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The Broken Circle Breakdown, The Great Beauty and Adele: Chapters 1 & 2 among nominees.
The nominations for the 26th European Film Awards have been announced at the Seville European Film Festival.
More than 2,900 European Film Academy members will now vote for the winners who will be presented during the awards ceremony on Dec 7 in Berlin.
European Film 2013
The Best Offer
Italy, 130 min
Written & Directed By: Giuseppe Tornatore
Spain/France, 104 min
Written & Directed By: Pablo Berger
Belgium, 100 min
Directed By: Felix van Groeningen
Produced By: Dirk Impens
The Great Beauty
Italy/France, 140 min
Directed By: Paolo Sorrentino
Germany, 83 min
Written & Directed By: Jan Ole Gerster
La Vie D’Adele: »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Sorrentino announced Tuesday that he will be working with Caine, confirming news revealed recently by the thesp himself in a Los Angeles Times profile.
But Sorrentino is keeping all other details of “Future” under wraps. Shooting on the film is expected to start next year with prominent Italo distributor Medusa planning a 2015 release in Italy. Pic is being shepherded by Sorrentino’s regular producers, Nicola Giuliano and Francesca Cima via their Indigo Films shingle.
Sorrentino said he will be travelling to Los Angeles soon to promote the U.S. release of “The Great Beauty,” which was well-received in Cannes and is Italy’s candidate for the foreign-language Oscar.
“The Great Beauty” will bow Stateside Nov. 15 via Janus Films, starting in New York, and then segueing to Los Angeles, »
- Nick Vivarelli
Rome — Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty,” a tribute to Rome’s decadence and magnificence amid Italy’s current paralysis, is Italy’s candidate for the foreign-language Academy Award race.
Considered a Berlusconi-era homage to Fededrico Fellini, in particular to “La Dolce Vita,” Sorrentino’s latest stars Toni Servillo (“Il Divo”) as a novelist with writers’ block on a Dantesque descent amid the Eternal City’s grotesque glitterati and the country’s political, economic, and cultural impasse.
Pic has scored a strong $8.7 million at the Italo box office since its May 21 release via Medusa and been the talk of the summer in Italo cinematic circles.
Sold widely by Pathe, “Great Beauty” will be released stateside by Janus Films »
- Nick Vivarelli
French mini-major Pathe has taken world sales outside Italy on prominent Italo helmer Gabriele Salvatores’ new pic “The Invisible Boy,” about a 13-year-old whose growing pains prompt supernatural powers.
“Boy,” on which cameras started rolling Sept. 16 in Trieste, marks a return to adolescence as a theme for Salvatores after the success of his “I’m Not Scared,” in 2003.
Pic is also the helmer’s first collaboration with expanding Rome shingle Indigo Films, run by Nicola Giuliano and Francesca Cima, who are best known as regular producers of Paolo Sorrentino’s pics, including “The Great Beauty.”
Salvatores won the 1991 foreign-lingo film Oscar with “Mediterraneo.”
The helmer is calling “Boy” “a big adventure that plays with the imaginary lives of super heroes, while seeking to touch the chords of the boy that’s in all of us.”
- Nick Vivarelli
The story follows a couple (Joel Edgerton and Michelle Williams) whose secret rendezvous is interrupted by a well-planned robbery. Filippo Timi and Kseniya Rappoport starred in the original film The Double Hour, which received a domestic release in 2011.
Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace) is directing the remake from his own script, with Indigo Films' Nicola Giuliano, Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee, and Journeyman Pictures' Paul Mezey producing. No production schedule was given.
The project was announced on the opening day of Cannes. Silver Reel Entertainment and Lotus Entertainment have partnered to finance and sell at the market.
UTA Independent Film Group and CAA are co-repping domestic rights.
Indigo Films’ Nicola Giuliano, Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Journeyman Pictures’ Paul Mezey are producing. Giuliano also produced Giuseppe Capotondi’s original film, which premiered in competition at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival.
“The Double Hour” centers on two lovers who find themselves victims in the midst of a dangerous and well planned robbery.
Marston is represented by Wme and Anonymous Content, »
- Dave McNary
Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty, Warrior) and Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn, Shutter Island) are going to star in a remake of The Double Hour, an Italian film from 2009 directed by Giuseppe Capotondi.
Indigo Films' Nicola Giuliano, Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee and Journeyman Pictures' Paul Mezey are producing. Silver Reel Entertainment and Lotus Entertainment have partnered to finance and sell the film in Cannes.
Edgerton can next be seen in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, which is due out in the UK on May 16th. He has also completed the thriller Felony with Jai Courtney and Melissa George, and is currently filming Jane Got a Gun with Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor. »
Breaking: Michelle Williams and Joel Edgerton are set to star in The Double Hour, a remake of the 2009 Italian film of the same title. Joshua Marston, helmer of Maria Full Of Grace, is writing and will direct. Silver Reel Entertainment and Lotus Entertainment have partnered to finance and sell in Cannes. It’s a psychological thriller that tells the story of two lovers who find themselves victims in the midst of a dangerous and well planned robbery. Indigo Films’ Nicola Giuliano, Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Journeyman Pictures’ Paul Mezey are producing. The original, directed by Giuseppe Capotondi and produced by Giuliano, premiered in competition to critical praise and awards at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival. Silver Reel’s Claudia Blumhuber, Lotus Entertainment’s Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel, Giulio Marantonio, John Powers Middleton, Jacob Pechenik and Florian Dargel will executive produce. UTA Independent Film Group and CAA are co-repping domestic rights. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Writer(s): Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
We give credit where credit is due – Paolo Sorrentino might have ceremoniously belly-flopped with his last feature, This Must Be the Place, but we’d be hard pressed to completely dismiss this revenge film oddity. On the flipside, his previous political epic Il divo is gold. La Grande Bellezza (English translation would be The Great Beauty) sees Sorrentino reteam with Toni Servillo in what is said to be Fellini-esque venture.
Gist: The story of an aging journalist Jap Gambardella (Toni Servillo) who bitterly recollects his passionate, lost youth. A portrait of today’s Rome.
Release Date: An April release date is set for Italy – so this logically will be included in the Cannes Main Competition. »
- Eric Lavallee
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