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Icon, Alarm Pictures strike distribution pact

21 December 2015 4:50 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Bella Thorne, Rupert Grint, Jerry Ferrara titles among deal.

UK distribution outfits Icon Film Distribution (Ifd) and Alarm Pictures have struck a deal for Ifd to represent all future Alarm Pictures titles for digital, TV and other home entertainment exploitation.

The first titles scheduled for a Q1, 2016 release through Ifd’s digital partners include SXSW comedy Moonwalkers, starring Rupert Grint, Ron Perlman and Robert Sheehan, thriller Big Sky with Bella Thorne, and drama Club Life, featuring Jerry Ferrara, Jessica Szohr and Busta Rhymes.

Also on the slate are Dead Within, The Nymphets, Jamie Marks Is Dead, After The Fall and Enter The Dangerous Mind.

Alex Mandell, former Paramount and Wrekin Hill executive, and founder of Alarm Pictures, said: “I am incredibly excited to being working with the Icon team on my growing and rapidly expanding slate of content. 2016 is due to be a very busy year for Alarm and I am delighted that Icon are my »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Trailer for Moonwalkers Comedy, with Ron Perlman and Rupert Grint

16 November 2015 1:00 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have a restricted trailer for Alchemy's "Moonwalkers" action comedy, starring Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter). Check it out below. Plot: What if Apollo 11 never actually made it? What if, in reality, Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the Us administration? This is the premise of a totally plausible conspiracy theory that takes us to swinging sixties London, where a stubborn CIA agent (Perlman) will never find Kubrick but instead is forced to team up with a lousy manager (Grint) of a seedy rock band to develop the biggest con of all time. The new movie is directed by first-time helmer Antoine Bardou-Jacquet from a script by Dean Craig (Death at a Funeral). It's set to be released in select theaters and on VOD on January 15th, 2016. Trailer: »

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Afm: Australian Comedy ‘Less Men’ Reaches More Buyers

4 November 2015 4:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Distributors in more than a dozen international territories have signed up for “A Few Less Men,” the sequel to Australian wedding comedy “A Few Best Men.”

The film, which entered principal photography last week in Perth, Western Australia, has been pre-bought by Lucky Red for Italy; Modus Vivendi for Eastern Europe; Eastwood Holdings for Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Columbia; Italia Films for the Middle East; and by Galaxy for Vietnam. Studio Canal has acquired Australian and New Zealand rights. International sales are handled by the Sydney- and Los Angeles-based Arclight Films.

The picture is directed by Mark Lamprell (“Goddess”) and written by Dean Craig, who previously penned “Best Men.” Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall and Kevin Bishop all reprise their roles from the 2011 film, which was directed by Stephan Elliott.

Additional cast include Shane Jacobson, Ryan Corr, “The Sapphires” star Deborah Mailman, Jeremy Sims, Darren Gilshenan, Lynette Curran, Pamela Shaw, and Sacha Horler. »

- Patrick Frater

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Arclight closes early sales on 'A Few Less Men'

4 November 2015 1:36 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Arclight Films has announced the start of principal Photography in Perth, Western Australia, on A Few Less Men and a slew of key pre-sales.

Rights to Mark Lamprell’s sequel to A Few Best Men have gone 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 reprise their roles in the story of men who must take their friend’s coffin back to London after a crash landing leaves them stranded in the Australian bush. Dean Craig once again is the writer.

Laurence Malkin, Tania Chambers and Share Stallings and Gorean Films Limited are producing and Ingenious, Screen Australia, ScreenWest and Lotterywest, Arclight Films, New Oz and The Post Lounge are co-financiers.

Craig, Arclight chief Gary Hamilton, Mark Lazarus, James Vernon and Josh Kesselman served as executive producers.

Shane Jacobson, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Afm: Arclight closes early sales on 'A Few Less Men'

4 November 2015 1:36 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Arclight Films has announced the start of principal Photography in Perth, Western Australia, on A Few Less Men and a slew of key pre-sales.

