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Carey Mulligan to Star in War Correspondent Movie ‘On the Other Side’

1 June 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

First Look Media’s newly branded entertainment studio has come on board to co-produce and finance “On the Other Side” with Carey Mulligan attached to star.

The pic tells the true story of Kate Webb, the war correspondent who was held in captivity during the Vietnam War.

Mulligan will also produce the film, alongside Margot Hand of Picture Films and Edet Belzberg of Ebm Productions. First Look Media’s Adam Pincus, executive vice president of programming and content, and Annie Marter, senior vice president of narrative film, will oversee for Topic.

“As one of the few women reporters to cover the Vietnam War, Kate Webb endured and ultimately survived the most harrowing experiences a war correspondent could ever face,” said Michael Bloom, president of First Look Media. “In a time where journalism is being tested today, we’re excited that Carey will portray this fearless woman and look forward to partnering with her, »

- Justin Kroll

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Carey Mulligan to produce, star in 'On The Other Side'

31 May 2017 6:47 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Vietnam War-era film set to begin production in spring 2018.

Topic, the content studio owned by First Look Media, announced on Thursday that it will co-produce and finance On The Other Side.

Carey Mulligan will star in and produce the film, alongside producers Margot Hand of Picture Films and Edet Belzberg of Ebm Productions. 

First Look Media’s executive vice-president of programming and content Adam Pincus and senior vice-president of narrative film Annie Marter will oversee for Topic.

Based on the book On The Other Side: 23 Days With The Vietcong, On The Other Side centres on Kate Webb, the female war correspondent who was held in captivity during the Vietnam War. The journalist survived fierce battles and 23 days of captivity in the jungles of Cambodia.

Mulligan was nominated for an Oscar and won a BAFTA for her break out role in An Education. She has gone on to star in films including The Great Gatsby, Drive, and Inside Llewyn Davis »

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Johnny Depp Confirmed to Star in Comedy ‘King of the Jungle’

14 May 2017 11:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Johnny Depp is set to star in “King of the Jungle,” a dark comedy to be directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, it was confirmed Sunday. Imr International is handling foreign sales at Cannes with CAA repping domestic rights.

The pic is based on a true story first published in Condé Nast’s Wired magazine by Joshua Davis. The film is from Condé Nast Entertainment, Zaftig Films, MadRiver Pictures, and Epic Entertainment.

Based on the Wired article “John McAfee’s Last Stand,” the film tells the true story of tech magnate John McAfee, creator of the McAfee Antivirus software, who cashed-in his fortune, left civilization, and moved to the jungle in Belize. There, he set-up a “Colonel Kurtz-like compound of guns, sex and madness,” according to a statement. In the film, a Wired magazine investigator “accepts what he thinks is »

- Leo Barraclough

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Chelsea Handler at Sundance Film Festival Women’s March: ‘Don’t Lose Hope’

21 January 2017 8:59 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Park City — With chants of “Make America Great, Love Trumps Hate,” several hundred women and a cadre of supportive men took to the snow-bound streets here Saturday morning to protest the ascension of Donald J. Trump to the White House and to speak out for causes ranging from environmental protection, to Lgbtq rights to embracing immigrants of all races and religions.

The march kicked off a little after 9 a.m. local time, an hour after the scheduled start of a massive march and rally in Washington D.C. for the same causes. It coincided with similar protests around America, and the world.

Talk show personality Chelsea Handler organized and led the protest, which was expected to include Aisha Tyler, Connie Britton, Dolores Huerta, Peter Bratt, Maria Bello, Laurie David, and politicians including Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Park City Youth Mayor Maya Levine. Laura Dern and Charlize Theron »

- James Rainey and Brent Lang

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