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First Look Photo of Johnny Depp From Set Of Richard Says Goodbye

25 July 2017 7:56 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Principal photography started on location in Vancouver on Richard Says Goodbye starring three-time Academy Award® nominee Johnny Depp, it was announced today by Im Global Founder and CEO Stuart Ford.

Golden Globe® nominee Danny Huston (Wonder Woman, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land, Rachel’s Getting Married), Zoey Deutch (Everybody Wants Some!!, upcoming The Disaster Artist), Devon Terrell (Barry), and Odessa Young (Looking for Grace, The Daughter) have joined the cast of the comedy drama, which is written and directed by Wayne Roberts (Katie Says Goodbye).

Im Global and Cirrina Studios are co-financing the film with additional financing from Leeding Media.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister, Midnight Special) of Automatik Entertainment and Im Global’s President of Production Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) are producing the film. Ford and Miguel Palos of Im Global, Karine Martin, David Lipman and Jim Pesoli of Cirrina Studios, David U. Lee »

- Michelle Hannett

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Johnny Depp’s ‘Richard Says Goodbye’ Releases First Look Photo, Rounds Out Cast

25 July 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Danny Huston, Rosemarie DeWitt, Devon Terrell and Odessa Young have joined Johnny Depp’s comedy-drama “Richard Says Goodbye” with principal photography started on location in Vancouver.

Variety reported on July 20 that “Before I Fall” star Zoey Deutch had been set to co-star with Depp. Wayne Roberts is directing from his own script.

The film follows the story of  a world weary college professor — portrayed by Depp — who is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak and a touch of madness.

Im Global and Cirrina Studios are co-financing the film with additional financing from Leeding Media. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik Entertainment and Im Global’s President of Production Greg Shapiro are producing the film. Executive producers include Im Global chief Stuart Ford, Miguel Palos of Im Global, Karine Martin, »

- Dave McNary

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Radha Mitchell to star in 'The World Without You' adaptation

6 July 2017 3:21 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Australian actress to lead feature film based on Joshua Henkin’s book.

Silent Hill and The Shack actress Radha Mitchell will lead the cast of The World Without You, a feature adaptation of Joshua Henkin’s novel.

Marking the directing debut of Damon Shalit, the novel has been adapted by screenwriter Dan Pulick. The plot explores how a family cope with the death of a son, a journalist killed on assignment in Iraq.

Shalit produces with Bradley LaRocca and Charles Mudd for Sb Productions. Mitchell will star and serve as an executive producer. Valerie McCaffrey is casting director.

The cast is rounded out by Chris Mulkey (Captain Phillips), Perrey Reeves (Famous In Love), James Tupper (Big Little Lies), Pj Byrne (Wolf Of Wall Street), Annika Marks (Anguish), Lyndie Greenwood (Sleepy Hollow), Lynn Cohen (Hunger Games), and Suzanne C. Johnson (Empty Space).

Shooting will get underway in Chicago next week. »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Radha Mitchell To Star In ‘The World Without You’; Melora Walters Toplines ‘The Amaranth Table’

5 July 2017 4:24 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Radha Mitchell, last seen faith-based film The Shack alongside Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer, has been tapped to star in Sb Productions’ drama The World Without You, from first-time director Damon Shalit. The film, based on the Joshua Henkin's best-selling novel and adapted by Dan Pulick, explores how a family copes with the death of son, a journalist killed on assignment in Iraq. During a weekend memorial service, old hurts and dark secrets emerge that threaten to… »

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Bo Report: 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' rules although well down on predecessor

28 May 2017 9:21 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales..

The fifth edition of the Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean franchise easily topped the Aussie box office last weekend although the debut was well below the previous installment.

Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg and shot in Queensland after an injection of $21.6 million in funding from the federal government plus state government incentives, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales captured $5.9 million on 292 locations, according to ComScore.

That.s 41 per cent below the $9.9 million debut of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 2011. The latter finished up earning $27.2 million, which may be out of reach of the new film.

