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Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Stanley Tucci’s Armie Hammer and Geoffrey Rush Vehicle ‘Final Portrait’

17 May 2017 4:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all rights in North America to Stanley Tucci’s latest directorial outing, “Final Portrait,” from Riverstone Pictures. The film had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year in an out of competition gala screening.

Written and directed by Tucci, the film stars Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy, Tony Shalhoub and Sylvie Testud and is produced by Gail Egan, Nik Bower and Ilann Girard and executive produced by Deepak Nayar, Fred Hogge and Ted Blumberg.

Read More: ‘Final Portrait’ Review: Armie Hammer and Geoffrey Rush Star in Stanley Tucci’s Engaging Biopic — Berlinale 2017

The historical feature is billed as “the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and Alberto Giacometti, as seen through Lord’s eyes and revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process. »

- Kate Erbland

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Stanley Tucci's 'Final Portrait' lands at Sony Pictures Classics

17 May 2017 1:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film premiered out of competition in Berlin. HanWay handles international sales.

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to Stanley Tucci’s Final Portrait

The Riverstone Pictures film premiered out of competition in Berlin and tells the story of an offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and Alberto Giacometti.

The story takes place in 1964 as Lord is asked by Giacometti to sit for a portrait while on a short trip to Paris.

Tucci wrote and directed Final Portrait, which stars Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy, Tony Shalhoub and Sylvie Testud.

Gail Egan, Nik Bower and Ilann Girard produced and executive producers are Deepak Nayar, Fred Hogge and Ted Blumberg.

Giacometti’s work and life and Lord’s poignant memoir have fascinated me for years,” Tucci said. “To finally bring my adaptation to the screen with this extraordinary cast and crew has been indeed a pleasure and to have Sony Classics distributing is a great »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Stanley Tucci’s 'Final Portrait' Lands at Sony Pictures Classics

16 May 2017 10:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to Stanley Tucci's Final Portrait

Written and directed by Tucci, the film tells the story of the friendship between American writer James Lord and Alberto Giacometti.

Final Portrait had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival out of competition.

THR's review of the 1964-set film stated: "Writer-director Stanley Tucci's fascination with the artistic process yields a lively character study if not quite a full-bodied exploration of the uneven relationship between painter and subject in Final Portrait."

The film also stars Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clemence Poesy, Tony »

- Rebecca Ford

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Stanley Tucci’s ‘Final Portrait’ Acquired by Sony Pictures Classics

16 May 2017 9:39 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American rights to Stanley Tucci’s “Final Portrait,” the studio announced Tuesday. Written and directed by Tucci, the period drama set in 1964 stars Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy, Tony Shalhoub and Sylvie Testud. The Riverstone Pictures film had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival out of competition in a gala screening. Also Read: Cannes 2017 Preview: A Critic Looks Forward to Double Dose of Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell According to the studio release, “Final Portrait” is “the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord. »

- Debbie Emery

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Stanley Tucci’s ‘Final Portrait’ Lands at Sony Classics for North America

16 May 2017 9:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all rights in North America to Stanley Tucci’s drama “Final Portrait” from Riverstone Pictures.

HanWay Films is handling international sales and distribution and is selling the remaining territories in Cannes.

The film had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February out of competition. The movie stars Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy, Tony Shalhoub and Sylvie Testud and is produced by Gail Egan, Nik Bower and Ilann Girard and executive produced by Deepak Nayar, Fred Hogge and Ted Blumberg.

Final Portrait” is the story of the friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord (played by Hammer) and Alberto Giacometti, portrayed by Rush.

Set in 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, Lord is asked by his friend, Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, promises Giacometti, will take only a few days and so Lord agrees — ultimately wondering »

- Dave McNary

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Stanley Tucci's Giacometti biopic 'Final Portrait' gets UK deal

28 April 2017 2:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Vertigo acquires project starring Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer and Clémence Poésy.

Vertigo Releasing has acquired Final Portrait, a biopic of Alberto Giacometti directed by Stanley Tucci, for the UK and Ireland.

Geoffrey Rush plays the Swiss painter and sculptor with Armie Hammer and Clémence Poésy co-starring.

Adapted from U.S. writer James Lord’s memoir A Giacometti Portrait, the film offers a window into the chaotic life of the artist in 1960s Paris.

