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10 items from 2015

‘American Ultra’ With Kristen Stewart Hits This August, ‘La La Land’ With Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone Coming Summer 2016

30 April 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Lionsgate has announced a slew of new release dates and release changes this afternoon. Perhaps the most surprising, coming out of nowhere is the anticipated indie “American Ultra” starring Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Bill Pullman, Topher Grace, and Tony Hale. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis, the movie was thought maybe to debut at a film festival sometime this or next year, but Lionsgate has decided to release the film later this summer on August 21st. Here’s the official synopsis and note, it’s being described as an action comedy: A stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out. Also exciting is the news that Damien Chazelle’s next picture will be a musical called “La La Land” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. »

- Edward Davis

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Kristen Stewart’s ‘American Ultra’ Gets Release Date

30 April 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has dated indie action-comedy “American Ultra,” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, for Aug. 21.

The studio acquired the project last year before shooting started in New Orleans with “Project X” director Nima Nourizadeh helming from a script by Max Landis. Eisenberg portrays a stoner and Stewart plays his girlfriend in a small town with his life taking an unexpected turn when his past comes back to haunt him and he becomes the target of a government operation to wipe him out.

Ultra” re-teams Stewart and Eisenberg six year after they starred in Greg Mottola’s “Adventureland.” Producers are Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, and David Alpert and Britton Rizzio for Circle of Confusion.

Focus is opening “Sinister 2″ on the same date.


- Dave McNary

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Lionsgate dates 'American Ultra'

29 April 2015 10:21 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The comedy starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg will open on August 21, while Power Rangers is shunted from July 22 2016 to January 13 2017.

Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Bill Pullman, Topher Grace and Tony Hale round out the key cast on American Ultra, about a small-town stoner and his girlfriend who becomes the target of a top secret government assassination plot.

Nima Nourizadeh directs the project from PalmStar Entertainment, The Bridge Finance Company, Circle Of Confusion, Likely Story and Merced Media Partners.

Lionsgate moves back Summit’s Criminal from August 21 2015 to January 22 2016 and moves up Dirty Grandpa from August 12 2016 to February 26 2016.

Summit’s La La Land from Damien Chazelle starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will open wide on July 15, 2016.

The Gilbert Films and Impostor Pictures produce Summit’s musical. Jordan Horowitz, Fred Berger and Marc Platt are the producers.

Gods Of Egypt moves back from February 12 2016 to April 8 2016.


- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Stewart 'in Talks' to Be Featured in Subversive Iraq War Homefront Satire

4 April 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kristen Stewart, 'Camp X-Ray' star, to join cast of 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Kristen Stewart to join 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' movie After putting away her Bella Swan wig and red (formerly brown) contact lenses, Kristen Stewart has been making a number of interesting career choices. Here are three examples: Stewart was a U.S. soldier who befriends an inmate (Peyman Moaadi) at the American Gulag, Guantanamo, in Peter Sattler's little-seen (at least in theaters) Camp X-Ray. She was one of Best Actress Oscar winner Julianne Moore's daughters in Wash Westmoreland and the recently deceased Richard Glatzer's Alzheimer's drama Still Alice. She was the personal assistant to troubled, aging actress Juliette Binoche in Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria, which earned her a history-making Best Supporting Actress César. (Stewart became the first American actress to take home the French Academy Award. »

- Andre Soares

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Bruce Willis, Kristen Stewart Lead Woody Allen's Latest Eclectic Cast

9 March 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In recent years, Woody Allen has loved to shock and deceive moviegoers with his seemingly random casting decisions - but the thing is that they always appear to work. Not only does Woody write the perfect characters for the right actors, but the actors themselves seemingly elevate their abilities when they work with the legendary director. So that.s why Bruce Willis and Kristen Stewart must be feeling pretty happy with themselves right now, because it's been announced that the pair will be working alongside Allen on the filmmaker.s upcoming project. According to The Wrap, Stewart will also be joined on the still untitled film by her Adventureland co-star, Jesse Eisenberg. The pair will be more than used to each others. skills and craft, as they also recently worked together on American Ultra, the upcoming action film from Nima Nourizadeh. Unfortunately, we still don.t know anything about the »

