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Change of director for A Few Best Men sequel

13 September 2015 3:03 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Goddess. Mark Lamprell is directing A Few Less Men, the sequel to Stephan Elliott's 2011 hit comedy A Few Best Men. Lamprell takes over from Not Suitable for Children's Peter Templeman, who was named as the director when Screen Australia announced its investment in the project last month. Scripted by Dean Craig, A Few Less Men will see Xavier Samuel, Kevin Bishop and Kris Marshall reprise their roles as the guys who transport their mate.s coffin across Australia after a forced plane landing strands them in the middle of the bush.

Shooting is set to start on October 26 in Western Australia, produced by Tania Chambers, Laurence Malkin and Share Stallings, their second collaboration after Kill Me Three Times.

Chambers tells If, "The change of director was a very amicable and mutual decision. We continue to look for projects to do with Peter and are very excited to work with Mark. »

- Don Groves

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Casting: Exarchopoulos, Samuel, Seyfreid, Kilmer

12 September 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Faithful

Adele Exarchopoulos ("Blue Is the Warmest Color") and Matthias Schoenaerts ("Rust and Bone") are set to star in Michael R. Roskam's noirish romance thriller "The Faithful" at Wild Bunch, Savage Films and Pathe.

Thomas Bidegain and Noe Debre's script is set against the backdrop of crime gangs in Brussels. Filming is slated to begin next year. [Source: Variety]

The Last Word

Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried are teaming to star in Mark Pellington's comedic drama "The Last Word" for Myriad. Pellington, Anne-Marie MacKay of and Kirk D'Amico will produce.

MacLaine will play a controlling woman who wants to pre-write her obituary and is teamed up with a young writer at a local paper. The writer, however, wants to find out the real story and the reluctant partners begin a journey that will reawaken the older woman’s passion for life. [Source: THR

A Few Less Men

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Arclight closes key sales on 'A Few Less Men'

12 September 2015 8:54 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The company has secured a raft of key sales on the comedy follow-up to A Few Best Men and announced from Toronto an October 26 production start in Western Australia.

Deals have closed in Australia and New Zealand (StudioCanal), Italy (Lucky Red), Middle East (Italia Films), Eastern Europe (Modus Vivendi), Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Columbia (Eastwood Holdings) and Vietnam (Galaxy).

Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall and Kevin Bishop will reprise their roles in the follow-up to the 2011 wedding comedy (pictured) written by Dean Craig.

Mark Lamprell directs and Laurence Malkin, Tania Chambers and Share Stallings produce. Financiers include Ingenious, Screen Australia, ScreenWest and LotteryWest, Arclight Films, New Oz and The Post Lounge.

Craig serves as executive producer with Arclight chief Gary Hamilton, Mark Lazarus, James Vernon and Josh Kesselman. »

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Toronto: ‘A Few Best Men’ Sequel Moves Forward (Exclusive)

12 September 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A Few Less Men,” the sequel to 2011’s Australian comedy “A Few Best Men,” has moved forward with Mark Lamprell on board as a director, Variety has learned exclusively.

Shooting is set for Oct. 26 in Western Australia. Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall and Kevin Bishop will reprise their roles in the sequel, written by Dean Craig (“Death at a Funeral”).

Producers are Laurence Malkin, Tania Chambers and Share Stallings. The film’s financiers include Ingenious, Screen Australia, ScreenWest and LotteryWest, Arclight Films, New Oz and The Post Lounge. Daniel Findlay is the co-producer. Executive producers are Dean Craig, Gary Hamilton, Mark Lazarus, James Vernon and Josh Kesselman.

Arclight Films is handling sales for the film and has already sold the film to Lucky Red for Italy, Modus Vivendi for Pan Eastern Europe, Eastwood Holdings for Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Columbia, Italia Films for Pan Middle East and Galaxy for Vietnam. Studio »

- Dave McNary

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Toronto: Little Film Company adds three titles

4 September 2015 5:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Acquisitions include Kyle Ham’s Reparation.

London/La-based The Little Film Company has added three titles to its international sales slate for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20).

The first title is Reparation, a psychological thriller that marks the debut feature for director Kyle Ham.

Starring Jon Huertas (The Objective) and Marc Menchaca (She’s Lost Control), Ham co-wrote the screenplay with debutant Steve Timm and produced alongside Timm and Matthew Lessall.

