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The Siege of Jadotville in Irish Cinemas Now

21 September 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Although it won't hit Netflix until October 7th, The Siege of Jadotville is in selected Irish cinemas now, following a special screening in Dublin's Savoy cinema on Monday night. Already being highly praised by critics, this gripping true story depicts the 1961 siege of a 150-strong Irish Un Company under Commander Patrick Quinlan (Jamie Dornan) by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. The cast also includes Mark Strong, Jason O'Mara, Guillaume Canet and Sam Keeley and comes from producer Alan Moloney (Brooklyn, Albert Nobbs, Byzantium), director Richie Smyth and writer Kevin Brodbin. Check out the trailer below and some pics from Tuesday night's special screening, which was attended by cast members and some of the veterans of the siege: »

- (Martin Macnamara)

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First Trailer for Stephen Gaghan's 'Gold' with Matthew McConaughey

7 September 2016 9:18 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

"For better or worse, the ride had begun. And what a ride..." The Weinstein Company has debuted the first trailer for the film called Gold, the latest from screenwriter Stephen Gaghan, who also directs. Gold stars Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, and Édgar Ramírez as Michael Acosta, two businessmen who team up to search for gold in Indonesia. It's based on the 1993 Bre-x Mineral Corporation mining scandal, and almost feels like a Wolf of Wall Street sequel in a few ways. The cast includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Joshua Harto, Timothy Simons, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell, Bruce Greenwood, Bill Camp and Rachael Taylor. This looks solid, but there's a wacky side to it I wasn't expecting. It might be fun to watch. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Stephen Gaghan's Gold, originally from Vulture: Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey), an unlucky man, teams-up with geologist Michael Acosta (Édgar Ramírez) to »

- Alex Billington

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'Olli Maki' punches into Oscar race for Finland

5 September 2016 8:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The boxing drama won the Un Certain Regard award at Cannes this year.

Juho Kuosmanen’s Cannes Un Certain Regard winner The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki is the Finnish submission for the foreign-language Oscar race.

Kuosmanen, who made his feature directorial debut on the boxing drama, also wrote the original screenplay with Mikko MyllylahtiJussi Rantamäki produced for Helsinki’s Aamu Film Company.

The film will also screen in Toronto International Film Festival’s Discovery section before playing at the BFI London Film Festival.

B-Plan Distribution released in Finland on Sept 2. Les Films du Losange handles international sales; Mubi acquired Us and UK theatrical and digital rights.

The film, inspired by real events, is about featherweight boxer Olli Mäki, who is distracted on the day of his world championship bout because he’s fallen in love. The cast features Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola and Eero Milonoff.

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Watch: First Full Trailer for Garth Davis' Film 'Lion' Starring Dev Patel

25 August 2016 9:52 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

"What if you do find home and they're not even there, and you just keep searching...?" "I don't have a choice." The Weinstein Company has finally debuted a trailer for the film Lion, from director Garth Davis, a powerful story of finding your home and your family no matter how hard that is. Dev Patel stars as Saroo Brierley, an Indian boy who was adopted by an Australian family and raised in Australia after he became separated from his real family at a young age. He decides to go back to India to search for his family and reconnect with them. The cast includes Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman & David Wenham. This actually looks really good! I've heard some solid buzz about this recently and it looks like it might live up to the hype. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Garth Davis' Lion, originally from USA Today (via »

- Alex Billington

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Alicia Vikander and Eva Green’s New Drama ‘Euphoria’ Starts Production — See First Image

24 August 2016 9:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This past May, Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander set up a production company called Vikarious Productions. The company previously announced that its first film would be “Euphoria,” the English-language directorial debut of award-winning Swedish writer and director Lisa Langseth, which stars Vikander, Eva Green (“Casino Royale”), and Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”). Now, production has officially begun on “Euphoria,” and a first image is now available. See it below.

Read More: Alicia Vikander & Eva Green To Co-Star In ‘Euphoria,’ First Film From Vikarious Productions

The film tells the story of Ines (Vikander) and Emilie (Green), two sisters meeting up again after many years apart and the profound journey that they undertake together. The supporting cast includes Charles Dance (“Ghostbusters”), Adrian Lester (“Primary Colors”), and Mark Stanley (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”).

