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Jake Gyllenhaal Joins Joaquin Phoenix in ‘The Sisters Brothers,’ Oscar Isaac Will Run ‘The Garbo Network’ & More

13 February 2017 1:22 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With four films likely premiering (or already set for a release) this year, Jake Gyllenhaal has now found his next role. The Enemy star is set to join Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly for The Sisters Brothers, according to Variety. The latest film from Palme d’Or-winner Jacques Audiard (DheepanA ProphetRust and Bone), the neo-noir western is an adaptation of the novel by the same name from Patrick DeWitt, which centers on two brothers (Riley and Phoenix) who are hired to kill a man. This will be Audiard’s first full English-language film and as for Gyllenhaal, following last fall’s Nocturnal Animals, he’ll have LifeStrongerWildlife, and Okja all arriving this year.

Meanwhile, another top Hollywood star, Oscar Isaac, has joined the cast of a new World War II thriller titled The Garbo Network. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the espionage tale penned by »

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Elle Fanning To Star In Max Minghella’s Directorial Debut ‘Teen Spirit’ — Berlin

10 February 2017 9:24 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Elle Fanning is set to star in Max Minghella's directorial debut Teen Spirit, which David Garrett's Mister Smith Entertainment is shopping to international buyers at the Efm. She'll star as Violet, a shy teenager living in a small European town who dreams of pop stardom as an escape from her dismal surroundings and shattered family life. With the help of an unlikely mentor, Violet enters an international singing competition that will test her integrity, talent… »

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Berlinale: Mister Smith Sells Terrence Malick’s ‘Radegund’ to UGC For France (Exclusive)

10 February 2017 9:12 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a first — and key — territory sale, Mister Smith Entertainment has licensed Terrence Malick’s upcoming “Radegund,” a true story set during World War II, to UGC for France.

The deal was closed at the European Film Market, which runs concurrently with the Berlin Film Festival, by Mse’s David Garrett and Ugc’s Thierry Decourcelle, who said Malick’s screenplay is “one of the strongest scripts we have read in recent years.”

Variety has had access to an exclusive first look photo to the film, for which buyer interest appears large. Marking Malick’s return to World War II two decades after “The Thin Red Line,” the English-language “Radegund” tells the true story of Franz Jaegerstaetter (played by August Diehl), an Austrian farmer who, after Germany annexed Austria in 1938, refused to fight for the Third Reich. Written by Malick, the story is told through a series of real wartime »

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Elle Fanning to Play Aspiring Pop Idol In ‘Teen Spirit’

10 February 2017 9:11 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“20th Century Women” star Elle Fanning will star in “Teen Idol,” the directorial debut of “The Social Network” cast member Max Minghella, according to multiple media reports. Fanning will play Violet, a shy teen who enters a European singing competition to achieve her dreams of stardom with the help of an unlikely mentor. Minghella; who played Divya Narendra, one of the Harvard upperclassmen who sued Mark Zuckerberg in “Social Network,”; is both directing and writing the movie, with Mister Smith Entertainment marketing the film to potential buyers in Berlin.  Jamie Bell, who co-wrote the script with Minghella, will be executive. »

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Berlinale: Dan Stevens Starrer ‘Redivider’ Sells to Saban

10 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Tim Smit’s sci-fi thriller “Redivider.”

Based on Smit’s short “What’s in the Box?,” the pic stars Dan Stevens and Bérénice Marlohe. Pic is co-written by Charlie Kindinger and Omid Nooshin. Patrick Chu produced the film for FilmNation Entertainment alongside Smit, and Sander Verdonk, and Denis Wigman for Ctm Films.

The film, which is currently in post-production, is set in a futuristic world and follows a pilot battling to save his family after an experiment for unlimited energy goes wrong.

“Smit’s previous work in VFX is evident throughout this film, and his experience working within the action and sci-fi genre takes his feature debut to a spectacular level,” said Saban FilmsBill Bromiley. “This will be a unique film that will captivate our audiences with its heavy visuals and thought-provoking plotlines.”

