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Italy’s Rai Cinema Boasts Banner Year But Continues To Cut Back On Hollywood Pics

25 June 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Italy’s Rai Cinema is having a banner year, commanding a 15% box office share for the first half of 2014, which makes pubcaster Rai’s film unit the number two Italian distributor after Warner Bros. However Hollywood titles continue to be a low priority, said topper Paolo Del Brocco, unveiling its lineup Wednesday in Rome.

Del Brocco said the Italo film distribution and production powerhouse will be investing some Euros 60 million ($81 million) in Italian productions in 2014, whereas only 4 or 5 million Euros are earmarked for international acquisitions.

That said, Rai Cinema remains an active buyer. In Cannes they picked up Italo rights for Tom Hardy gangster pic “Legend,” to be helmed by Brian Helgeland, produced by Working Title and financed by Studio Canal, which is selling. Rai also has another Studio Canal pic, Sean Penn starrer “The Gunman,” an action thriller helmed by Pierre Morel. And in Cannes they also inked »

- Nick Vivarelli

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CineEurope: StudioCanal Debuts Footage From Stephen Frears' Lance Armstrong Film

17 June 2014 5:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Barcelona – StudioCanal, the European film distribution and production giant owned by France's Vivendi, on Tuesday presented here at CineEurope for the first time in the company's and the event's history armed with first footage of Stephen Frears’ untitled Lance Armstrong movie and an appearance on stage by The Gunman director Pierre Morel. He talked the exhibitors in attendance through three exclusive clips from his action film starring Sean Penn, Idris Elba and Javier Bardem. He also showed a taped message from Hugh Bonneville for the studio’s biggest movie rollout to-date, Paddington. Photos 2014's Most Anticipated Movies European exhibitors also got a first look

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- Stuart Kemp

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Sean Penn's The Gunman gets release date

25 May 2014 3:04 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A UK and Us release date for Sean Penn's The Gunman has been announced.

The military thriller is slated to hit cinemas on February 20, 2015.

Penn is starring as an ex-special forces soldier and military contractor who must chase across Europe in order to clear his name.

The action thriller will be directed by Pierre Morel, who has previously worked on Taken and From Paris with Love.

Penn most recently appeared on the big screen as a globe-trotting photographer in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

The Gunman will also star Skyfall's Javier Bardem and The Wire's Idris Elba, as well as Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca.

Watch a trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty below: »

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Sean Penn's The Gunman gets Us release date

25 May 2014 3:04 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A Us release date for Sean Penn's The Gunman has been announced.

The military thriller is slated to hit cinemas on February 20, 2015.

Penn is starring as an ex-special forces soldier and military contractor who must chase across Europe in order to clear his name.

The action thriller will be directed by Pierre Morel, who has previously worked on Taken and From Paris with Love.

Penn most recently appeared on the big screen as a globe-trotting photographer in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

The Gunman will also star Skyfall's Javier Bardem and The Wire's Idris Elba, as well as Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca.

Watch a trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty below: »

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'The Gunman': Sean Penn military thriller gets release date

25 May 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Open Road has set a release date for the Sean Penn-led action thriller The Gunman. Directed by Pierre Morel, the film will hit North American theaters on Feb. 20, 2015.

Penn plays a former special forces soldier and military contractor who races across Europe in an attempt to clear his name. Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, and Jasmine Trinca also star. »

- Amber Ray

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Director Pierre Morel's The Gunman Starring Sean Penn & Javier Bardem Set for February 2015 Release

24 May 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Based on Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel 'The Prone Gunman,' The Gunman was directed by Pierre Morel (Taken, The Transporter franchise) and also stars Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca. Open Road Films has scheduled the film for theatrical release on February 20th, 2015. In The Gunman, Sean Penn stars as a former special forces soldier and military contractor suffering from Ptsd. He tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name. »

- Pietro Filipponi

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New Photo of Sean Penn in The Gunman Action Film, From Director of Taken

24 May 2014 4:55 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Open Road will release Sean Penn's first action movie, called "The Gunman," in theaters on February 20th, 2015. And today, we have a new photo of the actor from the movie. Check it out below. The story centers on an international operative named Martin Terrier (Penn) who is betrayed by the organization he works for and must go on the run in a relentless game of cat-and-mouse across Europe. The new movie is directed by Pierre MOrel, who turned Liam Neeson into an action star in "Taken." It co-stars Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone. Photos: (click to enlarge) »

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The Gunman Reveals New Image and Sets a February 20, 2015 Release Date; Focus Features Sets Release Date for The Forest; Lucy Moves Up a Few Weeks

