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Saban Films Acquires Domestic Rights To Action Comedy Skiptrace Starring Jackie Chan & Johnny Knoxville

11 February 2016 2:24 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Saban Films has acquired the Us distribution rights to action comedy Skiptrace, directed by Renny Harlin (The Legend of Hercules, Die Hard 2) and written by Jay Longino and Ben David Grabinski. The film stars Jackie Chan (Rush Hour franchise, The Karate Kid), Johnny Knoxville (Jackass series), and Bingbing Fan (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Iron Man 3) and will open theatrically later this year.

Skiptrace follows a Hong Kong detective Bennie Black (Chan), who has been tracking a dangerous crime boss, Victor Wong, for over a decade. When Bennie’s beautiful young goddaughter Bai (Fan Bingbing) gets into trouble with Wong’s crime syndicate, he comes to the rescue and must track down the only man who can help her – a fast-talking American gambler named Connor Watts (Knoxville) who is also on the run from the mob. The unlikely pair embarks on a hilarious adventure from the wind-swept dunes »

- Michelle McCue

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George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Josh Brolin Open Berlin Film Festival

11 February 2016 1:47 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Hail, Caesar!” opened the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday, with Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum on the red carpet.

Jury president Meryl Streep, wearing an elegant black and silver snakeskin-print gown, appeared unfazed by the online controversy surrounding her “We are all Africans” statement earlier in the day at the jury press conference.

Streep received loud applause from the crowds, signed autographs and lingered 10 minutes or more with other members of the jury, including actors Lars Eidinger and Clive Owen, actress Alba Rohrwacher and director Malgorzata Szumowska. They were then greeted by festival boss Dieter Kosslick under a huge red bear silhouette at the entrance to the Berlinale Palast.

Opening night guests included “Hail, Caesar!” producers and Working Title chiefs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner; filmmakers Daniel Burman, Anton Corbijn, Doris Doerrie, Volker Schloendorff, Tom Tykwer and Wim Wenders; and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. »

- Leo Barraclough and Patrick Frater

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Daily | Berlinale 2016 Diary #1

11 February 2016 11:46 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The 66th Berlinale officially opens today with Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's Hail, Caesar!, and I add a few words to our collection of reviews. First, though, I report on a conference sponsored by the newish Berlin Critics' Week and the Heinrich Böll Foundation concerning the problems currently facing German cinema on the international stage—and on Babylon Berlin, a new long-form television series based on a bestselling series of novels by Volker Kutscher about Gereon Rath, a police inspector working out of an office on Berlin Alexanderplatz in the 1920s. The showrunner is none other than Tom Tykwer. » - David Hudson »

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Berlin: Jackie Chan-Johnny Knoxville Action Comedy ‘Skiptrace’ Nabbed by Saban

11 February 2016 11:11 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to “Skiptrace,” the action comedy starring Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville and Fan Bingbing, directed by Renny Harlin.

Saban will release the film in theaters during Q3 this year. Pic was produced by Talent Intl. Films and Dasym Media along with Jackie Chan, Esmond Ren, Charlie Coker, Damien Saccani and David Gerson. The film was co-financed and co-presented by Shanghai New Culture Media Group, Talent Intl. and Dasym Media. Bloom is handling international sales.

Saban Films president Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films and Wme represented the filmmakers.

Upcoming titles in the Saban Films slate include Tom Tykwer’s “A Hologram for the King,” starring Tom Hanks, where Saban will partner with Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions on the theatrical release; Alex and Ben Brewer’s “The Trust,” starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood; “I Am Wrath, »

- Carole Horst

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Tom Tykwer's 'A Hologram for the King' Set for April 2016 Opening

11 February 2016 10:05 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

We've been waiting to see something for this one! Roadside Attractions is releasing Tom Tykwer's new film A Hologram for the King and has set an April release date. But we still have yet to see a trailer or much else. The film has been scheduled for release on April 22nd, and along with that news a batch of first look photos (and a new German poster for now) have been unveiled. A Hologram for the King stars Tom Hanks as a failed American businessman who flies to Saudi Arabia to try and sell his idea to a wealthy monarch, based on the book by Dave Eggers. Sounds good. We'll be keeping an eye on this one leading up to release. Below is a batch of first look photos + the official German poster for Tom Tykwer's A Hologram for the King, opening in April 2016. Stay tuned for the trailer. »

- Alex Billington

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First Look Photos: Tom Hanks In Tom Tykwer’s ‘A Hologram For The King’

