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Myriad readies 'The Girl In The Book' for Tiff

3 September 2015 7:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Kirk D’Amico and his team will introduce international buyers in Toronto to the thriller starring Emily VanCamp and Michael Nyqvist.

The Girl In The Book premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival over the summer and takes place in the cutthroat publishing world where a junior book editor must face personal demons and find the courage to write her own novel.

ICM Partners represents Us rights.

Marya Cohn wrote and directed the drama. Varient Pictures produced in association with Busted Buggy Entertainment, with Gina Resnick and Kyle Heller serving as producers. Daniel Cunningham serves as executive producer.

Audrey Delaney, svp of marketing and acquisitions at Santa Monica-based Myriad Pictures, negotiated international sales rights with ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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LevelK to launch Hong Kong office

28 August 2015 4:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Scandinavian sales outfit LevelK is expanding eastward.

On the eve of this year’s autumn markets, Danish company LevelK has announced that it is bringing on board Derek Luí to to run a brand new office in Hong Kong.

Luí brings extensive experience within the business, including a recent stint at UA Cinemas/Lark Films Distribution, where he was focused on the Cinehub film acquisition and distribution. 

“The Hong Kong office is a reflection of LevelK’s growth and a continues commitment to optimize our cooperation with current and future business partners,” said LevelK CEO Tine Klint of the new Asian bridgehead and of Luí’s appointment.

LevelK’s new films in official selection at Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20) include the world premiere of Stephen Page’s Spear, billed as “a visually stunning tale of a young Aboriginal man as he takes a journey through his consciousness to awaken his spiritual self,” and, as an »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Emma Watson's toughest role is playing a nun in new movie Colonia

25 August 2015 2:24 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Emma Watson's ''hardest part'' is playing a nun. The 25-year-old actress - who rose to fame as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise - plays Lena in political drama 'Colonia Dignidad' who is forced to join a cult run by preacher Paul Schäfer (Michael Nyqvist) as she searches for her husband who was kidnapped by the government. Emma told Daily MailOnline: ''It's the hardest part I've ever had to play. But also the most satisfying. It felt like the right thing to do.'' Set in Chile in the seventies and directed by Oscar-winner Florian Gallenberger, the film tells the true story of Emma's character who disguises herself as a nun to infiltrate a Nazi cult. 'Inglorious Bastards' actor Daniel Brühl, 37, plays Lena's husband Daniel who is taken by General Augusto Pinochet's secret police, Dina. And Emma hopes the role will be the final ''push'' that will »

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Toronto International Film Festival Premieres Include Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already And Lorene Scafaria’s The Meddler

18 August 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has added 5 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to its huge and highly anticipated international lineup including the Closing Night Film, Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right.

In July, it was announced that Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall.

Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Ridley Scott, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason BatemanCary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, Jonás CuarónJulie Delpy, Rebecca MillerRob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham.

The various films listed below star Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore, »

- Michelle McCue

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Johnny Depp’s ‘Black Mass’ Joins Zurich Film Festival Lineup

14 August 2015 2:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The Zurich Film Festival has added several titles to its Gala Premieres lineup, including “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp, “Colonia,” starring Emma Watson, and “Walk in the Woods,” starring Robert Redford.

Black Mass,” which is directed by Scott Cooper, is the true story of Whitey Bulger (Depp), a criminal who — with the help of the FBI — became one of the most powerful gangsters in the Boston underworld. It also stars Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Dakota Johnson.

Colonia, which is helmed by Florian Gallenberger, also stars Daniel Bruehl and Michael Nyqvist. It is set in Chile in 1973. In the confusion of the military coup Daniel is abducted by the secret service and brought to the notorious Colonia Dignidad. His girlfriend Lena decides to join the mysterious community to save him.

