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Paul Dano to star in cockpit thriller 7500

18 January 2017 7:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Actor Paul Dano has signed on to star in the film 7500, a film that plays out entirely within the confines of a plane’s cockpit as terrorists attack.

Deadline Hollywood reports that the There Will Be Blood and Little Miss Sunshine actor will lead the picture which will resemble one location movies like Room and Buried.

7500 will be a high intensity thriller set on a plane from Berlin to Paris. Dano’s pilot will have his flight interrupted when a group of young men try to enter his cockpit leaving Dano to have to negotiate with the attackers.

The film is being produced by Jonas Katzenstein and Maximilian Leo from augenschein-Filmproduktion. 7500 will be directed by Patrick Vollrath who was nominated for an Oscar in 2016 for his short Everything Will Be Okay.

 

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Wme Signs ‘Alexander And The Terrible’ Actor Ed Oxenbould; Magnet Management Adds Morgan Murphy

18 January 2017 3:00 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ed Oxenbould, who starred in Disney’s Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, has inked with Wme for representation, moving from ICM Partners. Oxenbould co-stars in Paul Dano's feature directorial debut Wildlife, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan. Other film credits for the Australian-born actor include M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit and Safe Neighborhood. He continues to be repped by Australia's Sophie Jermyn Management and Industry… »

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Wme Signs ‘Alexander And The Terrible’ Actor Ed Oxenbould; Magnet Management Adds Morgan Murphy

18 January 2017 3:00 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Ed Oxenbould, who starred in Disney’s Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, has inked with Wme for representation, moving from ICM Partners. Oxenbould co-stars in Paul Dano's feature directorial debut Wildlife, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan. Other film credits for the Australian-born actor include M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit and Safe Neighborhood. He continues to be repped by Australia's Sophie Jermyn Management and Industry… »

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Paul Dano joins plane cockpit thriller ‘7500’

17 January 2017 11:50 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Paul Dano will play the lead in the forthcoming thriller 7500, a film which takes place entirely in a plane’s cockpit. It will be directed by Oscar-nominated short film helmer Patrick Vollrath, and produced by Jonas Katzenstein and Maximilian Leo from augenschein-Filmproduktion. They were behind Boo Junfeng‘s Apprentice which we caught in Cannes back last May (it’s excellent).

According to Deadline, 7500 is described as “a nail-biting thriller” ‘which takes place completely in the airplane cockpit during a normal commercial flight from Berlin to Paris. The story follows co-pilot Tobias Ellis (Dano) whose smooth flight is interrupted by screams which can be heard from the cabin. A group of young men then try to enter the cockpit armed with glass bottles and he might fight and then negotiate with his attackers for the sake of all on board his Airbus A319.’

Shooting is set to start this summer in Germany. »

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Oscar This: The Academy should consider the farty boner corpse and other frugal effects work

17 January 2017 10:00 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

This year’s Oscar nominations will be announced on January 24. Will the Academy uphold conventional wisdom or think outside of the box? With Oscar This, we highlight unlikely candidates—the dark horses we’d love to see compete.

Swiss Army Man, otherwise known (around these parts, anyway) as Farty Boner Corpse, isn’t what people tend to think of as a “special effects movie.” They think of it, quite accurately, as that gross-out Sundance comedy featuring Daniel Radcliffe as a talking, flatulent, sometimes aroused cadaver who befriends a lonely, shipwrecked dude (Paul Dano) in the tropical wilderness. There are no roaring dinosaurs or soaring spaceships, no armies of digital soldiers or dramatically de-aged celebrities. There is a rampaging bear, but he’s a real animal, not a Leo-mauling computer-generated attraction. Most of the movie is just two guys talking. One of them happens to be dead.

