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Exclusive: Arc Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to Markus Blunder’s thriller.
The story centres on a pair of siblings at a secluded mountain farm who decide not to tell anyone when their mother dies, leaving them orphans. In the coming days they must deal with sinister visitors. Stephen T Barton and Blunder co-wrote the screenplay. Blunder also produced.
“We are excited to collaborate with 108 Media to release this jarring, incredibly cinematic film with its creative and unpredictable storytelling,” said Arc’s head of acquisitions Scott Moesta. “We are proud to distribute the film on all platforms.”
Moesta brokered the deal with 108 Media’s Jordan Nutson on behalf of the filmmakers.
108 has closed deals with Japan (New Select), pan-Asia (Astro) and Scandinavia (Take One). Deals are understood to be in the »
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German distributor SquareOne Entertainment has acquired all German-speaking rights to four upcoming films, which all generated major buzz at the Cannes Marché in May.
Knock Knock was acquired from Voltage Pictures. Eli Roth is currently filming the feature in Chile with stars Keanu Reeves, Ana de Armas and Lorenza Izzo, of which the latter starred in Roth’s upcoming horror The Green Inferno.
The film tells the story of two young women, who show up unexpectedly at the home of a married man (Reeves) where they seduce him and wreak havoc on his life.
The deal was negotiated by Al Munteanu on behalf of SquareOne Entertainment and by Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard on behalf of Voltage Pictures.
Life was acquired »
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Munich — Leading German distrib SquareOne Entertainment, which is headed by Al Munteanu, has nabbed all German-speaking rights to several high-profile pics, including films starring Robert Pattinson, Keanu Reeves, Dustin Hoffman and Kit Harington.
Pattinson starrer “Life,” which is in post, was acquired from FilmNation Entertainment. Anton Corbijn (“Control”) helms the pic, which also stars Dane DeHaan (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) and Joel Edgerton (“The Great Gatsby”). Producers are Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, who won an Oscar with “The King’s Speech,” and Christina Piovesan.
Reeves starrer “Knock Knock,” which is filming in Chile, was acquired from Voltage Pictures. Eli Roth’s pic, which also stars Lorenza Izzo (“The Green Inferno”) and Ana de Armas (“Hands of Stone”), tells the story of two beautiful young »
- Leo Barraclough
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's relationship seems like a lifetime ago, and both have moved on since their 2002 romance. However, when J Lo stopped by Watch What Happens Live on Thursday night, she still had a lot to say about her ex - especially about how she helped transform him. "I did kind of, like, say, 'You need to be, you know, you're a movie star! You should wear a suit, you know? You should do this with your hair," she revealed. And he liked it. "He was into it. He didn't do anything he didn't want to do. He had some good fashion moments when he was with me." When it comes to comparing her exes, she didn't hold back there, either. When host Andy Cohen asked if actors, musicians, or dancers were better in bed, she replied, "I have to say that in my limited experience, I »
- Alyse Whitney
Debra Messing first won our hearts as Grace Adler on "Will & Grace" (we've seen every episode … twice), and then continued with roles on TV shows like "The Starter Wife" and "Smash." Now, the Emmy-winning actress is starring as a homicide detective in the upcoming NBC drama, "The Mysteries of Laura."Messing took time out of her busy schedule on set to catch up with toofab's Rachel Hoffman, where she talked about everything from a "Will & Grace" reunion to her recent 20-pound weight loss. It's been eight years since "Will & Grace" went off the air, but Grace Adler continues to be an iconic character. Rumors recently started swirling that a reunion special was in the works, but NBC inevitably shot down those reports.When we asked Debra about all the buzz, she said, "I never say never to anything, but it would be hard to have a reunion show because the »
- tooFab Staff
It always looked like they had one of Hollywood's most amicable splits, and Josh Lucas and his not-quite-ex-wife, Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, proved that appearances are sometimes true last week just after they took a significant step toward ending their two-year marriage. "Jessica and Josh signed [divorce] papers on Thursday night and went out for a celebratory dinner," a source tells People. The chummy couple, who have a son, Noah Rev, who turns 2 later this month, are expected to be legally divorced once the papers make it through the court system. "As far as I know, it isn't finalized. That is weeks, »
- K.C. Blumm
Josh Lucas is one sexy dad! The "Sweet Home Alabama" star attended the Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party with his son, Noah Rev Maurer, on Governor's Island in New York City over the weekend. Rocking casual grey-striped slacks, sandals, a white button down and a matching vest, the actor looked relaxed for the concert. The 42-year-old's son matched his famous dad in a grey vest, a white button down and white slacks for the daytime event. Josh's little guy definitely looks like the spitting image of him -- they both have the same big blue eyes!"I am mesmerized and amazed every day by him," the actor recently said about his little boy to People. "I’m amazed by his amazement. People say your job as a parent is to give children the best opportunities, but I really believe in my heart that I learn more from this child." Well, »
- tooFab Staff
Josh Lucas is officially back on the market. The actor and his estranged wife Jessica Ciencin Henriquez finalized their divorce in NYC on Friday, June 13, sources confirm to Us Weekly. Us confirmed in January that freelance writer Ciencin Henriquez filed for divorce from the Mysteries of Laura actor after less than two years of marriage. (The couple tied the knot in March 2012.) The parents of son Noah, nearly 2, have appeared to remain amicable since the announcement. In April, the pair were photographed being very affectionate with [...] »
The movie adaptation of the hit Wing Commander videogame series came out in 1999. We find out whether time's been kind to it...