Ken Kwapis’ “Walk in the Woods” also stars Nick Nolte, Nick Offerman and Emma Thompson. Bill Bryson (Redford) wants »

- Leo Barraclough

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New Photos of Emma Watson in Colonia Cult Thriller

31 July 2015 11:46 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have new photos from the upcoming "Colonia" thriller, starring Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Daniel Bruhl (Rush) and Michael Nyqvist (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol). Check them out below. Plot: The story of Lena (Watson) and Daniel (Bruhl), a young couple entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel is abducted by Pinochet's secret police and Lena tracks him to a sealed off area in the South of the country, called Colonia Dignidad. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission run by lay preacher Paul Schafer (Nyqvist) but is actually a place nobody ever escaped from. The new movie is directed by Florian Gallenberger, who won the Best Short Film Oscar in 2000. It's set to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival next month. Photos: (click to enlarge) »

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First Look Photos: Emma Watson & Daniel Brühl in 'Colonia' Thriller

28 July 2015 10:04 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

A large portion of the official line-up of films playing at this year's Toronto International Film Festival were announced today. One of those films is Colonia, a thriller from German filmmaker Florian Gallenberger. Colonia stars Emma Watson as a woman on a desperate search for her abducted boyfriend. She's drawn to the infamous Colonia Dignidad in Chile, a "sect nobody has ever escaped from", where she also encounters Daniel Brühl. The cast includes Michael Nyqvist, Vicky Krieps and Jeanne Werner. Three photos from the film have been unveiled, to give you an idea of the feel of this real world thriller premiering at Tiff this fall. Here's the three new first look photos for Florian Gallenberger's Colonia, found via The Playlist. Interested? From the Tiff guide - the description: "Colonia tells the story of Lena and Daniel, a young couple who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of »

- Alex Billington

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'The Martian' and Michael Moore lead 2015 Toronto Film Festival selections

28 July 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival now has something of a slate.  Festival toppers Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling presided over a press conference Tuesday morning where more than 34 films were announced including the world premieres of "The Martian," "The Family Fang" and "Demolition."  It's an intriguing initial lineup for the venerable Canadian institution and something of a steadying the ship after losing some major debuts to Venice, Telluride and the New York Film Festival over the past few years. Well, maybe. The most impressive world premieres include the aforementioned "Demolition" with Jake Gyllenhaal (officially the best opening night film in recent memory), "The Family Fang" with Nicole Kidman, "Legend" with Tom Hardy, "Trumbo" with Bryan Cranston, "The Martian" with Matt Damon and Lance Armstrong doc "The Program" with Ben Foster and Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Where to Invade Next."  Notable films that will have premiered »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation review

24 July 2015 3:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Here's Ryan's review of a brisk action thriller...

Dougray Scott's villain perfectly summed up Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible 2. "Hunt invariably favours misdirection over confrontation," Scott's preening bad guy tells an assembly of goons. "He'll no doubt engage in some acrobatic insanity before he'll risk harming a hair on a security guard's head."

This is Tom Cruise's Impossible Missions Force agent Hunt in a nutshell: a romantic daredevil who seems to actively enjoy throwing himself off tall buildings. After nearly 20 years, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Cruise might have grown weary of his thrill-seeking alter-ego. But here he is in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (film number five), clinging to the sides of planes, making leaps from high places and hurtling around on motorbikes.

This time, Hunt comes up against the Syndicate, a shadowy »

- ryanlambie

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David Gordon Green Says 'Suspiria' Would've Been "Operatic," Remake Still Happening But He Won't Direct

24 June 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Projects come and go, but one I'm disappointed it never saw the light of day is David Gordon Green's remake of Dario Argento's "Suspiria." Slated to star Isabelle Huppert, Isabelle Fuhrman, Janet McTeer, Michael Nyqvist and Antje Traue, the film was financed and ready to go before it ran into legal trouble and then wound up not getting made. And Green laments he never got his shot. Read More: The Lost, Unmade & Abandoned Projects Of Director David Gordon Green "[It] would have been the s**t… I wrote it with my sound designer. I love Argento’s film and we wrote a very faithful, extremely elegant opera… I don’t mean musical opera, but it would be incredibly heightened music, and heightened and very operatic and elegant sets," he told Crave. However, Green says his vision just wasn't in line with what studio culture was looking for. "I wanted »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Gordon Green Talks Exiting "Suspiria" Remake

24 June 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

One of the more disappointing projects that seems to have fallen into development hell in recent years has been David Gordon Green's remake of Dario Argento's iconic horror masterpiece "Suspiria."

