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Queensland is set host the production of major international film, Jungle, which will provide about 100 screen industry jobs and inject $5.4 million into the local economy.
The Arclight Films/Screen Australia production, starring Daniel Radcliffe, is based on Yossi Ghinsberg's bestselling memoir of the same name and will be shot in South East Queensland as well as at Village Roadshow studios.
Jungle is produced by Dana Lustig (Dancing at the Blue Laguna, Thousand Kisses Keep), Gary Hamilton (Lord of War, Bait 3D, The Bank Job), Mike Gabrawy (Resident Evil, Bait 3D, Outcast), and Greg Mclean (Wolf Creek, The Darkness). Executive producer is Todd Fellman (Bait 3D, A Few Best Men).
- Brian Karlovsky
The domestic rights to Greg Kinnear‘s drama “Little Men” were acquired by Magnolia Pictures, the distribution company announced Thursday. The Ira Sachs-directed film will be theatrically released this year and also stars Jennifer Ehle (“Zero Dark Thirty”) and Paulina Garcia (“Narcos”), as well as new young stars Theo Taplitz and Michael Barbieri. Sachs’ sixth feature was praised at the Sundance Film Festival and will make its international premiere this weekend at the Berlin International Film Festival. Also Read: Sundance Deals: Magnolia Pictures Acquires Worldwide Rights to Werner Herzog's 'Lo and Behold' The film follows the friendship formed »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
The film will shoot at least 50% on location in South East Queensland as well as the Village Roadshow Studios on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Other locations have still to be determined. Production starts in April.
The news was announced Thursday by the state’s Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk.
Scripted by Justin Monjo (“Rush,” “The Untold Story of Inxs”,) the screenplay is based on an internationally bestselling memoir of the same name by Yossi Ghinsberg. It tells the story of four travellers who set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest on a dream adventure which quickly turns into a nightmare.
- Patrick Frater
Taylor Kinney is hot, hot, hot - and not only because he plays a supersexy firefighter on TV. The Chicago Fire actor smolders both on screen and off, and this past February, he proposed to Lady Gaga. Since then, Taylor's shared sweet details about the proposal, and Lady Gaga has said her wedding dress will be "totally for Taylor." The handsome actor first hit the Hollywood scene back in 2006, and in recent years, he's had roles in everything from The Vampire Diaries to Zero Dark Thirty to 2014's The Other Woman. Take a look at some of the all-time sexiest snaps of Lady Gaga's husband-to-be, including memorable red carpet smolders, striking photo shoots, and his hottest moments on Chicago Fire. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
A sheltered young woman abandons the safe certainty of her upbringing for life with an alluring aristocrat on a remote English estate in Crimson Peak, a visually stunning and intensely disturbing thriller from writer and director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy), is available now on Digital HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on February 9, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures.
Brilliantly unforgettable visuals and an atmosphere steeped in dread make Crimson Peak an elegant, gorgeously realized and completely original horror mystery that has been declared “a masterpiece” by Fox-tv. The Blu-ray Combo Pack comes with more than an hour of bonus features that reveal some of the terrifying secrets hidden behind the doors of sinister Allerdale Hall.
- Movie Geeks
The ghosts of Allerdale Hall will be unleashed tomorrow with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures' Blu-ray / DVD release of Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, and we've been provided with five Blu-ray / DVD combo packs to give away.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject "Crimson Peak Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on February 14th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
Previous Press Release: Universal City, California, December 8, 2015 – A sheltered young woman abandons the safe certainty of her upbringing for life with an »
- Derek Anderson
The new division will handle sales on all MadRiver films and those from Christopher Woodrow’s Vendian Entertainment, which has made a strategic investment in MadRiver Pictures following the $30m revolving equity investment it committed to when the company launched last May.
MadRiver’s upcoming slate includes Burr Steers’ new release Pride & Prejudice & Zombies starring Lily James, John Hillcoat’s imminent crime thriller Triple 9 with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson, and James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z starring Charlie Hunnam.
Fox will continue to run the Annapurna International label, whose titles include Richard Linklater’s upcoming SXSW opener [link=tt »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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
Jessica Collins (Rubicon, Zero Dark Thirty) and Corey Cott (Public Morals) have booked series regular roles on Amazon pilot The Interestings, from Sony TV's TriStar Television. Written by Nip/Tuck alums Lyn Greene and Richard Levine and directed by Mike Newell, The Interestings is described as a grounded. character-driven drama based on Meg Wolitzer's novel about a group of friends who meet at an arts camp when they're 15 in 1974. The series chronicles their relationships… »
Revenge vet Barry Sloane has enlisted in Six, History channel’s eight-episode action drama from Academy Award-nominated Apollo 13 screenwriter William Broyles Jr. and military special ops veteran David Broyles.
Inspired by current events, the series will follow Navy Seal Team Six, “the best of the best,” whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists. The project promises to capture “what these SEALs do, their complex personal lives, »
This year’s Oscar race features many familiar faces, such as last year’s best director Alejandro G. Inarritu or last year’s best actor Eddie Redmayne, both of whom are repeat nominees in the same category.
However, what may surprise many is the number of big names behind many of this year’s nominees.
Taking a look at some of this year’s executive producers (people not necessarily involved in the making of a film but helped to finance the production), a number of names that may be surprising were hard at work behind the scenes.
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft alongside Bill Gates, owns the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers, and is estimated to be the 51st richest man in the world, had a hand in producing one of this year’s best documentary short nominees, Body Team 12, about a team tasked »
- Patrick Shanley
A salute to the hit crime podcast that paved the way for TV’s Making A Murderer and American Crime Story: Serial, now airing season 2…
Despite playing a role in geek culture for years, it’s taken one expertly told story for podcasts to finally penetrate the mainstream. True Crime podcast Serial received massive acclaim and global attention in 2015, uniting its millions of listeners with a compelling narrative and a terrific storyteller.