The film’s plot follows a man with a three-year gap in his memory who tries to protect his family from his mysterious, forgotten past.

The company has also acquired Blink, Michael Medeiros’ dark, comic thriller set in small town New England, starring Tom Pelphrey, Ilvi Dulack and Karen Chamberlain.

The third title is Bad Blood, a suspense thriller from director David Pulbook (Last Dance). Produced by Anthony I. Ginnane (Patrick), the film will star Xavier Samuel (Fury) and Dennis Haysbert ([link »

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Ten of the Best at FrightFest 2015

3 September 2015 6:11 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The August bank holiday weekend in London is always cause for celebration for horror fans as the FrightFest horror and genre film festival rolls into the city’s Leicester Square for four days of blood-spattered cinematic mayhem. This year saw the arrival of horror icon and star of Re-Animator and You’re Next, Barbara Crampton, as the Guest of Honour who starred in no less than five of the entries this year including festival favourite We Are Still Here. As always with film festivals it was a real mixed bag, with very few scares but a lot of laughs (some intentional, other not so much) as the filmmakers, many of them horror fans themselves, had a lot of fun playing with the tropes and clichés of the genre while others tried to put fresh new spins on some well-worn material. Here are a few of the highlights:


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- Liam Dunn

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Watch 'Victor Frankenstein' QandA with Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy

2 September 2015 10:06 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, 20th Century Fox debuted the first trailer for the revisionist thriller Victor Frankenstein. The horror movie is heading to theaters this November. To keep the promotional train humming, they have released two Q&A videos with the movie's leading men, Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy. In Victor Frankenstein, Daniel Radcliffe offers a much different take on the classic Igor character. In this latest sneak peek, he had this to say about bringing the iconic literary figure back to life for a new generation.

"I play Igor Strausman. Victor sees me in the circus. This is where he finds me. He spots my talents, and lifts me out of this god awful existence that I have been living for my entire life."

Victor Frankenstein will bring a twist on the legendary Mary Shelley tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his equally brilliant prot&#233g&#233 Igor Strausman (Daniel Radcliffe »

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Frankenstein review [FrightFest 2015]: “One of the best adaptations”

30 August 2015 2:17 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Frankenstein review: Rose’s adaptation is intelligent and challenging, this will cited in years to come when studying the original text. Frankenstein review

Director: Bernard Rose

Cast: Xavier Samuel, Danny Huston, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tony Todd, Maya Erskine

Certificate: Tbd

Running Time: 89 Minutes

Synopsis: Modern day meets classical horror when a human is created using a 3D printer, but after the creature starts to malfunction he is left on the scrapheap.

Do we really need another interpretation of Frankenstein? After all the story has been around for quite some time. Like, at least a decade, and with so many theatrical films based around Mary Shelly’s classic, you’d think we’d already had the definitive version. On top of that, efforts such as I, Frankenstein and Van Helsing have really scraped the very bottom of the barrel. There’s even another adaptation out soon starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Frightfest 2015: ‘Frankenstein’ Review

29 August 2015 3:41 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Xavier Samuel, Danny Huston, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tony Todd, Maya Erskine, Mckenna Grace, Carol Anne Watts, James Lew, John Lacy | Written and Directed by Bernard Rose

Helmed by Bernard Rose, still best known for Candyman, this new take on Frankenstein explores the classic tale from the perspective of the monster rather than the scientist – recapturing what was so great about Mary Shelley’s original story, taking the themes she wrote about and giving them a very modern spin. So modern in fact that I’m positive it’s the first, and only time, we’ve been presented with a 3D-printed protagonist! It may sound crazy but the idea, given recent advances in the technology (only last week it was announced that fully working prosthetics for amputee’s can be 3D printed) is not that far-fetched.

You see, unlike previous iterations of the story, this Frankenstein’s monster, named ironcally Adam, »

- Phil Wheat

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'Victor Frankenstein' Trailer Starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe

18 August 2015 8:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Are you ready to meet your makers? Mary Shelley's iconic novel is getting a very twisted update, and we have the first sneak peek at this latest rendition of the legend. 20th Century Fox just released the first trailer and poster for the upcoming film,&#160Victor Frankenstein! Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy star in this dynamic and thrilling version of the iconic horror tale.&#160

Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his equally brilliant prot&#233g&#233 Igor Strausman (Daniel Radcliffe) share a noble vision. They want to aid humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences.&#160 Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. &#160

Victor Frankenstein is directed by Paul McGuigan, known best for his work on the hit PBS and BBC series Sherlock, and it is »

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Spin Out set for Shepparton shoot

11 August 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Sony Pictures Australian rom-com Spin Out starring Xavier Samuel and Morgan Griffin is set for a Shepparton, Victoria shoot.