Isabelle Huppert, Isabelle Fuhrman, Janet McTeer, Michael Nyqvist and Antje Traue were all slated to star in the film which had financing in place, but ran afoul of legal issues and ultimately didn't get made.

In a new interview with Crave, Green says his vision for the project clashed with what studio culture was looking for:

"[It] would have been the s**t… I wrote it with my sound designer. I love Argento's film and we wrote a very faithful, extremely elegant opera… I don't mean musical opera, but it would be incredibly heightened music, and heightened and very operatic and elegant sets.

I wanted it to be a horror film. And a horror movie, at the time when we were modeling that movie, »

- Garth Franklin

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‘John Wick’ announces that Keanu Reeves is definitely back

23 June 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

John Wick

Written by Derek Kolstad

Directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch

U.S.A., 2014

As the film opens, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is breathing what appear to be his dying breaths. Battered and bruised, he stumbles out of the van he just crashed at the docks on Manhattan’s outskirts. In an instant viewers are taken back to a more pleasant time for John, back when he lived a happier life with his lovely wife, the latter eventually succumbing to an unnamed disease. A broken man without his soulmate, a glimmer of positivity arrives at his door in the shape of a puppy his wife seemingly purchased for him in anticipation of the mourning that was looming on the horizon. The bitter sweetness is short loved, shifting over the sheer bitterness when Iosef (Alife Allen), the overly cocky son of Russian mafia lord Viggo (Michael Nyqvist), kills the pup. »

- Edgar Chaput

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Laff Review: 'The Girl In The Book' Starring Emily VanCamp Is A Remarkable, Ambitious Debut

14 June 2015 3:16 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In a story that explores how both power dynamics and past traumas can affect the creative process, Marya Cohn’s “The Girl in the Book” is a remarkable, ambitious directorial debut. Emily VanCamp stars as Alice Harvey, a young woman working in the New York publishing industry, and Ana Mulvoy-Ten plays Alice 15 years ago, caught up in a complicated, abusive relationship with an older writer, Milan Daneker (Michael Nyqvist). The fallout from that relationship has followed Alice into her adult life, manifesting itself in her bad habits, writer's’ block and relationships with men. It all comes rushing back when Alice has to work on the re-release of “Waking Eyes,” the book that made Daneker famous, in which he captures “the essence of a teenage girl,” a “female Holden Caulfied.” When he re-enters her life, he wants to tenderly reminisce about old times, which is pure hell for Alice. She’s »

- Katie Walsh

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Emily VanCamp Shines in Exclusive Poster for 'The Girl in the Book'

10 June 2015 2:28 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Laff 2015 Women Directors: Meet Marya Cohn - 'The Girl in the Book' "Revenge" star Emily VanCamp stars in "The Girl in the Book", written and directed by Marya Cohn. The film marks Cohn's directorial debut. In the film, VanCamp portrays Alice Harvey, an assistant book editor in New York seemingly stuck in her job as she tries to make a break as a writer. Suddenly, she is forced to grapple with her past when she is asked to help with the re-release of a bestseller based on events from her own life. Cohn said in a statement that, "I intend for [Alice's] veracious spirit to offer hope to all those with troubled pasts who must rise above them to live fulfilling lives." Michael Nyqvist also stars.  The film will make its debut on Saturday, June 18 at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Check out the exclusive poster above. Read More: »

