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No Trace Camping Acquires Rights To ‘The Deal Of A Lifetime’ By Fredrik Backman

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Exclusive: No Trace Camping, the indie production company behind the Oscar nominated film Room has purchased the film rights to Fredrik Backman’s soon-to-be-published novella The Deal Of A Lifetime, which Atria Books is releasing on October 31. It’s about a man who sacrificed his family in the single-minded pursuit of success and the courageous little girl fighting for her life who crosses his path. Jeff Arkuss, David Gross and Jesse Shapira of No Trace Camping will…
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Toronto Film: "12 Monkeys", "Kin", "Molly's Game"

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Thanks to TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for December 2016, including "12 Monkeys", "Kin", "Molly's Game" and a whole lot more:

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12 Monkeys Season 3

TV Series

Gep 12 Monkeys B Inc.

Prod.: Michael Wray

Exec. Prod.: David Grossman, Terry Matalas

Oct 17 - Feb 17/17

Anne

TV Series

CBC/Netflix

Prod.: Susan Murdoch

Exec. Prod.: Miranda de Pencier, Moira Walley-Beckett

Sep 22/16 - Feb 03/17

Conviction Season 1

TV Series

ABC / Eone / Mark Gordon Company

Exec. Prod.: Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper, Liz Friedlander, Liz Friedman

Jul 18 – Dec 1 / 16

Food Market

Feature

New Metric Media, Sphere Media

Exec. Prod.: Mark Montefiore, Virginia Rankin, Michael Konyves

Dir.: Alain Desrochers

Oct 11 - Dec 16/16

Green Harvest

TV Series

Streak Productions Inc. / CBS

Prod.: Kevin Lafferty, Loretta Ramos, Aaron Baiers

Exec. Prod.: Bryan Fuller,

Heather Kadin, Gretchen Berg,

Aaron Harberts

Sept 26/16 - Mar
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Toronto Film: "12 Monkeys", Designated Survivor", "The Handmaid's Tale"

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Thanks to TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for November 2016, including "Designated Survivor", "12 Monkeys" "The Handmaid's Tale" and a whole lot more:

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12 Monkeys Season 3

TV Series

Gep 12 Monkeys B Inc.

Prod.: Michael Wray

Exec. Prod.: David Grossman, Terry Matalas

Oct 17 - Feb 17/17

Alias Grace

Mini Series

Halfire Entertainment

Prod.: Sarah Polley, DJ Carson

Dir.: Mary Harron

Aug 15 - Nov 15/16

Anne

TV Series

CBC/Netflix

Prod.: Susan Murdoch

Exec. Prod.: Miranda de Pencier, Moira Walley-Beckett

Sep 22/16 - Feb 03/17

Anne Of Green Gables

TV Movie

Gables 23 Productions Inc.

Prod.: Jim Corston

Exec. Prod.: Joan Lambur, Peter Williamson

Dir.: John Kent Harrison

Sep 12 - Nov 4/16

Black Mirror

TV Series (one episode)

T5 Mirror Productions Inc.

Exec. Prod.: Annabelle Jones, Charlie Brooker

Dir.: Jodie Foster

Nov 7 – Nov 30/16

Business Ethics

Feature

Business Ethic Film Inc.
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Toronto 2016 wrap

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The biggest deal to emerge during the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) came together before the event started, which says a lot about the acquisitions scene these days.

Distributors need no reminding of the treacherous terrain they occupy. Too many films continue to compete for a slice of the North American box office in a traditionally theatrical manner, only to fall short of expectations in an increasingly fractured marketplace bloated with consumer choice.

Buyers invest early in the best prospects and so Focus Features took worldwide rights off the table to Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming 1950s London haute couture drama to star Daniel Day-Lewis in a deal reportedly valued at $35m.

CAA handled that one on behalf of the filmmakers. Similarly, Wme Global and Good Universe touted an action-thriller package called Kin ahead of the festival and Lionsgate pounced on worldwide rights for what was understood to be in the mid-to-high $20m range.

“The entire
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Lionsgate snaps up 'Kin' in Toronto pre-buy

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In a second major pre-buy announced in Toronto that is understood to have closed on Friday in the mid-to-high $20m range, Lionsgate has acquired worldwide rights for its Summit Entertainment label to the action-thriller.

Jack Reynor, James Franco, Zoe Kravitz and Dennis Quaid will star in Kin. Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps will serve as producers alongside Jeff Arkuss, David Gross and Jesse Shapira, who will also finance the film through No Trace Camping.

Jonathan and Josh Baker will co-direct the feature, based on their short film Bag Man that premiered at SXSW 2015.

The story follows a recently released ex-con and his adopted younger brother as they flee a vengeful criminal, the FBI and a cadre of otherworldly soldiers.

