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A24 and Directv have picked up U.S. rights to Matt Shakman's feature directorial debut, thriller "Cut Bank," which premiered at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival and will show before international audiences later this year in Toronto. Shakman's best known for his directorial work on the series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," although he's also helmed episodes of "House M.D.," "Brothers & Sisters," "Psych" and "Fargo." "Cut Bank," written by Robert Patino ("Sons of Anarchy"), stars "Hunger Games" regular Liam Hemsworth as a high school athlete and auto mechanic who dreams of leaving his small Montana town along with his girlfriend (Teresa Palmer). John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern, Michael Stuhlbarg and Oliver Platt also star. A24 and Directv plan a 2015 theatrical release for the film. This isn't the duo's first partnership--they teamed together on »
- Jacob Combs
A24, in conjunction with director Matt Shakman, the film's producers and in partnership with Directv, announced today that they have acquired all Us rights to Matt Shakman's directorial debut Cut Bank. The film had a successful Us premiere at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and will next make its International debut at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Written by Roberto Patino, Cut Bank is an exciting modern-day thriller with an incredible ensemble cast that includes Liam Hemsworth, John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern, Teresa Palmer, Oliver Platt, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Says Matt Shakman,
"I'm thrilled to team up with A24. Their smart, eclectic taste is inspiring. And their passion and plan for the film felt like the ideal way to bring it to the world. It's been a tremendously exciting journey with the best group of collaborators possible-from a brilliant script by Roberto Patino, to the incredible support »
A24, in conjunction with director Matt Shakman, the film’s producers and in partnership with Directv, announced today that they have acquired all Us rights to Matt Shakman’s directorial debut Cut Bank. The film had a successful Us premiere at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and will next make its International debut at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Written by Robert Patino, Cut Bank is an exciting modern-day thriller with a cast that includes Liam Hemsworth, John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thorton, Bruce Dern, Teresa Palmer, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Oliver Platt.
Dwayne McLaren (Liam Hemsworth) a high school star athlete recently turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of his tiny Montana town and whisking his pageant-hopeful girlfriend, Cassandra (Teresa Palmer), away to the big city. But his plan sets in motion a deadly series of events and thrusts him into a police investigation headed by Sheriff Vogel (John Malkovich »
- Michelle McCue
Liam Hemsworth thriller Cut Bank has been acquired by A24 and DirecTV for U.S. distribution ahead of its Toronto International Film Festival debut, the companies announced today. Matt Shakman makes his directorial debut with the pic about a former high school star athlete turned mechanic (Hemsworth) whose plan to escape his small Montana town with his girlfriend (Teresa Palmer) leads to a deadly series of events. John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Oliver Platt also star in the Roberto Patino-scripted film that premiered this summer at the La Film Fest. Financing came via Kilburn Media and the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation. Laura Rister, Edward Zwick, Mickey Barold, Mark Manuel, Ted O’Neal, and Dan Cohen are producers. Entertainment One Films International is distributing in Canada and selling international rights.
- The Deadline Team
“Cut Bank” will screen Sept. 10 at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema program. A24 plans a 2015 release in collaboration with DirecTV.
John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern, Teresa Palmer, Michael Stuhlbarg and Oliver Platt also star. Matt Shakman directed from Roberto Patino’s screenplay about an athlete-turned-auto mechanic who dreams of getting out of Cut Bank, Montana and discovers a murder.
Armie Hammer had initially been attached to play the role. Hemsworth came on board just before shooting started last year in Edmonton.
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: The edgy distributor has struck a deal with the producers in conjunction with eOne Films International to take Matt Shakman’s contemporary thriller off the table heading into Toronto.
Cut Bank premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival earlier this summer and will receive its international premiere north of the border, where eOne Films International will continue to court non-us buyers.
A24 plans a 2015 release on the thriller, its latest collaboration with Directv after Enemy and Life After Beth.
Shakman directed from a screenplay by Robert Patino about a small-town mechanic with dreams of living in the big city who stumbles upon evidence of murder.
Kilburn Media and the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation financed the production, which shot on location in Edmonton, Alberta.
