8 items from 2017
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.
– Focus Features has acquired the worldwide rights to “The Little Stranger,” excluding the U.K., France and Switzerland, where it will be distributed by Pathé. Academy Award nominee Lenny Abrahamson (“Room”) will direct the film, a chilling ghost story, which will begin production in the U.K. this summer for release in 2018. “The Little Stranger” will star Academy Award nominee Charlotte Rampling, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Will Poulter. Lucinda Coxon, who wrote the screenplay adaptation of Focus’ “The Danish Girl,” has adapted “The Little Stranger” from Sarah Waters’ acclaimed 2009 novel of the same name.
In a remote English village after the close of World War II, a local practitioner, Dr. Faraday (Gleeson), is called to the »
- Graham Winfrey
The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last month.
Against the advice of his best friend Mark, Adam decides to drive back home to San Francisco to attend the wedding in hopes of convincing himself and everyone else, including her fiancé Aaron, that he is truly happy for her.
After a series of embarrassing, hilarious, and humbling situations, Adam discovers the comedy in romance, the tragedy of letting go and the hard truth about growing up.
Screen Media Films has acquired the North American rights to Ryan Eggold’s new comedy-drama “Literally, Right Before Aaron,” slated for a theatrical release later this year. The film, which had its world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival last month, stars Justin Long, Cobie Smulders, Ryan Hansen, John Cho, Kristen Schaal, Peter Gallagher, Dana Delany, Lea Thompson and Luis Guzman.
Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Screenings and Parties (Photos)
The seriocomic “Literally, Right Before Aaron” follows the aftermath of a love affair between Adam (Long) and his ex-girlfriend Allison (Smulders), when Adam gets word of Allison’s upcoming wedding. Realizing that he’s not quite ready to bid farewell to their relationship, Adam decides to attend the wedding in an embarrassing attempt to convince himself, and those around him, that he has moved on.
The movie marks the directorial feature film debut for Eggold (best known for his work as »
- Emily Mae Czachor
Screen Media Films has secured the North American rights to Ryan Eggold directorial debut film Literally, Right Before Aaron, which had its world premiere at last month’s Tribeca Film fest. Starring Justin Long, Cobie Smulders, Ryan Hansen, John Cho, Kristen Schaal, Peter Gallagher, Dana Delany, Lea Thompson, and Luis Guzmán, the film will bow in theaters later this year. The comedy follows Adam (Long) who, not ready to let his engaged ex-girlfriend Allison (Smulders)… »
Image Source: Seamus Tierney Sometimes romantic comedies don't have a happy ending, and that's Ok. Perhaps that's what made 500 Days of Summer such a cult classic (that, along with the stellar cast and realist take on love). If you're still obsessed with the film after all these years, we have a recommendation we think you're going to appreciate: Literally, Right Before Aaron. After a tough breakup with his college sweetheart, Allison (Cobie Smulders), Adam (Justin Long) finds his world turned upside down when she calls him up out of the blue and reveals that she's engaged to another man. Even worse? She wants him to come to the wedding. Needless to say, the film, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, will break your heart and mend it all at the same time. We've gathered six similarities between Literally, Right Before Aaron and 500 Days of Summer that will convince you to »
- Kelsie Gibson
Now in its sixteenth year, New York City’s own Tribeca Film Festival kicks off every spring with a wide variety of programming on offer, from an ever-expanding Vr installation to an enviable television lineup, but the bread and butter of the annual festival is still in its film slate. This year’s festival offers up plenty of returning favorites with new projects, alongside fresh faces itching to break out. From insightful documentaries to fanciful features, with a heavy dose of Gotham-centric films (hey, it is Tribeca after all), there’s plenty to dive into here, so we’ve culled the schedule for a few surefire hits.
This year’s Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 20 – 30. Check out some of our must-see picks below.
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“A Gray State”
It might be the craziest story »
- Indiewire Staff
Two of the best series on television return this week as HBO brings back Veep and FX debuts another season of Fargo. Additionally, there are anticipated fiction and nonfiction shows as well as a new HBO biopic we’re excited about, at the same time we’re set to say goodbye to other favorites, either for the year or forever. To help you keep track of the most important programs over the next seven days, here’s our guide to everything worth watching, whether it’s on broadcast, cable, or streaming for April 16–22:
(All listed times are Eastern)
SUNDAYVeep (HBO, 10:30pm)
This show is back for the first time since the election, and fans are surely wondering how the political humor will reflect the new administration. Probably not at all, considering it was never a reaction to current events before. Instead, the focus on the first episode of season six, “Omaha »
- Christopher Campbell
Chicago – HollywoodChicago.com publisher Adam Fendelman interviews Erika Christensen at the star-studded red-carpet premiere of the new film “The Case for Christ” at Chicago’s AMC River East on April 6, 2017. To begin the interview, Adam reminisces back to Erika’s stalker stardom in “Swimfan” and gets pleasantly videobombed by “The Wire” star Frankie Faison.
Based on a true story, Chicago Tribune investigative journalist and self-proclaimed atheist Lee Strobel (played by Mike Vogel) sets out to disprove the existence of God after his wife, Leslie Strobel (played by Erika Christensen), becomes a Christian.
The film, which opened on April 7, 2017, is based on Lee Strobel’s award-winning, best-selling book of the same name. “The Case for Christ” also stars Faye Dunaway, Robert Forster and Frankie Faison. Watch our interview below!
Interview and edited by: Adam Fendelman, Publisher
Filmed by: Ellie Henderson
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
8 items from 2017
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