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Deepwater Horizon, Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven Among Tiff 2016 Premieres, Check Out Full Lineup

26 July 2016 8:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Antoine Fuqua’s ragtag crew of bandits will descend on Toronto International Film Festival come September, now that The Magnificent Seven has booked its place to open the annual event on September 8.

It’s part of a star-studded lineup that boasts everything from Sundance darling Manchester By the Sea to Nate Parker’s Oscar-tipped epic, The Birth of a Nation. They’ll filter into the Special Presentations category at Tiff 2016, while The Magnificent Seven will be joined on opening night by Juan Antonio Bayona’s hotly-anticipated A Monster Calls – part The Bfg, part Pan’s Labyrinth – and Snowden, Oliver Stone’s timely biopic that was turned down by “every major studio.”

Included below is the detailed overview of every film to feature at Toronto International Film Festival, beginning with those features slated to premiere on opening night, September 8.

The Magnificent Seven, Antoine Fuqua, USA World Premiere

Director Antoine Fuqua brings »

- Michael Briers

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"Magnificent Seven" To Open Toronto Film Fest

26 July 2016 8:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Antoine Fuqua's western remake "The Magnificent Seven" will serve as the opening night film of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival which starts in early September. Additionally, the Hailee Steinfeld-led and Kelly Fremon Craig-directed "The Edge of Seventeen" will be the closing night film. Films set to premiere at the fest this year include:

Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi drama "Arrival"

Jeff Nichols' interracial drama "Loving"

Peter Berg's oil rig disaster film "Deepwater Horizon"

Tom Ford's "Nocturnal Animals" with Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal

Christopher Guest's latest mockumentary "Mascots"

Damien Chazelle's Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone-led "La La Land"

Andrea Arnold's Cannes winner "American Honey"

Disney and Mira Nair's "Queen of Katwe" with David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o

Rob Reiner's Presidential film "Lbj" with Woody Harrelson as Lyndon Johnson

Nate Parker's slave rebellion drama "The Birth of a Nation"

Werner Herzog's »

- Garth Franklin

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Tiff 2016 Line-Up Includes ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘American Pastoral,’ and More

26 July 2016 7:18 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After highlighting the best films of the year thus far, it’s time to turn our attention to the fall. While Venice and Telluride will get things going, the biggest seasonal event is easily the Toronto International Film Festival. With hundreds of titles from around the globe on its slate, many of our yearly favorites debut there and we’ll be covering in-depth yet again this year. To get a preview of what to expect, they’ve announced their initial line-up of titles.

The slate includes Tom Ford‘s Nocturnal Animals, Denis Villeneuve‘s Arrival, Damien Chazelle‘s La La LandKim Ji-woon‘s The Age of Shadows, Ewan McGregor‘s American Pastoral, the Miles Teller-led Bleed for This, Denial starring Rachel Weisz, Christopher Guest‘s Mascots, Werner Herzog‘s Salt and Fire, the Michael Fassbender-led Trespass Against Us, Una starring Rooney Mara, Rob Reiner‘s Lbj, A Monster Calls, »

- Jordan Raup

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Amazon Prime Day Deals: 18 Great Films And Television Shows To Buy Right Now

12 July 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amazon Prime Day is here, and with it, a bevy of deals for your entertainment-loving heart. In order to plow through the massive list of deals being offered to Amazon Prime members — it is called Amazon Prime Day for a reason — we’ve narrowed down some of the many offerings for 18 tried and tested IndieWire favorites, spanning both film and television, available with some very special streaming deals today only. Take a look, and start saving now.

Edge of Tomorrow” ($0.99, 80% off)

In a summer full of lousy Hollywood fare, go back to 2014 and re-experience Doug Liman’s brilliant sci-fi romp. Written by master screenwriter Chris McQuarrie, “Edge of Tomorrow” pushes Tom Cruise to rock bottom and kills him off in the first 10 minutes. And then does it again, and again and a few dozen more times. Consider it a video game movie that doesn’t need video game source material to make it work, »

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Hanway Films’ Thorsten Schumacher Leaves Company After 13 Years

7 July 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — International sales veteran Thorsten Schumacher is stepping down from his role as managing director at Hanway Films after five years in the role and 13 years with the company.

Hanway Films announced the news Thursday, saying Schumacher would be leaving the London-based sales company to pursue “new opportunities.”

He leaves the company in rude health and off the back of a bumper year of awards. The company was involved in pics such as “Carol,” “Brooklyn” and “Anomalisa.”

“I couldn’t be more grateful for my time with the wonderful people at Hanway who feel like family to me, and for the opportunity to build the business into what it is today,” Schumacher said in a statement. “With many changes in the industry and an evolving landscape, I look forward pursuing new opportunities.”

