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Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik Sign First-Look Deal

22 June 2015 3:09 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jeff Robinov‘s Studio 8 has signed Brian Kavanaugh-Jones‘ production outfit Automatik to a first-look deal at the Sony-based company, TheWrap has learned. Kavanaugh-Jones recently produced “Insidious: Chapter 3” and the upcoming Nicholas Hoult-Felicity Jones movie “Autobahn.” He’s also a producer on Jeff Nichols’ star-studded sci-fi movie “Midnight Special,” which Warner Bros. will release on Nov. 25. Automatik is currently prepping writer-director Zack Whedon’s “Come and Find Me,” an indie that will star Aaron Paul and Annabelle Wallis. Also Read: Stx Entertainment Nears 18-Picture Deal With China's Huayi Brothers Both Robinov and Kavanaugh-Jones aim to make filmmaker-driven movies, »

- Jeff Sneider

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Cinema Italiano: 2015 Venice Film Festival Predictions

15 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Now that we’ve come out of the Cannes ether, we can examine several of the names glaringly absent from the lineup that may potentially premiere on the Lido this fall. With controversial moves finding Garrel, Gomes, and Desplechin playing the Quinzaine, while Naomi Kawase and Apichatpong Weerasethakul got slotted in Un Certain Regard, we’re aggravated and pleased about some of this shifting around, but all in all, the main competition this year didn’t end up feeling like many programming risks were taken.

First off, to the general surprise of all, German director Maren Ade and British director Terence Davies were absent from the line-up, both with new highly anticipated titles (Toni Erdmann and Sunset Song respectively). Thierry Fremaux, arguably, tried to mix things up a bit with the Main Competition this year, inviting two female directors (Sacre Bleu!), including Valerie Donzelli and repeat offender Maiwenn (both titles »

- Nicholas Bell

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Aquaman Hooks Furious 7's James Wan To Direct

3 June 2015 3:09 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Aquaman.s solo adventure is years away from hitting theaters, but DC and Warner Bros are already full swing into assembling the film.s creative talent. Last year, Jason Momoa was cast as DC.s King of Atlantis, and over the last several months, different names have been dropped as candidates to direct the project . including Mud.s Jeff Nichols. Well, the search for someone to fill the director.s chair is finished, as Warner Bros has chosen Furious 7.s James Wan for the job. The Wrap is reporting that Wan has signed a deal to helm 2018.s Aquaman. Although the article doesn.t give any details on what the film will be about it, does describe the titular character as positioned "between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt" - though he is still committed to protecting the entire world. »

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Natalie Portman to be the First Lady in upcoming biopic on Jackie Kennedy

14 May 2015 9:18 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It looks like Natalie Portman will continue to rack up more projects to put on the upcoming list.

The Academy Award winner is set to play Jackie Kennedy in an upcoming biopic from No director Pablo Larrain, according to Variety. The film will chronicle the first four days in Jackie Kennedy’s life after the assassination of her husband, President John. F. Kennedy, when she lost the love of her life but won the love of a nation.

Portman’s Black Swan director, Darren Aronofsky, will produce the picture with production set to begin at the end of the year.

This isn’t the first project that Portman has committed to lately. She is already hard at work with Jane Got a Gun, which comes out later this year, The Tale of Love and Darkness, Weightless (the latest Terrence Malick film), and Planetarium.

Jackie joins a list of films that »

- Zach Dennis

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Natalie Portman to Star as Jacqueline Kennedy in New Drama (Exclusive)

14 May 2015 4:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Natalie Portman will star as Jackie Kennedy in “Jackie,” about the first four days in Jackie Kennedy’s life after the assassination of her husband, President John. F. Kennedy, when she lost the love of her life but won the love of a nation. Darren Aronofsky will produce while Pablo Larrain (“No”) directs.

Wild Bunch’s newly launched L.A.-based sales company Insiders is selling international on what is sure to be one of the hottest tickets at this year’s Cannes. CAA reps U.S. domestic rights.

Juan de Dios Larrain of Chile’s Fabula produces with Aronofsky and his partner Scott Franklin at Protozoa Pictures. “Jackie” goes into production at the end of 2015.

