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“John Wick” directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are attached to helm “The Coldest City” from Kurt Johnstad’s script. Theron plays a spy in the late 1980s dealing with the aftermath of the murder of an underground MI6 officer.
Universal Pictures International has bought Australia/New Zealand, Benelux, China, France, Germany, Italy, Latin America, Switzerland and the U.K. DeaPlaneta acquired Spain, and Freeman Distribution/Monlith/Blitz bought Eastern Europe.
Sierra/Affinity said Cannes has represented the strongest market in its history with sales of five other titles, including Marc Forster’s drama “All I See Is You,” starring Blake Lively and Jason Clarke. “All Is See” sold to Eagle Pictures in Italy and Main Title Pictures in South Korea.
- Dave McNary
“We have been strategically building our company and platform in order to capitalise on these kinds of moments,” said Meyer.
Marc Forster will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Sean Conway. Blake Lively, Jason Clarke, Ahna O’Reilly, Wes Chatham, Miguel Fernandez and Danny Huston star and Sc International Pictures, Link Entertainment, 2Dux2 and Wing And A Prayer Pictures produce.
The Coldest City starring Charlize Theron will open in the Us via Focus Features. David Leitch and Chad Stahelski will direct the spy thriller from Denver and Delilah Productions, Oni Press, Sierra Pictures drama from Kurt Johnstad’s screenplay.
Universal Pictures International Productions has picked up the »
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People often talk about over-hyped and under-hyped films, and with good reason, but when a film strikes you as getting exactly the right amount of hype, it’s rare indeed. This is exactly where Exodus: Gods and Kings seems to fall. It’s a film that seems like it should have gotten more attention, especially considering the cast, and the fact that it was directed by Ridley Scott.
It turns out that the film, while actually quite good, delivers to precisely the level of interest the world seems to have dictated is its due.
A thematically unique spin on this, or any other, biblical telling, Exodus starts us off with Moses (Christian Bale) in the prime of his Egyptian Prince-ish-hood. He’s about to take care of some upstart tribe or other with his “brother” Ramses (Joel Edgerton), and a prophecy kicks off Ramses’ dislike of the man he has »
- Marc Eastman
Cargo Entertainment announced today that Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Man of Steel, Take Shelter, Revolutionary Road) and Matthias Schweighöfer (Valkyrie) have been added to the cast of writer-director Siofra Campbell’s thriller The Price.
Shannon and Schweighöfer join Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus), who plays the frantic mother of a kidnapped child who realizes that her ex-partner, played by Shannon, is the instigator and must deal with the fall-out when he is double-crossed.
Under the recently announced partnership between Marina Grasic’s Cargo Entertainment and Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International, Steinbauer, in her new role as Cargo’s President of Distribution, is handling foreign sales on the project at the ongoing Cannes Film Market.
Cargo represents worldwide rights to the film.
“I’m thrilled that Michael and Matthias have come on board to join Noomi on this remarkable film. Siofra has written a mind-blowing edge »
- Michelle McCue
Were you nice to everyone in your past? The truth comes back to haunt us all in the first TV spot for Stx Entertainment's The Gift, arriving in theaters July 31st. The TV spot comes just a month and a half after the first trailer for The Gift arrived that gave us our first look at this thriller, which marks the directorial debut of writer/producer/star Joel Edgerton. This new footage poses a very important question: can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? Even if you are unaware of how, or when, and even who you may have wronged...Chances are there is someone out there who won't ever forget it...Or you.
Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon's high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. »
Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall (“Iron Man 3,” “The Town”), Oscar-nominated Michael Shannon (“Man of Steel) and Ben Foster (“Lone Survivor”) will co-star in mystery film “State Like Sleep.” The film is to be written and directed by Meredith Danluck (“North Of South, West Of East”).
“Sleep” is the story of a woman (Hall) whose celebrity husband commits suicide. She discovers his double life and struggles with the truth to unanswered questions.
Fortitude International is handling foreign sales and is presenting the project to buyers at the Cannes Market.
Fortitude co-founder Nadine de Barros is supported by a sales team including Katie Irwin, VP of international and Samantha Peel, director of international sales and marketing. ICM Partners, which represents Danluck, packaged the film and will represent domestic North American rights.
