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Venice unveils festival lineup

24 July 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The 71st Venice Film Festival announced its lineup this morning, highlighted by films from American directors, including David Gordon Green, Barry Levinson, Peter Bogdanovich, Lisa Cholodenko, Andrew Niccol, and James Franco. As had been previously announced, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and many others, will be the opening film when the festival begins on Aug. 27.

Click below for the entire list of 55 films playing in Venice.

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The Cut, directed by Fatih Akin

Starring Tahar Rahim, Akin Gazi, Simon Abkarian, George Georgiou

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence, directed by Roy Andersson

Starring Holger Andersson, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Jason O'Mara Cast as George Washington in History Miniseries ‘Sons of Liberty’

20 June 2014 2:27 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jason O'Mara will play future President George Washington in History's planned miniseries “Sons of Liberty,” TheWrap has confirmed. O'Mara joins the previously cast Ben Barnes, Ryan Eggold, Michael Raymond-James, Rafe Spall and Henry Thomas, each of whom are playing Founding Fathers who had a hand in declaring America's independence from England. Also part of the cast are Marton Csokas as General Thomas Gage and Dean Norris as Benjamin Franklin. See also: History Developing American Revolution Miniseries ‘Sons of Liberty’ The six-part miniseries follows a group of young men — Sam Adams (Barnes), John Adams (Thomas), Paul Revere (Raymond-James), John Hancock (Spall) and Joseph. »

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Exclusive: Jason O'Mara will play George Washington on 'Sons of Liberty'

20 June 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The Revolution(ary War) will be televised by History, and Jason O’Mara is joining the cause. EW has learned that the Terra Nova and Life on Mars actor has signed on to the cable network’s miniseries Sons of Liberty as George Washington, that famous commander-in-chief of the Continental Army who became America’s first president.

According to History, the six-hour miniseries follows the journey of our founding fathers—from the Boston Tea Party to the signing of the Declaration of Independence—as they “band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation. »

- Dan Snierson

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History Orders Sons Of Liberty Miniseries

5 June 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

History is making another addition to its original programming with an order for a new miniseries, Sons of Liberty. Hot off the continued success of Vikings, and the critical acclaim of other miniseries efforts (like The Bible and Hatfields & McCoys), the network now aims at what looks like a pretty interesting take on the lives of the biggest names of the American Revolution.

It seems as though we’re going for a “no really, they were just actual people,” approach to things, apparently trying to show that these were real men, with real lives and real problems, who threw themselves into something, probably far beyond their expectations. That could be a story worth telling, and there are some great cast members involved. Some audiences may have to be convinced that Ryan Eggold can get them to like him after he so recently got them to hate him on The Blacklist, »

- Marc Eastman

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Lifetime Orders a Christian Siriano Show, Darren Criss Joins “Hollywood Game Night” and “Major Crimes” Hopes for a Kyra Sedgwick Appearance

5 June 2014 4:32 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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TVLine reports that Major Crimes producers hope they can book Kyra Sedgwick and Billy Burke for Philip Stroh‘s trial. The show tried to get Burke to appear for Stroh’s last appearance but he couldn’t fit it in his Revolution filming schedule.

History has announced an impressive cast for its upcoming mini-series Sons of Liberty. It includes Michael Raymond-James (as Paul Revere), Henry Thomas (as John Adams), Ben Barnes (as Sam Adams), Ryan Eggold (as Joseph Warren) and Breaking Bad vet Dean Norris playing Ben Franklin.

Michael Raymond-James

Lifetime has ordered four reality series including Threads, a competition series featuring young fashion designers who will eventually face judge Christian Siriano.

The Bechdel Test was in the spotlight again, thanks to a study asking how well Doctor Who treats its female characters. io9 explains why the Bechdel Test matters and how it’s effective. Even better, it takes »

- Lyle Masaki

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Dean Norris to Star in New History Miniseries Sons of Liberty

4 June 2014 1:07 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

History has ordered a six-episode miniseries Sons of Liberty starring Breaking Bad'sDean Norris

The drama tells the story of Sam Adams (Ben Barnes), John Adams (Henry Thomas), Paul Revere (Michael Raymond James), John Hancock (Rafe Spall) and Joseph Warren (Ryan Eggold)  as they secretly band together to change history and make America a nation. Norris will play ...

