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John McEnroe Addresses His Sons Stealing His Pot and Eldest Son’s Drug Arrest in New Book

21 June 2017 3:07 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tennis champion John McEnroe admits in his upcoming memoir that his then-teenage sons stole marijuana from his personal stash.

But Seriously — McEnroe’s second memoir — releases on June 27 and details his difficult transition from tennis champion to full-time father and broadcaster. In it, he writes that his second wife, Patty Smyth, had previously encouraged him to stop smoking pot.

He ignored her request, and writes that he only stopped once he was embroiled in a courtroom battle with ex-wife Tatum O’Neal. It was during the custody battle that he learned his older kids had been stealing from his personal supply. »

- Sam Gillette

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Film and TV Production Rises in Monaco

14 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The principality of Monaco has long been luring international film and TV productions with its landmark Monte Carlo Casino — of which James Bond is a big fan — its prestigious Grand Prix Formula One race, yacht-lined harbor and luxury high rises under the Maritime Alps.

“It’s a jewel in the Mediterranean” is how Monaco-based line producer John Bernard describes the micro-state famed as a tax haven for high net-worth individuals. TV executives from around the world will experience Monaco first-hand during the Monte Carlo TV Festival June 16-20.

“It’s emblematic, and it’s iconic,” adds Bernard, who is the founder of Monaco-based Jake Prods., which in 2009 made some of the key “Iron Man 2” scenes involving the Grand Prix possible. More recently, Bernard and his partner, producer Xavier Wakefield, have been instrumental to Sky Atlantic’s high-end TV series “Riviera” shooting its entire first season in the South of »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Film and TV Production Rises in Monaco

14 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The principality of Monaco has long been luring international film and TV productions with its landmark Monte Carlo Casino — of which James Bond is a big fan — its prestigious Grand Prix Formula One race, yacht-lined harbor and luxury high rises under the Maritime Alps.

“It’s a jewel in the Mediterranean” is how Monaco-based line producer John Bernard describes the micro-state famed as a tax haven for high net-worth individuals. TV executives from around the world will experience Monaco first-hand during the Monte Carlo TV Festival June 16-20.

“It’s emblematic, and it’s iconic,” adds Bernard, who is the founder of Monaco-based Jake Prods., which in 2009 made some of the key “Iron Man 2” scenes involving the Grand Prix possible. More recently, Bernard and his partner, producer Xavier Wakefield, have been instrumental to Sky Atlantic’s high-end TV series “Riviera” shooting its entire first season in the South of France; some of that shoot involved Monaco »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Anyone for Tennis? Borg/McEnroe Trailer arrives with a sombre approach

22 May 2017 2:59 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

The upcoming biographical film of two of tennis’s biggest giants, Björn Borg and John McEnroe, Borg/McEnroe, new trailer bounces into court starring Shia LeBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason.

Related: First image of Shia Labeouf and Sverrir Gudnason as John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg from Borg/McEnroe

Focus on the legendary duel between the American and the Swede during the 1980s Wimbledon tournament. Two men became legends, but doing so came at a price. Our first reaction at witnessing the image above was to laugh, however after witnessing the trailer the mood took on a slightly sombre atmosphere as it primarily focuses on Borg who is portrayed as suffering from some kind of internal turmoil on the lead up to this almighty battle of rackets.  With recreation of this event in the hands of the Swedes, the trailer leans more in favour of Borg with the emphasis »

- Zehra Phelan

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Scandinavian Filmmakers Grab Global Attention in Cannes and Beyond

21 May 2017 9:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

That Swedish director Ruben Ostlund’s anticipated art-world satire “The Square” is in competition this year is just latest indication that the Scandinavian industry is upping its international game, venturing beyond “Scandi noirs” and becoming a hotbed of innovation at the forefront of the pack in Europe.

The Square,” Ostlund’s English-language follow up to “Force Majeure,” which scooped Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Jury Prize in 2014, is the first Swedish film in the Cannes competition in 17 years. It stars Danish actor Claes Bang (“The Bridge”) and Elisabeth Moss, in a mighty mix of Nordic and U.S. talents that sees the already hot auteur “elevating himself into a new sphere,” according to Swedish Film Institute chief exec Anna Serner.

The same can be said for the entire film and TV industry in the Nordics, which comprises five countries: Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Norway.