Hall burst onto »
- Patrick Frater
Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness, Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban at the Oscars Wolverine Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness at the Academy Awards Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness, along with Best Actress nominee Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban, are pictured above arriving at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Stage and screen actor-singer Hugh Jackman was the Oscar ceremony host a couple of years ago, while Nicole Kidman was a 2011 Best Actress nominee for her performance as a bereaved mother in John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole, co-starring Aaron Eckhart and Dianne Wiest. More on Kidman further below. Recent Hugh Jackman movies The most recent film efforts of the Sydney-born Hugh Jackman were Gavin Hood's X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), in which he has the (second half of the) title role, and Baz Luhrmann's epic romance Australia (2008). Co-starring Nicole Kidman, »
- D. Zhea
The acclaimed director is to direct Loving, a new drama that Nichols has written himself, and is set to start filming in September. Joel Edgerton (Exodus: Gods and Kings) and Ruth Negga (World War Z) will star in the film as Mildred and Richard Loving, the famous couple behind a civil rights case against Virginia in 1967.
On the project, Nichols is quoted as saying: “I was struck by the simplicity of The Loving Story, and I hope to make this a painfully beautiful film.”
- Scott J. Davis
Natalie Portman has lined up two new roles for herself, as a government researcher of unusual phenomenon and a female justice.
Variety reports Portman is in talks for a role in the film which sees four women sent into an unknown place called Area X where weird goings-on and phenomena occur, from which they have to report back to the government.
Meanwhile Portman has also been cast as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - the second female appointed justice - in On the Basis of Sex, according to Deadline.
It's been a long wait, but Portman's troubled Jane Got A Gun will finally hit cinemas in the Us September 4 and in the UK September 25.
Crew and cast changes led to »
Wild Bunch has announced the launch of a new La-based sales company, called Insiders, focused on independent pictures with budgets above $15m.
The new outfit will act as a sales service company for third party financiers, who will eventually also have the opportunity to take an equity stake in the entity. Insiders will be their independent sales agent, marketing their films to distributors around the globe.
“Over the last few years we’ve seen the American market for the financing of independent film change - with equity partners increasingly financing independent American films more than distributors,” he told ScreenDaily.
As a result of this trend, he said, Wild Bunch »
While we wait for Warner Bros to figure out what to do with Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special, the filmmaker already has another project lined up. A press release sent out has announced that Nichols is attached to direct a film called Loving, starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, based on the couple behind the seminal 1967 civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia. Production is already slated to start shooting in September later this year in Virginia, meaning this is definitely next for Jeff Nichols, and Warner Bros is likely going to push back Midnight Special until after he finishes all the major work on this film. "I was struck by the simplicity of the Loving's story, and I hope to make this a painfully beautiful film," Nichols comments. Sounds good. Richard and Mildred Loving were married in June of 1958. As a result, authorities broke into their home, arrested them, and »
- Alex Billington
Jeff Nichols, who earned widespread acclaim for his dramas Take Shelter and Mud, has next lined up Loving, a drama he wrote and will shoot this September. Warrior actor Joel Edgerton and World War Z actress Ruth Negga are attached to lead the drama in the roles of Richard and Mildred Loving, the couple at the center of 1967 civil rights case Loving v. Virginia.
The Lovings were an interracial couple who married in June of 1958, only for their union to be met with violence and legal repercussions. Authorities broke into their home, arrested them and sentenced each to a year in a Virginia state penitentiary. The sentence was dismissed on the condition that both of them left Virginia and did not return, a compromise neither wanted to simply accept. Over nine strenuous years, the Lovings battled against a racially prejudiced system to find their way home together.
