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Cannes: A24 Takes Rights to SXSW Winner ‘Krisha’ Plus Director’s Next Film

18 May 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A24 has acquired U.S. distribution rights for Trey Edward Shults’ “Krisha,” which won the SXSW grand jury and audience awards for narrative feature.

In a deal announced Monday at the Cannes Film Festival, A24 will also produce and distribute Shults’ upcoming horror film “It Comes at Night.” Visit Films is handling international sales.

Shults began his career in film as an intern on Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” and worked in the camera department for Malick’s “Voyage of Time” and “Weightless.” He wrote, directed and produced “Krisha,” based on his short film of the same name, featuring his own family as much of the cast in a drama set in Texas over a turbulent Thanksgiving weekend.

The micro-budget film was produced by Justin R. Chan, Chase Joliet and Wilson Smith and executive produced by J.P. Castel and Jonathan R. Chan.

“It Comes at Night” will follow »

- Dave McNary

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Ex-Bond Girl joins Bartok horror 'P.O.V.'

17 May 2015 1:26 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Fortissimo Films handling pre-sales at the Cannes Marche.

Former Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe has been cast to star in Dennis Bartok’s English-language horror P.O.V.. 

Pre-sales are currently underway at the Cannes Marche, with a number of deals under negotiation by Fortissimo Films. Fortissimo holds worldwide rights to the film (except Dutch-speaking Benelux).

P.O.V. follows the story of Dana Milgrom (Marlohe), a track coach who, having survived a near-death car accident, finds herself completely paralysed and trapped inside her own body.

While recovering she becomes convinced that an evil presence exists inside her hospital room and is intent on killing her.  Believing her to be experiencing a mental breakdown, Dana’s family brush away her concerns. 

Becoming increasingly terrified, Dana soon realises that she may not be the only target.  Unable to leave her bed, she risks losing the ones she cares for most.

A well-established French television and film actress, Bérénice is best »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Natalie Portman to be the First Lady in upcoming biopic on Jackie Kennedy

14 May 2015 9:18 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It looks like Natalie Portman will continue to rack up more projects to put on the upcoming list.

The Academy Award winner is set to play Jackie Kennedy in an upcoming biopic from No director Pablo Larrain, according to Variety. The film will chronicle the first four days in Jackie Kennedy’s life after the assassination of her husband, President John. F. Kennedy, when she lost the love of her life but won the love of a nation.

Portman’s Black Swan director, Darren Aronofsky, will produce the picture with production set to begin at the end of the year.

This isn’t the first project that Portman has committed to lately. She is already hard at work with Jane Got a Gun, which comes out later this year, The Tale of Love and Darkness, Weightless (the latest Terrence Malick film), and Planetarium.

Jackie joins a list of films that »

- Zach Dennis

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Cate Blanchett Opens the Closet Door with Lesbian Romance ‘Carol’

12 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s not surprising that “Carol” was locked away in Hollywood’s development closet for 15 years. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s scandalous 1952 novel “The Price of Salt,” Todd Haynes’ latest movie is a double whammy by industry standards: it’s headlined by two women, who fall in love with each other.

The film, which stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and premieres at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, arrives at a pivotal, yet paradoxical, time for female-driven stories. There has been a string of hits this year that celebrate female empowerment — from “Insurgent” and “Fifty Shades of Grey” to “Cinderella,” and the upcoming “Trainwreck,” “Spy” and the final installment of “The Hunger Games.” That said, gender inequality both in front of and behind the camera is a hot-button issue in the global entertainment business.

As one of cinema’s most prominent stars, Blanchett, whose recent roles include the evil stepmother in “Cinderella, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Ryan Gosling In Talks to Star In Blade Runner 2

16 April 2015 7:31 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Ryan Gosling’s been hot on his heels lately, running from one project to the next. He’s just finished his directorial debut Lost River, and wrapped on Shane Black’s (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) The Nice Guys, and Terrence Malick’s Weightless. He’s currently shooting an Adam Mckay film starring Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, titled The Big Short.  

