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Kate Beckinsale In Talks To Star In D.J. Caruso’s The Disappointments Room

31 October 2013 6:02 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Kate Beckinsale (Contraband, Underworld) is in negotiations to star in the thriller The Disappointments Room, to be directed by D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) , from an original screenplay by Wentworth Miller (Stoker).

Hoping to repair their failing marriage, Dana (Beckinsale) and Dave move, with their son Jeremy, into a dilapidated country manor near an aging Eastern seaboard town. In the course of renovating their new home, Dana discovers a small locked door in the corner of the attic that hadn’t appeared in the house’s blueprints. The ghost of a young girl appears and beckons her to open the door. But the spirits of those who protect the room’s terrifying secret return to make sure that the room remains closed forever.

The film will begin shooting on February 3, 2014 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The announcement was made today by producers, Geyer Kosinski of Media Talent Group and Mark Damon »

- Michelle McCue

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Afm: Kate Beckinsale’s ‘The Disappointments Room’ Shooting in February

31 October 2013 5:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kate Beckinsale is in negotiations to star in indie thriller “The Disappointments Room,” with shooting starting Feb. 3 in Greensboro, N.C.

Foresight Unlimited is handling international sales and will introduce the project to buyers next week at the American Film Market.

Producers are Geyer Kosinski of Media Talent Group and Mark Damon of Foresight. Envision Entertainment, PalmStar Media Capital and Merced Media Partners will co-finance.

Disturbia” helmer D.J. Caruso is directing from a screenplay by Wentworth Miller.

Beckinsale would portray a mother who moves into a dilapidated country manor near an aging Eastern seaboard town. There in the attic she discovers a small locked door — and the ghost of a young girl beckoning her to open it.

The film will be exec produced by Demarest FilmsSam Englebardt and Bill Johnson,  Foresight’s Tamara Birkemoe, PalmStar’s Kevin Frakes, Merced Media’s Raj Brinder Singh and Envision’s Remington Chase and Stepan Martirosyan. »

- Dave McNary

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Afm: Justin Timberlake’s ‘Spinning Gold’ Draws Spike Lee

30 October 2013 5:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spike Lee has come on board to direct Justin Timberlake starrer “Spinning Gold,” a biopic about record exec Neil Bogart.

Foresight Unlimited is set to update international buyers on the project at the American Film Market next week. Foresight began selling territories at Cannes, hosting a private event on the Croisette for distributors.

CAA, which reps Lee, said the deal has not closed.

Bogart is credited with discovering Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight, Kiss, Parliament, Donna Summer and the Village People. Project aims to tell the rags-to-riches story of a poor kid from Brooklyn who defined pop music before his death from cancer in 1982 at age 39.

Timberlake has been attached to star since 2011. Film is expected to start shooting in the middle of next year.

Foresight’s CEO Mark Damon will produce alongside Timberlake, Laurence Mark and Boardwalk Entertainment’s Timothy Scott Bogart and Gary A. Randall. Joyce Bogart-Trabulus »

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Toronto: Emmett/Furla/Oasis Receives $125 Million, Covering 2 Martin Scorsese Films

10 September 2013 1:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Belgian financier Corsan Nv will invest $125 million in a slate of films with financier/producer Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films — including Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” and “The Irishman.”

The coin will also be used to finance Bruce Willis actioner “Expiration,” Vin Diesel’s “The Last Witch Hunter” and Baltasar Kormakur’s “Everest.”

The funding alliance was announced Tuesday at the Toronto Film Festival by Randall Emmett, George Furla and Corsan CEO Paul Breuls.

Everest,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke and Josh Brolin, will be the first title covered by the funds. Lensing begins in November on the film, with Working Title producing and Universal handling the release domestically.

Corsan has started selling international territories on “Expiration,” which begins production in January. “Witch Hunter” begins shooting in March with Breck Eisner directing Diesel and Lionsgate releasing.

