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UK movie releases: October 2014

10 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

October 3, 2014

Life After Beth

Director: Jeff Baena

Starring: Jeff Baena

Running time: 89 mins

Certificate: 15

Dracula Untold

Director: Gary Shore

Starring: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper

Running time: 92 mins

Certificate: 15

Draft Day

Director: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner

Running time: 107 mins

Certificate: 15

Gone Girl

Director:David Fincher

Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike

Running time: 149 mins

Certificate: 18

October 10, 2014

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Director: Miguel Arteta

Starring: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner

Running time: 81 mins

Certificate: PG

Annabelle

Director: John R. Leonetti

Starring: Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis

Running time: 99 mins

Certificate: 15

The Calling

Director: Jason Stone

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Gil Bellows

Running time: 108 mins

Certificate: 15

Effie Gray

Director: Richard Laxton

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson

Running time: Tbc mins

Certificate: 12A

The Maze Runner

Director: Wes Ball

Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario

Running time: 113 mins

Certificate: 12A

The Rewrite

Director: Marc Lawrence

Starring: Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei »

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St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum Launches

1 October 2014 9:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum launched Wednesday with a lineup of screenings spread across 10 programs, each curated by a leading Russian film critic.

Catherine Mtsitouridze, Spimf’s concept creator and general producer, said that the curators of programs had enjoyed complete freedom during the selection process.

“For the film selection for the Media Forum, it was essential to ensure 100% freedom of expression for the curators, our friends and like-minded fellows. Trust is the key success factor in our work,” she said.

The event opens with Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy” and closes with the world premiere of Susanne Bier’s “Serena,” which stars Jennifer Lawrence.

The Mamentum section features four films by French directors that appeared at Cannes: Olivier Assayas’ “Clouds of Sils Maria,” Francois Ozon’s “The New Girlfriend,” Bertrand Bonello’s “Saint Laurent” and Benoit Jacquot’s “Three Hearts.”

The section’s curator, Alexander Mamontov, commented: “Our »

- Leo Barraclough

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Serena to open Mumbai Film Festival

1 October 2014 5:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Susanne Bier film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.

The 16th Mumbai Film Festival (Oct 14-21) is to open with Susanne Bier’s period drama Serena, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.

The highly anticipated film is based on Ron Rash’s North Carolina-set novel about logging magnate George Pemberton (Cooper) and his ruthless, brilliant wife Serena (Lawrence). The story is about how the ‘perfect’ couple’s plans come unstuck when they discover she can’t bear children and that George previously fathered a child out of wedlock.

The film will receive its world premiere as the closing film of the Saint Petersburg International Media Forum on Oct 10 before going on to play at BFI London Film Festival.

The 16th edition of the Mumbai Film Destival, organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (Mami), includes a line-up of around 185 films from more than 65 countries. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Jeffrey Katzenberg to Headline London Film Festival Industry Program

1 October 2014 5:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, will headline the industry events program at the BFI London Film Festival in a keynote conversation with fest director Clare Stewart.

Another onstage interview in the program will be with director Stephen Frears, who will be joined by Scott Foundas, chief film critic of Variety, and one of the festival’s Official Competition jurors. They will discuss Frears’ career and approach to directing. The event is presented in association with Variety.

Other interviewees include Bruna Papandrea, producer of “Wild,” starring Reese Witherspoon, and executive producer of David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” and British filmmaker Peter Strickland, who has two films in the festival, “Bjork Live: Biophilia” and “The Duke of Burgundy,” and will be joined by his “Biophilia” co-director Nick Fenton.

The festival will bring filmmakers and industry delegates together for a series of debates.

A roundtable session hosted by Ed Vaizey, minister »

- Leo Barraclough

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Screen, British Council to present Stars of Tomorrow at Lff

1 October 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen International has teamed with BFI London Film Festival and British Council to present the UK Stars of Tomorrow – one of several industry events unveiled today.

The first Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff dinner is to be held on Oct 14 during the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).

The event will bring together a selection of this year’s Stars of Tomorrow, including Aimee Ffion-Edwards and Phoebe Walller-Bridge, with casting directors, packaging agents, festival programmers, producers and financiers.

It will be preceded by a masterclass led by Us casting agent Deborah Aquila, whose credits include The Shawshank Redemption and TV series Dexter and The Shield.

