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London-based sales company WestEnd Films has acquired international rights to “Shoplifters of the World,” a comedy starring Joe Manganiello, “American Honey” breakout actress Sasha Lane, and Ellar Coltrane from “Boyhood.”
The movie is written and directed by Stephen Kijak (“We Are X,” “Scott Walker — 30 Century Man,” “Stones in Exile”), and is produced by Untitled Entertainment’s Laura Rister (“Lawless,” “Margin Call”) and 3:59’s Joe and Nick Manganiello.
The film also stars Isabelle Fuhrman (“The Hunger Games,” “Orphan,” “Masters of Sex”), Nick Krause (“The Descendants,” “Boyhood”) and James Bloor (the upcoming “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”). The crew includes music supervisor Liz Gallacher (“Elysium,” “Marley,” “Resident Evil”).
The film is a “witty and spirited comedy, inspired by true events, set over the course of one night in the life of four friends that are reeling from the sudden dissolution of iconic British band The Smiths, while the local »
- Leo Barraclough
Sasha Lane captivated critics and audiences with her performance in “American Honey.” The breakout star has been in demand since the film debuted at Cannes, but has chosen to stay in the indie realm with her follow-up films.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Lane has now joined the cast of the drama “Shoplifters of the World Unite,” written and directed by Stephen Kijak. The story chronicles the day when The Smith’s lead singer Morrissey announced that the band was officially breaking up. Distraught with the news and filled with sadness, a young boy takes a gun to the Kiss 101 radio tower and demands that the DJ (portrayed by Joe Manganiello) play The Smiths for the entire night.
- Liz Calvario
Here's something that plays into the current obsession with technology: Darwin.
The movie stars Nick Krause as Darwin, a young man living in a dystopian society where the outside world has been destroyed. Darwin spends his days in front of a computer screen playing games and dreaming about girls but when his living space encounters a malfunction that leaves him without food or water, he ventures outside where he discovers a perfectly healthy world. He's obviously being lied to but to what end?
What I love most of the trailer is just how retro it feels. From the [Continued ...] »
Miles Teller is blonde now. The “Whiplash” and “War Dogs” star is currently sporting a mop of electric yellow hair, courtesy of Joseph Kosinski’s currently filming “Granite Mountain,” which casts Teller as a firefighter tasked with battling a wicked Arizona wildfire back in 2013. For Teller, it’s the next big step in a seemingly ever-evolving feature film career that, less than a six years in, already contains starring roles in festival favorites, Oscar contenders, superhero franchises and bawdy comedies.
In Teller’s newest feature, the Todd Phillips-directed “War Dogs,” the actor again changes direction, thanks to an action comedy that casts the actor alongside Jonah Hill as a pair of unlikely arms dealers who get in over their heads when they attempt to close a big deal with the U.S. government. But although the film has all the hallmarks of a Phillips film – namely, it’s about »
- Kate Erbland
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