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Beresford wraps Eddie Murphy drama

10 May 2015 3:07 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Eddie Murphy and Britt Robertson in Henry Joseph Church.

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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 »

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Kellan Lutz to star in ‘The Feud’

5 May 2015 7:41 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Summerstorm Entertainment and Vandal Entertainment have tapped Kellan Lutz to star in the action-thriller. Highland Film Group will handle sales in Cannes.

Steven C Miller will direct The Feud, which is set to commence production this summer.

Vandal Entertainment Founder Navid McIlhargey is producing alongside Film House Germany and its subsidiary Summerstorm Entertainment CEO Gabriela Bacher.

David Matalon and Matthew Altman wrote the screenplay about a mysterious young man who returns to his brother’s funeral in the Midwest homestead and discovers spectacular skills when he goes up against the local crime lord.

Film House Germany’s film slate includes Big Game starring Samuel L Jackson, Atom Egoyan’s Remember starring Christopher Plummer and Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein with Xavier Samuel.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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First Look: Chloe Sevigny And Kate Beckinsale In Whit Stillman's Period Drama 'Love & Friendship'

5 May 2015 6:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Whit Stillman is going back in time a couple of ways with his upcoming "Love & Friendship." First, he's reteaming with “The Last Days of Disco” leads Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny, and then, he's adapting Jane Austen’s novella “Lady Susan,” which was posthumously published. And now, the first look at Stillman's first period movie is here. Also starring Xavier Samuel, Emma Greenwell, Morfydd Clark, Jemma Redgrave, James Fleet, Tom Bennett and Justin Edwards, the story follows the beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. While ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica. No release date or distributors lined up just yet, and it probably won't be until 2016 that this hits the festival circuit, so sit tight and hopefully this image can tide. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Exclusive: Louisiana Film Fest Unveils 2015 Lineup

27 April 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Louisiana International Film Festival's 2015 program includes world premieres and acclaimed films that have toured the global festival circuit.  As previously announced, the fest will open with the gala premiere of Paul Feig's raucous Melissa McCarthy comedy "Spy" on May 7. Louisiana will host the American premiere of director Bernard Rose's ("Candyman") "Frankenstein," starring Xavier Samuel as the titular Mary Shelley monster roaming current day Los Angeles, on May 9. This year Louisiana has added a surfeit of hot Sundance and SXSW titles, including Sundance winners "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" (which closes the fest on May 10) and "Cartel Land," along with acclaimed docs "City of Gold," "Best of Enemies," "Tab Hunter Confidential" and more. Louisiana will also host international arthouse sensations "The Tribe," "Eden," "Breathe," "Eden," »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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News Bits: Goon, Walk, Selection, Frankenstein

22 April 2015 9:58 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Goon 2

"Goon" film star Seann William Scott has revealed that a sequel to the hockey comedy is set to start filming in a couple of months time. In a new Reddit Ama, Scott says he's been fight-training for the past month and begins work with an Mma fighter next month ahead of some skating lessons.

Filming begins mid-June from a script co-written by Jay Baruchel Jesse Chabot. Michael Dowse is thought to be returning to the director's chair for the follow-up. [Source: Collider]

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Ang Lee confirmed at Sony's CinemaCon presentation that he will shoot all of his military drama "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" in 3D and at a ultra-high frame rate of 120 frames per second - twice that of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" film trilogy.

This marks the first film ever shot entirely at the 120 fps and is aimed at immersing viewers in »

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Alchemy acquires Us rights to ‘Frankenstein’

22 April 2015 4:54 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The recently rebranded distributor has cut a deal with Summerstorm Entertainment following the thriller’s recent world premiere and Golden Raven Award win at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.

Nu Image handles international sales on the film from Bernard Rose starring Xavier Samuel, Carrie-Ann Moss, Tony Todd and Danny Huston.

Gabriela Bacher produced for Summerstorm alongside Heidi Jo Markel for Eclectic Pictures, Jennifer Holliday Morrison for Bad Badger and Christian Angermayer and Klemens Hallmann of Summerstorm parent company Film House Germany.

Avi Lerner serves as executive producer on the modern-day adaptation set in Los Angeles where an artificial beast is left for dead by the married scientists that created him.

