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Lionsgate have picked up the North American distribution rights to that of Marjane Satrapi's new comedy thriller 'The Voices', starring Ryan Reynolds ('R.I.P.D.'). The film sees Reynolds play the role of Jerry Hickfang who takes evil influences from his talking cat and dog. Satrapi will helm from a script written by Michael R. Perry ('Paranormal Activity 2') and the Mandalay Vision, Studio Babelsberg and Vertigo Entertainment production will be presented by both Lionsgate and 1984 Private Defense Contractors. 'The Voices' also stars Gemma Arterton ('Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters'), Anna Kendrick ('Up in the Air') and Jacki Weaver. Hopefully now an official release date will be on the cards very soon »
Reynolds plays a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for the attention of a woman in accounting. We follow his perspective as his talking pets, a sinister cat and benevolent dog, lead him down a fantastical, murderous path. [Source: Lionsgate]
Kill the Messenger
Focus Features have announced a platform release starting October 10th for the Jeremy Renner-led "Kill the Messenger". Renner plays Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb who stumbles onto the story of millions in drug profits being used to fund CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contras. [Source: Focus]
- Garth Franklin
Lionsgate has acquired the Us distribution rights to the 2014 Sundance Premiere Section entry The Voices, directed by Marjane Satrapi and written by Michael R. Perry. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver.
The Voices was produced by Matthew Rhodes, Adi Shankar, Roy Lee and Spencer Silna. The film is presented by Lionsgate and 1984 Private Defense Contractors and is a Mandalay Vision, Studio Babelsberg and Vertigo Entertainment production.
The Voices is a genre-bending film which centers around Jerry, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for the attention of a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden turn, we follow Jerry's perspective as his talking pets, a sinister cat and benevolent dog, lead him down a fantastical, murderous path.
Director Marjane Satrapi had this to say about the acquisition in a brief statement.
"I am very excited and happy that Lionsgate is distributing my film. »
At long last, Iranian-born director Marjane Satrapi's buzzy Sundance 2014 title "The Voices" has a Us distributor. Lionsgate will handle the genre-bending film about Jerry (Ryan Reynolds), a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for the attention of a female coworker. When their relationship takes a sudden turn, Jerry's talking pets, a sinister cat and benevolent dog, lead him down a fantastical, murderous path. The film costars Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver and Gemma Arterton Sound quirky? You bet. Satrapi directed her much-loved tragicomic autobiography "Persepolis," Oscar-nominated for Best Animated Feature, in 2007. "The Voices" looks to be just as darkly funny and tonally outrageous -- Film.com called it "A loopy, ghastly, funny, morbid and unforgettable 100 minutes." »
- Ryan Lattanzio
One of the more intriguing films coming out of Sundance this year is without question The Voices, which stars Ryan Reynolds and talking animals. If you've been wondering when you'll be able to see it, we have some good news for ya!
Lionsgate has acquired U.S rights to The Voices so that means we should be getting some distro news soon!
This genre-bending tale centers around Jerry Hickfang, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for attention from a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn, Jerry’s evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog lead him down a fantastical path where he ultimately finds salvation.
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- Uncle Creepy
Lionsgate has announced that it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights for Sundance premiere "The Voices." The film is directed by Iranian-born filmmaker and cartoonist Marjane Satrapi, best known for directing the Academy Award nominated film adaptation of her best-selling graphic novel, "Persepolis." Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick and Jacki Weaver star. "The Voices" is an amalgamation of comedy, horror, romance and the fantastic. Here is a brief synopsis, care of the press release: "The Voices is a genre-bending film which centers around Jerry, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for the attention of a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden turn, we follow Jerry's perspective as his talking pets, a sinister cat and benevolent dog, lead him down a fantastical, murderous path." “I am very excited and happy that Lionsgate is distributing my film. I know my baby is in great hands, »
- Shipra Gupta
The studio has picked up Us rights to Marjane Satrapi’s Sundance world premiere.
Lionsgsate’s president of acquisitions and co-productions Jason Constantine, svp of acquisitions Eda Kowan and evp of business and legal affairs Wendy Jaffe negotiated the deal with CAA and UTA Independent Film Group along with Loeb and Loeb.
