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6 items from 2015


Lotus Entertainment goes on ‘Parents Weekend’

1 June 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson’s company will finance and handle international sales after acquiring Peter Scott’s spec R-rated comedy screenplay.

Film 360’s Daniel Rappaport and Ben Forkner will produce with Industry Entertainment’s Andrew Deane and Michael Botti.

Will Speck and Josh Gordon will serve as executive producers alongside Seibel, Johnson and Ara Keshishian.

The project centres on a couple who visit their freshman son at during parent’s weekend and enjoy the university experience they never had.

Scott (pictured) is the author of two books, Well Groomed and There’s A Spouse In My House: A Humorous Journey Through The First Years Of Marriage. 

Lotus Entertainment’s slate includes: David Leveaux’s The Kaiser’s Last Kiss starring Lily James and Christopher Plummer; Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram For A King starring Tom Hanks; Scott HicksFallen; Sacha Gervasi’s November Criminals with Chloë Grace Moretz and Ansel Elgort; and Tanya Wexler’s [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Lily James to star in The Kaiser’s Last Kiss with Christopher Plummer

12 May 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With her starring role in this year’s hugely successfully Cinderella for Disney, actress Lily James has continued her climb up the Hollywood ladder by joining the WWII drama The Kaiser’s Last Kiss.

James will star in the drama alongside Oscar winner Christopher Plummer (Beginners), with five-time Tony nominated director David Leveaux helming the film, which is based the novel by Alan Judd. Here’s the synopsis for the book from Amazon…

“A fictionalised account of the Kaiser Wilhelm’s last years in Nazi-occupied Holland. It is 1940 and the exiled Kaiser is living in Holland, at his palace Huis Doorn.The old German king spends his days chopping logs and musing on what might have been. When the Nazis invade Holland, the Kaiser’s Dutch staff are replaced by SS guards, led by young, eager Untersturmfuhrer Krebbs, and an unlikely relationship develops between the king and his keeper.”

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- Scott J. Davis

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‘Cinderella’s’ Lily James, Christopher Plummer to Star in ‘The Kaiser’s Last Kiss’

11 May 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lily James (“Cinderella”) and Oscar winner Christopher Plummer (“Beginners”) are set to star in “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss” for Film House Germany’s Egoli Tossell Film, which has tapped David Leveaux to direct the movie. Written by Simon Burke and based on the novel by Alan Judd, “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss” is an Egoli Tossell Film and Ostar Enterprises production. Judy Tossell and Lou Pitt are producing, while Bill Haber and Phil Geier are executive producing. Lotus Entertainment will introduce the project to foreign buyers at Cannes. In “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” notions of duty and love of country are tested against. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Cannes: Lily James Starring in Thriller ‘The Kaiser’s Last Kiss’

11 May 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a pre-Cannes move, “Cinderella” star Lily James has come on board spy thriller “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss” opposite Christopher Plummer as the titular Kaiser.

Egoli Tossell Film has tapped David Leveaux to direct from a script by Simon Burke, based on the novel by Alan Judd. Lotus Entertainment will begin selling international markets at Cannes.

Production companies are Egoli Tossell Film and Ostar Enterprises. Producers are Judy Tossell and Lou Pitt; Bill Haber and Phil Geier are exec producing.

James will play an agent in the World War II Dutch resistance, which is working covertly with Winston Churchill to insert an agent into the Kaiser’s household. A dangerous love affair ignites between a German officer and the agent as the Nazis race to identify and eliminate the agent to block the potentially disastrous defection of their former emperor to England.

Plummer will next be seen in Atom Egoyan’s “Remember, »

- Dave McNary

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Lily James To Star In ‘The Kaiser’s Last Kiss’ With Christopher Plummer – Cannes

11 May 2015 8:44 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Rising star Lily James (Cinderella) is set to star opposite Christopher Plummer in The Kaiser's Last Kiss. Five-time Tony-nominated theatre director David Leveaux will make his feature debut with the spy thriller set in the early years of World War II, in the aftemath of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940. Living there is former monarch Kaiser Wilhelm, living in exile since 1917. In an effort to thwart the Nazis, the Dutch resistance work covertly with Winston… »

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Casting: Neeson, Vikander, James, Blair, Cornish

11 May 2015 6:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A Willing Patriot

Liam Neeson is in final negotiations to star in Martin Zandvliet's terrorist-themed thriller "A Willing Patriot" at MadRiver Pictures. Jason Keller penned the script and will produce with Marc Butan.

Neeson will portray a C.I.A. agent who engages in an elaborate cat-and-mouse game with a sinister terrorist planning an imminent attack. He'll risk everything, including his own life, to stop his foe and avenge his mysterious past. [Source: THR]

The Circle

Alicia Vikander ("Ex Machina") is set to star in the tech world drama-thriller "The Circle" based on Dave Eggers' 2013 novel.

The story centers on a recent college graduate (Vikander) who lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man (Tom Hanks). [Source: THR]

The Kaiser’s Last Kiss

Lily James ("Cinderella") is set to star opposite Christopher Plummer in David Leveaux's spy thriller "The Kaiser »

- Garth Franklin

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