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The film follows four overachieving high school students, who decide that they have missed out on key experiences by always behaving and decide to reinvent themselves before college.
Good Kids, which will be produced by Voltage Pictures and Depth of Field, also stars Nicholas Braun (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Vampire Academy's Zoey Deutch and The Bling Ring's Israel Broussard.
Voltage Pictures and Depth of Field are producing “Good Kids” which also stars Nicholas Braun (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”), Zoey Deutch (“Vampire Academy”), and Israel Broussard (“Bling Ring”). Chris McCoy is making his directorial debut as he helms from his own script, which was featured on the 2011 Black List.
“Good Kids” was part of Voltage’s slate at Cannes. Wme Global is repping domestic rights and Voltage is handling international sales.
The story follows four overachieving high school students who realize that they’ve missed out on key life experiences by always being the good kids and decide to reinvent themselves before heading off to college.
- Dave McNary
Update, 9:23 Am: Millennium has officially confirmed the Madame Bovary acquisition that I scooped was happening over the weekend. The deal was finalized ahead of its Toronto screening set for tomorrow. The full release is below our original exclusive.
Previous Exclusive, Saturday Pm: Millennium Entertainment is getting close to a seven-figure deal to acquire U.S. rights to Madame Bovary, the Sophie Barthes-directed film that stars Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, and Ezra Miller.
The film is set in period France, and focuses on two years in the life of the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor. She engages in extra-marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status. I’m hearing that companies like A24 and Sony Pictures Classics are still in the mix, but it looks like this one will close tonight. It premieres Wednesday in the Special Presentations section, but buyers caught it yesterday at a »
- Mike Fleming Jr
By Anjelica Oswald
The Toronto International Film Festival is known for showing some of the best films each year. Some of my personal favorite films have come out of Tiff, including Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012).
Trying to narrow down a list of films I am most excited to see from this year’s Tiff is a difficult process. After all, there are 393 films being shown. Based on plot summaries, entertaining trailers and actors I admire, I’ve managed to pick 10 films I am hoping to catch once they are publicly released.
The Judge // Tiff Premiere: Sept. 4
Dir. David Dobkin
The film follows Hank (Downey), a Chicago lawyer, who returns to his small, Indiana town in the wake of his mother’s death to find his estranged father (Duvall) accused of murder. »
- Anjelica Oswald
• Jag star David James Elliott has been cast opposite Martin Freeman and Brian Cox in the indie thriller American Hangman. Elliot will play Detective James Steptoe in the kidnapping film from writer/director Wilson Coneybeare, who worked with Elliot on the movie A Ted Named Gooby. [THR]
• Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men), Timothée Chalamet (Homeland), Grant Bowler (Defiance), and Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight) will star as a family with dark secrets in One & Two. Director Andrew Droz Palermo is directing the film about the family of four living in peaceful isolation in a mysterious farmhouse. Palermo, who made his feature debut co-directing the »
- Jake Perlman
Jena Malone (The Hunger Games sequels, Hatfields & McCoys) and Douglas Smith (Terminator: Genisys, Ouija) have landed lead roles the indie horror pic Bottom Of The World for director Richard Sears. Malone and Smith play Scarlett and Alex, a young couple who stop at a desert motel on their way to start a new life in L.A. When she vanishes, Alex desperately tries to find her but is plunged into a nightmarish world where he finally realizes that he must be in a dream — but he is not the dreamer. Ted Levine also has joined the cast as a sinister preacher who taunts Alex at every turn. Brian Gottlieb wrote the pic, which starts shooting September 1 in Ottawa. Malone is repped by Gersh and Hirsch Wallerstein; Smyth is with Paradigm, More/Medavoy Management and Morris Yorn.
- Jen Yamato
• Tony winner Billy Crudup may be taking a step in the Spotlight. The Watchmen star is in talks to join the ensemble drama based on the Catholic Church cover-up of pedophiliac priests in Massachusetts and The Boston Globe investigation that followed. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci will all star in the film from director Tom McCarthy (Win Win) and written by Josh Singer (The Fifth Estate). Crudup would play the lead attorney for the victims, Eric MacLeish. [THR]
- Jake Perlman
Criminal Intent: Leonard Done Light
What remains most enticing about Daniel Schechter’s Life of Crime is its connection to Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 masterwork, Jackie Brown. While Tarantino adapted Elmore Leonard’s Rum Punch, Schechter takes on the earlier work of The Switch, which features the younger version of three key characters from the later novel, here existing in 1978 Detroit. A bit too light to register the same malevolence (though apparently Schechter is more in tune with Leonard’s style than Tarantino), and inanely marketed as a ‘caper comedy,’ Schechter takes a rather familiar premise and turns it into a completely enjoyable, utterly innocuous film. Inbal Weinberg’s production design turns the late 70’s into a glossy postcard of kitsch, not unlike her similar rendering of the 80s in the primped The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which only furthers the film’s highly sanitized feel.