Panorama Media handles international sales. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
One of my favorite films I saw at this year’s Sundance Film Festival took me completely by surprise in the best way possible, and now you too will be able to enjoy the delightful wickedness of director Marjane Satrapi’s (Persepolis) dark comedy The Voices. Lionsgate has acquired Us distribution for the pic, which stars Ryan Reynolds as a loveable psychopath who converses with his dog, cat, and other disembodied parts in his droll apartment. As I said in my review, Reynolds is positively stellar in the lead role and Satrapi mesmerizes as she takes us inside the mind of one twisted individual, basking in all of the colorful eccentricities of his point of view. No details are given as to when Lionsgate will release The Voices, but the studio feels like a smart fit for the genre-bending pic. The film also stars Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver in supporting roles. »
- Adam Chitwood
Lionsgate has acquired U.S. rights to The Voices, the Sundance horror-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick. The movie is directed by Marjane Satrapi, the Iranian-born filmmaker who is perhaps best known for the animated movie Persepolis, who is making her English-language debut. Photos: Sundance 2014: Exclusive Portraits of Aaron Paul, Kristen Stewart, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana and More in Park City Voices, written by Michael R. Perry, centers on a genial but disturbed factory worker named Jerry (Reynolds) who has a crush on a co-worker (Arterton). Without giving too much away, things
- Borys Kit
The deal was announced six weeks after the film’s premiere at Sundance.
Producers are Matthew Rhodes, Adi Shankar, Roy Lee and Spencer Silna. The film is presented by Lionsgate and 1984 Private Defense Contractors and is a Mandalay Vision, Studio Babelsberg and Vertigo Entertainment production.
Reynolds plays a disturbed factory worker who yearns for the attention of a woman in accounting. His talking pets, a sinister cat and benevolent dog, lead him down a murderous path.
Satrapi previously directed “Persepolis,” based on her graphic novel, which won won the Jury Prize in Cannes.
Variety’s Peter Debruge gave the film a mixed review at Sundance.
- Dave McNary
In a competitive situation, Lionsgate has acquired U.S. distribution rights Marjane Satrapi's psychological thriller “The Voices,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and stars Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick and Jacki Weaver. Satrapi, the acclaimed Iranian filmmaker behind “Persepolis,” directed from a script by Michael R. Perry (“Paranormal Activity 2″). “The Voices” marks her first English-language film. Also read: Kristen Stewart's Sundance Drama ‘Camp X-Ray’ Acquired by IFC Films Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna produced the movie through their 1984 Private Defense Contractors banner along with Matthew Rhodes of Mandalay Vision and Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment. »
- Jeff Sneider and Lucas Shaw
Lionsgate announced today that they have has acquired the Us distribution rights to the 2014 Sundance Premiere Section entry The Voices , directed by Marjane Satrapi and written by Michael R. Perry. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver. The Voices is a genre-bending film which centers around Jerry, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for the attention of a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden turn, we follow Jerry's perspective as his talking pets, a sinister cat and benevolent dog, lead him down a fantastical, murderous path. The Voices was produced by Matthew Rhodes, Adi Shankar, Roy Lee and Spencer Silna. The film is presented by Lionsgate and 1984 Private Defense Contractors and is a »
Gemma Arterton Coming To West End With ‘Made In Dagenham’ Former Bond girl Gemma Arterton is set to star in a West End musical version of 2010 film Made In Dagenham. She’ll play Rita O’Grady, a role originated by Sally Hawkins in the Nigel Cole-directed movie. The show is a musical comedy about women who battled for equal rights at a Ford factory in Essex, England, in 1968. The BBC reports that Richard Bean, who wrote One Man, Two Guvnors, is penning the script for the show, which opens November 5 at the Adelphi Theater. Rupert Goold (Enron, American Psycho) is directing. Arterton recently starred onstage in The Duchess Of Malfi. Dave Heuten Joins FremantleMedia’s Belgian Production Unit FremantleMedia has hired Dave Heuten as co-managing director of its production arm in Belgium. The former Sbs executive will drive the creative vision of the business including developing and selling FremantleMedia »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
What Do We Want? Another Musical Based On A British Indie Industrial Film! When Do We Want It? Now! How About Autumn? Okay That’LL Do In A Pinch! Now put the placards down and rest your weary protest legs because the London theatre scene has heard your cries, planning a musical based on 2010’s Made In Dagenham, with Gemma Arterton taking over Sally Hawkins’ lead role.Admittedly, the idea of yet another musical based on a movie might have some protesting for other reasons, but the team behind Dagenham clearly thinks that Nigel Cole’s film (the second of his to aim for the stage after Calendar Girls’ non-musical debut) is ripe for adaptation. And with the success of Kinky Boots, they at least have a reason for faith.The story, in case you missed the original, finds female workers in the Ford factory striking for better pay and »
Rumours have circulated about the former Bond girl's casting for several months, after she took part in a workshop with director Rupert Goold. Producers have now announced that the run will officially start previewing at the Adelphi theatre from 9 October.