Ed Caffrey from Vertigo Releasing and Nicole Mackey of Hanway Films struck the deal.

The film, a labour of love for Beauty And The Beast and Hunger Games star Tucci, premiered at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.

Vertigo are planning a summer 2017 release to coincide with Tate Modern’s Giacometti retrospective and are exploring opportunities to cross promote.

Gail Egan produces for Potboiler alongside Nik Bower for Riverstone Pictures and Ilann Girard for Arsam International. Riverstone Pictures fully financed »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Berlinale 2017: Final Portrait Review

12 February 2017 10:26 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape

 

Though renowned primarily for his work in front of the screen, Final Portrait marks the fifth directorial outing for Stanley Tucci, with that spanning across two decades – and you’d have to go back half of that time for the last one, which was Blind Date back in 2007. This is the first time Tucci has opted not to star in one of his productions however, leaving all of his focus on the narrative at hand – and it’s a sacrifice that has paid off, as tonally this production was one presented with many obstacles, and yet it’s exactly here where the endeavour thrives.

Armie Hammer plays James Lord, a journalist, and close friend of the venerable, eccentric Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), who has agreed to pose for a portrait, promising to sit for the renowned post-impressionist painter one afternoon. If only that was the case, »

- Stefan Pape

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‘Final Portrait’ Review: Armie Hammer and Geoffrey Rush Star in Stanley Tucci’s Engaging Biopic — Berlinale 2017

11 February 2017 12:36 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Used up your vacation days? The news got you burned out, battered and blue? Well, let director Stanley Tucci offer this balm for frayed nerves, whisking you off to France with the amiable, shaggy-dog of a film that is “Final Portrait.” The story of artist Alberto Giacometti towards the end of his life, the film is less a biopic than it is a long ramble with an engaging eccentric, all set in Paris, 1964.

If this sounds appealing and oddly familiar, hey, you’re right on both counts. With his fifth directorial feature, Tucci returns to territory he previously explored with his 2000 outing, “Joe Gould’s Secret.” Both films tell of the relationship between a young writer and an older oddball, treading lightly on narrative to instead focus on the textures, settings and details that make up the older man’s vie bohème. Swap out Greenwich Village of the ’40s for »

- Ben Croll

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Final Portrait review [Berlinale]: Dir. Stanley Tucci (2017)

11 February 2017 11:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Final Portrait review: Celebrated character actor Stanley Tucci steps behind the camera once again for this sweet-natured true story about Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Final Portrait review by Paul Heath, Berlin Film Festival 2017.

Final Portrait review

Guiding us through this journey, which captures a very small period of time in the life of Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), is Armie Hammer‘s American, James Lord. It’s 1960s Paris and Giacometti has agreed to paint a portrait of Lord before he flies back to New York. Hammer’s voice-over informs us in the film’s very early scenes that Giacometti has said that completion of the task will be brief; possibly just a couple of hours, but it becomes immediately evident that this is definitely not the case, and a delay in proceedings causes Lord to postpone his return Stateside. The artist’s strive for perfection is the main cause, »

- Paul Heath

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Berlin Film Review: ‘Final Portrait’

11 February 2017 10:35 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The biopic was once a rather schlocky genre. That was back in the day when every film biography had to tell a person’s entire life story from soup to nuts. Is it any wonder that those movies skittered through incidents or that they lacked texture and detail? The biopic grew much more artful when it began to focus on single intense chapters of a famous person’s life — like, say, the passing of the 13th Amendment in “Lincoln,” or Brian Wilson’s recording of “Pet Sounds” in “Love & Mercy.” Now, in “Final Portrait,” Stanley Tucci, directing his first film in 10 years, takes the biopic to an even more exquisitely homespun level of miniature close-up. He has made an entire drama about the couple of weeks in 1964 when Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), the fabled Swiss sculptor and painter (then 63 years old), decided to create a portrait of his friend, the »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Berlin Review: Geoffrey Rush Shines in Stanley Tucci’s Elegant But Unambitious ‘Final Portrait’

11 February 2017 9:07 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Enough footage of Alberto Giacometti exists to suggest that Geoffrey Rush is quite uncanny as the renowned surrealist sculptor in Final Portrait, a depiction of the seventeen days it took him to paint his last portrait, that of the American writer James Lord (played here by Armie Hammer). Based on Lord’s resulting 1965 book A Giacometti Portrait, it’s an elegant if somewhat unambitious piece of biographical work from writer-director Stanley Tucci, who has created — along with cinematographer Danny Cohen and art designer David Hindle (who worked with Rush before on Tom Hooper’s The Kings Speech) — a chicly grim vision of some of the shadier corners of the 1960s Parisian art scene.