Rights to Mark Lamprell’s sequel to A Few Best Men have gone 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 reprise their roles in the story of men who must take their friend’s coffin back to London after a crash landing leaves them stranded in the Australian bush. Dean Craig once again is the writer.

Laurence Malkin, Tania Chambers and Share Stallings and Gorean Films Limited are producing and Ingenious, Screen Australia, ScreenWest and Lotterywest, Arclight Films, New Oz and The Post Lounge are co-financiers.

Craig, Arclight chief Gary Hamilton, Mark Lazarus, James Vernon and Josh Kesselman served as executive producers.

Shane Jacobson, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ace cast for A Few Best Men sequel

4 November 2015 12:51 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Now filming in Perth,. the sequel to Stephan Elliott's 2011 hit A Few Best Men boasts a supporting cast headed by some top comedic names and a few who are better known for dramas. A Few Less Men sees Shane Jacobson, Ryan Corr, Deborah Mailman, Jeremy Sims, Darren Gilshenan, Lynette Curran, Pamela Shaw and Sacha Horler playing a motley array of characters whom the lead trio encounters on their way back to London. Directed by Mark Lamprell and scripted by Dean Craig, the sequel follows the lads played by Xavier Samuel, Kevin Bishop and Kris Marshall as they transport their mate Luke.s coffin across Australia after a forced plane landing strands them in the middle of the bush. Jacobson is Mungus, whom the lads bump into after he accidentally takes Luke.s coffin home with him. Corr is mad cousin Henry, Mailman is a cop, Sims is a pilot »

- Don Groves

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Change of director for A Few Best Men sequel

13 September 2015 3:03 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au 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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- Garth Franklin

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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. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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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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Navajo Joe | Blu-ray Review

1 September 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Kino Lorber brings the infamous 1967 Spaghetti western Navajo Joe to Blu-ray, an overlooked gem of the genre that’s long been shadowed by its troubled reputation and the continual disparagement of its lead star, Burt Reynolds. In retrospect, this Italian/Spanish co-production promises to be a bit too politically incorrect to be taken seriously considering the casting of American star Reynolds as a Navajo Indian (he is, in fact, partly of Cherokee descent, though not enough to avoid the necessity of bronzer and a black wig).

It’s hardly the first or last time we’ve seen whitewashed casting of Native Americans (Audrey Hepburn in John Huston’s 1960 western The Unforgiven comes to mind), and to many the casting seems to compromise the integrity of the title. Instantly reviled and dismissed by Reynolds in his second starring role during his transition from television to film, it is, nevertheless, a very »

- Nicholas Bell

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Ron Perlman & Rupert Grint Help Kubrick Fake the Moon Landing in Moonwalkers [Clips]

18 August 2015 8:37 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

L'Etrange just released their 2015 festival line-up and there are a ton of great looking films to add to our must watch list. The first that jumped out at me is Moonwalkers starring Ron Perlman as a CIA agent and Rupert Grin as a rock manager who join forces to help famed filmmakers Stanley Kubrick fake the moon landing.

This kind of "what of" scenario can yield some pretty fun movies and this European funded film looks like a ton of it.

The film is directed by Antoine Bardou-Jacquet and written by Dean Craig (Death at a Funeral)

Synopsis:

July 1969, Tom Kidman, a CIA agent, is sent to London to find Stanley Kubrick and convince him to shoot a fake moon landing in case the Apollo mission fails.

He doesn’t find Kubrick. He finds Jonny instead, the loser manage [Continued ...] »

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Bel Powley To Star As Carrie Pilby

5 August 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Fresh from her critical success in Marielle Heller's The Diary Of A Teenage Girl, Bel Powley has signed up for another adaptation of a novel. She'll play the titular Carrie Pilby, as director Susan Johnson brings Caren Lissner's book to the screen. Eddie Izzard, Tom Wilkinson and Jason Ritter are also among the cast.The coming-of-age tale involves the precociously talented Carrie graduating at 19 from Harvard, but struggles to fit in with and make sense of the wider world when she's cut free from the Ivy League institution. Visiting a shrink once a week at her father's urging, she's given a project: name the things she loves, do some of them, join something, celebrate New Year and go on a date with someone. We follow her awkward progress as she ticks the boxes.Kara Holden (Meant To Be) and Dean Craig (Death At A Funeral) wrote the screenplay, »

