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6 items from 2014


Buyers bow to Tamahori's Emperor

8 September 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Deals for Corsan action-adventure, starring Sophie Cookson [pictured], Adrien Brody and Thomas Kretschmann, now shooting in Europe.

Corsan has inked deals in Middle East (Eagle), China (Hgc) and South Korea (Joy and Content) for Lee Tamahori-directed action-adventure Emperor, which is currently shooting in Czech Republic.

Screen Star of Tomorrow Sophie Cookson stars in the 16th Century-set story about a young woman who infiltrates the court of the embattled Holy Roman Emperor Charles V to avenge the death of her father.

Adrien Brody and Thomas Kretschmann co-star while Eddie Marsan has also signed on to join the cast which includes Paz Vega, Oliver Platt, Gotz Otto, Bill Skarsgard and Rutger Hauer.

Corsan founder and CEO Paul Breuls produces alongside Michael John Fedun and COO Catherine Vandeleene. Guy Tannahill serves as executive producer.

Paradigm represents Us rights.

Corsan previously collaborated with Tamahori on The Devil’s Double and with Brody on Third Person. »

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

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Casting: Weaver, Bentley, Ribisi, Cookson

18 August 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A Monster Calls

Sigourney Weaver will join Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson in Juan Antonio Bayona's film adaptation of Patrick Ness' award-winning children's fantasy novel "A Monster Calls" at Focus Features, River Road Entertainment, Participant Media and Lionsgate International.

The story follows a young boy who attempts to deal with bullying at the hands of his classmates, and the terminal illness of his mother (Jones), by escaping into a fantastical world through the guidance of a tree monster (Neeson). Weaver will play his grandmother. [Source: Heat Vision]

We Are Your Friends

Wes Bentley ("The Hunger Games") will join Zac Efron in Max Joseph's drama "We Are Your Friends," the story of a troubled aspiring DJ named Cole who finds his place in the world of electronic dance music.

Bentley will play James, a wealthy, binge-drinking DJ who takes Cole under his wing and mentors him to success in the world of Edm. »

- Garth Franklin

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Sophie Cookson joins Emperor

18 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Screen International UK Star Of Tomorrow will star alongside Adrien Brody and Thomas Kretschmann in Corsan’s imminent shoot, which the company will introduce to buyers in Toronto next month.

Paradigm represents Us rights to the long-gestating 16th century action-adventure. Cookson plays a young woman who infiltrates the court of the embattled Holy Roman Emperor Charles V to avenge the death of her father.

Lee Tamahori remains at the helm and will commence principal photography on September 1 in the Czech Republic and Belgium.

Paz Vega, Oliver Platt, Gotz Otto, Bill Skarsgard and Rutger Hauer have also been confirmed in the key cast. Eddie Marsan is in discussions.

Cookson plays the young protagonist and will next be seen in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service. Michael Thomas III wrote the original screenplay and Jeffrey Hatcher adapted.

Corsan founder and CEO Paul Breuls produces alongside Michael John Fedun and COO Catherine Vandeleene. Guy Tannahill serves »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto: Sophie Cookson Starring Opposite Adrien Brody in ‘Emperor’

18 August 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a pre-Toronto Film Festival move, British actress Sophie Cookson has come on board opposite Adrien Brody in historical action-adventure “Emperor.”

Other cast members in “Emperor,” directed by Lee Tamahori, include Paz Vega (“Talk to Her”), Gotz Otto (“Cloud Atlas”) Bill Skarsgard (“Anna Karenina”), Thomas Kretschmann (“Valkyrie”), Oliver Platt and Rutger Hauer.

Eddie Marsan is in talks for a role and Belgian actors Sam Louwyck, Michael Pas and Lize Feryn (“The White Queen”) complete the cast.

The project was announced at Cannes with Brody and Tamahori attached. Shooting starts Sept. 1 in Prague and Ghent.

Producers are Courson Nv topper Paul Breuls, Michael John Fedun and Catherine Vandeleene. Guy Tannahill is exec producing and Richard McCallum serves as co-producer.

The script is written by Michael Thomas III (“The Devil’s Double”) and Jeffrey Hatcher (“The Duchess”). Cookson plays a feisty and daring 21-year-old who infiltrates the court of Holy Roman Emperor »

- Dave McNary

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Parkland joins Man in the Box

19 May 2014 6:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Shooting on first English language film from Arsen A Ostojic [pictured] starts in September.

Parkland Pictures has boarded The Man in the Box.

An adaptation of Thomas Moran’s international bestseller, the coming-of-age tale is Croatian director Arsen A Ostojic’s first English language film. Dan and Nuria Wicksman adapted for the screen.

Set in Tirol at the end of WWII, The Man in the Box focuses on a teenage boy whose family hides a Jewish doctor who had saved the boy’s life before the war.

Cast currently includes Thomas Kretschmann, Martina Gedeck and Götz Otto.

Producer Steve Walsh, executive producers Thierry Potok and François Lesterlin and Parkland Pictures’ John Cairns have put the final pieces of finance together in Cannes.

Shooting is scheduled for Sept 8.

Also on Parkland’s Cannes slate is thriller Pharmacide, romance Secret Love, WWII action film Allies and marijuana legalisation documentary California High. »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Love Steaks wins Berlin slot

27 January 2014 1:07 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Slamdance winner won the Max Ophüls Prize at the weekend, granting it a slot in the Berlinale.

Jakob Lass’ feature debut  Love Steaks, this year’s winner of the Slamdance Trailer Competition Grand Prix, was awarded the prestigious Max Ophüls Prize in Saarbrücken at the weekend.

The film, which is in the Lola nomination long list, will therefore also have a screening slot in the Berlinale’s Perspektive Deutsches Kino on Feb 16.

Billed by the filmmakers as “the world’s first Fogma film” (with the obligatory manifesto), Love Steaks had its world premiere at Munich Filmfest last June where it won all four prizes of the Young German Cinema Support Awards.

This included for Best Screenplay, despite the film not having had any written dialogue and featuring the staff and guests at a wellness hotel on the Baltic Sea coast playing themselves alongside newcomers Lana Cooper and Franz Rogowski..

Lass’ graduation film from the University of Film »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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