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‘Blade Runner 2049’: Where You’ve Seen Its Standout Supporting Cast Before

‘Blade Runner 2049’: Where You’ve Seen Its Standout Supporting Cast Before
The following article contains minor spoilers for “Blade Runner 2049.”

In addition to a pair of memorable performances from Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, cinematographer Roger Deakins’ stunning visual work, and director Denis Villeneuve’s dystopian vision, “Blade Runner 2049” has one more element worthy of excitement: a supporting cast of new and rising stars. Many of them have already made their mark on indie cinema, like the perpetually working David Dastmalchian or the irreverent Carla Juri, while others will likely use Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic as a springboard for even bigger careers (like Ana de Armas, the film’s biggest find).

Read More:‘Blade Runner 2049’ Review: Denis Villeneuve’s Neo-Noir Sequel Is Mind-Blowing Sci-Fi Storytelling

It’s only appropriate that a future-oriented world like the one on display in the “Blade Runner” franchise would spawn new stars, but they’ve shined quite brightly before. Here’s where you
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What You Need to Know About Ryan Gosling's Blade Runner Love Interest, Ana de Armas

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Image Source: Everett Collection The long-awaited sequel to 1982's Blade Runner officially hits theaters on Oct. 6, and we could not be any more excited. Not only does Blade Runner 2049's storyline take place three decades after the events of the first film, but it also stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, and rising star Ana de Armas. Armas stars as Joi, Gosling's (Lapd Officer K) love interest, and while Blade Runner 2049 may be her first major movie role, the 29-year-old Cuban actress has actually been busy building her résumé since 2006. Armas has starred in a handful of Spanish TV shows and appeared in a number of films like Knock Knock, Hands of Stone, and War Dogs. In fact, that's one of the main reasons producers Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson cast her in the film. "We think Ana is one of the most exciting, up-and-coming
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Film News Roundup: Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman, Clive Owen Thriller ‘Three Seconds’ Gets U.S. Distribution

Film News Roundup: Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman, Clive Owen Thriller ‘Three Seconds’ Gets U.S. Distribution
In today’s film news roundup, thriller “Three Seconds” gets distribution through Aviron, Samuel Goldwyn buys “Saturday Church,” Gravitas picks up frat thriller “Haze,” and the fourth “Insidious” movie gets a new title.

Acquisitions

Aviron Pictures has bought North American distribution rights to Andrea Di Stefano’s thriller “Three Seconds,” starring Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Common, and Ana de Armas.

The script, based on the Swedish novel by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström, was written by Matt Cook with revisions by Rowan Joffé and Alex Garland, and current edits by Di Stefano.

Kinnaman plays a reformed criminal and former special ops soldier who, in order to free himself from jail, has been working undercover for crooked FBI handlers (played by Pike, Common, and Owen) to infiltrate the Polish mob’s drug trade in New York.

Thunder Road PicturesBasil Iwanyk and Erica Lee are producing alongside The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones
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Tiff: Rosamund Pike Thriller 'Three Seconds' Goes to Aviron in North America

Tiff: Rosamund Pike Thriller 'Three Seconds' Goes to Aviron in North America
Ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival, the Rosamund Pike-starrer Three Seconds has been picked up by Aviron Pictures in North America.

Adapted from a best-selling Swedish novel by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström, Three Seconds follows special ops soldier Pete Hoffman, who, in order to free himself from jail and return to his wife and daughter, has been working undercover for crooked FBI handlers to infiltrate the Polish mob’s drug trade in New York. His cover is threatened when he has to return to prison after a drug deal goes wrong.

The Thunder Roads production was directed by Andrea Di Stefano and...
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Ana De Armas Joins Joel Kinnaman & Rosamund Pike For ‘Three Seconds’

Ana De Armas Joins Joel Kinnaman & Rosamund Pike For ‘Three Seconds’
Exclusive: Ana De Armas has been cast in Andrea Di Stefano's Three Seconds, based on the best-selling Swedish novel by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström. She'll star alongside previously announced cast members Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common and Clive Owen. The action-thriller was written by Matt Cook, with revisions by Rowan Joffé and current revisions by Distefano. Thunder Road Pictures' Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee are producing alongside the Fyzz Facility's Wayne…
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Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen and Common set to star in thriller Three Seconds

Quite a cast has assembled for Andrea Di Stefano’s upcoming film. Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen and Common have been cast in Three Seconds, an action thriller based on the novel of the same name by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström. The screenplay is from Matt Cook, Rowan Joffé and Alex Garland, with Di Stefano doing a pass on the script as well.

