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Exclusive: Metrodome haul includes Toronto doc, Partisan and 2000Ad.
UK distributor Metrodome has finalised deals on a collection of festival titles including Toronto documentary The Hard Stop, comic book documentary Future Shock! The Story of 2000Ad and Ariel Kleiman’s Partisan.
UK documentary The Hard Stop, directed by George Amponsah, charts the story and background of 29-year-old Mark Duggan, who in 2011 was shot and killed whilst being arrested by armed police in Tottenham.
The incident ignited riots that escalated into a week of the worst civil unrest across the country in recent history.
Metrodome will release the Toronto and Lff title, produced by Dionne Walker, next summer, which will be the fifth anniversary of the 2011 riots.
The deal was negotiated between Metrodome MD Jezz Vernon and Cinephil.
Vincent Cassel stars in the former, about an 11 year-old »
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Ouija 2, Mike Flanagan’s follow-up to last year’s tiny-budgeted sleeper Ouija, has scared up new cast additions Parker Mack (MTV’s Faking It), Sam Anderson, Kate Siegel (Demon Legacy) and Doug Jones (Falling Skies). They join the previously announced Henry Thomas (Betrayal), Annalise Basso (Oculus), Elizabeth Reaser (True Detective) and Lulu Wilson (Deliver Us From Evil). Flanagan, taking over the directing spot from the first film’s Stiles White, will write the… »
See Also: Ouija 2 gets a director and female lead
The original film was a success at the box office, reaching a worldwide gross of $102m from a small budget of only $5m.
Ouija 2 is set for release on October 21st 2016.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
- Tom Beasley
The actor, who melted our hearts as Elliot in E.T, will appear in an undisclosed role in the supernatural sequel.
Ouija, which revolves around the supernatural board game that allows players to contact the dead, was a surprise hit back in 2014, bringing in $102.5 million from a $5 million budget.
Ouija 2 is pencilled in to hit cinemas on October 21, 2016. »
Wilson and Helms play brothers whose eccentric and one-time wild party girl in the 1970s mother (Close) fabricates a story that their father died when they were young. When they find out the story is false, they set out to find their real father. [Source: Deadline]
Henry Thomas ("E.T.") and Lulu Wilson ("Deliver Us From Evil") have signed on to Mike Flanagan's upcoming sequel to the supernatural thriller "Ouija" for Universal, Blumhouse, Platinum Dunes and Hasbro.
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- Garth Franklin
The first film, released in 2014, grossed over $102.5 million worldwide from a small $5 million budget and was another big hit for producer Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Pictures (The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Mike Flanagan (Oculus) is set to direct the sequel from a script by Jeff Howard, who is also penning the I Know What You Did Last Summer remake.
- Scott J. Davis
Ouija 2 signs Elizabeth Reaser to play the deadly board game Universal Pictures is quickly gearing up for Ouija 2, the sequel to last year’s low-budget smash, and according to Deadline, it has found a new name to co-star with leading lady Annalise Basso in the form of actress Elizabeth Reaser, best known for portraying Esme…
- Max Evry
Thanks to a healthy $102.5 million worldwide return on a teeny budget, Universal’s board game-based horror Ouija summoned up the chance of a sequel. Annalise Basso is already in the cast for the movie and now Twilight’s Elizabeth Reaser has joined up. Oculus’ Mike Flanagan is directing, working from a script he wrote with regular collaborator Jeff Howard. The plot will find Basso (who worked on Oculus) as a young woman who decides that the Ouija board is the ideal method with which to contact her late father. Had she watched the first movie, she might have figured out that this is a very, very bad idea. No details have been given as to who Reaser is playing, though there’s a good chance she’s the young woman’s mother.Flanagan’s involvement gives us some hope that the sequel will have a little more too it than »
Signs point to Elizabeth Reaser. The actress is joining Annalise Basso in Ouija 2, the sequel to last year’s micro-budgeted Halloween horror film that ended up making $102.5M worldwide via Universal Pictures. The next installment, also based on the iconic board game from Hasbro, will also debut for Halloween 2016, specifically October 21. The project will be directed by Mike Flanagan, who will co-write the screenplay with Jeff Howard (Somnia, I Know What You Did Last Summe… »
A number of high-profile studio film sequels have been casting up.
The next installment will debut in cinemas on October 21st 2016 and will again involve the iconic board game from Hasbro.
- Garth Franklin
Isolation can be a killer. For the children who are the heart and soul of One and Two, that's especially so, given that they have been raised in isolation, surrounded by a giant wall. Eva (Kiernan Shipka, Mad Men) and Zac (Timothée Chalamet, Interstellar) are obedient and respectful teenagers, more so than the average adolescent, perhaps becaue the only company they share is that of their parents, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Reaser) and Daniel (Grant Bowler). The family lives on a lovely, wooded farm, growing their own food and raising their own animals for their own personal needs. It's a simple, self-sufficient life that requires a considerable amount of hard work, with few distractions at hand. And then there's that wall. Eva and Zac are at the...
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One is the Loneliest Number: Palermo Exercises Tone Over Content
Playing like the tangential origin story you’d expect to see from some rurally grown mutant attending the famed school of Dr. Xavier, Andrew Droz Palermo’s fiction debut One and Two is a surprisingly well composed low-fi genre piece. Establishing a compelling, mysterious tone, Palermo’s treatment, co-written by Neima Shahadi, walks a fine line with a narrative steeped in vagaries. This saves it from treading predictable territory, and yet its lack of clarity in certain instances, cloaking itself in motifs concerning the toxicity of dogmas and forced isolation from the world, also lends the film a rather superficial sheen.
