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Cadillac Man

The irrepressible Robin Williams is Joey, a trash-talking Cadillac salesman with three women on the line, who becomes an involuntary hero when Tim Robbins smashes his motorcycle into the car showroom and threatens to kill everybody. Roger Donaldson’s crisis-farce black comedy is still funny — and my favorite Robin Williams feature.

Cadillac Man

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Kl Studio Classics

1990 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 97 min. / Street Date January 2, 2018 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Robin Williams, Tim Robbins, Pamela Reed, Fran Drescher, Zack Norman, Lori Petty, Annabella Sciorra, Paul Guilfoyle, Bill Nelson, Eddie Jones, Mimi Cecchini, Tristine Skyler, Judith Hoag, Lauren Tom.

Cinematography: David Gribble

Film Editor: Richard Francis-Bruce

Original Music: J. Peter Robinson

Written by Ken Friedman

Produced by Roger Donaldson, Charles Roven

Directed by Roger Donaldson

Perhaps Robin Williams’ biggest impact was through his cable TV comedy specials, teamed up with Whoopi Goldberg and others. An amazing natural humor machine, Williams could go
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Original 'Blair Witch' star Joshua Leonard: People still tell me they want their money back

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Original 'Blair Witch' star Joshua Leonard: People still tell me they want their money back
17 years ago, The Blair Witch Project burst into theaters on a massive wave of hype and made instant stars out of its directors, Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick, and its trio of lead actors: Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard and Michael C. Williams, who made the cover of Newsweek magazine that same August. It was an unprecedented success that paved the way for the "found footage" genre that would explode over the subsequent decade, with films like Paranormal Activity and Cloverfield successfully exploiting the format's potential. None of these, though, would haunt viewers in quite the same way as Blair Witch, whose grainy, pre-smartphone aesthetic and terrifying denouement would stick with us long after the film's pop-cultural moment had passed. Of the film's three lead actors, Leonard has undoubtedly enjoyed the greatest run of Hollywood success post-Blair Witch, though it's worth noting that his career didn't really begin to heat
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Lu Chuan to adapt 'River Town'

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Lu Chuan to adapt 'River Town'
The Chinese director of local box office hit Chronicles Of The Ghostly Tribe is attached to direct and produce Peter Hessler’s memoir.

Tristine Skyler adapted the screenplay and Jamie Gordon and Courtney Potts of Fugitive Films are producing.

River Town chronicles a celebrated American writer’s journey to China for the Chinese publication of his first book as he recalls events 20 years earlier when he was a teacher in a country on the brink of huge change.

Development financing on the project is provided by Dragon Summit Culture in association with Ibp and Crystal City Entertainment.

Zhao Jin, Cleo Lee and Jonathan Rubenstein serve as co-executive producers on the project.

Chuan’s credits include San Sebastian Golden Shell-winner City Of Life And Death, as well as The Missing Gun, Kekexili: Mountain Patrol, and The Last Supper.

He is currently in post-production on Born In China for Disneynature, which will open in China and the Us in April
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News Bits: Masculinity, Town, Flawed, Beerfest

Screen Masculinity

For almost a year, Graffiti with Punctuation editor Blake Howard and I have been discussing doing a series of essays about a topic of mutual interest - portrayals of masculinity on screen. The aim is to explore our favorite elements of the topic, to get quite personal and to come up with something hopefully compelling.

We've now begun that journey over the next few months starting with the first piece by Blake. It took him to some challenging places, but the result is intimate, passionate, complex and ultimately wonderful and sets a tone for promising reading to come. I urge you to check out the piece in our features section, or by clicking here and to leave feedback on it if possible.

River Town

Chinese helmer Lu Chuan is attached to direct and produce the Tristine Skyler=penned adaptation of Peter Hessler's memoir "River Town" for Fugitive Films.
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‘River Town’ Movie: Lu Chuan To Direct Adaptation Of Peter Hessler China Memoir

‘River Town’ Movie: Lu Chuan To Direct Adaptation Of Peter Hessler China Memoir
Chinese helmer Lu Chuan is attached to direct and produce River Town, the Tristine Skyler adaptation of the memoir River Town: Two Years On The Yangtze, by bestselling author and New Yorker staff writer Peter Hessler. Jamie Gordon and Courtney Potts of Fugitive Films are producing. The memoir depicts a celebrated American writer's journey to China for the long-awaited Chinese publication of his first book, triggering memories from 20 years earlier when he taught English…
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IFC Films acquires 'The Man Who Knew Infinity'

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IFC Films acquires 'The Man Who Knew Infinity'
Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel star in the recent Toronto world premiere about the Indian maths genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Matthew Brown directed The Man Who Knew Infinity from his adaptation of Robert Kanigel’s biography The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life Of The Genius Ramanujan.

