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The low seven figure-deal comes after “Kill Me Three Times” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema section.
Teresa Palmer, Sullivan Stapleton, Bryan Brown and Callan Mulvey also star in the film. Kriv Stenders, the director of 2011’s “Red Dog,” helmed from a script by Irish screenwriter James McFarland. The story is told from three different points of view.
Shooting for “Kill Me Three Times” began a year ago in an Australian surfing town. Pegg plays a mercurial professional assassin, hired by a wealthy man (Mulvey) to kill his wife (Braga).
- Dave McNary
Magnolia has taken the rights to director Kriv Stenders' Kill Me Three Times, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The Australian thriller was penned by James McFarland and stars Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey, Luke Hemsworth and Bryan Brown. Pegg plays a hitman set loose on a sleepy Australian town. The film was produced by Parabolic Pictures and Stable Way Entertainment, in association with Feisty Dame Productions. It was produced by Laurence Malkin, Share Stallings and Tania Chambers. Executive producers include Jed Weintrob, Jan Korbelin, Bryce Menzies, Ian Gibbins, Jack Drewe, Joan Peters, Aaron L. Gilbert and Alan Simpson. The deal, first reported
- THR staff
Below-the-line talent rarely seems like the lynchpin holding a whole film together, but if anyone should be getting praise for Kill Me Three Times, it’s casting director Christine King. Without her presence, the film would have been a dull Aussie crime caper that you’ll probably forget about by the time you reach the parking lot. But thanks to King, Kill Me Three Times is a dull Aussie crime caper that’ll make you think it was neat seeing so many actors play against type, before then forgetting everything else about it.
Not content to let brother Liam be the only Hemsworth with a derivative, Teresa Palmer-co-starring knockoff premiering at Tiff, Luke Hemsworth is the only player in Kill Me Three Times that’s squarely in their comfort zone (his: bland and hunky). The rest are diverting in spots simply for trying something a little different, whether it »
- Sam Woolf
Kriv Stenders is not a filmmaker whose name I knew before this, but "Kill Me Three Times" suggests he has both a slick sense of style and a wicked nasty sense of humor. The film stars Simon Pegg as a slimy hitman named Charlie Wolfe, and it is a sort of sun-drenched round robin of terrible people doing terrible things to one another to largely charming effect. The script by James McFarland fractures the story into three overlapping chunks of time, doubling back on itself to illuminate why people are behaving certain ways, but it's actually a fairly simple story once it becomes untangled. Someone hires Charlie to kill someone else, and that someone may not be on the level. Charlie may not be on the level, either. Basically, it is a movie of double and triple crosses in which pretty much everyone deserves what they get, all set in »
- Drew McWeeny
To say an actor is the best part of a film is usually meant as praise for the strength of their performance, not direct commentary on the quality of that film. To say that Sullivan Stapleton is the best part of a movie is, as of now, a statement that’s cause for concern. The Australian beefcake is likely best known to North American audiences for his role as the sentient marble statue that took over for Gerard Butler in the recent, dismal 300 sequel, where pitting him against a deliriously engaged Eva Green shone a spotlight on Stapleton’s charisma vacuum. You could blame the script and direction just as well, but handsome musclemen looking to climb out of the action movie heap often prove themselves worthy by doing more with less.
Saying Stapleton is the best part of Cut Snake would be a slam, were it not for the »
- Sam Woolf
Out of the Past: Ayres’ Neo-noir is a Pulpy Brood
With a little luck, Australian director Tony Ayres’ latest film, Cut Snake will evolve beyond the festival circuit, unlike his accomplished 2007 drama The Home Song Stories with Joan Chen, which still remains unavailable in the Us. A period piece neo-noir, Ayres and screenwriter Blake Ayshford take a familiar premise down a surprisingly knotty path that makes for an intriguing and apprehensively sweaty yarn.
