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Distributor acquires North American rights to the film, starring Halle Berry and inspired by a true story.
Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate company, has acquired North American distribution rights to Frankie & Alice.
Inspired by a true story, Geoffrey Sax’s drama stars Halle Berry as a woman with multiple personality disorder who struggles to cope with her disease. The film also stars Stellan Skarsgard, Phylicia Rashad and Chandra Wilson.
Berry also produced the film, along with Vincent Cirrincione.
Jeff Clanagan, Codeblack Films president, commented: “Codeblack is thrilled to bring this important film to theatres nationwide delivering on our commitment to bring more quality films to the marketplace.”
“This is a career landmark for Halle as this is her first role as producer. She has done a brilliant job and we anticipate that it »
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Lionsgate's Codeblack Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Halle Berry-starrer Frankie & Alice. The film will open in theaters on April 4, 2014. Berry stars as an exotic dancer dealing with multiple personality disorder in the project, which also stars Stellan Skarsgard, Phylicia Rashad and Chandra Wilson. Berry also produced the film, along with Vincent Cirrincione. Photos: Two-Timing Superheroes: Ben Affleck and 10 Actors Who've Played Multiple Comic Characters Directed by Geoffrey Sax, Frankie & Alice opened in a limited release on December 10, 2010, for an awards run. Berry was nominated for a Golden Globe
- Rebecca Ford
Does anyone remember the Halle Berry vehicle Frankie & Alice ? The drama co-starring Stellan Skarsgard from Thor and The Avengers received a number of awards consideration screenings a few years back with plans to release it sometime in 2011 through Freestyle Releasing. Apparently, after being released in one theater for a one-week run in December 2010, it otherwise never saw the light of day. Until now, as word comes down that Lionsgate's Codeblack Films division has picked up the distribution rights for the film with plans to release it on April 14, 2014, almost five years after the completion of filming. Directed by Geoffrey Sax ( White Noise ), the film based on a true story stars Berry as Frankie Murdoch, a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder in »
16-year-old figure skater Koshiba Fuka has scored the lead role in the live-action version of Hayao Miyazaki’s 1989 animated feature Kiki’s Delivery Service".
Takashi Shimizu is confirmed to be helming the project, based on a novel by Eiko Kadono, about a young broom-riding witch who spends a year trying to make it on her own by working as an air courier. [Source: Twitchfilm]
The Habit of Beauty
Set in the wake of the 2011 London Riots, Clarke plays a successful gallery owner who, along with his wayward godson and an ex-lover, fly to Florence to find a missing photographer with a link to them all. [Source: Screen Daily]
- Garth Franklin
• Johnny Depp is in talks to join Disney’s film adaptation of Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim’s 1986 musical that borrows characters from classic Grimm fairy tales while following a baker and his wife as they venture into the woods to find the witch who put a spell on them. Meryl Streep will reportedly play the evil witch, a character originated on Broadway by Bernadette Peters, and Depp would play the baker. Rob Marshall (Chicago) is set to direct the project, and held a script reading in October 2012 with Anna Kendrick reading the role of Cinderella, Patrick Wilson as her Prince, »
- Lindsey Bahr
She may not be taking on the biggest blockbusters the industry has to offer, but Christina Ricci has been keeping busy in Hollywood. In addition to small screen gigs like the short-lived series Pan Am and her one episode appearance on The Good Wife, she starred alongside Robert Pattinson in last year's Bel Ami; has a role in the upcoming drama Mother's Day with Susan Sarandon, Andie McDowell and Sharon Stone; and will be lending her voice to one of the main villains in this summer's Smurfs 2. And today she's added another project to her upcoming slate. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ricci has signed on to star in the upcoming thriller Unmasked, the new film from director Geoffrey Sax. Written by newcomer Peter Scott Vicaire, who's script was actually discovered on the website InkTip.com, the story centers on "a man who joins a dangerous and mysterious club in »
Christina Ricci is in talks to star in the indie thriller Unmasked. Geoffrey Sax (White Noise, Frankie & Alice) is onboard to helm the film, which was written by first-time scribe Peter Scott Vicaire. The script was discovered on Inkip.com and optioned by Sean Thomas, producer of the upcoming A Single Shot starring William H. Macy, Sam Rockwell and Melissa Leo. The story follows a man who joins a dangerous and mysterious club in order to relive the worst day of his life. The filmmakers are now looking to cast a male lead. Founded in 2001, InkTip.com has become a
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Geoffrey Sax's independent thriller Unmasked has landed its star in Christina Ricci. The script comes from first-time writer Peter Scott Vicaire. Sources say that the script was found on Inktip.com and optioned by Sean Thomas, the producer of the upcoming William H. Macy, Sam Rockwell and Melissa Leo starrer A Single Shot. Sax, known for directing films like Frankie & Alice and White Noise, will direct the film which tells of a man who joins a dangerous and mysterious club in order to relive the worst day of his life. Really? Why would you want to do that? Perhaps that description isn't summing the project's true meaning. »
8 items from 2013
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