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Espionage Thriller Toplines Altitude’s Afm Slate

Espionage Thriller Toplines Altitude’s Afm Slate
London — A feature film version of the U.K. TV series “Spooks,” which aired in the U.S. as “Mi-5,” toplines the Afm slate of Altitude Film Sales.

Spooks: The Greater Good” is an espionage thriller produced by Shine Pictures (“Eastern Promises”) and Kudos (“Broadchurch”). The pic will be helmed by Bharat Nalluri, who was the originating director of the series.

Written by “Spooks” collaborators Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, the film will be produced by Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett, who were behind the TV series for the BBC, and Ollie Madden (“Sherlock Holmes”) for Shine Pictures. The cast includes series regular Peter Firth with further casting to be announced at the Afm.

In the film, a terrorist escapes from the custody of Mi-5, the British intelligence service, during a handover. The head of counter-terrorism is blamed, and then disappears himself. His protege is called in to help uncover what happened.
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Altitude spies Spooks film

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Altitude spies Spooks film
Afm slate also includes Brit-List sci-fi The Call-Up, horror The Last Word and a documentary about alt-rock band Pulp.

Altitude Film Sales is to bring five market debuts to the American Film Market (Afm) next week, including spy-thriller Spooks: The Greater Good - a feature version of the BAFTA-winning BBC TV series that ran for 10 series from 2002 to 2011.

Bharat Nalluri, who was the originating director of the TV series (known as Mi-5 in the Us), will take the reins of the feature that will shoot in the first quarter of 2014.

The film opens when terrorist Adam Qasim escapes from MI5 custody during a routine handover and head of counterterrorism, Harry Pearce, is blamed.

When the disgraced Pearce disappears one night off a bridge into the Thames, his protégé Will Crombie is called in to help uncover what happened. With a devastating attack on London imminent, Will finds himself on the trail of a conspiracy that stretches
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Cast Filling Out for The Last Word

Mike Doyle, Erin Cummings, and Sean Patrick Flanery have all nabbed themselves lead roles in The Last Word, a paranormal thriller being directed by Simon Rumley (Red White & Blue). If you're unfamiliar with this eerie and true story, man, you need to right that wrong Asap!

A7SLE Films principals Peter Facinelli and Rob DeFranco, along with Eric Gores and Frank Mancuso Jr. of Boss Media, are producing the project, which began shooting in Shreveport, La., this week. The Last Word is inspired by the tragic and true story of Johnny Frank Garrett (pictured). Ben Ketai, who's currently directing Beneath for Revolver Pictures, wrote the script.

The project is set for a summer 2014 release. The story will focus on the tragic(!) aftermath endured by the participants in the trial of Garrett in Texas, where he was wrongly convicted and executed for the rape and murder of a nun. To further elaborate,
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Doyle, Flanery To Spread "The Last Word"

Mike Doyle, Erin Cummings and Sean Patrick Flanery are set to star in Simon Rumley's paranormal thriller "The Last Word" for A7SLE Films.

Inspired by true events, Ben Ketai penned the script which follows what happens after a young man in Texas is wrongly convicted for the rape and murder of a nun.

Cursing those who sent him to his death, the people involved in the case, from witnesses to jurors, suddenly start dying. The father (Doyle) of one juror sets out to prove the truth about the murder.

Flanery will portray the district attorney, Cummings will play Doyle's wife. Peter Facinelli, Rob DeFranco, Eric Gores and Frank Mancuso Jr. will produce.

Filming begins in Shreveport, Louisiana this week.

Source: Heat Vision
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Mike Doyle to star in Last Word

Jersey Boys' Mike Doyle is set to star in The Last Word, a paranormal thriller from director Simon Rumley. He joins Erin Cummings and Sean Patrick Flannery, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Peter Facinelli and Rob DeFranco of A7SLE Filmsare producing the film alongside Boss Media's Eric Gores and Frank Mancuso Jr. Filming started this week in Shreveport Louisiana on The Last Word which is based on true events. Ben Katai wrote the screenplay which tells of the aftermath endured by the participants in the trial of a young man in Texas who was shockingly wrongly convicted and executed for the rape and murder of a nun. Before
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'Jersey Boys' Actor Mike Doyle Nabs 'Last Word' Lead (Exclusive)

Mike Doyle has snagged the starring role in The Last Word, a paranormal thriller being directed by Simon Rumley (Red White & Blue).  Erin Cummings and  Sean Patrick Flanery are also joining the project as leads. A7SLE Films principals Peter Facinelli and Rob DeFranco, along with Eric Gores and Frank Mancuso Jr. of Boss Media, are producing the project, which began shooting in Shreveport, La., this week. Based on true events, Word centers on the strange and tragic aftermath endured by the participants in the trial of a young man in Texas who was wrongly convicted and executed for the

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Simon Rumley To Speak "The Last Word"

Simon Rumley ("Red White & Blue") is set to direct the paranormal thriller "The Last Word" for FilmDistrict and Boss Media.