It is Sydney, 1974, and Pommie (Sullivan Stapleton) has just been released from prison. He seems to be looking for someone, showing up on an old woman’s doorstep, looking for an old friend named Sparra (Alex Russell). His friend doesn’t live there anymore, but an underlying uneasiness about Pommie’s insistence convinces us he’s going to find out where he went. Sure enough, he’s next seen staking out Sparra’s new home right outside of Melbourne, »
- Nicholas Bell
We've already gotten one look at Simon Pegg as an assassin in the forthcoming comedic thriller Kill Me Three Times, and now the film is poised to premiere at Tiff 2014. And to hype up the unveiling of the film at the festival, a special animated poster has been released for the film that also stars Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Bryan Brown, Callan Mulvey and Luke Hemsworth. This is one is just for Tiff because you'll notice that the smoking matchbook (the only animated part of the poster) says Tiff on it, which is actually pretty cool. Apparently the film is a "must-see" according to Tiff programmer Jane Schoettle. We'll see if that's true soon enough when we hit the Canadian festival. Look! Here's the animated poster for Kriv Stenders' Kill Me Three Times: Kill Me Three Times is directed by Kriv Stenders (Australia's hit Red Dog »
- Ethan Anderton
Premiering next month at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Simon Pegg starring comic thriller Kill Me Three Times has debuted a pretty sweet looking animated poster. Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe, an assassin who comes to a sun baled surfing town for a job, only to find his target has more than himself after her. From that, he thrust into three tales of murder, blackmail, and revenge. Also starring Sullivan Stapleton, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey, Bryan Brown, and Luke Hemsworth (yes, a third Hemsworth brother), the movie has no distribution at the moment, and is hoping to find support after it's premiere. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Ahead of its September 6 world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Simon Pegg released a unique motion poster for the thriller Kill Me Three Times on his Twitter page earlier this week. Take a look at the animated action, which features co-stars Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Sullivan Stapleton, Callan Mulvey and Luke Hemsworth, then read on for more details...
Ooh ooh check it out! Coming to a Toronto Film Festival near you. http://t.co/bjTDaLNhYa
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 24, 2014
Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wofle, who discovers he isn't the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun drenched surfing town (Alice Braga). Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge.
Please to take a look at the new animated poster (well, a small part of it is animated, anyway) for Kris Stenders’ hitman black comedy “Kill Me Three Times,” making its premiere at Toronto International Film Festival later this year. Also, check out a pic of Pegg from the movie. Nice porn ‘stache, brah. Kill Me Three Times is a darkly comedic thriller from rising star director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog). Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wofle, who discovers he isn’t the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun drenched surfing town (Alice Braga). Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge. With an original screenplay by James McFarland, the film also stars Sullivan Stapleton (as a gambling addict that attempts to pay off his debts through a risky life insurance scam), Teresa Palmer (as a »
Kriv Stenders' thriller Kill Me Three Times, starring funny man Simon Pegg, is all set to have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, September 6, 2014. We have a new animated poster to share with you. Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wofle, who discovers he isn't the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun drenched surfing town (Alice Braga). Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge. With an original screenplay by James McFarland, the film also stars Sullivan Stapleton (as a gambling addict that attempts to pay off his debts through a risky life insurance scam), Teresa Palmer (as a small town Lady Macbeth), Callan Mulvey (as a wealthy beach...
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We’ve seen Simon Pegg kill a lot of people on screen – but those were largely zombies or villains. For comic thriller Kill Me Three Times, he’ll play a more morally dubious type. The first poster for the film has arrived, complete with a smoking gun. Sorry, smoking matchbook. Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe, a mercurial assassin hired to take out a beautiful woman (Alice Braga) in a sun-baked surfing town. But he soon discovers that he’s not the only person trying to kill her and he’s quickly entangled in three strange tales of murder, blackmail and revenge. There’s Sullivan Stapleton as a gambling addict who is looking to score a hefty pay-out to settle his debts through a risky life insurance scam, Teresa Palmer as a Lady Macbeth type scheming her way through a small town, Callan Mulvey as a jealous beach club owner, Luke Hemsworth »
Strike Back may be delayed until 2015, but Cinemax is giving fans a little tease on the upcoming season. In this behind-the-scenes look at the final season of Strike Back, we see Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) take on Thailand. Needless to say, there’s lots of bullets and bodies in this video as well as some of that patented Strike Back humor we’ve come to love over the past few seasons.
Although this August will be Strike Back-less, we’ll be rewatching the past few seasons to wet our palette for 2015. »
- Bags Hooper
"Strike Back" is heading back to Cinemax in 2015, but on Friday, the network released a sneak peek at some behind the scenes footage from Season 4.
