9 items from 2015
The Paul Currie-directed picture was announced last year with Benjamin Walker in the role that Huisman has now taken over. Sam Reid (“Belle,” “’71,” and the upcoming “Astronaut Wives Club”) also joins the cast.
Huisman portrays a man whose life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m. He falls for a beautiful woman whose life is threatened by these strange events, forcing him to solve the mystery of 2:22.
The movie is produced by Walk The Walk Entertainment’s Steve Hutensky, Paul Currie, Wild Eddie’s Jodi Matterson and Icon’s Bruce Davey. Executive producers are Bill Mechanic, Todd Wagner, Ben Cosgrove, Jackie O’Sullivan, Todd Stein, Garrett Kelleher, »
- Patrick Frater
Exclusive: Aussie up-and-comer Sam Reid has joined the Paul Currie-directed 2:22 alongside Michiel Huisman (Game Of Thrones, Wild) and Teresa Palmer (Knight Of Cups, Point Break, ). Good Universe is selling in Berlin. The romantic thriller has gone through some casting changes, but now looks set with principal photography beginning on February 2 in Sydney.
In 2:22, Huisman plays Dylan Branson, a man whose life is permanently derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 Pm. When he falls for Sarah (Palmer), a beautiful woman whose life is threatened by these strange events, Dylan must solve the mystery to preserve a love whose second chance has finally come. Reid is Jonas, »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Michiel Huisman from “Game of Thrones” and “Orphan Black” has landed the lead role opposite Teresa Palmer in the psychological thriller “2:22” and he’s also in talks to co-star alongside Natalie Dormer in Focus Features’ supernatural thriller “The Forest,” multiple individuals familiar with both projects have told TheWrap.
Reps for Focus and Huisman did not respond to requests for comment.
- Jeff Sneider
Over the past decade, the way audiences are seeing movies has changed with the advent of VOD and digital streaming. These technological advances have allowed more and more filmmakers to bypass traditional distribution methods completely and go straight to their audience. The latest filmmaker trailblazing with the digital vanguard is actor/director Mark Webber with his third feature, “The Ever After.” Deadline reports that “The Ever After” will be a self-released affair available next month on the film’s site. This seems like the perfect – and most viable – option to reach audiences for such a low-key and intimate film. Co-starring, co-written and co-produced by Webber and his real life wife Teresa Palmer, the film follows a married photographer and actress as they struggle to make sense of their bond with one another. Melissa Leo, Rosario Dawson, Phoebe Tonkin, Joshua Leonard, Moby, and Scott Mescudi co-star, with Moby pulling double duty and scoring the film. »
- Cain Rodriguez
Exclusive: Married actors Mark Webber and Teresa Palmer make a bold foray into indie filmmaking in the digital era with The Ever After, a mostly self-financed drama the couple co-wrote, star in, and will release online worldwide on Valentine’s Day via direct-to-consumer platform Vhx.
Webber, seen recently in Jessabelle and Happy Christmas, and Palmer, known for her roles in I Am Number Four and Warm Bodies, star as Thomas and Ava, a photographer and an actress with a young child and a lovely La home who must confront their innermost vulnerabilities to save their marriage when trauma strikes. (Watch Deadline’s exclusive trailer above.)
In his third feature behind the camera after 2008’s Explicit Ills and 2012’s The End Of Love, Webber directs the partially crowdfunded drama which premiered last year at the La Film Festival. Filming took place in La and Palmer’s native Australia while Palmer was »
- Jen Yamato
I've already listed my top ten most anticipated blockbusters of the new year and now I'll take a look at the rest of the field as I've done my best to whittle things down to an even twenty films. So before you get in a huff that your favorite franchises aren't listed, just remember you can view all my anticipated blockbusters right here, I simply didn't know how to write the headline other than to just say these were my most anticipated movies without any further distinction. That said, I think I have a nice rounded list for you here. Obviously several from the major studios, but also a few overseas entries to spice things up. Plenty of Tom Hardy and Jake Gyllenhaal and a couple starring Rachel Weisz along with several of my favorite directors coming with new films for the new year. If you're wondering where films such »
- Brad Brevet
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has unveiled its 2015 line-up which includes films representing 54 countries, 23 world premieres and 53 U.S. premieres. The U.S. premiere of Niki Caro’s McFarland USA will close out the 30th fest. Based on the 1987 true story and starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello, the film follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. The unlikely band of runners overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well.
The festival runs from January 27-February 7.
Below is the list of World and U.S. Premiere films followed by the list of titles by sidebar categories.
A Better You, USA
Directed by Matt Walsh
Cast: Brian Huskey, »
- The Deadline Team
A self-acknowledged "showcase for Academy Award frontrunners," the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is often overlooked for the actual films that earn it festival status. An amalgamation of international discoveries and ’merica’s circuit highlights, the Sbiff curates a week of best-of-the-best to pair with their star-praising. The 2015 edition offers another expansive selection, bookended by two films that aren’t on any radars just yet. Sbiff will open with "Desert Dancer," producer Richard Raymond’s directorial debut. Starring Reece Ritchie and Frieda Pinto, the drama follows a group of friends who wave off the harsh political climate of Iran’s 2009 presidential election in favor of forming a dance team, picking up moves from Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev thanks to the magic of YouTube. The festival will close with "McFarland, USA," starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello. Telling the 1987 true story of a Latino high school’s underdog cross-country team, »
- Matt Patches
Happy New Year, dear readers! I hope you all enjoyed your preferred end-of-year holidays, and are ready to ring in 2015. And to mark the occasion, the Trailer Trashin’ column is back with a look at the Australian black comedy/thriller Kill Me Three Times.
Premise: Professional assassin Charlie Wolfe (Simon Pegg) is hired to kill Alice Taylor (Alice Braga), the singer wife of the wealthy Jack Taylor (Callan Mulvey). But the plan is complicated by the involvement of gambling addict Nathan Webb (Sullivan Stapleton), who is trying to pay off his debts through a life insurance scam thought up by his partner Lucy (Teresa Palmer), corrupt cop Bruce Jones (Bryan Brown), and surfer Dylan Smith (Luke Hemsworth), who is trying to save Alice from her would-be killers.
Note: Although this is not a red-band trailer, it does contain strong language and a few moments of blood and graphic violence, and »
- Timothy Monforton
9 items from 2015
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