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‘Papicha’ Producers Join Forces to Launch Investment Fund (Exclusive)

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‘Papicha’ Producers Join Forces to Launch Investment Fund (Exclusive)
After collaborating on Mounia Meddour’s 2019 Un Certain Regard title “Papicha,” High Sea Production and Tribus P have joined forces with CG Cinema to launch an investment fund, Dock, which is dedicated to financing and co-financing director-driven film and TV content for the international market.

Patrick André at High Sea, Charles Gillibert at CG Cinema and Paul-Dominique Vacharasinthu at Tribus P Films will work together to co-finance four to five films as well as three series or other formats per year during the next five years. The fund’s committee will include André, Gillibert, Vacharasinthu and investors. The fund will be open to international third-party productions that are not set up at High Sea Production, CG Cinéma or Tribus P.

Dock’s first slate of projects include Alex Carvalho’s “La salamandre,” inspired by Jean-Christophe Rufin’s novel and set in Brazil. The movie will star Marina Fois, Jesuita Barbosa and Laetitia Dosch.
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Tim Roth Joins Mia Hansen-Love on ‘Bergman Island’ (Exclusive)

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Tim Roth Joins Mia Hansen-Love on ‘Bergman Island’ (Exclusive)
Tim Roth, who stars in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” has joined the cast of Mia Hansen-Love’s English-language debut, “Bergman Island,” a supernatural melodrama with Vicky Krieps and Mia Wasikowska.

Charles Gillibert’s CG Cinema is producing “Bergman Island.” Gillibert previously collaborated with Hansen-Love on “Eden,” which played at Toronto.

Sold by Kinology, “Bergman Island” follows a couple of American filmmakers who travel to the Swedish island of Faro, where filmmaking icon Ingmar Bergman lived, to write their respective films. The two get lost between fiction and reality amid the island’s mysterious landscapes.

Now considered one of France’s most successful production companies, CG Cinema is about to increase its scope, launching new collaborations with established and promising directors across the world, such as France’s Alain Guiraudie (“Stranger by the Lake”) and Amandine Gay, Thailand’s Phuttiphong Aroonpheng and China’s Qiu Cheng.
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‘It’ Star Bill Skarsgard Joins John Boyega, Olivia Cooke in ‘A Naked Singularity’ (Exclusive)

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‘It’ Star Bill Skarsgard Joins John Boyega, Olivia Cooke in ‘A Naked Singularity’ (Exclusive)
“It” star Bill Skarsgard is joining John Boyega and Olivia Cooke in Scott Free Productions’ “A Naked Singularity,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap exclusively.

Chase Palmer is directing the project, with Palmer having written the screenplay with David Matthews. P. Jennifer Dana, Tony Ganz, Ryan Stowell and Kevin J. Walsh are producing, while Ridley Scott, Dick Wolf and John Zois are executive producing.

The film will be an adaptation of Sergio De La Pava’s debut novel of the same name. It follows Casi, a successful public defender in New York who starts to question everything after he loses his first case. The novel explores the American criminal justice system and was first published in 2008.

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Skarsgard most recently starred in “Atomic Blonde,” “Deadpool 2” and “Assassination Nation,” as well as “Castle Rock” and “Hemlock Grove.
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Samuel Goldwyn Films Nabs Mia Wasikowska's 'Judy & Punch' for North America (Exclusive)

Samuel Goldwyn Films Nabs Mia Wasikowska's 'Judy & Punch' for North America (Exclusive)
Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up the North American rights to the dark revenge comedy Judy & Punch from first-time director Mirrah Foulkes.

Alice in Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska and Damon Herriman topline Vice Studio's first Australian feature film, a live-action reimagining of the classic puppet show, usually known as Punch and Judy. They play two puppeteers attempting to resurrect their show as a means of escaping their failing town of Seaside, only to face an inevitable tragedy that must be avenged.

"Mirrah Foukles has created on screen a world that is reminiscent of Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton. She literally ...
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‘Judy & Punch’, ‘Hearts and Bones’ in competition at Sydney Film Festival

‘Judy & Punch’. (Photo: Ben King)

Two Aussie films, Mirrah Foulkes’ Judy & Punch and Ben Lawrence’s Hearts and Bones, will be among the 12 features in official competition at this year’s Sydney Film Festival (Sff).

