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12 items from 2014


Bankside closes Moore, Rourke deals

14 May 2014 11:47 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Deals close on Julianne Moore-Ellen Page-Michael Shannon drama, outfit adds Mickey Rourke, Chris Smith films.

UK sales outfit Bankside Films has secured international rights to a trio of intriguing market titles including Julianne Moore romance-drama Freeheld and new Mickey Rourke comedy-drama Ashby.

Michael Shannon has newly joined Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in Freeheld, about a gay police-woman’s struggle to ensure that her police pension is passed to her partner after she is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Bankside has already closed key deals for UK/Eire and Australia/New Zealand with eOne, Benelux with Wild Bunch, Latin America with Cdc United Network and Middle East with Front Row Entertainment.

Peter Sollett directs Philadelphia writer Ron Nyswaner’s script, which is due to shoot in New York in September. 

Producers are Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Jack Selby, Duncan Montgomery, James D Stern, Kelly Bush Novak, Cynthia Wade and actress »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Bankside closes Moore, Rourke drama deals

14 May 2014 11:47 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Deals close on Julianne Moore-Ellen Page-Michael Shannon drama, outfit adds Mickey Rourke, Chris Smith films.

UK sales outfit Bankside Films has secured international rights to a trio of intriguing market titles including Julianne Moore romance-drama Freeheld and new Mickey Rourke comedy-drama Ashby.

Michael Shannon has newly joined Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in Freeheld, about a gay police-woman’s struggle to ensure that her police pension is passed to her partner after she is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Bankside has already closed key deals for UK/Eire and Australia/New Zealand with eOne, Benelux with Wild Bunch, Latin America with Cdc United Network and Middle East with Front Row Entertainment.

Peter Sollett directs Philadelphia writer Ron Nyswaner’s script, which is due to shoot in New York in September. 

Producers are Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Jack Selby, Duncan Montgomery, James D Stern, Kelly Bush Novak, Cynthia Wade and actress »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Tribeca Film Festival 2013: ‘And the Band Played On’ Retrospective

22 February 2014 6:07 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

At the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival there was a rescreening of the film And the Band Played On, a film based on a novel of the same name. The film (and book) goes into detail about the mysterious deaths of gay men during the time right before HIV and AIDS research had started. Starring Alan Alda and Mathew Modine as the film’s main characters, it was made during a time when the two viruses were still new to the public and difficult to understand.

In attendance at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this month for the event were Tom Kalin, David France, and Doron Weber. The trio would join the film’s actor Mathew Modine as well as Ron Nyswaner (known for writing Philidelphia) after the film’s rescreening for a question and answer session discussing the role of science in discovering new cures for certain diseases, at most focus being HIV and AIDS. »

- Catherina Gioino

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Ellen Page Drama ‘Freeheld’ Adds Julianne Moore and Zach Galifianakis, Olivia Wilde Visits ‘Meadowland’ & More

17 February 2014 7:31 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After being attached to the project for nearly four years, it looks like things are finally moving ahead with the Ellen Page-led FreeheldJulianne Moore and Zach Galifianakis have joined the independent drama. which is coming from Peter Sollett (Raising Victor Vargas, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist) and a script by Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia, The Painted Veil). Based on the 20007 documentary, it tells the [...] »

- Jordan Raup

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Michael Keaton Up For Beetlejuice 2, Ellen Page Comes Out, Julianne Moore Joins Freeheld, Rock Ballers, Finch's Utopia

17 February 2014 6:39 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Ghost With The Most Rumors about a sequel to Tim Burton's 1988 comedy classic Beetlejuice have been roaming the internet like a lost soul in a haunted house for more than a decade, but it now appears that a sequel might have some (after)life after all. In a recent interview with MTV, the title star of the original, Michael Keaton, revealed that he would be interested in reprising the role in a sequel and that he has even e-mailed Burton "a couple of times" and "talked to the writer" about Beetlejuice 2.

I always said that's the one thing I'd like to do again, if I ever did anything again. But it kind of required Tim to be involved some way or another.

Now it looks like [Burton] is involved. And without giving too much away we've talked to each other, and e-mailed each other, and if he's in, it's going »

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Julianne Moore And Zach Galifianakis Join Freeheld

14 February 2014 3:57 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The film adaptation of the Oscar-winning short documentary Freeheld is finally gearing up for production, with Julianne Moore and Zach Galifianakis joining Ellen Page in the cast.