11 February 2016 7:45 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Cloud Atlas” might have been an ambitious folly, but if there’s one person who probably enjoyed the experience, it’s Tom Hanks. While the film is largely credited to the Wachowski siblings, one has to remember it was actually co-directed by German filmmaker Tom Tykwer, known for “Run Lola Run,” and it was said the Wachowskis handled the more fantastical elements of the film with Tykwer helming the more realistic sections. Either way, what did Hanks pretty much do straight after ‘Atlas’? Sign up for Tom Tykwer’s next project, “A Hologram For The King,” and it’s a bit of a change of pace. It’s a German-American-produced comedy drama based on the 2012 novel of the same name written by Dave Eggers. The film stars Hanks, Tom Skerritt and Sarita Choudhury from “Homeland” and the dramedy tells the story of a washed-up, desperate American salesman who travels to »

- Edward Davis

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TV News: Flash, Ray, Dead, Arabia, Berlin, Bugs

10 February 2016 8:18 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Flash

Andy Mientus will reprise his role as metahuman Hartley Rathaway, aka Pied Piper, in the seventeenth episode of the second season of The CW's "The Flash". In the episode Hartley returns to wreak havoc on his former S.T.A.R. Labs colleagues when The Flash impossibly revisits an earlier timeline. [Source: TV Line]

Ray Donovan

Gabriel Mann ("Revenge") has been cast in a recurring role in Showtime's "Ray Donovan" for its upcoming fourth season. Mann will play Jacob Waller, an aggressive attorney who represents high-profile clients, in at least three episodes. [Source: Variety]

Dead of Summer

"Once Upon a Time" actors Elizabeth Mitchell and Elizabeth Lail have joined the cast of Freeform's supernatural horror series "Dead of Summer" which has a straight-to-series order. Set in the late 1980s at a remote camp where an ancient evil has returned, Lail plays a nervous camp counselor while Mitchell plays the camp's new owner. [Source: Deadline]

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- Garth Franklin

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Berlin: Tykwer Unveils Big-Budget ‘Babylon Berlin’ TV Series

10 February 2016 6:22 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Filmmaker-producer Tom Tykwer unveiled on Wednesday his TV series project “Babylon Berlin,” an adaptation of the first book in German author Volker Kutscher’s series about a police inspector in 1920s Berlin.

Produced by Sky Deutschland, Ard Degeto, X Filme and Beta Film, the series follows young police inspector Gereon Rath in 1929 Berlin, a hotbed of politics, art, extremism, drugs and murder. Tykwer, who is serving at the series’ showrunner, and his writer-director team of Achim von Borries and Hendrik Handloegten, have written the first two seasons, comprising 16 episodes based on “Der nasse Fisch,” the first of five books so far written in Kutscher’s Berlin series. Budgeted at €40 million ($45 million), “Babylon Berlin” begins shooting in the German capital and at Studio Babelsberg’s new, specially built “old Berlin” backlot in April. Thesps Volker Bruch (“Generation War”) and Liv Lisa Fries (“She Deserved It”) lead the cast. The series will »

- Ed Meza

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Bruch, Fries to star in 'Babylon Berlin' series

10 February 2016 3:01 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 16-part TVseries Babylon Berlin is based on Volker Kutscher’s bestselling crime thrillers.

Volker Bruch and Liv Lisa Fries are to star in lead roles for Babylon Berlin, the most ambitious German TV production to date, based on Volker Kutscher’s internationally bestselling historical crime thrillers set in the Berlin of the Roaring Twenties.

Cast as the police inspector Gereon Rath, Bruch is already known for appearances in the internationally successful German TV series Generation War as well as such feature films The Reader, Young Goethe and Tour De Force, while Fries  - as the shorthand typist Charlotte - has  credits including The Wave, Boy 7 and Und Morgen Mittag Bin Ich Tot.

Tom Tykwer is serving as showrunner for the high-end 16-part series which he will direct with co-authors Hendrik Handloegten and Achim von Boerries.

Speaking on the eve of this year’s Berlinale, Tykwer revealed that this would be the first time he had »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Full Berlinale International Jury Revealed

2 February 2016 3:55 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve got just over a week until the 66th Berlin Film Festival kicks off in Germany. We’ll be in Berlin for full coverage of this year’s festival, a first for The Hollywood News.

Today, the full Berlinale International Jury was announced. Meryl Streep will be serving as Jury President this year, and the Berlinale International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the 2016 Berlinale Competition.

Berlinale International Jury 2016

The other members of the International Jury will be actor Lars Eidinger (Germany), film critic Nick James (United Kingdom), photographer Brigitte Lacombe (France), actor Clive Owen (United Kingdom), actress Alba Rohrwacher (Italy) and director Ma?gorzata Szumowska (Poland).