There is a slew of buzzy »

- Nick Vivarelli

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‘Borg/McEnroe’ Trailer: Shia Labeouf Takes a Swing at a Tennis Movie

21 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s unlikely that George R.R. Martin was inspired to write his A Song of Ice and Fire novels by watching tennis legends Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe face off on the court, but considering the players’ nicknames were Ice and Fire, it wouldn’t be entirely ridiculous. (Mostly ridiculous? Yes.) The Swedish Borg was “Ice,” cool, calm […]

The post ‘Borg/McEnroe’ Trailer: Shia Labeouf Takes a Swing at a Tennis Movie appeared first on /Film. »

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Shia Labeouf Starrer ‘Borg/McEnroe’ Inks Worldwide Sales for Sf Studios (Exclusive)

20 May 2017 1:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Borg/McEnroe,” the feature starring Shia Labeouf and Sverrir Gudnason as tennis icons John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg, respectively, has closed numerous sales for Sf Studios.

A U.S. deal is close for the finished film.

Janus Metz Pederson’s film was acquired by A Contracorriente (Spain), Best Film (Poland), Rosebud (Greece), Mars Production (Turkey), Estinfilm (Baltic States), Sidus Film (South Korea), Runaway Luminosity (India), Phoenicia Pictures (Middle East) and Films4You (Portugal).

“Borg/McEnroe” was previously acquired by Hualu (China), Fame Solutions/Programs4Media (former Yugoslavia), Lucky Red (Italy), Cineplex (Latin America), and for France (Pretty Pictures), the U.K. (Curzon), German-language Switzerland (Ascot Elite), Australia/New Zealand (Vendetta) and Benelux (September Film).

Pederson previously directed “Armadillo” and “True Detective.” “Borg/McEnroe,” penned by screenwriter Ronnie Sandahl (“Underdog”), chronicles the 1980 Wimbledon final and sheds light on the two tennis stars’ complex relationship and rivalry. Tre Vanner and Sf Studios produced the film. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Shia Labeouf vs Sverrir Gudnason in Teaser Trailer for 'Borg/McEnroe'

19 May 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"The ball was on the line!" How about another tennis match movie this week? The first teaser trailer has arrived for a film titled Borg/McEnroe, profiling (and recreating) the iconic 1980 tennis match between Björn Borg and John McEnroe. The match would go down in history as one of the greatest Wimbledon finals ever. Unlike the other tennis movie Battle of the Sexes, this one isn't a comedy, it's much more of a drama looking at the rivalry between these two tennis titans. Shia Labeouf plays John McEnroe, and Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason plays Björn Borg, with a cast including Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny, and David Bamber. This actually looks pretty good, I'm curious to see more footage from this. See below. Here's the first official teaser trailer for Janus Metz Pedersen's Borg/McEnroe, direct from YouTube: Borg/McEnroe is a film about one of the world's greatest icons »

- Alex Billington

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First posters and teaser trailer for Borg/McEnroe starring Shia Labeouf and Sverrir Gudnason

19 May 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first teaser trailer and two new posters have arrived online for the upcoming tennis drama Borg/McEnroe. Directed by Janus Metz, the film explores the on-court rivalry between John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg during the late 1970s and early 1980s and stars Shia Labeouf as McEnroe, Sverrir Gudnason as Borg, and Stellan Skarsgard as trainer Lennart Bergelin; take a look below…

Award-winning Danish director Janus Metz brings to the screen the story of one of the world’s greatest icons Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe – and their legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.

Borg/McEnroe is set for release on September 22nd in the UK. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Shia Labeouf stars in the first Borg/McEnroe teaser trailer

19 May 2017 8:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The first teaser trailer for the upcoming tennis film Borg/McEnroe has been released by Ascot Elite Entertainment Group. The upcoming film focuses on the fierce rivalry between tennis players Björn Borg and John McEnroe at the 1980 Wimbledon Championships.

Shia Labeouf stars as McEnroe in the upcoming film with Sverrir Gudnason appearing as Björn BorgJanus Metz Pedersen directs from a screenplay written by Ronnie Sandahl, with Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny, and Robert Emms amongst its cast. Borg/McEnroe has a release date set for September 2017.

Watch the first teaser below.