Also up for the festival’s $60,000 Sydney Film Prize are Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Never Look Away, which was nominated for two Oscars; recent Cannes selections such as Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory, Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite, and Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano DornellesBacurau; Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award winner Monos, from directors Alejandro Landes and Alexis Dos; Joanna Hogg’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner The Souvenir; Nadav Lapid’s Golden Bear winner Synonymes, as well as Sacha Polak’s Dirty God, Teona Strugar Mitevska’s God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya, and Kiwi director Hamish Bennett’s Bellbird.

Sydney Film Festival launched the full program for its 66th
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Yerin Ha lands a breakthrough role in Spielberg-produced series

Yerin Ha.

Four months after graduating from Nida, Yerin Ha has landed her first major screen role in an ambitious Us cable series co-produced by Steven Spielberg.

The Korean-Australian actor will have an ongoing role in Halo, an adaptation of the Xbox video game which depicts a 26th Century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant.

American GodsPablo Schreiber plays the lead, Master Chief, Earth’s most advanced warrior who is the only hope of salvation for a civilisation pushed to the brink of destruction by the Covenant.

Yerin is cast as Quan Ah, a shrewd, audacious 16-year-old from the Outer Colonies who meets Master Chief at a fateful time for both.

The series is produced by Showtime in partnership with 343 Industries along with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Production will begin in the northern autumn in Budapest, Hungary.

Showtime commissioned the nine-episode series created by Kyle Killen.
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How do you like your Disney classics? Old-school animated or live-action updated? [Poll]

When Disney isn’t busy pumping out “Star Wars” spin-offs or Marvel superhero sequels and origin stories, the studio seems bound and determined to recycle every one of its animated classics into a live-action or heavily CGI version. Back in 1994, the House of Mouse did its first live-action redo based on 1967’s “The Jungle Book.” Directed by Stephen Sommers, it took in an Ok $42 million at the box office. It was a step in a new direction from the old days when the studio would do anniversary revivals of their treasured animated features by re-releasing them on the big screen.

That tradition ended when they got more bang out of their remake buck with 1996’s live-action “101 Dalmatians,” based on the 1961 cartoon feature. The big draw was Glenn Close as the malevolent puppy-snatcher Cruella de Vil. The doggy romance hit the spot, grossing $320.7 million worldwide — although its sequel, “102 Dalmatians,
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Crystal City Entertainment Lands Rights To ‘The Heavenly Table’ Novel By Donald Ray Pollock

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Exclusive: Crystal City Entertainment, the production and finance company with credits such as The Ides of March and Lee Daniel’s The Butler, has secured the film and TV rights to Donald Ray Pollock’s second book, The Heavenly Table.

Set in 1917, the story follows three young, dirt-poor sharecroppers who, after their father dies, hatch a plan to rob a bank and cast off their miserable existence. Things go terribly sideways and the brothers, armed only with a cache of blunt farming tools and a 12-gauge shotgun, ride north on a bloody crime spree.

Crystal City is currently in search of a screenwriter to attach to the project.

Pollock, a recipient of the 2009 Pen/Bingham Fellowship, made his literary debut in 2008 with the critically acclaimed story collection, Knockemstiff. Published in 2016, The Heavenly Table followed Pollock’s 2011 novel, The Devil All The Time, which is being adapted into a Netflix feature
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Jim Jarmusch’s Bill Murray Zombie Movie to Hit Theaters in June

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Jim Jarmusch’s Bill Murray Zombie Movie to Hit Theaters in June
Jim Jarmusch’s zombie movie “The Dead Don’t Die,” starring Bill Murray, will open on June 14.

Focus Features’ “The Dead Don’t Die” also stars Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, and Tom Waits.

The movie is written and directed by Jarmusch. Producers are Joshua Astrachan and Carter Logan. Focus Features and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide. Focus has noted that it’s the third Jarmusch film that it’s handled following 2005’s “Broken Flowers” and 2009’s “The Limits of Control.”

Plot details have not been disclosed. On-set photos showed Murray as a police officer alongside colleagues portrayed by Driver and Sevigny. Images also showed Gomez and a bloody Austin Butler.

Jarmusch and Murray previously worked together on 2003’s “Coffee and Cigarettes” and 2005’s “Broken Flowers.” Driver starred
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Every Live-Action Disney Remake, Ranked from Worst to Best (Photos)

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Over the last decade, Disney has found itself dipping increasingly into its own well of nostalgic favorites. Specifically, they’ve been taking their beloved animated classics, remaking them in live-action (or mostly live-action), and producing one blockbuster smash after another.

