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Disney's Peter Pan and Wendy Finds Its Two Leads

Disney's Peter Pan and Wendy Finds Its Two Leads
Peter Pan and Wendy, Disney's upcoming live-action reboot of the classic Peter Pan story, has found its lead stars. It's now being reported that the coveted role of Peter Pan will be played by child actor Alexander Molony, who previously appeared on the television shows The Reluctant Landlord and Claude.

Meanwhile, Wendy will be played by newcomer Ever Anderson, who previously played the Red Queen in the horror movie sequel Resident Evil: The Final Chapter; she is also set to appear as the younger version of Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow. No other cast members attached to the project have yet been officially revealed.

David Lowery, who previously helmed Disney's remake of the live-action/animated classic Pete's Dragon, is on board to direct Peter Pan and Wendy with Jim Whitaker producing. Lowery also co-wrote the screenplay alongside Toby Halbrooks, who previously worked with Lowery to co-write Pete's Dragon as well.
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Epic Pictures Bolsters Staff With Hires & Promotions

Epic Pictures announced numerous hires and promotions Tuesday including Kalani Dreimanis as Director of International Sales, Gregory S. Burkart as Director of Sales for, Michele Wilson-Edell as International Sales Coordinator, and Michelle Vezilj as PR and Festival Coordinator.

In addition to the new roster, Yulissa Morales was promoted as Us Distribution Manager and Joe Hui was upped to Post Production Manager. The new staff roster comes after Deadline exclusively reported that Epic Pictures co-founder Shaked Berenson exited the company in early August.

Kalani Dreimanis will step into the role of  Director of International Sales after working in international sales and distribution at Myriad Pictures. Most recently, she represented the critically acclaimed SXSW film Support The Girls. She was involved in the production of several projects, including the Sundance film, The Last Word. She has also worked for Straight Up Films where she worked on such pictures as Transcendence and Jane Got A Gun.
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Legendary/Universal’s ‘Detective Pikachu’ Adds Omar Chaparro; Jeremy Sumpter, Tom Berenger Cast In ‘Sargasso’

Actor Omar Chaparro has joined Ryan Reynolds, Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Chris Geere, Rita Ora and Suki Waterhouse in Detective Pikachu, the first live-action film based on the Pokémon franchise from Legendary and Universal Pictures. Rob Letterman is at the helm from a script he co-wrote with Nicole Perlman with polishes by Eric Pearson and Tom McCarthy. It will focus on Detective Pikachu as a new character and storyline in the Pokémon universe. Mary Parent and Cale Boyter will produce for Legendary, alongside Joe Caracciolo, Jr. and Pokémon’s Tsunekazu Ishihara executive producing. Universal Pictures will handle distribution. Chaparro, whose credits include Michael Berry’s film Stuck and the upcoming Overboard remake with Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris, is repped by Talent On The Road, UTA, and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.

Jeremy Sumpter (Friday Night Lights) and Tom Berenger have been tapped to star in the indie crime thriller Sargasso,
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 5)

1968: Dark Shadows' Natalie was upset to see Josette's ring.

1976: Ryan's Hope's Faith failed to escape.

1996: Guiding Light's Lucy and Alan-Michael were trapped.

2003: Bree Williamson debuted as Jessica on One Life to Live."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1940: Frank and Anne Hummert's radio soap opera Amanda of Honeymoon Hill premiered on the Blue Network.
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October Horrors 2017 Day 19 – Frailty (2001)

Frailty, 2001.

Directed by Bill Paxton.

Starring Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Matt O’Leary, and Jeremy Sumpter.


A young man arrives at the Dallas offices of the FBI claiming to have vital information regarding the elusive “God’s Hand” killer who has been terrorising the local area. Speaking with the agent in charge of the investigation, the young man spins a tale of religious fanaticism, murder and family loyalty where the truth is perhaps stranger than fiction.

Earlier this year we bid a sad farewell to the popular cult actor Bill Paxton. From his collaborations with James Cameron including but not limited to Aliens and Titanic, his work in blockbusters like Apollo 13 and Twister to his critically acclaimed performance in the TV series Big Love, Paxton was a supremely talented and loveable actor who will be sorely missed.

