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Paramount Sued Over Upcoming Renée Zellweger Movie Score

9 June 2015 7:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada has sued Paramount Pictures for allegedly breaching its master contract by recording the score to Renee Zellweger’s upcoming film “Same Kind of Different as Me” in Slovakia.

The suit, filed Monday in Los Angeles federal court, asserts that the studio has violated provisions of its collective bargaining agreement with musicians that require Paramount films produced in the U.S. or Canada to be scored in the U.S. or Canada.

Paramount had no immediate response to a request for comment.

It’s the second such suit filed by Afm within the past two months. The union filed suit on April 27 against Warner Bros., MGM and Paramount for alleged violations of the union’s master contract for recording film scores outside the U.S. and Canada for “Interstellar,” which was produced by Warner Bros. and Paramount; Warner’s “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island »

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Paramount Pulls ‘Moon and the Sun’ From April 10 Release

20 March 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount has pulled Pierce Brosnan’s historical fantasy “The Moon and the Sun” from its release schedule, less than a month prior to its April 10 launch.

The studio had acquired domestic rights to the film, which is now without a date, last summer. Sean McNamara directed the medieval-set pic starring William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Pablo Schreiber and Fan Bingbing.

In the film, Brosnan portrays King Louis Xiv, whose quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal the life force of a mermaid. His plans are complicated by his daughter, who befriends the creature and defies the most powerful monarch on earth.

Paramount has also set faith-based drama “Same Kind of Different as Me” for an April 29, 2016, opening. Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou, Renee Zellweger and Jon Voight star.

Same Kind of Different as Me” is based on the book by Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent and Ron Hall. Michael Carney »

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‘Same Kind Of Different As Me’ Filmmaking Duo Sign With Paradigm

7 March 2015 4:44 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Director Michael Carney and his writing partner Alexander Foard (left and right above) who are behind Paramount’s upcoming feature adaptation of the bestselling nonfiction book Same Kind of Different As Me, have inked with Paradigm. The faith-based drama follows the story of international art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear), who must befriend a dangerous homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife (Renee Zellweger), a woman… »

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