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Paul Dano Set In Drama ‘7500,’ Marks Feature Helming Debut Of Patrick Vollrath

17 January 2017 2:41 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Paul Dano has just been signed to 7500, a drama that takes place only in the cockpit of a plane that is being taken over by terrorists. The film which has a visual concept similar to Room in that all the action and psychological terror takes place in one space, will be directed by Patrick Vollrath who was nominated for an Oscar last year for his live-action short Everything Will Be Okay. Filming is scheduled to begin this summer in Germany.  The film is being… »

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Berlin: Variety Unveils 10 Europeans to Watch

11 January 2017 1:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Variety has unveiled its third edition of 10 Europeans to Watch, highlighting 10 talents from across the Continent who are all poised for breakthroughs in 2017. The group will be feted at a reception hosted by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg at the upcoming Berlin Intl. Film Festival.

The 2017 Europeans to Watch:

Edward Berger

Filmmaker, Germany

Berger’s 2014 film “Jack,” which he wrote and directed, played in competition at Berlin — starring Ivo Pietzcker, one of Variety’s 2016 Europeans to Watch. He directed five episodes of the international hit thriller “Deutschland 83” — winning an Intl. Emmy — and is shooting series “The Terror” for AMC and Scott Free. Starring Jared Harris and Tobias Menzies, it is set to bow this year. Next up: “The Englishman,” a thriller starring Paul Dano and produced by Working Title.

Liv Lisa Fries

Actress, Germany

Fries has been garnering critical attention for such pics as “Zurich,” “The Dam,” and “Heil,” and while she is acclaimed in Germany, »

- Carole Horst

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Berlin: Variety Unveils 10 Europeans to Watch

11 January 2017 1:45 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Variety has unveiled its third edition of 10 Europeans to Watch, highlighting 10 talents from across the Continent who are all poised for breakthroughs in 2017. The group will be feted at a reception hosted by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg at the upcoming Berlin Intl. Film Festival.

The 2017 Europeans to Watch:

Edward Berger

Filmmaker, Germany

Berger’s 2014 film “Jack,” which he wrote and directed, played in competition at Berlin — starring Ivo Pietzcker, one of Variety’s 2016 Europeans to Watch. He directed five episodes of the international hit thriller “Deutschland 83” — winning an Intl. Emmy — and is shooting series “The Terror” for AMC and Scott Free. Starring Jared Harris and Tobias Menzies, it is set to bow this year. Next up: “The Englishman,” a thriller starring Paul Dano and produced by Working Title.

Liv Lisa Fries

Actress, Germany

Fries has been garnering critical attention for such pics as “Zurich,” “The Dam,” and “Heil,” and while she is acclaimed in Germany, her »

- Carole Horst

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Our 100 Most-Anticipated Films of 2017

11 January 2017 9:34 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After highlighting 50 films that we can guarantee are worth seeing this year, it’s time we venture into the unknown. Rather than regurgitating a list of dated-years-in-advance studio releases, we’ve set out to focus on 100 films we’re genuinely looking forward to, regardless of their marketing budgets. While some might not have a set release — let alone any confirmed festival premiere — most have wrapped production and will likely debut at some point in 2017, so make sure to check back for updates over the next twelve months and beyond. Be sure to keep the following one-hundred films on your radar (with release dates, where applicable). If you want to see how we did with our picks last year (potentially to shame us), head on over here.

100. The Discovery (Charlie McDowell; Winter Tbd)

One of the primary pleasures of Charlie McDowell‘s directorial debut The One I Love was his ability »

- The Film Stage

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The underrated film acting performances of 2016

4 January 2017 1:39 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Jan 6, 2017

Viola Davis, John Goodman, Bryce Dallas Howard and more, in our rundown of 2016's underrated movie acting work.

This article contains minor spoilers for Pete's Dragon, Suicide Squad and Warcraft: The Beginning.

Nobody is likely to look back on 2016 fondly, whether because of global political instability, celebrity deaths or the rejection of Boaty McBoatface as a suitable name for a research vessel. In the world of film, we note that a lot of the contenders in this year's awards season haven't even been released in UK cinemas yet, and it was hardly a banner year for blockbuster cinema either.

On the plus side, there were some exemplary smaller films, of the kind that awards bodies tend to overlook, released in the last 12 months. Without any apparent genre contenders, like The Martian or Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015, this is a year in which performers are more likely »

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