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Fox International Channels Latin America and Sony Pictures Television are backing Oscar-winner Juan Jose Campanella’s upcoming series “Entre canibales,” a political revenge thriller produced by Argentine leading broadcaster Telefe.
A high-end TV drama, designed as two 60-episode seasons, “Entre canibales” premieres Wednesday May 20 on Telefe, and is scheduled to air Monday to Thursday every week.
Fic Latin America has taken a co-production stake in “Canibales.” Under the deal, Fic will launch each episode of the series across the region via its Fox Life network, one day after “Canibales” segs broadcast on Telefe.
Sony Pictures Television will distribute the TV series in both the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets.
Uruguayan channel Monte Carlo TV, which has also joined the series as co-producer, snagging Uruguayan broadcasting TV rights, will air “Canibales” from Thursday May 21 in primetime.
- Emiliano De Pablos
Entertainment One has picked up North American rights to the The Wannabe, which marks Patricia Arquette's follow-up to her Oscar-winning performance in Boyhood. Vincent Piazza and Michael Imperioli also star in the drama, which was written and directed by Nick Sandow. Lizzie Nastro, Michael Gasparro and Piazza produced the film, which was executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Dean Devlin and Traction Media. Electric Entertainment fully financed the project. The domestic deal was brokered by Traction Media (Short Term 12, The Secret in Their Eyes) and by Larry Greenberg and Katharyn Howe for eOne. Devlin’s Electric is selling international
- Tatiana Siegel, Pamela McClintock
Cannes jury member Guillermo del Toro’s latest new-talent push, “The Thin Yellow Line,” will be brought onto the market at Cannes by Latido Films.
“The Thin Yellow Line,” selected for this year’s Cannes Cinefondation Atelier, follows five men hired to paint a yellow line on a lonely road joining two long-forgotten Mexican towns. The road movie is a departure from the auteur genre movies Del Toro makes and produces outside the U.S.
Damian Alcazar plays Tono, the crew’s foreman, a lonely old man struggling to regain his life.
“ ‘The Thin Yellow Line’ is a story in which nothing goes as planned. It’s a story with straight lines, curves and potholes, just like life itself,” Garcia said. »
- John Hopewell
Guido Rud’s Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks closed the early deal on the $3.5m project and has scored a Greek pre-sale with Seven Films.
Production on Kóblic is set to start in Argentina on July 20 with Darin playing a Navy captain in the late 1970s during the country’s ‘Dirty War’ who refuses to take part in the death flights, whereby drugged dissidents are dropped from planes.
The officer takes refuge in a coastal city and flies crop dusters for a family friend. He eventually falls for a local woman and confronts a thuggish police chief as the dictatorship’s agents close in on his whereabouts.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Im Global’s newly formed music arm is taking an appropriately global approach to owning and controlling the songs and scores of its various film and TV projects.
“What we want to do is to be part of that at a 360-level: not just be the sales agent, or produce the actual film or TV show, but to own the underlying musical content as well — to own the publishing asset, produce the soundtrack, be involved integrally with all the music,” says Im Global Music president David Schulhof.
Taking it a step farther, Im Global Music recently announced a partnership with Universal Music Group’s Republic Records to co-produce and co-finance films. Their first project will be “Rollin’ Thunder,” an urban comedy set in the bowling world, expected to go before the cameras in Atlanta in September with Nick Cannon and Nelly as co-producers.
Also slated for this fall is another Im Global project, »
- Jon Burlingame
Oscilloscope Laboratories have made a pre-Cannes double deal. Slightly misleading, they’ve actually picked up a pair that had not yet to be picked up since they had their premieres at the 2014 edition of the festival. O-scope have landed Alice Rohrwacher’s Grand Prix winning (2nd place award after the Palme d’Or) The Wonders which was high up on several Best undistributed films of ’14, while Daniel Wolfe’s directorial debut Catch Me Daddy was a Directors’ Fortnight entry that had it’s supporters. O-Scope will release both films later this year. Additionally, they’ve landed one of the better undiscoverd gems from the Toronto Int. Film Fest last fall in Javier Fuentes-León‘s The Vanished Elephant.
Gist: Rohrwacher’s sophomore film is set at the end of summer and follows Gelsomina and her three younger sisters. She is the designated heir of the strange, secluded kingdom that her »
- Eric Lavallee
It’s not only Hollywood that’s plunging into scaled-up serialized TV dramas — some of Latin America’s biggest broadcasters are pumping up TV fiction budgets and technology, exploring shorter-format production, attaching name directors and creating event series.