Three Seconds follows Pete Hoffman, a reformed-criminal and former special ops soldier who has been working undercover for crooked FBI handlers to infiltrate the Polish mob’s drug trade in New York. To gain his freedom and reunite with his wife and daughter, Hoffman must return to Bale Hill Prison, the place he’s spent years trying to leave. When a drug deal goes wrong, through, it threatens his cover and puts his family at risk.

The film has begun pre-production, but as yet there
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Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common, Clive Owen join 'Three Seconds'

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Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common, Clive Owen join 'Three Seconds'
Bloom to kick off pre-sales on action-thriller in Cannes.

Bloom has launched talks with international buyers here on action-thriller Three Seconds with a reconfigured cast of Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common and Clive Owen.

Andrea Di Stefano directs the story based on the Swedish bestseller by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström.

Thunder Road PicturesBasil Iwanyk and Erica Lee are producing alongside Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, Mark Lane, James Harris and Ollie Madden of The Fyzz Facility, which is now financing the project and represents Us rights.

Thunder Road’s Jonathan Fuhrman and Magnolia Entertainment’s Shelley Browning serve as executive producers.

Matt Cook adapted the screenplay with revisions by Rowan Joffé and Alex Garland with current revisions by Distefano.

Three Seconds follows a reformed criminal and former special ops soldier who goes undercover for the FBI on a mission to bust a Polish drug gang.

Bloom’s Alex Walton said: “In Escobar: Paradise Lost, Andrea
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Cannes: Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Joel Kinnaman to Star in Action Thriller ‘Three Seconds’

Cannes: Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Joel Kinnaman to Star in Action Thriller ‘Three Seconds’
Robocop” star Joel Kinnaman and Oscar-nominated actors Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen are set to star in action thriller “Three Seconds” for Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Pictures and The Fyzz Facility. Bloom has boarded the project to handle international sales and will introduce it to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival. Rapper-turned-actor Common also stars.

Directed by Andrea Di Stefano, whose last film was “Escobar: Paradise Lost” with Benicio Del Toro, “Three Seconds” stars Kinnaman as a reformed criminal and former special ops soldier, working undercover for crooked FBI handlers to infiltrate the Polish mob’s drug trade in New York, who must return to prison to protect his identity as a mole and earn his freedom to return to his wife and daughter.

“In ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost,’ Andrea Di Stefano delivered a taut, suspenseful film,” said Bloom’s Alex Walton. “Andrea has collaborated with our elite production group
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Cannes: Clive Owen, Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman and Common Join ‘Three Seconds’

Cannes: Clive Owen, Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman and Common Join ‘Three Seconds’
An all-star cast has assembled for Three Seconds, the upcoming action thriller by Andrea Di Stefano (Escobar: Paradise Lost) and based on the best-selling Swedish novel.

Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common and Clive Owen will appear in the film, which is being introduced to international buyers in Cannes by Bloom.

Three Seconds follows reformed criminal and former special ops soldier Pete Hoffman who, in order to free himself from jail and return to his wife and daughter, has been working undercover for crooked FBI handlers to infiltrate the Polish mob’s drug trade in New York. In a final step towards...
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Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common & Clive Owen Head To ‘Three Seconds’ – Cannes

Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common & Clive Owen Head To ‘Three Seconds’ – Cannes
Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common and Clive Owen are set to star in Andrea Di Stefano's Three Seconds, based on the best-selling Swedish novel by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström. Bloom is handling international sales and introducing the title to buyers in Cannes this week. The action-thriller was written by Matt Cook with revisions by Rowan Joffé and Alex Garland with current revisions by Distefano. Thunder Road Pictures' Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee are producing…
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Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz’s ‘Escobar’ Closes Slew of Major Territory Pre-Sales (Exclusive)

Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz’s ‘Escobar’ Closes Slew of Major Territory Pre-Sales (Exclusive)
Barcelona — Nu Image has closed a raft of pre-sales on Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz starrer “Escobar,” which is scheduled to go into production on Oct. 24, directed by Spain’s Fernando León de Aranoa, whose credits include 2002’s San Sebastian Golden Seashell-winner “Mondays in the Sun,” which won Bardem a best actor Spanish Academy Goya, and 2015 Directors’ Fortnight entry “A Perfect Day,” with Benicio del Toro and Tim Robbins.