"Good morning 'Strike Back' viewers. Here we are in paradise, trying to save the world once again," Philip says in the new teaser clip.
Photos: Hot Stuff! The Sexy Stars Of Strike Back
Filmed in Thailand, the fourth and final season was originally expected to air in ...
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- email@example.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold Schwarzenegger among the two-dozen titles joining the Gala and Special Presentations programs.
Contemporary World Cinema adds 51 (22 world preems), City to City shines the spotlight on Seoul with eight pics (two world preems), and Wavelengths delivers 46 titles, including 13 features.
Gala world preems “Boychoir,” which marks the return of Quebec helmer Francois Girard (“Silk”) to the big screen and stars Hoffman as the tough conductor of a world-class music school, as well as Italian multi-hyphenate Andrea Di Stefano’s feature bow “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” starring del Toro as the notorious Colombian drug lord.
- Jennie Punter
Ja from Mnpp here. My boyfriend likes to tease me that he loved Eva Green first, and he did - he loved her the first time she showed up on some red carpet wearing long glamorous sleeves in a sea of bared skin. It's not that you can exactly call Eva Green demure - the first time any of us saw her she was taking a bath with her on-screen brother while pawing at Michael Pitt's genitalia after all, and earlier this year she toplessly mounted Sullivan Stapleton while swinging around a sword for god's sake. Not to mention the bizarre throwback moral brouhaha that's currently been greeting every piece of art-work associated with her Sin City: A Dame To Kill For character - hide the children, there are breasts!
So no, demure's not really the word for her. But dive as she does, time and again, into these depths of gorgeous depravity, »
Complex imagining TV prequels to movies. Hilarious. The description of "Kramer Loves Kramer" is priceless.
New Republic "I don't f***ing care if you like it." an excellent piece on gender politics in the now with framing guest appearance by Amy Poehler
Av Club "I Killed At the Movies" interesting article from Ignatiy Vishnevetsky on film criticism for the camera
The Dissolve an excellent review of Sex Tape which I have no plans to see and therefore can read interesting reviews freely
Variety Ben Whishaw will be the new voice of Paddington
Cinematically Insane on possible corporate mergers and what that might mean for classic film fans. Uh oh.
Pajiba Ewan McGregor rumored for True Detective Season 2? (at this rate with the male cast the female role is »
- NATHANIEL R
As the supplements suggest, 300: Rise of an Empire is not a straight sequel to Frank Miller and Zack Snyder’s 300, as it can also be described as a prequel, sidequel, and probably some other words that have been invented to describe modern spin-off films that don’t pick up after the last film ended. Rise of an Empire is meant to be like a glove to the first film, as it surrounds the original narrative with new material. The results are a film that doesn’t totally work on its own terms, but does offer a delicious scene-stealing performance from Eva Green. My 300: Rise of an Empire Blu-ray review follows after the jump. Told in parallel (somewhat) while the Spartans battle elsewhere, the film shows how the Persian leader Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) became the golden god he was, and that it was because new character Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) killed his father, »
- Andre Dellamorte
Nominations for the Emmys were announced yesterday and that means it was time for Orphan Black fans to cry, “Why do we make jokes about the Golden Globes’ credibility when they at least had the good sense to notice Tatiana Maslany?” (Among many, many other snubs). The Hollywood Reporter‘s Tim Goodman argues that the Emmys should expand to include more nominees in each category to “reflect the magnitude of the industry.”
TVLine reports that while there’s no hope for the original How I Met Your Dad pilot, a series is still being developed and could see a new pilot being made with the original cast, a new cast or a mix.
What do you think?
— Chris Witherspoon (@WitherspoonC) July 10, 2014
- Lyle Masaki
Strike Back's final season will premiere in 2015, it has been announced.
The action-adventure series was delayed in February when actor Sullivan Stapleton suffered a serious off-set injury in Thailand.
Strike Back is a co-production from Cinemax in the Us, Sky in the UK and Left Bank Pictures.
It has been adapted from a novel of the same name by former Sas soldier Chris Ryan.
The series centres on the Section 20 division of the British Defence Intelligence service, which carries out dangerous missions around the globe.
Strike Back originally premiered in May 2010. »
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