Eva (Kiernan Shipka) and Zac (Timothee Chalamet) are siblings living with their controlling father Daniel (Grant Bowler) and sickly mother Elizabeth (Elizabeth Reaser) somewhere in the countryside, cut off from the world by a large wall built around their property. »
- Nicholas Bell
One And Two Trailer. Andrew Droz Palermo‘s One and Two (2015) movie trailer stars Kiernan Shipka, Timothée Chalamet, Elizabeth Reaser, Grant Bowler, and Kyle Bell. One & Two’s plot synopsis: “Siblings Eva (Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka) and Zac (Homeland’s Timothée Chalamet) live cut off from society in a remote [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
One of the key players on the critically acclaimed AMC drama Mad Men over the course of its run was Kiernan Shipka. With the drama marking her first major role, many were curious to see what direction she’d go in next. Her first foray into features after the end of the series sees her dive into the supernatural genre with her upcoming feature One & Two. The synopsis is as follows.
Two siblings discover a supernatural escape from a troubled home, but find their bond tested when reality threatens to tear their family apart.
Rich Hill co-director Andrew Droz Palermo takes on directing duties, alongside co-writing the screenplay with Neima Shahdadi. Joining Shipka onscreen are Elizabeth Reaser and Timothée Chalamet, and the movie is slated for release in American theatres and VOD on August 14th, and a new trailer for the film has now been released. The trailer can be seen below. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Read More: IFC Midnight Acquires Kiernan Shipka Vehicle 'One & Two' for U.S. Distribution IFC Midnight has dropped a new trailer for the upcoming film "One & Two," featuring "Mad Men" breakout Kiernan Shipka. Shipka plays Eva, a young woman who is imprisoned by her father because of her and her brother Zac's (Timothée Chalamet) ability to teleport. Documentary filmmaker Andrew Droz Palermo's first feature takes on a haunting, uneasy tone as it showcases isolation and family tension in the wake of the supernatural siblings' plan to escape their father's cruelty, and perhaps pay him back for it. The film hit the Berlin International Film Festival and SXSW earlier this year, and also stars Grant Bowler and Elizabeth Reaser. "One & Two" is due in limited release and on VOD on August 14. Check the trailer out above. Read More: 6 Highlights From the SXSW 2015 Lineup »
- Jessica Cariaga
Hmm. As much as I enjoyed watching One & Two when I saw it at SXSW in March, writing the review -- without revealing the film's mysteries -- was quite challenging. And now IFC Midnight has solved that dilemma with the very first shot of a new trailer!Kiernan Shipka (TV's Mad Men) and Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar) star as siblings who live in wooded isolation with their parents, played by Grant Bowler and Elizabeth Reaser. Why are they living away from other people? What makes their father so tense? The trailer goes a long way toward answering those questions. I'm happy not to have had that information before I watched the movie, but if you want more information than I was willing to give in my review,...
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At only fifteen years old, with an iconic television series under her belt, "Mad Men" star Kiernan Shipka has all kinds of opportunities to try different things as she grows into her career. That said, tackling a supernatural dramatic thriller/coming-of-age tale is certainly taking a decided step away from the domestic battles of the AMC program. Hitting the Berlin International Film Festival and SXSW earlier this year, and also starring Timothee Chalamet, Elizabeth Reaser, and Grant Bowler, Andrew Droz Palermo's film follows siblings gifted with the power of teleportation, but their unique talent splinters their family. It looks particularly beautifully shot, with an interesting perspective on the crossroads of growing up. "One & Two" hits VOD and opens in limited release on August 14th. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Round-up: The distributor has acquired Us rights to the supernatural thriller following the premiere in Berlin’s Generation strand. Separately the comedy Balls Out has found buyers in North and Latin America.
IFC brokered the deal with Wme Global on behalf of the filmmakers. Protagonist Pictures handles international sales.
Orion Releasing will distribute Balls Out in North American and MGM has acquired Latin American rights to the football comedy that premiered in Tribeca as Intramural. Deborah McIntosh of Wme Global brokered the deal on behalf of the fimmakers.Vimeo and Emerging Pictures have announced the simultaneous North American VOD and theatrical release of Benjamin Statler’s docudrama Soaked In Bleach on June »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Read More: Exclusive Topsy-Turvy Poster for Andrew Droz Palermo's Berlin-Bound 'One & Two' IFC Midnight has acquired the U.S. rights to the supernatural drama "One & Two," which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year to widespread praise. "One & Two" is an ethereal familial tale with a strong cast that includes Kiernan Shipka ("Mad Men"), Grant Bowler ("True Blood") and Elizabeth Reaser ("The Good Wife"). According to the official synopsis: "'One & Two' takes place in a mysterious farmhouse, where a family of four maintains a routine and isolated existence. As siblings Eva (Shipka) and Zac (Timothée Chalamet) explore unusual abilities and dark family secrets, their loving mother falls gravely ill, splintering the family and threatening to tear the children apart." The film marks Andrew Droz Palmero's first time directing a fictional feature-length film. »
- David Canfield
The film was produced by Kim Sherman, Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman of Bow and Arrow Entertainment and Protagonist Pictures. The film had its world premiere in the Generation program at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, followed by its U.S. premiere at the SXSW Film Festival.
Palermo directed “One and Two” from a script he co-wrote with Neima Shahdadi. The story centers on a mysterious farmhouse where a family of four maintains an isolated existence with two children cursed with supernatural powers.
The deal was negotiated with Wme Global on behalf of the filmmakers. Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales at Cannes.
- Dave McNary
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