Vikander previously collaborated with Langseth on her two previous Swedish-language films, “Pure,” about a young woman’s troubled relationship with music, and “Hotel, »

- Vikram Murthi

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Torres Strait docudrama Blue Water Empire enlists Ryan Corr, Jack Thompson

23 August 2016 6:47 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Blue Water Empire.

Filming has begun in Far North Queensland and the Torres Straits on Blue Water Empire, the three-part docudrama on the history and culture of the Torres Strait Islands set to air on the ABC next year.

The cast list has filled out with a who's who of the local scene: Jack Thompson, Ryan Corr, Damian Walshe-Howling, Aaron Fa.Aoso, Jimi Bani, Roy Billing, Geoff Morrell, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Peter Phelps, Merwez Whaleboat, Robert Mammone and Damian de Montemas..

The series is being produced by Aaron Fa.Aoso and Jimi Bani's Lonestar Company in partnership with Bunya Productions, led by producers David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin (Goldstone). It was commissioned by the ABC with assistance from Screen Australia and Screen Queensland.

.It.s an honour to be telling the stories of our amazing people and their contribution, over the last two centuries, to the history of Torres Strait Islanders and wider Australia, »

- Staff Writer

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First Look at New Pinhead in Hellraiser: Judgment

26 July 2016 6:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Next year will mark the 30th Anniversary of the original Hellraiser, director Clive Barker's scary classic that is still beloved by horror fans to this date. Nine sequels were spawned off of this original classic, but the franchise hasn't seen its best days, with the last installment, Hellraiser: Revelations, going straight to DVD in 2011, believed to be shot only so The Weinstein Company could keep the rights to the name. Next year, the series will scream back to life once again with Hellraiser: Judgment. Today we have a new photo from this thriller, featuring Pinhead (Paul T. Taylor) and the new villain known as The Auditor.

Bloody-Disgusting has this first look at The Auditor, although we don't know who is playing this character quite yet. The Auditor was described in a casting call as "the accountant from hell," who comes to Earth to study a persons sins, "before passing »

- MovieWeb

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Watch: Second Trailer for Panamanian Boxer Movie 'Hands of Stone'

20 July 2016 8:18 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

"This is inexplicable!" The Weinstein Company has unveiled the full-length, official trailer for Hands of Stone, one of the two major boxing movies this year (the other being Miles Teller's Bleed For This). The film tells the true story of professional boxer Roberto Durán, played by Edgar Ramirez, who hails from Panama. Durán fought predominantly during the 80s and is still considered one of the greatest boxers of all-time, earning the nickname "Hands of Stone" during his career. The cast includes Robert De Niro as trainer Ray Arcel, plus Usher Raymond IV as Sugar Ray Leonard, Ana de Armas, Ellen Barkin, and John Turturro. The first teaser didn't show much, but this one gives us a good look at what to expect in this story about a legendary boxer. It seems as much about Durán as it does about Sugar Ray Leonard, too. Here's the second official trailer for »

- Alex Billington

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Killjoys' Aaron Ashmore Talks Old Town Wall Mystery, 'Shirtless' Drinking Game

8 July 2016 7:49 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Syfy’s Killjoys are back in action, having reunited with D’Avin, unearthed new questions about the mysterious Khlyen and made a couple of friends (in Clara and “Alice”) in the Season 2 opener alone.

VideosKilljoys Sneak Peek: Mummy’s the Word as the Team Reunites With Pawter

TVLine invited Aaron Ashmore, who plays Johnny Jaqobis, to weigh in on the sci-fi series’ appeal, its expanding cast and the new baddie that Lucy’s crew is about to unpleasantly meet tonight at 9/8c.

Tvline | All things being relative with sci-fi shows, why do you think Killjoys has caught on the way it has? »

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Underworld 5 Delayed Until Early 2017

30 June 2016 6:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in April, Screen Gems released the first teaser poster for Underworld Blood Wars, although it didn't featuring returning star Kate Beckinsale or any of the other cast members. Since the release date had already been set for October 14, most assumed that the first trailer was just around the corner, but the studio still hasn't released any footage as of yet. Today we found out why, with Screen Gems officially pushing the movie from October 14, 2016 to January 6, 2017.