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Kristen Stewart to Star in Woody Allen’s Next Movie With Jesse Eisenberg, Bruce Willis

9 March 2015 1:07 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Woody Allen is casting Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Bruce Willis in his next movie, which is expected to shoot this summer, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. The film doesn’t have a title yet, but it will be produced by Allen’s usual collaborators, Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson. Also Read: Kristen Stewart to Play a Lawyer-Turned-Teacher in Kelly Reichardt’s New Drama Plot details remain as mysterious as a Manhattan murder, though it will be the third feature starring Eisenberg and Stewart, who previously worked together on “Adventureland” and Nima Nourizadeh’s upcoming “American Ultra. »

- Jeff Sneider

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'American Ultra' Stars Stewart and Eisenberg Reportedly Join Allen's Next Film Project

9 March 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

American Ultra stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg will be reunited later this year in another project: Woody Allen's next as yet untitled feature. Bruce Willis is the third cast member whose name has been publicly announced. The source for this information is an "exclusive" report via Deadline.com's Mike Fleming Jr. So far, as Fleming explains in his brief piece, Woody Allen and "his people" haven't confirmed the casting. In other words, things could change in the not-too-distant future. See also: Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt Movie Project, also featuring Laura Dern and Michelle Williams. Unsurprisingly, no plot details about the upcoming Woody Allen project have been forthcoming. In fact, one wonders if Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Bruce Willis – in case they have indeed joined the fold – know what the movie is going to be about. Allen's latest collaborators – Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson – will be producing the film. »

- Zac Gille

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Stewart Joins Another Prestige Low-Budget Effort

3 March 2015 9:09 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kristen Stewart joins Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project (photo: Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria') This news bit has been everywhere online, but just in case you've missed it: History-making César Award winner Kristen Stewart has joined three-time Oscar-nominee Michelle Williams and two-time Oscar nominee Laura Dern in an as yet untitled drama set in Montana and to be directed by Kelly Reichardt.* Deadline.com first broke the story last week (Feb. 27, 2015). If all goes as planned, Kristen Stewart will play Boise lawyer Beth, who, nervous after accepting a teaching position in a small Montana town, befriends a local woman, Jamie, auditing her class.† Kelly Reichardt's usual partners Neil Kopp and Anish Savjani are producing the project, which is supposed to consist of a series of vignettes based on short stories by Maile Meloy. Also in the cast: James Le Gros (Point Break), Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows »

- Zac Gille

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Bill Block to Exit Qed International

24 February 2015 12:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran financier Bill Block is in negotiations to exit from QED International, the production-sales-financing company he founded in 2002.

He is working out an agreement to leave Qed with Media Content Capital, which took a controlling interest in the company three years ago.

Block and Media Content Capital toppers Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine were not immediately available for comment, but people familiar with the situation indicate that Block’s departure has been in the works for several months.

Qed’s major recent success has been the Brad Pitt action film “Fury,” which grossed over $210 million worldwide.

Block joined with Kevin Frakes in October to form Merced Media with $500 million raised from PalmStar Media Capital.

Variety reported on Feb. 6 that Merced Media had launched development of teen thriller “Need,” based on the upcoming novel by “The Testing Trilogy” author Joelle Charbonneau.

Block has been the CEO of Qed. Besides “Fury,” he »

- Dave McNary

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Actresses Deneuve and Stewart Make 'French Oscar' History

30 January 2015 10:51 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kristen Stewart, Catherine Deneuve make César Award history (photo: Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria,' with Juliette Binoche) Kristen Stewart and Catherine Deneuve are two 2015 César Award nominees making history. The French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts announced the nominations on Jan. 28, 2015; the César Awards ceremony will take place on Feb. 20, 2015, at Paris' Théâtre du Châtelet. Kristen Stewart is in the running in the Best Supporting Actress category for Clouds of Sils Maria / Sils Maria. Catherine Deneuve has been shortlisted as Best Actress for In the Courtyard / Dans la cour. So, how are Stewart and Deneuve making César history? Well, let's begin with "the expected one": Deneuve. Catherine Deneuve One of the biggest film icons ever, Catherine Deneuve is one of those relatively rare international film superstars who has never bothered with – or needed – a Hollywood career. Deneuve, who turned 71 last October 22, has been »

- Steve Montgomery

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