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‘The Artist’s’ Ben Kurland to Play Bruce Davison’s Son in Horror Film ‘Tell Me Your Name’ (Exclusive)

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‘The Artist’s’ Ben Kurland to Play Bruce Davison’s Son in Horror Film ‘Tell Me Your Name’ (Exclusive)
Ben Kurland, who co-starred in the Oscar-winning film “The Artist,” has been cast as Oscar-nominated actor Bruce Davison’s son in the supernatural horror movie “Tell Me Your Name,” TheWrap has learned. Jason DeVan wrote and will direct the exorcism movie, which he and wife Heather DeVan will produce under their DeVan Clan Productions banner along with Dylan Matlock. Ken Dunn will executive produce the indie film, which starts production this month in Georgia. Sydney Sweeney stars alongside Jessica Barth (“Ted 2”), Matt Dallas (“Kyle Xy”), Madison Lintz (“The Walking Dead”) and Kyla Deaver (“The Conjuring”). Also Read: ‘Terminator’s’ Michael Biehn Picks ‘The.
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There's Nothing Humdrum About this New Teaser for Mindless

We've already seen several behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Blanc/Biehn Productions' psychological thriller Mindless, and now it's time to see some of those images moving as the first official teaser trailer for the film has arrived!

The Mindless script was written by Alyssa Lobit, and the film features Hallie Jordan as a young woman with amnesia who pieces together her past... with deadly consequences. The cast also includes Lobit (Among Friends, The Victim), Ben Kurland, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, J. Michael Trautmann, Nick W. Nicholson, and Lorraine Ziff.

Jason DeVan directs while Vance Crofoot serves as Dp and editor. The film is exec produced by Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn via Blanc/Biehn Productions in association with Small Red Star Productions. Other producers include DeVan, Ziff, Jordan, Dylan Matlock, and Devon Biehn.

For more on all of the company's current projects, "like" Blanc/Biehn Productions on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter with @jenniferblancb,
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See the Latest Behind-the-Scenes Photo from Mindless

In mid-June we showed you several behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Blanc/Biehn Productions' psychological thriller Mindless, and now we're back with one more that, in honor of the 4th of July, is red all over!

The Mindless script was written by Alyssa Lobit, and the film features Hallie Jordan as a young woman with amnesia who pieces together her past... with deadly consequences. The cast also includes Lobit (Among Friends, The Victim), Ben Kurland, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Tiffany Shepis, J. Michael Trautmann, Heather DeVan, Cassius DeVan, and Lorraine Ziff.

Jason DeVan directs while Vance Crofoot serves as Dp and editor. The film is exec produced by Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn via Blanc/Biehn Productions in association with Small Red Star Productions. Other producers include DeVan, Ziff, Jordan, Dylan Matlock, and Devon Biehn.

For more on all of the company's current projects, "like" Blanc/Biehn Productions on Facebook and
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Get an Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes of Upcoming Thriller Mindless

Blanc/Biehn Productions' latest, the psychological thriller Mindless, features rising star Hallie Jordan and a script by Alyssa Lobit; and to help kick off your work week, we have a few behind-the-scenes photos from the set.

Jordan plays a young woman with amnesia who pieces together her past... with deadly consequences. The cast also includes Lobit (Among Friends, The Victim), Ben Kurland, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Tiffany Shepis, J. Michael Trautmann, Heather DeVan, Cassius DeVan, and Lorraine Ziff.

Jason DeVan directs while Vance Crofoot serves as Dp and editor. The film is exec produced by Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn via Blanc/Biehn Productions in association with Small Red Star Productions. Other producers include DeVan, Ziff, Jordan, Dylan Matlock, and Devon Biehn.

For more on all of the company's current projects, "like" Blanc/Biehn Productions on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter with @jenniferblancb, @michaelbiehn, and @blancbiehnfilms.

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All the Answers Are Inside this Teaser Art for Mindless

Just about a month ago we got word that Blanc/Biehn Productions was prepping yet another new project, Mindless, a psychological thriller that has already begun filming, and to kick off your work week, we have a look at the film's teaser art.

Rising star Hallie Jordan plays a young woman with amnesia who pieces together her past with deadly consequences. The cast also includes Ben Kurland, Alyssa Lobit, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Tiffany Shepis, J. Michael Trautmann, Heather DeVan, Cassius DeVan, and Lorraine Ziff.

Jason DeVan makes his feature debut, directing from a script by Lobit; Vance Crofoot serves as Dp and editor. The film is exec produced by Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn via Blanc/Biehn Productions in association with Small Red Star Productions. Other producers include DeVan, Ziff, Jordan, Dylan Matlock, and Devon Biehn.

“We needed a versatile young actor with a wide range to pull this role off,
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First Look at It's Hell Getting Old from Hellevator Man Anthology; First Word on New Feature Mindless

Two forces to be reckoned with have teamed up to bring us our first look at "It's Hell Getting Old," a horror short from director Patrick Rea that will be part of Blanc/Biehn Productions' new elevator-set anthology Hellevator Man.

Kansas City-based Rea's short stars Kip Niven (Jayhawkers, New Year’s Evil), Joicie Appell (Nailbiter), Victor Raider-Wexler (Minority Report), and Nancy Marcy. It was executive produced by Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Michael Biehn, and Lony Ruhmann.

