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Cutting Edge Scores Four Titles In Tiff

16 September 2016 1:39 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Music financier Cutting Edge Group and its investment arm Conduct is proving to be an attractive piece in the independent financing puzzle, with the company securing deals to invest in four new titles at Toronto this year. The music publishing rights specialist has signed deals to invest in Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards, starring Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish and Peter Dinklage; WW2 drama HHhH with Jason Clarke, Jack… »

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First Teaser Trailer for Horror Film 'Lavender' Starring Abbie Cornish

5 September 2016 2:25 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

"Tag, you're it." "Let's play." The first short teaser trailer has debuted for a horror film called Lavender, the latest from Canadian director Ed Gass-Donnelly (of Small Town Murder Song and The Last Exorcism Part II previously). The film stars Abbie Cornish as a woman who begins to see unexplained supernatural things around her home after losing her memory. Not the most original concept for a horror, but as always we hope there's something unique about these kind of indie films. The cast includes Diego Klattenhoff, Justin Long and Dermot Mulroney. If you're interested in any way, take a look - it's a very short teaser. Here's the first teaser trailer (+ poster) for Ed Gass-Donnelly's Lavender, on YouTube (via Quiet Earth): The past won't forget... After losing her memory, a woman (Abbie Cornish) begins to see unexplained things after her psychiatrist suggests she visit her childhood home. Lavender »

- Alex Billington

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First Look at Ed Gass-Donnelly's Latest Horror Lavender [Trailer]

2 September 2016 11:33 AM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

I fell hard for director Ed Gass-Donnelly after seeing his sophomore feature Small Town Murder Songs (review). Gass-Donnelly didn't quite manage to meet the high bar set for himself with the pedestrian and completely forgettable The Last Exorcism Part II but it looks like he's back on track with his latest.

Lavender stars Abbie Cornish as Jane, a woman who loses her memory after a car accident. Her doctor recommends she return to her childhood home in an effort to jog her memory but the trip brings back childhood memories she'd rather forget.

Admittedly it's not a new concept but Cornish is a great actress and Gass-Donnell [Continued ...] »

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Photographer Jeff Vespa Making Directing Debut on ‘Amre’

25 August 2016 4:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

High-profile photographer Jeff Vespa is making his directorial debut in Moviq’s historical drama “Amre,” starring Sanjar Madi, Abbie Cornish and Ben Aldridge.

Producers are Cary Granat, Alidar Utemuratov, and Ed Jones. “Amre” is filming through Sept. 1 in Riga, Latvia, and Almaty, Kazakhstan, with Vespa directing from a script by Benjamin A. van der Veen.

The story, based on a true story, is set in 1925 in Soviet-ruled Kazakhstan and Paris. Filming is set to be completed on Sept. 1.

Madi plays a small-town Kazakh singer who journeys to Paris to compete in an international singing competition at the Expo. He meets American songwriter George Gershwin (played by  Aldridge), forming a beautiful and unlikely friendship. While Amre’s talent for singing opens up an exciting new world outside Kazakhstan, he is forced to choose between following his singing career and remaining loyal to his home country.

Jeff Vespa is making an impressive »

- Dave McNary

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Abbie Cornish to Star in Indie ‘Amre’ About Kazakh Singer

19 August 2016 12:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Acclaimed photographer Jeff Vespa will make his feature directorial debut with the fact-based indie drama “Amre,” in which Abbie Cornish is set to star. Currently filming in Latvia and Kazakhstan, the feature will also star Sanjar Madi and British actor Ben Aldridge. It will be produced by Cary Granat, Alidar Utemuratov and Ed Jones. Set in 1925 between Soviet-ruled Kazakhstan and France, “Amre” follows real-life Kazakh singer Amre Kashaubayev (Madi), who travels to Paris to take part in an international singing competition. On the way, he befriends American songwriter George Gershwin. Also Read: Francesca Eastwood Tops Verge List of Rising Sundance Stars (Exclusive Videos) Cornish’s. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Horror Highlights: The Ones Below Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital HD Release Details, Hell Town, The Ninth Passenger

2 August 2016 7:23 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

From the writer of AMC’s The Night Manger, The Ones Below comes out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on September 6th. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: updated release details for Steve Balderson’s Hell Town and the official start of filming on The Ninth Passenger.