Of major territories, “Escobar” has been sold to the U.K. (Icon Film Distribution), Latin America (California Filmes), France (Snd-M6 Groupe), Spain (Filmax), Australia/Nz (Becker Film Group), West Indies (Vaa Film Distributors), Benelux (Dutch FilmWorks), Greece/Cyprus (Odeon), Italy (Notorious), Portugal (Nos Lusomundo), Scandinavia (Star Media Entertainment), India/Philippines (Parkit Films), Indonesia (Amero Mitra Film), Vietnam (Rain Film), Middle East (Eagle), Turkey (Tanweer), Eastern Europe (ProRom) and the Cis and Baltic States (Magnum).

Husband and wife off screen, the last
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Brady Corbet On His Directorial Debut ‘The Childhood of a Leader’ And The Problem With Movies Today

Brady Corbet On His Directorial Debut ‘The Childhood of a Leader’ And The Problem With Movies Today
First-time directors who swing for the fences with bold debut films can strike out hard, but actor-turned-director Brady Corbet’s “The Childhood of a Leader” is connecting in a big way.

The period drama premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival, where Corbet took home the awards for Best Debut Feature and Best Director, and is being released Friday through IFC FilmsSundance Selects label. Corbet co-wrote the screenplay for the film with his partner Mona Fastvold.

Read More: ‘The Childhood Of A Leader’ Review: Brady Corbet’s Directorial Debut Is An Enthralling Mind-f*ck

A dark, post-World War I tale about the seven-year-old son of an American diplomat in France, the film’s largely European cast includes Bérénice Bejo (“The Artist”), Liam Cunningham (“Game of Thrones”) and Stacy Martin (“Nymphomaniac”). Robert Pattinson has a small but deceptively important role in the movie, which focuses on the young, manipulative
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'Escobar: Paradise Lost' Blu-Ray Preview with Benicio Del Toro | Exclusive

'Escobar: Paradise Lost' Blu-Ray Preview with Benicio Del Toro | Exclusive
The critically acclaimed&#160Escobar: Paradise Lost,&#160written and directed by Andrea Di Stefano, and starring Academy Award winner&#160Benicio Del Toro and&#160Josh Hutcherson,&#160arrives on Blu-ray&#160and DVD today, October 6th&#160from Anchor Bay Entertainment. An official selection of the 2014 Telluride Film Festival and 2014 Toronto International Film Festival,&#160Escobar: Paradise Lost&#160is an absorbing fictionalized drama based on notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar's last reining days in Colombia. We have an exclusive look at how this stirring real-life drama came together.

Young surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Colombia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches, he falls madly in love with Maria (Claudia Hern&#225ndez). It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, the famous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro) and he finds his life is on the line
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Escobar: Paradise Lost on Blu-ray October 6th

The critically acclaimed Escobar: Paradise Lost, written and directed by Andrea Di Stefano, and starring Academy Award® winner Benicio Del Toro (Traffic) and Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games franchise), arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 6th from Anchor Bay Entertainment. An official selection of the 2014 Telluride Film Festival and 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Escobar: Paradise Lost is an absorbing fictionalized drama based on notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar’s last reining days in Colombia.

