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2013 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman’s Lovelace

20 November 2012 12:30 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Longtime filmmaker pairing of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman have had their share of premieres at the fest all the way back to Where Are We? (Sundance ’91), The Celluloid Closet (Sundance ’95), award-winning Paragraph 175 (Sundance ’00) and more recently, broke from docs with Howl (Sundance ’10). They would naturally be on pace to deliver their second fictional, fact-based biopic starring Amanda Seyfried in the skin of Linda Lovelace. All-star cast for Lovelace includes: Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Chris Noth, Adam Brody, Hank Azaria, Wes Bentley, James Franco, Eric Roberts, Chloë Sevigny and Bobby Cannavale.

Gist: Written by Andy Bellin, this centers around Lovelace’s life as the star of the first porn movie with a plot, 1972′s “Deep Throat,” and pornographer husband, Chuck Traynor, played by Peter Sarsgaard. James Franco plays a young Hugh Hefner.

Production Co./Producers: Eclectic PicturesHeidi Jo Markel, Untitled Entertainment’s Laura Rister and Jason Weinberg, »

- Eric Lavallee

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Playing For Keeps movie poster 3

15 November 2012 10:15 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out the third poster for Playing for Keeps, starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman and Dennis Quaid. The comedy's produced by John Thompson, Alan Siegel, Jonathan Mostow, Heidi Jo Markel, Gerard Butler. Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness) helms from the screenplay by Robbie Fox. Playing for Keeps (a.k.a.. Playing the Field) is about a charming, down-on-his luck former soccer star (Butler) who returns home to put his life back together. Looking for a way to rebuild his relationship with his son, he gets roped into coaching the boy’s soccer team. But his attempts to finally become an “adult” are met with hilarious challenges from the attractive “soccer moms” who pursue him at every turn. »

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Playing For Keeps movie poster 3

15 November 2012 10:15 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out the third poster for Playing for Keeps, starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman and Dennis Quaid. The comedy's produced by John Thompson, Alan Siegel, Jonathan Mostow, Heidi Jo Markel, Gerard Butler. Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness) helms from the screenplay by Robbie Fox. Playing for Keeps (a.k.a.. Playing the Field) is about a charming, down-on-his luck former soccer star (Butler) who returns home to put his life back together. Looking for a way to rebuild his relationship with his son, he gets roped into coaching the boy’s soccer team. But his attempts to finally become an “adult” are met with hilarious challenges from the attractive “soccer moms” who pursue him at every turn. »

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Olympus Has Fallen Set for April 2013 Release

26 October 2012 4:42 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

FilmDistrict announced today that it has acquired Us distribution rights to Millennium Films' Olympus Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman and directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). FilmDistrict plans to release the film wide on April 5, 2013.

Olympus Has Fallen is an action thriller starring Gerard Butler, a disgraced Secret Service agent who is called back to duty when the White House is taken over by terrorists. The movie also stars Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole Hauser, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell and Rick Yune.

The film is written by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt and produced by Fuqua, Butler, Alan Diegel, Ed Cathell III, Danny Lerner and Mark Gill. The executive producers are Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Heidi Jo Markel. Here's what FilmDistrict's Peter Schlessel had to say.

"Olympus is a great action thriller »

- MovieWeb

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Amanda Seyfried Is Down With "Lovelace"

13 October 2012 11:32 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek posters and images of actress Amanda Seyfried as 'Linda Lovelace' from the upcoming bio-pic "Lovelace", based on the life of the adult movie star.

The real Linda Lovelace gained notoriety by starring in the 1972 X-rated feature "Deep Thoat", before becoming an anti-pornography advocate.

In the new film, Peter Sarsgaard plays Lovelace's husband, 'Chuck Traynor'.

Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman ("The Celluloid Closet") direct from a screenplay by W. Merritt Johnson and Andy Bellin, adapting the biography "The Complete Linda Lovelace," by author Eric Danville.

Producers are Avi Lerner, Heidi Jo Markel and Laura Rister.

In other "Linda Lovelace" news, writer/director Matthew Wilder continues working on his 

"Ordeal" feature project.

"Ordeal" is based on Lovelace's autobiography, with Malin Akerman ("Watchmen") attached to star.

