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Vertical Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Shane Abbess’ sci-fi thriller “Infini,” starring Daniel MacPherson, Grace Huang, Luke Hemsworth, Bren Foster and Luke Ford, Variety has learned exclusively.
Vertical plans to release the film in theaters day-and-date on May 8.
The story centers on a search and rescue team that is transported through deep space in the 23rd century to a distant mining colony to save the sole survivor of a biological outbreak. During their mission, they find a lethal weapon that is set to arrive on Earth within the hour.
- Dave McNary
Stars: Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Iaon Gruffudd, Anthony Mackie, Topher Grace, Aubrey Plaza, Patrick Warburton, Martin Starr, Luke Wilson, Matthew Morrison, Ashley Tisdale, Philip Baker Hall | Written by Chris Shafer, Paul Vicknair | Directed by Justin Reardon
Imagine if love was easy, we’d have less rom-coms for a start. These comedies that look at the complications of love tend to make themselves out to be the only movie that does the re-tread tale in this certain way, the truth being most follow a similar structure (because it works). The success of the film relies on making the audience care for the characters and charming the hopeless romantic in them into submission. The question is can Chris “Captain America” Evans charm you by Playing it Cool? The answer is probably yes.
Chris Evans plays a screenwriter given the task of writing a script for a rom-com. Being the jaded type he »
- Paul Metcalf
Taylor Swift just landed her best gig yet: Godmother! The "Style" singer took to Instagram on Sunday to announce the news and to share a sweet snapshot of herself rubbing Jaime King's bare baby bump. "Guess who just got named Godmother of this little one..... (Me)," she captioned the cute candid, where the expecting star is putting her belly on display. The "Hart of Dixie" actress also announced Taylor's new role, writing, "And @taylorswift will forever be looking over our new baby @kyle_newman -we all love you!!!! Xx." King and husband Kyle Newman already have one son, James Knight. The 16-month-old also has a set of celebrity godparents ... Jessica Alba and Topher Grace! In fact, Jaime reached out to Alba to get advice on motherhood. "It was really just watching her over the years, the balance that she creates," she told E! last year. "She had kids before »
- tooFab Staff
Playing It Cool, 2015
Directed by Justin Reardon
Unrequited love motivates a guy to write about his experiences.
First time director Justin Reardon clearly has a lot of friends in high places. Along with first time writers Chris Shafter and Paul Vicknair, they have managed to amass a cast that includes Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie, Spider-Man 3‘s Topher Grace, Fantastic Four‘s Ioan Gruffudd and Parks and Recreation‘s Aubrey Plaza, as well as Martin Starr, Luke Wilson and Michelle Monaghan. Now a cast list wouldn’t seem that out of the ordinary for most motion pictures, this is for Playing It Cool (formally A Many Splintered Thing), a simple rom-com that is now available on VOD. Is it a bad movie? »
- Luke Owen
HitFix Award Gurus Kris Tapley and Greg Ellwood are both attending Saturday's Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (February 21) afternoon in Santa Monica and they left me to handle HitFix's Independent Spirit Awards Winners & Losers list. And once I'm watching Saturday's show, I might as well be live-blogging Saturday's show as preparation for Sunday's Oscars live-blog, especially since is the last time that "Birdman" and "Boyhood" will be going head-to-head for Best Picture (along with "Selma" and "Whiplash") before the Academy Awards. So follow along and say "Hi" in the comments below... And remember that Saturday's show, hosted by Kristen Bell and Fred Armisen, is airing live on IFC, not that obnoxious tape-delayed thing they used to do! 1:50 p.m. Pt. The show hasn't started, but if you're following the Winners list, you know that "Birdman" has already won for for cinematography, while "Whiplash" won for editing, both results I can accept. »
- Daniel Fienberg
With an all-star cast that includes Chris Evans (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Michelle Monaghan (Due Date) and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Playing It Cool is an offbeat romantic comedy from debut feature director Justin Reardon and is described as Swingers meets 500 Days of Summer.
Check out the trailer below:
Playing it Cool is this generation’s ‘Swingers’ meets ‘500 Days of Summer’, a fresh and quirky story of a slight pretentious man, our ‘narrator’ (Evans), who falls for an unlikely girl, ‘her’ (Monaghan), and will stop at nothing to get her even after realizing she is already in a relationship. Like a young ‘Walter Mitty’, it tells the story of a quarter-life crisis amidst figuring out who you are and what your destiny holds.