So as a tribute to the late Mr. Paxton,
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‘Billionaire Ransom’ Exclusive Clip: Rebellious Rich Kids Are In For A Rude Awakening

‘Billionaire Ransom’ Exclusive Clip: Rebellious Rich Kids Are In For A Rude Awakening
Scottish director Jim Gillespie is best known for his classic 1997 teen horror movie “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” and he’s about to return to the big screen this month with another twisted tale of young adults struggling to stay alive. “Billionaire Ransom” stars Jeremy Sumpter and Phoebe Tonkin as two rebellious rich kids whose parents send them to a tough-love wilderness school on a remote island off the coast of Scotland. Joined by other spoiled, out-of-control sons and daughters, the two must learn to grown up quick or risk losing their inheritance

In Living Color’ Writer Turned Director – Kim Bass – Helming Western w/ Jeremy Sumpter Starring

What happens next won’t be a surprise to anyone familiar with Gillespie’s work: The camp is invaded by a group of mercenaries who kill the teachers and guards and hold the group of campers hostage for a billion dollars.
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Billionaire Ransom Exclusive Clip Showcases Jeremy Sumpter Fighting For His Life Against Criminals

Billionaire Ransom Exclusive Clip Showcases Jeremy Sumpter Fighting For His Life Against Criminals
Deciding to rely on your flight or fight instinct is a powerful decision people must instantly make when they’re unexpectedly met with a dangerous conflict. Jeremy Sumpter must confront his fear of either choosing to take responsibility for the people he has bonded with, or selfishly protecting himself, in Shockya’s new exclusive clip, title ‘The Siege,’ for his upcoming thriller, ‘Billionaire Ransom.’ The actor’s character, Kyle, has one last chance to prove he has the intuition to truly help others in time of deadly conflict, instead of solely acting in his own best interest. ‘Billionaire Ransom’ was directed by ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’s helmer, Jim Gillespie, and [ Read More ]

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Billionaire Ransom Gets A New Movie Trailer

Billionaire Ransom Gets A New Movie Trailer
Students at a school in Scotland for rebellious rich kids have to grow up fast and take matters into their own hands after the campus is taken hostage by a group of criminals. The new movie stars Jeremy Sumpter, Phoebe Tonkin, Sebastian Koch, Ashley Walters, Dominic Sherwood, and Ed Westwick. “Billionaire Ransom” hits theaters and VOD on August 19.

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Watch the first trailer for thriller Billionaire Ransom

After Radiant Pictures International bought the distribution rights to Billionaire Ransom (originally titled Take Down), the studio has released the first official trailer. This American thriller set in Scotland stars Jeremy Sumpter (Into the Storm), Phoebe Tonkin (Vampire Diaries), Sebastian Koch (Bridge of Spies), Ashley Walters (Bullet Boy), Dominic Sherwood (Shadowhunters), Ed Westwick (Freaks of Nature), Mark Bonnar (Line of Duty), Anna-Louise Plowman (Stargate Sg-1), and Elliot Knight (Sinbad). The film is directed by Jim Gillespie (I Know What You Did Last Summer), from a script by by Alexander Ignon (Ransom). Check out the trailer below…

After a car accident that is the last straw for both their families, Kyle (Sumpter) and Amy (Tonkin) find themselves grouped with other spoiled, out-of-control sons and daughters of international billionaires sent by their frustrated parents to a tough-love wilderness school on a remote island off the coast of Scotland. This is a last
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First Trailer for Action Thriller 'Billionaire Ransom' with Ed Westwick

"If we get this done, biggest ransom in the history of the world, my friend." Gravitas Ventures has unveiled a trailer for a film called Billionaire Ransom, an interesting action thriller of sorts. The story is about a group of kids from rich families at a boarding school on an island who take matters into their own hands when the campus is taken hostage by criminals. The cast includes Jeremy Sumpter, Phoebe Tonkin, Ed Westwick, Dominic Sherwood, Elliot Knight, Sebastian Koch, and Sara Stewart. Not really sure what to make of this, some weird scenes in this trailer, but maybe it has some intriguing twists and turns. Then again, this seems like it could straight-to-dvd and it would matter either. It's made by the director of I Know What You Did Last Summer who hasn't really made much else since that film hit in 1997. See below. Here's the official trailer
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Billionaire Ransom Gets A New Movie Poster

Billionaire Ransom Gets A New Movie Poster
Students at a school in Scotland for rebellious rich kids have to grow up fast and take matters into their own hands after the campus is taken hostage by a group of criminals. The new movie stars Jeremy Sumpter, Phoebe Tonkin, Sebastian Koch, Ashley Walters, Dominic Sherwood, and Ed Westwick. “Billionaire Ransom” hits theaters and VOD on August 19.

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Eiff 2016: Take Down Review

After crashing his car and leaving a female passenger for dead, forcing his father’s lawyers into overdrive as they seek to safeguard an important business deal, Kyle Hartmann (Jeremy Sumpter) is offered an ultimatum: spend three months at an unorthodox rehab centre in the Scottish isles and learn some self-respect or serve a full sentence for […]

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Gravitas Ventures Buys ‘Billionaire’s Ransom’; ‘An Art That Nature Makes’ Snapped Up By Bond/360