The brothers’ only chance of survival comes when they get their hands on an ancient weapon of mysterious origins.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin on October 24. Wme Global assembled the package and handled the sale
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Toronto: James Franco, Jack Reynor Thriller ‘Kin’ Sells to Lionsgate

Toronto: James Franco, Jack Reynor Thriller ‘Kin’ Sells to Lionsgate
Lionsgate has won rights to science-fiction thriller “Kin,” starring Jack Reynor, James Franco, Zoe Kravitz and Dennis Quaid for about $25 million.

Wme Global handled the auction, which closed Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The film is financed by No Trace Camping. Daniel Casey wrote the script, based on the short “Bag Man” by Jonathan and Josh Baker.

21 Laps’ Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen will produce with No Trace Camping’s Jeff Arkuss, David Gross and Jesse Shapira. Production is slated to start on Oct. 24.

The short premiered at SXSW 2015. Reynor will portray a man recently released from jail who is forced to go on the run with his adopted younger brother, protected by an ancient weapon they’ve found. Franco will play a vengeful criminal and Quaid will play the father of the brothers. Kravitz will play a woman who joins the pair on the run.

The news
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Bloom brings 'Goon: Last Of The Enforcers' to Tiff

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Exclusive: Alex Walton and his team will launch international sales in Toronto next week on the ice hockey comedy sequel starring Seann William Scott.

Jay Baruchel directed Goon: Last Of The Enforcers and co-wrote with Jesse Chabot the ongoing tale of the sporting hardman. Wme Global represents Us rights.

The story picks up as Scott’s character Doug Glatt endures life as an insurance salesman after a shoulder injury forced him to quit his dream of becoming a big time pro player.

However despite taking the job at the behest of his pregnant wife, Glatt cannot resist the call of the ice and sets out to reclaim former glories.

Baruchel, Kim Coates, Elisha Cuthbert, Tj Miller, Alison Pill and Liev Schreiber round out the key cast.

David Gross and André Rouleau produced the film and Jesse Shapira, Jeff Arkuss and Evan Goldberg served as executive producers.

Magnet Releasing handled Us distribution on the 2011 Goon.
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Anne Hathaway to Lead ‘Live Fast Die Hot’, Elizabeth Olsen Joins ‘Kodachrome,’ and More

Soon to be seen in Nacho Vigalondo‘s highly-anticipated Colossal at Tiff, and next year in the upcoming Ocean’s Eight alongside a massive cast, Anne Hathaway has another project in her sights. She’s signed on to star in and produce an adaptation of Jenny Mollen‘s novel Live Fast Die Hot according to Variety, which is not a cross-over spin-off on the Die Hard and Fast & Furious series.

In fact, it is a collection of personal essays from the author that delve into adulthood, responsibility, and proving that you can travel alone without ending up in a Taken-esque scenario. Mollen herself has a particular set of skills as a writer and actress who lives in New York, who has appeared in films such as Crazy, Stupid, Love and TV episodes on Wilfred and Girls. The adaptation is in association with Warner Bros and one can check back for more details.
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James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, Jack Reynor to Star in Sci-Fi Film ‘Kin’

James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, Jack Reynor, and Dennis Quaid have signed on for the independent sci-fi action-thriller “Kin.”

Wme Global put the financing together for the film, which will begin shooting on Oct. 24, and will handle sales with Good Universe, which will launch at next week’s Toronto Film Festival.

Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen at 21 Laps will serve as producers with Jeff Arkuss, David Gross, and Jesse Shapira, who will produce under their No Trace Camping banner.

Siblings Jonathan and Josh Baker will co-direct the feature based on their short film “Bag Man” that premiered at South by Southwest in 2015. Reynor will portray a recently released ex-con who, along with his adopted younger brother, is forced to go on the run, chased by a vengeful criminal played by Franco. Quaid will play the brothers’ father and Kravitz joins the brothers’ journey as a trusted ally.

The script is written by Daniel Casey,
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Jack Reynor, James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, Dennis Quaid Topline Sci-Fi ‘Kin’

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Jack Reynor, James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, Dennis Quaid Topline Sci-Fi ‘Kin’
Exclusive: Jack Reynor, James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, and Dennis Quaid will star in Kin, a sci-fi action thriller that Jonathan and Josh Baker will direct based on their short film Bag Man. Daniel Casey wrote the script and 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen will produce with Jeff Arkuss, David Gross and Jesse Shapira, whose No Trace Camping produced the Best Picture nominated Room. While the focus at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival is finished films, Kin will be shopped…
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Liev Schreiber And Seann William Scott Return For Goon: Last Of The Enforcers

The cast has been announced for Goon: Last Of The Enforcers, the follow up to 2011’s Goon directed by Michael Dowse.

