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Michel Huisman ("Game of Thrones," "Orphan Black") will star opposite Teresa Palmer in Paul Currie's romantic action thriller "2:22" which starts shooting next week in Sydney, Australia. Houseman will replace Benjamin Walker who has left the project.
The actor portrays a man whose life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m. He falls for a beautiful woman whose life is threatened by these strange events. [Source: Variety]
Dornan plays an Irish commandant who leads a stand-off with troops against French and Belgian mercenaries in the Congo during in 1961. Canet plays a French commander. Smyth is directing from a script by Kevin Brodbin. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
Tannaz Anisi’s 13 Films is handling international sales and will introduce the film to buyers at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin. Wme is handling U.S. rights.
Jamin O’Brien and Daniel L. Blanc are producing through the Community, and David Frankel is exec producing. Xavier Manrique is making his feature film directorial debut from a script by newcomer Nicholas Schutt.
Principal photography on the project is slated to begin in February.
Fernandez will play a first-time novelist who returns to New York City unannounced ready to reclaim his lost love, played by Benson, who is engaged to be married. Noth and Parker will play the parents of Fernandez’s character.
Parker is repped by Wme, Noth by the Gersh Agency and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management, Benson by CAA and Lbi Entertainment, »
- Dave McNary
Chronically Metropolitan is set to begin shooting in February and tells of a novellist in New York who enlists his sister and drug dealer best friend to help him win back his lost love.
Tannaz Anisi’s 13 Films handles international sales and Wme Global represents Us rights.
“We want to make films that the studios have abandoned in lieu of tentpoles,” said The Community co-head O’Brien. “Chronically Metropolitan is incredibly smart and full of depth, all while being commercially viable and accessible to large audiences.”
“Producer Jamin O’Brien has assembled a strong cast anchored »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Written by Andy Bellin
In Billy Wilder’s excellent 1951 drama Ace in the Hole, which is a classic showcase of media manipulation, ambitious city-slicker reporter Chuck Tatum (played by an enthusiastic Kirk Douglas) finds himself stuck in Albuquerque, New Mexico with hopes to find that one big story that will jettison him to the big-leagues again. Tatum lucks out when he is informed about a man trapped in a cave-in and uses this opportunity to break big. When Tatum’s photographer asks why this will make a big story, Tatum responds that it’s a “human interest” subject and that if you can get readers to sympathize with the narrative then you have the reader’s attention. But, he also elaborates that a human interest story has to focus on one person; if you focus on others involved with the story, »
- Christopher Koenig
The things we do for fashion!
"After the Ball" is a modern-day fairy tale set in the world of fashion, starring Portia Doubleday ("Youth in Revolt," "Her") Marc-André Grondin ("Goon"), Chris Noth ("Sex and the City"), Lauren Holly ("Dumb & Dumber), Mimi Kuzyk, and Carlo Rota. The light-hearted movie is directed by Sean Garrity ("My Awkward Sexual Adventure").
"After the Ball," which features elements of "Cinderella" and "Twelfth Night," takes place in the contemporary fashion industry. Kate's (Doubleday) dream is to design for couturier houses. Although she's a bright new talent, she can't get a job. No one trusts the daughter of Lee Kassell (Noth), a retail guru who markets clothes "inspired" by the very designers Kate wants to work for. Who wants a spy among the sequins and stilettos?
Reluctantly, Kate joins the family business where she must navigate around her duplicitous stepmother (Holly) and two "wicked" stepsisters. With the »
- Chris Jancelewicz
The fashion world comes alive in the modern day fairytale After the Ball, and we’ve got an exclusive look at the film to share!
Kate (Portia Doubleday) dreams of designing for the big fashion houses, but the path to fashion is paved with disappointment. Between a trio of duplicitous design mavens (who just happen to be Kate’s stepsisters), and an evil stepmother, it’s up to Kate to unveil a new fashion identity and save her father’s company. With the help to a charming prince in the shoe department and her godmother’s vintage wardrobe, Kate will try to achieve her dreams of sequins and stilettos.
Lauren Holly, Chris Noth, Colin Mochrie, and Marc-Andre Grondin round out the cast of the fashion-forward film which recently held its premiere at the Whistler Film Festival. Check out this exclusive clip from After the Ball and see the film’s »
- Rachel West
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