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Kat Graham Joins Forest Whitaker, Theo James in Netflix’s ‘How It Ends’ (Exclusive)

Kat Graham has joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming action thriller “How It Ends,” also starring Forest Whitaker and Theo James.

The film follows James as Will, a young man desperate to get home to his pregnant wife Samantha (Graham) after an apocalyptic event turns roads to mayhem. Forest Whitaker plays Tom, Samantha’s domineering father. Samantha, a loving wife, encourages Will to stand up to Tom, not realizing that later on they’ll have to work together to find her.

Graham is best known for her role as Bonnie Bennett in The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries,” and has also acted in “17 Again,” “The Roommate” with Leighton Meester, and “Honey 2.” She recently played Jada Pinkett in the Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me.”

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Graham also has a burgeoning singing career, with a new album “Love Music Funk Magic,” co-produced with Babyface. The lead single “Sometimes” is currently at #16 on the Billboard Dance Club Chart.

How It Ends” is directed by David M. Rosenthal from a script by Brooks McLaren. The project is being produced by Paul Schiff, Tai Duncan, Kelly McCormick, and Patrick Newall, with executive production from Sierra’s Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg. Sierra/Affinity developed the project with Paul Schiff Productions and is handling worldwide sales and financing.

Netflix acquired worldwide rights in January. Production begins in July in Winnipeg.

Graham is repped by Wme and Brillstein.

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Forest Whitaker joins Netflix’s post-apocalyptic thriller How It Ends

Netflix has just gained some major talent for its post-apocalyptic thriller How It Ends, with Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker joining David M. Rosenthal’s film. He joins Divergent‘s Theo James in the cast and production will begin in Winnipeg, Canada in July.

The film centres on a mysterious apocalyptic event that turns the roads into mayhem, and a young father who will stop at nothing to get home to his pregnant wife on the other side of the country.

How It Ends is produced by Paul Schiff, Tai Duncan, Kelly McCormick and Patrick Newall from a script written by Brooks McLaren. Sierra/Affinity’s Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg are also executive producers.

Whitaker recently starred in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as rebel extremist Saw Gerrera, a role he reprised in Star Wars Rebels, and will be seen in Ryan Coogler’s Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther,
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Forest Whitaker Joins with Netflix to Tell Us How It Ends

A few days ago we learned that Theo James (Divergent series, Underworld: Awakening/Blood Wars, “Bedlam”) is starring in Netflix’s new film How It Ends with David M. Rosenthal (Jacob’s Ladder remake) directing. Now one of his co-stars has been revealed… Per… Continue Reading →

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Forest Whitaker to star in 'How It Ends'

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Sierra/Affinity developed project; Netflix to stream worldwide.

Forest Whitaker has signed on to star in the action thriller How It Ends that is scheduled to begin production next month in Winnipeg, Canada.

David M. Rosenthal will direct from a screenplay by Brooks McLaren and the project also stars Theo James.

Paul Schiff, Tai Duncan, Kelly McCormick, and Patrick Newall serve as producers. Sierra/Affinity developed the project with Schiff and finances the film, with Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg on board as executive producers.

Sierra/Affinity licensed worldwide rights to Netflix in January.

How It Ends centres on a young man who battles to get home to his pregnant wife on the other side of the country in the midst of an apocalyptic event.

Whitaker recently appeared in Rogue One and Arrival, and just wrapped Marvel StudiosBlack Panther.
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Forest Whitaker Joins Theo James in Netflix Thriller ‘How It Ends’

Forest Whitaker Joins Theo James in Netflix Thriller ‘How It Ends’
Forest Whitaker has joined Theo James in the Netflix science-fiction thriller “How It Ends.”

David M. Rosenthal is directing from a script by Brooks McLaren. The project is being produced by Paul Schiff, Tai Duncan, Kelly McCormick, and Patrick Newall.

Production stars July in Winnipeg, Canada.

Sierra/Affinity developed the project with Paul Schiff Productions, and is handling worldwide sales and financing of the film. Sierra’s Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg are executive producers. Netflix acquired worldwide rights to the action thriller in January.

The story centers on a mysterious apocalyptic event that turns the roads into mayhem, and a young father who will stop at nothing to get home to his pregnant wife on the other side of the country.

Whitaker most recently starred in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” as Saw Gerrera, in “Arrival” opposite Amy Adams as Colonel Weber, and in “Southpaw” as the
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Forest Whitaker Joins Action-Thriller ‘How It Ends’

Forest Whitaker is boarding David M. Rosenthal’s action-thriller How It Ends written by Brooks McLaren. Pic, which is set against a mysterious apocalyptic event that turns the roads into mayhem, follows a young father who will stop at nothing to get home to his pregnant wife on the other side of the country. Theo James also stars. Paul Schiff, Tai Duncan, Kelly McCormick, and Patrick Newall serve as producers. Sierra/Affinity developed the project with Paul Schiff
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Forest Whitaker Joins Theo James in Action-Thriller 'How It Ends'

Forest Whitaker Joins Theo James in Action-Thriller 'How It Ends'
Forest Whitaker will join Theo James in action-thriller How It Ends, directed by David M. Rosenthal and written by Brooks McLaren.

