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‘Rectify’s’ Jayson Warner Smith Joins Tom Cruise in Doug Liman’s ‘Mena’ (Exclusive)

23 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fresh off a pair of hot Sundance titles, Jayson Warner Smith (“Rectify”) has joined the cast of four high-profile features, including one studio movie and three indie projects, TheWrap has learned. Smith will join Tom Cruise in Doug Liman‘s “Mena,” which just started shooting, and he has already wrapped the Hank Williams biopic “I Saw the Light” with Tom Hiddleston and the slavery drama “Birth of a Nation” with Nate Parker, as well as Antonio Campos’ indie drama “Christine” starring Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall. In the true life drug-runner tale “Mena,” Smith has been cast as Bill Cooper, »

- Jeff Sneider

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Rebecca Hall-Jason Sudeikis Romance ‘Tumbledown’ Set for Valentine’s Day

27 May 2015 3:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Starz has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the comedic love story “Tumbledown,” starring Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis, and set a Valentine’s weekend release.

The film premiered last month at the Tribeca Film Festival. Dianna Agron, Blythe Danner, Griffin Dunne, Joe Manganiello and Richard Masur also star.

Tumbledown” is Sean Mewshaw’s feature directorial debut. He directed from a script by Desiree Van Til, who is also an executive producer.

Hall portrays a widow unable to move on after the death of her husband, an acclaimed musician and the subject of a biography she’s struggling to write, when she meets a brash New York academic who has a different take on her husband’s life.

Producers are Kristin Hahn of Hahnscape Entertainment, Bron StudiosAaron L. Gilbert and Margot Hand. Jason Cloth is an executive producer.

Starz said it is planning a “significant” nationwide theatrical release around Valentine’s Day, »

- Dave McNary

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Starz acquires ‘Tumbledown’ for Us

27 May 2015 2:38 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Starz has picked up all Us rights to the comedic love story starring Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis.

Tumbledown premiered in Tribeca and follows a widow who gains a new lease on life when she meets an academic with a startling appraisal of her late musician husband’s life.

Dianna Agron, Blythe Danner, Griffin DunneJoe Manganiello and Richard Masur also star in Sean Mewshaw’s feature directorial debut.

Desi Van Til wrote the screenplay and serves as executive producer alongside Jason Cloth.

Kristin Hahn of Hahnscape Entertainment, Bron Studios’ Aaron L Gilbert and Margot Hand produced the film.

Starz Digital plans a “significant” nationwide theatrical release around Valentine’s Day 2016 followed by an on-demand release and pay-tv premiere on Starz. CAA represented the filmmakers in the deal.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cannes: Charlize Theron’s Spy Thriller ‘Coldest City’ Bought by Focus

18 May 2015 1:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Focus Features has acquired Charlize Theron’s upcoming spy thriller “The Coldest City” for the U.S. through Sierra/Affinity at the Cannes Film Festival.

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.

Heist project “Comancheria,” starring Chris Pine, »

- Dave McNary

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Michael Shannon Gets Into A 'State Like Sleep' And Pays 'The Price'

18 May 2015 12:51 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As you've probably noticed while visiting this site over the past week, the Cannes Film Festival has seen dozens and dozens of new projects announced. For instance, Michael Shannon has a couple of new films gearing up. First up, the actor will join Rebecca Hall and Ben Foster in "State Like Sleep." Meredith Danluck is writing and directing the movie that will follow Katherine, who struggles to find the truth about her celebrity husband's double life after he commits suicide. Pretty good cast and a pretty good premise for this project, which starts shooting in July. After that, Shannon will join Matthias Schweighöfer and Noomi Rapace in "The Price." Siofra Campbell is directing this thriller that centers on a frantic mother of a kidnapped child who realizes that her ex-partner is the instigator and must deal with the fallout when he is double-crossed. Cameras roll in September. So, suicide and kidnapping. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sierra/Affinity hails best Cannes market

18 May 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sierra/Affinity chief Nick Meyer has hailed the company’s best market ever after completing key sales on Shot Caller, A Willing Patriot and Comancheria, among others.

“We have been strategically building our company and platform in order to capitalise on these kinds of moments,” said Meyer.

Rights to thriller All I See Is You have gone to Eagle Pictures in Italy and Main Title Pictures in South Korea.

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 »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Screen, BFI London Film Festival team for Stars of Tomorrow

17 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen International is to join with the BFI London Film Festival to launch its celebrated Stars of Tomorrow for the first time. 

This year’s selected actors, directors, writers and producers will be unveiled by Screen and the Lff at a high-profile industry event during the festival, which this year runs October 7-18.

The move is part of an ongoing collaboration between Screen and the Lff and provides an exciting platform for celebrating the best and brightest new UK and Irish talent during one of the busiest times in the British film calendar.