When Freeheld hit the festival circuit in 2007, the 40-minute long documentary made a huge impact, winning no less than 14 festival awards, including the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. When its director Cynthia Wade collected the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short in February of 2008, the film received an even greater boost in interest and, by 2010, Ellen Page was attached to star in the narrative re-telling, with a screenplay by Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia, The Painted Veil).

This real-life story is one of extraordinary courage in the face of adversity, as respected New Jersey police detective Laurel Hester is diagnosed with terminal cancer, and discovers that her long-term girlfriend – Stacie Andree – cannot receive the pension benefits that would have been awarded were »

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Casting Net: Zach Galifianakis may team up with Julianne Moore; Plus, 'Goosebumps' movie news, more

13 February 2014 5:43 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) will take on a supporting role in the indie drama Freeheld, starring Ellen Page (Juno) and Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven) as domestic partners battling New Jersey pension laws. Based on Cynthia Wade’s Oscar-winning documentary short, Moore will star as Laurel Hester, a detective who becomes terminally ill. Page would play her partner Stacie Andree, and Galifianakis is set to portray equality activist Steven Goldstein. Philadelphia scribe Ron Nyswaner wrote the script, and Peter Sollett (Raising Victor Vargas) will direct. [THR]

Odeya Rush (The Odd Life of Timothy Green) has scored the role of Jack Black’s niece in Goosebumps, »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Moore, Galifianakis Join "Freeheld"

13 February 2014 2:26 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Julianne Moore and Zach Galifianakis are attached to star alongside Ellen Page in the indie drama "Freeheld," a feature adaptation of the 2007 Oscar-winning documentary short of the same name.

Moore plays a New Jersey police detective whose world was shattered when she became terminally ill and government officials prevented her from assigning her pension benefits to her domestic partner Stacie Andree (Page).

Her conservative detective partner Dane Wells was shocked when he learned of her sexual orientation, but became the leader in the fight for the same-sex couple's rights.

Galifianakis would play the supporting role of equality activist Steven Goldstein. Peter Sollett directs from a screenplay by Ron Nyswaner and filming begins this Summer.

Source: THR »

- Garth Franklin

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Julianne Moore & Zach Galifianakis Join Ellen Page In 'Freeheld'

13 February 2014 1:46 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, here's reminder in case you forgot about this one—it's been a few years. Way back in 2010, Ellen Page signed up to star in the feature film adaptation of the Oscar winning documentary short "Freeheld," with Peter Sollett ("Raising Victor Vargas," "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist") coming on to direct in 2012. And then nothing was heard of the project again, but today two big names are kicking it back to life. Julianne Moore and Zach Galifianakis have come aboard the drama, that has been penned by Ron Nyswaner ("Philadelphia," "The Painted Veil"). The film will follow Stace Andree (Page), a woman who was denied the pension benefits of her longtime female partner and New Jersey police detective Laurel Hester (Moore) when the latter became terminally ill. The story chronicles the pair’s legal battle for the benefits to be assigned to Laurel's partner, with Galifianakis slotted as activist Steve Goldstein. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Julianne Moore & Zach Galifianakis Are Freeheld

13 February 2014 12:03 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Zach Galifianakis is not necessarily the first name you expect to be associated with a serious drama, but he’s proven in the past he can do more than play comedy weirdoes. He’s looking to extend even further, joining the cast of Freeheld with Julianne Moore and the already-attached Ellen Page.The Inception star has actually been a part of this one for a few years now, ever since Endgame Entertainment snapped up the rights to Cynthia Wade’s 2007 Oscar-winning short documentary. Moore will play Laurel Hester, a New Jersey police detective whose world was shattered when she became terminally ill and government officials prevented her from assigning her pension benefits to her domestic partner, mechanic Stacie Andree (Page). Galifianakis is aboard as equality activist Steven Goldstein, who helped with their fight.Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett is set to call the shots this summer working »

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Writers Guild of America Nominees

1 February 2014 2:03 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The winners of the Writers Guild of America awards will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies Saturday in Los Angeles and New York. The nominees:

Screen Nominees

Original Screenplay

American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures

Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features

Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.   Winner

Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company

Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Pictures Classics

Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures   Winner

Lone Survivor, Written by »

- Dave McNary

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Writers Guild of America Nominees

1 February 2014 2:03 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The winners of the Writers Guild of America awards will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies Saturday in Los Angeles and New York. The nominees:

Screen Nominees

Original Screenplay

American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures

Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features

Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.   Winner

Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company

Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Pictures Classics

Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures   Winner

Lone Survivor, Written by »

- Dave McNary

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