The film, originally titled Circle Work, will start shooting in the Victorian country town from August 18.

Samuel (Fury, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn . Part 2, A Few Best Men) will star alongside Griffin (San Andreas, Louder Than Words, Charlie & Boots) and be supported by a talented group of actors that include Lincoln Lewis (Gallipoli, Tomorrow When the War Began), Melissa Bergland (Winners and Losers, Relative Happiness), Tessa James (Love Child, Home and Away) and Brooke McClymont, of Australia¹s number one country group, The McClymonts. .

The film follows a relationship between two long-time friends, Billy (Samuel) and Lucy (Griffin) who are both in denial over their desire for each other. .

But as change beckons, they must confront their feelings amidst the backdrop of their town.s Ute Muster and annual B&S »

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Amazon set to stream Whit Stillman’s ‘Love & Friendship’

7 August 2015 2:51 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Amazon is getting into the movie business and they’ve added a period comedy to the mix.

According to Deadline, the streaming service has added writer/director Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship to their line-up of films. The movie was set for a 2016 release theatrically, but will also be streaming on Amazon.

Reuniting Stillman with Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny, the film is based on the Jane Austen short story and takes place in the 1790s. The film centers on beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.

Love & Friendship also stars Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry, and Emma Greenwell.

Stillman, Beckinsale, and Sevigny also worked together on the 1998 cult classic, The Last Days of Disco. »

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Amazon Close To Deal To Acquire Whit Stillman’s ‘Love & Friendship’

7 August 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive:  Amazon Studios is close to a deal to acquire North American rights to Whit Stillman's period comedy Love & Friendship starring Kate BeckinsaleChloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry and Emma Greenwell. The film reunites Beckinsale and Sevigny with Stillman for the first time since 1998 cult classic The Last Days Of Disco. The film will be released theatrically next year, although no third party partner distributor has been decided on just yet.  Set in the… »

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Aussies to put their stamp on Roots remake

5 August 2015 3:53 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The remake of a quintessentially American miniseries which traced slavery through multiple generations including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars will have three Australians in key creative roles.

Phillip Noyce and Bruce Beresford will each direct an episode and DoP Peter Menzies Jr. will shoot all four episodes of Roots for A&E Networks. The original Roots based on the Alex Haley novel Roots: The Saga Of An American Family was the third most watched series in Us history when it screened on the ABC network in 1977.

Laurence Fishburne will play the narrator, Kunte Kinte, portrayed in the original by LeVar Burton, who is among the producers of the remake with Mark Wolper. Mark.s father David produced the first series and the 1979 sequel, Roots: The Next Generations.

Beresford tells If, .One of the things I like about working in the Us is that producers, studios and networks are perfectly »

- Don Groves

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‘Bait 3D’ Director Kimble Rendall to Stir up Chinese Co-Production ‘The Nest’

4 August 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Australia’s Kimble Rendall has set China-Australia co-production “The Nest” as his next project after his debut film “Bait 3D” scored with Chinese audiences.

The English-language picture will start pre-production next month and shoot from late October.

The story involves the innocent discovery of a well preserved mummified emperor from 200 BC that unlocks a 2,000 year old nightmare and secrets that should have remained buried.

Production is by Gary Hamilton and Ying Ye through Nest Holdings with Mike Gabrawy and Elliot Tong as executive producers. Sydney- and Los Angeles-based Arclight will handle international sales. The identity of the Chinese partner has not yet been revealed.

The budget also remains undisclosed, though federal funding body Screen Australia Tuesday confirmed that the film will receive production finance.

Rendall previously made “Bait 3D,” which was a complicated Australian-Singaporean treaty co-production, that also used Chinese finance. The film struggled at the box office in most »

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Screen Australia backs 'A Few Best Men' sequel

4 August 2015 5:27 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Backing also allocated to China-Australia co-production The Nest.