It must be said that Hammer looks right at home smoking a cigarette in a beige trench and black-tie suit (had he been born ten years earlier he might have given Jon Hamm a run for his »

- Rory O'Connor

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Berlinale: Stanley Tucci Defends the Arts as Trump Looms

11 February 2017 6:14 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On Saturday, Stanley Tucci became the latest star to blast U.S. President Donald Trump in Berlin, saying that if his administration has its way, it would “eviscerate funding for the arts.”

The actor, writer, and director spoke at a press conference following the screening of “Final Portrait,” which stars Geoffrey Rush as Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti and Armie Hammer as art critic James Lord in an adaption of the latter’s biography “A Giacometti Portrait.” Clémence Poésy also stars.

Asked if his film and the work of filmmakers could influence the Trump administration’s plans to cut funding for the National Endowment of the Arts, Tucci said, “I don’t think our film can influence the president in any way, shape, or form. There, government has always had an ambiguous relationship to the arts in the U.S. … I can imagine if this administration has its way, they will eviscerate the arts. »

- Ed Meza

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Watch: Stanley Tucci, Armie Hammer, Geoffrey Rush and More Attend ‘Final Portrait’ Live Berlinale Press Conference

11 February 2017 5:05 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Starting today at 8:10Am Et/5:10Am Pt, you can watch a live stream of the Berlinale press conference featuring the cast and crew of “Final Portrait.” Filmmaker Stanley Tucci is expected to attend the conference, as well as cast members including Armie Hammer, Geoffrey Rush and Clémence Poésy.

Tucci’s latest venture behind the camera follows a decidedly offbeat story related to the waning days of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti (Rush).

Read More: Paul Verhoeven to Serve as Berlin Film Festival Jury President

Per the film’s official synopsis, “Alberto Giacometti is the one who decides when it is time for work, drink, doubt, destruction, flirtation or laughter in his studio. An established artist whose works fetch record prices, he hides his earnings in his studio. This is just one of the causes of many an argument with his wife Annette, another being the fact that »

- Kate Erbland

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True Colours adds trio of titles to Efm slate

10 February 2017 9:59 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Italian sales outfit picks up Ride, It’s The Law, and Two Irenes.

Rome-based sales company True Colours has added English-language extreme sports drama Ride, Italian box office hit It’s The Law and Generation Kplus title Two Irenes (As Duas Irenes) to its Efm slate.

Brazilian filmmaker Fabio Meira’s Two Irenes - about two girls with the same name and an unexpected connection – marks the first non-Italian production for Rome-based True Colours since it launched in 2015.

Ride is a horror thriller about extreme sports shot entirely on GoPro cameras by writing and directing duo Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro. It follows their military thriller Mine, starring Armie Hammer, which was picked up by Well Go USA Entertainment for North America.

The company has acquired sales on comedy duo Ficarra and Picone’s new hit It’s The Law (L’Ora Legale) about a village in Sicily that elects a straight-arrow professor as mayor. The film »

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Berlinale: Stanley Tucci on Capturing Artist Alberto Giacometti for ‘Final Portrait’

10 February 2017 11:40 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stanley Tucci’s “Final Portrait,” which plays in Berlinale’s main competition section on Saturday, looks at a short period near the end of artist Alberto Giacometti’s tumultuous life. Variety spoke to the writer-director about his film, which stars Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer.

Tucci’s screenplay is adapted from American writer and art-lover James Lord’s memoir “A Giacometti Portrait,” which recounts a trip to Paris in 1964, when Giacometti painted his portrait. The process, which should have taken days, stretched across weeks, during which time Lord witnessed the chaos that was Giacometti’s life.

