11 items from 2015
Roland Emmerich is entering the awards season fray once more. The filmmaker behind such blockbusters as "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Independence Day" attempted to make a smaller, more serious film with 2011's "Anonymous." That Shakespearean era tale was touted as a possible awards player before it debuted at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival to mostly negative reviews. Any hopes for prestige recognition were quickly dashed. Now, after segueing into more familiar territory with "White House Down," Emmerich is returning with a slightly more personal tale, "Stonewall." Roadside Attractions announced today it had acquired the period drama for a release later this Fall (which pretty much means at least a Toronto debut). "Stonewall" is a fictional drama set around the real events that took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City during 1969. The Stonewall Riots found the gay community fighting back in a series of violent protests after »
- Gregory Ellwood
Roadside Attractions has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Roland Emmerich's Stonewall, a drama set against the 1969 Stonewall Riots when the gay community rioted against a police raid that took place at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Caleb Landry Jones, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King. Deadline Speaking of Emmerich, he revealed on Twitter that Vivica A. Fox, recent star of Sharknado 2: The Second One, would be reprising her role as Jasmine Dubrow, the stripper with a heart of gold, in Independence Day 2. Fox took to Twitter with her own response. https://twitter.com/MsVivicaFox/status/580221878695899137 You want a Super Troopers sequelc Well, the Broken Lizard troupe is lining up Super Troopers 2, but they need your help via an IndieGoGo campaign looking for $2 million with $1.8 million raised as of this posting. 20th Century Fox is reportedly lined up to distribute. »
- Brad Brevet
Roland Emmerich directed from Jon Robin Baitz’s script, set amid the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York. Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Jonny Beauchamp star. Goldcrest Films is handling the international rights.
The story is set at a local watering hole, the Stonewall Inn, where a rage begins to build among gays, lesbians and drag queens over discrimination and repeated police harassment.
Producers are Emmerich, Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman and Carsten Lorenz; and executive producers are Kirstin Winkler, Adam Press and Michael Roban. The film also stars Joey King, Karl Glusman, Vladimir Alexis and Alexandre Nachi.
The film was shot in and around Montreal, including the re-creation of Greenwich Village circa 1969 in a former train repair facility.
- Dave McNary
Girls' night in! Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez got together with several of their famous girlfriends in honor of Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello's 18th birthday last night, and it looks like it was a night the ladies won't soon forget. The songstress pals joined Jaime King, Hailee Steinfeld, Sarah Hyland, Haim, Hayley Williams and Joey King for a quiet night in surrounded by plenty of baked goods and decorations (maybe T.Swift whipped up the cakes herself?!). Gomez posted a shot of the lovely ladies all posing by a fireplace and shared, "Camila_Cabello happy birthday my nugget. #girlsnighttothefullest." Meanwhile, the "Blank Space" singer posted a shot of Camila just »
Remaking or rebooting classics, but replacing an all-male cast with an all-female one? It's truly a great idea. With Ghostbusters already officially in the works, we let our imaginations run wild with a few other famously all-male film lineups. (In case you were curious who these up-and-comers are, we cast Willow Smith as Benny "the Jet" Rodriguez, Rowan Blanchard as Smalls, Sophia Grace as Ham, Joey King as Squints, Sabrina Carpenter as Yeah-Yeah, Riele Downs as Tommy, Mackenzie Foy as Bertram, and Skai Jackson as Timmy.) »
- Lindsey Weber,Nate Jones,Jed Egan
★★★☆☆ Zach Braff's second feature, Wish I Was Here (2014), was famously - or perhaps infamously - financed partially through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter. Braff's reasoning for this was to spare his project from the compromises that would come with a studio production. That Braff got to do exactly what he wanted is very evident in the resulting film. Aidan Bloom (Braff) is a struggling actor, supported by his loving wife Sarah (Kate Hudson), while his father, Gabe (Mandy Patinkin), pays for Aidan and Sarah's two children - daughter Grace (Joey King of White House Down (2013) and TV's Fargo) and son Tucker (Pierce Gagnon of Looper (2012)) to attend an expensive private Hebrew school.
- CineVue UK
Director: Zach Braff
Running Time: 106 minutes
Aidan Bloom (Braff) is husband to Sarah (Hudson), father to Grace (King) and Tucker (Gagnon), and a struggling actor determined to make it in Hollywood. However, with his last big gig a dandruff commercial, things aren’t going Aidan’s way, especially when his staunchly religious and pessimistic father breaks some of his own bad news. With Aidan now standing at a major life fork-in-the-road, it’s up to him to bring his family together (including younger brother Noah (Gad)) to tackle the changes together, unknowingly putting him on a path of self-discovery. »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Wish I Was Here, 2014
Directed by Zach Braff.
Braff is Aiden Bloom, father to two adorable children (played by Joey King and Pierce Gagnon) and husband to a gorgeous woman (Kate Hudson). He is an aspiring actor while his wife is the breadwinner. Their two children, one a little rascal and the other a studious role-model, attend a private Jewish school funded by Aiden’s father, Gabe (Mandy Patinkin). But Gabe reveals that he’s dying of cancer. After trying everything, Gabe intends to undergo treatment that is in its experimental phase. Aiden’s brother, Noah (Josh Gad) has to reconnect with him before he passes and Aiden has to figure out how to home-school his children as his father inches closer to death.
Turn back the clocks. It’s May »
- Simon Columb
Atlantic Productions has signed a distribution deal with Entertainment One Television for worldwide rights outside the UK, Australia and New Zealand for David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef. This three-episode hourlong series will use innovative camera technology and draw on the latest research to investigate the reef. It will use satellite scanning to show the 1,430-mile expanse of living coral and macro lenses that will capture the reef’s tiniest, normally unseen, life forms. Produced by Anthony Geffen, David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef will uncover the history and secrets of the richly bio-diverse landmark and global treasure.
Just ahead of Berlin, Goldcrest Films has boarded international sales on Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall. The drama is in postproduction, and a promo reel will be shown at the Efm. It previously was acquired by Warner Bros in Germany. The Jon Robin Baitz-scripted film tells the story of a young man »
- Nancy Tartaglione
London — Goldcrest Films is to handle international rights to Roland Emmerich’s “Stonewall,” which will be introduced to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin. Warner Bros. has acquired German-language rights, and a U.S. deal is set to be inked soon.
The film, which is in post-production, stars Jeremy Irvine (“Woman in Black: The Angel of Death,” “The Railway Man,” “War Horse”), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“Mission Impossible III,” “Tudors”), Ron Perlman (“Drive,” “Hellboy” I and II) and Joey King (“White House Down,” “The Conjuring”).
It recreates the events that culminated in the riots outside the Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, in June 1969, which is seen as the birth of the gay rights movement.
The drama centers on Danny Winters (Irvine), a young man who is kicked out of his home by his parents and flees to NY where, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who »
- Leo Barraclough
Warner Bros previously acquired rights in Germany while a Us deal is understood to be in the works.
Currently in post-production, Stonewall recreates the events that culminated in the riots outside the Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, in June 1969. The events are considered by many as a turning point in the gay rights movement.
Irvine plays Danny Winters, a young man who is kicked out of his home by his parents and flees to New York where, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the watering hole of local drag queens, gays, lesbians and everything in between: the Mafia-run Stonewall Inn.
There he meets the suave Trevor (Meyers), but catches »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
11 items from 2015
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