Gravitas Ventures Buys ‘Billionaire’s Ransom’; ‘An Art That Nature Makes’ Snapped Up By Bond/360
Gravitas Ventures has landed North American and Latin American rights to Billionaire Ransom, a thriller starring Jeremy Sumpter, Sebastian Koch, Phoebe Tonkin, Dominic Sherwood and Ed Westwick. An August 19 theatrical and VOD release in the U.S. and Canada is planned. Jim Gillespie (I Know What You Did Last Summer) directed the script from Alexander Ignon (Ransom), which centers on a group of spoiled rich kids at a tough-love brat camp in the Scottish wilderness who have…
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Cargo Entertainment and Radiant Films Form Strategic Partnership

Cargo Entertainment and Radiant Films International have entered into a multi-faceted, strategic partnership to expand their combined production, finance and sales capabilities for commercial feature films. This alliance was recently announced by Cargo’s CEO and Managing Partner, Marina Grasic, and Jan Korbelin Managing Partner and Radiant’s President and CEO, Mimi Steinbauer.

Cargo Entertainment is an international sales agent, distributor, producer and packager of filmed entertainment, while Radiant Films International is an international sales company funded through private equity sources which acquires and distributes theatrical feature films. Their similar visions and business capabilities make this partnership a logical move towards mutual growth.

As the first step in their new collaboration, Cargo has made an investment in Radiant with Steinbauer assuming the additional role of Cargo’s President of Distribution. Steinbauer and the sales team which includes newly appointed Radiant Senior Vice President John Short, will handle foreign sales for all Cargo titles under the newly formed partnership with immediate effect.

With a focus on combining their respective areas of expertise to build a slate of high quality commercial films, Cargo and Radiant are actively looking to jointly finance, produce and launch 4 to 6 new films per year.

The companies will work side by side on joint initiatives but continue to operate as two separate entities. Radiant Films International has a dynamic slate of titles being sold at Cannes including the newly announced romantic comedy "Carrie Pilby" starring Hailee Steinfeld and Tom Wilkinson.

“Mimi is one of the savviest sales executives in the business with a proven track record balancing sales on specialty as well as high profile commercial films such as "The Hurt Locker," "Blue Valentine," "The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy and "The Matrix." The strength of her experience make her a perfect partner as we look to substantially increase the scope of our productions. It’s a great partnership and we look forward to making a number of significant announcements to take us to that next level shortly,” said Cargo’s CEO and Managing Partner, Marina Grasic.

“Marina and Cargo have built a reputation for producing high quality theatrical films that resonate with buyers across the globe. As they build on that reputation and expand their production operations with even bigger budget films, we are delighted to be partnering with Cargo. We look forward to this being just the beginning of a long and successful relationship,” said Steinbauer.

Cargo’s current completed titles include the comedy "Welcome to Me," which had the highest grossing per screen average among limited releases at the U.S. box office opening weekend and stars Kristen Wiig who produces alongside Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jessica Elbaum and Cargo’s Grasic. Their other titles include the political thriller "Zipper" which world-premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and stars Patrick Wilson and Dianna Agron from executive producer Darren Aronofosky. U.S. distributor Alchemy is releasing both films and will distribute "Zipper" later in the year.

Cargo’s upcoming films include the suspense thriller "The Price" with Noomi Rapace, currently in pre-production.

Additional titles on Radiant’s slate include the thriller "Take Down" directed by Jim Gillespie and starring Ed Westwick, Jeremy Sumpter, Phoebe Tonkin and Sebastian Koch and the unconventional romance "The Driftless Area" starring Zooey Deschanel and Anton Yelchin which made its world-premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Both films are making their market screening premieres at the Cannes Film Market. Their other titles include two films coming to U.S. theatres in June: IFC Films’ "Hungry Hearts" starring Adam Driver and Alba Rohrwacher who both won Coppa Volpi Awards at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival selection "Madame Bovary" starring Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller and Paul Giamatti to be released by Alchemy.

Other projects include "Dare to Be Wild" starring Emma Greenwell (“Shameless”) and Tom Hughes (BBC2’s “The Game”) and "Whatever Makes You Happy" in pre-production, set to star Susan Sarandon.
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Joe Wright's 'Pan' goes big with a visually aggressive new trailer

Joe Wright's 'Pan' goes big with a visually aggressive new trailer
It takes a certain degree of hubris to sign on to a "Peter Pan" movie at this point. J.M. Barrie's play/book/beloved cultural icons are enormously malleable as a story, and there are plenty of fans of the Walt Disney animated version as well as Steven Spielberg's "Hook" and even P.J. Hogan's "Peter Pan." All of those films tackle different parts of the iconography in different ways, and there have been some heavy hitters involved. The Disney film is one of their best features, especially if you're just considering the old school Disney films, and I think it's one of the moments where the Disney animators got everything right. They'd made enough movies in a row by that point to have developed a shorthand, and a style, and a confidence. "Peter Pan" may have some unfortunate moments in terms of cultural sensitivity, but I would argue
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Radiant Films to sell ‘Carrie Pilby’ in Cannes

Radiant Films to sell ‘Carrie Pilby’ in Cannes
Exclusive: Hailee Steinfeld and Tom Wilkinson will star in the adaptation of Caren Lissner’s Ya novel that Mimi Steinbauer and her team introduce to buyers on the Croisette.

