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Christopher Gorham’s ‘A Boy Called Po’ Lands September Release

20 July 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Freestyle Digital Media has acquired the North American rights to John Asher’s family drama “A Boy Called Po,” starring Christopher Gorham, Julian Feder, and Kaitlin Doubleday, Variety has learned exclusively.

The film will be released in domestic theaters and on digital platforms on Sept. 1. It has been honored as the 2016 breakthrough feature at the San Diego International Film Festival and best feature film at Palm Beach International Film Festival.

Double Dutch International, headed by Jason Moring, is handling international sales rights and will introduce the title to international buyers during the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Inspired by true events, “A Boy Called Po” tells the story of a recently widowed father (Gorham) struggling to raise his sixth-grade son (Feder) who has autism. The pressure of work, school, and coping with the loss of wife and mom push the two nearly to the point of breaking.

Asher directed from a script by Colin Goldman who »

- Dave McNary

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The Top Five Michael Nyqvist Roles of His Career

29 June 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

On June 27th, 2017 the film industry lost a budding character actor when 56 year old Michael Nyqvist died of lung cancer in his hometown of Stockholm Sweden. In tribute to this actor that has contributed a lot to the film world, I want to countdown some of his greatest roles. R.I.P Michael, you will be missed. Let’s get this countdown started. 5. “Together” (Role: Rolf) We have to start this countdown with the role that first brought Michael Nyqvist success as an actor and put him on the radars of casting director around the globe. The film both managed

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- Matt Clark

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Michael Nyqvist obituary

29 June 2017 8:44 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Swedish actor best known for playing Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who has died aged 56 of lung cancer, became an international star playing the investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the original film adaptations (2009) of Stieg Larsson’s bestselling crime novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its two sequels. He was a perfect fit for the character; Niels Arden Oplev, who directed Dragon Tattoo, had no doubts casting him, explaining: “He is a Swedish teddy bear, women would feel safe in his arms.”

This was crucial: the Dragon Tattoo’s original title in Swedish was Men Who Hate Women, and both the mystery at the centre of the story and the character of Lisbeth Salander, the tattooed girl (played by Noomi Rapace), are rooted in abuse. Even Nykvist’s character’s name recalls Astrid Lindgren’s boy detective Kalle Blomkvist, »

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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol & John Wick Actor Michael Nyqvist Passes Away At 56

28 June 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

We are saddened to report the news that Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, John Wick) has passed away at the age of 56, after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. »

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Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, of Dragon Tattoo and John Wick, dies at 56

28 June 2017 3:34 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor, who appeared as Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish adaptations of the Stieg Larsson novels, has died of lung cancer

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist has died at the age of 56. He had been battling lung cancer.

The Stockholm-born actor was best known for his role as Mikael Blomkvist in the original Swedish Dragon Tattoo trilogy, which included The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.

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- Jake Nevins

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Michael Nyqvist dies at 56 by Jennie Kermode - 2017-06-28 09:05:49

28 June 2017 1:05 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Michael Nyqvist at the Austrian premiere of Colonia at Votivkino in Vienna Photo: Manfred Werner

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who was known worldwide for his work in John Wick, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and the Millennium: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo films, has died at the age of 56 after a year-long battle with lung cancer.

The actor, whose given name is Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist but who adopted the English spelling Michael for his international work, is one of Sweden's most popular stars. He began his career in 1982 and alongside his big screen work he has appeared in a number of popular TV series. He won numerous film festival awards over the course of his career and won Best Actor at Sweden's Guldbagge awards for his work on As It Is In Heavcen, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. He was nominated for a further three Guldbagges. »

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Michael Nyqvist: 1960-2017

27 June 2017 10:14 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Den Of Geek Jun 28, 2017

Actor Michael Nyqvist has died at the age of 56, his family announce.

Some very sad news to report this morning. Actor Michael Nyqvist has died, at the age of just 56. He had been battling lung cancer, and he passed away from the disease in Stockholm on Tuesday. He is survived by his wife and his two children. Our thoughts are very much with them at this difficult time.

We hope that take some solace from the incredible body of work that he left behind. He sprung to international fame off the back of his work in the original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie and its subsequent sequels, playing the role of Mikael Blomqvist in the Millennium trilogy. Off the back of that, the number of Hollywood movies he landed increased, and thus he appeared in films such as John Wick, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, »

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Dragon Tattoo and John Wick star Michael Nyqvist passes away at 56

27 June 2017 4:07 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

After battling lung cancer, Michael Nyqvist has sadly passed away today at the age of 56. Although likely best known for his starring role in Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, which included The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, the Swedish actor had also broken into America film as Kurt Hendricks in Mission: Impossible -... Read More »

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Michael Nyqvist, John Wick and Dragon Tattoo Star, Dies at 56

27 June 2017 3:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, best known as the Mikael Blomkvist in the original adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, passed away earlier today at the age of 56. The actor's representative confirmed his passing in a statement that revealed he succumbed to a year-long battle with lung cancer. Here's the full statement from the actor's representative regarding his death.