- Luke Owen
Content Media has bulked up its Efm slate with international rights to Dark Factory’s recent Sundance revenge thriller Reversal.
Tina Ivlev stars in a potential breakout role alongside Richard Tyson in the story of a woman who flees her abductor and engages in a game of cat-and-mouse when she discovers she may not be the only victim.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Sundance: IFC Midnight has swooped on Us rights to Dark Factory Entertainment’s revenge thriller following its world premiere at Sundance.
Mexican film-maker J M Cravioto’s English-language debut stars Tina Ivlev and Richard Tyson in the story of a young woman who flees her captor only to learn more about his sadistic plan. Rock Shaink Jr and Keith Kjornes co-wrote the screenplay.
IFC brokered the deal with Paradigm on behalf of the film-makers.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
IFC Midnight acquired the U.S. rights to gritty Sundance revenge thriller “Reversal,” the distribution company announced Friday.
José Manuel Cravioto directed the film, which stars up-and-coming actress Tina Ivlev (“The Devil’s in the Details”) as Eve, a tough young woman fighting to escape a malicious abductor. Richard Tyson (“There’s Something About Mary”) co-stars.
Also Read: Watch Sundance Interviews From TheWrap’s Studio With the Fest’s Biggest Stars (Video)
“Reversal” premiered Jan. »
- Travis Reilly
Yesterday we reported that Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi epic Interstellar was available to pre-order at online vendor Amazon, but today Paramount Home Entertainment has officially announced the release of the film on March 31st on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand, with a digital release on March 17th.
The Blu-ray release for Interstellar is set to include a cell from an original 70Mm IMAX print of the film in addition to three hours of bonus content, details of which you can view below, as well as a look at the artwork for the release.
–The Science of Interstellar — Extended cut of the broadcast special.
–Plotting an Interstellar Journey — Discusses the film’s origins, influences and narrative designs.
–Life on Cooper’s Farm—Bringing Americana and the grounded nature of a farm to a sci-fi space movie.
The Dust—Learn how cast and crew avoided sand blindness, and see how to create, »
- Scott J. Davis
Celebrating the world premiere Friday night at the Sundance Festival of Jose Manuel Cravioto’s “Reversal,” a film whose origins trace back to its 2013 event, Mexico’s Los Cabos Intl. Film Festival, one of Latin America’s fastest-growing fests, has set dates for its fourth edition: Nov. 11-15.
The slot retains Los Cabos advantageous post-American Film Market berth. “Our industry strategy has always benefited from our closeness to the American Film Market. It allows many of our key guests to participate in Los Cabos following business there,” said Los Cabos director Alonso Aguilar Castillo.
He added: “After the Afm, which can be very demanding for many executives, Los Cabos offers an inviting environment, with many business contacts being made over lunch in front of the beach or at parties.”
Aguilar Castillo signaled that Los Cabos would “definitely” maintain its U.S.-Mexico-Canada Co-production Forum, launched in 2014, along with its Work »
- John Hopewell
The television industry is catching up with film and learning that pot sells in Hollywood. As more states join the legal marijuana movement and the drug becomes less taboo in the country, entertainment industry insiders say interest in weed-related storylines is at an all-time high.
