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Cannes: Jk Simmons comedy among Ascot Elite buys

3 June 2015 6:54 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Gaumont, The Solution pre-buys among deals.

Euro distributor Ascot Elite has finalised deals for German-speaking Europe on a trio of Cannes market titles, including upcoming Jk Simmons (Whiplash) and Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) comedy The Runaround from The Solution.

Due to shoot this summer in Los Angeles, Gavin Wiesen will direct The Runaround from a screenplay by Seth W Owen about a globe-trotting workaholic father who enlists the help of his daughter’s awkward ex to find his girl during a layover in Los Angeles.

From Gaumont, the outfit pre-bought new French drama-comedy Le Coeur en Braille from Cesar-winning actor-director Michel Boujenah.

Set to shoot this August, Pascal Elbe (The Other Son) and Charles Berling (March of the Penguins) are among the cast of the drama based on Pascal Ruten’s novel about the friendship between a cellist who is losing her sight and a young boy who helps her hide the condition from her »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Other Angle flies 'Larry Gaye' to new territories

15 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Paris-based Other Angle has secured a brace of key sales for Us comedy Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant.

The Airplane-style comedy has landed with pan-Middle East distributor Front Row and South Africa’s M-Net ahead of its market premiere in Cannes with director Sam Friedlander and star Mark Feuerstein in attendance.

The film, which has a cast that also includes Jayma Mays, Rebecca Romijn and Stanley Tucci, revolves around an air steward battling his airline’s plans to replace cabin crew with robots. »

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Image snaps up ‘Return To Sender’

7 May 2015 2:51 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Round-up: Image Entertainment has acquired all Us rights from Voltage Pictures to the thriller Return To Sender starring Rosamund Pike.

Nick Nolte, Shiloh Fernandez, Camryn Manheim and Rumer Willis round out the cast on the thriller about a small town nurse who builds up a relationship with the man who attacked her.

Holly Wiersma and Candice Abela produced and Gossett, J C Khoury and Logan Levy served as executive producers.

Fouad Mikati directed Return To Sender from a script by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett. Rlj Entertainment chief acquisitions officer Mark Ward negotiated the deal with Voltage and plans a 2015 release.

Strand Releasing has acquired all North American rights to Ron Judkins’ festival favourite and comedic drama Finding Neighbors starring Michael O’Keefe and Catherine Dent. Jon Gerrans negotiated rights with producers Judy Korin and Jennifer Young.

Multi-platform specialist Orion Releasing has picked up North America and MGM Latin America on Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant. [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Mark Feuerstein Comedy ‘Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant’ Lands Distribution

7 May 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Mark Feuerstein comedy “Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant” has been acquired for North American distribution by Orion Releasing and Latin American distribution through MGM. Directed by Sam Friedlander and written by Mike Sikowitz, the comedy follows Larry Gaye, lothario of the skies and self-described renegade, who is called on to save the day when the airline he works for tries to replace human flight attendants with robots. The film will be released theatrically and on VOD in the U.S. on June 5, as Orion focuses on multi-platform releases via specialized theatrical runs and premium VOD services. Also Read: Fox and. »

- Jeff Sneider

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'Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant' Flies High With Orion Releasing

7 May 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Orion Releasing Acquires SXSW 2014 Award Winner 'Fort Tilden' Sam Friedlander’s feature film directorial debut "Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant" has been acquired by Orion Releasing, a company focused on multi-platform releases via specialized theatrical runs and premium video on demand services, and Latin American distribution through MGM. Directed by Sam Friedlander and written by Mike Sikowitz, the comedy tells the story of Larry Gaye, a rebellious ladies man who is forced to spring into action when his airline tries to replace human flight attendants with robots. Expert flight attendant Larry has to battle a FlightPal200 (Romijn) to prove why human customer service can never be replicated properly by robots.  "Larry Gaye" stars Mark Feuerstein ("Royal Pains") as Larry, and features a stellar ensemble cast including Danny Pudi, Jayma Mays, Rebecca Romijn, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Warburton, Ian Gomez, Henry »

- Anya Jaremko-Greenwold

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