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Umbrella Entertainment is renewing its relationship with Fred Schepisi after releasing the director.s first two movies, The Devil.s Playground (1976) and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978), on DVD.
At the Toronto International Film Festival Umbrella MD Jeff Harrison went to the world premiere of Words and Pictures, Schepisi.s Us-set romantic comedy/drama starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche.
Harrison made an offer for the Australian rights and a deal was negotiated with the international sales rep, Nicolas Chartier.s Voltage Pictures. Roadside Attractions subsequently bought the Us rights.
Owen plays Jack Marcus, an English teacher at a New England prep school. Jack is a former literary star who hasn.t had a book published in years. Estranged from his son, he takes refuge in booze, which gets him banned from the local pub.
His life changes when he meets art instructor Dina Delsanto (Binoche), who.s been forced »
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Exclusive: Oscar-winner attached to star in and produce live-action and CGI Kenneth Grahame biopic, Banking on Mr Toad.
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Banking on Mr Toad
Long-gestating biopic Banking on Mr Toad will chart Grahame’s relationship with his wife Elspeth and young son Alastair - who was plagued by a number of health problems - and the birth of his iconic, best-selling fiction The Wind in the Willows, which he wrote while holding the position of secretary at the Bank of England.
Brody said of the role: “I was moved to tears by this compelling tale of a father’s love for his child, and how the »
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2 items from 2013
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