Now he’s in talks to star in Blade Runner 2 alongside Harrison Ford (whose face graces the new and great Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer) returning as Deckard. Not much is known plotwise, but we know it’s been penned by Blade Runner co-writer Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, based on an idea between Ridley Scott and Fancher. It’s supposed to take place several decades after the original, meaning Deckard is appropriately much older (and perhaps still a replicant? But lets not get into that »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Aaron Hunt)

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Ryan Gosling Sets Sights on Blade Runner Sequel

16 April 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When it was confirmed in February that Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard in Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner sequel, you may have immediately started wondering who would join him in the new neo-noir, as Deckard's sure to run into memorable characters of both the human and replicant varieties. Though we don't know who he'd play, it's been revealed that Ryan Gosling is in talks to star alongside Ford in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner sequel that's slated to start shooting next summer:

Press Release (via The Hollywood News) -- "Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 2015 – Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, being directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) and executive produced by Ridley Scott.

Harrison Ford will co-star as Rick Deckard, the role he portrayed in the original directed by Scott.

Principal photography is set to start in summer of »

- Derek Anderson

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Ryan Gosling Has Joined The Cast Of ‘Blade Runner 2′

16 April 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

So here’s some surprising news. Ryan Gosling has reportedly joined Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2. According to reports the casting is a done deal with Gosling having already signed on the dotted line for the part in the film, which is being directed by Denis Villeneuve (the rather brilliant Prisoners).

As to whom Gosling will play remains a mystery as this isn’t confirmed in the press release, which we’ve posted below.

Shooting kicks off next year with Ridley Scott, the director of the original, opting to produce this time around.

Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 2015 – Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, being directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) and executive produced by Ridley Scott.

Harrison Ford will co-star as Rick Deckard, the role he portrayed in the original directed by Scott.

Principal photography is set to start in summer of »

- Paul Heath

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Ryan Gosling in Negotiations to Star in 'Blade Runner' Sequel

16 April 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Denis Villeneuve, whose new film Sicario was added to the 2015 Cannes Film Festival lineup this morning, is set to direct the as-yet Untitled Blade Runner Project, a sequel to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) with Harrison Ford already set to return as Rick Deckard. Now a press release has arrived from Alcon Entertainment reporting Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to co-star in the feature. As of now plot details are under wraps so there's nothing to go as to which character Gosling will be playing. All we know is the film is set several decades after the '82 version with Michael Green and Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the 1982 adaptation) writing the screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Scott. Principal photography is set to start in summer of 2016. Gosling will be seen next in Shane Black's The Nice Guys opposite Russell Crowe, and in Terrence Malick's Weightless. »

- Brad Brevet

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Which films could play this year at the Cannes Film Festival?

19 March 2015 9:03 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

When it comes to film festivals, there is arguably none more prestigious than the Cannes Film Festival. Each year, critics and the like descend on the south of France hoping to discover the classiest in cinema, which in turn can begin to fuel the impending Oscar speculation. 2015 likely will be no exception, as perhaps a few more Academy friendly projects than usual could wind up at Cannes. Sometime either this month or next, the fest will reveal the titles scheduled to play, so I wanted to get a head start and speculate a bit about what the festival could have in its lineup. Tribeca will be on my mind soon enough, but for now…Cannes gets my attention for the day. Here now are ten films that could very well play at the Cannes Film Festival, in just a simple alphabetical order: 1. Carol – One of the most anticipated Oscar hopefuls »

- Joey Magidson

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The Conversation: One Never Cannes Tell… 2015 Cannes Film Fest Predictions

9 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

With the world’s most prestigious film festival just around the corner, cineastes have been lasciviously salivating about what’s going to show up at Cannes, with wish lists appearing almost immediately after Berlin (a fest that had one of their most impressive line-ups ever) announced their awards. The remainder of the 2015 fest circuit looks to be a plentiful, diverse porridge, with many of the world’s most renowned auteurs’ sporting brand new titles. While many prognosticators will be sharing the same lists, more or less, hopes are incredibly high for a handful of sure bets, and a gaggle of hopefuls. The main competition always seems easier to postulate, though Thierry Fremaux always throws a few curves, (After the Battle in 2012, The Hunt in 2013 or last year’s Timbuktu, which won the Cesar for Best Picture recently, are a couple ready examples of under-the-radar titles).

Italy seems primed for saturation at the fest. »

- Nicholas Bell

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