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'We Need to Talk About Kevin' director's sci-fi 'Moby Dick' film gets funding

3 October 2012 4:43 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Lynne Ramsay, the director behind last year’s dark, twisted film We Need to Talk About Kevin, which deals with the relationship between a mother and her psychopath son, is on board to direct a science-fiction project loosely based on Herman Melville’s also dark and twisted 1851 classic novel Moby Dick.

Besides Ramsay at the helm, with her Kevin co-writer Rory Kinnear also penning the script, the project, titled Mobius, is being financed and produced by Scott Steindorff and his company Scott Pictures, with Ramsay co-producing, Scott Pictures and Ramsay’s agent confirmed to EW. Scott Pictures is also »

- Solvej Schou

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Scott Pictures Launches International Sales & Joint Venture With Exclusive Media – Jane Got A Gun Starring Natalie Portman First Title Announced

28 August 2012 3:19 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Scott Steindorff’s Scott Pictures, an affiliate of Stone Village Productions, has launched a new international sales company, Scott Pictures International (Spi) under a unique and exclusive three year partnership with leading sales agent Exclusive Media, it was announced today by Steindorff, Chairman of Spi and Alex Walton, President of International Sales and Distribution for Exclusive Media.

Exclusive Media will handle the international sales and servicing for all Scott Pictures. theatrical feature film productions under this new separate Spi label.

Production and financing company Scott Pictures anticipates producing between 3 . 5 major feature films per year and those will be serviced under the deal.  The first film to be announced is the Natalie Portman starrer Jane Got A Gun, to be directed by Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin) from a script by Brian Duffield.  Steindorff and banker Peter Nathanial will finance and produce the action movie with Portman through »

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Nicholas Meyer talks writing and directing

9 August 2012 3:59 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

This article originally appeared in If Magazine #139 (Feb-March 2011).

Ask Nicholas Meyer what work he.s most proud of in his long and successful career in Hollywood and he won.t start talking about reviving the Star Trek franchise. He won.t mention Oscar or Emmy nominations or even his best-selling novel The Seven Per Cent Solution. Meyer will tell you about a TV movie he directed which inspired a Us President not to go to nuclear war.

When it aired in the Us, The Day After was the most watched TV film in history and went on to score 12 Emmy nominations. The movie reveals the potential impact of a nuclear strike on a small American town. Meyer doesn.t think it was a great film but he finds its influence rewarding.

.Sources. confirm that Ronald Reagan came to power believing in the idea of a winnable nuclear war, and it »

- Rachael Gavin

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‘The Cove’ Producer Fisher Stevens to Direct ‘American Pastoral’

17 May 2012 11:59 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

As he’s currently shooting the Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, and Christopher Walken buddy comedy Stand Up Guys, a press release announces that Fisher Stevens — who, just a few years back, won an Oscar for producing the acclaimed documentary The Cove — will next helm an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel American Pastoral, which Lakeshore and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment are producing.

Originally written by Philip Roth — and adapted by John Romano (The Lincoln Lawyer) — the ’60s-set story follows Seymour “the Swede” Levov, an idealistic American do-gooder whose family is torn apart when his daughter, a rebellious girl, is arrested for illegal acts in protest of the Vietnam War. The moral quandaries created here sound right in line with Stevens‘ documentary, Crazy Love, or first narrative, Just a Kiss — and it’s in a period I’m wholly fascinated with, to boot. Let’s hope this one comes together with the right team. »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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American Pastoral Get Director Fisher Stevens

17 May 2012 9:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Academy Award-winner Fisher Stevens will direct American Pastoral for Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (Ske). The project is based on Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name. Screenwriter John Romano (The Lincoln Lawyer, Intolerable Cruelty) adapted the screenplay.

American Pastoral is a pivotal story depicting the destruction of the American dream. Protagonist Seymour "Swede" Levov, a legendary high school athlete, grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father's business. Swede's seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and commits a savage act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.