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• Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, and Andy Garcia are currently in negotiations to join the sci-fi adventure film Geostorm. Gerard Butler has already been tapped to star as a stubborn satellite designer who must work with his estranged brother to save the world after climate-controlling satellites malfunction. (There’s also a plot to assassinate the president for good measure.) Sturgess is in talks to play Butler’s brother with Cornish as Sturgess’ girlfriend, a Secret Service agent. Harris and Garcia would play the secretary of state and president, respectively. Dean Devlin, who co-wrote the script to Independence Day, will »
- Jake Perlman
Bryan Cranston is portraying the title character, who was one of the 10 writers blacklisted from the Hollywood studio system after he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (Huac) in 1947. He continued to write screenplays under pseudonyms, winning Oscars for writing Roman Holiday and The Brave One.
John Wayne was one of the most conservative actors in Hollywood, who served as the president of Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals for four years, an organization that helped provide Congress the names of those working in Hollywood who were deemed either friendly or unfriendly. Peter Mackenzie has also joined the cast as the liberal attorney for the blacklisted writers, known as the Hollywood 10. Rounding out the supporting cast are Diane Lane, »
Ahead of its premiere next month, HBO has released a new trailer for the fifth and final season of Terrence Winter’s critically acclaimed Prohibition epic Boardwalk Empire.
Season five is set to run for eight episodes and will take place in 1931, with Steve Buscemi returning as Nucky Thompson alongside series regulars Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shead Whigham, Michael Stuhlbarg, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza, Michael K. Williams, Paul Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, Gretchen Mol and Ben Rosenfield.
Check out the first trailer here…
Season five of Boardwalk Empire gets underway on HBO on September 7th.
The post No one goes quietly in new trailer for the final season of Boardwalk Empire appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
Since introducing buyers to John McNamara’s buzzed-about script, eOne International has sold the film to a slew of territories including France and French-speaking territories (TF1), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), Scandinavia (Scanbox), South Africa/Pan Africa (Times Media Group), Middle East (Selim Ramia & Co), Vietnam »
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Seeing Edward Zwick's Pawn Sacrifice among the films listed for this year's Toronto Film Festival was a nice surprise as it seems the film has been in the works forever. Set during the height of the Cold War, this "based on a true story" feature centers on chess legend Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) as he's locked in a gripping championship clash with the Soviets, struggling against his own psychological demons while the whole world anxiously awaits the outcome. Liev Schrieber plays Boris Spassky and Peter Sarsgaard, Sophie Nelisse, Lily Rabe, Robin Weigert, Michael Stuhlbarg and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick also star. Steven Knight (Locke, Eastern Promises) wrote the screenplay and as of now the film does not have a distributor. We'll see if its Toronto world premiere changes that. pic via The Film Stage »
- Brad Brevet
When the lights went down at New York's packed Paris Theatre for the world premiere of Woody Allen's Magic In The Moonlight, starring Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Jacki Weaver, Eileen Atkins, Simon McBurney, Hamish Linklater and Marcia Gay Harden, a very special festive hush descended over the star-studded audience.
Among those attending the Dolce & Gabbana - Sony Pictures Classics (Michael Barker & Tom Bernard) invited screening were Audrey Tautou, John Turturro, Oliver Stone, Fed Up's Katie Couric, Danny Strong, Gina Gershon, Josh Lucas, Christina Hendricks, Dane DeHaan, Dana Delany, Mia Moretti, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Anna Wintour, Christine Baranski, Olivia Palermo, Michael Stuhlbarg, Regis Philbin and Soon-Yi Previn.
"Tell me, »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
This is our first look at Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in the biopic that he's also directing, called Miles Ahead. This is the first film that Cheadle has directed, and it has been a passion project of his that he has been working on for the last decade. He's been a fan of Davis since he was a little kid. It all started with the legendary jazz trumpeter’s album Porgy and Bess.
The movie will follow the period leading up to Davis' 1969 jazz-rock fusion recording In a Silent Way. The movie also stars Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Emayatzy Corinealdi, and it's set to start shooting this week in Cincinnati.
In a interview with EW, Cheadle spoke about the film and offered up the following information on the story:
"The construction of the movie is the parallel story of Miles in 1979 at the end of this quiet period he was in, »
- Joey Paur
Miles Ahead, the upcoming Miles Davis biopic directed, starring, and co-written by Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Iron Man 3), starts its shoot this week in Cincinnati after a decade in development. The long-anticipated film about the legendary trumpeter – often considered the definitive jazz soloist of the 20th century – will feature Cheadle as Davis with Ewan McGregor (Star Wars) and Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man) in supporting roles.