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The film takes place in the run-up to Wwi and charts the friendship between Cambridge don Gh Hardy and the young Indian prodigy.

Hardy, himself a renowned academic, was initially cagey but nonetheless intrigued when he received a letter of self-commendation from Ramanujan.

He brought the youngster under his tutelage at Cambridge and helped the school drop-out become India’s first Cambridge fellow. Ramanujan’s work continues to play an important role in string theory and research into black holes.

IFC Films negotiated for North American rights with CAA. Mister Smith handles
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'The Man Who Knew Infinity' to open Zurich

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'The Man Who Knew Infinity' to open Zurich
Maths genius biopic stars Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons.

The 11th Zurich Film Festival (Sept 24-Oct 4) is to open with the European premiere of The Man Who Knew Infinity, following its world premiere in Toronto next month.

Matthew Brown directs the film from a screenplay he adapted from Robert Kanigel’s novel The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan.

The drama stars Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Stephen Fry and Devika Bhise, who will present the film in Zurich alongside Brown and producer Edward R. Pressman.

Set in 1913, The Man Who Knew Infinity tells the true story of Srinivasa Ramanujan (Patel), a self-taught mathematics genius from India, who leaves behind his young bride, Janaki (Bhise), to travel across the world to Cambridge where he forges a bond with his mentor and eccentric professor G.H. Hardy (Irons), and becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories.

The film is an Edward R. Pressman/Animus Films Production
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Hot Trailer: ‘Innocence’

Scion Pictures has released a new trailer for the thriller adaptation of the Jane Mendelsohn novel Innocence. Hilary Brougher directed a script she wrote with Tristine Skyler, and the author produced with Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler. Kelly Reilly, Sophie Curtis, Graham Phillips and Linus Roche star. Curtis plays a 16-year-old haunted by the death of her mom in a surfing accident in Montauk. She and her father move to Manhattan to start over. Enrolled in an exclusive prep school, she gets off to a good start by falling in love, but soon she’s haunted in a different way by intensifying psychosis and hallucinations centering around the dubious suicides of current and past students. Is she going crazy, or is this prep school a coven of beautiful and seductive women who stay young by drinking the blood of virgins?
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Horror Fantasy Thriller Innocence Takes Aim at the Ya Crowd in September

A new release date for the young adult adventure fantasy horror mystery romance thriller (talk about covering all your bases!) Innocence was announced, and we have the skinny for you right here on this IMAX-bound supernatural smackdown.

Based on the well-reviewed novel by Jane Mendelsohn (author of bestseller I Was Amelia Earhart) and directed by Hilary Brougher, the film stars young up-and-comers Sophie Curtis (Arbitrage, The English Teacher) and Graham Phillips (“The Good Wife,” Evan Almighty) with Kelly Reilly (“Black Box,” Calvary).

The screenplay is by Brougher and Tristine Skyler; producers are Mendelsohn, Christine Vachon, and Pam Koffler; and executive producers are Ron Curtis, Kevin Turen, Nicholas Jarecki, Michael Heller, Mo Al Turki, and Brian Young.

Scion Pictures will be releasing Innocence on September 5th in theaters nationwide. For more info "like" Innocence on Facebook.

