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Cannes: Billy Ray to Direct ‘Secret’ Remake

13 May 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Billy Ray will direct “The Secret in Their Eyes,” an adaptation of Argentinean pic that won the 2009 Academy Award for foreign-language film. Im Global will launch international sales at Cannes.

Helmed by Juan Jose Campanella and starring Ricardo Darin, the Argentine original is regarded by many as a modern masterpiece.

Mark Johnson will produce along with John Ufland.

“Secret,” which is described as a sophisticated crime thriller, is scheduled to start production this fall in Boston. CAA arranged financing for the film and represents the film’s domestic rights.

Written by Ray, the revenge tale stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Gwyneth Paltrow in the story of a cold case that suddenly heats up when a former Mi-5 agent returns to Boston, still obsessed by the unsolved murder that continues to haunt him.

Said Ford, “Billy has written a wonderfully intelligent, twisting screenplay and we’re lucky enough to have attached two »

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Im Global to sell Secrets remake

13 May 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Billy Ray will direct the remake of Argentinian foreign-language Oscar winner The Secret In Their Eyes to star Chiwetel Ejiofor and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Im Global hits the Croisette with international sales rights to the remake, reconfigured as a revenge saga centering on a former Mi-5 agent haunted by an unsolved case who discovers a shocking truth about past events. CAA arranged financing and represents Us rights.

Mark Johnson and John Ufland will produce the thriller and Juan Jose Campanella, director of the original film, is on board as executive producer. Production will start in Boston this autumn.

Im Global president of production Matt Jackson, who negotiated the deals for Ejiofor and Paltrow with Ford, is also an executive producer.

“Billy has written a wonderfully intelligent, twisting screenplay and we’re lucky enough to have attached two world class acting talents at the top of their game for Secret,” said Im Global founder and CEO Stuart Ford. “We’re »

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Jones, Hopkins, Kingsley ride Autobahn

1 May 2014 3:10 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Joel Silver thriller also starring Nicholas Hoult gets underway Monday in Germany.

Anticipated action-thriller Autobahn has received a potent injection of talent and finance as it heads into production on Monday (May 5).

Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley have joined Nicholas Hoult on Eran Creevy’s action-thriller, which follows young Us couple Casey (Hoult) and Juliette (Jones) who are plunged into a game of cat-and-mouse across Germany when they find themselves caught between two ruthless criminals (Hopkins, Kingsley).

Creevy is the British director behind Shifty and Welcome to the Punch.

Joel Silver’s Silver Pictures has also boarded the hot Im Global sales title ahead of the Cannes Film Festival, with additional financing coming from Sycamore Pictures and Dmg Entertainment.

Silver produces F. Scott Frazier’s screenplay with Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken of 42, Brian Kavanaugh Jones of Automatik and Daniel Hetzer. Hands on Producers are co-producers.

Silver PicturesSteve Richards and Aaron Auch are executive »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley ride Autobahn

1 May 2014 3:10 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Joel Silver thriller also starring Nicholas Hoult gets underway Monday in Germany.

Anticipated action-thriller Autobahn has had a potent injection of talent and finance as it heads into production on Monday.

Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley have joined Nicholas Hoult on Eran Creevy’s action-thriller, which follows young American couple Casey (Hoult) and Juliette (Jones) who are plunged into an adrenaline-pumping game of cat and mouse across Germany when they find themselves caught between two ruthless criminals (Hopkins and Kingsley).

Joel Silver’s Silver Pictures has also boarded the hot Im Global sales title ahead of the Cannes Film Festival, with additional financing coming from Sycamore Pictures and Dmg Entertainment.

Silver produces F. Scott Frazier’s screenplay with Ben Pugh of 42, Brian Kavanaugh Jones of Automatik and Tom Rice and Ben Nearn of Sycamore.

Silver PicturesSteve Richards and Aaron Auch are executive producing, along with Ford and Matt Jackson of Im Global.  Additional executive »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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