Variety reported on the release date shift, but there was no reason given for why the date was pushed into 2017. In its new date on January 6, 2017, Underworld 5 will be going up against The Weinstein Company's Amityville: The Awakening, starring Bella Thorne and Universal Pictures' Mena, starring Tom Cruise. The first weekend of January is typically quite slow at the box office, but that could change next year, with three high-profile projects hitting theaters. »

- MovieWeb

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Watch: Official Trailer for Creepy 'Clown' Horror Produced by Eli Roth

26 May 2016 4:58 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

"Lure people out of the villages into its cave with his white face and red nose..." The Weinstein Company has debuted a trailer for the horror film Clown, which is directed by Jon Watts, the filmmaker now set to direct the next Spider-Man movie. It's actually based on a fake trailer that Watts originally made in 2012 that included fake credits for producer Eli Roth. Roth actually saw the trailer, got involved, and helped them make a feature version and this is the final product. The concept is about a clown suit that a father finds that when he puts it on turns him into an evil child-eating clown, which reminds me a bit of Santa Clause or The Mask (though this is much, much more sinister). The cast includes Andy Powers, Laura Allen, Peter Stormare, Christian Distefano, Chuck Shamata, and Elizabeth Whitmere. See both trailers below. Here's the official release »

- Alex Billington

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Cannes: 'The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki' wins Un Certain Regard prize

21 May 2016 11:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Captain Fantastic’s Matt Ross wins director prize; animation The Red Turtle wins special prize.Scroll down for full list of winners

Finnish boxer drama The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki, directed by Juho Kuosmanen, has won the Un Certain Regard prize at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Review: The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki

After two Cinefondation-selected shorts, Kuosmanen has made his feature debut with this film inspired by the real life of Olli Maki, the first Finn to fight for the world championship in featherweight boxing, who is distracted by his first love on the day of the big fight.

Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola and Eero Milonoff star in the black-and-white film, which shot on 16mm. B-Plan will release in Finland in September, with theatrical releases also secured for Germany, France and Denmark.

The Finland-Germany-Sweden co-production is produced by Aamu Film Company, One Two Films »

- (Michael Rosser)

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Guy Pearce to make directorial debut with 'Poor Boy'

12 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: La Confidental star will also star in the stage play adaptation.

Guy Pearce is to make his directorial debut with Australian paranormal drama Poor Boy, based on the stage play in which he starred.

The Australian actor, known for roles in La Confidental, Memento and Cannes 2014 title The Rover, will also play the lead in the feature. The cast also includes Frances O’Connor (Mansfield Park, The Missing), Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge!), Callan Mulvey (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Sarah Peirse (The Hobbit).

The story centres on a dead man, a young boy and two families mysteriously linked by synchronous events seven years earlier. Production is planned for Melbourne in 2017.

The screenplay is by Matt Cameron, adapted from his stage play created with Crowded House singer-songwriter Tim Finn and performed by the Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company in 2009.

Producer Al Clark, whose credits include The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert and who »

- (Michael Rosser)

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Director Lee Daniels Leaves Richard Pryor Biopic

8 May 2016 6:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lee Daniels has left the directing gig for the Weinstein Company’s Richard Pryor biopic.

TWC is seeking another director for the project “Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?” in order to begin shooting in October. The cast includes Mike Epps as Pryor, Oprah Winfrey as his grandmother and Kate Hudson as Pryor’s widow Jennifer Lee Pryor.

The script has been written by Bill Condon. The title of the movie is taken from Pyror’s Grammy-winning live album, released in 1975.

TWC had no comment and Daniels’ rep did not respond to a request for comment. Sources indicated that Daniels, the showrunner for Fox’s hit series “Empire,” was not able to fit the movie shoot into his schedule.

Daniels had worked with TWC on the 2013 film “Lee DanielsThe Butler,” which had a successful run with more than $175 million in worldwide box office.