“We are excited about this long term arrangement with Paul and Corsan,” Emmett said. “Paul is »

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Emmett/Furla Films Enters Tentpole Fray With Hasbro

4 September 2013 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In an ironic way, toymaker Hasbro is helping Randall Emmett and George Furla grow up.

As film financiers, the producers have built a reputation for making mid-range-budgeted action films such as “2 Guns,” “Righteous Kill” and the reboots of “Conan the Barbarian” and “Rambo,” aimed at males that frequent the megaplex.

But when they landed a three-picture deal with Hasbro last year, Randall Emmett and George Furla turned heads. With adaptations of games Monopoly and Hungry Hungry Hippos and the Action Man toy, the producers now find themselves in the tentpole biz, a four-quadrant arena where they haven’t played before.

Monopoly” will be the first project to go into production, in 2014, followed by “Hungry Hungry Hippos,” Emmett/Furla’s first foray into animation.

Hasbro has been looking to get a “Monopoly” movie on the bigscreen since 2009, and the project, which has Ridley Scott attached as a producer, will likely begin production next summer. »

- Marc Graser

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Emmett/Furla Films Turns 15

3 September 2013 7:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Randall Emmett and George Furla have come a long way since they met rather inauspiciously 15 years ago.

Emmett (above, right) had worked for Jerry Bruckheimer, ICM and Mark Wahlberg. At that point he was on his own, looking to get financing for “Speedway Junky,” with Darryl Hannah attached and Gus van Sant exec producing.

And Furla? He was a hedge fund manager. What more could any aspiring indie shingle ask for?

“I met George at a Mexican restaurant and he started writing checks that I thought would bounce,” Emmett recalls. “He was wearing sweat pants.”

But it wasn’t long before “we wound up spending $1.5 million and going to Berlin.” “Junky” was released in 1999.

But while they may not have expected much from that first meeting, they brought to it a combination of industry savvy and seasoned financial chops. Now, 15 years later, the duo have credits on more than 70 films »

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Emmett/Furla Films Turns 15

3 September 2013 7:55 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Randall Emmett and George Furla have come a long way since they met rather inauspiciously 15 years ago.

Emmett (above, right) had worked for Jerry Bruckheimer, ICM and Mark Wahlberg. At that point he was on his own, looking to get financing for “Speedway Junky,” with Darryl Hannah attached and Gus van Sant exec producing.

And Furla? He was a hedge fund manager. What more could any aspiring indie shingle ask for?

“I met George at a Mexican restaurant and he started writing checks that I thought would bounce,” Emmett recalls. “He was wearing sweat pants.”

But it wasn’t long before “we wound up spending $1.5 million and going to Berlin.” “Junky” was released in 1999.

But while they may not have expected much from that first meeting, they brought to it a combination of industry savvy and seasoned financial chops. Now, 15 years later, the duo have credits on more than 70 films »

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John Moore To Helm Fact-Based Thriller ‘The Englishman’

9 August 2013 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Foresight Unlimited and Envision Entertainment have most recently collaborated on Wahlberg and Washington’s actioner 2 Guns but they will once again join forces to produce and finance an adaptation of Will Scully‘s bestselling novel, ‘Once a Pilgrim’. The film will be retitled as The Englishman and will be a ‘real-time’ set thriller centred on a former Sas officer-turned-mercenary, who gets caught up in a military coup in South Africa where he single-handedly takes on the enemy until he can get the innocent civilians to safety.

The Englishman will have relatively modest $30 million budget with A Good Day To Die Hard and Max Payne’s much-maligned John Moore directing from a screenplay by Terminator 2′s William Wisher. Shooting is scheduled for South Africa early next year. We’ll bring you casting details as they’re announced. The press release below gives all the details.