The project centers on a mysterious apocalyptic event that turns the roads into mayhem and a young father who will stop at nothing to get home to his pregnant wife on the other side of the country.

Paul Schiff, Tai Duncan, Kelly McCormick and Patrick Newall are producing the film, which was developed by Sierra/Affinity with Paul Schiff Productions. Sierra/Affinity is handling worldwide sales and financing. Sierra’s Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg are executive producing the project, which Netflix...
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Theo James to star in Netflix action thriller How It Ends

Divergent star Theo James is set to headline the upcoming action thriller How It Ends for Netflix and director David M. Rosenthal (Janie Jones, A Single Shot).

Based on the Black List script by Brooks McLaren, How It Ends revolves around a mysterious apocalyptic event that turns the roads into mayhem, and a young father (James) who will stop at nothing to get home to his pregnant wife on the other side of the country.

James is currently shooting Drake Doremus’ sci-fi romance Zoe alongside Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux, and will next be seen on the big screen in the political thriller Backstabbing for Beginners from director Per Fly.
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Theo James To Star In Netflix Thriller ‘How It Ends’

Theo James To Star In Netflix Thriller ‘How It Ends’
Exclusive: Theo James has been set to star in How It Ends, the action thriller that is set up at Netflix with David M. Rosenthal directing. The pic is on track to start production next month in Canada. The Black List script by Brooks McLaren centers on a mysterious apocalyptic event that turns the roads into mayhem, and a young father (James) who will stop at nothing to get home to his pregnant wife on the other side of the country. Paul Schiff, Tai Duncan, Kelly…
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Netflix Lands Rights To ‘How It Ends,’ Black List Pic From Sierra/Affinity

Exclusive: Netflix and Sierra/Affinity have inked a worldwide rights deal for How It Ends, an action-thriller based on Brooks McLaren’s 2010 Black List script. David M. Rosenthal (The Perfect Guy) already is set to direct the film, which now is eyeing a production start in second-quarter 2017. The plot centers on a mysterious apocalyptic event that turns the roads into mayhem and a young father who will stop at nothing to get home to his pregnant wife on the other side of…
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Karla Souza Joins "Jacob's Ladder" Remake

Karla Souza ("How to Get Away With Murder") has scored a role in David M. Rosenthal's re-imagining of Adrian Lynne's famously trippy 1990 thriller "Jacob's Ladder" for Ld Entertainment.

Souza will play Annie/Angel, a trauma nurse who works with Jacob's medical crew in Afghanistan, the new film updating the film's setting from the Vietnam war elements that were a part of the first.

Jeff Buhler and Sarah Thorp penned the new take which Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, Jennifer Monroe, Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta will produce.

Source: Deadline
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Karla Souza Ascends ‘Jacob’s Ladder’; Jaime Ray Newman Joins ‘Valley Of The Gods’

Karla Souza has booked a role in Jacob’s Ladder, director David M. Rosenthal's re-imagining of the 1990 thriller. She will play Annie/Angel, a trauma nurse who works with Jacob's medical crew in Afghanistan. The Ld Entertainment film was scripted by Jeff Buhler and Sarah Thorp. Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe at Ld Entertainment will produce alongside Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films. Souza is a regular on ABC's How to Get Aw…
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Atlanta Now Casting: ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ and More Projects

A new feature film shooting in Atlanta from director David M. Rosenthal needs background talent for several scenes June 25, including “blue collar types,” “hip-hop girls,” and “construction workers.” “Jacob’s Ladder,” which stars Michael Ealy and Nicole Beharie, is a “modern-day paranoid action thriller about two brothers.” Casting director Heather Taylor is looking at headshots of Atlanta-based actors now, so throw your hat into the ring! For more information, see the full casting notice here, and don’t forget to check out the rest of our Atlanta audition listings!
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Vancouver-Based Look to the Sky Joins Unified Pictures Film Fund

Unified Pictures has reached an agreement with Vancouver-based Look to the Sky Films to join its recently announced slate fund, Variety has learned exclusively.

The fund, which will produce at least three films annually with budgets up to $15 million, was announced in May at the Cannes Film Festival. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is teaming with Unified Pictures on the drama “American Violence” as the first project in the fund with Canadian venture firm Victory Square Labs.

In addition to bringing further capital into the fund, Look to the Sky will provide ongoing production support for films set to shoot in Canada.

“We are very pleased to increase the scope of the fund’s reach with the addition of Look to the Sky, and while not all of the films will be Canadian based, it is comforting to have local support on the films we earmark for Vancouver,” said Unified Pictures founder Keith Kjarval.
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Lorenzo di Bonaventura Teams with Unified on ‘American Violence’

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is teaming with Unified Pictures on drama “American Violence,” the first project in Unified’s feature film slate financing fund with Canadian venture firm Victory Square Labs.