"On behalf of Michael Nyqvist's representatives and family, it is with deep sadness that I can confirm that our beloved Michael, one of Sweden's most respected and accomplished actors, has passed away quietly surrounded by family after a year long battle with lung cancer. Michael's joy and passion were infectious to those who knew and loved him. His charm and charisma were undeniable, and his love for the arts was felt by all who had the pleasure of working with him."

Variety posted the full statement on the late actor passing from his family, »

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'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' star Michael Nyqvist dies aged 56

27 June 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Swedish star made several high-profile forays into Hollywood.

Michael Nyqvist, the Swedish star who found international fame with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, died on Tuesday (27) following a battle with lung cancer. He was 56.

Nyqvist’s Us-based representatives issued a statement on Tuesday that read: “On behalf of Michael Nyqvist’s representatives and family, it is with deep sadness that I can confirm that our beloved Michael, one of Sweden’s most respected and accomplished actors, has passed away quietly surrounded by family after a year long battle with lung cancer. Michael’s joy and passion were infectious to those who knew and loved him. His charm and charisma were undeniable, and his love for the arts was felt by all who had the pleasure of working with him.”

Nyqvist will be most famous to non-Scandinavian audiences for his role as investigative reporter Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Niels Arden Oplev’s 2009 adaptation »

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'Dragon Tattoo' star Michael Nyqvist dies aged 56

27 June 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Swedish star made several high-profile forays into Hollywood.

Michael Nyqvist, the Swedish star who found international fame with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, died on Tuesday (27) following a battle with lung cancer. He was 56.

Nyqvist’s Us-based representatives issued a statement on Tuesday that read: “On behalf of Michael Nyqvist’s representatives and family, it is with deep sadness that I can confirm that our beloved Michael, one of Sweden’s most respected and accomplished actors, has passed away quietly surrounded by family after a year long battle with lung cancer. Michael’s joy and passion were infectious to those who knew and loved him. His charm and charisma were undeniable, and his love for the arts was felt by all who had the pleasure of working with him.”

Nyqvist will be most famous to non-Scandinavian audiences for his role as investigative reporter Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Niels Arden Oplev’s 2009 adaptation »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Michael Nyqvist, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Mission Impossible Star, Dies at 56

27 June 2017 3:24 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Michael Nyqvist, the acclaimed Swedish actor known to American audiences for his roles in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and John Wick, has died at 56.

“On behalf of Michael Nyqvist’s representatives and family, it is with deep sadness that I can confirm that our beloved Michael, one of Sweden’s most respected and accomplished actors, has passed away quietly surrounded by family after a year long battle with lung cancer,” a representative for the actor said in a statement to People.

“Michael’s joy and passion were infectious to those who knew and loved him,” the statement continued. “His charm and charisma were undeniable, »

- Mike Miller

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Newswire: R.I.P. Michael Nyqvist, of John Wick and the original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

27 June 2017 3:19 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, best known for starring in the original film adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series, and as a flamboyant bad guy in Hollywood films like Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and John Wick, has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nyqvist was suffering from lung cancer, and died at the age of 56.

Adopted out of an orphanage as a baby, Nyqvist quickly gravitated to the stage, first as a prospective ballet dancer, and later as an actor. He gained his first taste of international prominence in 2000, when he co-starred in Lukas Moodysson’s serio-comic film Together, playing an abusive husband whose wife leaves him to join a commune. His career gained a similar global boost in 2004, when he starred in As It Is In Heaven, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

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Michael Nyqvist, ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Star, Dies at 56

27 June 2017 2:01 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the Swedish film version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” as well as Hollywood hits like “John Wick,” died after a battle with lung cancer, his manager said on Tuesday. He was 56. “Michael’s joy and passion were infectious to those who knew and loved him,” read a statement from his family. “His charm and charisma were undeniable, and his love for the arts was felt by all who had the pleasure of working with him.” Nyqvist played Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish film series “Millennium,” based on the best-selling books by Stieg Larsson. »

- Ryan Gajewski

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Michael Nyqvist Dies: ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ & ‘M:i – Ghost Protocol’ Star Was 56

27 June 2017 1:58 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Michael Nyqvist, who starred as investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish versions of The  Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequel and went on to appear in a number of Hollywood films, died today of cancer. He was 56. His family confirmed the news to Swedish media. The actor also starred alongside Tom Cruise as lead villain Kurt Hendricks in 2011’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and opposite Keanu Reeves as the leader of the Russian mob in John Wick… »

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Michael Nyqvist, ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Star, Dies at 56

27 June 2017 1:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” films alongside Noomi Rapace, died on Tuesday following a battle with lung cancer, his representative confirmed. He was 56.