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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 »

- Patrick Frater

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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 »

- Sandy.George@me.com (Sandy George)

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Screen Aus funds three projects

3 August 2015 5:23 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au 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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Watch Community's Dean-Tastic Homage To Captain America: The Winter Soldier

20 May 2015 7:01 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Without Community, there's a pretty decent chance the Russo Brothers may have never gotten the opportunity to direct the near-masterpiece that is Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which would have had serious ramifications on the the future of the McU. However, fortunately for fans everywhere, none of that happened and the Russos are currently in the midst of shooting Captain America: Civil War and will helm Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 & 2 in late 2017. Community's latest paintball episode, which went live on Yahoo! Screen yesterday, featured a fantastic homage to modern espionage films such as the Russo-directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and it looks like episode director Rob Schrab had his old friends on the mind as he recreated the famous elevator scene from The Winter Soldier, with Dean Craig Pelton, played by Academy Award-winner Jim Rash, taking on the role of Captain America. Check out the funny scene »

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Radiant Films to sell ‘Carrie Pilby’ in Cannes

5 May 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Hailee Steinfeld and Tom Wilkinson will star in the adaptation of Caren Lissner’s Ya novel that Mimi Steinbauer and her team introduce to buyers on the Croisette.

Principal photography is set for September on Carrie Pilby, in which Steinfeld plays a genius Harvard graduate who tries to find love and happiness in New York with the help of a simple checklist.

Susan Johnson makes her feature directorial debut from the adapted screenplay by Kara Holden and Dean Craig.

Eddie Izzard, Vanessa Bayer, Jason Ritter and Ben Winchell round out the key cast.

Suzanne Farwell and Susan Cartsonis produce alongside Johnson, while Elaine Harris is an executive producer. UTA Independent Film Group and ICM Partners jointly handle North American rights.

“I knew I had to come aboard the project as soon as I finished reading the script,” said Steinbauer (pictured). “It is one of the most delightful and heartwarming screenplays I’ve read in ages. This »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'Moonwalkers' (2015) Movie Review

19 March 2015 3:16 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We all know the famous conspiracy theory suggesting Stanley Kubrick helped the government fake the moon landing. For some reason, this myth lives on in the minds of some people, but no one has really capitalized in the movies with exploring this theory. Moonwalkers looks to play with that even more by saying the request never even got to Kubrick but ended up in the hands of a lousy British band manager (Rupert Grint) and a violent CIA agent (Ron Perlman). What follows hopes to be a raucous comedy but ends up being a miserable, unfunny sit you just want to end. Everything is in place for some laughs. You have the fish out of water aspect with Perlman playing Kidman, a straight laced, very violent man in among a group of hippies. You have the 1960s drug culture to exploit for jokes. You have the absurdity of these talentless »

- Mike Shutt

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SXSW 2015, The Good: ‘Manglehorn,’ ‘Hello, My Name is Doris,’ ‘Spy,’ ‘Love & Mercy’ and More

19 March 2015 7:03 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

SXSW 2015 Film Review

complete coverage of the SXSW Film Festival 2015

The Overnight

Director/Screenwriter: Patrick Brice

Two families meet at the park and set up a playdate that has unexpected outcomes for all. Cast: Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, Taylor Schilling, Judith Godrèche. (film synopsis from sxsw.com)

Overall

It’s hilarious. The boundaries of bromance, marriage, friendship and even penis comedy are pushed to a very funny limit with this film. It’s great to see Schilling doing great work outside of “Orange is the New Black.”

Final Score: 8/10

 

Manglehorn

Director: David Gordon Green, Screenwriter: Paul Logan

Reclusive small town locksmith, A.J. Manglehorn, who has never recovered from his losing his true love embarks on a new tenuous relationship with a local woman he meets at the bank. Cast: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine, Chris Messina. (U.S. Premiere)

(film synopsis from sxsw.com)

Overall

You probably »

- Jeff Bayer

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