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6 items from 2017


June Diane Raphael, Hannibal Buress & Sarayu Blue Enlist In ‘The Pact’

2 May 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Grace And Frankie actress June Diane Raphael, comedian Hannibal Buress, and Sarayu Blue are making The Pact for Universal/Point Grey Pictures. Production has commenced on the film, helmed by Kay Cannon and starring Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena.  It’s slated for release April 20. Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver on board to produce the pic, written by Brian Kehoe, Jim Kehoe, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Eben Russell. It follows… »

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Graham Phillips, Miles Robbins & Jimmy Bellinger Join ‘The Pact’ From Universal

28 April 2017 1:49 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Universal has cast Graham Phillips, Miles Robbins and Jimmy Bellinger as the boyfriends in The Pact, a comedy about three parents who discover their daughters' plan to lose their virginity at prom and launch a one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Starring Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena the pic is directed by Kay Cannon with a screenplay from writing team Brian Kehoe, Jim Kehoe, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Eben… »

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Haley Lu Richardson Makes The Pact With John Cena And Leslie Mann

2 March 2017 3:23 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Haley Lu Richardson is a star on the rise. Following back-to-back supporting roles in Edge of Seventeen and M. Night Shyamalan’s mind-bending Split, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the young actress has signed on for The Pact.

Setting up shop at Universal, the comedy is coming by way of renown Pitch Perfect scribe Kay Cannon, who’s poised to make her directorial debut with a story that revolves around three distraught middle-aged parents who uncover their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom. Together, they hatch a plan to prevent any and all sexual activity from occurring – much to the embarrassment of their next of kin – with a one-night operation that will surely bring about nine kinds of awkward encounters. Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and The Wall‘s John Cena are all on board as those flustered parents.

Even in its embryonic state, The Pact piques our »

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Us Briefs: HBO takes Us rights to 'Cries From Syria'

10 January 2017 3:19 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

HBO has acquired Evgeny Afineevsky’s Sundance selection and follow-up to Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom in a deal with executive producer David Dinerstein.

Cries From Syria chronicles the Middle East country’s civil war and draws on hundreds of hours of war footage as well as testimony from child protestors, human rights activists, citizens and high-ranking army generals who have defected from the Army.

The film receives its world premiere in Park City this month in the Documentary Premieres strand and will debut on HBO on March 13.

Annapurna Television is partnering with the Coen Brothers on Western anthology The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs. Annapurna issued a press release saying it intended to pursue “an innovative television and theatrical integrated approach” without elaborating. Joel and Ethen Coen wrote the script and will direct and produce through their Mike Zoss Productions label. Ellison and Annapurna Television president of television Sue Naegle are executive producers. UTA represents »

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Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena to star in The Pact

10 January 2017 1:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal has just gained its leads for the R-rated comedy The Pact. Leslie Mann (This is 40), Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad) and WWE star John Cena (Trainwreck) will star in the comedy as parents who discover each of their daughters have made a pact to lose their virginity at prom, and launch an operation to prevent the girls from fulfilling it.

Pitch Perfect screenwriter Kay Cannon will be making her directorial debut with The Pact while Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, Eben Russell and brothers Brian & Jim Kehoe will pen the script. Hurwitz and Schlossberg will also produce the film alongside Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver with their company, Point Grey Pictures.

The Pact is set for an April 20th, 2018 release. »

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‘The Pact’ Starring Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena Acquired by Universal

10 January 2017 10:48 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a competitive situation, Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to the comedy “The Pact” starring Leslie Mann and set it to open on April 20, 2018.

Mann co-stars with Ike Barinholtz and John Cena with “Pitch Perfect” scribe Kay Cannon making her directorial debut.

Eben Russell, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, and brothers Brian and Jim Kehoe wrote the script for Point Grey, Good Universe, Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions, and Dmg.

The film follows three parents who, upon discovering that their daughters have made a pact to lose their virginities on prom night, go out and try and stop them before it’s too late.

Point Grey’s Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver will produce alongside Hurwitz and Schlossberg, and Dmg Entertainment’s Chris Fenton. Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe will executive produce with Chris Cowles of Dmg.

Josh Fagen will oversee production for Point Grey, and »

- Justin Kroll

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