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Dean Norris to Play Ben Franklin in History Miniseries

4 June 2014 12:14 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

History has ordered the scripted miniseries “Sons of Liberty” from A+E Studios and Stephen David Entertainment, History and H2 exec VP and general manager Dirk Hoogstra announced Wednesday.

The six-part miniseries follows historical figures Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Joseph Warren as they secretly join forces to make America a nation. It enters production this summer.

Breaking Bad” actor Dean Norris will play Benjamin Franklin. “The Chronicles of Narnia” star Ben Barnes will play Sam Adams, with Ryan Eggold as Warren, Michael Raymond James as Revere, Rafe Spall as Hancock and Henry Thomas as John AdamsMarton Csokas will take on the role of General Thomas Gage, alongside Emily Berrington as Margaret Gage.

“From the Boston Tea Party to the Declaration of Independence, ‘Sons of Liberty’ will tell the rebellious story of America’s greatest fight for freedom,” Hoogstrasaid in a statement. “History continues its »

- Andrea Seikaly

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‘Breaking Bad's’ Dean Norris to Play Ben Franklin in History's ‘Sons of Liberty’

4 June 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Breaking Bad” and “Under the Dome” star Dean Norris leads an ensemble cast in History's new six-hour scripted miniseries “Sons of Liberty,” the network said Wednesday. Norris will play Benjamin Franklin in the series, which tells the story of the men who sparked the American Revolution. The actor is joined by Ben Barnes (“The Chronicles of Narnia”) as Samuel Adams, Henry Thomas (ABC's “Betrayal”) as John Adams, Michael Raymond James (HBO's “True Blood”) as Paul Revere, Rafe Spall (“Prometheus,” “Life of Pi”) as John Hancock, and Ryan Eggold (NBC's “The Black List”) as Joseph Warren. Also read: ‘Pawn Stars’ Spinoff Gets Greenlight. »

- L.A. Ross

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History's 'Sons of Liberty' miniseries casts Dean Norris, Ben Barnes, Henry Thomas

4 June 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

History is moving forward with its ambitious Revolutionary War miniseries and has firmed up a star-filled cast. The cable network has ordered the six-hour Sons of Liberty, which follows “a radical group of young men — Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Joseph Warren — as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation.”

The sprawling cast includes many notable names playing famous founders: Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) is Sam Adams, “a natural born leader with charisma and a penchant for mischief;” Ryan Eggold (The Black List) is Joseph Warren, »

- James Hibberd

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Dean Norris Among Stars in History's Miniseries 'Sons of Liberty'

4 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

History is moving forward with Sons of Liberty, setting an all-star cast for its six-hour miniseries. The Revolutionary War miniseries, first announced more than a year ago, follows a defiant and radical group of young men -- Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Joseph Warren -- as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation. Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) stars as Sam Adams, a natural-born leader with charisma and a penchant for mischief; Ryan Eggold (The Black List) is set as Warren, a doctor and man

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Highland scores with The Trust

21 May 2014 2:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Highland Film Group has reported a solid Cannes market and closed key sales on the Nicolas Cage crime thriller.

Rights have gone in France (Metropolitan), Germany (Ascot Elite), Scandinavia (Mis.Label), Latin America (Swen), Japan (Kadokawa), China (Hgc) and South Korea (Line Tree).

Deals also closed in Spain (Inopia), Middle East (Falcon), Poland (Monolith), Israel (Five Stars), Indonesia (Pt Amero), Portugal (Lanterna De Pedra), Philippines (Octoart), Thailand (Ipa) and Turkey and India (Tanweer).