The book is the first novel in Philip Roth's American postwar trilogy that also includes I Married a Communist and The Human Stain. This will mark Lakeshore Entertainment's third project with Roth-The Human Stain was released in 2003 and Elegy (based on The Dying Animal »

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Philip Roth's 'American Pastoral' Being Made into Movie

17 May 2012 6:39 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize winning novel "American Pastoral" will be made into a movie from director Fisher Stevens. The book is one of Roth's most critically heralded and offers a look at the social upheavals of the 1960s and 70s as seen through the eyes of a once legendary high school athlete, Seymour “Swede” Levov.  "American Pastoral" helped kick off a career renaissance for the author and is the first novel in Roth’s American postwar trilogy -- a grouping that also includes "I Married a Communist" and "The Human Stain." Film versions of »

- Brent Lang

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Fisher Stevens to Direct Adaptation of Philip Roth's 'American Pastoral'

16 May 2012 11:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1997 novel “American Pastoral” will be turned into a film by screenwriter John Romano (“The Lincoln Lawyer”) and director Fisher Stevens. Lakeshore Entertainment, which produced adaptations of Roth’s “The Human Stain” and “The Dying Animal,” is producing the project with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, with filming set to begin early in 2013. In “Pastoral,” Roth’s alter ego Nathan Zuckerman narrates the story of Seymour “Swede” Levov, whose great post-war life is thrown into disarray when his teenaged daughter commits an act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War protests of 1968. The book is the first novel in a trilogy that includes “The Human Stain.” Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing with Sidney Kimmel. Ske execs Jim Tauber and Matt Berenson are executive producers. “Philip Roth is »

- Jay A. Fernandez

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Fisher Stevens To Direct American Pastoral For Lakeshore Entertainment And Sidney Kimmel Entertainment; First Photo of Stand Up Guys

16 May 2012 6:01 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Academy Award-winner Fisher Stevens will direct American Pastoral for Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. The project is based on Philip Roth.s Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name. Screenwriter John Romano (The Lincoln LawyerIntolerable Cruelty) adapted the screenplay.

American Pastoral is a pivotal story depicting the destruction of the American dream. Protagonist Seymour .Swede. Levov, a legendary high school athlete, grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father.s business. Swede.s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and commits a savage act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.

The book is the first novel in Roth.s American postwar trilogy that also includes I Married a Communist and The Human Stain. This will mark Lakeshore Entertainment.s third project with Roth.The Human Stain was released in 2003 and Elegy (based on The Dying Animal »

- Michelle McCue

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Lakeshore Sets Fisher Stevens To Helm Philip Roth’s ‘American Pastoral’

16 May 2012 4:05 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Los Angeles, CA, May 15, 2012— Academy Award-winner Fisher Stevens will direct American Pastoral for Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (Ske). The project is based on Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name. Screenwriter John Romano (The Lincoln Lawyer, Intolerable Cruelty) adapted the screenplay. American Pastoral is a pivotal story depicting the destruction of the American dream. Protagonist Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete, grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and commits a savage act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War. The book is the first novel in Roth’s American postwar trilogy that also includes I Married a Communist and The Human Stain. This will mark Lakeshore Entertainment’s third project with Roth—The Human Stain was released in 2003 and Elegy »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Fisher Stevens Books American Pastoral

16 May 2012 3:05 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

When you think of directors who might be natural fits to bring works by acclaimed American authors to the screen, Fisher Stevens may not top the list. In fact, you may not know he’s a director at all. But while many will still associate him with the Short Circuit films or Lost, he’s been steadily carving out a successful (and Oscar-winning for dolphin doc The Cove) career as a producer for the last decade. He’s currently making the movie to directing with crime comedy Stand Up Guys and will next tackle an adaptation of Philip Roth’s American Pastoral.Published in 1997, Roth’s novel follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete, who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and commits a savage act »

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