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Tribeca Film and Well Go USA Entertainment today announced they have co-acquired North American rights to Francesca Gregorini’s (Tanner Hall) psychological thriller Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes, starring Jessica Biel (Hitchcock, The Illusionist), Kaya Scodelario (“Skins”, Wuthering Heights), Alfred Molina (An Education, Spider-Man 2), and Frances O'Connor (The Importance of Being Earnest, A.I.). Writer/director Gregorini produced the film, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, with Matthew R. Brady (Mrb).
Tribeca Film and Well Go USA Entertainment plan a late 2013 theatrical release along with On Demand platforms, where it will be available in more than 50 million homes in the U.S. and Canada through a variety of video-on-demand offerings as well as iTunes, »
- The Woman In Black
Tribeca Film and Well Go USA have teamed up to acquire the North American rights to Francesca Gregorini’s"Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes," which stars Jessica Biel and Kaya Scodelario. Full press release below. New York, NY – May 13, 2013 – Tribeca Film and Well Go USA Entertainment today announced they have co-acquired North American rights to Francesca Gregorini’s (Tanner Hall) psychological thriller Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes, starring Jessica Biel (Hitchcock, The Illusionist), Kaya Scodelario (“Skins”, Wuthering Heights), Alfred Molina (An Education, Spider-Man 2), and Frances O'Connor (The Importance of Being Earnest, A.I.). Writer/director Gregorini produced the film with Matthew R. Brady (Mrb) which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. In what Twitch calls “a story unlike anything I’ve seen on the screen before” Emanuel (Scodelario), a troubled girl, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious, new neighbor (Biel), who bears a »
- Peter Knegt
Tribeca Film and Well Go USA have announced the co-acquisition of North American rights to Francesca Gregorini's psychological thriller "Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes," which stars Jessica Biel and Kaya Scodelario ("Wuthering Heights"). The film premiered at Sundance in January. In the film, a troubled teen girl (Scodelario) becomes fixated on her neighbor (Biel), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. Alfred Molina ("An Education") and Frances O'Connor ("The Importance of being Earnest") also star. The Sundance program notes for the film describe it as "vacillating between surrealism and realism," as Scodelario's character enters a dreamlike, uncanny world. Gregorini's previous feature was "Tanner Hall," starring a then-unknown Rooney Mara. The director describes originally writing the "Emanuel" script for Mara, because both she and the actress were "out of a job" following the "Tanner Hall" wrap. Tribeca and Well Go plan a late 2013 theatrical release, along »
- Beth Hanna
The UK’s Film4 have updated their current development slate, and with films like Shane Meadows’ “The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone,” Ben Wheatley’s “A Field in England” and Jonathan Glazer’s “Under The Skin” all edging their way closer to release, we’ve now got news of some of the new projects these directors have underway. Andrea Arnold’s fourth feature, and her first since 2011’s “Wuthering Heights,” will be a Us-set drama called “Mag Crew.” The film is apparently inspired by "teenage magazine sales crews" and looks set to shoot in the Us in 2014 after the script is completed later this year. It will be Arnold’s first film set outside of her native UK, and we imagine that means we can probably expect to see it sometime in 2015. Paddy Considine and Shane Meadows are both developing original dramatic features, meanwhile, and as much as we’d »
- Joe Cunningham
Pic tells the story of a father and son who set out to save Christmas: they must find Rudolph, travel to Lapland, befriend the elves and break Santa out of jail. The pic will be sold at Cannes by U.K.-based Altitude Film Sales, launched last year by Will Clarke and Mike Runagall.
Also on Altitude’s Cannes slate is helmer-scribe Leanne Pooley’s 3D docu-drama “Beyond the Edge,” about the 1953 conquest of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Pic is produced by Matthew Metcalfe, production designer is Grant Major (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) and the cinematographer is Richard Bluck (“Avatar,” “The Hobbit”).
- Leo Barraclough
Every year (at least in the last few), it seems there's at least one actress who, while already on many radars, comes to Sundance with a performance that launches her to true stardom. Carey Mulligan, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Olsen, Mia Wasikowska and Quvenzhane Wallis all went to Park City as complete or relative unknowns, and left at the top of casting wish-lists. This year, perhaps the most notable Sundance starlet to break out was Kaya Scodelario. Despite only being 21, the actress has been a familiar face on screen for a while now, thanks to a small role in "Moon," and more importantly, being the only actor to bridge the first two generations of cult UK teen series "Skins." But after several promising performances over the last few years, most notably in Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights," she's truly blown up in 2012, thanks in part to her turn in »
- Oliver Lyttelton
The dark and moody new adaptation of Wuthering Heights puts an emphasis on the “wuthering.” Writer-director Andrea Arnold includes extensive footage of the natural world around the Heights to represent the beauty and brutality of nature—both in the world and within the characters. She also explores human nature by telling this entire story from the point of view of Heathcliff.