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- M. Stevens

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ExpendaBelles Spin-Off Gets Writers Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith

12 October 2012 5:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Millennium Entertainment has hired Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith (Legally Blonde) to write another female version of The Expendables, entitled ExpendaBelles.

We have been reporting lately on Adi Shankar's all-female action project known as the Untitled Adi Shankar Project, which has Gina Carano and Katee Sackhoff attached to star. This Millennium Entertainment project is seeking female action legends to make up their cast, instead of younger stars. The studio is said to be compiling their list of action stars, but don't plan on making any formal offers until the script is completed.

Avi Lerner and Mark Gill will produce for Millennium, along with Eclectic Pictures' Heidi Jo Markel, Summertime Entertainment's Julie Kroll, and Boaz Davidson. Trevor Short will serve as executive producer.

It isn't known when production will begin, although look for the Untitled Adi Shankar Project to start shooting first, since that project seems much further along in the development process. »

- MovieWeb

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Millennium Hires ‘Legally Blonde’ Scribes For ‘ExpendaBelles’ Spinoff

12 October 2012 11:58 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: After grossing $563 million worldwide on The Expendables and its recently released sequel, Millennium Films has set Legally Blonde scribes Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith to write ExpendaBelles, the title of the spinoff action film that will show the feminine side of the mercenary business. The intention is to hatch a franchise that will be driven by actresses who’ve logged time in action films over the years, much the same way that The Expendables team is comprised of action film staples. Millennium will finance with Avi Lerner and Mark Gill producing, along with Heidi Jo Markel of Eclectic Pictures and Julie Kroll of Summertime Entertainment and Boaz Davidson. Trevor Short will be executive producer. The action game hasn’t been as steady for actresses as it has been for their male counterparts, but certainly Angelina Jolie thrives and Underworld‘s Kate Beckinsale, Resident Evil‘s Milla Jovovich, Haywire‘s Gina Carano, »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Millennium Films Planning Its Own All-Female ExpendaBelles

12 October 2012 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

If one female-driven riff on Lionsgate's The Expendables franchise wasn't enough, Deadline reports that another is in the works. Millennium Films, the company behind The Expendables and The Expendables 2 is now working on their own spinoff, to be titled ExpendaBelles . They've brought aboard Legally Blonde screenwriters McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith to provide the screenplay. The rival project , being developed by 1984 Private Defense Contractors, is still without a title but Gina Carano and Katee Sackhoff have already joined the cast. Dutch Southern is providing the screenplay for that project. ExpendaBelles will be produced by Mark Gill, Julie Kroll, Avi Lerner, Heidi Jo Markel. Trevor Short will executive produce. »

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Elijah Wood Is "The Late Bloomer"

1 October 2012 8:52 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Elijah Wood and his "Wilfred" director Randall Einhorn are re-teaming on the indie comedy "The Late Bloomer" for Dignity Film Finance reports Variety.

Based on Ken Baker's 2001 memoir "Man Made: A Memoir of My Body", the story follows a thirty-year-old man whose body goes through many changes over the course of several overwhelming weeks after discovering he hasn't totally undergone puberty due to a medical condition.

Paul Kaplan and Mark Torgove rewrote Joe Nussbaum's original draft of the script. Jesse Israel, Heidi Jo Markel and Brent Emery will produce and shooting aims to begin in January. »

- Garth Franklin

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Elijah Wood to Star in The Late Bloomer

1 October 2012 6:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings, Wilfred) is set to play the lead role in the new comedy feature film The Late Bloomer from Dignity Film Finance (Dff), it was announced today by the producers. Jesse Israel of Ineffable Pictures, Heidi Jo Markel of Eclectic Pictures will produce and Dff President Maggie Monteith, will executive produce and finance the film.

Expected to go into production in January 2013, Monteith produces the film with Jesse Israel, Markel and Brent Emery, (Coup d'Etat Films). Raphael Kryszek, Ineffable Pictures' founder, is also executive producing.

International sales agent Cargo Entertainment, led by Marina Grasic, Jan Korbelin and Mark Lindsay is on board to handle International distribution rights to the film and will introduce The Late Bloomer to overseas buyers at Afm in November.

