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The feature debut from first-time Swiss-Lebanese writer-director Philippe Audi-Dor is about a gay couple whose relationship and holiday is tested by the arrival of a beautiful woman.
The feature is the first from fledgling UK production outfit Blue Shadows Films, run by Merlin Merton, whose development slate includes writer-director Rafael Kapelinski’s Cranley Gardens and Butterfly Kisses, which is currently being developed by the BBC’s Microwave scheme.
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Cinema Management Group will launch sales on The Messenger at Afm.
The Messenger follows Jack (Sheehan) who gets obsessed with passing on the final message of a brutally murdered journalist.
Producer Terry Stone commented: “I am thrilled that Cinema Management Group will handle both domestic and international sales for The Messenger at this year’s Afm. It is a competitive market and, given their extensive experience, Cmg are perfectly suited to ensure the best results possible.” »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Sandwell)
London — International sales outfit Cinema Management Group has taken worldwide distribution rights to “The Messenger,” and will be selling the pic at the Afm. The trailer for the film launched today.
The feature is directed by David Blair (“Best Laid Plans,” “Accused”). The cast includes Robert Sheehan (“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” “Misfits”), Joely Richardson (“Nip/Tuck,” “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”), Jack Fox (“Dracula,” “Fresh Meat”), Lily Cole (“The Moth Diaries,” “Snow-white and the Huntsman”), David O’Hara (“Reach Me,” “The Departed”) and Tamzin Merchant (“Jane Eyre,” “The Tudors”).
The pic is the story of Jack: in and out of secure units all of his young life, subjected to every drug thrown at him, every treatment they can think of… but nothing is able to make the dead go away, they always find a way through. The pic is the story of Jack’s last melt down: a story of frustration and guilt, »
- Leo Barraclough
German production company Constantin Film revealed at the Mipcom TV market in Cannes this weekend that they are developing TV show spin-offs for their film franchises Resident Evil and The Mortal Instruments. Here's what Constantin's Martin Moszkowicz had to say in a statement.
"We are moving rapidly. Constantin has a lot of feature film brands and we are moving them into television. For instance, we own the rights to the book series The Mortal Instruments, and we just hired a showrunner in Los Angeles, and our offices in Los Angeles and Canada are starting production next year on at least two or three international shows."
Ed Decter, who most recently produced TV shows such as Unforgettable and The Client List, is reportedly the showrunner attached to The Mortal Instruments, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with production slated to begin sometime next year.
The Mortal Instruments was initially slated to be a feature film franchise, »
The Messenger, from Gateway Films, has recently completed shooting. This film was shot in the United Kingdom, by director David Blair. Shot in the summer, several more photos from the films have been released. The stills show the character Jack. Jack is a conduit between the physical and supernatural. And, this supernatural thriller stars Joely Richardson (Event Horizon), Robert Sheehan and Lily Cole. A preview for the film's upcoming release is here. There are a few plot points in The Messenger. Jack (Sheehan), the protagonist, has his own past to deal with. He is still trying to cope with his father's death. But, Jack is also caught in the middle of another complicated relationship. He is trying to pass a message from the other-world and from Mark to his wife, Sarah. A killer is also lurking just out of frame. The latest photos for The Messenger focus on Jack. He is confronted by a psychiatrist, »
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Coming-of-age drama The Road Within has sold to Well Go USA, which has acquired U.S. rights and is plotting a day-and-date release in theaters and on VOD. Gren Wells scripted and makes her directing debut with the story of three teenage residents at a behavioral clinic — a Tourette’s patient, a rebellious anorexic, and an Ocd patient — and the unexpected but life-changing road trip that takes them all by surprise. Zoe Kravitz (X-Men: First Class), Robert Sheehan (The Mortal Instruments), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Robert Patrick (True Blood), and Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) star. Pic debuted this summer at the La Film Festival and is produced by Bradley Gallo, Michael A. Helfant, Robert L. Stein, Brent Emery and Guy J. Louthan. Executive producers are William Gallo and Viola Jager and co-executive producers are Philip M. Cohen, Raphael Kryszek Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Junior, Alberto Raposo de Oliveira and Allen Church. »
- Jen Yamato
The distributor plans a theatrical and VOD day-and-date release.
