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Dafoe, Close Join Sci-Fi Tale "Monday"

15 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Willem Dafoe and Glenn Close are set to join Tommy Wirkola's sci-fi tale "What Happened to Monday?" which is set in a future where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy.

Seven identical sisters (played by Noomi Rapace) live a hide-and-seek existence who outwit authorities by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman. Each named after a day of the week, each can go outside of their apartment one day a week using their common identity. Then, one day, Monday does not come home.

Wirkola ("Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters") is directing from a script written by Kerry Williamson and Max Botkin. Marwan Kenzari, Christian Rubeck and Pal Sverre Hagen also star and filming is now underway in Bucharest at the Castel Film Studios.

Source: Deadline »

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Willem Dafoe Joins Noomi Rapace In ‘What Happened To Monday?’ Sci-Fi Pic

15 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Willem Dafoe has joined the cast of Noomi Rapace-starrer What Happened to Monday? The film, directed by Tommy Wirkola, has started shooting  in Bucharest at the Castel Film Studios. Dafoe and Rapace are joined by Glenn Close in the sci-fi action thriller, which takes place in a not-so-distant future. Marwan Kenzari, Christian Rubeck and Pal Sverre Hagen have also boarded the project. In a future where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a… »

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Willem Dafoe joins Noomi Rapace sci-fi; shoot begins

18 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

What Happened to Monday? has begun production in Romania; new cast additions include Kon-Tiki’s Pal Sverre Hagen.

Willem Dafoe (The Grand Budapest Hotel) has joined Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close in sci-fi thriller What Happened to Monday?, which began principal photography at the Castel Film Studios in Bucharest on July 23 .

Tommy Wirkola (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) directs the feature, which is produced by Vendome Pictures and Raffaella Productions and fully financed by Snd, which will handle French distribution rights as well as international sales.

New additional cast includes Marwan Kenzari (Accused, Reckless), Christian Rubeck (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) and Pal Sverre Hagen (Kon-Tiki).

Set in a world where families are allowed only one child due to overpopulation, a resourceful set of seven identical sisters must avoid governmental execution and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.

Rapace - star of the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Prometheus - plays all seven »

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

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Willem Dafoe Joins Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close in ‘What Happened To Monday’

18 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– Willem Dafoe (“The Great Wall”) is set to join Noomi Rapace (“Prometheus”) and Glenn Close (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) in Tommy Wirkola’s (“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”) sci-fi action thriller “What Happened to Monday.”

Penned by Kerry Williamson (“Alex Cross”) and Max Botkin (“Robosapien: Rebooted”), “What Happened to Monday” is a dystopian thriller set in a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic one-child policy. It turns on seven identical sisters who are being tracked down by the Child Allocation Bureau which enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman.

“What Happened to Monday” is produced by Raffaella ProductionsRaffaella De Laurentiis as well as Vendôme PicturesPhilippe Rousselet and Fabrice Gianfermi. Snd handles international sales while CAA reps domestic distribution rights.

“We could not have dreamt of a »

- Elsa Keslassy

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'Child 44' Featurette Showcases Director Daniel Espinosa | Exclusive

23 July 2015 3:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After making the international hit Easy Money, director Daniel Espinosa made his American film debut with 2012's Safe House. The filmmaker followed up that action-thriller with this year's Child 44, which is currently available on Digital HD before the Blu-ray and DVD release on August 4 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Today we have an exclusive preview which highlights the directorial style of the Child 44 filmmaker. And it proves he's certainly a filmmaker to watch in the future.