Arterton will play Rita O'Grady, who leads her colleagues at Ford's Dagenham car plant out on strike in 1968. Sally Hawkins played the role in the 2010 film, opposite Daniel Mays as her husband. Arterton's co-star is to be Adrian der Gregorian, who starred in Sweet Smell of Success at the Arcola theatre in 2012.
- Matt Trueman
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 27 Feb 2014 - 05:54
Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2010, and another 25 overlooked gems...
By 2010, Hollywood’s obsession with 3D movies was in full swing. James Cameron’s Avatar may have given audiences a taste of what the cutting edge of stereoscope could look like, but it has to be said that the movies ushered into cinemas in its wake were a decidedly mixed bunch. Toy Story 3's 3D was extraordinarily effective, yet Clash Of The Titans looked like a blurry mess. How To Train Your Dragon came to life in its flying sequences, but the less said about the horribly murky Last Airbender, the better.
Unless we’re mistaken, none of the movies on this list were shot or released in 3D, and few of them did particularly stellar business. A few got a certain amount of critical acclaim, »
Director: Marjane Satrapi
Writer: Michael R. Perry
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Sure, Ryan Reynolds turned in a riveting performance in 2010’s Buried, but his casting in Marjane Satrapi’s English language debut may feel a bit dubious, but an oddly mixed supporting cast, consisting of Jackie Weaver, Gemma Arterton, and Anna Kendrick, seems hopeful. We’re thinking screenwriter Michael R. Perry perhaps gives the best indication of the material’s tone, so fans of the short lived television series “The River” should be excited (though among his list of credits, “American Gothic” still stands as a bright piece of weirdness). Needless to say, The Voices is for some an intriguing end product, especially since Satrapi brought her regular editor, Stephane Roche along, as well as cinematographer Maxime Alexandre (who »
- Nicholas Bell
Brit Awards: ITV, 8pm
Funnyman James Corden is back once again to host the British music event of the year. The star-studded ceremony will be broadcast live from London's O2, with performances from the likes of Bruno Mars, Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams. Bastille and Disclosure lead the nominations with four each but David Bowie, One Direction, Daft Punk and Drake are also amongst the hopefuls. Who will come away the champion? Tune in to find out!
The new series of the BBC's detective thriller continues. Tonight, Fleming continues to work undercover in the missing persons unit following the tragedy at the hospital, but Denton appears to have a personal interest in the disappearance of 15-year-old Carly Kirk. The detective also starts to scrutinise the background of the AC-12 officers and gathers compromising evidence to use against the anti-corruption team.
Inside No 9: BBC Two, »
Winter Olympics 2014
Day 12 from Sochi brings the final figure-skating discipline of these games: the ladies' singles. First up, it's the short program, with the longer free-skating portion of the competition to come tomorrow. Those looking for something less delicate would do well to catch the opening run of the men's alpine skiing giant slalom, where flailing limbs and big falls are on the cards. Elsewhere, there's bobsleigh action, as the women's two-man begins its concluding run. Gwilym Mumford
Brit Awards 2014
Last year's gangshow of "great" British music felt very tame indeed – Ben Howard won two awards. But this year's looks somewhat more fun, with Bruno Mars following up his barnstorming Super Bowl performance, Pharrell getting Happy, and Disclosure and Lorde teaming for something or other. Even Bastille, nominated four times, are »
- Gwilym Mumford, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Jonathan Wright, Mark Jones, David Stubbs, Bim Adewunmi
Queen Elizabeth has the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London and a world-famous stamp collection at St. James's Palace. But ever wonder where she keeps her honorary BAFTA award? Somewhere she can always keep an eye on it: On top of one of her many television sets. The British monarch, 87, made the revelation Monday evening while entertaining actors and actresses at Buckingham Palace. With the Duchess of Cambridge by her side, the Queen greeted stars of film and theater such as Dame Helen Mirren and Uma Thurman as she celebrated her 60th anniversary as patron of the Royal Academy »
- Simon Perry
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