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Yrf Entertainment which is now all set to step into Hollywood, has joined hands with popular writer Arash Amel, of Grace of Monaco fame, and will be making a movie on the Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman. Known for her popular roles in movies like Gaslight, Casablanca and many more, Bergman has been an Academy winner thrice. However, the Yrf untitled will be based on the novel 'Seducing Ingrid Bergman' written by Chris Greenhaigh, which is the real life graphic love story of Bergman and war photographer Robert Capa, When asked Uday about keeping the love story of Bergman as the central plot, Uday said that Ingrid Bergman was an icon and her romance with war photographer Robert Capa is a story that needs to be told. He feels that it is a very moving story of a woman which also delivers a message that goes deeper than the life of just one woman. »
Yrf Entertainment has optioned Seducing Ingrid Bergman, a novel by Chris Greenhalgh, which dramatizes the real-life affair between the actress Ingrid Bergman and the war photographer Robert Capa. Arash Amel will adapt and will produce with Uday Chopra, as they did together on the Olivier Dahan directed Grace of Monaco, a film being released later this year by The Weinstein Company.
Speaking about this, Uday said, “There are certain untold stories which on hearing, one realises that not only is it a very moving story of a woman but it also seems to deliver a message which goes deeper than the life of just one woman. It seems to talk about all women through her, creating in her an icon. Ingrid Bergman »
- Stacey Yount
Yrf has optioned Chris Greenhalgh's book "Seducing Ingrid Bergman" which will be published in the U.S. next year.
Set in post-wwii 1945 Paris before the onset of the Cold War, the story follows a torrid, clandestine romance between the beloved actress and the celebrated war photographer Robert Capa.
The love affair set the stage for an image change for Bergman who broke free from the wholesome image she cultivated for herself, one that didn’t match her more complicated true self.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Amel and Chopra worked together on Olivier Dahan directed Grace of Monaco, a film being released later this year by The Weinstein Company.
Speaking about the development, Chopra said, “I believe that Arash Amel, who also wrote ‘Grace of Monaco’, is the perfect writer to bring this story to life and I’m very excited to have Yrf Entertainment bring it to the world.”
The script is nearing completion and other details will soon be revealed as and when the director and cast are locked. Yrf Entertainment’s Head of Development & Production, Jonathan Reiman, will be the executive producer.
New Delhi, June 6: Yash Raj Films (Yrf) Entertainment will co-produce a movie on legendary Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman. The production banner has acquired the movie rights of writer Chris Greenhalgh's novel "Seducing Ingrid Bergman".
Uday Chopra of Yrf Entertainment, his home banner's Hollywood wing, has collaborated with writer Arash Amel to co-produce the movie, which is expected to narrate the real-life affair between the actress and war photographer Robert Capa, as told in the novel.
The actor-turned-producer believes it will be an inspirational tale.
"There are certain untold stories which on hearing, one realises that not. »
- Meeta Kabra
Yrf Entertainment has optioned Seducing Ingrid Bergman, the Chris Greenhalgh novel that dramatizes the real-life affair between legendary actress Ingrid Bergman and iconic war photographer Robert Capa. Grace of Monaco writer Arash Amel will adapt and co-produce with Yrf Entertainment CEO Uday Chopra. Yrf Entertainment’s head of development and production, Jonathan Reiman, will executive produce. Exclusive Photos: 'Grace of Monaco' Images Preview Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly Yrf Entertainment is the La-based affiliate of veteran Bollywood banner Yash Raj Films founded by Uday's father, the late director Yash Chopra. As an actor, Uday will next be seen in
- Nyay Bhushan
Exclusive: Grace Of Monaco scribe Arash Amel and that film’s financier Uday Chopra have found another untold story involving an iconic actress as their next project together. Chopra’s Yrf has optioned Seducing Ingrid Bergman, a book by Chris Greenhalgh that will be published in the U.S. next year. Amel is writing the script and will produce with Chopra, who’ll finance the film, same roles they played on the Olivier Dahan-directed Grace Of Monaco, which The Weinstein Company releases this fall. Seducing Ingrid Bergman is the story of a torrid, clandestine romance between the beloved actress and the celebrated war photographer Robert Capa. Their tryst took place in post-wwii 1945 Paris, right before the onset of the Cold War and communist witch hunting. Amel tells me that the love affair set the stage for an image change for Bergman, whose The Bells Of St. Mary’s wholesome »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Directed by Phillip Stölzl
Written by Arash Amel
There’s a few distinct brands of action/thriller movie, and the most popular has always been “They Messed with the Wrong Man” (see also “Normal Guy becomes an Action Hero” and “Waaaarrrrr”) and Erased seems like an archetypal example. From the trailers and other advertisements, it looks like an absolutely hum-drum, boilerplate action/thriller of this mold, but there’s always hope that it’ll turn out to be one of those rare surprises that offers something new or interesting or is at least expertly made. Erased….is not one of these films.