Tom Hardy, Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace star in the riveting and politically charged serial-killer drama Child 44, which made waves when it hit theaters earlier this year. Based on the first novel of the international best-selling trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and produced by the acclaimed Ridley Scott, the nail-biting story is written for the screen by Richard Price. The film features a stellar supporting cast that includes Joel Kinnaman, »

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Exclusive Clip: “Child 44″ Goes Back in Time to the 1950s Soviet Union

20 July 2015 8:32 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

We’ve got an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip and stills from Tom Hardy’s latest film, “Child 44.” The film, also starring Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace, comes to Digital HD July 21 and on Blu-ray plus Digital HD, DVD plus Digital and On Demand August 4 courtesy of Summit Entertainment. The film is based on the first novel Tom Rob Smith’s acclaimed trilogy, adapted for the screen by Richard Price, directed by Daniel Espinosa and is produced by Ridley Scott. The film also stars Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke, Paddy Considine and Vincent Cassel. The film starts with a tragic death, leading Hardy’s character to suspect a conspiracy. After a friend’s son is  [ Read More ]

The post Exclusive Clip: “Child 44″ Goes Back in Time to the 1950s Soviet Union appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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Fellini estate clear new 'La Dolce Vita' film

9 July 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Modern take on classic film in the pipeline from Ambi Group.

A new feature is in the works that has been dubbed “an homage” to La Dolce Vita, Federico Fellini’s classic film starring Marcello Mastroianni as a philandering paparazzo journalist in Rome.

Los Angeles-based Ambi Group has closed an option agreement with the Fellini family and estate make the new feature, which they will finance and produce with Italian producer Daniele Di Lorenzo.

Di Lorenzo will produce the film through his Ldm Productions banner. Ambi, in addition to financing and producing through Ambi Pictures, will oversee global distribution of the film through its international sales division, Ambi Distribution.

Francesca Fellini, niece of Federico Fellini, said: “We’ve been approached countless times and asked to consider everything from remakes and re-imaginings to prequels and sequels. We knew it would take very special producers and compelling circumstances to motivate the family to allow rights to be optioned.”

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

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AMBI Group Options Rights For ‘La Dolce Vita’ Remake

9 July 2015 9:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Rome-based AMBI Group principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi have announced they have closed an option agreement with the Fellini family to produce an homage to Federico Fellini’s classic “La Dolce Vita,” which they will finance and produce with Italian producer Daniele Di Lorenzo.

The film’s director, casting, and all other elements are still being decided.

Di Lorenzo will produce the film through his Ldm Productions banner. Ambi, in addition to financing and producing through Ambi Pictures, will oversee global distribution of the film through its L.A.-based international sales division, Ambi Distribution.

“We’ve been approached countless times and asked to consider everything from remakes and re-imaginings to prequels and sequels. We knew it would take very special producers and compelling circumstances to motivate the family to allow rights to be optioned,” Fellini’s niece Francesca Fellini said in a statement.

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6 Must-Watch TV Shows and Movies Coming to HBO Now in July 2015, from 'The Drop' to '7 Days in Hell'

2 July 2015 3:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 'Changeling,' 'Serena' and More on Netflix This July (Plus Indiewire's Picks) On June 21, HBO Now released the highly anticipated second season of "True Detective," along with launching their latest original series, "The Brink" and "Ballers." All three series will run through July, but that's not all they're up to this month. Check out the films that will be coming to the new streaming platform, including recent releases like "Horrible Bosses 2" and "The Drop," with Noomi Rapace, Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini, classics such as "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "A.I. Artificial Intelligence," and Spanish language releases coming from Uruguay, the Dominican Republic and more. In addition, we have a list of films to watch before they are removed from streaming on July 31, as well as our own picks for what you can't miss (in bold).  Available 7/1 Indiewire Pick: "A.I. Artificial »

- Sara Itkis

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6 Must-Watch TV Shows and Movies Coming to HBO Now in July 2015, from 'The Drop' to '7 Days in Hell'

2 July 2015 3:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: 'Changeling,' 'Serena' and More on Netflix This July (Plus Indiewire's Picks) On June 21, HBO Now released the highly anticipated second season of "True Detective," along with launching their latest original series, "The Brink" and "Ballers." All three series will run through July, but that's not all they're up to this month. Check out the films that will be coming to the new streaming platform, including recent releases like "Horrible Bosses 2" and "The Drop," with Noomi Rapace, Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini, classics such as "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "A.I. Artificial Intelligence," and Spanish language releases coming from Uruguay, the Dominican Republic and more. In addition, we have a list of films to watch before they are removed from streaming on July 31, as well as our own picks for what you can't miss (in bold).  Available 7/1 Indiewire Pick: "A.I. Artificial...