Tucci first came across Lord’s book in his 20s. “To me, it was a beautiful book about the creative process,” Tucci said. “No matter what field you are in in the arts it’s a really vital and important book.”

Although Tucci said he is not similar to Giacometti in temperament or lifestyle »

- Leo Barraclough

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Shia Labeouf, Rooney Mara and More: 10 Hot Projects at Berlin’s European Film Market

9 February 2017 6:33 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The European Film Market at the Berlin Film Festival marks the first major film market of the year, and is one of the few events where nearly everyone from the global movie business comes together to network and launch new projects.

Read More: 5 Exciting Films in the 2017 Berlin Film Festival Competition Lineup

This year’s Efm will draw more than 1,600 buyers from roughly 70 countries into a deal-making bonanza for films in every stage of development and production, much like the American Film Market in Los Angeles and the Marché du Film in Cannes. Efm will include around 730 screenings this year, more than 600 of which will be market premieres.

What are the movies and screenplays already on executives’ radars? Here are 10 hot projects that could be prime targets.

“Borg/McEnroe

Summary: This sports drama stars Shia Labeouf as John McEnroe and Sverrir Gudnason as Björn Borg. The movie focuses on the pair’s 1980 Wimbledon tennis championship, »

- Graham Winfrey

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Berlin Sets Lineup, Adds Stanley Tucci’s ‘Final Portrait’ & Catherine Deneuve Starrer ‘Midwife’

20 January 2017 6:23 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Berlin Film Festival has finalized its competition and Berlinale Special selections for this year's 67th edition. Chinese animation Hao ji le (Have a Nice Day) from director Liu Jian will have its world premiere in the competition slot, competing for one of the festival's Golden and Silver Bears. Stanley Tucci's Final Portrait, starring Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer and Clémence Poésy, will world premiere in an out-of-competition slot along with Sage Femme (Midwife)… »

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Berlin sets competition, adds Amazon and BBC drama premieres

20 January 2017 5:32 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.

The Berlin International Film Festival has finalised its competition and Berlinale Special strands.

Joining the festival in Out Of Competition berths are Stanley Tucci-directed Final Portrait and Catherine Deneuve drama Sage Femme.

James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z will have its interntional premiere while documentary The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov will have its world premiere.

Among TV world premieres are Amazon’s Patriot and BBC One’s SS-gb.

In total, 18 of the 24 films selected for Competitionwill be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bears. 22 of the films will have their world premieres at the festival.

For the third time, Berlinale Special Series will present a selection of TV series in the official programme. Six German and international productions will have their world premieres at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele this year »

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

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Berlin finalises competition, adds TV premieres

20 January 2017 5:32 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.

The Berlin International Film Festival has finalised its competition and Berlinale Special strands.

Joining the competition are

18 of the 24 films selected for Competition will be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bears. 22 of the films will have their world premieres at the festival.

The Berlinale Special will present recent works by contemporary filmmakers, documentaries, and extraordinary formats, as well as brand new series from around the world.

Berlinale Special Galas will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast and Zoo Palast. Other Special premieres will take place at the Kino International. Moderated discussions will follow the screenings at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

For the third time, Berlinale Special Series will present a selection of TV series in the official programme. Six German and international productions will have their world premieres at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele this year. Audiences »

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

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Sky Re-Enters ‘Tunnel,’ Wants ‘Gone’ by Lennie James

20 January 2017 4:59 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sky has commissioned two new Sky Original Productions for Sky Atlantic: a third season of “The Tunnel” and the new drama “Gone,” created and written by “Walking Dead” actor Lennie James.

“Gone” will be directed by Nick Murphy and is produced by World Productions (“Line of Duty”). Suranne Jones and Stephen Graham co-star. James is currently starring in “The Walking Dead’s” seventh season on AMC, which is on its mid-season hiatus. Graham can be seen in “Taboo,” alongside Tom Hardy, on BBC One in Britain and on FX in the U.S.

Set on a southeast London housing estate, “Gone” tells the story of Nelson “Nelly” Rowe, a charmer and chancer who is the life and soul of his local bar. When he is falsely accused of a terrible crime, he determines to clear his name and find the real perpetrator. The journey makes him confront his careless past but also offers a chance for »

- Robert Mitchell

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