The basic setup is this (stop me if you’ve heard this one): Aaron Ekhart plays Ben Logan, ex CIA badass now working for a company testing security systems in Brussels. Because his wife died of unspecified-itis, Ben’s also raising his tweenage daughter Amy, »
- Thomas O'Connor
Helmed by Olivier Dahan (“La Vie en Rose”) and penned by Arash Amel, the 1962-set pic portrays the part Grace Kelly played in the political conflict between French prexy Charles de Gaulle and Monaco. The same year, Alfred Hitchcock attempted to tempt Kelly back to Hollywood.
Gaumont will release the pic, which is in post, on Jan. 29.
The Weinstein Company, which is positioning the film as an Oscar contender, is unveiling the first footage at Cannes. »
- Elsa Keslassy
Just once, it'd be nice if the couple fleeing from a trigger-happy hit man through, say, a crowded hospital, would yell out -- "Run for your lives!" And if the hospital's in Belgium, say, it'd be nice for them to yell it in French.
"Erased" has such a scene, where Aaron Eckhart, as a security contractor whose company, bank records and recent history have been "erased," is fleeing with his daughter (Liana Liberato). And you can't help but feel for the innocent doctors, nurses and patients on gurneys who catch a bullet during the mayhem. Don't they deserve a warning?
"Erased" is a run-of-the-mill "Bourne" imitation in which covert operatives are desperate to tidy up a scheme in which American expat Ben Logan may be the only witness. It's an exposition-heavy thriller with that generic Euro-thriller blue-grey color palette and duller-than-grey villains, all chasing the good guy and his daughter through scenic Brussels and Antwerp, »
“Taken” meets “The Bourne Identity” in “Erased,” a familiar but energetic and entertaining actioner that has rolled into numerous territories since last August under the title “The Expatriate.” Aaron Eckhart toplines as an ex-cia operative on the lam with his teenage daughter from other, villanous espionage elements. Now making a belated, modest U.S. release — starting this Friday on a single Manhattan screen — this slick English-language debut from helmer Philipp Stoelzl (“North Face,” “Young Goethe in Love”) might have gone wider, despite its lack of B.O. names. Still, even minimal theatrical exposure should at least raise its profile for solid exposure in home formats.
Ben Logan (Eckhart) left the CIA — for reasons not explained until well into the proceedings — to work for the Antwerp office of a European company which makes devices that can penetrate the highest-security systems, presumably benefiting good-guy governments. It’s a job he’s held for just a few weeks. »
- Dennis Harvey
Untaken Legacy: Stolzl’s English Debut a Clunky, Derivate Actioneer
Originally titled The Expatriate, German director Philip Stolzl’s English language debut gets the dumbed down title of Erased, which unfortunately only makes it an easy target for jokes concerning what the film does with your time. While the film manages to avoid being completely asinine, nicely packaged and more smartly written than your general fare in the Taken vein, Stolzl’s film can never quite manage to feel like an original concept, instead feeling like a European tinged, anemic subset of the Jason Bourne franchise.
Ben Logan (Aaron Eckhart) is an expatriate American living in Belgium, trying to start his life over working for a multinational corporation specializing in high-tech security. Only recently, his 15 year old daughter Amy (Liana Liberato) has left the Us to come live with him, and the two don’t seem to know each other very well, »
- Nicholas Bell
Photos of two Jake Gyllenhaals in Denis Villeneuve's An Enemy, Anthony Hopkins in Thor: The Dark World, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson filming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dane DeHaan and Jamie Foxx in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Closed Circuit, and Jessica Biel in the long-troubled Nailed project.
While the episode has been pulled from the air, NBC will make the fourth episode of its "Hannibal" series available online as a Web series on NBC.com. The webisodes will serve as a bridge between last week and this Thursday's episode.