The post Shia Labeouf stars in the first Borg/McEnroe teaser trailer appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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‘Borg/McEnroe’ Trailer: Shia Labeouf Faces His Greatest Rival in New Biopic

19 May 2017 7:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The first trailer has dropped for Shia Labeouf’s next film, “Borg/McEnroe.” Directed by Janus Metz Pedersen, the biopic tells the story of the famous rivalry between Swedish tennis superstar Björn Borg and his biggest opponent, American player John McEnroe, during 1980’s Wimbledon Championships. Labeouf stars as McEnroe, while Sverrir Gudnason (“Monica Z,” “Gentlemen”) plays Borg. The film also stars Stellan Skarsgård and Tuva Novotny.

Read More: ‘Borg/McEnroe’: See First Image of Shia Labeouf as Tennis Star John McEnroe for Biopic

In an interview with Variety in October, Labeouf said, “[McEnroe and I have] everything in common. Passionate. Perfectionist. Narcissistic. I’m a bit of a caricature also. You look for parallels in your life, and I’m lucky because there is a lot here…I’m eager to meet him before we shoot. I got nothing but love and respect for him. The script is brilliant. We are all here because of that. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Borg Teaser Trailer Highlights An Intense Tennis Rivalry in the 80s

18 May 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

They were two extremely different players.  One was quiet, consistent and simply wore his players down.  The other was fiery, inappropriate and frustrated the hell out of other players with his antics.   In a sport that was never particularly known for outrageous personalities, John McEnroe changed the sport and his rivalry with Bjorn Borg is an integral part of Tennis history.  In fact so much so that nearly 40 years later a feature film has finally been made about it. Borg/McEnroe is a film about one of the world’s greatest icons Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and

Borg Teaser Trailer Highlights An Intense Tennis Rivalry in the 80s »

- Nat Berman

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Shia Labeouf to star in The Peanut Butter Falcon

7 May 2017 5:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Variety, Shia Labeouf has signed on to star in the indie adventure drama The Peanut Butter Falcon, which is being written and directed by Tyler Nilson and Mike Schwartz.

Described as “in the vein of a Mark Twain tale”, the film will follow Zak, “a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from the nursing home where he lives to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and attending the Saltwater Redneck wrestling school. Through circumstances beyond their control, a small-time outlaw also on the run (to be played by Labeouf) becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally.”

Labeouf was most recently seen in American Honey and Man Down (the latter of which only managed to sell a single ticket during its opening weekend in the UK), and will next appear as John McEnroe in the tennis biopic Borg vs. McEnroe. »

- Gary Collinson

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Shia Labeouf to Star in Adventure Drama ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ (Exclusive)

2 May 2017 3:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Shia Labeouf has found his next film. The actor will star in the adventure drama “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” sources tell Variety.

Tyler Nilson and Mike Schwartz are on board to direct the indie from their own script.

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How Shia Labeouf Stopped Drinking and Found the Career He Wanted

The film is in the vein of a Mark Twain tale, and follows Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from the nursing home where he lives to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and attending the Saltwater Redneck wrestling school. Through circumstances beyond their control, a small-time outlaw also on the run (to be played by Labeouf) becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally.

Lucky Treehouse Pictures is producing the pic. The movie will likely be sold at the Cannes Film Festival this month.

Labeouf most recently appeared in “American Honey,” which premiered at last year’s Cannes, »

- Justin Kroll

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Shia Labeouf's New Movie Only Sold One Ticket in the U.K.

5 April 2017 10:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Shia Labeouf's latest movie is a certified flop. Man Down opened in theaters this past December, and came and went without nary a whisper. But now, the drama is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. What could have just been shuffled off into the dustbin of cinematic history without much fanfare is getting some attention this week, as it managed to sell only one single ticket in the UK.

Yes, according to Entertainment Weekly, overseas fans were in no rush to see Shia Labeouf play an ex-marine with family issues. The drama premiered in the United Kingdom this past weekend, and it managed to earn just seven pounds. That equals $8.71 in American dollars. The price of a single movie ticket.

Dito Montiel, who previously worked with Labeouf on A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, directed the movie. The story follows U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia Labeouf), who »

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Why Shia Labeouf Needs a Career Reboot

5 April 2017 9:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Shia Labeouf needs to press the reset button. The once-bright new face from 2007’s franchise-kickstarting “Transformers” reached a career lowlight over the weekend when “Man Down,” the drama in which he plays a former U.S. Marine suffering from Ptsd, sold exactly one ticket in the U.K. The film has since picked up two more patrons, bringing the total number of tickets sold to three.