- Ethan Sapienza

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Michael Nyqvist Signs With ICM Partners

28 May 2015 4:47 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Michael Nyqvist has signed with ICM Partners. The Sweden-born actor, previously at Wme, played Mikael Blomkvist in the original Swedish version of the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie series alongside Noomi Rapace, then jumped to the U.S. for roles including Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol with Tom Cruise and the Keanu Reeves actioner John Wick. Nyqvist recently joined the cast of I.T., an indie revenge thriller starring Pierce Brosnan. In the John… »

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Michael Nyqvist Signs With ICM Partners

28 May 2015 4:47 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Michael Nyqvist has signed with ICM Partners. The Sweden-born actor, previously at Wme, played Mikael Blomkvist in the original Swedish version of the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie series alongside Noomi Rapace, then jumped to the U.S. for roles including Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol with Tom Cruise and the Keanu Reeves actioner John Wick. Nyqvist recently joined the cast of I.T., an indie revenge thriller starring Pierce Brosnan. In the John… »

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Emily VanCamp

27 May 2015 6:06 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


They say there are no second acts in American lives, but what did F Scott Fitzgerald know? He was dead by 44 and had crap hair. There’s overwhelming evidence to the contrary to be found, especially when you look to Hollywood – Revenge star Emily VanCamp, for instance, is very much in the thick of the big second act of her acting career.

Whilst her ABC drama series has been a huge hit, the network has cancelled it, effective with the end of its fourth season. Not that it’s getting VanCamp down, with the news barely managing to brush past her swiftly rising star. She’s already got a couple more movies wrapped, and is currently filming the third Captain America film.

She may have a bigger role in the next Marvel sequel, but even if she doesn’t VanCamp still has legions of fans leftover from Revenge (and »

- Tom Baker

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Michael Nyqvist Logs On For Indie Thriller ‘I.T.’ – Cannes

22 May 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Michael Nyqvist has joined the cast of I.T., the indie revenge thriller that Pierce Brosnan is toplining and producing. He joins a cast that’s shaping up to be a good one, with Brosnan, Stefanie Scott, James Frechville and Anna Friel already aboard. In the John Moore-directed pic, Brosnan plays a self-made man who has it all: A gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter and a sleek, state-of-the-art smart home. His company is on the verge of changing the… »

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100 Essential Action Scenes: One vs. Many Fights

21 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.    

You know an action hero is the baddest of badasses when he or she walks in and the room goes silent. The drug lord’s bodyguards, the mastermind’s henchmen, or even the foolhardy pack of drunkards outside a roadside bar stand at attention, ready for a challenge. It’s just one person. This shouldn’t be too hard. Seconds later, they’re on the ground nursing bruises, or worse, stumps where their arms and legs used to be. The One vs. Many Fight is the chance for the hero to prove »

- Shane Ramirez

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Hayden Christensen horror 'Untöt' sells for 13 Films

18 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: 13 Films has sold multiple territories on action horror film Untöt starring Hayden Christensen.

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution will distribute in the UK and Splendid has acquired German and Benelux rights to the story of a Second World War German Army unit that encounters an undead force in a secret weapons facility.

13 Films president Tannaz Anisi also announced further deals in South Korea (Sookie Pictures), the Middle East (Eagle Films), Tanweer (Indonesia), Red Pictures (Malaysia) and South Africa (Ster-Kinekor).

Video game producer-director Kris Renkewitz makes his feature film debut and Greg O’Connor of Solaris Entertainment produces Untöt.

“We are thrilled with the positive response from overseas buyers on Untöt,” said Anisi. “Hayden Christensen has commercial appeal and Renkewitz has crafted a chilling and suspenseful tale which will leave audiences on the edge of their seat once this story is brought to life.”

13 Films’ slate in Cannes includes thriller Every Good Boy Does Fine set to star Michael Nyqvist »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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