“ ‘Jackie’ talks about the days when Jackie Kennedy becomes an icon but has lost everything,” said Wild Bunch’s Vincent Maraval, who is overseeing Insiders. Aronofsky, who was president of the Berlin festival jury this year, »

- John Hopewell

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Wild Bunch's Insiders launches Olsen, Pine film 'Wind River'

13 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Wild Bunch’s newly created La-based sales company Insiders is launching Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan’s Wind River, starring Chris Pine and Elizabeth Olsen.

Pine is set to play a fish and game hunter forced to confront his past when he joins a rookie FBI agent in a quest to solve a murder in the lawless Wind River Indian Reservation.

It is a directorial debut for actor and wrier Sheridan, whose writing credits also include action thriller Comancheria, another hot property at this year’s Cannes market.

Sicario producers Thunder Road and Peter Berg’s Film 44 are producing.

Wild Bunch announced the launch of Insiders – focused on independent pictures with budgets above $15m – just prior to Cannes.

Its first Cannes slate also includes Jeff Nichols’ Loving, the true story of a mixed race couple who battled against a Us law prohibiting interracial marriage in the 1960s, and Sean Penn’s Flag Day.

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Jeff Nichols to direct Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga in Loving

9 May 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline has revealed details the latest project from Mud and Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols, which is set for release in 2016.

The acclaimed director is to direct Loving, a new drama that Nichols has written himself, and is set to start filming in September. Joel Edgerton (Exodus: Gods and Kings) and Ruth Negga (World War Z) will star in the film as Mildred and Richard Loving, the famous couple behind a civil rights case against Virginia in 1967.

On the project, Nichols is quoted as saying: “I was struck by the simplicity of The Loving Story, and I hope to make this a painfully beautiful film.”

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- Scott J. Davis

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Wild Bunch launches La sales arm Insiders

9 May 2015 10:20 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

First titles include Jeff NicholsLoving and Sean Penn’s Flag Day, starring daughter Dylan Penn.

Wild Bunch has announced the launch of a new La-based sales company, called Insiders, focused on independent pictures with budgets above $15m.

The new outfit will act as a sales service company for third party financiers, who will eventually also have the opportunity to take an equity stake in the entity. Insiders will be their independent sales agent, marketing their films to distributors around the globe.

Wild Bunch co-founder Vincent Maraval said the creation of Insiders was in response to the growing importance of equity financiers in the financing of independent film production in the Us.

“Over the last few years we’ve seen the American market for the financing of independent film change - with equity partners increasingly financing independent American films more than distributors,” he told ScreenDaily.

As a result of this trend, he said, Wild Bunch »

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Wild Bunch Launches La-Based International Sales Outfit

9 May 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Pan-European shingle Wild Bunch is launching Insiders, an L.A.-based international sales company that will be spearheaded by Wild Bunch co-founder Vincent Maraval.

Unveiled in the run-up to Cannes, the outfit will be focusing on the trading of independent films with budgets above $15 million and will give third-party financiers the opportunity to become equity owners, along with Wild Bunch, in the company.

“We started working on the creation of this new company a year ago because we noted that the U.S. market has become very dynamic and competitive with equity firms playing an increasingly important role in financing independent films; as a result we were taking less U.S. indie movies since we couldn’t match the financing – and especially the domestic risk portion — provided by these equity players,” Maraval told Variety. 

“Through Insiders, we’ll be able to access those films by focusing only on foreign sales »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Jeff Nichols Next Directing 'Loving' with Joel Edgerton & Ruth Negga

8 May 2015 11:03 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

While we wait for Warner Bros to figure out what to do with Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special, the filmmaker already has another project lined up. A press release sent out has announced that Nichols is attached to direct a film called Loving, starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, based on the couple behind the seminal 1967 civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia. Production is already slated to start shooting in September later this year in Virginia, meaning this is definitely next for Jeff Nichols, and Warner Bros is likely going to push back Midnight Special until after he finishes all the major work on this film. "I was struck by the simplicity of the Loving's story, and I hope to make this a painfully beautiful film," Nichols comments. Sounds good. Richard and Mildred Loving were married in June of 1958. As a result, authorities broke into their home, arrested them, and »

- Alex Billington

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Joel Edgerton And Ruth Negga Will Star In Loving, Mud Director’s Next Drama

8 May 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Jeff Nichols, who earned widespread acclaim for his dramas Take Shelter and Mud, has next lined up Loving, a drama he wrote and will shoot this SeptemberWarrior actor Joel Edgerton and World War Z actress Ruth Negga are attached to lead the drama in the roles of Richard and Mildred Loving, the couple at the center of 1967 civil rights case Loving v. Virginia.