The script, written by Rea, deals with four elderly people trapped in an elevator on their way to their 50th Class Reunion, and one of them may have forgotten to take some important medication. The film was shot in Kansas City, Missouri, and the director of photography was Hanuman Brown-Eagle.

In addition to a few behind-the-scenes photos from "It's Hell Getting Old," we also have the kick-off announcement for Bbp's Mindless, a mind-bending thriller that marks
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Carrion Road casts up

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John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins and Jim Belushi have joined Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane on Atlas Independent’s The Man On Carrion Road, set to start shooting on April 14.

Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego will direct the film based on Nils Lyew’s screenplay. William Green, Aaron Ginsburg and Andy Horwitz of Atlas Independent will produce and Mica Entertainment is financing.

Relativity International handles international sales on the story of a botched Mexican cartel deal.

Carrion Road marks the fifth film that Atlas Independent has produced since its inception in 2012.

Blanc/Biehn Productions and executive producer Lony Ruhmann, will begin production on Fetish Factory, written and directed by Staci Layne Wilson. Bbp has also begun pre-production on Mindless starring Ben Kurland and to be directed by Jason DeVan.
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‘Terminator's’ Michael Biehn Picks ‘The Artist's’ Ben Kurland to Star in ‘Mindless’ (Exclusive)

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‘Terminator's’ Michael Biehn Picks ‘The Artist's’ Ben Kurland to Star in ‘Mindless’ (Exclusive)
Blanc/Biehn Productions has started pre-production on the indie thriller “Mindless,” with executive producer Michael Biehn casting Ben Kurland (“The Artist”) alongside fellow rising star Hallie Jordan (“To the Bridge”), The Wrap has learned. “We needed a versatile young actor with a wide range to pull this role off and I feel we found exactly that in Ben Kurland,” said Biehn, who hand-picked Kurland to play the male lead. Described as being in the vein of thrillers such as “Memento” and “Side Effects,” the film stars Jordan as a young woman with amnesia who faces deadly consequences as she pieces together her.
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Casting Net: Colin Farrell must find love in 'The Lobster'; Plus, Miles Teller, more

Casting Net: Colin Farrell must find love in 'The Lobster'; Plus, Miles Teller, more
Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner) have signed on to star in The Lobster, set in a dystopian future where finding a partner is “a matter of life and death.” Dogtooth director Yorgos Lanthimos is making his English-language debut on the project, which also stars Ben Whishaw (Cloud Atlas) and Lea Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Color). [THR]

Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) and Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) are attached to star in Bleed for This, about boxing champion Vinny Pazienza who recovered and took the ring again a year after a devastating car wreck. Eckhart will play Kevin Rooney,
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‘The Artist’s Ben Kurland, ‘Mean Girls’ Hunk Jonathan Bennett to Star in ‘Deadly Retreat’ (Exclusive)

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‘The Artist’s Ben Kurland, ‘Mean Girls’ Hunk Jonathan Bennett to Star in ‘Deadly Retreat’ (Exclusive)
After breaking into show business with the Oscar-winning film “The Artist,” Ben Kurland has signed on to star opposite Jonathan Bennett (“Mean Girls”) in the horror comedy “Deadly Retreat,” TheWrap has learned. Jon Artigo will write and direct the indie movie, which he and Danielle Artigo are producing through their Artigo Indie banner along with Matt Kohler of Silver Hero Entertainment. Also Read: Sundance: Lionsgate in Negotiations to Acquire Elijah Wood’s Horror Comedy ‘Cooties’ Described as a cross between “Shaun of the Dead” and “American Pie,” the story follows a group of co-workers who travel to a remote cabin for their annual corporate.
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The Artist | Advance Screening Austin, TX

Smells Like Screen Spirit & The Weinstein Company invite you to RSVP for passes to our special advance screening on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 7:00 Pm in Austin TX. Synopsis: In 1929, actor George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a bona fide matinee idol with many adoring fans. While working on his latest film, George finds himself falling in love with an ingenue named Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) and, what's more, it seems Peppy feels the same way. But George is reluctant to cheat on his wife with the beautiful young actress. The growing popularity of sound in movies further separates the potential lovers, as George's career begins to fade while Peppy's star rises. Golden Globes - Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) Golden Globes - Best Actor (Comedy or Musical) - Jean Dujardin Golden Globes - Best Supporting Actress - Bernice Bejo Golden Globes - Best Director - Michael Hazavicius Golden Globes - Best
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Film Review: ‘The Artist’ is Magical Ode to Old Hollywood

Chicago – “The Artist” is the kind of film for which a critic feels an added responsibility. The fact is that I know that a large number of readers won’t go anywhere near a movie that is described as “a black & white ode to silent films.” Eek. Sounds like torture. And yet, I also know for a fact that a vast majority of those same readers would Love “The Artist.” This is a stellar piece of filmmaking, one of the best of the year. Jump on the bandwagon early for what will surely be one of the major players of the upcoming awards season.

Rating: 5.0/5.0

The Artist” isn’t just about the era of silent film, it Is a silent film. As hard-to-bear as that may sound, it is also one of the most joyous experiences you will have at the theater this season. The film drips with admiration and
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