This year marks the 12th anniversary for Screen’s highly-respected showcase of the UK and Ireland’s hottest talent, which boasts an impressive track record in identifying future stars.

Previous Stars of Tomorrow include:

James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Emily Blunt and director Andrea Arnold, all selected for the first-ever edition in 2004;

Dominic Cooper, Robert Pattinson, Eddie Redmayne, Sophie Okonedo and screenwriter »

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'The Gift' TV Spot Starring Jason Bateman and Joel Edgerton

14 May 2015 5:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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. »

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Time Machine: Spielberg and Daughter (with 'Indiana Jones' Actress Capshaw) on Oscars Red Carpet

14 May 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg on the Oscars' Red Carpet Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Spielberg has taken home two Best Director Oscars: Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Schindler's List also won Best Picture, but Saving Private Ryan lost to John Madden's Miramax-distributed Shakespeare in Love. There was quite a bit of animosity at the time, as some felt that Miramax, owned by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, overdid its Oscar campaigning – while still managing to sway enough Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to vote for its film. Somewhat ironically, at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony Steven Spielberg presented the Best Picture Award to The King's Speech. Toplining Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Claire Bloom, this British production was »

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Fortitude International boards ‘State Like Sleep’

13 May 2015 1:41 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Rebecca Hall, Michael Shannon and Ben Foster will star in the mystery that Fortitude International is selling in Cannes.

Meredith Danluck will direct from her screenplay and Eddie Vaisman produces the drama, scheduled to start shooting in July.

State Like Sleep follows a woman who grapples with the consequences of her celebrity husband’s double life after he commits suicide.

ICM Partners represents Danluck, packaged the film and will represent Us rights.

Fortitude co-founder Nadine De Barros is introducing the project to buyers, supported by vice-president of international Katie Irwin and director of international sales and marketing Samantha Peel.

Fortitude’s Cannes slate includes Henry-Alex Rubin’s upcoming football biopic Robin Friday to star Sam Claflin; The Runner with Nicolas Cage that gets its market premiere screening here; Barton & Charlie, to be directed by and star Rupert Friend opposite Emily Blunt; and This Man, This Woman from Isabel Coixet starring Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger. »

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Rebecca Hall, Michael Shannon & Ben Foster Team Up For ‘State Like Sleep’- Cannes

13 May 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3), Michael Shannon (Man Of Steel) and Ben Foster (Lone Survivor) have boarded Meredith Danluck’s State Like Sleep. The film follows Hall’s character struggling to come to terms with the suicide of her celebrity husband. Eddie Vaisman (In A World …) is producing. Filming is set to start in July. The project was announced today by Fortitude International co-founders Nadine de Barros, Robert Ogden Barnum and Daniel Wagner. Fortitude is handling… »

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Cannes: Rebecca Hall To Star In Mystery ‘State Like Sleep’

13 May 2015 4:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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.

The film will begin production in July. Production is by Eddie Vaisman (“Big Sur,” “In A World”.)

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

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Time Machine: Oscar Winner-to-Be Bale with Wife on Red Carpet

9 May 2015 10:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic Bale at the Oscars Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic on the Academy Awards' Red Carpet Eventual Best Supporting Actor winner Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic Bale are seen above on the Red Carpet of the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Welsh-born Bale took home the Oscar statuette for his performance as a boxer turned coach and junkie in David O. Russell's boxing drama and sleeper hit The Fighter. His co-stars were Mark Wahlberg (who also co-produced the film), Best Supporting Actress winner Melissa Leo, and Best Supporting Actress nominee Amy Adams. Christian Bale movies The Fighter was Christian Bale's first Academy Award nomination. Among his other movie credits are: The Dark Knight (2008). Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Christian Bale. Heath Ledger. Maggie Gyllenhaal. Aaron Eckhart. The Prestige (2006). Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Hugh Jackman. »

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HBO Will Tell Big Little Lies With Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon

8 May 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Though the war for quality programming between HBO and Netflix still rages, the premium cable network can claim victory in this battle. HBO has won a bidding war for David E. Kelley’s limited series Big Little Lies, to star Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

Based on the book by Liane Moriarty, which was published in July of last year, the series will tell the dark, twisted tale of three women, all with children at the same preschool in an Australian suburb, whose lives converge and collide in unexpected ways, with deadly results. Moriary’s book was a No. 1 New York Times bestseller, and Kidman and Witherspoon have been eyeing the project to star in since August, when their respective Blossom Films and Pacific Standard banners optioned the rights.

