting in Winnipeg under the direction of Stanley M. Brooks.

Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia) star as Canadian sisters who have been at the mercy of their alcoholic mother (Sorvino) and her abusive boyfriends for as far back as they can remember. The duo decides to take matters into their own hands and plot to kill her in order to collect the insurance money.

Fab Filippo and Adam Till adapted Toronto Star reporter Bob Mitchell's 2008 book "The Class Project: How To Kill a Mother: The True Story of Canada's Infamous Bathtub Girls."

Michael Rotenberg (Extract) produced the indie drama with Damian Ganczewski and Juliette Hagopian.

Sorvino, who recently starred in Nancy Savoca's indie drama Union Square, which made its premiere at this year's Toronto Film Festival, also just wrapped
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