Latin America’s premium fiction push allows broadcasters — such as behemoths Argentina’s Telefe, Colombia’s Caracol TV, Brazil’s Globo and TV Record — to protect domestic market shares while priming international sales, often at Mip TV and the L.A. Screenings. with some of the most singular Latin American TV dramas hitting the international market in 2015.
» In Argentina, director Juan Jose Campanella, who won an Oscar with “The Secret in Their Eyes,” is in production for Telefe on “Entre canibales,” a noirish 120-segment rape revenge thriller involving a presidential candidate which has a cinema sensibility -it’s harder-boiled than most series – is shot in 4K and neutral Spanish, has seen extended development, »
- John Hopewell
This anthology of six bleakly funny shorts is a mixed bag that ranges from anticlimactic but intriguing to “Oh my God, did I just laugh out loud at that?” I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
A huge hit in its native Argentina and an Oscar nominee this year for Best Foreign Language Film, this anthology of six bleakly, blackly funny short films is a mixed bag that ranges from anticlimactic but intriguing to “Oh my God, did I just laugh out loud at that?” Writer-director Damián Szifron, variously borrowing the trappings of genres from suspense drama to action thriller to romantic comedy, connects the individual stories through themes of betrayal, frustration, and revenge that send up human foibles and cultural defects: one story revolves around a man who lashes out at lifelong maltreatment, some of it quite minor, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Thrillers come in all shapes and sizes, from sophisticated legal dramas to high-octane and shocking action features.
With the atmospheric and absorbing Netflix original series Bloodline arriving this week, here are some of the best TV and movie thrillers on Netflix:
Not for the faint of heart, South Korean director Park Chan-wook's Oldboy tells the story of a man who is locked away for 15 years without knowing the identity of his captor or the reason for his punishment.
When he is released just as inexplicably, he finds himself with only five days to unravel the mystery, save the woman he loves and seek vengeance against the people who destroyed his life.
With non-linear storytelling and a powerful atmosphere of paranoia over five seasons, you'll learn to suspect everyone, »
Today we have the first photo from the upcoming "The Secret in Their Eyes" remake, starring Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Dean Norris. Check it out below. Plot: A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later. The new movie is an English language remake of the 2009 movie "El Secreto de Sus Ojos," which won the Oscar for best foreign film. The remake is set to hit theaters on October 23rd. Billy Ray (Breach) directed. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
Many Americans are unaware of the story of Newton Knight, but that will likely change after the release of "The Free State of Jones" next year. Directed by Gary Ross, "Free State" chronicles the life of Knight, a Confederate soldier who led a band of deserters (known as Knight Company) against the Confederacy at the height of the Civil War. The group reportedly attempted to form the "free state of Jones" near Jones County, Mississippi. Matthew McConaughey stars as Knight, a man who married a former slave (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and helped form a mixed race community in the era of Reconstruction. The film also stars Kerri Russell ("The Americans," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes") and Mahershala Ali ("House of Cards," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay"). Based on the talent involved and the subject matter "Free State" would seem like prime Oscar bait. At the moment, however, distributor and »
- Gregory Ellwood
Stx Entertainment will release their English-language remake of the Oscar winning film The Secret in Their Eyes on October 23 and today we have our first look at Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the upcoming thriller. The story centers on a retired legal counselor who writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later. Nicole Kidman and Dean Norris also star. For the full, detailed synopsis click here. The original film was released in 2009 and directed by Juan Jose Campanella under the original title, El secreto de sus ojos. It went on to make $33.9 million worldwide and won Best Foreign Language Oscar. Here's the original trailer as well as a very cool oner from the film along with an accompanying visual effects breakdown if you've never seen it before. »
- Brad Brevet
Catapulting Tom Hanks back into audience’s hearts with his compulsive and gripping true story thriller Captain Phillips, director Billy Ray looks poised to do the same for Julia Roberts in The Secret In Their Eyes. A remake of Juan Jose Campanella’s Oscar-winning Spanish language feature, the Americanized version boasts a sterling cast that reeks of awards pedigree; Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Dean Norris and Michael Kelly all star alongside Roberts.
Ray will adopt a similar strategy to his previously adapted works Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games and State Of Play by returning to the source material for inspiration. As a result, this U.S. version won’t be a direct copy of Campanella’s movie, but instead re-appropriate the subject for North American audiences. That being said, there are similarities – understandably – between the two.
Currently in production, The Secret In Their Eyes is scheduled for release on October 23rd, »
- Gem Seddon
A couple of key release date changes have taken place in the last few days, including several of this summer's key titles. 20th Century Fox in particular has shaken up its slate, playing musical chairs with three of its upcoming titles.