Directed by Randall Einhorn (FX's Wilfred, NBC's The Office), The Late Bloomer is based on the 2001 acclaimed memoir Man »

- MovieWeb

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Elijah Wood To Star In New Comedy The Late Bloomer

1 October 2012 2:11 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Elijah Wood (The Lord Of The Rings, Wilfred) is set to play the lead role in the new comedy feature film The Late Bloomer from Dignity Film Finance (Dff), it was announced today by the producers. Jesse Israel of Ineffable Pictures, Heidi Jo Markel of Eclectic Pictures will produce and Dff President Maggie Monteith, will executive produce and finance the film.

Expected to go into production in January 2013, Monteith produces the film with Israel, Markel and Brent Emery, (Coup d.Etat Films).  Raphael Kryszek, Ineffable Pictures. founder, is also executive producing. International sales agent Cargo Entertainment, led by Marina Grasic, Jan Korbelin and Mark Lindsay is on board to handle International distribution rights to the film and will introduce The Late Bloomer to overseas buyers at Afm in November.

Directed by Randall Einhorn (FX.s .Wilfred,. NBC.s .The Office,.), The Late Bloomer is based on the 2001 acclaimed memoir Man »

- Melissa Thompson

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Elijah Wood to Headline The Late Bloomer

1 October 2012 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Elijah Wood ( The Lord of the Rings , "Wilfred") is set to play the lead role in the new comedy feature film The Late Bloomer from Dignity Film Finance. Jesse Israel of Ineffable Pictures and Heidi Jo Markel of Eclectic Pictures will produce with Dff President Maggie Monteith executive producing and financing the film. Directed by Randall Einhorn (.Wilfred," .The Office.), The Late Bloomer is based on the 2001 acclaimed memoir "Man Made: A Memoir of My Body" by Ken Baker, adapted for the screen by Joe Nussbaum and Paul Kaplan & Mark Torgove. The Late Bloomer is the amazing true story of a man who found out at close to age 30 that he hadn.t yet totally undergone puberty but when the medical condition preventing it was removed, in several »

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Demi Moore Back to Work - Will Star in Very Good Girls

21 May 2012 3:30 PM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Demi Moore is to return to the big screen in 'Very Good Girls'. The 49-year-old actress - who has not worked on a movie since she sought treatment in rehab at the beginning of the year - is set to star as the mother of Elizabeth Olsen's character in the movie, which will also feature Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard. Dakota and Elizabeth will play best friends who make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer after high school, but the pair find their friendship is tested when they both fall for the same guy, Deadline reports. Demi was due to play feminist Gloria Steinem in 'Lovelace' - a movie about real-life porn actress Linda Lovelace - but she was forced to pull out of the role in January, citing a ''personal crisis''. Heidi Jo Markel - who is producing the motion »

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Seyfried Blows Away The Competition In "Lovelace"

1 May 2012 8:08 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek a new poster of Amanda Seyfried as actress 'Linda Lovelace' in the upcoming bio-pic, titled "Lovelace".

The film also stars James Franco as Playboy Magazine founder 'Hugh Hefner'.

The real Linda Lovelace starred in the 1972 X-rated feature "Deep Thoat", before becoming an anti-pornography advocate.

In the film, Peter Sarsgaard plays Lovelace's husband, 'Chuck Traynor'.

Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman ("The Celluloid Closet") direct a screenplay by W. Merritt Johnson and Andy Bellin, adapting the biography "The Complete Linda Lovelace," by author Eric Danville.

Producers are Avi Lerner, Heidi Jo Markel and Laura Rister.

Production started January 2012.

In other "Linda Lovelace" news, writer/director Matthew Wilder continues developing his "Ordeal" feature project, based on Lovelace's autobiography, with Malin Akerman ("Watchmen") attached to star.

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- Michael Stevens

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Sarah Jessica Parker: Replacing Demi Moore In 'Lovelace' 'Daunting'

10 February 2012 8:16 AM, PST | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

'Obviously the circumstances are not ideal,' actress says of quickly stepping into Gloria Steinem role.