Showtime series “Shameless,” for instance, which follows Chicago’s dysfunctional Gallagher family and stars William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, will embark on a major weed arc later this year. The network is also responsible »
- Itay Hod
"May the hair on your toes never fall out." Hurry – before the angry legal goons in Hollywood put their foot down and stamp out this fire! In all truth and honesty, I fully expected this (someone would re-cut it into one movie) to happen sooner or later, and I'm glad it was sooner. A J.R.R. Tolkien super-fan who goes by "tolkieneditor" has published a 4-hour re-edit (or "fan cut") of The Hobbit trilogy, with the conclusion still playing in theaters now. His new version has condensed the excess footage from Jackson's trilogy into one extended 4-hour presentation. It's not exactly "one" movie, and I'm sure we'll see someone make that eventually, but it is the first attempt at redoing The Hobbit as a single story–the way it should've been done. Similar to the way Topher Grace re-cut the Star Wars prequels into one 90-minute movie, and similar to Steven Soderbergh »
- Alex Billington
I've already listed my top ten most anticipated blockbusters of the new year and now I'll take a look at the rest of the field as I've done my best to whittle things down to an even twenty films. So before you get in a huff that your favorite franchises aren't listed, just remember you can view all my anticipated blockbusters right here, I simply didn't know how to write the headline other than to just say these were my most anticipated movies without any further distinction. That said, I think I have a nice rounded list for you here. Obviously several from the major studios, but also a few overseas entries to spice things up. Plenty of Tom Hardy and Jake Gyllenhaal and a couple starring Rachel Weisz along with several of my favorite directors coming with new films for the new year. If you're wondering where films such »
- Brad Brevet
After the first episode of Fashion Police without the late, great Joan Rivers last night, there may be even more changes to the show. [Naughty Gossip] Bill Cosby accuser Beverly Johnson’s ex, Mark Burk, is suing CNN for $19 million. [TMZ] Check out the new teaser trailer for The Walking Dead season 5. [Daily Mail] We all miss Amy Poehler and Tina Fey already, but lucky for us, the first look at their movie Sisters has arrived. [THR] Topher Grace is engaged to his girlfriend Ashley Hinshaw. [Life & Style] Now that Andi Dorman and Josh Murray have split, is Andi really going after bachelor Chris Soules? Maybe she should branch out a bit. [Naughty Gossip] Bethenny Frankel‘s Real Housewives of New York job may be at risk. [Naught Gossip] Charlie Sheen »
- Taylor Ferber
Topher Grace has got engaged to Ashley Hinshaw. The 'Interstellar' actor proposed to girlfriend Ashley Hinshaw after around a year of dating a few days ago and the 'True Blood' actress said yes. The 26-year-old beauty - who showed off her stunning diamond engagement ring at the Art of Elysium's Heaven Gala on Saturday (10.01.15) - was said to have been taken by surprise when the 36-year-old star popped the question. A source told Us Weekly magazine: ''She was totally in shock and so happy.'' An onlooker at the Heaven Gala said the couple's friends were very excited by the happy news, with one pal shouting: ''Topher's engaged!'' Another friend asked to see Ashley's ring and told her new fiance he ''did good'' with his selection. Though they haven't confirmed their engagement, Ashley took to Instagram to express what a fun evening she had had at the event. She »
Topher Grace is off the market!The "That 70's Show" alum is engaged to his girlfriend of one year, Ashley Hinshaw.The duo attended the Art of Elysium Heaven Gala in Santa Monica together on Saturday, where the actress showed off her new sparkler for the first time on the red carpet. Hinshaw has appeared on "True Blood" and "Agent Carter," and will pop up on the highly-anticipated second season of HBO's "True Detective." The actor had a lot to celebrate over Golden Globes weekend ... including a reunion with his "70's Show" costar, Laura Prepon.The former on-screen flames posed for pictures together at the pre-Globes bash. Check out more party pics from the weekend above! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
No more bachelor life for Topher Grace!
The proposal happened less than one week ago, according to a source for the website.
Photos: Hollywood's Smokin' Hot Couples
Both Topher, 36, and Ashley, 26, are "extremely happy" about the engagement, the source added.
The couple has been dating for less than a year and do not have any pics of each other posted on their respective social media pages (say what? A private couple?!).
Photos: Stars Who Got Engaged In 2014
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
The 36-year-old TV star got engaged to 26-year-old actress Ashley Hinshaw this past week, a source for People confirms.
Following news of their engagement, the couple showed up together at the Art of Elysium's Heaven Gala in Santa Monica, Calif., and ran into Topher's on-screen love interest from That '70s Show, Laura Prepon.
Since the sitcom ended in 2006, Topher has gone on to star in several other popular TV series. He had a role on ABC's Agent Carter, HBO's True Blood and is set to appear in season 2 of True Detective. As for his new fiancee, she'll be starring in the musical comedy One Shot alongside Anne Heche, Rob Riggle and Taye Diggs.
Congrats to Topher »
Surprise! Topher Grace is engaged. The star of That '70s Show, 36, popped the question last week to actress Ashley Hinshaw, and she said yes, a source confirms to People. Hinshaw, 26, has had roles on True Blood and Agent Carter, and recently joined the cast of HBO's True Detective for its second season. Meanwhile, Grace has been shooting the indie musical comedy One Shot with Taye Diggs, Anne Heche and Rob Riggle. Grace and Hinshaw stepped out together on Saturday at the Art of Elysium's Heaven Gala in Santa Monica, California. A representative for Grace could not be reached for comment. »
- Tim Nudd, @nudd
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