- Nicholas Bell
It was only yesterday that we brought you the trailer to Billy Crudup’s latest venture, Rudderless, and now it looks like he might be attaching his name to something else. News has surfaced that the Almost Famous actor will star alongside Ezra Miller (We Need To Talk About Kevin) and Michael Angarano (The Brass Teapot) in Stanford Prison Experiment, based on true events.
With a script penned by Tim Talbott (South Park, Chicago Fire), the story is taken from an experiment conducted at Stanford University in the 1970s. A group of 19 and 20 year-old students are separated into two groups – prisoners and wardens. With a two week trial period, the participants are left to their own devices. However, with free reign to do what they want – and having gone a little power-crazy – the experiment has to be cut short due to ‘sadistic’ abuse.
As I said in yesterday’s article, »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
“Beginning Tuesday, August 19th fans of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” will get a chance to experience the thrill ride all over again with the launch of the entire 10-episode first season on Netflix. Based on the cult-classic film of the same name, the series from creator/executive producer/ director Robert Rodriguez (who has created such films as Sin City, Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn) premiered on the Rodriguez founded El Rey Network this past March. The first season is already available on the Netflix service in itsinternational markets including: UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, and Latin America.
The Netflix launch comes on the heels of a recent announcement from El Rey Network that »
- Jonathan James
Following a pair of breakthrough performances from Ezra Miller in We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being A Wallflower, we haven't seen the actor get nearly as much work as we want him to. But now he's lined up what could be a promising indie project with Billy Crudup and Michael Angarano in the Stanford Prison Experiment. Based on the social study of the same name, the film has been in development for over a decade and The Wrap reports it's coming together with C.O.G. director Kyle Patrick Alvarez at the helm. This certainly seems like timely subject matter considering what's going on in Ferguson, Missouri. For those who don't know the Stanford Prison Experiment was a study conducted at the university back in 1971 where randomly-chosen 19 and 20-year-old students were divided into camps of either prison guards or prisoners and left conduct themselves as they would in a jail. »
- Ethan Anderton
• Mark Wahlberg may star in the Bp oil rig explosion film Deepwater Horizon from All Is Lost director J.C. Chandor. The movie is adapted from The New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour” and is based on the true story of the men who worked on the rig in the Gulf of Mexico when it exploded in 2010, causing one of the worst oil spills in history. Wahlberg would play the No. 2 manager on site. Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z) has adapted the latest draft based on an original version written by Matthew Sand. [Deadline]
• Warner Bros. has acquired »
- Jake Perlman
As a weary seventeen year old, budding writer Mary Shelley would begin writing what would become one of the most iconic gothic horror novels of all time, Frankenstein. Now THR is reporting that Elle Fanning has been cast in A Storm In the Clouds which will tell the story of the author (then Mary Wollstonecraft) and her engrossing love affair with poet Percy Shelley. From early indications it seems like it’s been pitched as a romantic period drama about young love rather than an in depth look into the inspiration and origins behind Frankenstein, although it’s highly likely that the film will tackle that subject to some extent.
Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda) is on board as director with Ezra Miller (The Perks Of Being A Wallflower) rumoured to be in the running to play Percy. Al-Mansour is Saudi Arabia’s first female film director whose only other previous feature »
- Gavin Logan
From the director of Wet Hot American Summer, Wanderlust and Role Models comes a hilarious and irreverent subversion of the romantic-comedy genre: They Came Together, arriving on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD September 2 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is also currently available via Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View. This laugh-out-loud comedy features an all-star cast including Paul Rudd (Anchorman, Role Models), Amy Poehler (TV's Parks and Recreation, TV's Saturday Night Live), Cobie Smulders (TV's How I Met Your Mother, Marvel's The Avengers), Christopher Meloni (TV's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Wet Hot American Summer), Max Greenfield (TV's New Girl, Veronica Mars), Bill Hader (upcoming The Skeleton Twins, TV's Saturday Night Live), Ellie Kemper (TV's The Office, Bridesmaids), Jason Mantzoukas (TV's The League, Neighbors), Melanie Lynskey (TV's Two and a Half Men, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Ed Helms (TV's The Office, »
The 40-Year Old Virgin and This Is 40 director Judd Apatow is currently filming his highly secretive new comedy, Trainwreck in New York City. We don’t know much about the film outside of its star-studded cast, but have been speculating that former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe will have a cameo. New photos from the film’s Bryant Park set have hit the web, all but confirming Radcliffe’s involvement.