Pirates 5 scored an estimated $US77 million over the four-day Memorial Day holiday in the Us and $208 million internationally for a global total of $285 million, so the studio may be hard-pressed to recoup the reported $230 million budget. »

- Don Groves

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Cannes First Look: Daisy Ridley In Ophelia; Co-stars Clive Owen, Tom Felton And Devon Terrell

21 May 2017 11:20 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo Credit: Julie Vrabelova

Coming out the Cannes Film Festival, here’s a first look at director Claire McCarthy’s Ophelia.

Currently in production in Prague, the cast includes Daisy Ridley (upcoming Murder on the Orient Express, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts (Divergent series, The Impossible), Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominee Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men, upcoming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets), George MacKay (Captain Fantastic, Pride), Devon Terrell (Barry) and Tom Felton (Harry Potter series).

Set in the 14th Century but spoken in a contemporary voice, Ophelia is a dynamic re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Written by Semi Chellas, Ophelia is adapted from the book by Lisa Klein.

Ophelia (Ridley) takes center stage as the Queen’s (Watts) most trusted lady-in-waiting. Beautiful and intelligent, she soon captures the attention of the handsome Prince Hamlet and a forbidden love blossoms. »

- Michelle Hannett

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Horror Channel unleashes eight premieres for June

18 May 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Horror Channel has eight prime-time weekend film premieres in June including the UK premieres of Retreat, Carl Tibbets’ ‘ménage a trois of terror’ starring Thandie Newton, Cillian Murphy and Jamie Bell and R.D. Braunstein’s smartly gripping I Spit On Your Grave 3: Vengeance Is Mine – widely seen as the best of the series.

There are also network premieres for Jennifer Lynch’s uncompromising and dark chiller Chained, William Malone’s gruesome cyber thriller Feardotcom, starring Stephen Dorff and Natascha McElhone and Michael Reeves’s highly acclaimed Witchfinder General, starring Vincent Price.

In a deadly virus catching month, other highlights are first channel showings for John Pogue’s [Rec] inspired scareline Quarantine 2: Terminal, Breck Eisner’s critically-acclaimed remake of George Romero’s 1973 movie, The Crazies and James Cameron’s directorial debut Piranha 2: The Spawning starring Lance Henriksen and plenty of flying killer fish.

Fri 2 June @ 21:00 – Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011) *Network Premiere*

A bizarre disease, »

- Phil Wheat

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Clive Owen, George MacKay, Tom Felton join 'Ophelia'

2 May 2017 1:13 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Covert Media finances, represents international sales on Shakespeare reimagining.

Clive Owen, George MacKay, Tom Felton, and Devon Terrell will star alongside previously announced Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts in Covert Media’s Ophelia.

Principal photography on location in Prague is set to commence this month. CAA packaged and arranged financing and handles Us rights.

Ophelia takes place in the 14th century and is styled as a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, as the queen’s most trusted lady-in-waiting falls for Prince Hamlet and must make a fateful decision to protect a secret.

Owen will play King Claudius, MacKay will play Hamlet, Felton will play Laertes, Ophelia’s brother and friend to Hamlet, and Terrell will play Hamlet’s faithful friend Horatio.

Claire McCarthy, whose credits include The Waiting City with Joel Edgerton and Radha Mitchell, directs based on Semi Chellas’s adaptation of the novel by Lisa Klein.

Covert Media is financing and producing with Daniel Bobker and Ehren Kruger »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Clive Owen to play Claudius in 'Ophelia'

2 May 2017 1:13 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Covert Media finances, represents international sales on Shakespeare reimagining.

Clive Owen, George MacKay, Tom Felton, and Devon Terrell will star alongside previously announced Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts in Covert Media’s Ophelia.

Principal photography on location in Prague is set to commence this month. CAA packaged and arranged financing and handles Us rights.

Ophelia takes place in the 14th century and is styled as a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, as the queen’s most trusted lady-in-waiting falls for Prince Hamlet and must make a fateful decision to protect a secret.

Owen will play King Claudius, MacKay will play Hamlet, Felton will play Laertes, Ophelia’s brother and friend to Hamlet, and Terrell will play Hamlet’s faithful friend Horatio.

Claire McCarthy, whose credits include The Waiting City with Joel Edgerton and Radha Mitchell, directs based on Semi Chellas’s adaptation of the novel by Lisa Klein.