The Ones Below Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD Release Date Announced: Press Release: “Los Angeles – Written and directed by David Farr (“The Night Manager,” Hanna, “Mi-5”), the intense psychological thriller, The Ones Below, arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on September 6th from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet Label. The Ones Below features riveting performances from Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter franchise), BAFTA® nominee David Morrissey (“The Walking Dead,” “Stage Of Play”), Stephen Campbell Moore (Burnt) and Laura Birn (Purge).

Expecting their first child, Kate (Poésy) and Justin (Moore) become friendly with their new neighbors, Jon (Morrissey) and Theresa (Birn), who are also expecting, »

- Tamika Jones

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José Padilha Laments ‘RoboCop’ Remake, Says ‘I Didn’t Have The Creative Freedom I Needed’

20 July 2016 1:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Brazilian director and producer José Padilha keeps himself busy nowadays with many film and TV projects after his big Hollywood break with a modern remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 film “RoboCop.” Released in 2014, the film was a commercial success but garnered mostly mixed to negative reviews. N0w in an interview with ScreenDaily, Padilha admits that making “RoboCop” was a “stressful experience.” “I didn’t have the creative freedom I needed,” says Padilha. “I spent 90% of the time fighting. It made me realize that making a studio movie is not the same as making a film.” Padilha also says that he would “think a million times before getting involved in another production of that size again,” and that he’d “rather face the reality than make movies about superheroes.”

Read More: Review: ‘RoboCop’ Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton & More

Padilha previously directed the »

- Vikram Murthi

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Lionsgate to Distribute Jesse Metcalfe’s ‘The Ninth Passenger’

7 July 2016 5:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has come on board to distribute Jesse Metcalfe’s thriller “The Ninth Passenger,” which begins shooting next week in Vancouver, Variety has learned exclusively.

Alexia Fast (“Jack Reacher”) also stars with Tom Maden (“Scream: The TV Series”), Veronica Dunne (“K.C. Undercover”), Sabina Gadecki, Corey Large (“It Follows”), David Hennessey, Cinta Kiehl and Timothy V. Murphy.

Ian Pfaff is directing from a script by Large and Steve Albert. Large’s 308 Enterprises is producing with Gary Ousdahl of Advanced Management, with Isaac LeFevre and Felipe Dieppa serving as executive producers.

The Ninth Passenger” follows a group of college students on a spontaneous midnight sea voyage that turns to horror when they drift to a dark island and are hunted by a mysterious ninth passenger.

“I am excited to be back in my hometown of Vancouver,” said Large. “This is the first of several productions we (308 Entertainment) plan on bringing here. With this first-rate cast, »

- Dave McNary

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Abbie Cornish Bio: In Her Own Words

28 June 2016 3:51 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Abbie Cornish is an Australian actress and rapper, who goes by the stage name Dusk, best known for her roles as Sweet Pea in Sucker Punch, poet John Keats’ lover Fanny Brawne in Brightstar, and as Heidi in Somersault, for which she won an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a leading role. Her career spans both television and […]

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‘Big Little Lies’ Star Kathryn Newton Joins Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards’ (Exclusive)

13 June 2016 6:34 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Big Little Lies” actress Kathryn Newton is the latest edition to Martin McDonagh‘s starry “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Newton will play Angela, the slain daughter of an enraged Frances McDormand, TheWrap has learned. To motivate a police investigation of Angela’s rape and murder — led by lagging locals Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell — McDormand purchases space on three billboards outside her small town and stirs major controversy with their content. Also Read: Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges Join Martin McDonagh's New Movie (Exclusive) “Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Abbie Cornish and Caleb Landry Jones round out the. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Ambi Group Launching Chinese Partnership With SinoLicensing

6 June 2016 1:34 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ambi Group is partnering with Beijing-based SinoLicensing to form Ambi-Sino China — a finance, production and distribution company.