The event is supported by British Council and Casting Society of America (Csa), and will be held in association with We Are UK Film.

The dinner is by invitation only and is not an open event.

Lff industry events

The 58th edition of the festival has restructured its industry »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Screen to present UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff

1 October 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen International has teamed with BFI London Film Festival and British Council to present the UK Stars of Tomorrow – one of several industry events unveiled today.

The first Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff dinner is to be held on Oct 14 during the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).

The event will bring together a selection of this year’s Stars of Tomorrow, including Aimee Ffion-Edwards and Phoebe Walller-Bridge, with casting directors, packaging agents, festival programmers, producers and financiers.

It will be preceded by a masterclass led by Us casting agent Deborah Aquila, whose credits include The Shawshank Redemption and TV series Dexter and The Shield.

The event is supported by British Council and Casting Society of America (Csa), and will be held in association with We Are UK Film.

The dinner is by invitation only and is not an open event.

Lff industry events

The 58th edition of the festival has restructured its industry »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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New Serena Images Featuring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

29 September 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Who would have thought a movie starring two of the most sought-after stars in the industry would have had this much trouble finding domestic distribution?  Serena features Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper as Serena and George Pemberton, newlyweds trying to build their own timber empire.  The business takes off thanks to Serena’s ability and ambition, but when she uncovers the truth of George’s past, it threatens the stability of their marriage and business. Two weeks ago it was finally announced that Magnolia, the sister company of Serena financier 2929 Productions, became the film’s Us distributor by default.  The movie will makes its way into theaters in early 2015 and at this point, I can’t wait just because I’m so curious to find out what went so terribly wrong.  The trailer isn’t all that bad and I wouldn’t suspect anything’s amiss based on these five new Serena images. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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New York Film Festival preview: 10 films that can make it anywhere

26 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The film-festival circuit this time of year is not unlike presidential-primary season. Venice or Telluride are sort of like the Iowa caucus, an important first step for a film to generate some name recognition and Oscar buzz—but not exactly the setting for a coronation. Toronto is the traditional Oscar-campaign battleground, a sort of New Hampshire primary that often separates the contenders from the pretenders. Last year, Toronto unofficially nominated 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, and Dallas Buyers Club, and those films went on to collect major awards.

But this year, the races still remain wide open after the first new rounds, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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The Hype Cycle: Pre New York Buzz

26 September 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The New York Film Festival starts today, and with it critics and industry members will get their first look at Gone Girl and Inherent Vice, leaving only a few studio tent poles remaining throughout the fall. They’ll also get a renewed look at Mr. Turner, Foxcatcher, and Birdman, so expect those to be back in the conversation soon.

One of the most interesting barometers for predicting the race is Movie City News’ Gurus ‘O Gold chart, a poll of all the Oscar pundits to determine the top contenders to win. They made their picks before the festivals and now after them, and they’ve got Boyhood perched atop the pedestal with the sight-unseen Unbroken, Interstellar and Gone Girl rounding out the Top 10.

This week however, all the previous week’s ranking contenders are gone from the charts in this slow week between festivals. They’ll be back with a »

- Brian Welk

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News Bits: Miss, Elle, Serena, Neverhome

25 September 2014 8:20 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Miss You Already

The first photo is out of Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore in Catherine Hardwicke's new film "Miss You already". The story follows best friends who struggle to share their feelings as they face fertility issues and breast cancer. Dominic Cooper and Paddy Considine also star in the comedy drama due out October next year. [Source: Empire]

Elle

It has been almost a decade since "Starship Troopers" and "Robocop" director Paul Verheoven helmed a movie, and now he's finally putting together his next - the psychological thriller "Elle" based on Philllippe Dijan's novel "Oh...".

Isabelle Huppert stars in the story of a businesswoman playing a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a stalker who raped her, a crime for which she seeks revenge. Filming begins in January. [Source: CinEuropa]

Serena

Magnolia Pictures has unveiled their U.S. release plans for Susanne Bier's "Serena," starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. The film »

- Garth Franklin

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Jennifer Lawrence And Bradley Cooper Reunite In A Crop Of New Images From Serena

25 September 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two years after wrapping principal photography, we’re on the precipice of Serena landing in theatres – in the UK. Following a lengthy post-production process during which director Susanne Bier completed an additional two movies, the period drama is still a ways off landing in the Us. Does this suggest the editing suite woes are still too dangerous to unleash on the American public? Is the UK cinematic palette somehow more adept at coping with films that some reviewers have called a hot mess?

