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Lightning Entertainment, the Santa Monica-based sales, production and distribution company, has acquired international rights to the hit South by Southwest Film Festival comedy, Gus, starring Michelle Monaghan (Source Code, Gone Baby Gone) Radha Mitchell (Olympus Has Fallen, Silent Hill) and Michael Weston (Fox’s “House,” HBO’s “Six Feet Under”), it was announced today by Robert Beaumont, President of Lightning.
The film, which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival to rave reviews in March, marks the feature film debut of Jessie McCormack, who directed from her own script.
McCormack is also a producer alongside Kathryn Himoff, Kevin Fitzmaurice Comer and Erik Van Wyck. The film is executive produced by Richard N. Gladstein (Finding Neverland, The Cider House Rules, The Bourne Identity). The deal was negotiated by Lightning Entertainment’s Joseph Dickstein and ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers. ICM Partners represents Monaghan and Mitchell and is also »
- Michelle McCue
Michelle Monaghan has had a very much well-deserved rise to recognition in recent years, making a name for herself opposite the likes of Robert Downey, Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, and Casey Affleck in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Source Code, and Gone Baby Gone. This year sees Monaghan take a slew of very promising roles, and Penthouse North is one I’ve been looking forward to for a while now.
The thriller sees Monaghan starring alongside Michael Keaton, and now the red-band first international trailer has debuted online.
Sara Taylor (Monaghan), a photojournalist blinded in Iraq, is forced to play a deadly game of cat and mouse with the sadistic criminal Hollander (Keaton) – a man who will stop at nothing to get a fortune of stolen diamonds hidden in Sara’s penthouse apartment. Although Sara claims to not know where the diamonds are, Hollander utilizes psychological and physical torture in an effort to break Sara’s resistance. »
- Kenji Lloyd
Olivia Wilde loves karaoke nights. The 'Better Living Through Chemistry' star revealed that she and her fiance Jason Sudeikis, 37, enjoy having singing competitions but she prefers to do it privately because she claims he is a much better singer than she is. The 29-year-old beauty told Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show' on Tuesday (12.03.13): 'I love karaoke. I do it but I don't do karaoke in front of other people, I do private karaoke. I get a private room and I just sing along or sometimes with a buddy and he'll just sit with me and we'll sing. 'It's better that way. I don't ruin anyone else's night by making them hear my sing.' The actress revealed that »
Ray Liotta who made a cameo appearance in 1999s Muppets From Space, playing the security guard at C.O.V.N.E.T. who refuses to let Miss Piggy through, is the latest actor to join the human cast of The Muppets 2.
Liotta has signed on for an unspecified role.
Production starts in London this month in order to be ready for its March 21, 2014 release date.
- Nick Martin
Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye) is set to star opposite Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in True Detective, HBO‘s upcoming eight-episode drama, which has a straight-to-series order. The high-concept project is descried as an elevated serial narrative with multiple perspectives and time frames. It centers on two detectives, Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson), whose lives collide and entwine during a 17-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. The investigation of a bizarre murder in 1995 is framed and interlaced with testimony from the detectives in 2012, when the case has been reopened. Monaghan will play the female lead, Maggie Hart, the wife of Martin Hart (Harrelson), a woman who makes a hard decision that has long-reaching and devastating consequences. True Detective was written on spec by Nic Pizzolatto, with Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) on board to direct. Anonymous Content, which manages Pizzolatto and Fukunaga, developed True Detective in-house and »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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