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STXfilms is rolling out its first slate to be distributed in the United Kingdom with five titles set for this year. The group has opened an international headquarters in London.
Three-year-old Stx made the announcement on Wednesday on the eve of the opening of the Berlin Film Festival.
The company has acquired U.K. rights to “Breathe,” directed by Andy Serkis and starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy; “Home Again,” the directorial debut from Hallie Meyers-Shyer that stars Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen and Lake Bell; “Wind River,” starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen from director Taylor Sheridan; “Adrift,” directed by Baltasar Kormakur with Shailene Woodley; and an untitled Nash Edgerton project, starring Charlize Theron, Thandie Newton, Joel Edgerton and Sharlto Copley.
“STXfilms’ inaugural slate for the U.K. is prestigious and »
- Dave McNary
Stx Entertainment has revealed the first films to be released in the UK through its growing international division STXfilms.
Under the stewardship of David Kosse, president of STXinternational, the company has acquired UK rights to at least five films for distribution in 2017, including Breathe, directed by Andy Serkis and starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy; and Adrift, the true story of survival at sea directed by Baltasar Kormakur, which is set to star Shailene Woodley.
Also on the slate are Home Again, the directorial debut from Hallie Meyers-Shyer that stars Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen and Lake Bell; Wind River, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen from director Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water); and the Untitled Nash Edgerton Project, starring Charlize Theron, Thandie Newton, Joel Edgerton and Sharlto Copley.
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If you’re eagerly awaiting the next film from Kill List, Sightseers, and High-Rise director Ben Wheatley, then you’ll have to wait just a bit longer, as the movie has been pushed back slightly on the release calendar.
Deadline reports that Free Fire is now scheduled to come out on April 21st, a little more than one month after its initial March 17th release date.
A comedic thriller helmed by Wheatley from a screenplay he co-wrote with Amy Jump, Free Fire stars Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sam Riley, Jack Reynor, and Sharlto Copley. Following its world premiere at Tiff, the film was acquired for Us distribution by A24.
If you’re unfamiliar with Free Fire, we have the movie’s official synopsis, previously released trailer, and latest poster below.
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Author: Zehra Phelan
Wheatley, whose films such as Sightseers and High-Rise have won critical acclaim will join the tour, appearing for special Q&A’s with appearances from the cast at select screenings – but of course, that all remains hush-hush right now. Be prepared as any member of the tremendous cast, including Sharlto Copley (Hardcore Henry), Armie Hammer (Nocturnal Animals), the new Captain Marvel, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Anthropoid), Jack Reynor (Sing Street), Babou Ceesay (Eye in the Sky), Enzo Cilenti (Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy), Sam Riley (Maleficent), Michael Smiley (The Lobster) and Noah Taylor (Submarine).
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- Zehra Phelan
We reviewed Ben Wheatley‘s Free Fire very positively back in Toronto in September of last year, and the good news is that the film is gearing up for a nationwide roll-out this March. Prior to that though, the director is taking to the road to bring the film and a Q+A session to various UK cities, kicking off next week down in Cornwall.
Select screening dates will also include special guests from the cast and crew. Take a look at this…
Free Fire is a unique and heart-pounding tale of a brokered gun deal that takes an unexpected turn.
Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer) who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart stopping game of survival ensues. »
- Paul Heath
Like the varying voices who shape James McAvoy’s performance(s) in Split, my mind is filled with conflicting opinions about M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller. McAvoy’s numerous appearances make for a transfixing theatrical experience, while devotion to parbaked themes and collegiate merit make for a jumbled, messy commentary on trauma. Shyamalan plays towards empowering the victim, but loses control of sci-fi terror in doing so. Anya Taylor-Joy proves to be the new genre “It” girl, there’s strength in numbers and we certainly need to talk about Kevin (McAvoy’s true character) – so why the feelings of indifference?
Kevin Wendell Crumb (McAvoy) suffers from a severe case of multiple personalities, twenty-three of whom reside inside his singular body. It’s one of these inhabitants who decides to kidnap three teenage girls with ceremonial intent. Casey (Taylor-Joy), Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and Marcia (Jessica Sula) are in the »
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Last month, fans got their first real look at The Belko Experiment, the terrifying new workplace thriller which comes from writer James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) and director Greg McLean (Wolf Creek), with a new red band trailer. While we wait for the next batch of footage to come through, Blumhouse Tilt has dropped the first poster, which teases some of the mayhem that's in store for the fans. The one-sheet even includes a critic's quote, which claims this movie is, "Office Space meets Battle Royale."
The poster was unveiled on Twitter earlier today, showing an unspecified office employee using a bulky tape dispenser to bludgeon one of his co-workers to death. This is not the story of one crazed employee going on an office-wide rampage, but something far more sinister entirely. On what appears to be a normal day at Belko Industries, Belko employees are horrified when they »
All caught up with our top 50 films of 2016? It’s now time to look to the new year, and, ahead of our 100 most-anticipated films, we’re highlighting 50 titles we’ve enjoyed on the festival circuit this last year (and beyond) that will likely see a release in 2016. While the first batch have confirmed dates all the way through the summer, we’ve also included a handful that are awaiting a date and some we’re hopeful will get a release by year’s end pending acquisition. U.S. distributors: take note!
Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie; Jan. 20)
Those only familiar with Alain Guiraudie’s sublime Stranger By the Lake, which finally brought the gifted French director to a (relatively) wider audience following a laureled Un Certain Regard premiere in 2013, will likely find themselves confounded by its follow-up, Staying Vertical. With his first entry in Cannes’ main competition, Guiraudie returns to the »
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The Most Anticipated Movies of 2017, part oneThe Most Anticipated Movies of 2017, part oneJenny Bullough and Adriana Floridia1/2/2017 12:29:00 Pm
As the new year begins, we’re winding up our coverage of the best movies and moments of 2016 and starting to look ahead. As great as many of the films of 2016 have been, we have to admit we are totally stoked for 2017 – there’s such an amazing lineup of films! From great dramas to cool indies, fun animated movies to crowd-pleasing superhero epics, 2017 looks to have everything a movie-lover could want!
In fact, there’s such an embarrassment of riches in 2017, we had to separate our annual list of the most anticipated movies into two parts! Today’s installment covers movies scheduled to release from January through June; check back tomorrow for our list of the July through December movies that will make Fall 2017 epic!
February: The Lego Batman Movie »
- Jenny Bullough and Adriana Floridia
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