Highland struck further deals for South Afria (Blue Reign), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Padora), former Yugoslavia (Blitz) and Hungary and Romania (Prorom).

Crime thriller The Trust stars Cage and Jack Huston. The action centres on two crooked police officers who get thrown into a web of corruption after they discover a safe filled with mysterious contents.

Alex and Ben Brewer will direct from a screenplay by Ben Brewer and Adam Hirsch. Molly Hassell and Braxton Pope produce and Mike Nilon will serve as executive »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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First Photo of Katherine Heigl in Ami Canaan Mann’s Your Right Mind

20 May 2014 10:21 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Here’s your first photo of Katherine Heigl as ‘Jacki’ in Ami Canaan Mann’s contemporary romance Your Right Mind, currently in post-production. The film also stars Ben Barnes and is written by Mann.

Ryan (Barnes) is a modern-day traveling folk singer with only a backpack and banjo to his name.  Ryan puts his dreams of becoming a successful musician on hold when he meets Jackie, (Heigl) a former country singer fighting for custody of her daughter.  Together, with their passion for music, and soon, each other, they form an unlikely relationship.

Rounding out the cast alongside Heigl and Barnes are supporting cast members Clea DuVall (Argo), Sheryl Lee (Winter’S Bone), Emily Alyn Lind (J. Edgar), and Academy Award Winning musician/actor Ryan Bingham

Molly Hassell is producing with Ami Canaan Mann and John Jencks. Emmy award nominee Jon Avnet (Black Swan), Rodrigo Garcia (‘In Treatment’), Highland Film Group »

- Michelle McCue

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First Look at Pierce Brosnan in How To Make Love To An Englishman and Katherine Heigl in Your Right Mind

20 May 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Debut images from a pair of upcoming films being shopped at Cannes have been officially unveiled.  Firstly, the How to Make Love to An Englishman image reveals star Pierce Brosnan in the “sexually charged and sophisticated romantic comedy” from director Tom Vaughn (What Happens in Vegas).  Brosnan plays a Cambridge University professor who meets his match in Salma Hayek, but is forced to face the music when a complicated romantic entanglement emerges with her graduate student stepsister, played by Jessica Alba.  The film is currently in post-production but doesn’t yet have a release date. Additionally, the first Your Right Mind image highlights star Katherine Heigl as a former country singer fighting for custody of her daughter.  Ami Canaan Mann (Texas Killing Fields) directs the contemporary romance, which stars Ben Barnes (Chronicles of Narnia) as a traveling folk singer who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Hegil’s character.  The film also stars Clea DuVaal, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Katherine Heigl goes indie in upcoming 'Your Right Mind'

20 May 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Katherine Heigl is taking a break from big budget romantic comedies to sing a song of sadness and romance in the upcoming indie drama "Your Right Mind," directed by Ami Canaan Mann ("Texas Killing Fields," TV's "Friday Night Lights"). The first still from the film has been released. Take a look at the top of the story. "Mind" centers on Ryan (Ben Barnes, the "Chronicles of Narnia" films), a touring folk singer who puts his burgeoning career on hold when he meets and forms a bond with a struggling country singer named Jackie (Heigl), who is locked in a dramatic custody battle over her daughter. "Mind" also stars Clea DuVall ("Argo"), Sheryl Lee ("Winter's Bone"), Emily Alyn Lind ("J. Edgar"), and musician/actor Ryan Bingham Molly Hassell is producing with Ami Canaan Mann and John Jencks. Jon Avnet ("Black Swan"), Rodrigo Garcia ("In Treatment"), Highland Film Group's Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, »

- Dave Lewis

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First Look: Katherine Heigl Is a Country Singer in ‘Your Right Mind’

17 May 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Katherine Heigl stars in “Your Right Mind” as a former country singer fighting for custody of her daughter.

Ben Barnes also stars in the pic being sold by Highland Film Group.

Molly Hassell is producing with Ami Canaan Mann and John Jencks. Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia, Highland Film Group’s (Hfg) Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, and Main Street FilmsCraig Chang are serving as executive producers.