23 May 2014 2:09 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Take a look at the latest release date announcements for the following films: The Gunman - Pierre Morel's action-thriller starring Sean Penn as a Ptsd-stricken war veteran will open February 20, 2015.  Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca also star. The Forest - Jason Zada's supernatural thriller based on an idea from David S. Goyer will open January 8, 2016. Lucy - Luc Besson's action-thriller starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman moves up from August 8, 2014 to July 25, 2014.  Check out the recently released international trailer here. Hit the jump for more on both films, including the new image from The Gunman. Take a look at the new image from The Gunman, following the film's synopsis: In The Gunman, Sean Penn stars as a former special forces soldier and military contractor suffering from Ptsd. He tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on »

- Dave Trumbore

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Sean Penn & Javier Bardem's The Gunman gets a release date and new image

23 May 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The Gunman, the latest from Taken and From Paris With Love director Pierre Morel, is based on the Jean-Patrick Manchette novel The Prone Gunman, and stars Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone. It's been announced Morel's new film will be in theaters on February 20, 2015, and another image featuring Sean Penn has also been released. Take a look: Synopsis: In The Gunman, Sean Penn stars as a former special forces soldier and military contractor »

- Jesse Giroux

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Sean Penn, Idris Elba and Javier Bardem go the action route with 'The Gunman'

23 May 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sean Penn the new Liam Neeson? The Oscar winner is taking aim at Euro-action in the upcoming "The Gunman" from "Taken" director Pierre Morel and "The Matrix" producer Joel Silver. Open Road Films has set a release date for the film of February 20, 2015.   In "The Gunman," Penn stars as a Ptsd-afflicted special forces vet who finds himself on the run from London to Barcelona after being falsely accused of a crime. It's based on Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel "The Prone Gunman." The film's impressive cast also includes such macho-yet-classy stars as Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, and Ray Winstone.     Penn and Silver also produced the film along with Andrew Rona and executive producers Adrian Guerra and Peter McAleese. Penn was most recently seen in "Gangster Squad" and "The Secret life of Walter Mitty."   »

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Sean Penn Actioner The Gunman Gets A Release Date

23 May 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Sean Penn is poised for action in The Gunman. The actioner finds Penn in the hands of director Pierre Morel (Taken) as a former military contractor and solder who just wants to retire happily, only to learn that shadowy forces just won't let him go. And now you know exactly when you can get to see Sean Penn wreck some fools on the big screen. Open Road has announced February 20th, 2015 to be the release date for The Gunman, putting it in the same early year period that made Taken a hit. The movie is based on the book The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette, with a script from Pete Travis (Dredd) and Don MacPherson (1998's The Avengers). Co-starring in the film are Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Jasmine Trinca and Mark Rylance. Somehow, Luc Besson is not involved with this. This release date pits the film directly against »

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The Gunman gets release date

23 May 2014 3:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Open Road and Studiocanal set release for the new thriller from the director of Taken and reveal the first image with star Sean Penn.

France is to be the first territory to release The Gunman on Feb 18, 2015 through Studiocanal. This will be followed by Australia and New Zealand Feb 19.

In the Us, Open Road will release on Feb 20 alongside the UK. It will open in Germany on Feb 26.

The Gunman is directed by Pierre Morel (Taken) and stars Sean Penn as a former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from Ptsd. He tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name.

The film also stars Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Sean Penn's 'The Gunman' Gets Release Date

23 May 2014 3:35 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London -- Pierre Morel's The Gunman will shoot onto screens first in France before rolling out across theaters in the U.S. and the U.K. The film stars Sean Penn as a former special forces soldier and military contractor suffering from post-traumatic stress who tries to get back with his long-time love but first has to clear his name in a race across Europe. The film also stars Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca. Videos: Cannes: Steve Carell, Marion Cotillard, Cate Blanchett Preview Their Upcoming Movies Open Road, which acquired the action thriller for the U.S., has set its North American

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Open Road sets Feb. 20 U.S. Release for Sean Penn’s ‘The Gunman’

23 May 2014 3:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes — Open Road has set a U.S. release dates of Feb. 20 for the Silver Pictures Sean Penn starrer “The Gunman.”

Euro film/TV group Studiocanal, which also financed and sold internationally “The Gunman,” will release the action thriller in France on Feb. 18 – its first commercial release – followed by Feb. 19 for Australia/New Zealand and Feb. 20 for the U.K. Studiocanal will release “The Gunman” in Germany on Feb. 26.

The Gunman’s” roll-out looks set to mark the third near day-and-date key territory worldwide release on a big Studiocanal movie, after late Feb’s “Non-Stop,” another Silver Pictures production, and “Paddington,” produced by Harry Potter’s” David Heyman, which is set for a late Nov./early Dec. roll-out.

