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Hot projects on Screenbase

14 November 2014 4:34 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New films on Screenbase this week include teen surf story Bluer Than The Sky, an adaptation of bestselling novel How To Build A Girl and Danish drama The Commune.

With plans to shoot in late-2015, John Duigan (Sirens, Head In The Clouds) has been tapped to direct teen surf story Bluer Than The Sky.

Adapted from Lisa Glass’ young-adult novel Blue, the story follows a Cornish teenager who has a whirlwind romance with a famous pro surfer from Hawaii.

London-based producer Leighton Lloyd (Outcast, Dead Simple) will be joined by Steve Cookson and Glass as co-producers, with Michael Favelle executive producing. Australia’s Odins Eye Entertainment will handle sales world-wide.

How to Build A Girl adaptation

Newly formed Monumental Pictures has signed on for the big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s bestseller How To Build A Girl.

Moran tells a somewhat-autobiographical story of Wolverhampton-born teenager Johanna Morrigan, who moves to London and reinvents herself as a fast-talking »

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Waters, Duigan Score New Film Projects

8 November 2014 6:08 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

John Duigan ("Sirens," "Head In The Clouds) is set to direct the teen surf feature "Bluer Than The Sky". Leighton Lloyd will produce and filming will mostly take place in Newquay, Cornwall late next year.

The story follows a Cornish teenager who has a whirlwind romance with a famous pro surfer from Hawaii. The story is based on Lisa Glass' young adult novel "Blue".

Meanwhile, Mark Waters ("Mean Girls") has signed on to direct "#Catfight" for Screen Gems and Olive Bridge Entertainment. Will Gluck, Alessandro Tanaka and Brian Gatewood will produce.

Amelie Gillette ("Growing Up Fisher") penned the story which follows Lucy, an insecure high school girl being interviewed by a recruiter from her dream college. On the same day she learns that her boyfriend's psychotic ex-girlfriend has just gotten out of a juvenile detention facility and challenges her to a fight after school.

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Duigan to direct Bluer Than The Sky

8 November 2014 4:55 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Teen surf film to shoot in late 2015.

John Duigan (Sirens, Head In The Clouds) has been tapped to direct teen surf story Bluer Than The Sky.

London-based producer Leighton Lloyd (Outcast, Dead Simple) made the announcement.

The film is adapted from Lisa Glass’ young adult novel Blue (Quercus). The story follows a Cornish teenager who has a whirlwind romance with a famous pro surfer from Hawaii.

Lloyd says: “I’m incredibly excited to be bringing this film from hardback to the silver screen. I’m sure audiences will fall in love with Iris whom has a heart of gold as we follow her heartbreaks and triumphs.”

Steve Cookson will join Lloyd and Glass as co-producers. Michael Favelle will serve as executive producer.

The film will shoot in late 2015, largely in Newquay, Cornwall.

Lloyd is also a lawyer at Gipson, Hoffman & Pancione, where he has advised on films including Hotel Rwanda and Gosford Park. »

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Four Weddings and a Funeral anniversary: What happened to the cast?

15 May 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Has it really been 20 years? We hadn't noticed. Prepare to feel old, because this week romantic comedy classic Four Weddings and a Funeral celebrates a landmark anniversary.

The Richard Curtis-penned film delivered exactly what its title promised and so much more. It was funny, charming and packed with brilliant performances from a stellar Brit cast. Without it Hugh Grant would never have hit the Hollywood A-list and Wet Wet Wet wouldn't have spent what felt like an eternity at the top of the UK singles chart.

But what are the cast up to two decades on? We take a look at the key players then and now below...

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant was a respected supporting actor in the Brit film industry prior to Four Weddings thanks to roles in Remains of the Day and Sirens. Things changed overnight after his role as the ever-so-British and lovelorn Charles.

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Elle McPherson Gets "Bazaar"

13 February 2014 3:21 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek super-model, actress Elle MacPherson ("Sirens") on a recent cover of "Harper's Bazaar" (Australia) magazine, photographed by Canadian rocker Bryan Adams, in an homage to MacPherson's 1994 "Playboy" magazine cover.

"When I approached Elle she immediately said she would love to work on this project with Bryan Adams, who is her dear friend, a music megastar and an accomplished photographer," said Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Kellie Hush. 

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Elle McPherson In "Sirens"...


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