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Aussies and Kiwis invited to join AMPAS

30 June 2015 3:39 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Four Australians and three Kiwis have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

A record 322 screen practitioners from the Us and around the world have been invited to join the organisation. The previous high was 276 in 2013.

The Down Under contingent comprises visual effects wizards Tim Crosbie and Daniel Barrett, producers Bruna Papandrea and Rebecca Yeldham, sound mixers David Lee and Jason Canovas and writer-director Niki Caro.

Despite the Academy.s efforts to diversify its membership, out of the 25 actors invited to join only seven are women.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said, .It.s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry. This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization..

This year Crosbie was nominated for an »

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Aussies invited to join AMPAS

30 June 2015 3:39 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Three Australians and one Kiwi have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

A record 322 screen practitioners from the Us and around the world have been invited to join the organisation. The previous high was 276 in 2013.

The Down Under contingent comprises visual effects wizard Tim Crosbie, producers Bruna Papandrea and Rebecca Yeldham and writer-director Niki Caro.

Despite the Academy.s efforts to diversify its membership, out of the 25 actors invited to join only seven are women.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said, .It.s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry. This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization..

This year Crosbie was nominated for an Oscar for best achievement in visual effects for X-Men: Days of Future Past, »

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YA Fantasy Adaptation ‘Ferals’ Heats Up at Fox (Exclusive)

24 June 2015 12:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox 2000 is ramping up development of “Ferals,” Jacob Grey’s young adult fantasy novel, and has hired Black List screenwriter Max Botkin to adapt, Variety has learned exclusively.

“Ferals” is the first book in a trilogy with a mythology that explores a special group of humans able to control animals. The story centers on a boy who can communicate with crows and discovers an underground world of “ferals” as his once-thriving city faces a wave of crime and violence.

Marisa Paiva and Nikki Ramey are overseeing development for the studio.

Botkin wrote the Black List script “What Happened to Monday,” which is in pre-production at Vendome Pictures with Tommy Wirkola directing. Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close will star in the adaptation.

Botkin is repped by Verve, Eva Lontscharitsch and attorney Lawrence Kopeikin at Morris Yorn.

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Karlovy Vary: top Euro, Asian directors to present favourites

17 June 2015 3:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Six selected directors include Michaël R. Roskam [pictured], Kim Ki-duk and Sion Sono.

Six international directors who share a history with the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (July 3-11) are to present one of their favourite films at the 50th edition of the festival in the Czech spa town.

The special section, titled Six Close Encounters, will include contributions from directors Mark Cousins, Kim Ki-duk, Sergei Loznitsa, Luis Miñarro, Michael R. Roskam and Sion Sono.

Each will select and personally present a favourite film that played a fundamental role in defining their own styles on filmmaking.

“It is extremely important to us that we maintain long-term relationships with filmmakers whose work we follow continuously, often from the beginning of their careers, which in many cases were launched at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival,” says Kviff artistic director Karel Och.

Mark Cousins: A Moment of Innocence (Nun va Goldoon, 1996), Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Kim Ki-duk: »

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

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Film Casting: Free Fire, Akira, Yvonne Strahovski in All I See Is You [Updated]

9 June 2015 12:37 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Free Fire, Akira, All I See Is You, and other films have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.

Untitled WWII movie

Brad Pitt has been looking for a lover for his next WWII movie and he has finally found one in Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, who’s in negotiations to join him in the untitled period film that Robert Zemeckis is directing

Steven Knight wrote the script

Pitt and Cotillard will play assassins who fall in love during a mission to kill a German official. They soon marry, but their romance is cut short when Pitt is told that his wife is a double agent working for the German government and he must kill her.

Akira

Warner Bros…has hired “Daredevil” writer Marco Ramirez to adapt the »

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Blu-ray details announced for Tom Hardy’s Child 44

4 June 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate have announced the details for the Blu-ray release of thriller Child 44. Directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), the film stars Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises), Noomi Rapace (The Drop), Vincent Cassel (Black Swan), Jason Clarke (Terminator Genisys) and Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad) and is set for release on August 4th in the States.