“We are thrilled to work with Saban »

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Berlinale: Elle Fanning Takes Lead in Max Minghella’s ‘Teen Spirit’

10 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Elle Fanning is set to star in “Teen Spirit,” the directorial debut of actor Max Minghella, it was announced Friday. Fanning will play a shy teenager, living in a small European town, who dreams of pop stardom as a means of escaping her dismal surroundings and shattered family life. Minghella also wrote the screenplay.

The film, which was first announced at the end of January, is being introduced to buyers by international sales agent Mister Smith Ent. at the European Film Market during the Berlin Film Festival. CAA is arranging financing for the film and will represent North American distribution rights.

“It’s an absolute thrill to be collaborating with Elle on this project. Along with an extraordinary singing voice, she brings an emotional complexity to this character which is invaluable,” said Minghella.

Fanning, currently on screen in Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women” and Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night, »

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Berlin: Elle Fanning to Star in Max Minghella's 'Teen Spirit'

10 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Max Minghella, son of the late Academy Award-winning director Anthony Minghella, has found his leading lady for Teen Spirit.

Elle Fanning will star as aspiring singing star Violet in Minghella's directorial debut, an underdog story set in the world of pop music.

The film, now in pre-production and being unveiled to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin, was written by Minghella, who made his screenwriting debut last year with The 9th Life of Louis Drax.

"It’s an absolute thrill to be collaborating with Elle on this project. Along with an extraordinary singing voice, she brings an »

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Elle Fanning to star in Max Minghella directorial debut 'Teen Spirit'

10 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Actress to play aspiring pop star in Mister Smith Entertainment project.

Elle Fanning has landed the lead role in Teen Spirit, the directorial debut of Max Minghella (The Social Network).

Mister Smith Entertainment is presenting the film to buyers this week at the Efm in Berlin.

Fanning will play Violet, a shy teenager from a small European town who dreams of becoming a pop star. With the help of an unlikely mentor she enters a singing competition to chase her dream.

Minghella, who also wrote the script, said: “It’s an absolute thrill to be collaborating with Elle on this project. Along with an extraordinary singing voice, she brings an emotional complexity to this character which is invaluable.”

Fred Berger (La La Land) will produce alongside Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special) under their Automatik banner. Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot), who developed the screenplay with Minghella, serves as executive producer.

CAA has North American distribution rights. 

Fanning is currently »

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Netflix Scoops Global Rights to Sundance pic ‘My Happy Family’ (Exclusive)

10 February 2017 4:43 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix has acquired global rights to Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross’ “My Happy Family,” a Georgian drama that premiered at Sundance in the world dramatic section, and is playing at Berlin.

Alexandre Mallet-Guy’s Paris-based Memento Distribution has acquired French rights to the film, which is repped by Memento Films Intl.

Marking Ekvtimishvili and Gross’ follow-up to their critically-acclaimed feature debut “In Bloom,” “My Happy Family” tells the tale of a middle-aged woman who leaves her husband and breaks free from tradition to live on her own.

“We were very touched by this subtle and tender portrait of a 50-year old woman on a quest to freedom who decides to embark on a new life. The film also lets us to discover Georgia, a country that is little known,” Mallet-Guy told Variety. Memento Distribution aims at releasing the film in France before the summer.

The movie is produced Augenschein Filmproduktion. »

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Brazilian Bounty Awaits Berlin Fest Crowd

9 February 2017 11:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Competition

Joaquim

Director: Marcelo Gomes

Rec Productores (Recife), Ukbar Filmes

Sales Agent: Films Boutique

The first Golden Bear tilt for Gomes (“Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures”) after “The Man in the Crowd” played Panorama three years back is an anti-colonial drama and fictional poetry about Tiradentes, Brazil’s most famous independence fighter who rose up in 1789 against the Portuguese crown.

Panorama

Vazante

Director: Daniela Thomas

Dezenove (Sao Paulo)/Nos Outros Prods.

Sales Agent: Films Boutique

Co-opening Panorama, Thomas’ solo debut after directing three movies with Walter Salles, is a drama, set in 1821 on a benighted farmhouse, where a young wife is left to her own devices with her estate’s slaves.