“I’ve had a very happy 13 years with Thorsten,” said Hanway Chairman Jeremy Thomas. “Hanway is made up »

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Chris Smith and 'Detour' producer Julie Baines team on 'The Undertaker'

7 July 2016 5:47 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Team behind Triangle and Detour working on thriller; Dan Films slate includes $2-20m projects.

UK director Christopher Smith (Get Santa) is to write and direct thriller The Undertaker for regular collaborator Julie Baines of Dan Films.

Smith is currently writing The Undertaker, which is about a former Ira man living quietly in a remote part of Nova Scotia, Canada. While he is ashamed of his violent past but he is forced to take on one last job - killing a paedophile priest who works at the Vatican.

Backing for the project is set to come from London-based Catalyst Global Media, which will produce alongside Dan Films.

The $15m film is being put together as a co-production and is set to shoot in Canada, Northern Ireland and Italy.

Smith and Baines’ latest feature Detour (sold by Bankside and picked up by Magnet for the Us in Cannes), starring Tye Sheridan and Bel Powley, has been screening »

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Hollywood’s UK Community Debates Brexit: Should They Stay Or Should They Go?

21 June 2016 4:51 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Britain doesn’t have to choose between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but our friends across the pond are nevertheless faced with a hugely significant political decision of their own. Thursday’s vote on Brexit — the colloquial name given to the United Kingdom’s upcoming vote on whether or not to remain in the European Union — is a divisive issue, of course, with the husband of slain MP Jo Cox saying that the 41-year-old politician was murdered because of her strong political beliefs. The Economist currently tracks the polls at 44 percent in favor of remaining (or “bremaining”), 43 percent hoping to leave (“brexit”) and 11 percent undecided.

Read More: ‘A United Kingdom’ to Open BFI London Film Festival, Boosting Awards Chances

The divide doesn’t appear to be as sharp in the film industry, however, with more than 250 British celebrities (Patrick Stewart, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Steve McQueen »

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Number 9, Red team on TV version of Henry James’ 'Portrait Of A Lady'

14 June 2016 5:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Carol producer Number 9 Films is making its first foray into TV.

Carol producer Number 9 is making its first foray into TV with an adaptation of Henry James’ classic novel Portrait Of A Lady.

Elizabeth Karlsen (Carol) and Stephen Woolley (Youth) will executive produce alongside Nicola Shindler (Happy Valley) of Studiocanal-owned Red Production. Studiocanal will handle worldwide distribution.

In Portrait Of A Lady, vivacious ingénue Isabel Archer, leaves America for old world Europe, keen to experience all that life has to offer.

She rejects a series of marriage proposals from eager but safe lovers for a life of independence, but »

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‘Carol’ Producer Number 9, Red Plan TV Adaptation of ‘Portrait of a Lady’

14 June 2016 3:04 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Carol” producer Number 9 Films is teaming up with Red Production Company for Number 9’s first TV project, an adaptation of Henry James’ 1881 novel “Portrait of a Lady.”

Number 9’s Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley will executive produce alongside Red’s Nicola Shindler (“The Five,” “Happy Valley”). StudioCanal will handle worldwide distribution.

James’ novel centers on Isabel Archer, a vivacious New World ingénue, who leaves America for Old World Europe, keen to experience all that life has to offer. She rejects a series of marriage proposals from eager but safe lovers for a life of independence, but when she inherits an unexpected fortune that will grant her desires, she falls prey to two American ex-pat schemers, the elegant Madame Merle and the charming but cruel and calculating Gilbert Osmond, and is lured into a marriage with unfortunate consequences.

Karlsen said: “We believe we share a sensibility with Nicola of being drawn towards material with complex and compelling female lead characters, which is one of the defining elements of ‘Portrait of a Lady.'”

Shindler added: “Having been originally published as a monthly serial, and addressing themes of personal freedom, betrayal and modernization, Henry James’ ‘Portrait of a Lady’ lends itself perfectly to the long-form storytelling that only TV can offer.”

Number 9’s “Carol,” an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel “The Price of Salt,” starred Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and picked up six Academy Awards nominations. Upcoming releases for Number 9 in 2016/17 include Jane Goldman’s adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s “The Limehouse Golem,” directed by Juan Carlos Medina, starring Olivia Cooke and Bill Nighy, and Gaby Chiappe’s adaptation of Lissa Evans’ “Their Finest Hour and a Half,” directed by Lone Scherfig, starring Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin.

Red’s recent credits include Sally Wainwright’s multi BAFTA award-winning and critically acclaimed “Happy Valley” and “Last Tango in Halifax,” Harlan Coben’s first original TV drama “The Five,” and Russell T. Davies trilogy “Cucumber,” “Banana” and “Tofu.”


