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Scooping up two awaited Spanish titles, Madrid-based Imagina International Sales has closed world sales rights to the Sony-distribbed “Who Killed Bambi?”, the latest film from “The Orphanage” producer Rodar y Rodar, as well as Fernando Franco’s “The Wound,” the only debut film in competition at the fast-approaching San Sebastian Festival.
A Nov. 17 Sony Pictures Espana release in Spain, “Bambi” receives a Toronto market screening. Toplining Ernesto Alterio (“Clandestine Childhood”), Quim Gutierrez (“Dark Blue Almost Black”) and Clara Lago (“Fin”), “Bambi” is a bungled kidnap comedy helmed by Santi Amodeo, director of two quirky mid-decade dramas — “Astronauts” and “Doghead” — that is loosely inspired by Mexico’s “Matando Cabos.”
Imagina sales director Geraldine Gonard describes it as a dark screwball comedy. “Bambi” marks “a move towards the mainstream” for Amodeo, per Rodar producer Joaquin Padro.
In “The Wound,” Franco delivers an intimate portrait of a woman battling a borderline personality disorder. »
- John Hopewell
Madrid – Denis Villeneuve’s “An Enemy,” David Trueba’s “Vivir es facil” and Manuel Martin Cuenca’s “Cannibal” will face off in competition at September’s 61st San Sebastian Festival, the biggest movie event in the Spanish-speaking world.
A co-production between Canada (Rhombus Media) and Spain (Roxbury Pics), “Enemy” – Villeneuve’s follow-up to the Oscar-nominated “Incendies,” was shot in Toronto from April 2012 before Villeneuve took on Warner Bros.-distribbed “Prisoners.”
“Enemy” stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a man who discovers his double, (Gyllenhaal again), lives close by. With “Prisoners” world preeming at Toronto, “Enemy’s” San Sebastian berth gives Villeneuve the singular distinction of having two movies in major near back-to-back festivals.
Produced by Cristina Huete for Fernando Trueba P.C., David Trueba’s “Vivir” sits as a companion piece to his Sundance-screened “Madrid 1987,” a humor-tinged portrait of recent times past in Spain, caught through the psychology of the characters. Here, »
- John Hopewell
With the ‘half’ of Two and a Half Men off the cast of the CBS sitcom, there’s room for a new character when the show returns this fall without Angus T. Jones as a series regular. That new role will be Charlie Harper’s long-lost daughter. Deadline first reported the news.
Yep, perpetual bachelor Charlie Harper managed to spawn an offspring sometime before he kicked the bucket. The daughter, in her late teens or early 20s, will show up at Walden Schmidt’s (Ashton Kutcher) home, saying she’s looking for the house’s previous owner, her father. She »
- Emily Rome
According to Hollywood, teenagers plus supernatural beings equals money-making franchises that can be milked until their creative teats dry, whither, and blow away. So what's the next young adult property looking to make a killing? Read on!
According to THR, Ineffable Pictures has optioned the rights to Lisa Desrochers' Personal DemonsPersonal Demons, Original Sin and Last Rite. The books center on a teen girl with a special ability who is caught in the midst of a love triangle (of course) between an angel and a demon, each of whom are competing to “tag” her soul for heaven and hell, respectively.
This one will not be heading to the big screen though. John Travis, who wrote The Haunting of Molly Hartley and The New Daughter, is adapting the Personal Demons series for television. No word on a network yet, but our money's on The CW. It can't be any worse than »
- Uncle Creepy
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