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2014 Cannes Acquisitions: Volume One

17 May 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Entertainment One has picked up North American rights to fashion documentary "Dior And I" for a theatrical release later this year. Frederic Tcheng's behind-the-scenes dock looks at the creation of Raf Simons’ first Haute Couture collection for the House of Christian Dior.

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights for Susanna Fogel's "Life Partners". Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody and Gabourey Sidibe star in the story of a straight woman and a lesbian best friend who find their relationship dynamics changing after the former falls for a new man.

Lionsgate has acquired U.K. rights to Adam Smith's directorial debut "Trespass Against Us" which begins shooting this Summer. Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal and Rory Kinnear star in the story of three generations of the rowdy outlaw Cutler family.

The Weinstein Company has payed an estimated $3 million for U.S. rights to the Irish filmmaker John Carney »

- Garth Franklin

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Cannes 2014: find out which films have been picked up for U.S. distribution

16 May 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Lionsgate has purchased the North American rights for Dark Blood, the last film starring River Phoenix (My Own Private Idaho) before he passed away in 1993. Directed and written by George Sluizer (The Vanishing), the upcoming thriller follows the story of Boy (Phoenix), a young widower living as a hermit on a nuclear testing site in the desert. While traveling solo on his “second” honeymoon, Boy discovers a stranded Hollywood couple. Desiring the woman, Boy decides to hold them captive because he finds himself under the impression that he can create a better world with her. The upcoming drama, set to be released via VOD, »

- Pamela Gocobachi

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'God Only Knows' with Leighton Meester Lands at Millennium Entertainment

15 May 2014 5:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Millennium Entertainment's CEO Bill Lee announced today that the company has acquired all U.S. rights to James Mottern's (Trucker) crime-thriller God Only Knows starring Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Words), Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl, The Judge), Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs, Bad Lieutenant), Toby Jones (The Hunger Games), Kenny Wormald (Footloose), and Slaine (The Town). Written by Emilio Mauro (the upcoming Fox series The Middleman executive produced by Ben Affleck), God Only Knows was produced by Matthew E. Chausse and was shot in Rhode Island and Boston last fall.

Ben Barnes plays Nick, an ambitious young man running with the Boston crime syndicate. Once on the inside he realizes that the glory days of the Mafia are long gone. Behind his boss's (Keitel) back he decides to strike out on his own and expand the business. Seemingly on top of the world with more money than »

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Millennium takes God Only Knows

15 May 2014 2:40 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Millennium Entertainment has acquired all Us rights to James Mottern’s crime thriller God Only Knows starring Ben Barnes, Leighton Meester, Harvey Keitel, Toby Jones, Kenny Wormald and Slaine.

Emilio Mauro’s screenplay follows an ambitious youngster who tries to take on his Boston crime bosses. Matthew Chausse produced.

Millennium Entertainment’s Tristen Tuckfield negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin of Xyz Films and Adam Davids.

Synchronicity Entertainment represents international rights. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Millennium Entertainment Acquires U.S. Rights to 'God Only Knows' with Ben Barnes and Leighton Meester

15 May 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Millennium Entertainment has acquired James Mottern's crime thriller "God Only Knows," starring Ben Barnes, Leighton Meester, Harvey Keitel, Toby Jones, Kenny Wormald, and Slaine, the company announced. "God Only Knows" was written by Emilio Mauro, produced by Matthew Chausse and filmed in Rhode Island and Boston last fall. Barnes stars as Nick, an ambitious young man involved with the Boston crime syndicate. Once on the inside he realizes that the glory days of the Mafia are long gone and decides to turn on his boss (Keitel) and strike out on his own. Seemingly on top of the world with more money than he could have dreamed of and a devoted girlfriend (Meester), Nick soon realizes that by making his own rules he has put himself and everyone he loves in danger."In the spirit of the great gangster films of the 1970's, James Mottern has created a compelling thriller with broad appeal, »

- Casey Cipriani

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