As you can see, Radcliffe is walking a dozen dogs and hanging out with Apatow and Marisa Tomei. Apatow, of course, refused to admit anything on Twitter, and instead insisted that Radcliffe was just walking his dogs:
“@danradcliffecom:Dan to cameo in Trainwreck? Read: http://t.co/gGW5o43HIB pic.twitter.com/D2XcNoHeEU” Not true! He was just walking his dogs
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 30, 2014
- James Garcia
Get ready for more suspense, romance and thrills as the hit series The Vampire Diaries continues for a fifth season on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack, as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group releases The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season on September 9, 2014. Season Five is also available to purchase on Digital HD. Averaging nearly 4 million viewers in its fifth season, The Vampire Diaries remains The CW's #1 show among Adults and Women and will return for a sixth season on The CW this fall. Fans can sink their teeth into all 22 one-hour episodes from Season 5 (including the series' 100th episode!), plus over an hour of gripping extras - including three brand-new featurettes, deleted scenes and a gag reel. The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season will be priced to own on DVD at $59.98 Srp and on Blu-ray Combo Pack at $69.97 Srp.
After a sizzling summer with Damon, Elena leaves »
(Cbr) Heartbreak in fairy tale land: Guillermo del Toro has backed away from his planned "Beauty and the Beast" adaptation. The "Pacific Rim" and "Crimson Peak" director had been attached to helm "Beauty" for Warner Bros, but Deadline now reports he has withdrawn from the job. "Harry Potter" and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" actress Emma Watson remains attached to the lead role in the live-action adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Although del Toro won’t direct "Beauty," he remains involved in the project, having written the script and continuing as a producer. The search is under way to find a new director. »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
This week on The Collision, we're talking about The Fault in Our Stars and Edge of Tomorrow. We talk about what the box office results mean for each one, why Fault won the weekend and Edge lost, the future of Ya romance novel adaptations, the staying power of Tom Cruise's career, supporting good sci-fi action movies, and more. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode ("Mad Men, Hannibal, Fargo, and More TV"), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collision, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg and @AdamChitwood. Adam's Recommendation: The Perks of Being a Wallflower Matt's Recommendation: Down with Love
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- Matt Goldberg
Exclusive: Jake Gyllenhaal is in early talks to star for Dallas Buyers Club helmer Jean-Marc Vallée, in Demolition, from the Black List screenplay by Bryan Sipe. Black Label is financing and producing with Mr. Mudd, whose Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, and Russell Smith will produce with Black Label’s Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill and Trent Luckinbill. Jason Reitman and Helen Estabrook are exec producers with Vallée’s producing partner and manager Nathan Ross. Mr. Mudd produced Reitman’s Labor Day and Juno. Related: Jean-Marc Vallee Set To Helm ‘Demolition’ For Mr. Mudd Talks with Gyllenhaal are in the early stage but look promising. The story centers on a young investment banker struggling to understand his emotional disconnect after the tragic death of his wife. He begins to tear apart his life in a distraught effort to see where he went wrong but ultimately is rescued by a woman he meets in a chance encounter. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd are two comedians who can really do no wrong. Poehler did a bang-up job hosting the Golden Globes two years in a row (alongside celebrity gal pal Tina Fey), and she’s also the star of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, one of the funniest shows on TV. And for his part, Rudd has toplined some hilarious films (Role Models and I Love You, Man come to mind), been an integral supporting player in others (Anchorman, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and has even done great work in dramas (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Prince Avalanche). The actor also has a little film called Ant-Man in the works. So, it’s safe to say that Poehler and Rudd are two of the funniest and most enjoyable performers around right now. This summer, they’ll share the screen in David Wain’s They Came Together – and we »
- Isaac Feldberg
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