The Lovings were an interracial couple who married in June of 1958, only for their union to be met with violence and legal repercussions. Authorities broke into their home, arrested them and sentenced each to a year in a Virginia state penitentiary. The sentence was dismissed on the condition that both of them left Virginia and did not return, a compromise neither wanted to simply accept. Over nine strenuous years, the Lovings battled against a racially prejudiced system to find their way home together.

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- Isaac Feldberg

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Jeff Nichols Picks Next Project

8 May 2015 10:37 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Writer-director Jeff Nichols’ next movie, "Loving," will star Joel Edgerton ("The Great Gatsby") and British actress Ruth Negga ("Jimi: All is By My Side") for a September 2015 start in Virginia. Inspired by Nancy Buirski's "The Loving Story," the film centers on Mildred and Richard Loving, the biracial couple behind the seminal 1967 civil rights case, Loving vs. Virginia.CAA brokered the deal with Big Beach and will handle North American sales at Cannes, where Wild Bunch will selling international rights. After the Lovings married in June of 1958, authorities broke into their home, arrested them, and sentenced them to a year in the state penitentiary. This sentence was suspended on the condition that they be exiled from the state of Virginia. Richard and Mildred would spend the next nine years fighting to get home.  “I was struck by the simplicity of the Loving's story," said Nichols, "and I hope to make this a painfully. »

- Anne Thompson

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Jeff Nichols To Direct True Story Drama 'Loving' Starring Joel Edgerton And Ruth Negga

8 May 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Filmmaker Jeff Nichols (“Take Shelter,” "Mud") might have been one of the unlikely writers of “Aquaman” (or at least one version of the script) and while there were rumors he might direct (though it sounds like James Wan will helm now), he’s pretty much out of the running as his next project has been announced.  Nichols will direct “Loving” starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga (E4's “Misfits,” and ABC's “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), a drama inspired by the documentary “The Loving Story” directed by Nancy Buirski (here’s our review) which was about a racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending mixed-race love story during the turbulent Civil Rights era. Here’s the official synopsis: Richard and Mildred Loving were married in June of 1958. As a result, authorities broke into their home, arrested them, and they were sentenced to a year in the state penitentiary. This sentence was suspended »

- Edward Davis

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Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga to Lead Mud Director Jeff Nichols’ Loving

8 May 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Filmmaker Jeff Nichols made a big splash with his first three films, Shotgun Stories, Taking Shelter, and 2012’s Mud, which in turn led to his first studio picture, the upcoming Warner Bros. sci-fi pic Midnight Special. However, instead of going even bigger for his next film after his studio debut, it appears that Nichols is going back to the world of indies. Per Deadline, Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga have signed on to lead the drama Loving, which Nichols wrote and will direct for a September start in Virginia. Inspired by Nancy Buirski’s documentary The Loving Story, Nichols’ film is based on the 1967 civil rights case Loving vs. Virginia, which was borne out of an interracial couple being sentenced to a year in prison simply because of their marriage. They were told their sentence would be suspended if they left the state of Virginia, and they subsequently spent nine »

- Adam Chitwood

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Joel Edgerton & Ruth Negga To Star In ‘Loving’, Next Pic From ‘Mud’ Helmer Jeff Nichols

8 May 2015 9:10 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Jeff Nichols, the director of the acclaimed indies Mud and Take Shelter, has solidified his next film. Big Beach and Raindog Films are teaming on Loving, a drama that Nichols wrote and will direct for a September start in Virginia, with Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga starring as Mildred and Richard Loving, the couple behind the seminal 1967 civil rights case Loving vs. Virginia. Big Beach will finance the film, which was is inspired by the documentary The Loving S… »

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Does WB have another awards player with Chilean miners disaster flick 'The 33'?

