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The film will centre on the first human born on an experimental colony on Mars who strikes up an online romance with an earth-bound girl and embarks on a quest to meet her and discover the truth about his creation.
The untitled project will join the sale slate of recently arrived president of international sales, John Friedberg.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Butterfield’s character is the first human born on Mars. He’s raised in an experimental colony on the red planet after his astronaut mother dies during childbirth. Gardner begins an online romance with a girl living in Colorado (Robertson) 16 years later, and decides to travel across the universe, even with Earth’s gravity threatening his very existence, to find her.
Butterfield can be seen next in Fox’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” while Oldman last starred in “Child 44″ opposite Tom Hardy. Carla Gugino most recently appeared on the Fox drama “Wayward Pines” and the »
- Justin Kroll
An intergalactic love story originally set up at now-bankrupt Relativity under the title "Out of This World" has now migrated to Stx Entertainment, a fast-growing, deep-pocketed film and TV studio launched last year by Robert Simonds. Relativity, which has had a hell of a week, had not fully greenlit the project when Stx began bidding in mid-July. But the film had a script from Allan Loeb and a director, Peter Chelsom ("Hector and the Search for Happiness"), who's staying onboard. Based on a story written by Richard Lewis, Stewart Schill and Loeb, the film is now untitled and is set to star Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino and Britt Robertson. Here's the synopsis: Read More: Troubled Western "Jane Got a Gun" Rescued as Relativity Files for Bankruptcy In this modern love story about two galaxy-crossed teens from different worlds, Gardner Elliot, the first human born on Mars, is secretly »
- Ryan Lattanzio
A couple years ago, my friend and I came up with the germ of an idea for a movie plot, centered on a man who -- after a near-fatal accident -- began to see life as one big giant musical and corresponded to this discovery accordingly, even when his perplexed local citizens couldn't understand his actions or point-of-view. Little did we know, though, a similar-minded movie was already in the works at Disney called Bob: The Musical. The in-the-works production focuses on an everyman who -- upon getting a nasty blow to the noggin -- starts to instantly hear the songs inside everyone's hearts as his life is turned into a musical. Mild jealously aside, I'm very curious to see what is cooked up here if it actually comes into fruition, which is looking more-and-more likely. Earlier this year, Tom Cruise joined the film to play the titular character, with »
- Will Ashton
Disney’s long-gestating musical comedy Bob the Musical, in which The Artist helmer Michel Hazanavicius may direct Tom Cruise, will be written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon, The Hollywood Reporter revealed last night. Additionally, Bret McKenzie, who won an Oscar for “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets has been enlisted to write songs for the pic.
Bob the Musical centers on a regular guy who suffers a head injury after which he is able to hear the heart songs of everyone around him – much to his confusion and dismay. It’s been in development for more than a decade but recently got a shot in the arm when Hazanavicius, searching for a mainstream project to tackle in the wake of 2011 Best Picture winner The Artist, got involved.
As for Cruise, he’s still circling the lead role but has not signed on yet. The actor has flourished in musical »
- Isaac Feldberg
Hugh Jackman’s long-standing commitment to playing adamantium-clawed mutant Wolverine across multiple X-Men films has just forced him to drop out of Collateral Beauty, the gestating drama that’s next on deck for Me & Earl & the Dying Girl helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, according to Deadline.
Jackman was committed to the buzzy drama but couldn’t make it work with shooting commitments for James Mangold’s untitled Wolverine stand-alone, which serve as the actor’s final outing as the beloved superhero character. One has to wonder whether Jackman wishes he could have taken off the claws for good a little earlier, seeing as his deals for the role are still making it problematic for him to balance other dramatic fare.