Synopsis::

Haunted by the death and dreams of her beloved mother in a Montauk surfing accident,
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HBO Films Developing Biopic About Gypsy Rose Lee's Mother

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HBO Films is taking a closer look at Rose Hovick, the mother of burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee and actress June Havoc, who was immortalized in the 1962 film, “Gypsy.” The company is developing the film, with Adam Shankman (“Hairspray,” “Rock of Ages”) set to direct and executive-produce, an HBO representative told TheWrap. Tristine Skyler wrote the script. Also read: ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Actors Join HBO's Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger Rock ‘n’ Roll Pilot The film will focus on the woman who would do anything to get her daughters into show business. Produced by their company Offspring Entertainment, Shankman will executive produce with Jennifer.
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Adam Shankman To Direct & Produce ‘Madame Rose’ Biopic For HBO Films

Exclusive: Rose Hovick has been called the ultimate stage mother, immortalized in the classic musical Gypsy: A Musical Fable, based on the memoirs of one of Hovick’s two performing daughters, Gypsy Rose Lee. Now HBO Films is looking to tell Hovick’s true story beyond the musical fable with Madame Rose, a movie in development, which has Adam Shankman (Hairspray) set to direct and executive produce. Written by Tristine Skyler, Madame Rose is based on the life story of Hovick, the indomitable mother of burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee and actress June Havoc, who would do anything to advance her daughters’ career in show business. Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot are executive producing via their company Offspring Entertainment. The project is expected to draw top talent for the title role, which has been played in Gypsy‘s stage productions and movie and TV adaptations by such actresses as Ethel Merman,
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Jeremy Irons joins Dev Patel in the biopic of Srinivasa Ramanuja: The Man Who Knew Infinity

Respected actor Jeremy Irons is set to co-star in the Edward R. Pressman/ Prashita Chaudhary’s Cinemorphic Entertainment Company production of The Man Who Knew Infinity, the biographic film on the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan with Dev Patel starring as the revered Indian mathematician. Irons will play G.H. Hardy, the English mathematician who plucked Ramanujan from obscurity in Edwardian India and installed him in the hallowed halls of Cambridge University.

The film will be directed by Matthew Brown, who also wrote the screenplay based on the biography The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel. Edward R. Pressman and Prashita Chaudhary of Cinemorphic are producers along with Jim Young under his Animus Films banner and Sofia Sondervan of Dutch Tilt Film.

Announcing the casting, Pressman said, “I am delighted to be working with Jeremy again. Our last collaboration on Reversal of Fortune earned an Oscar for Jeremy,
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Jeremy Irons joins biopic Infinity

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Jeremy Irons joins biopic Infinity
Edward R Pressman-produces biopic of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, to be played by Dev Patel.

Jeremy Irons is to co-star alongside Dev Patel in Edward R Pressman-produced The Man Who Knew Infinity, the biopic of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Irons will play G.H. Hardy, the English mathematician who brought Ramanujan from India to Cambridge University. Patel will play Ramanujan.

Irons and Pressman reunite for the first time since the pair collaborated on 1990 drama Reversal of Fortune, for which Irons won the Best Actor Oscar.

Production is aiming to shoot in 2014 on the previously announced production, which will be directed by Matthew Brown, who also wrote the screenplay based on the biography The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel.

Edward R. Pressman and Prashita Chaudhary of Cinemorphic are producers along with Jim Young under his Animus Films banner and Sofia Sondervan of Dutch Tilt Film.

Jon Katz is on board
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Scarlett Johansson to make directorial debut with Truman Capote adaptation

Actor plans big-screen version of Summer Crossing, Capote's 'inspired' early work about young debutante in 1945 New York

Scarlett Johansson will become the latest Hollywood star to make the leap to director with an adaptation of Truman Capote's posthumously discovered debut novel, Summer Crossing.

The project will see Johansson make her directing debut with the story of a 17-year-old Protestant debutante who embarks on an affair with a Jewish parking-lot attendant while her family vacations in Paris during the summer of 1945. It is currently being touted to potential investors at the Cannes film festival.

"Several years ago I began working alongside the Capote estate and writer Tristine Skyler to adapt Summer Crossing, an inspired early work of Truman's which has long captured my heart," said Johansson in a statement. "Being able to bring this story to the screen as my full-length directorial debut is a life dream and deep privilege.
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Scarlett Johansson Makes Her Directorial Debut with Summer Crossing

Scarlett Johansson Makes Her Directorial Debut with Summer Crossing
Marvel's The Avengers star Scarlett Johansson is set to make her directorial debut with Summer Crossing. The project is an adaptation of Truman Capote's first novel, which was never published in his lifetime. It is believed that a janitor recovered the work, and sold it at an auction in 2004, which lead to the novel's posthumous publication. Here's what Scarlett Johansson had to say about the project, and working with screenwriter Tristine Skyler.