Not all of these live-action Disney remakes are good, and some of the bad ones have unexpectedly interesting ideas. And some of them actually predate the current (and seemingly never-ending) wave. Let’s take a look at all of the live-action remakes of Disney’s animated classics, going all the way back to the 1990s, to explore which films improved on the original and which ones came up short.

13. “The Jungle Book” (1994)

The first live-action Disney remake of an animated Disney classic is, somehow, still the worst. Stephen Sommers (“The Mummy”) directs this frustratingly inert take on Rudyard Kipling’s stories, which strips the animals of their characterizations and highlights
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March 12th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Craft Collector’s Edition, Kolobos Special Edition, Man’S Best Friend, Piercing

With March in full swing, we have another big batch of horror headed home this week that genre fans should keep an eye out for, including one of my most anticipated releases of the month: Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition of The Craft (so excited to call the corners with this new Blu-ray!). Beyond that, we have even more great titles to get excited about, including the criminally underseen Kolobos from Arrow Video, Man’s Best Friend, featuring one of my favorites—Ally Sheedy—and Nicolas Pesce’s Piercing, which features some brilliant performances from the likes of Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott.

Other Blu-ray and DVD releases for March 12th include Garden Party Massacre, She Wolf, The Greasy Strangler: Special Director’s Edition, Lifechanger, Silk Scream, and The Wild Pussycat.

The Craft: Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Sarah has always been different. So as the newcomer at St.
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Movie Trailers This Week: 'Late Night,' 'Brightburn,' 'Dark Phoenix' and More

Movie Trailers This Week: 'Late Night,' 'Brightburn,' 'Dark Phoenix' and More
In addition to the Zachary Levi-led Shazam! and Elizabeth Banks with Jackson A. Dunn in Brightburn, Sophie Turner and Jennifer Lawrence lead Simon Kinberg's highly anticipated X-Men film, Dark Phoenix.

Florence Pugh stars in Ari Aster's (Hereditary) latest horror, Midsommar, while Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska star in David and Nathan Zellner's Damsel.

Tim Burton's live-action remake of Dumbo released a new clip featuring Eva Green, Michael Keaton and Colin Farrell and Nicholas Hoult portrays author J.R.R. Tolkien in the Dome Karukoski-directed film Tolkien, co-starring Lily Collins.

After Gina Rodriguez and Lakeith Stanfield end their long-term relationship, her best friends, played ...
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Mia Hansen-Løve on ‘Maya,’ ‘Bergman Island,’ and Her Addiction to Filmmaking

Mia Hansen-Løve on ‘Maya,’ ‘Bergman Island,’ and Her Addiction to Filmmaking
An overstretched film producer shoots himself in the head when the bank refuses to extend him the credit he needs for his latest movie, leaving his widow to finish the project. A mediocre French DJ fritters away the best 20 years of his life before coming to grips with the fact that he’ll never be Daft Punk. A middle-aged professor doesn’t know what to do with herself after her husband leaves her for a younger woman; she’s not unhappy so much as burdened by the unbearable lightness of freedom.

It would be an understatement to say that change does not come naturally to the characters of Mia Hansen-Løve, a 38-year-old auteur whose first six films have established her as one of modern cinema’s most compelling voices — these are people who define themselves by their partners and vocations, and would rather kamikaze their entire lives than dare to adjust course.
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Netflix’s Starry Pic ‘The Devil All The Time’ Adds ‘Buster Scruggs’ Star Harry Melling, Shoot Underway

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Exclusive: Netflix continues to bolster the impressive cast for Antonio Campos pic The Devil All The Time, which is now filming in Alabama. Harry Melling (The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs) has joined Tom Holland, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Eliza Scanlen, Riley Keough, Jason Clarke and Sebastian Stan.

The gothic story follows a group of characters, including a serial killer couple, a faith-testing preacher, and a corrupt local sheriff, from the end of World War II to the 1960s in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia.

Campos and Paulo Campos wrote the script for the drama-thriller which is an adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 novel. Producers are Randall Poster, Max Born, and Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker of Nine Stories Productions.

Rising actor Melling starred opposite Liam Neeson in the Meal Ticket chapter of the Coen Brothers’ Netflix film The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, which debuted at Venice last year.
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‘Piercing’ Blu-ray and DVD Arrives March 12th

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is bringing Nicolas Pesce's horror-thriller Piercing to Blu-ray and DVD on March 12th.

Piercing stars Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska and Laia Costa, and is based on Ryû Murakami’s 1994 novel of the same name.