“On behalf of Michael Nyqvist’s representatives and family, it is with deep sadness that I can confirm that our beloved Michael, one of Sweden’s most respected and accomplished actors, has passed away quietly surrounded by family after a year long battle with lung cancer,” said his rep in a statement. “Michael’s joy and passion were infectious to those who knew and loved him. His charm and charisma were undeniable, and his love for the arts was felt by all who had the pleasure of working with him.”

Though best known for his role in the Swedish “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy, Nyqvist also broke into American film. He played the villain alongside Tom Cruise in “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol »

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Michael Nyqvist, ‘Dragon Tattoo’ and ‘John Wick’ Star, Dies at 56

27 June 2017 1:50 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Michael Nyqvist has died at 56. The cause of death has yet to be confirmed. The Swedish actor was currently filming Thomas Vinterberg’s submarine disaster thriller “Kursk,” and had recently shot a supporting role in Terrence Malick’s WWII period drama “Radegund,” which is expected to be released sometime this year or early next.

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Nyqvist had been an actor for over three decades, with his first credited role in the 1982 Swedish television movie “Kamraterna.” He won Sweden’s Guldbagge for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the 2002 drama “Grabben i graven brevid,” and his international breakthrough came when he starred as Mikael Blomkvist in the original “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Nyqvist played Blomkvist in the three Swedish adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s bestselling book series. He recently appeared in “John Wick, »

- Zack Sharf

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Michael Nyqvist, 'Dragon Tattoo' Star, Dies at 56

27 June 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Michael Nyqvist, who starred as Mikael Blomkvist in the original Swedish The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo movie thrillers with Noomi Rapace, died Tuesday after battling lung cancer, his family said. He was 56.

"Michael's joy and passion were infectious to those who knew and loved him. His charm and charisma were undeniable, and his love for the arts was felt by all who had the pleasure of working with him," a family statement read.

Nyqvist also appeared in John Wick, toplined by Keanu Reeves, and as the villain nuclear scientist in Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol opposite Tom Cruise.

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- Etan Vlessing

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Terrence Malick Vows to Return to More Structured Filmmaking: ‘I’m Backing Away From That Style Now’

6 April 2017 7:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Earlier this month, after Terrence Malick’s “Song to Song” debuted to very low numbers during its opening weekend, IndieWire asked film critics if audiences had finally lost their patience with the auteur director. It’s an understandable question given how polarizing Malick’s style has become in the years after “The Tree of Life.” His fragmented, wandering vision in “Song to Song” even forced some of his biggest advocates to question the direction of his career.

Read More: Have People Lost Patience With Terrence Malick? — IndieWire Critics Survey

While Malick will never just abandon all of his trademark flourishes, it appears he’s finally going back to more structured storytelling with his next film. Rumor had it that “Radegund,” a WWII drama about conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter, would be Malick’s most narrative-minded film in years, and the director outright confirmed it during a chat at Washington D.C. »

- Zack Sharf

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Second Opinion – I.T. (2016)

9 March 2017 5:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

I.T., 2016.

Directed by John Moore.

Starring Pierce Brosnan, James Frecheville, Anna Friel, Stefanie Scott, and Michael Nyqvist.

Synopsis:

A wealthy tycoon finds his life has been taken over by an It consultant. He, his family and his home are under attack from all the technology that they take for granted.

It’s surprising that “from one of the writers of Terminator 2: Judgement Day” wasn’t plastered all over the marketing for Pierce Brosnan’s latest low-rent thriller romp, because William Wisher Jr.’s involvement is just about the only remotely promising thing this film has going for it. Then you remember T2 was 25 years ago and Wisher has since written Sylvester Stallone’s Judge Dredd and two Exorcist prequels nobody asked for. I.T., arriving amid little enthusiasm or reason to exist, is like-minded company.

Aviation mogul Mike Regan (Brosnan) is on the eve of taking his company public and »

- Shaun Munro

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