Coming-of-ager “Road,” which world preemed at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival, stars Zoe Kravitz, Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel, Robert Patrick and Kyra Sedgwick. The film follows a young man (Sheehan) with Tourette’s Syndrome who embarks on a life-changing road trip with two fellow residents from a behavioral clinic.
Pic is produced by Bradley Gallo, Michael A. Helfant, Robert L. Stein, Brent Emery and Guy J. Louthan. William Gallo and Viola Jager are exec producers, and Philip M. Cohen, Raphael Kryszek Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Junior, Alberto Raposo de Oliveira and Allen Church are co-exec producers.
“I love this movie for its performances, but also for its humor and sense of hope,” said Pfardrescher. “It’s »
- Jennie Punter
Well Go USA has acquired U.S. rights to Gren Wells’ debut film “The Road Within,” which stars Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel, Zoe Kravitz, Robert Patrick and Kyra Sedgwick, TheWrap has learned. The movie had its world premiere earlier this year at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and Well Go USA is planning a day-and-date theatrical/VOD release. “The Road Within” is a lighthearted coming-of-age story about three teenage residents at a behavioral clinic and the unexpected but life-changing road trip that takes them all by surprise. Also read: Well Go USA Acquires ‘Kid Cannabis'; Drug Drama Expected to »
- Jeff Sneider
Back in April we told you about a new supernatural thriller called The Messenger. Production began this summer under the direction of David Blair and, at the time, we didn't know much about the cast, but we can now tell you Robert Sheehan, Lily Cole, Joely Richardson, Jack Fox, Andrew Tiernan and David O'Hara are starring. We also have the first photo for you.
- Ryan Turek
The British actress will play the Psychiatrist in the film, which is currently in production.
The Messenger follows Jack - a man who sees dead people everyday - who finds himself dealing with the unfinished business of murdered journalist Mark, and his hopes to say goodbye to his wife Sarah.
Speaking of Richardson's casting, producer Terry Stone said: "We are absolutely thrilled to have an actress of Joely's talent and integrity attached to our project. She makes a fantastic addition to an already incredible cast."
While he waits to see whether the Mortal Instruments series gets back on its feet for City Of Ashes, Robert Sheehan is hopping aboard a film that also features supernatural themes, albeit with a more naturalistic style. He’ll be part of The Messenger alongside Lily Cole, Jack Fox, David O’Hara and Tamzin Merchant.David Blair is set to start cranking the cameras this week in the UK, working from Andrew Kirk’s script. The Messenger is focused on Jack, a troubled young man who has been in and out of secure units for his entire life. See, Jack gets visions of the dead and try as he might, he just can’t block them out - even with vigorous drug regimens.He becomes unwittingly embroiled in the case of Mark, a journalist murdered in the local park who wants to say goodbye to his wife, Sarah. As Jack gets closer to Sarah, »
Gyllenhaal plays a young investment banker struggling to cope after the tragic death of his wife. During his attempt to put his life back together, he becomes obsessed with destruction and develops an unusual relationship with a pot smoking single mother (Naomi Watts). [Source: The Wrap]
Untitled Spielberg Cold War Thriller
Amy Ryan ("Gone Baby Gone"), Alan Alda ("Mash"), Billy Magnussen ("Boardwalk Empire") and Eve Hewson ("The Knick") will star opposite Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg’s Cold War spy thriller at Fox and Dreamworks. Filming begins in September in Berlin and New York.
Hanks will portray an American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to surreptitiously negotiate the 1962 release of Francis Gary Powers, the U2 spy plane pilot who »
- Garth Franklin
Jurassic World, The Last Witch Hunter, and other films have all made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change. The Messenger Robert Sheehan (“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”), Jack [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Robert Sheehan (“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”), Jack Fox (“Dracula”) and Lily Cole (“Snow White and the Huntsman”) have joined the cast of “The Messenger,” which one of the producers compares to “The Sixth Sense.”
Screenplay is penned by Andrew Kirk and will be directed by David Blair, who won BAFTAs with “Takin’ Over the Asylum” and “The Street.” It is produced by Terry Stone for Gateway Films, Richard Turner and Richard Hart for Ratio Film, and Michael Knowles. It is being executive produced by Omega Capital, Investor Profit Portfolio and The Wealth Advisory.