Entertainment One (eOne), and producers No Trace Camping and Caramel Films, have confirmed that Liev Schreiber will return as the iconic Ross “The Boss” Rhea alongside Seann William Scott as lovable enforcer Doug “The Thug” Glatt in the highly anticipated Goon: Last Of The Enforcers, set to begin production in Toronto on June 22nd.

Also reprising their roles will be Marc-André Grondin as superstar Xavier Laflamme; Kim Coates as Highlanders Coach Ronnie Hortense; and Alison Pill as Glatt’s love interest, Eva.

Joining the returning cast are stars Wyatt Russell and Elisha Cuthbert.

Wyatt Russell, most recently seen in the 2014 hit 22 Jump Street and starring next in Richard Linklater’s That’S What I’M Talking About, played professional hockey in Canada and Europe following a collegiate career at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
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Elisha Cuthbert Skates Her Way Into Jay Baruchel's 'Goon 2'

2011's R-rated raunchy-sports-comedy-with-a-heart-of-gold Goon is the latest comedy to be getting a sequel. And while law of averages are not in its favor when it comes to comedy sequels, Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Liev Schreiber and Alison Pill are all set to return and throw around hockey pucks as much as they do certain four-letter words in Goon: Last of the Enforcers. Joining them inside the ice rink, however, is Elisha Cuthbert. The "24" and Girl Next Door star joins the movie to play Pill's outlandish sister. Pill plays Eva, the love interest to rising hockey star Doug "The Thug" Glatt (Scott). This new movie finds Doug and his team, Halifax Highlanders, working with a variety of new players during a pro lockout. So it looks like Cutherbert isn't the only newbie in the Goon universe, and with production to begin on June 21 in Toronto under producers David Gross, Jesse Shapira and Jeff Arkuss,
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Actor Jay Baruchel Will Direct 'Goon' Sequel 'Last of the Enforcers'

Now this is good news. THR is reporting that the sequel to Goon, the awesome cult hockey movie starring Seann William Scott, will be directed by actor Jay Baruchel, making his directorial debut with this film. Baruchel is a major proponent behind the entire film, as he's co-writing the screenplay with Jesse Chabot, and also starring again as Seann William Scott's character's friend Pat. Of course they've got Seann William Scott back as violent hockey player Doug "The Thug" Glatt and they're already gearing up to start filming in June in Toronto. I've got a good feeling about this, it all sounds quite promising, especially with Baruchel. It was also revealed the title of this follow-up is Goon: Last of the Enforcers. Bring on the hockey fights. The film will be produced by David Gross, Jesse Shapira, and Jeff Arkuss of No Trace Camping and André Rouleau of Caramel Films.
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Filming Begins on Lenny Abrahamson's Room

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Lenny Abrahamson (Frank, What Richard Did) has begun principal photography on his adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s best-selling novel Room. Element PicturesEd Guiney (‘Frank’, ‘The Guard’, ‘What Richard Did’) is producing with David Gross (‘What If’, ‘Goon’). Executive producers are Andrew Lowe (‘Frank’, ‘The Guard’, ‘The Wind that Shakes the Barley’) for Element Pictures and Jeff Arkuss (‘What If’) and Jesse Shapira (‘What If’, ‘Goon’) for No Trace Camping. Emma Donoghue, Rose Garnett (Film 4) and Tessa Ross (Film 4) also serve as executive producers. The film stars Brie Larson (‘Spectacular Now’), Jacob Tremblay (‘The Smurfs 2’) and William H. Macy (‘Shameless’) and is being filmed at Pinewood Studios and on location in Toronto, and will be post produced at Screen Scene in Dublin. Donoghue is adapting her own novel, which tells the story from the perspective of a five-year-old boy, Jack, who is being held captive in a small room along with his mother.
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Joan Allen & William H Macy Book ‘Room’

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Joan Allen & William H Macy Book ‘Room’
Joan Allen, William H Macy and Jacob Tremblay have been added to the cast of Room, Element Pictures and No Trace Camping’s adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s 2010 bestseller that Lenny Abrahamson is directing. Brie Larson stars in the pic, for which A24 acquired U.S. right at Cannes this year. Shooting is underway at Pinewood Studios and on location in Toronto.

Larson stars as Ma, a woman kidnapped as a teenager who has been held captive for years in a tiny room where she lives with her 5-year-old son Jack. To the boy, it’s the only home he’s ever known. But as Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s own desperation, she knows that room cannot contain either indefinitely. Donoghue adapted the script from her book, itself partially inspired by the case of Austrian woman Elisabeth Fritzl, who escaped from a basement in 2008 after a 24-year
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Room goes into production

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Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus and Megan Park have joined Brie Larson on the cast of Element Pictures and No Trace Camping’s drama, which has started production. A24 holds Us rights and FilmNation sells internationally.