Call Me by Your Name

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Rt Features, Frenesy Film Co., La Cinéfacture

Sales Agent: Memento Films Intl.

The 2017 Sundance sensation, co-produced and financed by Rodrigo Teixeira’s Sao Paulo-based Rt Features, is a first love tale that »

- John Hopewell and Emilio Mayorga

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Berlin: Hungary’s Enyedi Returns With New ‘Soul’

9 February 2017 10:12 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In 1989, Hungarian director-writer Ildiko Enyedi delighted international festival audiences with her unique debut feature, “My Twentieth Century,” which went on to nab the Camera D’or at Cannes. The film’s theme of duality, its play with the possibility of the miraculous, a tone both exhilarating and disturbing and its phantasmagoric editing, have played a part in her subsequent features such as “Magic Hunter” (1994) and “Simon the Magician” (1999). These metaphysical signature elements play out in vastly different ways in her Berlinale competition contender, “On Body and Soul.”

“On Body and Soul” is based on the duality of sleeping and waking, mind and matter. It poses the question: What would happen if you met someone who every night dreamed the same dream as you and has been meeting you in that same dream world for years?

The odd twosome with the similar recurring dreams are Endre (Geza Morcsanyi), the director of an industrial slaughterhouse, »

- Alissa Simon

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Riding High, Independents Hope to Keep Up Momentum in Berlin

8 February 2017 9:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Buoyed by a robust performance at Sundance and an impressive number of Oscar nominations, the independent film industry is arriving at the Berlin International Film Festival with a spring in its step and with a clutch of movies starring the likes of Keanu Reeves, Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson and Gerard Butler.

The question is how much of the momentum built up during the past few weeks will carry over to Berlin’s European Film Market.

So far, the pickings at the Efm appear to be slimmer in terms of high-profile titles than in recent years, in contrast to Sundance, where a remarkable nine movies sold for at least $5 million each last month. “Berlin is still essential” as a marketplace, said David Garrett of Mister Smith Entertainment. “But its timing isn’t always conducive to having the biggest lineups.”

The smaller crop of films isn’t due to financing woes. “It »

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The Handmaid's Tale: Hulu Previews the Dystopian Series

3 February 2017 8:37 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"We only wanted to make the world better." Hulu has released a new preview for their upcoming series The Handmaid's Tale.Based on the book by Margaret Atwood, the drama follows Offred (Elisabeth Moss), a young woman who lives in a dystopian society where women are kept as property. The cast also includes Alexis Bledel, Joseph Fiennes, Samira Wiley, Max Minghella, and Yvonne Strahovski.Read More… »

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Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale Super Bowl Teaser Plans To Survive

3 February 2017 6:13 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though the Super Bowl is mainly about the football game, it’s also a tremendous advertising opportunity. For years, movie studios have snuck 30-second advertisements for their hottest (and not so hot) properties between the multi-million dollar game. But television is now ready to compete with the big boys. Netflix announced earlier today that they’ll show their first Stranger Things season 2 trailer during the game and now, Hulu has unveiled the Super Bowl teaser for The Handmaid’s Tale, their warmly-anticipated Margaret Atwood adaptation of the same name.

While this TV spot doesn’t tell us more than the first trailer did last month, it’s nevertheless an unnerving, suspenseful tease for the Elisabeth Moss-starring miniseries. Those who are familiar with the book won’t find anything they don’t know here, but for those left in the dark, it’s intriguing, to say the least.

The teaser »

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The Handmaid’s Tale gets a Super Bowl TV spot

3 February 2017 2:05 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hulu and MGM Television have released a Super Bowl spot for the upcoming original series The Handmaid’s Tale entitled ‘My Name is Offred’. The dysotopian drama is set to premiere in April and stars Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O-t Fagbenle and Alexis Bledel; watch it below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale here

Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values’. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women »

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‘Chronicle’s’ Alex Russell to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Attach’

3 February 2017 10:44 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chronicle” star Alex Russell has come on board the sci-fi thriller “Attach” with Chris Gorak directing from his own script.