Helmed by Pierre Morel (“Taken”), “The Gunman” stars Penn as a former special forces soldier and military contractor suffering from Ptsd. He tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first »

- John Hopewell

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Exarchopoulos Joins Bastille Day; Shannon on Board for Freeheld; Rourke and Wolff to Lead Ashby; McAdams and Nyong’o Circling Soutpaw

15 May 2014 8:32 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With the Cannes Film Festival underway, plenty of wheeling and dealing is going down, so that means lots of casting news.  Briefly: Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Color) is joining Idris Elba in James Watkins' Bastille Day. Michael Shannon will co-star with Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in Freeheld. Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts, and Sarah Silverman will star in Ashby. Rachel McAdams and Lupita Nyong'o are circling the drama Southpaw. Hit the jump for more on this casting news. According to Deadline, Adèle Exarchopoulos will star alongside Idris Elba in the action flick Bastille Day.  As we previously reported, the film revolves around "a U.S. operative who is tasked with interrogating and eventually making a young American boy ‘disappear’ in order to avoid embarrassment to the U.S. government after the boy is linked as the prime suspect to an attack on the Paris metro. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Adèle Exarchopoulos Celebrates 'Bastille Day,' Michael Shannon Joins 'Freeheld' With Ellen Page & More

15 May 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Despite roles in blockbusters like “Prometheus,” “Thor” and “Pacific Rim,” Idris Elba still hasn’t had that one role that would catapult him into a household name—sorry, “The Wire” doesn’t count—but he’ll be getting his shot at the spotlight with the previously-announced action vehicle “Bastille Day.” Deadline reports “The Woman In Black” director James Watkins will take over helming duties from the long-departed Pierre Morel and that “Blue Is The Warmest Color” star Adèle Exarchopoulos has joined the cast as (we presume) the young artist that ends up improbably paired with Elba’s washed up agent to stop an attack on Paris. The famed British playwright (and occasional screenwriter) Noel Coward was all set to be portrayed by Colin Firth as of two years ago in a project that would have narrowed its focus onto Coward’s two-week stay at The Desert Inn in Las Vegas »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Cannes: Studiocanal Ups the Ante With Market Slate

14 May 2014 10:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Studiocanal has brought two new, high-profile films onto the market at Cannes. Both pics say much about the strategic choices that Studiocanal, which handles the biggest movie production budget of any company in Europe, is now taking.

James Watkins (“Woman in Black”) will direct “Bastille Day,” a Paris-set action thriller starring Idris Elba, above, (“Luther”) and Adele Exarchopoulos (“Blue Is the Warmest Color”). Philippe Rousselet’s Vendome Pictures (“Source Code”) will produce along with Steve Golin’s Anonymous Content (“Babel,” “True Detective”).

Unveiling a promo-reel on May 14 at Cannes, Studiocanal also confirmed that Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) and Matthias Schoenaerts (“Rust and Bone”) will topline the first English-language fiction feature from Italy’s Luca Guadagnino (“I Am Love”). Former Sony and Scott Free exec Michael Costigan will produce.

Written by Dave Kajanich, and set on the Mediterranean island of Pantelleria, south of Guadagnino’s native Sicily, »

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Sean Penn channels his inner action man for 'The Gunman'

8 May 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sean Penn has been many things in his four-decade film career, but "action hero" has never really been one of them. That looks set to change as the two-time Oscar winner has taken the Liam Neeson route of middle-aged kickassery by starring in "The Gunman," an action thriller from "Taken" director Pierre Morel. The film stars Penn as a Ptsd-afflicted ex-special forces soldier, forced to go on the run across Europe to clear his name -- of what, the official synopsis doesn't quite say. Sounds like familiar Euro-thriller territory, though the cast is classier than usual: Penn is joined by Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Jasmine Trinca and Tony-winning stage star Mark Rylance. Open Road Films has acquired Us rights to the French-Spanish-us co-production, and will open it in wide release -- the date has yet to be confirmed. Could they score the same kind of sleeper hit that Morel did with "Taken? »

- Guy Lodge

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Open Road acquires The Gunman

8 May 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Open Road has taken a major independent production off the table, acquiring Us rights to StudioCanal’s action thriller by Pierre Morel starring Sean Penn.

Joel Silver, Andrew Rona and Penn produced and Adrian Guerra and Peter McAleese are the executive producers.

The Gunman centres on a former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from Ptsd who tries to connect with his lost love while on a mission to clear his name.

Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca round out the powerhouse cast.  

The project is based on Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel The Prone Gunman.

Morel directed Taken and Distict B13. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sean Penn Action Thriller 'The Gunman' Acquired by Open Road Films

8 May 2014 12:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Oscar-winner Sean Penn will soon be making an action-packed appearance on the big screen now that Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to Pierre Morel's thriller "The Gunman," which stars Penn. Based on Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel "The Prone Gunman," the film, which also stars Javier Bardem and Idris Elba, features Penn as a former special forces soldier and military contractor suffering from Ptsd, who must go on a cross-continental journey in order to clear his name before reconnecting with his long time love.  "We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Studiocanal, Joel Silver and the entire team behind The Gunman," said Open Roads CEO Tom Ortenberg.  "Sean Penn is certainly one of the most talented actors of our time and it's very exciting to be working with him in this groundbreaking action role as well as with fantastic filmmaker Pierre Morel who »

- Ziyad Saadi

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