Based on true events, the story follows the strange and tragic aftermath endured by the participants in the trial of a young man in Texas.

The young man was wrongly convicted and executed for the rape and murder of a nun.

Ben Ketai penned the script, while Peter Facinelli, Rob DeFranco, Eric Gores and Frank Mancuso Jr. are producing.

Source: Heat Vision
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The Last Word Gets Director Simon Rumley

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The Last Word Gets Director Simon Rumley
Simon Rumley has signed on to direct FilmDistrict's upcoming supernatural horror project The Last Word.

The film centers on the events that took place during the trial of a young Texas man who was wrongly convicted and executed for the rape and murder of a nun. The film is based on actual events and was written by Ben Ketai.

A7SLE Film's Peter Facinelli and Rob DeFranco are producing with Boss Media's Eric Gores and Frank Mancuso Jr.

Simon Rumley is best known for directing Red White & Blue and co-directed The ABCs of Death. No production schedule has been released.
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'Red White & Blue' Director Tapped to Helm 'The Last Word' (Exclusive)

Simon Rumley, best known in horror circles for directing the thriller Red White & Blue, has been tapped to direct the paranormal-themed project The Last Word. A7SLE Films principals Peter Facinelli and Rob DeFranco, along with Eric Gores and Frank Mancuso Jr. of Boss Media, are producing. It was announced in April that FilmDistrict will co-finance with Boss Media. Based on true events, Word centers on the strange and tragic aftermath endured by the participants in the trial of a young man in Texas who was wrongly convicted and executed for the rape and murder of a nun.

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Simon Rumley Gets The Last Word

Simon Rumley, the director behind 2010's revenge thriller Red, White & Blue and The ABCs of Death 's "P is for Pressure" segment, is set to helm FilmDistrict's supernatural horror tale The Last Word , says a story at The Hollywood Reporter . Written by Ben Ketai and based on actual events, the horror film will focus on the strange and tragic aftermath endured by the participants in the trial of a young man in Texas who was wrongly convicted and executed for the rape and murder of a nun. Boss Media.s Frank Mancuso, Jr. will produce the project along with Eric Gores, Peter Facinelli and Rob DeFranco of A7SLE Films, and Peter Schlessel and Lia Buman on behalf of FilmDistrict. The project is slated to commence production this summer with plans for FilmDistrict to...
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WWE Studios, Anchor Bay Team For Jason Momoa’s Directing Debut ‘Road To Paloma’

WWE Studios, Anchor Bay Team For Jason Momoa’s Directing Debut ‘Road To Paloma’
Exclusive: WWE Studios and Anchor Bay Films has acquired distribution rights in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia/New Zealand to Road To Paloma, the directorial debut of Jason Momoa. Momoa played the title role in Conan The Barbarian, and was last seen playing Khal Drogo in HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Road To Paloma will be released in the U.S. later this year. It was financed and produced by Boss-Media’s Eric Gores and Frank Mancuso Jr., who are exec producers. Pic is produced by Momoa and Brian Andrew Mendoza’s Pride of Gypsies with Jamey Pryde serving as executive producer. Robert Homer Mollohan co-wrote the film with Jonathan Hirschbein and Momoa. In Road To Paloma, Momoa stars as Robert Wolf, a Native American, who is being hotly pursued by the FBI for taking the law into his own hands after thugs rape and kill his mother on their reservation.
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FilmDistrict Picks Up The Last Word

FilmDistrict has acquired screenwriter Ben Ketai's script The Last Word for distribution.

The horror-thriller, based on actual events, is set during the aftermath of a Texas murder trial, where a young man was wrongly convicted and executed for the rape and murder of a nun. The story follows the tragic consequences of those who participated in the trial. Here's what producer Frank Mancuso Jr. had to say in a statement.

"'Based on a true story has been overused as a marketing ploy however this film will scorch an indelible imprint on those who see it. The powerful words of this dying man will never be forgotten."

Eric Gores, Peter Facinelli, and Rob DeFranco will produce through their A7SLE Films company, alongside Frank Mancuso Jr.'s Boss Media. Peter Schlessel and Lia Buman will produce for FilmDistrict.

Ben Ketai is best known for writing the horror sequel 30 Days of Night: Dark Days,
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Details on FilmDistrict’s The Last Word

FilmDistrict continues their genre production push, and has announced that it will co-finance the supernatural horror movie The Last Word:

“Based on actual events, the horror film will focus on the strange and tragic aftermath endured by the participants in the trial of a young man in Texas who was wrongly convicted and executed for the rape and murder of a nun.