Lenny Abrahamson directs from a screenplay that Emma Donoghue adapted from her book about a young boy who grows up with her mother incarcerated in a small chamber.

The cast includes Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen and William H Macy. Elevation Pictures will distribute Room in Canada.

The shoot takes place at Pinewood and in Toronto, with Screen Scene in Dublin handling post-production.

Element PicturesEd Guiney produces with David Gross. Executive producers are Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures and Jeff Arkuss and Jesse Shapira for No Trace Camping, as well as Emma Donoghue, Rose Garnett and Tessa Ross.
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AFM: William H. Macy, Joan Allen Join Brie Larson’s ‘Room’

AFM: William H. Macy, Joan Allen Join Brie Larson’s ‘Room’
William H. Macy, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay have joined Brie Larson in the cast of family drama “Room.”

Room,” based on Emma Donoghue’s 2010 novel, is told from the viewpoint of a 5-year-old boy — portrayed by Tremblay — being held captive with his mother in a small room. The book has sold more than two million copies worldwide.

Lenny Abrahamson has started production in Toronto and is directing from Donoghue’s script. Larson plays the mother; Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus and Megan Park have also joined the cast.

Element PicturesEd Guiney and David Gross are producing. Exec producers are Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures and Jeff Arkuss and Jesse Shapira for No Trace Camping along with Donoghue, Rose Garnett and Tessa Ross.

A24 acquired U.S. rights to the film at Cannes. Elevation Pictures is distributing the film in Canada. UTA handled the domestic sale. FilmNation Entertainment is handling international sales at Afm.
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New What If Clip Shows Daniel Radcliffe And Zoe Kazan Becoming Friends

What If gives a slightly different spin on romantic comedies, and more importantly, it gives Zoe Kazan a chance to get the exposure she deserves.

More than just your typical rom-com, What If spins the “friendship” question into new nooks and crannies of the relationship world, and does so from the perspective of some excessively quirky characters. Daniel Radcliffe, who to me has had varying levels of success attempting a wide array of characters, looks to have this role nailed down… possibly because there is a bit of Harry Potter about Wallace.

The new clip below expands on the “friendship bargain” you get in the trailer above, and is a pretty clever moment for the film.

Check it out, and make sure you have August 8th on your calendar.

What If Clip – The Girl With a Boyfriend

What If is the story of medical school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), who
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Daniel Radcliffe’s ‘The F Word’ Re-titled ‘What If,’ Set for Aug. 1 Release

Daniel Radcliffe’s ‘The F Word’ Re-titled ‘What If,’ Set for Aug. 1 Release
CBS Films is no longer saying “The F Word,” re-titling the romantic comedy “What If” and setting it for an August release in the U.S.

“What If” will open in New York and Los Angeles on Aug. 1 and expand during the following two weekends.

CBS Films paid around $2.5 million for the U.S. rights to the project after its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September.

Directed by Michael Dowse (“Goon”), “The F Word” stars Daniel Radcliffe as a medical school dropout and romantic who meets an animator, played by Zoe Kazan. The relationship clicks, despite the fact that she is already living with her boyfriend (Rafe Spall).

Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, Megan Park and Oona Chaplin also star. Producers are David Gross, Jesse Shapira, Jeff Arkuss, Macdara Kelleher and Andre Rouleau.

Variety’s Justin Chang gave “The F Word” a strong review at Toronto, calling the lead performances “sparkling.
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F Word sells out for eOne

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eOne Films International has reported a roaring trade in Toronto on No Trace Camping’s Michael Dowse rom-com The F Word starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan.

eOne financed the film and entered the festival with Canadian and UK rights. It will now distribute directly in Australia and New Zealand, Benelux and Spain.

Rights have gone to German-speaking Europe (Telepool), France (Snd), Cis and Baltics (Carmen), Latin America (Sun Distribution), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Portugal (Lusomundo), Turkey (Mars Sinema), Middle East (Front Row), Thailand (Mono Film Company), China (Hgc Entertainment), former Yugoslavia (Discovery Film), Hong Kong (Gold Scene), Iceland (Scanbox), India (Pictureworks), Israel (Shani), Nigeria (Red Mist), South Africa (Nu Metro) and Airlines (Cinesky).

The sales agent is in active negotiations for Japan, Australia, South Korea and Taiwan. CBS Films acquired Us rights earlier in the week.

The F Word charts the course of a relationship between two best friends who enjoy strong chemistry. Adam Driver and [link
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