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- Craig Hunter

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The Englishman Gets Director John Moore

8 August 2013 9:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Foresight Unlimited and Envision Entertainment, who previously collaborated on the current box office hit, 2 Guns, produced by Marc Platt and Emmett/Furla and starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, have come aboard to produce and finance The Englishman. Blockbuster director John Moore (A Good Day to Die Hard, Behind Enemy Lines) is attached to helm the film from a screenplay written by William Wisher Jr. (Terminator 2: Judgment Day). Foresight Unlimited will also be handling worldwide sales for the film.

Mark Damon will produce the $30M action film alongside James Gibb, Benedict Carver, Timothy Wayne Peternel, and John Moore.

The Englishman was developed by London-based Derby Street Films. Derby Street's Nicola Horlick and Rachel Green are executive producing, together with Shaun Redick, Ray Mansfield, Ash Shah, Chris Hanley, Peter Veverka, and Foresight's President, Tamara Birkemoe. Envision Entertainment's Stepan Martirosyan, Vitaly Grigoriants, and Remington Chase will also be executive producers on the film. »

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Foresight, Envision set Englishman

8 August 2013 7:39 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Foresight Unlimited and Envision Entertainment, riding high on the number one North American release of 2 Guns, will finance and produce the $30m action film.

A Good Day To Die Hard director John Moore is on board The Englishman and will direct from a screenplay by William Wisher. Foresight will handle worldwide sales.

Foresight founder and head Mark Damon [pictured] will produce alongside James Gibb, Benedict Carver, Tim Peternel and Moore. Production is set for early next year in South Africa.

The Englishman is based on the book Once A Pilgrim by former Sas officer turned mercenary Will Scully and recounts the time he rescued innocent civilians trapped inside an African hotel during a coup.

London-based Derby Street Films developed the screenplay and the company’s Nicola Horlick and Rachel Green serve as executive producers with Shaun Redick, Ray Mansfield, Ash Shah, Chris Hanley, Peter Veverka, Foresight president Tamara Birkemoe and Envision’s Stepan Martirosyan, Vitaly Grigoriants »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Director John Moore Set To Helm The Englishman

8 August 2013 7:02 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Foresight Unlimited and Envision Entertainment have come aboard to produce and finance The Englishman.

Director John Moore (A Good Day To Die Hard, Behind Enemy Lines) is attached to helm the film from a screenplay written by William Wisher (Terminator 2: Judgment Day). Foresight Unlimited will also be handling worldwide sales for the film.

Mark Damon will produce the $30M action film alongside James Gibb, Benedict Carver, Tim Peternel, and Moore.

The Englishman was developed by London-based Derby Street Films. Derby Street’s Nicola Horlick and Rachel Green are executive producing, together with Shaun Redick, Ray Mansfield, Ash Shah, Chris Hanley, Peter Veverka, and Foresight’s President, Tamara Birkemoe. Envision Entertainment’s Stepan Martirosyan, Vitaly Grigoriants, and Remington Chase will also be executive producers on the film.

Set to shoot in South Africa early next year, The Englishman is a true story based on the book “Once a Pilgrim” by Will Scully. »

- Michelle McCue

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‘Die Hard 5′ Director John Moore on Board ‘The Englishman’ (Exclusive)

8 August 2013 6:22 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Moore, director of “A Good Day to Die Hard,” has come on board Africa-set action project “The Englishman” with Foresight Unlimited and Envision Entertainment producing and financing.

Foresight and Envision, which collaborated on “2 Guns,” plan to start shooting in South Africa early next year. Foresight topper Mark Damon will produce the $30 million film alongside James Gibb, Benedict Carver, Tim Peternel and Moore.

Moore, who also directed “Behind Enemy Lines” and “The Omen,” will direct from a screenplay by William Wisher (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”). Foresight Unlimited will also be handling worldwide sales once the project is cast.

Damon told Variety that producers will begin to cast the film next week.