The film saw a very limited theatrical release and will be seen by most for the first time on home video or online.

There will be no bonus features included withe the Piercing Blu-ray or DVD release.

Pre-order Piercing on Blu-ray and Digital combo for a discounted price at Amazon.

Here's a look at the Piercing Blu-ray combo cover artwork and red band trailer below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6JDnC85eFY
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Abhorrent Behavior Abound in Piercing Trailer [Nsfw]

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group brings you Piercing, written and directed by Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother).

The horror mystery suspense film stars Christopher Abbott (It Comes At Night), Mia Wasikowska (Crimson Peak) and Laia Costa (Victoria) and you can read Simon Read' s review here.

Synopsis:

In the twisted love story, a man seeks out an unsuspecting stranger to help him purge the dark torments of his past. His plan goes awry when he encoun
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Mirrah Foulkes lands Us agent

Mirrah Foulkes.

Mirrah Foulkes’ prospects of cracking the Us market as an actor and director after the world premiere of Judy & Punch at Sundance just got better after she signed with UTA.

Home to a vast roster of talent including Roma director Alfonso Cuarón, Joel and Ethan Coen, Wes Anderson, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angelina Jolie and Daniel Radcliffe, the agency will represent Mirrah in all areas.

Deadline.com broke the story, noting she is the only female member of the filmmaking collective Blue-Tongue Films, which includes her husband David Michôd, Nash Edgerton, Joel Edgerton and Kieran Darcy-Smith.

Nash Edgerton, Michele Bennett and Vice Media’s Danny Gabai produced Judy & Punch, Foulkes’ feature directorial debut which got glowing reviews in Sundance after its premiere in the World Dramatic Competition.

The darkly comic revenge story follows Mia Wasikowska’s Judy as she joins forces with a band of outcast heretics to
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Haley Bennett, Riley Keough and Jason Clarke join The Devil All the Time

Antonio Campos continues to fill out the cast of his upcoming adaptation Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 novel The Devil All the Time, with Variety reporting that Haley Bennett (Thank You for Your Service), Riley Keough (Under the Silver Lake) and Jason Clarke (The Aftermath) have boarded the film.

Set to feature in the stacked cast of the movie are Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Robert Pattinson (High Life), Mia Wasikowska (Piercing), Bill Skarsgard (It), Mia Goth (Suspiria), Tracey Letts (The Sinner) and Sebastian Stan (Avengers: Endgame). The official synopsis reads:

“In a place called Knockemstiff, Ohio, a forgotten backwoods of this country, where a storm of faith, violence and redemption is brewing. Out of desperation to save his dying wife, Willard Russell turns to prayer which succumbs to sacrifice. This sets protagonist Arvin, Willard’s son (Holland), on his path from bullied kid to a man who knows when to take action.
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Sundance’s ‘Judy And Punch’ Writer-Director Mirrah Foulkes Inks With UTA

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Sundance’s ‘Judy And Punch’ Writer-Director Mirrah Foulkes Inks With UTA
Exclusive: Mirrah Foulkes, the Australian writer, director and actor whose directorial debut feature film Judy & Punch starring Mia Wasikowska had its word premiere in the World Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, has signed with UTA.

Foulkes is the only female member of the filmmaking collective Blue-Tongue Films, which includes her husband David Michôd as well as Nash and Joel Edgerton. Nash Edgerton was a producer on Judy And Punch, a dark, satirical period revenge tale. That pic came after she directed a string of short films that garnered multiple festival awards.

As an actor, Foulkes’ film credits include Michôd’s Animal Kingdom and alongside Cate Blanchett in The Turning. She currently stars in the Hulu series Harrow, with other TV credits including Netflix’s The Crown, Top of the Lake and a recurring role CBSHawaii Five-0.

Foulkes will be repped by UTA in all areas
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Win a Piercing poster

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To mark the release of Piercing, out now, we’ve been given 2 posters to give away.

A new father (Christopher Abbott) decides to ease his parental stress by killing an anonymous prostitute. He books into a hotel and awaits his victim, but when the women he’s hired says she is running late, the flaky escort (Mia Wasikowska) he chooses instead might have other ideas for the ice pick he has brought along to dispatch her with.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only

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Open to UK residents only The competition will close 4th March 2019 at 23.59 GMT The winner will be picked at random from entries received No cash alternative is available To coincide with Gdpr regulations, competition entry information will not be stored once the competition has ended and the winners have been chosen and prizes sent out.

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