Investment from Screen Australia means filming is set to go ahead on A Few Less Men, the sequel to 2011 ensemble comedy A Few Best Men.

At the same board meeting, the government agency also backed Kimble Rendall’s The Nest, a China-Australia co-production to be primarily made in Australia.

Arclight Films International will represent both films.

A Few Less Men will see Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall and Kevin Bishop return to their roles as hapless friends, who become stranded in the Australian bush with a friend’s body after their plane makes a forced landing.

It is understood that Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), who played Daphne in the first film, will not reprise her role.

A Few Best Men screenwriter Dean Craig (Death At A Funeral) will return to pen the sequel, although he will not direct as previously reported.

Peter Templeman will take on directing duties, marking his second »

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Screen Aus funds three projects

3 August 2015 5:23 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Kimble Rendall.s 3D action adventure The Nest, a sequel to A Few Best Men and a TV drama starring Rebecca Gibney are being co-funded by Screen Australia.

The agency is investing $3.19 million in the three projects, a remarkable economic multiplier as the combined budgets are $38.4 million.

An official Australian/Chinese co-production, The Nest tells of the discovery of a well-preserved mummified Emperor from 200 BC China, which unleashes a 2,000 year-old nightmare.

Arclight Films, which produced Rendall.s Chinese hit Bait 3D, is producing through Gary Hamilton, Ying Ye and Mark Lazarus with a Chinese partner yet to be identified.

Shooting in Australia and China is due to start in the fourth quarter with an international cast. Tait Brady.s Label is the Australian distributor.

Rendall has been developing the script since he finished Bait. "I was researching Chinese history," he tells If today on the line from Beijing.. "The Nest »

- Don Groves

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Beresford wraps Eddie Murphy drama

10 May 2015 3:07 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Eddie Murphy and Britt Robertson in Henry Joseph Church.


Bruce Beresford is putting the finishing touches to his Us indie drama starring Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson,. Lucy Fry and Xavier Samuel.

The working title was Cook but it.s been retitled Henry Joseph Church, the name of Murphy.s character, an artistic chef who is hired to provide meals to the family of a dying man.

The screenplay by Susan McMartin (Two And A Half Men, Californication) is based on her experiences with the chef that came to live with her and her mother when she was a child.

The narrative unfolds over 15 years as Henry becomes a surrogate father.

Robertson, who was a regular in TV.s Under the Dome before scoring the female lead opposite George Clooney in Disney.s upcoming mystery-adventure Tomorrowland, plays the deceased daughter.s Charlotte.

Aussie Fry, who co-starred with Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell »

- Don Groves

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First Pic Of Chloë Sevigny And Kate Beckinsale In Love & Friendship

5 May 2015 5:41 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We reported back in February that, following his side-trip into streaming TV with Amazon pilot The Cosmopolitans, Whit Stillman was planning to gather his Last Days Of Disco veterans Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny for a new period drama, Love & Friendship. He’s been busy shooting in Ireland and is at work editing, so here’s the first image of the leads from the film. Adapted from Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan, the 1790s-set story sees Beckinsale as widow Lady Susan Vernon, who heads to the country estate of her in-laws amid much speculation about her social life. There, she makes an attempt to find a husband and to help her daughter Frederica fall in love. Sevigny is the heroine’s confidante, Alicia and Stillman also rounded up James Fleet, Jemma Redgrave, Stephen Fry, Emma Greenwell, Morfydd Clark, Tom Bennett, Xavier Samuel and Justin Edwards to co-star.Stillman has »

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Kate Beckinsale Stars In First Still For Whit Stillman’s Period Drama Love And Friendship

5 May 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Jane Austen’s wealth of fiction has been adapted for the screen time and time again, with the seminal Pride & Prejudice being the most notable example of the late author’s work. How and ever, one of Austen’s lesser known novella’s has attracted the attention of Metropolitan director Whit Stillman, who is adapting the period piece in the form of Love and Friendship.

With Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny – reuniting with the filmmaker following ’98’s The Last Days of Disco – on board in the two lead roles, shooting began earlier this year in Dublin, Ireland, and as is the case with the majority of on-location shooting, the first image from the set has found its way online, showing the two leading ladies in costume. Beckinsale will play the role of Lady Susan Vernon, a widow who searches far and wide for a husband for herself, while also catering »

- Michael Briers

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