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Tribeca fest unveils fare for families

Tribeca fest unveils fare for families
NEW YORK -- The Tribeca Film Festival announced its Tribeca Family Festival lineup Thursday, including T4Teens, a new section of films for young adults. The 15-feature slate includes a mix of studio and indie fare: Charles Sturridge's remake of Lassie, starring Peter O'Toole, Peter Dinklage and Samantha Morton; Barry Sonnenfeld's RV, featuring Robin Williams as a father on a cross-country family trip; and Ted Wilde's classic 1927 silent film Speedy, starring legendary comedian Harold Lloyd. The four-film T4Teens section features Danny Cannon's soccer fable Goal! The Dream Begins and Alex Steyermark's comic look at a terminally ill teen with a final wish, One Last Thing.

'Charlie' still cooking in int'l tour

SYDNEY -- Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory again sweetened the international boxoffice over the weekend, which also saw a sprinkling of such strong openings as Flightplan, Goal! and Night Watch. According to weekend estimates, Charlie grossed $10.2 million from about 3,200 screens in 52 countries, bringing its cumulative to date to $219 million. In Japan, it held the top spot for the fourth consecutive weekend, unwrapping an estimated $3.1 million from 360 screens to finish ahead of openers Sin City and local film Semishigure. In Italy, Charlie maintained its lead for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $2.4 million from 428 prints. Pride & Prejudice held its top ranking in the U.K., grossing an estimated $2.7 million. With strong openings in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, the film's cume now stands at around $17.9 million, with 51 more territories still to open.

'Charlie' still cooking in int'l tour

SYDNEY -- Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory again sweetened the international boxoffice over the weekend, which also saw a sprinkling of such strong openings as Flightplan, Goal! and Night Watch. According to weekend estimates, Charlie grossed $10.2 million from about 3,200 screens in 52 countries, bringing its cumulative to date to $219 million. In Japan, it held the top spot for the fourth consecutive weekend, unwrapping an estimated $3.1 million from 360 screens to finish ahead of openers Sin City and local film Semishigure. In Italy, Charlie maintained its lead for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $2.4 million from 428 prints. Pride & Prejudice held its top ranking in the U.K., grossing an estimated $2.7 million. With strong openings in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, the film's cume now stands at around $17.9 million, with 51 more territories still to open.

'Charlie' still cooking in int'l tour

'Charlie' still cooking in int'l tour
SYDNEY -- Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory again sweetened the international boxoffice over the weekend, which also saw a sprinkling of such strong openings as Flightplan, Goal! and Night Watch. According to weekend estimates, Charlie grossed $10.2 million from about 3,200 screens in 52 countries, bringing its cumulative to date to $219 million. In Japan, it held the top spot for the fourth consecutive weekend, unwrapping an estimated $3.1 million from 360 screens to finish ahead of openers Sin City and local film Semishigure. In Italy, Charlie maintained its lead for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $2.4 million from 428 prints. Pride & Prejudice held its top ranking in the U.K., grossing an estimated $2.7 million. With strong openings in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, the film's cume now stands at around $17.9 million, with 51 more territories still to open.

Deauville accent on indies

PARIS -- Richard Shepard's black comedy The Matador, starring Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear, will kick off the 31st Deauville Festival of American Cinema next month, organizers announced Thursday. Officials said Deauville also will feature a pair of world premieres in the Normandy town: Goal! from U.K. helmer Danny Cannon (I Still Know What You Did Last Summer), details the story of a young soccer player hitting the big time; and Harold Ramis' action-comedy Ice Harvest, which stars John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton in the story of a Christmas Eve crime gone awry. Half of the 10 independent U.S. films in competition previously unspooled at January's Sundance Film Festival. The titles include Rebecca Miller's The Ballad of Jack and Rose, about a hippie father who tries to shield his daughter from the real world; Brick, writer-director Rian Johnson's Dashiell Hammet-inspired first feature; Ira Sachs' Forty Shades of Blue, about a Russian woman who is estranged from her Memphis music-legend husband and winds up in her stepson's arms; Marcos Siega's high-school revenge drama, Pretty Persuasion; and the made-for-television film Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical, directed by Andy Fickman.

Deauville accent on indies

Deauville accent on indies
PARIS -- Richard Shepard's black comedy The Matador, starring Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear, will kick off the 31st Deauville Festival of American Cinema next month, organizers announced Thursday. Officials said Deauville also will feature a pair of world premieres in the Normandy town: Goal! from U.K. helmer Danny Cannon (I Still Know What You Did Last Summer), details the story of a young soccer player hitting the big time; and Harold Ramis' action-comedy Ice Harvest, which stars John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton in the story of a Christmas Eve crime gone awry. Half of the 10 independent U.S. films in competition previously unspooled at January's Sundance Film Festival. The titles include Rebecca Miller's The Ballad of Jack and Rose, about a hippie father who tries to shield his daughter from the real world; Brick, writer-director Rian Johnson's Dashiell Hammet-inspired first feature; Ira Sachs' Forty Shades of Blue, about a Russian woman who is estranged from her Memphis music-legend husband and winds up in her stepson's arms; Marcos Siega's high-school revenge drama, Pretty Persuasion; and the made-for-television film Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical, directed by Andy Fickman.

Beckham Scores On the Big Screen

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Beckham Scores On the Big Screen
English soccer ace David Beckham is set to make his big screen debut in Mel Gibson's sports film Goal!. The Real Madrid player will take a small role, playing himself alongside teammates Zinedine Zidane and Raul, in the film about South American football star Santiago - played by Diego Luna - who signs for English team Newcastle United. And Beckham's England teammates Kieron Dyer and Wayne Rooney will also star in the movie, which is financed by Gibson's Icon Productions and directed by Danny Cannon. Beckham enthuses, "I believe the Goal! trilogy will provide a positive message to kids around the world."

Milkshake, Bender assist 'Goal!'

Indie production company milkshakefilms has struck a deal to co-produce the soccer-adventure drama Goal! with producer Lawrence Bender. Goal! is the story of a young Latino man who makes his way from Los Angeles to England with hopes of becoming a Premier League soccer star. With a budget estimated in the $20 million range, milkshake toppers Mike Jefferies and Matt Barrelle and Bender are launching the project as the first in a trilogy.

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