Adam Schroeder, whose producing credits include “Chronicle” and “Sleepy Hollow,” will produce under his Adam Schroeder Entertainment banner alongside Rob Paris (“The Blackcoat’s Daughter”) of Paris Film. Highland Film Group will handle international sales, and introduce to buyers next week at the Berlin Film Festival. UTA Independent will rep the U.S. rights.

Russell will portray a star athlete who undergoes an experimental surgery that permanently attaches a cutting-edge bionic arm and leg to his body after he loses his own in a car accident. But when he realizes the advanced intelligent prosthetics may have a destructive mind of their own, he begins a desperate fight to save himself and everyone around him.

“We’re going to explore the most current and innovative science and technology in this film, »

- Dave McNary

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New Handmaid's Tale Promo Warns a 'Better World' Isn't Better for Everyone

3 February 2017 7:33 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In an extended promo for Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, set to air during Sunday’s Super Bowl Li, Elisabeth Moss’ Offred questions Joseph Fiennes’ Commander about the “better world” that allegedly has been created by the Republic of Gilead, a theocratic military dictatorship.

His answer to her is… not reassuring, to say the least.

RelatedHandmaid’s Tale Series Ep Explains Removal of White Supremacy Element

The new promo also shares a glimpse of the Commander’s icy wife, Serena Joy (played by Yvonne Strahovski), as well as handmaid Ofwarren aka Janine (Madeline Brewer), who in »

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Berlinale: Wild Bunch Boards Gullane’s ‘Just Like Our Parents’ (Exclusive)

31 January 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris – As the Berlin market lineup begins to fall into place, Wild Bunch has acquired international sales rights to Lais Bodanzky’s “Como Nossos Pais” (“Just Like Our Parents”), the latest production from Brazilian powerhouse Gullane, whose “The Second Mother” proved one of Berlin’s biggest breakout arthouse sales hits in 2015.

Eva Diederix, Wild Bunch’s new head of international sales, will introduce “Just Like Our Parents” to buyers at Berlin, where it screens as a Berlinale Special.

The film is the first by Lais Bodanzky – one of Brazil’s best-known female directors – to address directly the situation of women in, and beyond, Brazil. It’s Bodanzky’s fourth feature produced by Gullane, in a relationship which dates back to her debut, 2001’s Toronto player “Brainstorm.”

The story of one woman’s rediscovery of her true self, it turns on Rosa (Maria Ribeiro), a woman in her 40s who is »

- John Hopewell

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Anthony Minghella's Son to Make Directorial Debut With 'La La Land' Producer

30 January 2017 9:41 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Max Minghella, son of the late Academy Award-winning director Anthony Minghella, is set to make his directorial debut with Teen Spirit, an "emotional underdog" story set in the world of pop music. 

The film, which is being unveiled to buyers at next month's European Film Market in Berlin, was written by Minghella, who starred in films including The Social Network and The Ides of Marc and made his screenwriting debut just last year with The 9th Life of Louis Drax. Fred Berger (La La Land) is producing alongside Brian Kavanaugh-Jones under their Automatik banner, while Jamie Bell, who helped develop »

- Alex Ritman

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'La La Land' producer Fred Berger, Jamie Bell team for Max Minghella's directorial debut

30 January 2017 9:38 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Mister Smith to handle sales on Teen Spirit, also produced by Automatik.

Max Minghella’s (The Social Network) directorial debut, Teen Spirit, will be launched to international buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin by Mister Smith Entertainment

Currently in pre-production, the film, written and directed by Minghella, is a coming-of-age-story set in the world of pop-music.

Fred Berger (La La Land) will produce alongside Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special) under their Automatik banner. Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot), who developed the screenplay with Minghella, serves as executive producer.

Interscope Records, which is handling the soundtrack on La La Land, will co-produce with Automatik, and will release the official soundtrack featuring contemporary pop tracks. 

Oscar-nominated producer Berger will also bring his musical team from La La Land to the project, including music producer Marius DeVries (Moulin Rouge) and music supervisor Steven Gizicki, previously of Lucasfilm.

Cinematographer Autumn Durald (Palo Alto), known for her work on music videos for [link »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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