Principal photography is set for September on Carrie Pilby, in which Steinfeld plays a genius Harvard graduate who tries to find love and happiness in New York with the help of a simple checklist.

Susan Johnson makes her feature directorial debut from the adapted screenplay by Kara Holden and Dean Craig.

Eddie Izzard, Vanessa Bayer, Jason Ritter and Ben Winchell round out the key cast.

Suzanne Farwell and Susan Cartsonis produce alongside Johnson, while Elaine Harris is an executive producer. UTA Independent Film Group and ICM Partners jointly handle North American rights.

“I knew I had to come aboard the project as soon as I finished reading the script,” said Steinbauer (pictured). “It is one of the most delightful and heartwarming screenplays I’ve read in ages. This
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The Squeeze Movie Review

The Squeeze Movie Review
Title: The Squeeze Arc Entertainment Director: Terry Jastrow Writer: Terry Jastrow Cast: Jeremy Sumpter, Christopher McDonald, Jillian Murray, Michael Nouri, Jason Dohring, Katherine Lanasa Running time: 93 minutes, PG13 Available In Theaters, VOD And iTUNES: April 17, 2015 Augie Baccus (Jeremy Sumpter) is a golf phenom, struggling to provide for his mother and sister in Texas. He’s got a beautiful girlfriend and big plans for their future. After Augie breaks a record in a golf tournament, he catches the eye of a gambler named Shooter McGavin Riverboat (Christopher McDonald) and his golddigging trophy wife “The Bank” (Katherine Lanasa) who want him to use his talent for gambling. Much to the [ Read More ]

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Interview: Hitting the Links with the Collaborators of ‘The Squeeze’

Chicago – Golf and gambling go together like the 19th hole and tall tales. The green grass of the course isn’t the same without a little wagering, and the new film ‘The Squeeze’ – written and directed by Terry Jastrow – follows the game from small town America to the big stage of Las Vegas.

The film boasts an all-star cast, and is co-produced by Oscar nominee Anne Archer. The excellent character actor Michael Nouri, the steady Christopher McDonald and the very funny Katherine Lanasa are joining forces with newcomers Jeremy Sumpter and Jillian Murray. The odyssey of a young hot prospect and two gambling legends – based on a true story – are teed up to create a viable comedy about colorful characters, the essence of the links and who-will-outdo-who on the fairway and in the rough of life.

Katherine Lanasa and Christopher McDonald Check Out the Golfer’s Life in ‘The Squeeze
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‘The Culling’ Review

Stars: Jeremy Sumpter, Elizabeth Di Prinzio, Brett Davern, Chris Coy, Linsey Godfrey, Virginia Williams, Johnathon Schaech, Harley Graham, Jennifer Bowman | Written and Directed by Rustam Branaman

After finding a little girl lost, a gang of college students on an extra-curricular roadtrip travel to the spooky old farmhouse near where she lives. After a friendly steak supper, there they are beset by paranormal forces, fighting off dark entities which threaten to consume the lot of them. Which makes a change from a psychopath and a chainsaw – the sort of thing one generally gets, hanging around in gloomy farmhouses in the middle of nowhere.

Rustam ‘briefly in Iron Man 3‘ Branaman’s second directorial feature, The Culling, opens in an entertaining enough manner (post chase sequence, in an odd, semi-cheesy YouTube collage sort of way) but quickly settles down into a familiar low-budget backwoods horror funk. By going with supernatural terrors instead of pissed-off hillbillies,
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'The Squeeze' Poster and Photos with Jeremy Sumpter | Exclusive

'The Squeeze' Poster and Photos with Jeremy Sumpter | Exclusive
'Win or lose...You're dead!' That's the ominous threat facing a young golf wiz played by Jeremy Sumpter on our exclusive poster for the upcoming thriller The Squeeze. Former actor Terry Jastrow makes his directorial debut with this intense drama, which arrives from producer Anne Archer this spring. Starring alongside Jeremy is a stellar cast that includes Jason Dohring, Katherine Lanasa, Christopher McDonald, Mekia Cox and Jillian Murray.

The Squeeze is a caper about a notorious gambler who discovers a modest young man in a small rural town with uncommon golf skills. Seeing his potential, the gambler convinces him to abandon his dreams of winning the Us Open and start playing in high-stakes matches. They don't lose. The stakes grow higher and higher until the game becomes "life or death."

Along with our exclusive poster we have 13 exclusive photographs. Check out Jeremy Sumpter, Christopher McDonald and Jillian Murray in
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