"Filmmaker Bryan Singer has confirmed the characters of Bishop and Warpath will serve as characters in the upcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'. It's though those are the roles that Omar Sy and Booboo Stewart will play…" (full details »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: After seeing his long affiliation with Warner Bros end late last year, producer Basil Iwanyk has taken his Thunder Road in an intriguing and entrepreneurial direction that might become the way producers embrace the end of studio overhead deals. Iwanyk has redrawn Thunder Road and made deals with Italia Films and China-based Fundamental Films. Italia gets distribution rights in Greece, Turkey and the Middle East, and Fundamental gets releasing rights in China. Besides getting an inside track on having Thunder Road films play in China, Iwanyk gets high seven-figures to fund Thunder Road’s development. In the configuration set up by CAA and Gotham-based investment bank Cea, Thunder Road will own the rest of the world on all of the projects, and has the ability to make domestic distribution deals with any studio in town. Under his new partnership, Iwanyk’s Thunder Road has already put together at least two star-driven projects. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Directed by Philipp Stolzl.
Ben Logan (Eckhart) and his daughter, Amy (Liberato) started a new life in Belgium after Ben’s job sent him overseas. He’s moved past the struggle of moving abroad and is at the top of his game with work. However, one stolen document leads the company into disrepair and Ben’s life is shattered; he and his daughter have to fight to stay alive once the conspiracy threatens everything.
Never underestimate the influence of a franchise; they may spawn a dozens to hundreds of similar films, setting the bar high, with not everyone able to improve on it. With The Expatriate it’s the opening with a John Powell-esque score and location subtitling that immediately harks back to Bourne. Replicating such a respected »
- Flickering Myth
The story is described as a high-concept, found-footage project. Despite having the same name, this is Not the Green Arrow in prison project that was in development a few years ago. [Source: THR]
Palumbo wrote and will direct the film which stars newcomer Samantha Mion as an actress descending into homicidal madness in Los Angeles. Patrick Scott Lewis also stars in the film which begins shooting in two weeks. [Source: Deadline]
The Infinity Principle
The story follows a physicist who discovers the secret of time travel, in the process tearing apart the fabric of the universe. »
- Garth Franklin
When the .Aaron Eckhart is an action star. thriller Erased hits VOD in April . with a limited theater run starting in May . the world will get their first look at a film written by screenwriter Arash Amel. More eagerly anticipated, however, is December.s Princess Grace biopic Grace of Monaco, which will bring Amel.s 2011 Black List script to screens in December with Nicole Kidman in the leading role. Neither of these projects is exemplary of theoretical physics, but Amel.s pitch for a sci-fi project titled The Infinity Principle has been acquired by Summit Entertainment, and will be produced by Basil Iwanyk through his Thunder Road Pictures imprint, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Perhaps Amel.s recent work on the sequel to I Am Legend spoke to his abilities to cross genres with ease. Not that anyone really needs for that movie to get made, but if it serves »
When will people learn? Time travel? It can really screw things up, man! Still, we do love the consequences that have resulted from such endeavors... monsters, dinosaurs, killers, assassins, Marty McFly... you just never know what'll happen. Hopefully Summit Entertainment will be keeping said chaos coming!
THR is reporting that Summit Entertainment has picked up The Infinity Principle, a sci-fi pitch from Grace of Monaco writer Arash Amel. The project will be produced by Basil Iwanyk via his Thunder Road Pictures banner.
In The Infinity Principle a physicist proves the possibility of time travel, and the universe begins to unravel as a result. At the rate this world is going, it couldn't possibly unravel soon enough!
Not sure how much this one will fit into our wheelhouse, but we'll keep tabs on it for you just in case and bring you more if need be.
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- Uncle Creepy
Summit Entertainment has picked up The Infinity Principle, a sci-fi pitch from Grace of Monaco writer Arash Amel. The project will be produced by Basil Iwanyk, the producer via his Thunder Road Pictures banner. In the story, a physicist proves the possibility of time travel and the universe begins to unravel as a result. Amel is an up-and-comer who wrote The Expatriate, a thriller starring Aaron Eckhart and Olga Kurylenko and worked on Warner Bros.’ sequel to I Am Legend. His big break, however, occurred when Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, the Europacorp co-founder who launched
- Borys Kit
Summit Entertainment has picked up an original science fiction pitch from Grace of Monaco screenwriter Arash Amel. The Hollywood Reporter says that the Lionsgate company will develop the film with the title The Infinity Principle . The Infinity Principle is said to follow a physicist who, after discovering the secret of time travel, accidentally causes the fabric of the universe to come apart. Basil Iwanyk ( The Town , The Expendables ) is attached to produce. »
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