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Thora Birch Joins Adrian Grenier Thriller ‘Public Affairs’

1 June 2016 10:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Thora Birch has joined Adrian Grenier and Mimi Rogers in the political thriller Public Affairs, Variety has learned exclusively.

Eric Bross is directing from a script by Tom Cudworth. Producers are School PicturesStephen Israel (“Swimming With Sharks”) and George Voskericyan (“Helicopter Mom”) of American Film Productions. Shooting starts this month in Norfolk, Va.

13 Films has international rights to the project, which was introduced to buyers in Cannes.

“Public Affairs” follows a young campaign aide who sleeps with a presidential candidate’s wife — a mistake that sends him into a downward spiral of corruption and blackmail. He is left fighting not only for his career, but also his life.

“I’ve long-admired Thora’s raw talent and am thrilled that she has joined the team,” said Israel. “Her honesty and depth will truly complement an already-strong cast.”

Birch’s credits include “Patriot Games,” “American Beauty” and “Ghost World.” She took »

- Dave McNary

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Bill Nighy to star in 'Triple Word Score'

25 May 2016 2:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Comedy-drama scripted by Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Bill Nighy, one of Britain’s best loved character actors, is to star in Hurricane FilmsTriple Word Score, a new feature scripted by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Hilary and Jackie, 24 Hour Party People).

The film is in the growing slate of features to be executive produced by Gibson & MacLeod - the outfit behind Hurricane FilmsEmily Dickinson biopic, A Quiet Passion.

Triple Word Score will mark the directorial debut of Carl Hunter who has collaborated extensively with Cottrell Boyce on various other ventures including an award winning children’s book and an online narrative project.

The supernatural comedy-drama follows the story of a father (Nighy) searching for his missing son, with whom he shared a passion for the board game Scrabble. The film is a journey of mystery, self-discovery and hope.

Shooting will take place this summer in the UK - in Liverpool and West Lancashire.

Liverpool-based [link=co »

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‘Ready Player One’ Star Olivia Cooke Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

24 May 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” star Olivia Cooke has signed with CAA.

Cooke’s breakout role came last year with the Sundance film “Me and Earl,” which follows two friends who connect with a girl dying of cancer, while make a film revolving around her life. The movie went on to win the festival’s grand jury and audience awards, and quickly turned Cooke into one of Hollywood’s hottest new stars.

After testing dozens of young actors and actresses, Cooke was tapped to star in Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” which begins filming this fall and also stars Tye Sheridan and Ben Mendelsohn.

She is currently shooting the indie “Thoroughbred” opposite Anya Taylor-Joy. She will next be seen in “Katie Says Goodbye,” in which she plays the title character, and “The Limehouse Golem” with Bill Nighy.

She is managed by Josh Glick of Grandview and by »

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Four Kids And It Starring Michael Caine, Bill Nighy And Matthew Goode To Begin UK Photography In August

15 May 2016 3:40 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Two-time Academy Award winner Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, The Dark Knight, Youth), BAFTA Award Winner and Golden Globe Winner Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Pirates Of The Caribbean) and Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, The Good Wife, Downton Abbey) will star in the family action adventure film Four Kids And It directed by BAFTA Award nominee Andy De Emmony (Father Ted, West Is West), it was announced today.

Produced by Dan FilmsJulie Baines and Anne Brogan of Kindle Entertainment, the screenplay is written by Simon Lewis and adapted from the novel “Four Children and It” by best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson. Additional writing is provided by Mark Oswin.

The film is slated to begin principal photography in August on location in the UK.

13 Films is handling worldwide rights to the project outside of the UK and is actively selling the film to buyers at the Cannes Market. »

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Michael Caine to star in 13 Film's 'Four Kids And It'

14 May 2016 10:31 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Michael Caine, Bill Nighy and Matthew Goode will star in the family action adventure Four Kids And It, which 13 Films has introduced to world buyers excluding the UK here.

Principal photography is earmarked for an August start in the UK. Andy De Emmony will direct the story of four children on a beach holiday who stumble upon a magical creature called the Psammead, which is being pursued by a villain.

Simon Lewis adapted the screenplay from the novel by Jacqueline Wilson, while Dan FilmsJulie Baines and Anne Brogan of Kindle Entertainment produce.

Milk VFX is providing the creature FX and previously worked on effects for Ex Machina. »

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Caine, Nighy, Goode Set For "Four Kids"

14 May 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Michael Caine, Bill Nighy and Matthew Goode are all set to star in Andy De Emmony's family action adventure film "Four Kids And It".