- Isaac Feldberg
Looks like Collateral Beauty director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will have to make do without Hugh Jackman in his follow-up to Me And Earl And The Dying Girl. Deadline reports that the Wolverine star has had to drop out of the drama because of a diary clash with, well, the next Wolverine. Still, all is not lost: the producers behind the film are apparently looking to make a deal with Johnny Depp to step in and co-star alongside Rooney Mara. So given that Jackman will be seen onscreen with Mara in Pan playing Blackbeard, they’re looking to replace a pirate with a pirate…Allan Loeb wrote the screenplay, which finds a New York advertising agency, and a man – presumably Depp’s character, if he signs on – struggling with depression after a tragedy that turns his world upside down. His colleagues devise a hugely unconventional plan to break him out of it, »
Although Hugh Jackman will soon say goodbye to Wolverine with X-Men: Apocalypse and James Mangold's upcoming Wolverine sequel, in the process of putting away the claws the actor has to give away some other roles in the meantime. That would include the lead role in Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's much talked-about Me & Earl & the Dying Girl follow-up Collateral Beauty, also starring Rooney Mara. It was only last month when the Aussie actor signed onto the project, but time commitments apparently won't let Jackman play the role when production begins this fall. Producers don't seem too discouraged, though, for they've taken their efforts towards bagging another big-name star: Johnny Depp. Even if the Mortdecai's star seems to be fading these days, Depp does have the buzzed Black Mass coming up, in addition to another Pirates of the Caribbean sequel set for release in two years time. So don't rule out a comeback, »
- Will Ashton
Producers have indicated that they hope to replace Jackman with Johnny Depp, but no negotiations are taking place. Jackman’s exit was due to commitments for a yet-to-be-titled Wolverine project for Fox, which has a release date of March 3, 2017.
Rooney Mara remains attached to the project. Palmstar and Likely Story announced they had acquired the rights to Allan Loeb’s script for “Collateral Beauty” in mid-June. PalmStar will be fully financing in conjunction with its partner Merced Capital.
“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will direct. Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Bard Darros are producing along with Loeb. Palmstar CEO Kevin Frakes and Anthony Bregman will exec produce.
The story follows a New York advertising executive who experiences a deep personal tragedy. When his colleagues »
- Dave McNary
Maybe this is the reason why Hugh Jackman is finally ready to lose Wolverine's mutton chops —playing the marquee X-Man gets in the way of other projects. The actor's about to start shooting "The Wolverine 3" soon, which has seen him removed from starring in the developing "Collateral Beauty" co-starring Rooney Mara and set to be helmed by "Me And Earl And The Dying Girl" director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. But another big name might step in. Read More: 5 Ways Johnny Depp Can Get His Career Back On Track Post-'Mortdecai' Deadline reports that the producers are reaching out to Johnny Depp to take over for Jackman. Penned by Allan Loeb ("The Dilemma," "Just Go With It," "Rock Of Ages," and "Here Comes The Boom"), the story follows a New York City ad executive who slips into depression following a tragedy and embarks on an unconventional method to get out of his funk. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Hugh Jackman has reportedly dropped out of PalmStar's "Collateral Beauty" with Johnny Depp being sought to replace him. Jackman's exit is said to be due to scheduling regarding the upcoming third and final stand-alone "Wolverine" movie which will stop him from filming "Collateral Beauty" this year.
The story centers on a New York advertising executive who experiences a deep personal tragedy. When his colleagues devise an unconventional plan to break him out of his depression, it works but not in a way that anyone imagined.
Allan Loeb penned the script for the film which originally had Jackman and Rooney Mara attached to star and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon ("Me And Earl And The Dying Girl") to direct. Mara remains attached, and filming begins this Fall.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Stx Entertainment is in negotiations to buy “Out of This World” from the embattled Relativity Studios.
A deal has not yet closed, but an agreement to allow rights to the project to migrate from one studio to another is expected to be reached soon. “Out of This World” is described as a “Romeo & Juliet” story that centers on the first human born on Mars, who is secretly raised on the planet after his astronaut mother dies during childbirth. As a teen, he strikes up an online romance with a girl from Colorado, prompting him to travel across the solar system to meet her, all the while pursued by Nasa.
The pact comes as Relativity is scrambling to reach an agreement with its creditors on tens of millions of dollars in debt payments. If a deal is not reached and its lenders do not allow the company to have an extension, »
- Brent Lang
Key players from two of this year’s biggest indie darlings are teaming up, with word that The End of the Tour star Jason Segel is joining the cast of Collateral Beauty, the next film from Me, Earl & the Dying Girl helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
Segel will join the already-cast Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara in the pic, which follows a New York advertising executive (Jackman) who experiences a crippling personal tragedy. His co-workers devise an unusual way to break him out of his depression, and the results are far different than anything that they could have expected. Gomez-Rejon is expected to shoot the project this fall.