It’s easy to forget just how greatly visual effects shifted in the late 1990s. Techniques that had survived more-or-less unchanged since the dawn of cinema - scale models, matte paintings, stop-motion, to name a few - were suddenly joined by a new generation of jaw-dropping computer graphics.
Such groundbreaking movies as Tron, Young Sherlock Holmes and The Abyss paved the way, but the digital revolution pretty much exploded in the 1990s, starting with the eye-popping morph effects of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the dinosaur shots in Jurassic Park and the CG-assisted bullet time of The Matrix in 1999.
In the midst of the CG revolution sweeping through cinemas by the close of the decade - as seen in The Matrix and the year’s other gargantuan release, »
Love and war over the power of literature versus painting take center stage in Fred Schepisi’s witty romantic drama, Words and Pictures, opening in theaters May 23rd. Battle lines are drawn when a prep school English teacher and one-time literary star Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) challenges a new teacher and once celebrated abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) to disprove his conviction that the art of the written word trumps the visual arts in its ability to convey meaning, ideas, and emotion. The declaration of war galvanizes their students, but as Marcus and Delsanto square off, they suddenly realize they may have met their match. In an exclusive interview, Schepisi talked about the appeal of Gerald Dipego’s complex screenplay, the ways it touches on the impact of today’s technology and our obsession with social media, how he landed Owen and Binoche in the lead roles, the emotional »
- Sheila Roberts
There's Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's "conscious uncoupling." And now, there's Josh Lucas and Jessica Ciencin Henriquez's more-than-amicable split. In January, Henriquez filed for divorce from her husband of almost two years. Even though they are still going ahead with divorce proceedings, according to a source close to the couple, they have been spending lots of time together. "For Mother's Day, he got a babysitter and took her out to dinner and a movie," says a friend of theirs. "They've been spending time in the Hamptons together before he starts working again in July." In February, they traveled to Colombia together, »
- K.C. Baker
What else do you need from a TV series? Debra Messing holds a gun and shoots it. There. Season pass booked. NBC's new light-hearted detective drama "The Mysteries of Laura" follows a type-a detective (Messing) who is also a stern soon-to-be-single mother of young boys. They're misbehaved scamps who get into all sorts of trouble, and the irony is that Messing usually deals with misbehaved people by -- you guessed it -- shooting them. I can only hope this is secretly a documentary. Check out the above clip and the official trailer below. Keep in mind this show has "Boston Legal" scribe Jeff Rake on board as well as cast members Josh Lucas, Laz Alonso, and Janina Gravankar. As you can see, this is only slightly more gritty than Messing's last series "Smash." "The Mysteries of Laura" will air at 9 p.m. Est on Wednesdays. »
- Louis Virtel
NBC’s two-hour Thursday night comedy block will come to an end this fall. The broadcaster is scaling back its comedy investment on TV’s most lucrative night for advertising. Instead, NBC plans to gives its breakout hit The Blacklist the post-Super Bowl spot next year, then shift it to Thursday nights at 9 p.m. in midseason.
All told, seven new dramas and comedies will join NBC’s lineup next season, along with two event miniseries. Stand-out dramas include the return of former Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl to prime-time in the thriller State of Affairs (which will receive »
- James Hibberd
All three projects hail from Warner Bros. TV.
Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer exec produce the fantasy vehicle about occult master and demon hunter John Constantine, who is tasked with defending humanity from the forces of evil. Harold Perrineau Jr., Lucy Griffiths and Charles Halford co-star.