You’d think that reuniting Silver Linings Playbook stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper would be a shoo-in for the awards schedule. Cobbled together immediately after that flick, production was apparently going swimmingly. Until it wasn’t.

A Depression-era drama based on the novel by Ron Rash, it follows a young couple, Serena (Lawrence) and George Pemberton (Cooper), who run and own a successful timber mill in North Carolina during the 1920s. »

- Gem Seddon

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'Serena' Starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper Hits VOD Feb 26th, Theatrical March 27th; New Photos & Poster

25 September 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper must like each other a lot. They’ve appeared together in three movies almost in a row: “Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle” and now the upcoming and long-delayed “Serena” (which was actually shot before the 'Hustle', the 2nd David O. Russell collaboration, after 'Playbook'). “Jennifer is such a wonderful girl. We’ve had so much fun working together and I’m so proud of her success,” Cooper recently told a South Jersey Magazine. “She’s one of the most down-to-earth and unpretentious individuals you could ever meet, and it’s such a pleasure to spend time with her. Jennifer is incredibly talented and she’s one of those natural performers who are instinctively good at what they do.” The movie’s narrative revolves around the emotional turmoil resulting after Lawrence’s titular character discovers she is unable to bear children and takes her anger out »

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Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper's 'Serena' Has a Release Date

25 September 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

While international trailers for "Serena" have been out for a while now, there had been no word on a U.S. release date for the long-delayed Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper historical drama -- until now.

In an interview with Thompson on Hollywood, Magnolia Pictures president Eamonn Bowles revealed that the flick would finally make its stateside debut in early 2015. "Serena" will first be available via VOD on February 26, with a theatrical release planned for March 27.

"Serena" has been notorious for its slow production/release schedule, and was actually shot way back in 2012, between Cooper and Lawrence's other big screen collaborations, "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle." But for whatever reason, the film, helmed by Danish director Susanne Bier, was never completely finished, and no news about a release strategy ever came together.

Then, word of an international release plan broke, but there was no news on a U.S. »

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TrustNordisk Sells Susanne Bier’s “A Second Chance” to France, U.K.

25 September 2014 3:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

TrustNordisk has closed major European sales on Susanne Bier’s “A Second Chance” following its European premiere at San Sebastian.

The Zentropa-produced drama, which opened at Toronto, was acquired for France (Kmbo) and the U.K. (Vertigo).

Pic, which was penned by Anders Thomas Jensen, has now sold nearly worldwide.

“The universal themes in Susanne Bier’s films connect with distributors and audiences all over the world and ‘A Second Chance’ is no exception. With the above sales and ongoing negotiations in Us, we are close to sold out on this extraordinary film,” said TrustNordisk CEO Rikke Ennis.

Starring Nikolaj Coster Waldau (“Games of Thrones”), Ulrich Thomsen (“Banshee”), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (“Child 44″) and Maria Bonnevie (“The Shamer’s Daughter”).

Sisse Graum Jørgensen produced for Zentropa Entertainments34, in co-production with Zentropa International Sweden, FilmFyn and Film i Väst.

Nordisk Film Distribution will release the movie on Jan. 15 in Scandinavia. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in new pictures from Serena

25 September 2014 1:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

New pictures from Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper's upcoming film Serena have been released exclusively through Digital Spy.

The period drama, directed by acclaimed Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier, is based on the 2008 novel from American author Ron Rash.

Filming on the adaptation wrapped two years ago, before Lawrence and Cooper filmed Silver Linings Playbook together.

In Serena, the pair will play married couple Serena and George Pemberton, who run a powerful timber empire in the North Carolina mountains in the 1920s.

Lawrence's Serena is powerful and independent, but when she discovers her husband's dark secret it threatens to destroy the world she has built.

Serena will premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on October 13 with Bier in attendance.