This isn’t »
- Isaac Feldberg
Writer-director Jeff Nichols’ next movie, "Loving," will star Joel Edgerton ("The Great Gatsby") and British actress Ruth Negga ("Jimi: All is By My Side") for a September 2015 start in Virginia. Inspired by Nancy Buirski's "The Loving Story," the film centers on Mildred and Richard Loving, the biracial couple behind the seminal 1967 civil rights case, Loving vs. Virginia.CAA brokered the deal with Big Beach and will handle North American sales at Cannes, where Wild Bunch will selling international rights. After the Lovings married in June of 1958, authorities broke into their home, arrested them, and sentenced them to a year in the state penitentiary. This sentence was suspended on the condition that they be exiled from the state of Virginia. Richard and Mildred would spend the next nine years fighting to get home. “I was struck by the simplicity of the Loving's story," said Nichols, "and I hope to make this a painfully. »
- Anne Thompson
Filmmaker Jeff Nichols (“Take Shelter,” "Mud") might have been one of the unlikely writers of “Aquaman” (or at least one version of the script) and while there were rumors he might direct (though it sounds like James Wan will helm now), he’s pretty much out of the running as his next project has been announced. Nichols will direct “Loving” starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga (E4's “Misfits,” and ABC's “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), a drama inspired by the documentary “The Loving Story” directed by Nancy Buirski (here’s our review) which was about a racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending mixed-race love story during the turbulent Civil Rights era. Here’s the official synopsis: Richard and Mildred Loving were married in June of 1958. As a result, authorities broke into their home, arrested them, and they were sentenced to a year in the state penitentiary. This sentence was suspended »
- Edward Davis
Filmmaker Jeff Nichols made a big splash with his first three films, Shotgun Stories, Taking Shelter, and 2012’s Mud, which in turn led to his first studio picture, the upcoming Warner Bros. sci-fi pic Midnight Special. However, instead of going even bigger for his next film after his studio debut, it appears that Nichols is going back to the world of indies. Per Deadline, Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga have signed on to lead the drama Loving, which Nichols wrote and will direct for a September start in Virginia. Inspired by Nancy Buirski’s documentary The Loving Story, Nichols’ film is based on the 1967 civil rights case Loving vs. Virginia, which was borne out of an interracial couple being sentenced to a year in prison simply because of their marriage. They were told their sentence would be suspended if they left the state of Virginia, and they subsequently spent nine »
- Adam Chitwood
Exclusive: Jeff Nichols, the director of the acclaimed indies Mud and Take Shelter, has solidified his next film. Big Beach and Raindog Films are teaming on Loving, a drama that Nichols wrote and will direct for a September start in Virginia, with Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga starring as Mildred and Richard Loving, the couple behind the seminal 1967 civil rights case Loving vs. Virginia. Big Beach will finance the film, which was is inspired by the documentary The Loving S… »
From its new offices atop the tallest building in Burbank, Stx Entertainment literally towers over the competition.
Backlots at Warner Bros., Disney and Universal can be glimpsed from the windows of the start-up company’s gleaming headquarters. The view is emblematic of Stx’s immense ambitions — to carve out a place for itself as the next major Hollywood studio.
Stx was launched last year by film producer Robert Simonds and Tpg managing partner Bill McGlashan with a mission to fill a hole in an entertainment business that has become fixated on budget-busting superhero epics. Instead of cooking up its own answer to the Marvel universe, the studio plans to produce films in the $20 million to $80 million budget range with big-name actors. It aims to release as many as 15 films annually by 2017, and already has lined up projects with Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts, director Gary Ross and “The Purge” producer Jason Blum. »
- Brent Lang
Johnny Depp has gone through many dramatic transformations for movies, and his latest role is no exception. He's playing the legendary gangster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, and new pictures from the film, due out of Sept. 18, show off his makeover. We already got a peek at Depp on the set and in action in the movie's trailer, but now you can study him and his costar Joel Edgerton up close. There's something terribly disconcerting about those blue contact lenses, right? »
One of my most anticipated films of this year is writer/director Scott Cooper‘s (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace) upcoming drama Black Mass. The film stars Johnny Depp as notorious crime boss Whitey Bulger, who simultaneously worked as an FBI informant and committed horrible crimes throughout the Boston area for decades. As you can see in the awesome looking trailer, Depp looks fantastic in the role and with a supporting cast made up of Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple, and Jesse Plemons, I think we’re in for something special when Black Mass hits theaters September 18th. Last week at CinemaCon I got a few minutes with Scott Cooper before seeing the trailer during the presentation. He talked about the time frame of the movie, how the project came together, his first cut, if Black Mass could premiere at the Toronto Film Festival or Telluride, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
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From acclaimed director Ridley Scott comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods And Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
- Luke Owen
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