“Alchemy is the perfect partner to bring this modern take on a timeless story to American audiences,” said Bacher and Markel. “Alchemy’s acquisition is testament to the worldwide demand and hunger for new, contemporary visions and well-crafted filmmaking – audiences have never seen a monster quite like this »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Alchemy Acquires Bernard Rose’s ‘Frankenstein'; Miles Heizer Gets On Lionsgate’s ‘Nerve – Film Roundup

22 April 2015 4:33 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Alchemy has stitched together a deal for U.S. rights to writer-director Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein, following the pic’s world premiere at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. The horror film won the fest’s top prize, the Golden Raven Award. Produced by Summerstorm Entertainment, the modern adaptation of the classic thriller stars Xavier Samuel, Carrie-Ann Moss, Tony Todd and Danny Huston. The deal was negotiated by Jay Cohen at Gersh on behalf of the… »

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Xavier Samuel’s Modern-day ‘Frankenstein’ Bought for U.S. by Alchemy

22 April 2015 3:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Independent distributor Alchemy has acquired U.S. rights to Bernard Rose’s modern-day “Frankenstein,” starring Xavier Samuel (“Twilight”), Carrie-Anne Moss, Tony Todd and Danny Huston.

The film won the Golden Raven award at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. “Frankenstein” is set in Los Angeles and told from the perspective of the monster, who’s been left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists.

Producers are Gabriela Bacher for Summerstorm, Heidi Jo Markel for Eclectic Pictures, Jennifer Holliday Morrison for Bad Badger, and Film House Germany’s Christian Angermayer and Klemens Hallmann. Avi Lerner is exec producing, and Nu Image is handling international sales.

Alchemy specializes in independent distribution and owns a catalog of 665 titles. It rebranded itself late last year, changing its name from Millennium Entertainment to Alchemy. It recently acquired worldwide rights to director Mitch Dickman’s marijuana documentary “Rolling Papers” following its premiere at SXSW »

- Dave McNary

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Alchemy Takes Candyman Director’s Modern-Day Frankenstein

22 April 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Awarded the Golden Raven at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein will hit the U.S. via distributor Alchemy.  Alchemy announced the acquisiton of the modern-day retelling today. Rose’s adaptation is L.A.-set, and stars Xavier Samuel as Frankenstein’s Monster, as well as Carrie Anne-Moss and Danny Huston as its creators. In Frankenstein, “After he is artificially…

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Alchemy Acquires U.S. Rights To Frankenstein Thriller

22 April 2015 11:34 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Film House Germany (Fhg) announced today that Alchemy has secured the Us rights to horror legend Bernard Rose’s (Candyman, Ivansxtc) Frankenstein, from Summerstorm Entertainment following it’s highly acclaimed World Premiere at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival where it was awarded the grand prize, the Golden Raven Award.

Frankenstein is produced by Gabriela Bacher for Summerstorm, Heidi Jo Markel for Eclectic Pictures, Jennifer Holliday Morrison for Bad Badger, and Summmerstorm’s parent company, Film House Germany’s Christian Angermayer and Klemens Hallmann. Conor Charles is co-producing for Eclectic Pictures. Avi Lerner is executive producing and Nu Image is handling international sales.

On confirming the sale, producers Gabriela Bacher and Heidi Jo Markel said: ‘Alchemy is the perfect partner to bring this modern take on a timeless story to American audiences. Alchemy’s acquisition is testament to the worldwide demand and hunger for new, contemporary visions and well-crafted filmmaking »

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Adg names Finders Award winner

20 April 2015 4:13 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Writer-director Craig Monahan will get the chance to screen his film Healing to key industry figures in Los Angeles and New York after winning the Australian Directors Guild.s Finders Award.

In partnership with the Directors Guild of America Finders series, the Adg selects one Australian feature film which is yet to secure Us distribution and is entered into the Adg Awards.

Monahan will accompany the film when it.s screened later in the year for distributors, managers and agents in La and NY.

Adg CEO Kingston Anderson said, .The Adg selects a film that is submitted to the Awards that does not have Us distribution and would provide the director with an opportunity to showcase their work. Healing and its director Craig Monahan fit perfectly for the Finders Award."

Produced by Tait Brady and Monahan.s Pointblank Pictures and co-scripted by the director and Alison Nisselle, the drama starring Don Hany, »

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First Look At Bernard Rose's Frankenstein

10 April 2015 3:48 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Aussie actor Xavier Samuel appeared as The Twilight Saga's Riley Biers and has subsequently popped up in a small role in Fury. His next turn, as Monster in Bernard Rose’s new take on Frankenstein, is a lot more eye-catching - as this first reveal from the film hints. He was the creation of evil vamp Victoria in Twilight, now it’s the turn of a pair of scientists played by Carrie-Ann Moss and Danny Huston as Elizabeth and Victor Frankenstein respectively to modify Samuel into a potentially horrifying new creation. Except this Frankenstein is told from the Monster’s perspective and it’s with him that our sympathies will lie as his creators abandon him to a cruel and uncaring world. "This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity,” runs the synopsis.Samuel joins an illustrious line of actors to have played Frankenstein's Monster, »

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'Frankenstein': First Look at Xavier Samuel as the Monster

9 April 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We have the exciting first-look from Bernard Rose's Frankenstein starring Xavier Samuel, Carrie-Anne Moss and Danny Huston in this modern day adaptation of the classic tale by Mary Shelley. Frankenstein will world premiere this coming weekend at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. We also have the thrilling new synopsis that delves into this contemporary retelling of the horror classic!