The film will be directed by commercial director Johnny Hardstaff from a script by Dan Hannon and Scott Sandler. Di Bonaventura will produce alongside Unified topper Keith Kjarval. Unified’s Tyler Jackson will serve as co-producer.

“American Violence” will center on a social recluse who effortlessly dispatches terrorists who have stormed into a chemical plant and taken hostages. In order to return to his beloved everyday routine, he must undergo psychological evaluation by a doctor who’s surprised by his indifference to the events and fearful of his capabilities with a weapon — leading to a deeper investigation than she expected.

The new fund, announced Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival, will finance production of a minimum of three films per
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Irons, Huston Set For "Actor Prepares"

Jeremy Irons and Jack Huston are set to star in the Steve Clark-directed father-son road trip comedy "An Actor Prepares" for 3 Arts Entertainment.

Irons plays Atticus Smith, a highly celebrated actor who couldn't be more different from his estranged son (Huston), a devoted husband and professor.

When a medical condition forces Atticus to hitch a ride from Los Angeles to New York to be at his daughter's wedding, his son becomes his only option and the duo ensue on a madcap road adventure together.

Clark and Thomas Moffett co-wrote the script while David M. Rosenthal, Tom Lassally and Will Rowbotham are producing. Filming begins this Fall.

Source: Variety
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Cannes 2016: Irons hitches ride with Huston in comedy ‘An Actor Prepares’

The buddy movie is about to get a double shot of thespian adrenaline, thanks to just-announced family comedy An Actor Prepares.

Seasoned board-treader Jeremy Irons will play notorious star Atticus, who finds himself stuck in a car with uptight academic son Paul (Jack Huston, pictured above). Paul hasn’t talked to his famous father in years, but has to give Atticus a ride to New York for a clan wedding. Sparks should inevitably fly in Steve Clark‘s “madcap, odd couple journey”, named after the legendary drama student touchstone by Konstantin Stanislavski.

Irons has contrasted his strait-laced persona with anarchic storytelling (most recently in High-Rise) to great effect and though Huston is portraying a professor, he has enough wildcard charisma for a dozen Hollywood films: he’s about to fill Charlton Heston’s sandals in the Ben Hur remake.

Clark directs from his script, co-written with Thomas Moffett. David M. Rosenthal,
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Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston to lead 'An Actor Prepares'

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Content Media is introducing the comedy to buyers at Cannes.

Jeremy Irons and Jack Huston will star in the father-son buddy comedy An Actor Prepares, which Content Media is introducing to Cannes buyers this week.

Steve Clark directs the film from a screenplay he wrote with Thomas Moffett. David M. Rosenthal is producing with 3 Arts Entertainment’s Tom Lassally and Will Rowbotham.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin this autumn on the story about a philandering actor and his estranged, academic son who reconnect during a cross-country road trip to a wedding. CAA represents North American rights.

“This is pure performance and comedy gold,” said Content president of film Jamie Carmichael. “We can’t wait to see Mr Irons and Mr Huston go head to head in this wonderfully funny and emotional crowd-pleaser – and we’re thrilled to be working with Steve, David and our friends at 3 Arts.”
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Cannes: Jeremy Irons and Jack Huston Board ‘An Actor Prepares’

Cannes: Jeremy Irons and Jack Huston Board ‘An Actor Prepares’
Jeremy Irons and Jack Huston are joining forces to star in father-son road trip laffer “An Actor Prepares.”

Steve Clark directs the pic from a script he co-penned with Thomas Moffett. David M. Rosenthal is producing along with 3 Arts Entertainment’s Tom Lassally and Will Rowbotham.

Content Media is handing international rights for the title and is launching the project to buyers in Cannes this week. CAA reps North American rights.

Story follows Atticus Smith (Irons) who is a highly celebrated actor whose spectacular career is matched only by his rugged good looks and devilish charm. His estranged son (Huston), a devoted husband and professor, couldn’t be more different from his father. But when a medical condition forces Atticus to hitch a ride from Los Angeles to New York to be at his daughter’s wedding, his son becomes his only option and the duo ensue on a madcap road adventure together.
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‘Sleepy Hollow’ Star Nicole Beharie Finds New Life In ‘Jacob’s Ladder’; ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s Jesse Williams Co-Stars

‘Sleepy Hollow’ Star Nicole Beharie Finds New Life In ‘Jacob’s Ladder’; ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s Jesse Williams Co-Stars
Exclusive: Nicole Beharie, one of the main stars of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow who was surprisingly killed off in the season finale two weeks ago, and Grey Anatomy’s Jesse Williams have been set to star opposite Michael Ealy in the re-imagining of the 1990 thriller Jacob’s Ladder for director David M. Rosenthal. Williams has a major role in the film. Beharie made her film debut in the film American Violet and also played Jackie Robinson’s wife opposite Chadwick Boseman in the…
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