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Director discusses cinema/VoD debate at Karlovy Vary film festival.
David Lowery, the director of Sundance hit A Ghost Story, talked about the impact of Netflix on the film industry at a press conference promoting the film at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Lowery said: “I am a devotee of the big screen. I like to watch everything on the big screen and I made my movie to be watched on the big screen. That being said, I want my movies to get made.
“[Netflix] are setting aside the theatrical experience more than I’d be comfortable with, but I’d rather them do that and not make the movies. I fully support and endorse them and I’d be delighted to collaborate with them.
“I know that most people will ultimately see my films on a screening service of some sort… so I should set aside my own ego to a certain extent to have my »
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- Sasha Stone
Film is based on article in The New Yorker magazine.
Endgame Entertainment financed and produced the crime drama that just wrapped production in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Old Man And The Gun is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, from his escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.
Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
Lowery wrote and directed the film based on a short story by David Grann that appeared in The New Yorker.
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Fox Searchlight has bought the North American and U.K. rights to writer-director David Lowery’s true-life cops-and-robbers drama “Old Man and the Gun,” the distributor announced Thursday. The project sees Robert Redford reunite with Lowery after working on Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” last year. Redford stars as Forrest Tucker, a thief famous for breaking out of prison 18 times and continuing to rob banks well into his golden years. He performed his last heist at the age of 79 before being caught for the last time in 2000 and dying in prison in 2004. Also Read: 'Wonderstruck' Cannes Review: Todd Haynes Aims for Magic, »
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The Endgame Entertainment production just wrapped in Cincinnati, Ohio. The film is written and directed by David Lowery (“Pete’s Dragon”) based on a short story by David Grann for The New Yorker, published in 2003.
The film also stars Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits and Tika Sumpter. Producers are Endgame Entertainment’s James D. Stern, Condé Nast Entertainment’s Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler, Wildwood Enterprises, Identity Films’ Anthony Mastromauro, Sailor Bear’s Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston and Bill Holderman.
- Dave McNary
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Fox Searchlight has picked up the North American and U.K. distribution rights to Old Man and the Gun, the latest film from Ain't Them Bodies Saints filmmaker David Lowery, the company announced Thursday.
The movie is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Redford), tracking him from his escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to a string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Affleck), who »
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Exclusive: Keith Carradine has joined the cast of Old Man And The Gun, the David Lowery-directed drama that stars Robert Redford and Casey Affleck. It’s a reunion of sorts for Carradine, who along with Affleck starred in Lowery’s 2013 pic Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. Fox Searchlight acquired distribution rights to Old Man And The Gun in March, sparking to the true story based on David Grann’s 2003 New Yorker article. It centers on Redford’s Forrest Tucker, a career bank… »
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.
– Fox Searchlight will acquire the U.S., Canada and U.K. rights to to “The Old Man And The Gun,” Deadline reports. Director David Lowery’s drama stars Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek and Danny Glover and begins shooting on April 3.
Based on a true story, the film centers on bank robber and 17-time prison escapee Forrest Tucker (Redford). Affleck plays a detective obsessed with bringing Tucker to justice while Spacek plays Tucker’s love interest. The film is produced by Conde Nast Entertainment Wildwood Enterprises and Identity Films.
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– Grasshopper Film has acquired the U.S. rights »
- Graham Winfrey
Could David Lowery have two of the year’s finest films? After coming to Sundance Film Festival with the best feature of the fest, A Ghost Story (our review), he’s starting production on his follow-up, The Old Man and the Gun, early next month, which could give him more than enough time to sneak it out by year’s end. Ahead of the shoot, he’s also already secured distribution and has now expanded his cast. Led by Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, and Sissy Spacek, check out a new synopsis below.
Forrest Tucker (Redford) has been on the wrong side of the law since he was a teen. He grew into a career bank robber who broke out of prison 18 times, including a daring escape from San Quentin at age 70. The film covers his twilight years, and an unprecedented string of daring heists that confound authorities and enchants the public. »
- Jordan Raup
Exclusive: Tika Sumpter, who starred as Michelle Obama in Southside With You, has been cast in David Lowery's The Old Man And The Gun, co-starring opposite Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford, who is attached to produce. Based on a 2003 New Yorker article by David Grann, the pic follows Forrest Tucker (Redford), an outlaw with 18 successful prison breaks and a lifetime of bank robberies to his name. Affleck plays a detective who becomes captivated… »
You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone more attractive to an anglophile. With gaunt, angular features and a proper aristocratic accent, Peter Cushing could just as easily sell you a first-edition Charles Dickens novel as he could read a line of dialogue. Inserting those proper English characteristics into tales of bloodthirsty creatures is part of what makes Hammer films so entertaining. In the case of Val Guest’s 1957 creature feature, The Abominable Snowman, those admirable characteristics are also integral parts of the plot.
The Abominable Snowman follows Dr. John Rollason (Peter Cushing) on a botanical expedition in the Himalayas. On his journey, Rollason is approached by Dr. Tom Friend (Forrest Tucker) who, along with Ed Shelley (Robert Brown), Andrew McNee (Michael Brill), and Kusang (Wolfe Morris), is in search of the mythical Yeti that is claimed to inhabit the mountain. Rollason’s wife, Helen (Maureen Connell), is convinced that he »
- Bryan Christopher
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