By John Mitchell

Sarah Jessica Parker on the set of "Lovelace"

Photo: PacificCoastNews.com

Emmy winner Sarah Jessica Parker is speaking out for the first time about the difficult circumstances surrounding her casting in "Lovelace." She told "Access Hollywood" that replacing Demi Moore as Gloria Steinem in the Linda Lovelace biopic was a "daunting task" because she had so little time to prepare for the role of the feminist icon.

"I obviously conveyed to the filmmakers that I was aware and I was sorry for the reasons that they had to reach out to me," the "Sex and the City" star explained. "Also, of course, the somewhat daunting task of playing somebody with very little time [to prepare] who was obviously such an important person in the women's movement, but also played such a pivotal role in Linda's life. »

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Lovelace biopic producer shocked by Moore's exit - Realbollywood.com News

1 February 2012 4:52 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, Feb 1: The producer of the upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic were in for a shock when Demi Moore dropped out of the project due to her recent health crisis, calling the news a "shock and a concern".

The 49-year-old had signed up to play feminist icon Gloria Steinem in the film opposite Amanda Seyfried in the title role, but she exited the movie shortly after her hospitalisation last week.

The movie's producer, Heidi Jo Markel, has now revealed that she was stunned to receive a phone call from Moore's representative explaining why the star had to drop out of the part.

"It was a shock and concern for all of us. We. »

- Arun Pandit

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Demi Moore 'devastated' on losing Lovelace role - Realbollywood.com News

31 January 2012 1:08 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, Jan 31: Demi Moore was 'devastated' to lose her role in 'Lovelace', according to the film's producers.

The 49-year-old actress, who has been replaced by Sarah Jessica Parker in the role of feminist Gloria Steinem in the movie about real-life porn actress Linda Lovelace, is said to have cited a "personal crisis" for pulling out of the movie appearance after being hospitalised last week, the film's producers claim.

According to People magazine, Heidi Jo Markel, who is producing 'Lovelace' with Jim Young and Laura Rister said that the actress was "devastated" to lose her role.

"It was a shock and a concern. »

- Machan Kumar

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Demi Moore was 'devastated' to lose 'Lovelace' role

30 January 2012 5:14 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Demi Moore had to pull out of the film "Lovelace" because of her recent health/drug crisis. She's been replaced by Sarah Jessica Parker in the role of famous feminist Gloria Steinem in the movie about real-life porn actress Linda Lovelace. According to the producers, Moore cited a "personal crisis" as the reason for leaving the film.

According to People, Heidi Jo Markel, who is producing "Lovelace" with Jim Young and Laura Rister says the actress was "devastated" to lose her role. "It was a shock and a concern for all of us," she said. "We got a call from [Moore's representative] on Tuesday morning and said, 'There's been a personal crisis and we need to let you know that.' And we were clueless. We had no idea what it entailed. We just knew she was out, that there was probably a health concern, and to move on."

Moore's friend Patty Jenkins told the site, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Demi Moore 'Devastated' to Lose Lovelace Role: Producer

30 January 2012 1:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Demi Moore cited a "personal crisis" as why she dropped out of her role in the Linda Lovelace biopic after being hospitalized last week, according to the film's producers. But it wasn't an easy decision to leave the part behind. Moore, 49, was "devastated" to abandon her cameo as Gloria Steinem, according to Heidi Jo Markel, who's producing Lovelace with partners Jim Young and Laura Rister. "It was a shock and a concern for all of us," Markel tells People. "We got a call from [Moore's representative] on Tuesday morning and said, 'There's been a personal crisis and we need to let you know that. »

- Sara Hammel and Liz Raftery

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Demi Moore 'devastated' to lose Lovelace role

30 January 2012 9:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - Movies | See recent Virgin Media - Movies news »

Demi Moore was ''devastated'' to lose her role in 'Lovelace'. The Hollywood actress - who has been replaced by Sarah Jessica Parker in the role of feminist Gloria Steinem in the movie about real-life porn actress Linda Lovelace - is said to have cited a ''personal crisis'' as to why she pulled out of the movie appearance after being hospitalised last week, according to the film's producers. Heidi Jo Markel - who is producing the motion picture with Jim Young and Laura Rister - told People magazine: ''It was a shock and a concern for »

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