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Academy Award nominee David Strathairn will join Ansel Elgort, Chloe Moretz and Academy Award Nominee Catherine Keener in Sacha Gervasi's November Criminals for Lotus Entertainment. Based on an adapted screenplay by Academy Award Nominee Steven Knight from Sam Munson's novel, the film begins production in Rhode Island and Washington, D.C. today.
Beth O'Neil is producing alongside Erika Olde of Black Bicycle Entertainment and Lotus Entertainment, who is also handling international sales. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired the film for the English-speaking world, as well as numerous international territories. Lotus Entertainment's Ara Keshishian along with Spwa's Executive Vice President Joe Matukewicz are overseeing production.
November Criminals follows two teenagers into the dangerous underbelly of Washington, D.C. as they investigate the murder of their friend while falling in love for the first time. Lotus Entertainment's current slate includes: Jeff Buhler's spec Descendant; Xavier Gens' thriller The »
Kids, man. We’ve all seen enough movies to know that they can be evil. Sure, every now and again you get one that’s cool, but you’re also taking a hell of a chance! Me? I’ll stick with cats. They piss… Continue Reading →
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- Steve Barton
Welcome to another horror round-up! In this edition, we take a look at new posters for a pair of movies making their premieres in the Midnighters section at the SXSW Film Festival later this month: The Boy (which sounds a little like Stevan Mena's Bereavement) and The Invitation (the new film from Jennifer's Body director Karyn Kusama). We also have details on Descendant, a new spec script from the writer who penned the screenplay adaptation of Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train.
The Boy: "It’s the summer of 1989. 9-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze) and his father John (David Morse) are the proprietors of The Mt. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted's mother left, John has drifted into despondency—leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s darker impulses begin to manifest. »
- Derek Anderson
Exclusive: Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson’s Lotus Entertainment has acquired the spec script Descendant by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train) from Vinson Films. The script is inspired by actual news reports and real-life accounts. Tripp Vinson of Vinson Films is producing with Lisa Zambri, and Tara Farney is executive producer alongside Lotus, which is also financing. The plot follows a couple who are overjoyed by the birth of their son. But as he grows older he begins to… »
4 items from 2015
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