Pryor broke into the »

- Dave McNary

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Michael Keaton Creates McDonald's in First Trailer for 'The Founder'

21 April 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

"There should be McDonald's everywhere! Franchise the damn thing!" This looks like it might be pretty damn good. The Weinstein Company has debuted the first trailer for The Founder, from director John Lee Hancock, starring Michael Keaton as McDonald's founder Ray Kroc. The story is actually about how Kroc sort of "stole" the business right out from under the McDonald brothers, played by Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch, who originally came up with the idea for a fast food burger joint in the 1950s. The cast includes Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson and B.J. Novak. Keaton's performance doesn't seem better than his last few roles, but the film looks like it's definitely worth seeing when it opens. Here's the first official trailer for John Lee Hancock's The Founder, from USA Today (via The Playlist): Written by Robert Siegel (Big Fan), The Founder is a drama that »

- Alex Billington

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Teaser Trailer for Boxing Film 'Hands of Stone' Starring Edgar Ramirez

19 April 2016 1:06 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

"In 66 seconds, Roberto Durán changed my life." Yet another boxing movie, there's at least a couple every year. The Weinstein Company has debuted the first teaser trailer for Hands of Stone, a film about the true story of legendary professional boxer Roberto Durán, played by Edgar Ramirez. Hailing from Panama, Durán fought during the 80s and is considered one of the greatest boxers of all-time, earning the nickname "Hands of Stone" during his career. The cast of the film includes Robert De Niro as trainer Ray Arcel, plus Usher Raymond IV, Ana de Armas, Ellen Barkin, and John Turturro. This teaser trailer doesn't show too much, but it looks solid. I'm particularly excited to see Edgar Ramirez in action, he's very talented. Here's the first teaser trailer (+ poster) for Jonathan Jakubowicz's Hands of Stone, from YouTube: Follows the life of Roberto Durán (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made »

- Alex Billington

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The Intouchables Remake May Cast A Huge Star, Saved You A Click, It's Bryan Cranston

1 April 2016 11:01 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When the powerful and touching French drama The Intouchables grossed over $426 million at the worldwide box office, it became pretty obvious that The Weinstein Company would pursue an American version. But who could have guessed just how perfect the casting might be, as it's being reported that Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart are in line to star. According to Variety, Bryan Cranston is currently in discussions with The Weinstein Company about joining Kevin Hart in the remake, which is being overseen by Simon Curtis. Released to critical acclaim by The Weinstein Company back in 2011, The Intouchables revolves around the friendship between Francois Cluzet.s Philippe, an aristocrat that became a paraplegic following a paragliding accident, and Omar Sy.s Driss, his care giver who hails from the projects. As you probably guessed, but I.ll now confirm, Bryan Cranston will take the role of Philipe and Kevin Hart will play »

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Kevin Hart Aims to Stretch in ‘Intouchables’ Remake With Bryan Cranston

30 March 2016 5:45 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In Hollywood, no one has a hotter track record when it comes to broad studio comedies than Kevin Hart, but the “Ride Along” star isn’t content to stop there. In an effort to showcase his range as an actor, Hart is signing on to star opposite Bryan Cranston in The Weinstein Company’s remake of the 2011 French dramedy “The Intouchables,” an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano directed the original movie, which grossed $416 million overseas. Simon Curtis will direct the English-language remake, having worked with TWC on “My Week With Marilyn” and “Woman. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart to Star in Remake of 'The Intouchables'

30 March 2016 2:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart are in negotiations to star in The Weinstein Company’s remake of the international French-language hit, The Intouchables, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The original movie starred Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy and told of the unlikely friendship that develops between a white quadriplegic millionaire and his black caregiver. The 2011 pic was made for about $12 million and grossed close to $430 million worldwide. TWC soon after picked up remake rights. Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn) is attached to direct the remake, which has a script by Paul Feig. Cranston is coming off

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Intouchables Remake Eyes Bryan Cranston And Kevin Hart For Key Roles

30 March 2016 2:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite several false starts, it looks as though The Weinstein Company’s Intouchables remake is beginning to set the wheels in motion today, with Deadline reporting that Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart are in negotiations to headline.

It should be noted that, while neither deal is signed and sealed at the time of writing, talks are reportedly at an advanced stage, as The Weinstein Company is eager to fire up production on its remake of Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s French dramedy during the summer. Prior to today’s announcement, both Colin Firth and Tom Shadyac had flirted with key roles in the retelling. Elsewhere, citing sources close to the production, Variety claims that Simon Curtis has closed a deal to helm the western remake.

First released in 2011 by TWC, Intouchables has been ripe for the remake treatment ever since it pulled in a respectable $416 million overseas.

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- Michael Briers

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