When young Heathcliff (Solomon Glave) is brought to the Heights by Mr. Earnshaw, he is immediately treated like an outsider not just because he comes from the streets but also because of the dark color of his skin. He is raised as a laborer by the Earnshaw’s and suffers extreme beatings from racist Hindley Earnshaw (Lee Shaw). Heathcliff’s only sense of comfort and refuge comes from Hindley’s younger sister Catherine (Shannon Beer). As children they form an intense emotional bond that follows them through their lives. »
- John Keith
The former Skins star revealed that she is "nowhere near confident enough" to perform the nude scenes she anticipates the role will require.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Scodelario admitted that her mother was also a factor in her steering clear of parts involving nudity.
"I'm not comfortable doing nudity. That's something quite personal," she said.
"My mum's always asked me not to do it and I respect her... Considering what the [Fifty Shades] film is about, I wouldn't be able to [play Anastacia]."
Last month, Watson took to Twitter to publicly distance herself from the project, sarcastically asking her followers: "Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Grey as a movie? »
Though the title suggests that a certain franchise is moving into surreal and disturbing new territory, it is actually the intriguing new drama from writer/producer/director Francesca Gregorini, her second feature after indie flick Tanner Hall, 2009). Alongside Scodelario (Skins, Wuthering Heights) and Biel (Hitchcock, Total Recall) are stalwarts Alfred Molina (An Education, Spiderman 2) and Frances O’Connor (Mr Selfridge, A.I.) in what will no doubt be one of the highlights of Sundance. Have an official synopsis and a trailer.
‘Emanuel, a troubled girl, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious, new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper.’
Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes will be debuting at the »
- John Sharp
The first trailer for Sundance entry Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes is now online. Kaya Scodelario (Wuthering Heights) plays the titular character, a troubled girl who obsesses over a new neighbor (Jessica Biel) that looks just like her dead mother: "In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper." The tone chills, I am intrigued by the hints of the "fragile, fictional world," and I like hearing Scodelario try on her American accent. But whenever Emanuel is released, I will go see it to find out how a young girl gets such an unusual name beyond the thematic resonance of "God is with us." Alfred Molina, Frances O’Connor, Jimmi Simpson, and Aneurin Barnard co-star in Francesca Gregorini's second feature. Watch the trailer after the jump. Here's the Sundance synopsis: Emanuel, a troubled girl, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious, »
- Brendan Bettinger
Kaya Scodelario ("Wuthering Heights," "Moon") has scored the major role of Teresa, the only female Glader, in Wes Ball's upcoming film adaptation of James Dashner's novel "The Maze Runner". Aml Ameen ("Kidulthood") has also jumped onboard the project
The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a boy awakens in a completely closed environment called "The Glade" surrounded by an impenetrable maze. [Source: Oh No They Didn't]
Lucas will play a personal slave and friend to Emily Browning's Flavia character, the love interest of the main slave character (Kit Harrington). [Source: Deadline]
The story is »
- Garth Franklin
Ken Loach's The Angels' Share gets underway as a hard-hitting squint at the unemployed of Glasgow before rather perversely turning into an uplifting crime caper with a Disneyesque finale. But maybe, just maybe, a little Walt is what the have-nots are crying out for right now.
Loach, who has been zeroing in on the working class for over 45 years (Poor Cow (1967); Riff-Raff (1991)), and his longtime screenwriter Paul Laverty (The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)) have concocted a group of societal misfits who've all wound up in court and sentenced to community service.
One, Albert (Gary Maitland), is a dull-witted hard drinker who's been arrested for plummeting onto some train tracks; another, kleptomaniac Mo (Jasmine Riggins), has filched a macaw; and a third, Rhino (William Ruane), has continuously affronted public statuary, sometimes with urine. But our main Cinderella/hero here is Robbie (Paul Brannigan).
With a scar down one cheek »
- Brandon Judell
Kaya Scodelario has joined the cast of The Maze Runner, Fox’s adaptation of the sci-fi Young Adult novel, the first in a series of books set in a post-apocalyptic world by James Dashner, directed by Wes Ball.
21 year old American actor Dylan O’Brien, star of MTV's Teen Wolf, is set to take the lead role of Thomas.
Kaya will play Teresa, the only female Glader and Thomas's best friend, who falls into a coma after arriving with a message that she's the last one, and speaks to Thomas through telepathy.