With new Netflix series Making A Murderer and FX show American Crime Story attempting to capture the same public attention, let’s consider what made Serial such a hit.
For the uninitiated, Serial span off from This American Life, a weekly podcast that unwound from October to December 2014. Its first season picked apart the case of Adnan Syed, a Baltimore man who was imprisoned at the age of 18 for the murder of his former girlfriend, »
Exclusive: Actor Jason Clarke has signed with Wme. The move comes as he has upcoming the WWII drama Hhhh, opposite Rosamund Pike, and All I See Is You, opposite Blake Lively. Recent credits include Everest, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Terminator: Genisys and Zero Dark Thirty. Clarke had been repped by CAA. He will continue to be managed by Robert Stein at Robert Stein… »
The duo have previously collaborated on The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, and have been developing a film based upon U.S. Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years being held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan. However, that has now been pushed back due to Bergdahl’s impending court martial on charges of desertion.
The as-yet-untitled Detroit crime thriller will mark Bigelow’s tenth movie as a director, and is set to go into production this summer for release next year, marking the 50th anniversary of the riots. »
- Gary Collinson
Last year, Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to Zero Dark Thirty was announced as a movie about Pow Bowe Bergdahl, who was involved in a controversial prisoner exchange with the Taliban. For this new project, she was reteaming with Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal, who scripted both Zero Dark Thirty and her prior movie, The Hurt Locker. Well, that's been put on hold due to the continued digging into Bergdahl's story, which is being presented currently on the second season of the podcast Serial with Boal's involvement. So, Bigelow needs another movie in the meantime. Fortunately, Boal has another script for her to handle. This one is about the 1967 riot in Detroit, and now it will receive an appropriate release in 2017, for the 50th anniversary of the events...
- Christopher Campbell
G’Day USA hosted its annual Los Angeles Gala on Thursday night at Vibiana in Downtown L.A., where distinguished Australian guests and celebrities including Hugh Jackman, Mariah Carey, Nicole Richie, Joel Madden, Brett Ratner and 5 Seconds of Summer gathered to honor key Australian figures in entertainment and celebrate the relationship between the U.S. and Australia.
The diplomatic networking event, which was hosted by Australian actresses and previous Oscar nominees, Rachel Griffiths and Toni Collette, kicked off with a duet performance of “My Romance” by Seal and “The Voice” Australia winner Harrison Craig.
“I would like to take a moment to express our great gratitude to this great nation for welcoming all of us Australians and giving us the opportunity to share our passions on the world stage, to take over your casinos, to steal your Oscars,” said Griffiths. “I just really hope that Donald Trump doesn’t build »
- Alyssa Sage
This sounds like it could be pretty good. After making Zero Dark Thirty, director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal were planning to make a movie about Pow Bowe Bergdahl. They've been working on it but with changes in Bowe's story and planned coverage in the upcoming second season of the podcast Serial (not to mention competing projects), they've decided to look for something else in the meantime. Deadline reports that Bigelow and Boal are next working on a film (currently untitled) that will be set around the race riots in Detroit in 1967. They're already pushing forward on pre-production with plans to release in 2017. Details are a bit sparse right now, but the other amazing news about this project is that it will be financed by Annapurna Pictures (The Master, Zero Dark Thirty, Her, American Hustle, Joy, Foxcatcher, Everybody Wants Some). Deadline states that filming will start in the summer. »
- Alex Billington
In the space of only three years, both The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty cemented Mark Boal and filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow‘s place as one of the most exciting creative partnerships in the industry. It’s little wonder, then, that after reaping multiple awards and critical acclaim across each button-pressing war drama, the pair are primed to reteam for an as-yet-untitled crime drama set in the Detroit of the late 1960s.
Taking place during the devastating riots that engulfed the Motor City during the summer of 1967, the feature is set to revolve around the “systemic racism” that plighted urban Detroit more than 40 years ago, an underlying tension that eventually spawned the 12th Street Riot. How exactly Bigelow and Boal plan to weave their story around these true-life events remain to be seen, but it’ll likely document the upheaval as it unfolded, when police raided an unlicensed bar belonging »
- Michael Briers
Kathryn Bigelow, whose early years in the business were best defined by the classic B-Movie Point Break, has remade her image in the last 10 years. With hard-hitting films like The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, she's become a trusted name when it comes to telling gripping, no-frills, human stories that are ripped from the headlines. It looks like she's found the next tense tale that she'd like to tackle.
Variety is reporting that Bigelow, along with her Hurt Locker and Zero Dark writer Mark Boal, are working on a film based around the the riot- also known as the "12th Street Riot"- in Detroit during the summer on 1967. The untitled true crime drama will cast a spotlight onto something that took place during the five tumultuous days of the riot- which were seemingly spurned by the systemic racism in urban Detroit at the time.
The film is set to start filming this summer, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Timely but as yet untitled project will explore the systemic racism behind public disorder outbreak that left 43 people dead and more than 1,000 injured
The Oscar-winning creative team behind Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker and controversial 2013 awards season contender Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, are to return with a true life-crime drama about the 1967 Detroit race riots.
The as-yet-untitled project will explore the systemic racism which led to five days of disturbances in the Motor City following a police raid on an unlicensed after-hours bar, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Michigan State governor George Romney finally called in the National Guard to end the violent public disorder, which left 43 people dead and 1,189 injured.
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- Ben Child
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