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Gunpowder & Sky Distribution has acquired Us rights and set a theatrical release for April 14.
Rob Meyer directed Little Boxes from a screenplay by Annie J. Howell. Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis, Armani Jackson, Oona Laurence and Janeane Garofalo star in the story of an interracial family that struggles to adjust when they move from New York City to a small, predominately white town in Washington State. The film premiered at Tribeca 2016.
Meyer said: “It’s a thrill and an honour to team up with Gunpowder & Sky Distribution for the theatrical and VOD release. They distribute the kind of movies that I want to watch.”
Producer Jared Ian Goldman added: “The Gunpowder & Sky team »
12 February 2017 8:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Whiplash. Back in 2011, Chazelle was just a New York transplant with Hollywood hopes of creating a modern musical with original music — a commercially risky proposition that seemed overly ambitious for a young director with only one movie (2009's Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench) under his belt. But Berger, Horowitz and fellow producers Marc Platt and Gary Gilbert stuck with Chazelle and his dream, which eventually became La La Land, starring Emma Stone as »
- Rebecca Ford
Starz announced on Thursday that three actors have been added to the cast of “Counterpart” in recurring guest roles.
Stephen Rea, Richard Schiff and Sarah Bolger will join J.K. Simmons in the espionage, sci-fi thriller about a man named Howard Silk (Simmons) who discovers that the agency he works for is hiding a secret — a crossing to a parallel dimension.
Schiff will play Director of Diplomacy Roland Fancher, a litigator and power negotiator between both dimensions. Fancher is responsible for negotiating the exchange of prisoners between worlds.
Rea will play Alexander Pope, an old-world Englishman. He pulls strings from behind the scenes and knows where all the bodies are buried — sometimes literally. Bolger plays Anna, a mysterious young woman whose appearance threatens Silk.
“Counterpart” is created and written by Justin Marks. Executive producers are Morten Tyldum and Marks with Amy Berg, Gary Gilbert with Gilbert Films, Jordan Horowitz, Keith Redmon and Bard Dorros with Anonymous Content. Simmons »
- Seth Kelley
Lionsgate’s “La La Land” quietly crossed the $50 million mark at the domestic box office over the weekend as it more than doubled its locations count from 750 to 1,515, portending a strong future for the musical comedy-drama.
Despite snowy weather holding down overall moviegoing, two awards contenders generated solid grosses over the weekend — Fox’s “Hidden Figures” in second place with $21.8 million at 2,178 sites for an $8,822 per theater average and “La La Land” in fifth with $10 million and a $6,601 average.
It’s a nice payoff for Lionsgate’s strategy of opting to go with a platform release for the Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling vehicle to build awareness amid awards-season momentum. “La La Land” grossed $881,104 from five theaters in New York and Los Angeles on its opening weekend on Dec. 9-11. The film’s per-location average of $176,201 was the second-best ever for a specialty film after “Grand Budapest Hotel.”
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- Dave McNary
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