Frankenstein is set in present day Los Angeles and told entirely from the perspective of the Monster. After he is artificially created, then left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.

Bernard Rose directed from his original script based on the Mary Shelley's classic novel. Xavier Samuel stars as the Monster, with Carrie-Anne Moss as Elizabeth Frankenstein, »

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Frankenstein: First Look at Xavier Samuel in Modern Retelling

9 April 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of those evergreen stories of creation, loss, and humanity, amongst numerous other weighty themes. In fact, there's rarely a year when at least one new re-telling of the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster is distributed either in theaters or VOD. Last year brought us the execrable I, Frankenstein, starring Aaron Eckhart as the suspiciously gorgeous monster and Bill Nighy as his Lucifer-esque nemesis; that's not even mentioning all the gargoyles involved in that movie. And this year, we'll see the release of Bernard Rose's Frankenstein, which updates the story to modern times and casts Xavier Samuel (Twilight, Fury) as a teenaged monster brought into the world by a pair of conflicted scientists, played by Carrie-Ann Moss and Danny Huston. The press release says that Frankenstein: is set in present day Los Angeles and told entirely from the perspective of the Monster. »

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Get Your First Look at Xavier Samuel in Frankenstein

9 April 2015 12:46 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

With so many various Frankenstein projects out there right now, it’s hard to keep them all straight, but today we have a first look at one of them, Bernard Rose’s version starring Xavier Samuel, and hopefully having a face to… Continue Reading →

The post Get Your First Look at Xavier Samuel in Frankenstein appeared first on Dread Central. »

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First Look: Candyman Director’s Modern-Day Frankenstein

9 April 2015 10:03 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Candyman director Bernard Rose has turned his eye to one of the most classic of horror stories: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Inspired by the concept a version told from the perspective of the monster’s journey, Rose’s adaptation is modern day, L.A.-set, and stars Xavier Samuel as Frankenstein’s Monster, as well as Carrie Anne-Moss and Danny Huston

The post First Look: Candyman Director’s Modern-Day Frankenstein appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

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Stewart 'in Talks' to Be Featured in Subversive Iraq War Homefront Satire

4 April 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kristen Stewart, 'Camp X-Ray' star, to join cast of 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Kristen Stewart to join 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' movie After putting away her Bella Swan wig and red (formerly brown) contact lenses, Kristen Stewart has been making a number of interesting career choices. Here are three examples: Stewart was a U.S. soldier who befriends an inmate (Peyman Moaadi) at the American Gulag, Guantanamo, in Peter Sattler's little-seen (at least in theaters) Camp X-Ray. She was one of Best Actress Oscar winner Julianne Moore's daughters in Wash Westmoreland and the recently deceased Richard Glatzer's Alzheimer's drama Still Alice. She was the personal assistant to troubled, aging actress Juliette Binoche in Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria, which earned her a history-making Best Supporting Actress César. (Stewart became the first American actress to take home the French Academy Award. »

- Andre Soares

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'San Andreas', 'Minions', 'No Escape', 'Hot Pursuit' and More in Today's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

31 March 2015 4:27 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Dwayne Johnson's latest actioner San Andreas is another PG-13 rated visual effects piece of disaster porn as the MPAA promises "intense disaster action and mayhem throughout". Can't wait! There's more PG-13 goodness in the Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara comedy Hot Pursuit, but the rest of this week's highlights are all R-rated, that is, except for the PG-rated Minions, but, well, you know... Two movies we reviewed out of SXSW are coming soon and both are rated R in the form of Adult Beginners and The Overnight. Also, the Owen Wilson, Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan "trouble in Southeast Asia" movie, No Escape, has an updated R rating. The original rating back in July 2014 was for "strong violence including a sexual assault, and for language", and this new rating is pretty much the same, but it's missing the "including a sexual assault" bit. Wonder what happened there... Finally, there's »

- Brad Brevet

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