Young surfer Nick (Hutcherson) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Colombia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches, he falls madly in love with Maria (Claudia Traisac,“Cuentame”). It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, the famous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Del Toro) and he finds his life is on the line when he’s pulled into the dangerous world of the family business.
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Film Review: 'Escobar: Paradise Lost'

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★★★☆☆ Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was the Colombian drug lord par excellence. Ruling his own fiefdom of Medellín, he first made his money stealing gravestones and ended up, through kidnapping, murder and cocaine to be one of the wealthiest criminals in history, worth an estimated $30 billion at the height of his power in the early nineties. Italian actor Andrea Di Stefano has ambitiously taken on the subject for his debut movie as a director Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014) and the result is an entertaining and suitably gruesome gangster thriller which nevertheless feels like a missed opportunity. Benicio del Toro is suitably weighty and fascinating in the lead role.
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Movie Review – Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)

Escobar: Paradise Lost, 2014.

Written and directed by Andrea Di Stefano.

Starring Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac and Brady Corbet.

Synopsis:

A young Canadian surfer falls in a love with a local young Columbian woman and soon discovers her uncle is the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar.

A fictionalized romance against the backdrop of true events is always a tricky one to balance for the romance either does a disservice to the events, or can detract from it. Either way, Andrea Di Stefano bravely decides to focus more on the young love between good-guy surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson) and health worker Maria (Claudia Traisac), rather than on the atrocities of drug lord-cum-political corrupter Pablo Escobar (Benicio del Toro). The character introductions of Nick/Maria’s overt niceties presuppose a divide between the couple and the ominous presence of Escobar’s power.

The film begins with Nick and Maria packing frantically in their sweltering,
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Interview: Claudia Traisac Talks Escobar: Paradise Lost (Exclusive)

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Interview: Claudia Traisac Talks Escobar: Paradise Lost (Exclusive)
Criminals are often harrowingly perceived to be dangerous people who would ruthlessly do whatever it takes to defeat their enemies, obtain power and indulge their every corrupt desire. But once the public begins to delve into their private lives, in an effort to better understand why they make the decisions they do, the world begins to understand that these mobsters often feel that they’re not completely morally corrupt, as family is the most sacred thing to them. That powerful insight is grippingly presented in the thriller ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost,’ which marks the feature film writing and directorial debuts of actor Andrea Di Stefano. The drama emphasizes that the real-life title [ Read More ]

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Netflix Unveils First Trailer For Its Upcoming Series ‘Narcos’

Many movies have been made about the infamous Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar‘s life, such as the recent Escobar: Paradise Lost by Andrea Di Stefano. Netflix will soon get into the ring with its own series, Narcos. It is directed by Chris Brancato, who wrote episodes of Beverly Hills, 90120 and X-Files. The series will tell the […]

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Platino Awards Go Public

Platino Awards Go Public
Madrid – Marking another step-up in stature, the 2nd Platino Ibero-American Film Awards are going public with the launch of Audience Awards for picture, actor and actress.

The new plaudits come on top of broadcast contracts with Spanish pubcaster Rtve and TNT for North and South America.

Voted online, just how the public plaudits will play out is anybody’s question 12 days out from the Platino Awards, gala which unspools July 18 in Marbella, on Spain’s south coast.

Already a 51-member jury, including many of the most influential fest/market gatekeepers in Latin America and beyond – Ventana Sur’s Bernardo Bergeret, Toronto programmer Diana Sanchez, Rio Fest’s Ilda Santiago, Guadalajara’s Ivan Trujillo, Los Cabos’ Alejandra Paulin – have wittled down a 54 submission long-list just in the best picture category to five nominations per category. The jury also decides the winner.

Chosen from 2014 commercial bows, the 2015 Platino best picture award will
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'Escobar' Star Benicio Del Toro on the Method, Playing Bad Guys and Considering TV and Broadway

'Escobar' Star Benicio Del Toro on the Method, Playing Bad Guys and Considering TV and Broadway
One of the better performances that I saw on last year's awards circuit is only now reaching theaters. It is the one given by Benicio Del Toro, the 48-year-old Oscar winner, as Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in Andrea Di Stefano's directorial debut Escobar: Paradise Lost. For a variety of reasons, Radius, the film's distributor, elected to hold over the film's release to this summer, something that is very fortunate for people seeking an alternative to the mindless sequels, remakes and adaptations of pre-existing crap that is currently dominating cinemas. Besides, any opportunity to see Del Toro

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