Covert Media is financing and producing with Daniel Bobker and Ehren Kruger »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Actress Radha Mitchell On Taking Part In Religious Movie 'The Shack'

23 March 2017 8:03 AM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

Can an actor take on a role in a film if they don't share the beliefs or themes the movie is promoting? Australian Radha Mitchell didn't grow up with the Christian beliefs referenced in The Shack, but she still found it an intriguing project although her agent tried to talk her out of starring in a "religious film." In our interview with the actress, she discusses her decision to take the role that tackles the Christian faith.

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- info@cinemovie.tv (Super User)

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Norm Aladjem, Others Exit Levity To Start Mainstay Ent.; 35 To 40 Clients Follow

20 March 2017 10:34 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: After a five-year run as president of Levity Entertainment Group, Norman Aladjem has left to start Mainstay Entertainment — and his longtime Leg colleagues Ray Moheet, Derek Van Pelt and Sanaz Yamin are joining him as partners in the new company. Tim Honigman will also be joining the group as a manager/producer in the literary area. About  35 to 40 clients will be also be joining them. Those include Trevor Noah, Aaron McGruder, Radha Mitchell, Kim Coates, Maz… »

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Norm Aladjem, Others Exit Levity To Start Mainstay Ent.; 35 To 40 Clients Follow

20 March 2017 10:34 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: After a five-year run as president of Levity Entertainment Group, Norman Aladjem has left to start Mainstay Entertainment — and his longtime Leg colleagues Ray Moheet, Derek Van Pelt and Sanaz Yamin are joining him as partners in the new company. Tim Honigman will also be joining the group as a manager/producer in the literary area. About  35 to 40 clients will be also be joining them. Those include Trevor Noah, Aaron McGruder, Radha Mitchell, Kim Coates, Maz… »

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Liz Doran preps Matchbox series, feature 'Bondi Beach Breakfast Club'

16 March 2017 4:14 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Liz Doran.

Screenwriter Liz Doran has written for The Secret Life of Us, McLeod.s Daughters, Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries, Dance Academy and Please Like Me.

She speaks to Jackie Keast about Gender Matters and upcoming projects..

How did you get your start as a writer?

Well, I did it the classic long way of making sure I was an expert before I put myself forward (laughs). I left school in the early 90s and actually trained as a film editor, but I always only ever wanted to be a writer. After I finished film school I did the usual thing: I applied for a lot of development [funding] for early drafts and I tried to get Screen Nsw funding for things. I was quite lucky; there was a funding round through the F.T.O., the precursor to Screen Nsw, and they funded development on a series of 50-minute scripts. »

- Jackie Keast

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The Shack Review

3 March 2017 9:48 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you’re a movie critic, you shouldn’t make any preconceptions about a film — not even if the Happy Madison logo appears or a title card saying “A Tyler Perry Film” arises. But when breathy radio personality Delilah comes before the “wonderful” film you’re about to see, singing all its benevolent praises before a single slice of celluloid appears, you have good reason to be skeptical.

Based on the phenomenally bestselling novel, The Shack tells a spiritual story of perseverance against and acceptance towards life’s unspeakable cruelties. It’s told through the perspective of Mack (Sam Worthington), a husband and grieving father, fighting to release months upon years of pain and inner torment through one-on-one interactions with Papa (Octavia Spencer), a.k.a God, Jesus (Avraham Aviv Alush) and Sarayu (Sumire), a.k.a. the Holy Spirit, in the titular shack which once housed unfathomable evil. It’s blatantly religious, »

- Will Ashton

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Film Review: ‘The Shack’ is About Spirituality, Not Filmmaking

3 March 2017 7:08 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – To create spirituality from tragedy is like shooting the proverbial fish – a prominent symbol for Christianity – in a barrel. “The Shack” is based on a popular novel, and doesn’t try to do anything different or cinematic with a man encountering the Holy Trinity after a horrific incident.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