Stone commented that the screenplay had reminded him of “The Sixth Sense.” “When a screenplay makes the hairs on the back of your »
- Leo Barraclough
Robert Sheehan, star of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and TV series Misfits, will be joined in the cast by Jack Fox (Dracula, Fresh Meat), Lily Cole (Snow White and the Huntsman), David O’Hara (The Departed) and Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre, The Tudors).
The Messenger centres on Jack, a young man who has been in and out of secure units all his life, given drugs to try and shut out his visions of the dead. He becomes unwillingly embroiled in the unfinished business of Mark, a journalist brutally murdered in the local park and his television presenter wife, Sarah »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
A germaphobe, an anorexic and a guy with Tourette’s syndrome embark on a long journey in “The Road Within,” and if you’ve heard this one before, it may be because you’ve already experienced “Vincent Wants to Sea,” the 2010 German dramedy that provides an almost scene-for-scene blueprint for writer-director Gren Wells’ American remake. Similarly calculating in its bid for laughs and tears, this tale of three twentysomething misfits boasts a somewhat rougher indie edge than its more polished predecessor, a stylistic decision that suits the bristling and committed performances by Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel and Zoe Kravitz. Still, there remains a nagging tidiness to the whole endeavor that leaves a strained, cloying aftertaste, suggesting commercial performance in line with the picture’s overall modest impact.
“Amy Winehouse sucks my cock!” turns out to be one of the more printable things involuntarily uttered by Vincent (Sheehan), a young man »
- Justin Chang
This powerful show, a huge hit in Ireland, has a strong sense of place and some killer characters
The amount of television available to us these days makes it easy for great shows to slip through the cracks. Yet that doesn't really explain how Love/Hate, one of Ireland's biggest current dramas and a show that inspired Broadchurch levels of secrecy in Dublin during the current filming of season five, failed to create real waves here. It should have done. This story of life, love and death among Dublin's criminal underclass is vividly told with strong central performances and an addictive plot. Series one, the only one to have aired in this country (on Channel 5 last summer), consists of four taut episodes focusing on the fall-out from small time criminal Darren Treacy's return from exile to Spain. As played by the excellent Robert Sheehan, Darren is equal parts killer and charmer, »
- Sarah Hughes
There's a difficulty involved in telling a story based at a hospital, rehabilitation center or any other kind of treatment facility because everyone is there for a specific reason. Regardless of ailment or condition, each patient has something specific pinning them to that location. The challenge is to avoid having that one defining characteristic become an all-encompassing force, drowning out any other compelling elements of that individual’s personality or history. "The Road Within," the directorial debut of "A Little Bit of Heaven" writer Gren Wells, shows that it's just as difficult to avoid that temptation once those characters are outside that area's borders. Taken from the 2010 German film "Vincent Wants to Sea," this particular adaptation is filtered through the eyes of Vincent Rhodes (Robert Sheehan), a young man struggling with Tourette Syndrome. Forced into a treatment center by his estranged father Robert (Robert Patrick) after the death of »
- Steve Greene
Indiewire has the exclusive first look at the poster for Gren Wells' new film "The Road Within." Check it below. Starring Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel, Zoe Kravitz, Robert Patrick and Kyra Sedgwick, the comedy-drama revolves around a young man with Tourette's Syndrome, who face drastic changes after his mother dies and he is sent off to an "unconventional clinic." It premieres on Wednesday, June 18th, at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival. »
- Oliver MacMahon
Paris– Kinology is on board to co-produce and handle international sales on Antoine Bardou-Jacquet’s “Moonwalkers,” a British action comedy with Ron Perlman (“Before I Disappear”), Rupert Grint (“Harry Potter”) and Robert Sheehan (“Misfits”), produced by Georges Bermann’s Partizan.
Set in July 1969,”Moonwalkers” follows a CIA agent (Ron Perman, pictured above) who is sent to London to find Stanley Kubrick and ask him to shoot a fake moon landing in case the real one fails. Although he’s not able to meet Kubrick, he crosses paths with Jonny (Rupert Grint), the loser manager of a hippie rock band. Together they embark on an ill-fated mission to come up with a film.
Partizan is one of France’s most successful purveyors of high-profile commercials and music videos. »
- Elsa Keslassy
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