28 April 2015 3:54 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you don't believe awards season runs 365 days a year look no further than the news today that Alcon Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to "The 33."  Based on the Copiapó mining accident in 2010, the new drama centers on 33 minters who were trapped for 69 days in a collapsed copper-gold mine in Northern Chile.  Their plight captured the attention of the world and, surprise, Hollywood came calling.  Independently financed by Phoenix Pictures and Half Circle, "33" is being distributed in Chile by 20th Century Fox, but not in the U.S. The news Alcon came on board and Warner Bros. will distribute makes this a somewhat unusual story. Alcon announced that WB will release "The 33" on Nov. 13 which is smack dab in the middle of Oscar season.  Warner Bros. marketing and publicity teams have three other films that are expected to be awards players; Scott Cooper's "Black Mass," Jeff Nichols »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Maggie’

23 April 2015 9:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

They may be dead-eyed, gray-skinned and determinedly brain-hungry, but zombies have feelings too in “Maggie,” an improbably bred but surprisingly humane hybrid of flesh-eater horror and young-adult weepie. Though Henry Hobson’s hugely promising debut feature is generating buzz from the casting of a fine, low-key Arnold Schwarzenegger as the anguished father of a semi-zombified teen, it’s Abigail Breslin’s gutsy, nuanced turn as the reluctantly undead title character — at once a heroine to be protected and a mutant threat to be destroyed — that makes the film unique within its grisly canon, lending this Roadside Attractions release potential crossover appeal beyond the genre crowd. “Let’s enjoy the time we have with her” is perhaps the most ironic line in a nervy, relentlessly solemn exercise; formula-resistant auds, however, should gladly spend 90-odd minutes in “Maggie’s” company.

Having been amply covered by A-list studio productions and bargain-basement exploitation fare alike, »

- Guy Lodge

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'Magic Mike Xxl' and a potential Johnny Depp comeback top WB's CinemaCon sneaks

22 April 2015 12:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Las Vegas - Warner Bros. is still the grand old lady of Hollywood and the studio brought out a slew of stars for its annual CinemaCon presentation.  They also, unlike some of their sister studios, pretty much went through their entire slate for 2015 and dipped a toe into 2016.  What really got us percolating, however, were the first signs of a Johnny Depp comeback. Depp, who hasn't had a real hit since 2011's "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," wasn't physically in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, but his appearance in an extended preview for Scott Cooper's "Black Mass" was revelatory.  "Mass" is a biopic about the notorious Boston mafia boss Whitey Bulger who spent 16 years on the run from the FBI.  The footage begins with Depp as Bulger at what appears to be a card game or dinner.  He begins to joke around with John Morris (David Harbour). Within minutes, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Cannes 2015 line-up comment and reactions

16 April 2015 2:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Join us for Screen’s Cannes line-up live blog…Cannes 2015Full line-upNEWS: Cannes Competition shows attempt to shake things upCOMMENT: surprises and no-shows

Ever so quiet from the film PRs this morning. Is there something going on that we should know about?

Yes, yes, of course….it’s that sacred event: Cannes lineup day!

Time to put to bed weeks of speculation about the chosen few and reveal which films have made it into the most prestigious film festival competition known to man.

You can follow the entries as they come in here or stick with me for some idle speculation and gossip punctuated with genuine near-insight.

[Cannes is currently showing a very jaunty and occasionally stirring promo video of the fest. Very ‘Euro’].

Onto business….

Most prediction stories kept it tight, only mentioning about 75 possible entries. Every auteur from here to Timbuktu seems to have been tipped for a slot…

Screen towers did its own crystal ball gazing in the shape of Melanie Goodfellow’s excellent and comprehensive piece:

In case you don »

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

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Live Blog: Cannes 2015 line-up comment and reactions

16 April 2015 2:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Join us for Screen’s Cannes line-up live blog…Click here for the line-up of titles as they are announced

Ever so quiet from the film PRs this morning. Is there something going on that we should know about?

Yes, yes, of course….it’s that sacred event: Cannes lineup day!

Time to put to bed weeks of speculation about the chosen few and reveal which films have made it into the most prestigious film festival competition known to man.

You can follow the entries as they come in here or stick with me for some idle speculation and gossip punctuated with genuine near-insight.

[Cannes is currently showing a very jaunty and occasionally stirring promo video of the fest. Very ‘Euro’].

Onto business….

Most prediction stories kept it tight, only mentioning about 75 possible entries. Every auteur from here to Timbuktu seems to have been tipped for a slot…

Screen towers did its own crystal ball gazing in the shape of Melanie Goodfellow’s excellent and comprehensive piece:

In case you don’t know Mel »

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

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