After a friend’s son is found dead, Soviet secret-police officer Leo Demidov (Hardy) suspects his superiors are covering up the truth. When Leo dares to raise questions, he is demoted and exiled to a provincial outpost with his wife (Rapace). There, Leo soon discovers other mysterious deaths with similar circumstances and convinces his new boss (Oldman) that a deranged serial killer is on the loose-and must be stopped before he strikes again in this electrifying thriller.

Special Features will include:

-Reflections of History” featurette »

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Ambi Pictures bulks up ‘Rupture’ cast

2 June 2015 1:58 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Peter Stormare, Kerry Bishé, Lesley Manville and Ari Millen have joined Noomi Rapace and Michael Chiklis on the sci-fi adventure thriller that began shooting in Toronto on Tuesday.

Rapace plays a single mother abducted by a mysterious organisation who reveal to her that humanity faces an threat from within.

Steven Shainberg directs Rupture from a screenplay by Brian Nelson based on a story by Shainberg and Nelson.

Ambi Pictures principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi produce alongside American Sniper producer Andrew Lazar and Christina Weiss Lurie of Tango Pictures Production, the company they formed with Shainberg.

Ambi Distribution handles world sales. »

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Peter Stormare, Kerry Bishe Joining Noomi Rapace’s ‘Rupture’

2 June 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Peter Stormare, Kerry Bishe, Lesley Manville and Ari Millen have joined the cast of sci-fi adventure thriller “Rupture,” starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Chiklis.

Production began Tuesday in Toronto. “Rupture” centers on single mother (Rapace) abducted by a terrifying and mysterious organization who reveal to her that humanity faces an unsettling threat.

Steven Shainberg is directing from Brian Nelson’s script. Shainberg’s credits include “Secretary,” “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus” and “Hit Me.”

Tango Pictures, a partnership between Christina Weiss Lurie, Shainberg and Andrew Lazar, is teaming with Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Group to make the film. Lazar came on board the project in April.

Ambi Distribution is handling worldwide sales.

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Casting: Han, Bishe, Rodriguez, Holt, Roth

2 June 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Independence Day 2

Chin Han ("The Dark Knight") has joined the cast of the "Independence Day" sequel shooting in New Mexico. The film's director Roland Emmerich announced the news through his Twitter account.

Han previously worked with Emmerich on "2012" and here will play the leader of the Chinese Space Squadron. The film is due for release June 24th 2016. [Source: Twitter]

Rupture

Kerry Bishe, Peter Stormare, Lesley Manville and Ari Millen have joined the cast of sci-fi adventure thriller "Rupture" alongside Noomi Rapace and Michael Chiklis. Filming began Tuesday in Toronto.

Rapace plays a single mother abducted by a terrifying and mysterious organization who reveal to her that humanity faces an unsettling threat. Steven Shainberg is directing from Brian Nelson's script. [Source: Variety]

Empire

Adam Rodriguez ("Magic Mike") has scored a recurring role in the second season of Fox's hip-hop drama "Empire". Rodriguez joins previously announced guest stars Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz and Ne-Yo. »

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Svensk closes deals on nine Cannes titles

2 June 2015 10:20 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Films include Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut, biopic Callas starring Noomi Rapace and Nick Park animation Early Man.

Swedish major Svensk Filmindustri has closed deals on nine films following discussions at Cannes’ Marché du Film for Scandinavian release.

From Cornerstone, head of acquisitions Robert Enmark signed for Swiss director Vincent Pérez’s Alone in Berlin, based on German author Hans Fallada’s 1947 classic, with Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Brühl and Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt in the leads.

Set in 1940, the film follows a working class couple taking action against the Nazi regime, after their son is killed in the war.

From Lakeshore, Svensk picked up Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut, American Pastoral, adapted from Us author Philip Roth’s Pulitzer-winning 1998 novel.

McGregor will also star alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning in the story of a successful businessman, married to a former beauty queen, whose life falls apart when his daughter becomes a revolutionary.

Svensk closed »

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