The "Poltergeist" remake has been moved up by two months to May 22nd, as a result the Melissa McCarthy comedy "Spy" has been pushed out of that slot and back two weeks to June 5th. On top of that, the road trip tale "Paper Towns" has been moved out of that June 5th slot and into the old "Poltergeist" slot on July 24th.
They aren't the only studio shaking things up though. Stx Entertainment has unveiled its slate of films with an untitled Blumhouse thriller opening July 31st, the remake of the acclaimed "The Secret in their Eyes" opening October 23rd, the horror tale "The Boy" opening January 22nd »
- Garth Franklin
Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Trapero vaulted onto the international cinema scene in 2010 with "Carancho." The film was well received after screening at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard lineup, and a Hollywood remake was kicked around for a hot moment, though now seems stuck in development hell. He returned to Cannes a couple years later, once again relegated to Un Certain Regard, with "White Elephant." It didn't raise the same amount of heat, but something tells me his latest, "The Clan," will spark his name back into the conversation, and maybe see him in the Competition lineup at the festival. Certainly, this first teaser will grab your attention. Starring Guillermo Francella (“The Secret In Their Eyes,” “Heart of a Lion”) and set in the '80s, the film is based on the true story of the wealthy Puccio family, who were responsible for a string of kidnappings and murders. And that little logline, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Written by Damián Szifron
Directed by Damián Szifron
Wild Tales fulfills an Argentine need for release and catharsis. It’s engineered to reflect the zeitgeist or, at least, its own interpretation of the national mood. It stages a multidirectional offensive against marriage, city and national governments, illogical bureaucracy, class and ethnic resentment, and even parenthood. Damián Szifrón, its director and writer, locates six unconnected narratives in clearly Argentine contexts, but mostly avoids specifics: they happen in the present day, are symptomatic of ongoing social and political tensions, but also occur during an unspecified time, as likely today as yesterday and tomorrow, and no people, groups, or parties are explicitly singled out for criticism. No one and everyone is to blame for our spiteful and violent collective moment.
This is no subtle analysis of reasons and origins, only a spectacular, sensational snapshot, or rather an hilarious, infinitely-watchable, and ultimately adolescent cry. »
- Guido Pellegrini
The Weinstein Company on Saturday set an August 14 release for “Underdogs,” the foosball comedy it hopes will be its biggest animated film ever. Pop star Ariana Grande, Matthew Morrison of TV’s “Glee,” Katie Holmes and Bella Thorne will lend their voices to TWC’s English-language remake of Argentinian writer-director Juan Jose Campanella’s “The Secret in Their Eyes.” The “Underdogs” soundtrack will feature three original songs written by British singer/songwriter and “X-Factor UK” judge Gary Barlow, who recorded the vocals for two of them. The third track was recorded by pop duo Kalin and Myles. Also Read: Ariana Grande, »
- Todd Cunningham
By Anjelica Oswald
Of the five foreign-language films nominated this year, Poland’s Ida is the only film to receive an Oscar nomination in another category. The black-and-white film is nominated for best cinematography.
Eighteen foreign-language films have received nominations for their cinematography and four have won. Only six of the 18 films were also nominated for best foreign-language film; however, three of the six won for their cinematography.
The first foreign-language film to earn both a best foreign-language film nomination and a cinematography nomination was Sweden’s Fanny & Alexander in 1984. The film won both awards, as well as best art direction and costume design. Writer-director Ingmar Bergman was also nominated for best director and original screenplay.
Ten years later, Hong Kong’s Farewell My Concubine received both nominations as well. It lost the foreign-language race to Spain’s Belle Epoque and lost the cinematography award to Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, »
- Anjelica Oswald
Loving the new look, Julia Roberts! The actress debuted a different 'do while on the set of her new film The Secret in Their Eyes, and although we're a fan of her brunette and banged tresses, it's also very possible that Roberts is rocking a wig for the movie (but at least now we know that if she did decide to switch it up, this is a good alternative to her already-lovely locks). Julia also got a sweet visit from her hubby Daniel Moder, who stopped by the set in Pasadena, Calif., to hang out with his ladylove while she took a break from shooting. Billy Ray's remake of the 2009 Academy Award winner for foreign-language (directed by Juan Jose Campanella) is based on the Eduardo Sacheri novel »
Director Juan Jose Campanella (The Secret in Their Eyes) made an animated foosball movie a couple years ago, called variously Metegol and Foosball, and The Weinstein Company will release the movie in the Us this spring under the title Underdogs. Along with giving the film that new title, the Weinsteins have dubbed the movie with an […]
The post ‘Underdogs’ Us Trailer: Foosball Players Come Alive to Save a Town appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
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