[Frank Mancuso, Jr.] …added, “’Based on a true story’ has been overused as a marketing ploy however this film will scorch an indelible imprint on those who see it. The powerful words of this dying man will never be forgotten.”

Boss Media’s Frank Mancuso, Jr. will produce the project along with Eric Gores, Peter Facinelli and Rob DeFranco of A7SLE Films, and Peter Schlessel and Lia Buman on behalf of FilmDistrict. The project is slated to commence production this summer with plans for FilmDistrict to release the film
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FilmDistrict to Co-Produce, Co-Finance Horror Movie 'The Last Word'

FilmDistrict has come aboard to co-finance The Last Word, a paranormal-themed horror movie. The project originally was picked up by A7SLE Films principals Eric Gores, Peter Facinelli and Rob DeFranco. The trio then partnered with Frank Mancuso Jr. of Boss Media and brought in Ben Ketai to write the script. Based on true events, Word, according to FilmDistrict, “will focus on the strange and tragic aftermath endured by the participants in the trial of a young man in Texas who was wrongly convicted and executed for the rape and murder of a nun.” Peter Schlessel and Lia

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FilmDistrict Preps The Last Word, Based On a True Story

FilmDistrict announced today that it will co-finance the supernatural thriller The Last Word, which is inspired by a true story and written by Ben Ketai.

The film focuses on the strange and tragic aftermath endured by the participants in the trial of a young man in Texas who was wrongly convicted and executed for the rape and murder of a nun.

Boss Media’s Frank Mancuso, Jr. will produce the project along with Eric Gores, Peter Facinelli and Rob DeFranco of A7SLE Films, and Peter Schlessel and Lia Buman on behalf of FilmDistrict. The project is slated to commence production this summer with plans for FilmDistrict to release the film domestically in 2014.

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FilmDistrict has The Last Word

The Last Word true story horror will be distributed by FilmDistrict, who are also co-financing the project. The film is set to find theaters some time in 2014 and according to sources, is based on actual events, following a young Texas man who is wrongly convicted and executed for raping and murdering a nun. Production on the Boss Media and A7SLE Films-co-produced The Last Word starts this summer, working from the script by Ben Katai (Chosen). Frank Mancuso Jr and Eric Gores of Boss Media produce alongside Peter Facinelli and Rob DeFranco of A7SLE Films as well as Lia Buman and Peter Schlessel of FilmDistrict.
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FilmDistrict has The Last Word

The Last Word true story horror will be distributed by FilmDistrict, who are also co-financing the project. The film is set to find theaters some time in 2014 and according to sources, is based on actual events, following a young Texas man who is wrongly convicted and executed for raping and murdering a nun. Production on the Boss Media and A7SLE Films-co-produced The Last Word starts this summer, working from the script by Ben Katai (Chosen). Frank Mancuso Jr and Eric Gores of Boss Media produce alongside Peter Facinelli and Rob DeFranco of A7SLE Films as well as Lia Buman and Peter Schlessel of FilmDistrict.
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Toronto: Anchor Bay Acquires U.S. Rights To ‘Ten Year’

Toronto: Anchor Bay Acquires U.S. Rights To ‘Ten Year’
Breaking: Anchor Bay Films has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Ten Year, the Jamie Linden-directed drama that premiered at 2011 Toronto Film Festival. The film will be released next spring. Anchor Bay has been negotiating for this for the past month, and it is now nearly done with the deal. It’s low seven figures, including minimum guarantee and P&A for what looks like a platform release. Linden, whose script credits include We Are Marshall and Dear John, wrote the script for a film that was inspired by his own high school reunion. The film has a cast of up-and-comers that includes Channing Tatum, Anthony Mackie, Lynn Collins, Rosario Dawson, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Brian Geraghty, Ari Graynor, Oscar Isaac, Ron Livingston, Justin Long, Kate Mara, Max Minghella, Aubrey Plaza, Scott Porter, and Chris Pratt. The film tells a Big Chill-style story about a group of friends who reunite
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The Apocalypse to Come During a Wake Cycle

Let's face it; if and when the Apocalypse does come, it's not gonna be pretty. There will be all manner of new and never before seen horrors set upon the scorched Earth, and that's exactly how we like it!

According to Variety Boss Media has come on board Wake Cycle, snapping up Christian Cantamessa and Chris Pasetto's post-apocalyptic sci-fi spec script.

A partnership between Frank Mancuso, Jr. and Eric Gores, Boss will fund production and begin casting immediately.

Cantamessa, lead designer and co-writer of the video game Red Dead Redemption, will direct with Mancuso and Gores executive producing.

Wake Cycle takes place in an underground hyperbaric facility, where the world's greatest scientists are placed after a nuclear fallout. Wake Cycle refers to the available air every six months that allows two custodial workers to maintain the facility -- but when one of their sleep tanks is damaged, they engage in a life-and-death struggle.
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