Here’s their respective career essentials.

Meryl Streep, Jury President, USA

Meryl Streep has appeared in over 40 films and is considered one of the world’s most talented and versatile actresses. She has received countless awards and nominations, »

- Paul Heath

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Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher join Meryl Streep on Berlin jury

2 February 2016 2:09 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival to honour David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Ettore Scola through special screenings; security to be tightened.

Actors Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher and Lars Eidinger are to join Meryl Streep in the International Jury of this year’s Berlinale (Feb 11-21) which kicks off next week with the international premiere of the Coen brothers’ Hail Caesar.

The seven-person jury deciding on the Bears, revealed this morning at a press conference in Berlin, also includes the UK film critic Nick James, French photographer Brigitte Lacombe and the Polish film director Malgorzata Szumowska whose last film Body won a Silver Bear for Best Direction at last year’s Berlinale.

Owen is no stranger to Berlin as he was in town and at Studio Babelsberg in 2008 for the shoot of Tom Tykwer’s The International which opened the Berlinale in 2009, while Eidinger is well known to Berlin theatre-goers as part of the Schaubühne ensemble as well as his film and »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Cilve Owen, Alba Rohrwacher join Meryl Streep on Berlin jury

2 February 2016 2:09 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival to honour David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Ettore Scola through special screenings; security to be tightened.

Actors Clive Owen, Alba Rohrwacher and Lars Eidinger are to join Meryl Streep in the International Jury of this year’s Berlinale (Feb 11-21) which kicks off next week with the international premiere of the Coen brothers’ Hail Caesar.

The seven-person jury deciding on the Bears, revealed this morning at a press conference in Berlin, also includes the UK film critic Nick James, French photographer Brigitte Lacombe and the Polish film director Malgorzata Szumowska whose last film Body won a Silver Bear for Best Direction at last year’s Berlinale.

Owen is no stranger to Berlin as he was in town and at Studio Babelsberg in 2008 for the shoot of Tom Tykwer’s The International which opened the Berlinale in 2009, while Eidinger is well known to Berlin theatre-goers as part of the Schaubühne ensemble as well as his film and »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Retro Sundance: 1999's Run Lola Run

26 January 2016 12:01 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Team Experience is looking back on past Sundance winners since we aren't attending this year. Here's Manuel on a late 90s German flick...

Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run (Lola rennt) won the 1999 Audience Award (World Cinema) at Sundance in 1999, an early accolade that would make it one of the most critically acclaimed foreign films of the year, a notion more than cemented close to a year later, when it would win the Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film, a BAFTA nomination and seven aptly titled Lola (German Film) Awards. In case you’re wondering, Germany didn’t submit Tykwer’s film as its Foreign Language Oscar entry—they went instead with the lesbian Nazi film Aimée & Jaguar, which failed to make the cut with the Academy who eventually bestowed the prize on Pedro Almodóvar’s All About My Mother.

I hadn’t revisited it since I first caught »

- Manuel Betancourt

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Icon Film Distribution appoints publicity manager

19 January 2016 1:37 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Icon Film Distribution appoints Will Taylor from Organic.

Icon Film Distribution (Ifd) has appointed Will Taylor, formerly of Organic, as publicity manager with immediate effect.

At Organic, which won PR Team of the Year at the Screen Awards 2015, Taylor oversaw offline and online campaigns for Amy, It Follows and unit publicity for Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon.

Other titles he worked on include Paddington, Palio and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

Ifd’s slate for 2016 includes The Forest, starring Natalie Dormer; Miles Ahead directed by and starring Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor; Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram For A King starring Tom Hanks; Shane Black’s The Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling and Kim Basinger and Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, starring Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #70. Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram for the King

8 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

A Hologram for a King

Director: Tom Tykwer

Writer: Tom Tykwer

Primarily known for his famed 1998 title Run, Lola Run, which shot actress Franka Potente into international stardom, German director Tom Tykwer’s been involved with a variety of international co-productions since, each seeming to find a minor cult following, such as Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), The International (2009), and most infamously, Cloud Atlas (2012), which he co-directed with Andy and Lana Wachowski (however, we were most impressed with his less discussed return to Germany with 2010’s well performed Three). Now, Tykwer’s adapated David Eggar’s (screenwriter for Away We Go and Where the Wild Things Are) novel, A Hologram for a King, a political allegory set in an up-and-coming Saudi Arabian city. The comedy-drama tells the story of an American businessman who makes a last-ditch attempt to stave off bankruptcy and finally accomplish something big. He wants to »

- Nicholas Bell

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