- email@example.com (ScreenTerrier)
Kaya Scodelario is certainly making the most of the opportunities afforded by the praise for her work on Skins and in films like Wuthering Heights and Moon. She’s been nabbing film roles big and small and now seems set for her first lead in a franchise. The Maze Runner’s director Wes Ball has let slip via Twitter that’s Scodelario’s scored the major role of Teresa in the movie. Kidulthood’s Aml Ameen is also aboard according to the tweet spotted by the Oh No They Didn’t site team.Aml Ameen and Kaya Scodelario were mesmerizing on camera today.Oops. Did I just reveal @kscodders is our Teresa? :)— Wes Ball (@wesball) April 8, 2013 The Maze Runner, adapted from James Dashner’s novel, is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a lad called Thomas wakes up in a lift with no memory save for his name. When the doors open, »
The adaptation of James Dashner's young adult novel is set in a post-apocalyptic world, and centres on a teenage boy (Will Poulter) who wakes up in a strange community remembering only his first name.
The story follows his and his fellow prisoners' struggle to unlock the secrets of the maze that surrounds this mysterious community.
Director Wes Ball confirmed via Twitter that Scodelario has been cast as Teresa, the only girl to arrive at the compound.
Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke was originally attached, but was replaced by Ball in August.
Filming has now begun in Louisiana, with the movie set for a 2014 release.
Watch Scodelario speaking to Digital Spy about her role in Wuthering Heights below: »
Touted by many as this year's Felicity Jones-type breakout at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, relative newcomer Kaya Scodelario ("Wuthering Heights," TV's "Skins") gives it her all as the titular troubled character in the U.S. Dramatic contender, "Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes." In the coming-of-age drama, directed by "Tanner Hall" co-helmer Francesca Gregorini, Scodelario stars as a motherless young woman who takes a strange fascination to a new neighbor (Jessica Biel) who happens to resemble her dead mother. Little does Emanuel know that the woman next door harbors a huge secret. Biel, Scodelario and Gregorini sat down with Indiewire in Park City to discuss Gregorini's close ties to the material and Biel's sisterly love for her younger co-star. »
- Nigel M Smith
English actress Kaya Scodelario has been steadily rising in critical acclaim over the past few years, from her role on the British show Skins to supporting parts on Moon and a lead role in Andrea Arnold’s 2011 adaptation of Wuthering Heights. Many fans were thus interested to see what she would do next, which led to an increased profile for Writer-Director Francesca Gregorini’s second feature film, Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes, when Scodelario formally signed on to the lead role. Screening at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Scodelario’s co-stars include Jessica Biel, Alfred Molina, Jimmi Simpson, and Frances O’Connor. The first clip from the feature has now been released, and can be seen below.
(Source: HitFix) »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Park City, Utah – Battling the thousands who have descended upon Park City, Utah for a small portion of their Wi-Fi bandwidth, I’m back with my second report from the frontlines of independent cinema. As expected, the first few days of Sundance Film Festival 2013 have produced a mixed bag of quality with a few films I absolutely loved, a few of the best performances you’ll see this year in any theater, a few notable mistakes in storytelling, and a few all-out misfires. Let’s start with the good stuff.
Jeff Nichols returned to the fest this year with his stellar “Mud,” a coming-of-age story that plays like part noir, part fairy tale, and part thriller. Matthew McConaughey (continuing his amazing streak following the great work he did in 2012) stars as the title character, a drifter that two young boys named Ellis and Neckbone stumble upon living in a boat »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is only days away: Jessica Biel was joined by her co-stars Kaya Scodelario, Jimmi Simpson, Alfred Molina, and director Francesca Gregorini while attending the Dinner Series for her new film Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes on Friday, January 18th in Park City, Utah.
Therefore, the clip popped up online well ahead of schedule, so you can get a taste of what Gregorini is going for.
Rising star of Wuthering Heights and Skins, Scodelario plays a troubled teenage girl Emanuel who becomes obsessed with her new neighbor (Biel), because the woman bares a striking resemblance to her deceased mother.
Emanuel babysitting the neighbor’s newborn daughter, and they soon develop a close bond with each other.
Check it out how Emanuel let’s her imagination get the best of her.
Click here to view the embedded video.
Here’s the synopsis for Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes:
- Nick Martin
Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to Nick Ryan’s documentary “The Summit,” which world premiered Friday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house and rousing applause. Our review is here. The film explores what happened when 24 climbers ascended to the top of K2, widely considered the most dangerous mountain on Earth, and only 13 returned. One out of four K2 climbers expires on the way down from the summit. Go-to writer Mark Monroe ("The Tillman Story," "The Cove," "Chasing Ice") also wrote Sundance titles "Sound City" and "Who is Dayani Cristal?" and Andrea Arnold's cinematographer Robbie Ryan ("Fish Tank" and "Wuthering Heights") delivers gorgeous digital photography. The film mixes CG reenactments of what happened --shot on a soundstage with actors as well as surviving climbers --with archive footage (and audio) and interviews. A sister division of IFC »
- Anne Thompson and Jay Fernandez
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