It’s worth noting that “Man Down” is booked for just one showing per day in one theater in Burnley, England, and brought in a little more than $450,000 after opening in the U.S. last December, but the film’s dismal U.K. opening is illustrative of the precipitous decline Labeouf’s acting career has taken in recent years.

Read More: Shia Labeouf’s ‘Man Down’ Sold Only One Ticket During Its UK Opening Weekend

Since starring in Lars Von Trier’s two-part “Nymphomaniac »

- Graham Winfrey

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Central and Eastern European Producers Look Globally for Partners

11 February 2017 8:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Increasingly international-minded producers in Central and Eastern Europe are scoring more projects than ever with co-productions on the rise, from historic tales to biopics, in territories both with and without incentives.

The Czech Republic’s Stillking, long a forerunner in bringing Western producers to Prague, wrapped season one of “Genius” (pictured above), which focuses on Albert Einstein, in February; the National Geographic Channel project from Ron Howard with Fox 21 Television chronicles exceptional lives.

The History channel’s “Knightfall,” an adventure tale based on the last days of the 14th century Knights Templar, shot in Prague and Malta for A+E Studios, and also enlisted Stillking.

Film United, another outward-looking Prague-based shingle, is headed by Rick McCallum. It was busy recently with “Britannia,” a 10-part Sky and Amazon series that follows ancient Rome’s conquests of the Celts in the British Isles. As with many such high-end series, Prague’s »

- Will Tizard

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Shia Labeouf, Rooney Mara and More: 10 Hot Projects at Berlin’s European Film Market

9 February 2017 6:33 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The European Film Market at the Berlin Film Festival marks the first major film market of the year, and is one of the few events where nearly everyone from the global movie business comes together to network and launch new projects.

Read More: 5 Exciting Films in the 2017 Berlin Film Festival Competition Lineup

This year’s Efm will draw more than 1,600 buyers from roughly 70 countries into a deal-making bonanza for films in every stage of development and production, much like the American Film Market in Los Angeles and the Marché du Film in Cannes. Efm will include around 730 screenings this year, more than 600 of which will be market premieres.

What are the movies and screenplays already on executives’ radars? Here are 10 hot projects that could be prime targets.

“Borg/McEnroe

Summary: This sports drama stars Shia Labeouf as John McEnroe and Sverrir Gudnason as Björn Borg. The movie focuses on the pair’s 1980 Wimbledon tennis championship, »

- Graham Winfrey

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Goteborg: first footage revealed from 'Borg/McEnroe', Ruben Ostlund's 'The Square'

6 February 2017 5:05 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Projects participated in the Nordic festival’s works in progress event.

Ruben Ostlund got buyers and festival programmers hopping with excitement in Goteborg as he presented the first footage from his forthcoming fifth feature The Square during the festival’s work in progress pitches.

Ostlund screened about seven minutes from one scene of the new film, during which a controversial performance artist (played by Terry Notary) makes guests at a black-tie art gala very uncomfortable. “You know I love awkward situations,” the director said.

Goteborg’s audience of industry experts commented that they were impressed by the confidence of the unnerving scene, which showed Ostlund working on a bigger scale even than his last hit, Force Majeure.

At a festival session later for the public, Ostlund previewed a second clip from the film, in which a museum director (Claes Bang) delivers a self-centered video apology to a boy he had accused of being a thief.

Another high-profile »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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‘Borg/McEnroe,’ ‘The Square,’ ‘Darling’ Set For Goteborg’s Industry Days

26 January 2017 1:34 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Janus Metz Pederson (“Armadillo”)’s “Borg vs McEnroe” with Shia Labeouf, and Ruben Ostlund’s “The Square” with Elisabeth Moss are among the most anticipated Scandinavian work-in-progress titles set for the Nordic Film Market hosted during Goteborg Film Festival’s industry days.

Both films are part of the 18 work-in-progress features selected by Cia Edström, Goteborg’s head of industry, and her team.

“Borg vs McEnroe” stars up-and-comer Sverrir Gudnason (“Monica Z”) as Swedish player Bjorn Borg and Labeouf as John McEnroe. The film chronicles the 1980 Wimbledon final and sheds light on the two tennis stars’ complex relationship and rivalry.Tre Vanner and Sf Studios are producing, while Svensk handles international sales.

The Square,” meanwhile, is a satirical film turning on the creative director of a museum who is desperate to build some buzz around an upcoming exhibition and decides to hire a PR agency which has no boundaries. The film is produced by Plattform Produktion. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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