The story is based on Will Scully’s 1997 book “Once a Pilgrim: The True Story of One Man’s Courage Under Rebel Fire,” which recounted efforts by the ex-Special Air Service soldier and his former regiment, known as the “Pilgrims, »

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’2 Guns’ Financer Emmett/Furla Receives Coin From Oasis Ventures

22 July 2013 12:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Emmett/Furla Films, a financer of the Mark Wahlberg-Denzel Washington actioner “2 Guns,” has found new financing from the Middle East by selling an undisclosed stake in itself to Dubai-based Oasis Ventures Entertainment.

The announcement was made by Emmett/Furla principals Randall Emmett and George Furla and Oasis Ventures Entertainment chairman Marwan Al Bawardi.

As a result of the investment, Emmett/Furla has been re-named Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and will open an office in  Dubai.  Oasis Ventures had been investing in the Emmett/Furla slate since last year, according to Oasis Ventures chief operating officer Daniel Pfeffer.

“We have worked with Eff for the last year and half and are thrilled with the quality of films they produce and finance,” Pfeffer said in a statement. “We are committed to supporting the growth and infrastructure of Efof. Our investment will allow Efof to compete internationally and strengthen their studio »

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Shooting begins on thriller November Man

19 June 2013 11:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Will Patton and Caterina Scorsone have joined Pierce Brosnan on the cast of November Man, which Roger Donaldson is currently shooting in Belgrade, Serbia.

The Solution Entertainment Group is handling international sales on the espionage action thriller and CAA represents Us rights.

November Man centres on a retired CIA agent drawn back into action only to be pursued by his former protégé.

Patton plays an old-school senior CIA operative while Scorsone is on board as an ambitious up-and-comer.

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November Man

Beau St Clair, Brosnan’s business partner at Irish Dreamtime, produces alongside Das Film’s Sriram Das.

Merced Media Partners, Envision Entertainment Corporation and PalmStar Media Capital are financing the project.

Merced’s Raj Singh and Stuart Brown, PalmStar’s Kevin Frakes, Envision’s Grant Cramer, Remington Chase and Stepan Martirosyan and Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson of The Solution serve as executive producers alongside Brosnan. »

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Shooting begins on November Man

19 June 2013 11:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Will Patton and Caterina Scorsone have joined Pierce Brosnan on the cast of November Man, which Roger Donaldson is currently shooting in Belgrade, Serbia.

The Solution Entertainment Group is handling international sales on the espionage action thriller and CAA represents Us rights.

November Man centres on a retired CIA agent drawn back into action only to be pursued by his former protégé.

Patton plays an old-school senior CIA operative while Scorsone is on board as an ambitious up-and-comer.

Beau St Clair, Brosnan’s business partner at Irish Dreamtime, produces alongside Das Film’s Sriram Das.

Merced Media Partners, Envision Entertainment Corporation and PalmStar Media Capital are financing the project.

Merced’s Raj Singh and Stuart Brown, PalmStar’s Kevin Frakes, Envision’s Grant Cramer, Remington Chase and Stepan Martirosyan and Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson of The Solution serve as executive producers alongside Brosnan. »

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And So It Goes... Starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton Begins Production

11 June 2013 7:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Foresight Unlimited in association with Castle Rock announced today that production has begun in Connecticut on And So It Goes... starring Academy Award winners Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra, Wall Street) and Diane Keaton (Something's Gotta Give, Annie Hall). The film marks the first time Douglas and Keaton have appeared on-screen together. And So It Goes... will be directed by Rob Reiner, who previously collaborated with Douglas on the hit 1995 film The American President. The screenplay for And So It Goes... is by Academy Award nominated writer Mark Andrus (As Good As It Gets).

