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The operation will handle sales and distribution on all MadRiver films as well as films from Vendian Entertainment, which has made a strategic investment in MadRiver Pictures.
MadRiver titles include Burr Steers’ “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” starring Lily James and set for release Friday; John Hillcoat’s “Triple 9,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul and Anthony Mackie, which will be released by Open Road Films on Feb. 26; and James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z,” starring Charlie Hunnam.
Fox will separately continue to run the Annapurna International label and represent all Annapurna Pictures titles for the international marketplace, including Annapurna »
- Dave McNary
The Friends of Eddie Coyle, 1973.
Directed by Peter Yates.
After his last crime has him looking at a long prison sentence for repeat offenses, a low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time.
Eddie Coyle is a small time gun runner for an organised crime outfit in Boston. He knows the game. He knows when to keep his mouth shut and what happens to those who do not. They call him ‘Fingers’ due to an incident with his hand, an open drawer, and someone’s foot closing that draw on his hand. It’s a constant reminder of the life he chose.
We enter the film with Eddie in trouble; caught smuggling contraband and it’s not his first time which means another stretch in jail. But Eddie is 51 years old, »
- Amie Cranswick
Just months after Johnny Depp’s comically over-the-top role as Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, the actor is potentially returning to the criminal underworld as the lead in J.C. Chandor’s next project, Triple Frontier. Chandor’s follow-up to the 2014 morality play A Most Violent Year its title refers to the real-life border zone between Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil where crime has thrived in the absence of law enforcement. Chandor already has his next project lined up as well, a remake of the 2010 German film, The Robber, which tells the true story of Johann Kastenberger, a marathon runner who robbed banks as a hobby. [Variety and Deadline]
Scoot McNairy isn’t yet a household name, but he’s built a resume with an impressive list of heavy hitter directors since his breakout roles in Monsters and Killing Them Softly. He’s signed on to two more promising films with The Legacy of A »
- Michael Snydel
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