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4 items from 2015


Scoop readies UK road comedy After Louise

7 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK production company behind Berlin title The Beat Beneath My Feet greenlights next feature.

Scoop Films, the UK production company that has The Beat Beneath My Feet as an international premiere in Generation 14plus, has just greenlit its next feature, After Louise.

The film will start shooting in the UK on June 29, and a director will be confirmed soon.

Scoop’s Michael Mueller, who also wrote The Beat Beneath My Feet, writes the original screenplay, about a teenage girl running away from her wedding at a seaside hotel, who meets an agoraphobic hotel worker who she accidentally takes hostage on a road trip.

“It’s a story of redemption,” said Scoop producer Fiona Gillies. “It’s a comedy-drama with black humour.”

After Louise will be delivered in early 2016.

Gillies also confirms that The Beat Beneath My Feet, which is sold by Los Angeles-based Spotlight Pictures, has been selected for Picturehouse Cinemas’ Discover Tuesdays series in May »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Ben Kingsley Joins ‘Wake’ Opposite Bruce Willis, ‘Frank And Lola’ Deal Set & More – Berlin Briefs

6 February 2015 9:06 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Ben Kingsley has joined the cast of Wake opposite Bruce WillisJohn Pogue directs the action thriller about a sociopath with no fear (Willis), who returns to his childhood home on a remote island for his brother’s wake.  When the island comes under siege, he must save the very family that banished him from his ancestral home years ago. Michael Benaroya, Tobin Armbrust, David Alpert and Chris Cowles are producing. International Film Trust is handling international sales in Berlin at the European Film Market. CAA is representing domestic rights. …

Arclight Films has acquired worldwide rights to Frank And Lola, starring Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots. Writer-director Matthew Ross’s romantic thriller also stars Michael Nyqvist, Justin Long, Rosanna Arquette and Emmanuelle Devos. The film was produced by Parts & Labor, The Supply Company and Lola Pictures. Preferred Content and Killer Films are executive producers. The film was fully financed and »

- Ali Jaafar

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Spotlight Pictures Acquires Luke Perry-Starring 'The Beat Beneath My Feet'

6 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Spotlight Pictures has acquired the worldwide rights to "The Beat Beneath My Feet," directed by John Williams (not the composer) and written and produced by Michael Müller.  The film will premiere and compete at the Berlin Film Festival in the Generation 14plus category on February 11. "The Beat Beneath My Feet" follows a teenage loner in South London named Tom (Nicholas Galitzine), who dreams of becoming a rock star, but feels thwarted by his God-fearing single mother, Mary (Lisa Dillion). Things begin to change when disgraced guitarist Max Stone (Luke Perry), who faked his death eight years ago, moves into the flat below. Tom blackmails Max into teaching him rock guitar in exchange for not telling the authorities of his location. Tom must then learn what it takes to be a real rock star. "There are brilliant films at this year's Berlinale," said producer Fiona Gillies. "We are proud that 'The »

- Jena Keahon

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Spotlight boards The Beat Beneath My Feet

6 February 2015 1:06 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Spotlight Pictures has picked up world sales right to Generation 14plus selection The Beat Beneath My Feet starring Luke Perry and newcomer Nicholas Galitzine.

John Williams directed from a screenplay by producer Michael Müller about a lonely teen living with his god-fearing mother who dreams of becoming a rock star.

Fiona Gillies and Raj Sharma from Scoop Films also produce the film, set to premiere on February 11.

Spotlight Pictures is also handling sales on The Devil You Know starring Rosamund Pike and Jennifer Lawrence and Chloe And Theo with Dakota Johnson. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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