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7 items from 2016


John Cusack To Suffer From "Misfortune"

17 May 2016 7:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

John Cusack is in advanced negotiations to star in the wild-chase thriller "Misfortune" for Radiant Films International and Envision Media Arts.

Cusack plays a sharp, quick-witted businessman who starts a new life after embezzling a client's money. Separated from his cash in the middle of the wilderness, he will do anything to get it back from the three young friends who happened upon it.

Lucky McKee ("The Woman," "All Cheerleaders Die") will direct from a screenplay by Jared Butler and Lars Norberg. Lee Nelson and David Buelow will produce.

Source: Radiant Films »

- Garth Franklin

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John Cusack in talks to join 'Misfortune'

16 May 2016 1:08 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Martin Scorsese to Ep Uncut Gems; Xyz Films sells I Kill Giants; and more…

John Cusack is in advanced negotiations to star in the chase thriller Misfortune for producers Lee Nelson and David Buelow of Envision Media Arts. Radiant Films International has introduced the project to buyers in Cannes.

Lucky McKee will direct from a screenplay by Jared Butler and Lars Norberg about an embezzler who gets locked in a battle of wits with three youngsters when he loses his cash in the wilderness.

Brazilian producer Rt Features, in conjunction with Sikelia Productions, Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff have closed financing on Josh and Benny Safdie’s Uncut Gems. Plot is being kept under wraps. Rt Features and Elara Pictures will produce Uncut Gems with Sikelia’s Scorsese and Tillinger Koskoff serving as executive producers. The Safdies recently wrapped production on crime drama Good Time starring Robert Pattinson. Wme Global »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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John Cusack in talks for 'Misfortune'

16 May 2016 1:08 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Martin Scorsese to Ep Uncut Gems; Xyz Films sells I Kill Giants; and more…

John Cusack is in advanced negotiations to star in the chase thriller Misfortune for producers Lee Nelson and David Buelow of Envision Media Arts. Radiant Films International has introduced the project to buyers in Cannes.

Lucky McKee will direct from a screenplay by Jared Butler and Lars Norberg about an embezzler who gets locked in a battle of wits with three youngsters when he loses his cash in the wilderness.

Brazilian producer Rt Features, in conjunction with Sikelia Productions, Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff have closed financing on Josh and Benny Safdie’s project. Plot is being kept under wraps. Rt Features and Elara Pictures will produce Uncut Gems with Sikelia’s Scorsese and Tillinger Koskoff serving as executive producers. The Safdies recently wrapped production on crime drama Good Time starring Robert Pattinson. Wme Global secured financing and represents worldwide rights »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cannes: John Cusack Joins Thriller ‘Misfortune’

16 May 2016 11:34 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Cusack is in advanced negotiations to star in the chase thriller “Misfortune” for producers Lee Nelson and David Buelow of Envision Media Arts.

Radiant Films International is selling the project to international buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.

Lucky McKee will direct from a screenplay by Jared Butler and Lars Norberg. McKee co-directed 2008’s suspense thriller “Red,” starring Brian Cox and based on Jack Ketchum’s novel, and horror film “May,” released by Lionsgate.

Cusack will portray a quick-witted businessman who leaves everything behind, including his family, to start a new life after embezzling a client’s money. All had been going according to plan until he becomes separated from his cash in the middle of the wilderness, where three young friends happen upon the lost fortune.

“We are thrilled to be working with a talent such as John Cusack,” said Radiant topper Mimi Steinbauer. “He is perfect for »

- Dave McNary

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John Cusack to Star in Lucky McKee’s Thriller ‘Misfortune’

16 May 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John Cusack is in advanced negotiations to star in Lucky McKee’s thriller “Misfortune,” it was announced Monday by Mimi Steinbauer, president/CEO of Radiant Films International. Jared Butler and Lars Norberg wrote the script, which will find Cusack playing Miller, a quick-witted businessman who leaves everything behind, including his family, to start a new life after embezzling a client’s money. Everything had been going according to plan until he becomes separated from his cash in the middle of the wilderness. Three young friends happen upon the lost fortune, and a desperate and violent Miller will do anything to get his money back. »

- Jeff Sneider

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[Review] Wedding Doll

7 April 2016 7:43 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The main character of Nitzan Gilady’s Wedding Doll is a common character archetype, but one that’s rarely given the opportunity to be a lead, and even more rarely placed into a potential romance. Hagit (Moran Rosenblatt) is a young woman living in Israel with a mild mental illness that makes her appear slightly askew to those around her.

Hagit smiles a little too often, slightly stumbles over her words, and just appears a little bit too friendly to those around her. It’s not hard to imagine a version of this movie that plays out like Lucky McKee’s May instead of a romantic comedy sprinkled with social commentary.

It’s not just Hagit’s manner, but her pet habits that cement her reputation as an eccentric in the community. Her room is adorned with a wall of women in wedding dresses, and she spends much of her »

- Michael Snydel

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Room review

17 January 2016 10:41 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Brie Larson stars in the superb Room. Here's our review of one of the best films of the last few years...

It's funny how a number of this year's Oscar favourites have namesakes in very dissimilar from previous years. Inside Out is also a British thriller in which Telly Savalas and Robert Culp try to recover Nazi gold, The Revenant is also a dark comedy about a zombie-vampire hybrid, and one must hope that somewhere, Tommy Wiseau is dusting off his tux and his football, confused but vindicated by how his legendary cult classic The Room is finally getting some buzz.

Meanwhile, on a far more serious note, Room has scooped a number of Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director for Lenny Abrahamson and Best Actress for Brie Larson. It's definitely not to be confused with anything that has gone before and it's hard to think »

- simonbrew

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