The story follows four children who are horrified to learn that their beach holiday is in fact a bonding trip with their potential future step-siblings. During an argument, they come upon a magical, sandy, grumpy creature called the Psammead (Caine) who can grant one wish a day - a wish that's canceled as soon as the sun sets.

The kids must work together and choose their wishes wisely as an evil villain (Nighy) tries his best to steal the Psammead for himself. Simon Lewis adapted the script from Jacqueline Wilson's novel "Four Children And It". Shooting begins in August.

Source: Deadline »

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Michael Caine, Bill Nighy, Matthew Goode Join ‘Four Kids And It’; Remstar Buys ‘Ideal Home’ – Cannes

14 May 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Michael Caine, Bill Nighy and Matthew Goode are set to star in family action adventure pic Four Kids And It. Andy De Emmony is directing the project that's based on Jacqueline Wilson's novel Four Children And It (itself based on the 1902 E. Nesbit book Five Children And It). Simon Lewis adapted for the screen. World sales outside the UK are being handled by 13 Films. The story follows four children who are horrified to learn that their beach holiday is in fact a bonding… »

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Isabel Coixet drama 'The Bookshop' readies for August shoot

11 May 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson check in to The Bookshop.

Emily Mortimer (Hugo), Bill Nighy (Love Actually) and Patricia Clarkson (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials) are due to star in writer-director Isabel Coixet’s (Endless Night) drama The Bookshop, which is due to get underway this August.

Coixet has adapted the story from Booker Prize-winning novelist Penelope Fitzgerald’s well-received novel of the same name.

Set in a small town in 1959 England, The Bookshop charts the story of a woman (Mortimer) who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.

Celsius Entertainment will be cooking up deals in Cannes on the period project, which has pre-sold to Spain (A Contracorriente), Australia/Nz (Transmission), Greece (Odeon), Airlines (Jaguar) and Turkey (Filmarti).

Producers are Joan Bas and Jaume Banacolocha from Diagonal and Adolfo Blanco from A Contracorriente. Executive producers are Manuel Monzon, Albert Sagales and Fernando »

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Bhavna Talwars Heidi - Queen Of The Mountain features an Indian crew

29 March 2016 5:34 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After making waves with her debut feature Dharm which bagged the National film award and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, acclaimed director Bhavna Talwar has a force to reckon with. Her next feature, a major International production, which is an adaptation of the much-loved children's Book 'Heidi' has begun its second schedule in Spain, following the UK Schedule and stars heavy weight actors such as Bill Nighy, Mark Williams and Helen Baxendale among others. While Talwar is all set to make her mark internationally, she has chosen to work with a core Indian crew, including noted cinematographer Binod Pradhan and Action director Sham Kaushal, in addition to her core creative team. "Cinema is a universal language and I know and our production company has worked closely with Shamji and Binod, it was not just about the comfort level but also the fact that they are world class talent. It's »

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Lily Collins Boards Korean Monster Flick Okja With Jake Gyllenhaal

23 March 2016 8:14 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Korean director Bong Joon-ho, best known for helming sleeper hit Snowpiercer, is quietly assembling a starry ensemble for his upcoming creature feature, Okja.

After plowing through an icy future with Joon-ho’s apocalyptic thriller, Tilda Swinton will reteam with the astute filmmaker, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, and Kelly MacDonald. Bill Nighy had been attached, but was forced to pull out following a scheduling clash.

Nevertheless, it’s a casting docket that has made room for one more today, with The Wrap bringing word that Lily Collins has inked a deal to star in Okja as an anarchist called Red, a proud member of an organization known as the Animal Liberation Front.

Pertinent details remain under wraps for Joon-ho’s latest feature, though the director did offer some insight into the adventure he’s rustling up, claiming “it is a bulky animal, but with a mild and kind spirit. The »

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Carey Mulligan and More ‘Mudbound’ For WWII Drama, Margot Robbie to Portray Tonya Harding & More

22 March 2016 10:25 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s been five years since we got Dee Rees‘ remarkable debut Pariah and while she followed it up with the HBO movie Bessie, we’ve been waiting to see her get back to theatrical features. We won’t have to wait long either, as she’s set to direct Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke and Jason Mitchell in the World War II drama Mudbound. Variety reports that the film, adapted by Virgil Williams from Hillary Jordan’s 2008 novel, “revolves around a city worker in a WWII-torn country who relocates his family to a failing Mississippi farm and is forced to overcome insurmountable hardships, including his brother’s return from war.”

After breaking out with her portrayal of Nadine Macaluso in The Wolf of Wall Street (named Naomi Lapaglia in the film), Margot Robbie will get another chance to bring a real-life story to screens. According to Deadline, she »

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