With full rights to Davis’ discography and a blessing from the Davis family, Miles Ahead has everything going for it. It has been a labour of love for Cheadle, who is a longtime fan of Davis and has learned how to play the trumpet for the film (though all the trumpet in the film will be, of course, Davis himself).
- Sasha James
Don Cheadle is set to make his directorial debut with "Miles Ahead," a biopic about jazz legend Miles Davis, who the actor has apparently been obsessed with from a young age. Cheadle's film focuses on Davis's so-called "silent period," a five-year span he took off from music before returning to his art, as well as the musician's rocky relationship with Frances Taylor Davis, his first wife. After languishing in the development whirlpool for almost a decade, the project is set to begin shooting this week in Cincinnati. Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Emayatzy Corinealdi co-star alongside Cheadle as Davis. Remarkably, Cheadle is making his film without any studio backing--he had a bite from HBO at one point but that fell through, and the actor/director turned to Indiegogo instead to raise $325,000. With a little less than two days to go, the project has so far raised about $265,000. EW sat down with Cheadle for an. »
- Jacob Combs
Don Cheadle is playing the trumpeter as well as writing and directing, and from the publicity image above, he clearly looks the part. With cigarette balanced on his lip, head down, shades on and arms cradled round his beloved trumpet, Cheadle is Miles.
It’s no surprise. Miles Ahead is a labour of love for the actor – he’s a lifelong admirer of Davis. The Iron Man 3 and House of Lies star has had the film in the pipeline for around ten years and has got the backing of the Davis family.
- Claire Joanne Huxham
Don Cheadle is attempting to finally bring life to his Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead, by going the indie route and crowd-sourcing the film's funding via IndieGoGo and as of right now the project has raised $254,662 of its $325,000 goal with only three days left. In a note on the IndieGoGo page it reads: Music has always been one of my passions. Since 6th grade, when I started listening to my parents' Miles Davis records, his artistry has been an inspiration to me; he was someone who only ever followed a path as a runway to create a new one. Surprisingly, Miles' life, his passion, his creativity, his fire have never been brought to life in a film and the fact that his family has chosen me to do this now is an honor. I want to tell a story that Miles himself would have wanted to see, something hip, cool, »
- Brad Brevet
Crash and Iron Man 3 actor Don Cheadle is making his directorial film debut with Miles Ahead, a crowdfunded biopic about famous jazz musician Miles Davis’ transition back into music after a five year hiatus, and the tumultuous relationship with his first wife, Frances Taylor Davis.
Cheadle will also star as Davis in the film, and thanks to Entertainment Weekly we now have our first look of him in character, complete with Davis’ beloved trumpet and iconic jheri-curled mullet…
Miles Ahead also stars Ewan McGregor (The Impossible), Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire), and Emayatzy Corinealdi (Middle of Nowhere), and begins shooting in Cincinnati later this week. Cheadle, who also co-wrote the film and has been trying to develop it for nearly a decade, did an extensive interview with EW that is definitely worth reading. Makes sure to read that here.
At this time, Miles Ahead has no release date, but expect »
- James Garcia
Don Cheadle has been working to crowdfund a film about Miles Davis, in which Cheadle himself would play the famed musician. Miles Ahead also counts Cheadle as a co-writer, and has Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Emayatzy Corinealdi set to co-star when the film begins shooting this week in Cincinnati. Now the first look of Don […]
- Russ Fischer
Don Cheadle has been working on his Miles Davis film, Miles Ahead, for so many years now that his dedication to the project is readily apparent. The film has cycled through directors and interest from studios and cable networks through its development process, but Cheadle's admirable steadfast desire to not make this a standard biopic. You know, those cradle to grave stories that are always made about famous people (think Ray and Walk The Line and then remember how fantastically that formula was skewered in Walk Hard). Instead, Miles Ahead focuses on one period of Miles Davis' life - his reemergence after five years of artistic exile, commonly known as his "silent period." Cheadle will also direct the film starring Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Emayatzy Corinealdi. Head below for the first Miles Ahead image.The image comes from EW, who has an exclusive interview with Cheadle in which »
- Evan Dickson
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