Kelley, who was most recently the showrunner on CBS’ Robin Williams comedy The Crazy Ones, will pen »

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Lily James Joins Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver,' 'Simon Killer' Director Antonio Campos Lines Up Cast For Next Film And More

8 May 2015 7:21 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Cinderella” has crossed the $500 million mark worldwide, and so Lily James is using that momentum to land herself a new gig. Edgar Wright has cast James opposite Ansel Elgort in “Baby Driver,” Wright’s follow-up to 2013’s “The World’s End.” Penned by Wright, the movie focuses on a burgeoning getaway driver (Elgort) who endangers himself and the life of his love interest (James) when he fails to complete a heist for a crime boss. [The Wrap] Director Antonio Campos (“Simon Killer”) has a new film in the works titled “Christine,” and he’s bagged Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall in the lead roles. It’s a drama about a Florida newscaster (Rebecca Hall) who methodically plans her suicide to occur on camera. Michael C. Hall stars as a co-worker who develops a crush on the news anchor. The supporting cast includes Maria Dizzia (“Orange Is The New Black”), writer/actor »

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Time Machine: Sensational Scarlett J. in Purple

7 May 2015 8:48 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Scarlett Johansson Oscar dress Scarlett Johansson at the Oscars Looking great in a long purple dress, Scarlett Johansson displays her tight-fitting costume and bare back at the 83rd Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Oscar 2011 co-host and Best Actor nominee James Franco (for Danny Boyle's 127 Hours) thus introduced Johansson and fellow Oscar presenter Matthew McConaughey: "I am six degrees of Kevin Bacon away from our next two presenters. Figure it out on the Internet." Well, if you're lucky. Some have remarked that Franco was a more effective Oscar host online, where he tweeted some of the evening's to-dos, than on the stage of the Kodak Theatre. His fellow equally panned Oscarcast host was actress Anne Hathaway. Scarlett Johansson movies Scarlett Johansson has been featured in more than 40 films since her debut at age 10 in Rob Reiner's North, back in 1994. Johansson, in fact, »

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Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall to Star in Antonio Campos’ Suicidal Reporter Drama ‘Christine’ (Exclusive)

7 May 2015 12:05 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall are starring in director Antonio Campos’ indie drama “Christine,” which chronicles the true story of the final months of a depressed news broadcaster who infamously committed suicide on live television, TheWrap has exclusively learned. Tracy Letts (“Homeland”), J. Smith-Cameron (“Rectify”) and Maria Dizzia (“Orange Is the New Black”) co-star in “Christine,” which Campos has been filming under the radar for the past couple weeks. “Iron Man 3” actress Hall stars as 29-year-old Wxlt-tv news reporter Christine Chubbuck, who shot herself on the air in Florida. Chubbuck carefully planned her suicide and even wrote a script for. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Time Machine: Paltrow Silvery Oscar Dress at 83rd Academy Awards

1 May 2015 6:03 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Gwyneth Paltrow silver dress on the Oscars' Red Carpet Gwyneth Paltrow at the Academy Awards Donning a shining silver dress, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Paltrow's latest movie, Country Strong, was up for a Best Song Oscar. It lost to the Toy Story 3 ditty "We Belong Together," by Randy Newman. More than a decade ago, Gwyneth Paltrow took home the Best Actress Oscar for John Madden's Shakespeare in Love (1998), a romantic comedy-drama also featuring Joseph Fiennes (as William Shakespeare), Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush, and this year's Best Actor Oscar winner, Colin Firth (The King's Speech). Paltrow's (moderately) gender-bending Shakespeare in Love heroine remains her only Oscar-nominated performance to date. Directed by Shana Feste, Country Strong fared decently at the U.S. box office, but not as well as some had expected. Besides Gwyneth Paltrow, the cast includes »

- D. Zhea

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Tribeca: Jason Sudeikis on How and When to Improv in a Movie

25 April 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Meet the 2015 Tribeca Filmmakers #54 : Sean Mewshaw Tackles Small-Town Grief in 'Tumbledown' With his dark beard and deep, rich voice, Jason Sudeikis is a powerful embodiment of 21st century masculinity, which makes you wonder why it took him so long to land plump romantic roles. The wait, it seems, was worth it. Sudeikis, who has had leading roles in a wide range of television and film comedies over the past decade — from "Saturday Night Live" to "30 Rock" and "We're the Millers" to "Horrible Bosses" — stars opposite Rebecca Hall in "Tumbledown," a romantic comedy from the married writer/director duo Desi Van Til and Sean Mewshaw, set in rural Maine. The film derives inspiration from the stories of brilliant real-life singer-songwriters like Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley whose lives were cut short too soon. Hall plays the grieving widow of a famous folk singer who decides to hire Sudeikis'. »

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Tumbledown After Party Photos

23 April 2015 6:23 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

We have added some pictures from Freixenet Spanish Cava presentation of Tumbledown’s After Party at the Tribeca International Film Festival. Guests included Jason Sudeikis, Dianna Agron, Rebecca Hall and Josh Hamilton. The film follows a woman (Hall) who is working on her late husband’s biography (a famous musician) and teams up with another writer (Sudeikis). He has very different take on her husband’s life and together they write a new chapters in their lives. Photos copyright by Splash via Corbis Ent. »

- James Wray

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