"Several years ago I began working alongside the Capote estate and writer Tristine Skyler to adapt Summer Crossing, an inspired early work of Truman's which has long captured my heart. Being able to bring this story to the screen as my full length directorial debut is a life dream and deep privilege."

The story centers on a privileged 17-year-old girl in 1945, who decides to skip her family's trip to Paris, so she can start up a relationship
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2013 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Hilary Brougher’s Innocence

Hilary Brougher made a splash at the fest with her sophomore Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award winning drama Stephanie Daley (Sundance ’06) but it’s been nada since this minor stroke of genius. After some early casting hiccups, Brougher’s adaptation of Jane Mendelsohn’s 2000 teen novel of the same name found Sophie Curtis, Kelly Reilly and Graham Phillips toplining. Production took place during the summer, with post production beginning in August, which means with some overtime work, Innocence – a Killer Films’ production could be ready for a showcase. Brougher reteams with cinematographer David Rush Morrison and editor Keith Reamer and with Production Designer Susan Block (The Believer, Grace Is Gone) also contributes.

Gist: Co-written by Brougher and Tristine Skyler, set in NYC, this centers on a moody teenager who discovers her elite private school is home to a vampire gang.

Production Co./Producers: Killer FilmsPamela Koffler and Christine Vachon

Prediction: Premieres Program

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Johansson 'Focused' On Directorial Debut

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Johansson 'Focused' On Directorial Debut
Scarlett Johansson is fully focused on her directorial debut after spending five years developing the project in secret.

The actress is stepping behind the camera for a movie adaptation of Truman Capote's Summer Crossing, which was thought to be lost for more than 50 years but was eventually published in 2005.

Johansson has teamed up with screenwriter Tristine Skyler for the project, but has no plans to star in the film about a teenage girl living in New York after World War II.

She tells NYmag.com, "It's a project I've been developing for five or six years. I'm writing it right now with Tristine Skyler, so we'll see. You have a script and then you take it out and finance it. It's a big preproduction process, but that's where my focus is."

Scarlett Johansson Says Jonathan Glazer's 'Under the Skin' Is "Abstract" & One Of The Most "Challenging" Roles She's Done

While making the rounds for the wonderful, shimmery Cameron Crowe joint "We Bought a Zoo," the wonderful, shimmery Scarlett Johansson offered New York Magazine's Vulture blog some juicy tidbits about two of her most speculated-about upcoming projects: Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin" and her own adaptation of Truman Capote's posthumously published novel, "Summer Crossing," that will mark her feature directorial debut. About "Summer Crossing," a novel Capote wrote but left on the shelf for decades about a high society girl and her affair with a lowly parking attendant, she tells Vulture that she's still setting it up. "It’s a project I’ve been developing for five or six years. I’m writing it right now with Tristine Skyler, so we’ll see," Johansson said. "You have a script and then you take it out and finance it. It’s a big pre-production process, but that’s where my.
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Scarlett Johansson Finds Summer Novella

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Scarlett Johansson Finds Summer Novella

Get a director’s chair ready, because actress Scarlett Johansson is prepping for her first job behind the camera. Is she ready to tackle material from Truman Capote? No one ever said she didn’t like a challenge.

In the news this week, Capote’s so-called “lost novella” has been adapted into a screenplay by the hand of playwright Tristine Skyler and producers have agreed to support Scarlett Johansson to direct the picture and embrace her directorial debut. Those producers are heavy-hitters in their own right. Barry Spikings won an Oscar for The Deer Hunter and has teamed up with Peter D. Graves and the Truman Capote Literary Trust.

The movie and the novel are called Summer Crossing. The tale is set in New York shortly after the end of WWII. The main character is an 18-year-old girl struggling to discover her own identity. First
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Scarlett Johansson to make directorial debut

HollywoodNews.com: Scarlett Johansson will be following in the feet of a number of actresses as she will step behind the camera to make her directorial debut.

Johansson is reportedly set to direct an adaptation of ‘Summer Crossing,’ a Truman Capote novella about a teenage debutante, states Entertainment Weekly. Tristine Skyler will reportedly write the screenplay for the film.

Johansson is not going to be acting in this film, simply directing.

Do you think she’ll do well in this role?

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