This film is impossible to review from a basis of the spirit, because believers and lovers of the novel won’t care what a snotty critic has to say regarding the weird-but-soft encounter of a desperate man with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. But I can judge it as a film, and it really needed more character development. The wife of the emotionally hurt man is nearly invisible, the religiosity of the family is never really explored and the next door neighbor, a presumably good Christian man, seems oddly clingy to his sad buddy. The two hour and fifteen »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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‘The Shack’ Review: Octavia Spencer Is a Heavenly Presence in Manipulative Christian Drama

2 March 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When self-published novel “The Shack” hit shelves back in 2007, first-time author William P. Young’s Christian drama was met with significant controversy, thanks to its inventive portrayal of the Holy Trinity as an African American woman, a young Middle-Eastern man and an Asian woman. Despite outcry from the exact kind of religious audience the book was pursuing, the book became an unexpected smash hit. Ten years later, it’s finally spawned a glossy, inevitable Hollywood adaptation – and one made palatable only because of that same off-beat trio. That’s particularly true for Octavia Spencer, who literally embodies God in the Stuart Hazeldine film.

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Clocking in at a brutally overstuffed 135 minutes, the film manages to fit a feature’s worth of drama into its opening credits. Hobbled by a hammy, exposition-heavy voiceover from Tim McGraw »

- Kate Erbland

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First look: Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce ignite 'Flammable Children'

8 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Comedy reunites Australian stars for first time since Neighbours.

Screen can reveal the first look image of Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce in Stephan Elliott’s (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) comedy Flammable Children, which reunites the Australian duo on screen for the first time since they starred in hit TV series Neighbours in the late 1980’s.

Currently in post-production, the movie follows a teenager coming of age in a small Australian town during the 1970s when a 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach.

Minogue and Pearce play eccentric parents catching up with the sexual revolution.

The film also stars Radha Mitchell (Man On Fire), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Asher Keddie (Wolverine) and Jeremy Sims (Idiot Box).

Produced by Al Clark (Chopper) and Jamie Hilton (The Little Death), crew includes production designer Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road), Oscar-winning costume designer Lizzy Gardiner (Hacksaw Ridge) and hair and make-up »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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First look: Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce reunited for 'Flammable Children'

8 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Comedy reunites Australian stars for first time since Neighbours.

Screen can reveal the first look image of Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce in Stephan Elliott’s (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) comedy Flammable Children, which reunites the Australian duo on screen for the first time since they starred in hit TV series Neighbours in the late 1980’s.

Currently in post-production, the movie follows a teenager coming of age in a small Australian town during the 1970s when a 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach.

Minogue and Pearce play eccentric parents catching up with the sexual revolution.

The film also stars Radha Mitchell (Man On Fire), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Asher Keddie (Wolverine) and Jeremy Sims (Idiot Box).

Produced by Al Clark (Chopper) and Jamie Hilton (The Little Death), crew includes production designer Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road), Oscar-winning costume designer Lizzy Gardiner (Hacksaw Ridge) and hair and make-up »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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New trailer for The Shack starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer

13 January 2017 8:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new trailer has arrived online for Stuart Hazeldine’s upcoming drama The Shack. Based on William P. Young’s 2007 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, the film stars Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Graham Greene, Radha Mitchell, and Tim McGraw; watch it below after the official synopsis…

Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack takes us on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips [Sam Worthington] spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa [Octavia Spencer]. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Kidman, Gibson win Aacta International Awards

8 January 2017 4:34 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Nicole Kidman won the Aacta International Award for Best Supporting Actress, while Mel Gibson won Best Direction. (Photo: Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Aacta)

The 6th Aacta International Awards were held in Los Angeles over the weekend, and saw a mixture of both Aussie and international talent honoured.

La La Land was the big winner of the night, taking home Best Film over competitors Manchester by the Sea, Lion, Hacksaw Ridge and Arrival. Emma Stone also won Best Lead Actress for her role in the musical.

Mel Gibson earned Best Direction for Hacksaw Ridge, following on from the nine awards the film received at the domestic Aacta awards in December..

Fellow Aussie film Lion picked up two gongs, with Nicole Kidman awarded Best Supporting Actress, and Dev Patel Best Supporting Actor.

Manchester by the Sea — nominated in six of the seven categories —..also took home two awards, with writer-director Kenneth Lonergan »

- Jackie Keast

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