SinoLicensing CEO Chuan “Melody” Bi and and Ambi co-owner Andrea Iervolino will oversee the day-to-day operations. The deal was announced Monday in Beijing.

In addition to expanding Ambi’s distribution to China, Ambi-Sino will finance and produce Chinese original content, co-produce English-language content with Chinese partners, and serve as a local production partner for Ambi’s productions and third-party projects.

Ambi-Sino will be able to exploit the Ambi  library, which includes the Exclusive Media library it acquired last year. That acquisition covered remake and sequel rights for about 400 titles, including “Begin Again,” “Cruel Intentions,” “Donnie Darko,” “End of Watch,” “Ides of March,” “Memento,” “The Mexican,” “Parkland,” “Rush,” “Sliding Doors,” “Snitch,” “Undefeated” and “The Way Back.”

“These properties, and more, will be considered for local remake opportunities in the Chinese language with cooperation from local and international financing partners, »

- Dave McNary

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Ashleigh Cummings awarded the 2016 Heath Ledger Scholarship

1 June 2016 10:37 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Ashleigh Cummings as Dot in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.

Ashleigh Cummings is this year's winner of the Heath Ledger Scholarship, with Harley Bonner and Sara West named runners-up..

Ledger's Candy co-star Abbie Cornish, serving on the judging committee for the first time, said that "the quality of Ashleigh.s work to-date combined with her single-minded approach to fulfilling her acting potential made her the worthy recipient of this year.s award."

"We are all excited about the impact that winning this award will have on Ashleigh.s career and are eager to see the future work of runners up Harley and Sara..

At the ceremony in La, Cummings called Ledger "a powerful source of inspiration to me, so to receive this award is inordinately humbling. I'd like to sincerely thank AiF and the beautiful Ledger family for supporting young artists in our passionate endeavours to continue in Heath's wake."

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- Staff Writer

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Professione reporter: Dirty Wars’ David Riker & Jeremy Scahill Team Up Again

12 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

In a miss it if you don’t read the fine print, First Look Media (company motto is Entertainment with something on its mind) announced a new addition to their company structure and the good news: they are developing a film script from writer/director David Riker (La Ciudad, The Girl with Abbie Cornish) based on an unreported, certainly hot topic politically infused report from Jeremy Scahill.

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- Eric Lavallee

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Nominees unveiled for the 2016 Heath Ledger Scholarship

11 May 2016 3:46 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

(l-r) Meyne Wyatt, Sean Keenan, Chloe Bayliss, Sara West, Shareena Clanton, Georgia Flood, Harley Bonner.

The 2016 nominees for the annual Heath Ledger Scholarship were unveiled last night in Sydney.

The finalists include Christian Antidormi (Spartacus: War of the Damned, Home and Away), Mojean Aria (The Bronx Bull), Natasha Bassett (Hail, Caesar!), Chloe Bayliss (Backtrack), Harley Bonner (Neighbours), Shareena Clanton (Last Cab to Darwin), Ashleigh Cummings (Tomorrow When the War Began, Puberty Blues), Georgia Flood (Home and Away), Sean Keenan (Strangerland), Uli Latukefu (upcoming Alien: Covenant), Sara West (Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, The Daughter) and Meyne Wyatt (Neighbours, Strangerland, The Sapphires)..

Heath.s father, Kim Ledger said, "Australian's in Film have encouraged another wonderful group of applicants for the Heath Ledger Scholarship in 2016. I would like to thank all of them, including Matilda and the team at AiF, and further congratulate those excellent aspirants who have managed to »

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Cannes: Paris Hilton Documentary in the Works

11 May 2016 8:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

9.14 Pictures and Xyz Films are producing an untitled Paris Hilton documentary, to be directed by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce, with shooting starting this summer in Ibiza.

The authorized documentary will be produced by Hilton, Jamie Freed and 9.14 Pictures, with Xyz Films executive producing. Xyz Films will also handle worldwide sales, set to begin at the Cannes Film Festival.

Hilton will discuss her rise to fame, reflect on how the spotlight has contributed to the person she’s become and examine the impact her image has had on young women today.