Though the actor’s involvement isn’t a done deal yet, it’s a great move for Segel, who ventured into more dramatic territory recently when playing tormented novelist David Foster Wallace in the James Ponsoldt-directed End of the Tour. Simply put, he delivered a career-best, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Following Joe Wright's Pan, Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara are already both set to work together again on Collateral Beauty, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's follow-up to his Sundance hit Me And Earl And The Dying Girl. Now it's looking as if they'll be joined by Jason Segel, who's in talks to take on an as-yet unspecified role.Allan Loeb wrote the screenplay, which revolves around a New York advertising agency, and a man - presumably Jackman's character - struggling with depression after a tragedy that turns his world upside down. Loeb has recently been churning out comedies like Here Comes The Boom, Just Go With It and The Dilemma, but his earlier work on dramas like Things We Lost In The Fire and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is probably a more relevant touchstone here...Gomez-Rejon, meanwhile, got his start on television with Glee and American Horror Story. He also »
The deal is still in nascent stages. The film, written by Allan Loeb, got buyers excited at the Cannes Film Festival, with PalmStar Media outbidding all suitors. PalmStar will be fully financing in conjunction with its partner Merced Capital.
The story follows a New York advertising executive who experiences a deep personal tragedy. His colleagues devise an unconventional means of breaking him out of his depression, which works, but not in a way that anyone imagined.
Principal photography is expected to start in the fall.
Known more for his comedic roles on the show “How I Met Your Mother »
- Justin Kroll
The story follows a New York advertising executive who experiences a deep personal tragedy.
When his colleagues devise an unconventional plan to break him out of his depression, the plan works, but not in a way that anyone imagined.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
You may not know who director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is right now, but his name is about to skyrocket onto the list of directors everyone wants for their next project. The Me and Earl and the Dying Girl director has signed up for his next film, Collateral Beauty, with upcoming Pan co-stars Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara set for roles. The plot centers on a New York advertising executive (Jackman) who experiences a deep personal tragedy. When his colleagues devise an unconventional plan to break him out of his depression, the plan works, but not in a way that anyone imagined. Allan Loeb (Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps) wrote the script and production is expected to get underway this fall. Gomez-Rejon proved with Me and Earl that he brings a distinct style to the table. Once you see the film (trust me - you need to go), you'll see the »
- Cory Woodroof
One of the big breakout films of Sundance this year is Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Award at the festival in January. It's the second feature film directed by up-and-comer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who also directed The Town That Dreaded Sundown (the remake) before Me and Earl. Deadline has announced his next project, titled Collateral Beauty, from a screenplay written by Allan Loeb (21, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Switch, Just Go with It, Rock of Ages). Not only that but Gomez-Rejon has lined up talented performers Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara to star in the film, which has financing in place from PalmStar Media and Likely Story. So what is the new film about? According to Deadline, Collateral Beauty has a plot that centers on a New York advertising executive who experiences a "deep personal tragedy. When his colleagues devise »
- Alex Billington
PalmStar Media and Likely Story have acquired rights to Collateral Beauty, a script written by Allan Loeb. With it they have a beauty of a cast and director, too: Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara will star and Me And Earl And The Dying Girl helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will make this his follow-up directing effort to the Sundance favorite. Principal photography is set to begin in the fall with PalmStar financing in conjunction with its partner Merced Capital. The plot centers… »
PalmStar will be fully financing in conjunction with its partner Merced Capital.
“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is on board to direct with Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Bard Darros producing along with Allan Loeb, who penned script. Palmstar CEO Kevin Frakes will exec produce.
The story follows a New York advertising executive who experiences a deep personal tragedy. When his colleagues devise an unconventional plan to break him out of his depression, the plan works, but not in a way that anyone imagined.
“I was deeply moved by Allan’s extraordinary script and knew immediately that PalmStar had to get behind it,” Frakes said. “We could not wish for a better group of creative partners to bring Allan and Alfonso »
- Justin Kroll
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