Joining the cast in a pivotal supporting role is young actress Sterling Jerins. The casting news comes on the heels of Jerins' roles in World War Z (opening June 21st), in which she appears as Constance, the daughter of Gerry Lane (played by Brad Pitt), and James Wan's The Conjuring (opening July 19th), in which she appears as Judy, »

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Rob Reiner’s And So It Goes… Starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton Starts Principal Photography

11 June 2013 1:22 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Foresight Unlimited in association with Castle Rock announced today that production has begun in Connecticut on And So It Goes… starring Academy Award® winners Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra, Wall Street) and Diane Keaton (Something’s Gotta Give, Annie Hall).   The film marks the first time Douglas and Keaton have appeared on-screen together.  And So It Goes…  will be directed by Rob Reiner, who previously collaborated with Douglas on the hit 1995 film An American President.  The screenplay for And So It Goes… is by Academy Award® nominated writer Mark Andrus (As Good As It Gets).

Joining the cast in a pivotal supporting role is young actress Sterling Jerins.  The casting news comes on the heels of Jerins’ roles in World War Z (opening June 21st), in which she appears as Constance, the daughter of Gerry Lane (played by Brad Pitt), and James Wan’s The Conjuring (opening July 19th), in which she appears as Judy, »

- Michelle McCue

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Production begins on And So It Goes...

11 June 2013 10:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Foresight Unlimited in association with Castle Rock announced on Tuesday [11] that production has begun in Connecticut on And So It Goes

Michael Douglas, currently riding high following his acclaimed turn in the recent Cannes premiere Behind The Candelabra, stars opposite Diane Keaton in their first on-screen collaboration. Sterling Jerins from the upcoming World War Z and Los Angeles Film Festival special screening The Conjuring also stars.

Rob Reiner, who previously collaborated with Douglas on the 1995 film The American President, directs.

Foresight Unlimited founder Mark Damon introduced And So It Goes… to international buyers at the Afm last year. The film follows a self-absorbed estate agent who gets help from his loveable neighbor when the granddaughter he never knew enters his life.

Alan Greisman, Reiner and Damon are producing while Foresight’s Tamara Birkemoe serves as executive producer with Grant Cramer, Jared Ian Goldmanb and Envision Entertainment’s Remington Chase, Stepan Martirosyan and Vitaly Grigoriants. »

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And So It Goes... starts shoot

11 June 2013 10:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Foresight Unlimited in association with Castle Rock announced on Tuesday [11] that production has begun in Connecticut on And So It Goes

Michael Douglas, currently riding high following his acclaimed turn in the recent Cannes premiere Behind The Candelabra, stars opposite Diane Keaton in their first on-screen collaboration. Sterling Jerins from the upcoming World War Z and Los Angeles Film Festival special screening The Conjuring also stars.

Rob Reiner, who previously collaborated with Douglas on the 1995 film The American President, directs.

Foresight Unlimited founder Mark Damon introduced And So It Goes… to international buyers at the Afm last year. The film follows a self-absorbed estate agent who gets help from his loveable neighbor when the granddaughter he never knew enters his life.

Alan Greisman, Reiner and Damon are producing while Foresight’s Tamara Birkemoe serves as executive producer with Grant Cramer, Jared Ian Goldmanb and Envision Entertainment’s Remington Chase, Stepan Martirosyan and Vitaly Grigoriants. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Olga Kurylenko, Bill Smitrovich Join Pierce Brosnan In Cast Of November Man

17 May 2013 1:12 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion), Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Bill Smitrovich (Iron Man) are set to join Pierce Brosnan in the espionage action-thriller November Man directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job). The announcement was made by producers Beau St. Clair of Irish Dreamtime and Sriram Das of Das Films.  Written by Michael Finch (Predators) and Karl Gajdusek (Oblivion), the script was developed from Bill Granger’s There Are No Spies, the seventh book in Granger’s thirteen-part November Man series.

With shooting set to start in Europe on May 20th, November Man tells the story of an ex-cia operative (Brosnan) who finds himself pitted against his former pupil (Bracey) in a race to find a woman hiding from her past (Kurylenko) who holds the key to an international conspiracy. November Man is financed by Merced Media Partners, Envision Entertainment Corporation and PalmStar Media Capital.  Executive Producers include Merced’s Raj Singh and Stuart Brown, »

- Michelle McCue

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