Paris Hilton is a modern day Marilyn Monroe — beautiful, iconized, world famous, shaped by mass media and misunderstood,” Argott and Joyce said. “We are thrilled to work with Paris to explore her complicated relationship with the public, the press and the politics that shape our perception of a modern celebrity.

Argott and Joyce’s credits include “Rock School,” “Last Days Here »

- Dave McNary

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2016 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Abbie Cornish and Ed Gass-Donnelly Talk Lavender (Exclusive)

3 May 2016 12:16 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Uncovering the true horrors of a person’s mind, particularly after they determinedly bury their most daunting memories in order to heal, can be a truly traumatizing experience for anyone. The sudden and unexpected remembrance of a terrifying and deeply unsettling past can at times become even more agonizing as the situation itself. Co-writer-director Ed Gass-Donnelly’s new tense psychological thriller, ‘Lavender,’ alluringly shows how even with the power of the subconscious to forget past pain, that previous stress can still haunt people in the present. ‘Lavender’ follows Jane (Abbie Cornish), a photographer who has captured the images of old and abandoned farmhouses for as long as she can remember. Jane’s former  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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[Tribeca Review] Lavender

2 May 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

I have no doubt that one day gifted visual storyteller Ed Gass-Donnelly will make a brilliant work. With four features under his belt, including This Beautiful City, Small Town Murder Songs, The Last Exorcism Part II and now Lavender, he’s shown tremendous promise capturing haunting images that externalize the internal conflicts, horrors and phobias of their subjects. His latest is a meditative horror film that, despite masterful visual direction and captivating performances, falls back on familiar horror/thriller tropes, courtesy of the screenplay by Gass-Donnelly and Colin Frizzell. Students of the genre will be far ahead, although they may admire the muted, understated style even if you how the blocks will fit together.

Abbie Cornish stars as Jane, a young mother suffering from memory loss following a car accident. She’s haunted by the specter of her past. With an apt and horrifying sequence, young Jane clenches a knife »

- John Fink

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Mark Gordon to Produce ‘Fellini Black and White’

29 April 2016 2:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mark Gordon will finance and produce “Fellini Black and White,” a drama that imagines Italian film icon Federico Fellini’s 1957 visit to Los Angeles.

The project had been in development with the late Henry Bromell attached to direct from his own script before Bromell died in 2013. Mad Chance’s Andrew Lazar and Wynn Wygal had been developing the project with the Yari Film Group and remain as producers.

Bromell’s script, which appeared on the 2005 Black List, speculates what might have happened to the filmmaker during the two days before the Oscars, where Fellini received the best foreign language film award for “Nights of Cabiria.” Three other Fellini films — “La Strada,” “8 1/2” and “Amarcord” — also won the foreign language Academy Award.

Terrence HowardPeter DinklageWilliam H. MacyWagner MouraNina Arianda and Abbie Cornish were previously set to star in the film. No actors or directors are currently attached.

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- Dave McNary

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Abbie Cornish On ‘Lavender’ And Believing In The Paranormal [Exclusive Video]

27 April 2016 1:02 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Abbie Cornish stars in Ed Gass-Donnelly‘s horror film Lavender as a photographer who is struggling to remember her past. Abbie Cornish On Lavender Following a tragic accident, Cornish’s character Jane suffers significant memory loss and then sees a psychologist (Justin Long) to help her recover her lost memories. What starts to do the trick are her own photos, which seem […]

The post Abbie Cornish On ‘Lavender’ And Believing In The Paranormal [Exclusive Video] appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Abbie Cornish Talks Of Getting Spooked In Ed Gass-Donnelly’s Chiller ‘Lavender’ – Tribeca Studio

23 April 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

In the thriller Lavender, Abbie Cornish stars as Jane, a photographer left with a seriously impaired memory following a car accident — which might not be such a bad thing if those pesky hallucinations she’s been having are any indication of what really went down. “A drama in the realm of a ghost movie,” is how Cornish described the film when she, along with Lavender director Ed Gass-Donnelly, stopped by Deadline’s Tribeca Studio at the Tribeca Film Festival. Gass-Donnelly… »

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