Debra Messing starrer “Mysteries of Laura” is an adaptation of a Spanish format. It’s written and exec produced by Jeff Rake along with Greg Berlanti. Messing plays a homicide detective with a messy personal life. Laz Alonso, Josh Lucas and Janina Gavankar also star.
On Tuesday, NBC handed series orders to three drama pilots: “Allegiance,” “Odyssey” and “State of Affairs.”
“A to Z »
- Cynthia Littleton
Breakthrough Entertainment Acquires Joker Films Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment has acquired sales, packaging, and production company Joker Films. Joker’s lineup of family films, thrillers, comedies and docus will be folded into Breakthrough’s catalog including Kristen Bell starrer The Lifeguard; That Burning Feeling, starring John Cho and Paulo Costanzo; Daydream Nation, starring Josh Lucas and Andie MacDowell; and Step Dogs. As part of the deal, Joker founder Tim J. Brown will join Breakthrough as Evp Feature Films, overseeing film acquisition, sales and marketing, and development and production. He’ll report to Breakthrough President of Distribution Nat Abraham and work out of the company’s Vancouver office. Before founding Joker Films in 2009, Brown was President of Distribution at Insight Releasing and VP Worldwide Sales at Keystone Distribution. ‘The Young And The Restless’, ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Renewed In Canada Sony Pictures Television and Shaw Media have inked a deal to extend »
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Inspired by Colangelo's 2010 short of the same name (also a Sundance alum), Little Accidents tells the story of a small coal town reeling from a recent mining disaster; when tragedy strikes again, its inhabitants' buried secrets begin to spill out, threatening to unravel the delicate threads that hold the community together.
The film's ensemble cast includes Boyd Holbrook (Hatfields & McCoys, Gone Girl), Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect), Jacob Lofland (Mud), Josh Lucas (The Lincoln Lawyer), and Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don't Cry), Little Accidents delivers big for audiences looking for a smart, emotional, and intelligent film that pulls no punches.
"Sara has made a film of true authenticity and accomplishment. We couldn't be more »
The film, inspired by writer-director Sara Colangelo’s 2010 short of the same name, is the story of a coal town reeling from a recent mining disaster. Boyd Holbrook, Elizabeth Banks, Jacob Lofland, Josh Lucas and Chloe Sevigny star.
Production companies are Maiden Voyage Pictures, Archer Gray Productions, TideRock Media, Soaring Flight Productions, and Mindsmack Productions. The film was produced by Anne Carey, Jason Michael Berman, Thomas B. Fore, and Summer Shelton.
- Dave McNary
Amplify has picked up Us rights to the drama, which as previously announced Premiere Entertainment will sell internationally in Cannes.
The story takes place in a small American town living under the shadow of a mining accident when a teenage boy goes missing.
Anne Carey, Jason Michael Berman, Thomas B Fore and Summer Shelton produced, while Chris Columbus, Amy Nauiokas, Eleanor Columbus, Ruth Mutch, Richard Loughran, Kwesi Collisson, Mike Feuer, and Todd Feuer served as executive producers.
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Amplify has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Sara Colangelo's feature directorial debut, "Little Accidents," which premiered at Sundance earlier this year to rave reviews. Read More: Sundance Review: A Mining Town Faces a Devastating Challenge In Impressive Debut 'Little Accidents' "Little Accidents" is based on a short with the same name that Colangelo also showed at Sundance back in 2010. With a cast that includes Elizabeth Banks, Josh Lucas and Chloe Sevigny, "Little Accidents" tells the story of a small town in Appalachia in the midst of recovering from a mining accident. When tragedy strikes yet again, however, secrets are revealed and mayhem ensues. "Sara has made a film of true authenticity and accomplishment," said Logan Mulvey at Amplify. " We couldn’t be more thrilled to share this film with audiences around the country.” The film's official release schedule has yet to be released. »
- Shipra Gupta
Cementing itself as a major buyer of Sundance movies with its third purchase from this year's festival, Amplify has acquired all U.S. rights to Sara Colangelo's acclaimed Sundance drama “Little Accidents,” TheWrap has learned. Inspired by Colangelo's 2010 Sundance short of the same name, “Little Accidents” is the story of a small coal town reeling from a recent mining disaster. When tragedy strikes again, its inhabitants’ buried secrets begin to spill out, threatening to unravel the delicate threads that hold the community together. Boyd Holbrook and Elizabeth Banks star alongside Jacob Lofland, Josh Lucas and Chloë Sevigny. Also read: »
- Jeff Sneider and Lucas Shaw
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