The film will arrive in UK cinemas on October 24, with a Us release date set for VOD on February 26. »

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Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Serena’ to Close St. Petersburg International Media Forum

22 September 2014 11:22 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum has announced its opening and closing films for the upcoming event. The Cannes prize-winning Canadian film “Mommy” will open the forum, while Jennifer Lawrence’s “Serena,” from Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier, will close the proceedings.

Xavier Dolan’s fifth film, “Mommy” examines the familial issues between an estranged mother and son, and stars Anne Dorval. “Mommy” won the top Jury Prize at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

Serena,” which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, is set in depression-era North Carolina and follows a couple’s life as they try to manage their timber empire. The screening will mark the film’s the world premiere.

The forum kicks off Oct. 1 in Russia. The annual event is organized by Roskino with support from the St. Petersburg government.

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- Jordyn Holman

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Serena to world premiere in St Petersburg

22 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

World premiere of Serena and Cannes Jury Prize winner Mommy set as opening and closing night galas.

Serena, the highly anticipated film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper from Oscar-winning Danish director Susanne Bier, is to receive its world premiere as the closing film of the Saint Petersburg International Media Forum (Spimf) (Oct 1-10), organised by Roskino.

Based on Ron Rash’s North Carolina-set novel about logging magnate George Pemberton (Cooper) and his ruthless, brilliant wife Serena (Lawrence), the ‘perfect’ couple’s master plans come unstuck when they discover she can’t bear children and that George previously fathered a child out of wedlock.

Serena’s release in Russia is set for Oct 30 through distributor Vol’ga.

Xavier Dolan’s Mommy, which won the jury prize when it debuted in Competition at Cannes, will open Spimf on Oct 1. It will mark its Russian premiere.

The film tells the story of vivacious tattooed widow Diana (Anne Dorval) and her »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper Star In New Photos Of Delayed Period Drama ‘Serena’

21 September 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“ ‘Serena’ was a fluke, really,” Bradley Cooper said in an interview last month. “Jennifer [Lawrence] was attached to it when we were doing ‘Silver Linings.’ And then I looked at it, and I knew Susanne [Bier], and it was, 'Why don’t we just do this together?' " Well, that fluke has turned into quite the controversial, long-delayed film, one that some have called a mess that “makes no sense,” while others have stood by it (including Magnolia, the film’s distributor). But there’s no denying the fact that “Serena” was completed almost two years ago and director Susanne Bier has shot and finished two entire film since (“Love Is All You Need” and “A Second Chance”). “Serena” is a Depression-era drama about newlyweds running a timber business in North Carolina, which is complicated when the wife cannot bear children. Cooper plays the husband, Lawrence the wife. “[Doing a period film] was part of my fascination, »

- Edward Davis

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Is Jennifer Lawrence's Serena a Terrible Movie?

21 September 2014 2:36 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

We've been showing you photos and trailers for the upcoming "Serena" film, which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and directed by Susanne Bier (Things We Lost in the Fire). It looked like the film was put together with Oscars in mind, but now comes word that Magnolia Pictures has acquired it for distribution and will release it in theaters in the first quarter of 2015. To qualify for Oscars, movies are released at the end of the year. But with an early 2015 release, that indicates that Magnolia is not interested in having the film be considered. According to THR, there's a good reason for that. It turns out that "Serena" was funded by 2929 Productions, which is a sister company of Magnolia. After attempting to find a distributor, it became very clear that nobody wanted the movie. So out of desperation, Magnolia had to become the default distributor. If you put all the clues together, »

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"Serena" Distributor & Director Talk Criticisms

20 September 2014 9:53 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A report emerged last week that the long-awaited "Serena" had finally found a U.S. distributor in the form of the film's co-production partner Magnolia Pictures because no-one else wanted it.

The same report included several disparaging comments about the Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence period drama from buyers that suggested the film had been edited so as to make no sense.

Bier tells Thompson On Hollywood that the scheduling has been a nightmare:

"I've been doing another film ['A Second Chance']. Cooper and Lawrence were super-busy, just doing the Adr has been tricky. She had only one day off in two years."

Magnolia's chief Eamonn Bowles has confirmed the film went through several edits, and he's surprised by the reaction:

"Frankly I don't know what cut they saw. It was a question of emphasis. It's not a radically different cut. Susanne tweaked it and it got better.

The one they have now is the best one. »

- Garth Franklin

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