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Carnaby's Afm deal-making includes German 'Offenders' deal, 'Kids' sale to China

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Carnaby's Afm deal-making includes German 'Offenders' deal, 'Kids' sale to China
Exclusive: Carnaby International Sales & Distribution has confirmed a number of deals on its slate at the Afm.

Carnaby’s first market with Irish comedy The Young Offenders saw deals for Germany (Studio Hamburg) and Former Yugoslavia (Discovery).

Coming-of-age drama Kids in Love, starring Cara Delevingne and Will Poulter, was acquired for China (Shanghai Shining Media) and Latin American Pay TV (Cdc Network).

Action adventure title Mercury Plains, starring Scott Eastwood, closed a deal with Program Store for France.

Simon West’s forthcoming action comedy Salty, starring Antonio Banderas, sold to Tanweer for Greece.

Tanweer also bought parts 2 and 3 of the Rise of the Footsoldier crime franchise.

The Iggy Pop starring thriller Blood Orange sold to Sky for the UK.

Danny Dyer thriller Assassin sold to Trans World Associates for Japan.

Carnaby joint CEO Sean O’Kelly said, “This Afm seemed quiet in the Loews in terms of people milling around but, importantly, all of
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Carnaby's Afm boom includes German 'Offenders' deal, 'Kids' sale to China

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Carnaby's Afm boom includes German 'Offenders' deal, 'Kids' sale to China
Exclusive: Carnaby International Sales & Distribution has confirmed a number of deals on its slate at the Afm.

Carnaby’s first market with Irish comedy The Young Offenders saw deals for Germany (Studio Hamburg) and Former Yugoslavia (Discovery).

Coming-of-age drama Kids in Love, starring Cara Delevingne and Will Poulter, was acquired for China (Shanghai Shining Media) and Latin American Pay TV (Cdc Network).

Action adventure title Mercury Plains, starring Scott Eastwood, closed a deal with Program Store for France.

Simon West’s forthcoming action comedy Salty, starring Antonio Banderas, sold to Tanweer for Greece.

Tanweer also bought parts 2 and 3 of the Rise of the Footsoldier crime franchise.

The Iggy Pop starring thriller Blood Orange sold to Sky for the UK.

Danny Dyer thriller Assassin sold to Trans World Associates for Japan.

Carnaby joint CEO Sean O’Kelly said, “This Afm seemed quiet in the Loews in terms of people milling around but, importantly, all of
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‘True Memoirs of an International Assassin’ Trailer: Kevin James Gets Mistaken For a Hitman in Netflix Comedy

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‘True Memoirs of an International Assassin’ Trailer: Kevin James Gets Mistaken For a Hitman in Netflix Comedy
Kevin James’ new sitcom “Kevin Can Wait” debuted to strong ratings, proving that the comedian’s fan base is still intact. Now the actor is going from retired policeman to international hitman in his upcoming Netflix comedy “True Memoirs of an International Assassin.”

Directed by “Kick-Ass 2” helmer Jeff Wadlow and written by Jeff Morris, the film follows an aspiring writer whose life is changed after his fictional novel about a deadly assassin is published as nonfiction. As everyone starts to believe that he’s a real hitman, he then gets kidnapped, taken out of the country and forced into a real assassination plot. Andy Garcia, Zulay Henao, Kim Coates, Maurice Compte and Andrew Howard co-star. Check out the trailer below.

Read More: Netflix’s Big Narrative Play: Why the Company Is Loading Up on Small Movies This Fall

Aside from his new CBS series, James can next be seen
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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 19, 2016)

Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 19, 2016)
Every week, a bevy of new releases (independent or otherwise), open in theaters. That’s why we created the Weekly Film Guide, filled with basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

For August, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 19. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

Wide

Ben-Hur

Director: Timur Bekmambetov

Cast: Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, Nazanin Boniadi, Rodrigo Santoro, Toby Kebbell

Synopsis: The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title,
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Tales Of Halloween 4-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

Epic Pictures Group has a special season treat for horror fans this fall: a four-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray / DVD release of their Tales of Halloween anthology film.

Scheduled for a September 13th release, the Tales of Halloween Blu-ray / DVD is brimming with ghoulish goodies, including a CD of the movie’s soundtrack, video diaries, exclusive short films from Neil Marshall and Lucky Mckee, and much more:

Press Release (via Rama’s Screen): Los Angeles, CA – August 10, 2016 – Epic Pictures Group announced today that they will release a limited edition Blu-Ray and DVD collector’s set of Tales of Halloween on September 13, 2016. “Certified Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes, the horror anthology film which brings together an all-star lineup of horror heavyweight directors and actors, premiered to strong critical acclaim at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival. Epic Pictures Releasing, the Us distribution division of Epic Pictures Group, released the film in theaters
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DVD Review – Mercury Plains (2016)

Mercury Plains, 2016.

Directed by Charles Burmeister.

Starring Scott Eastwood, Nick Chinlund and Angela Sarafyan.

Synopsis:

Mitch, jobless and drifting, accepts an offer by an undercover FBI paramilitary officer over the Mexican border to join his crew taking out the drug trade. He soon however begins to question his motives…

Scott Eastwood seems perennially like one of those leading men who will forever live in the shadow of their iconic, vaunted fathers, or at least he’s certainly likely to end up that way if he keeps spearheading leaden, stodgy fodder like Mercury Plains. Pitched by writer-director Charles Burmeister, in his second picture after 2008’s Columbus Day, as a searing, smoky and quiet trek into the black heart of the Mexican drug cartel trade via an undercover team of edgy Feds, the result ends up being little of the sort. Despite being demonstrably low budget, it’s also low on wit,
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VOD Vault #5 – Lazer Team / Mercury Plains

It’s Sunday so it must be time for another installment of VOD Vault, taking a look at some of this weeks on-demand releases that have hit various VOD platforms. This time round we’re looking at a film only available via YouTube (to buy or view via the sites subscription service YouTube Red), the sci-fi comedy Lazer Team; and action-drama Mercury Plains, starring Scott Eastwood (Fury, Dawn Patrol) and Nick Chinlund (Training Day, Con Air).

Lazer Team

Stars: Burnie Burns, Gavin Free, Michael Jones, Colton Dunn, Alexandria DeBerry, Alan Ritchson, Steve Shearer, Kirk C. Johnson, Benjamin Scott, Johnny Walter, Chris Demarais, Jeremy St. James | Directed by Matt Hullum

Part Pixels, part Laserblast, Lazer Team comes from Rooster Teeth, the uber-successful YouTube channel behind long-running web series such as Red vs. Blue and Rwby; and tells the story of four idiots who accidentally shoot down an alien spacecraft with fireworks
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Trailer for Mercury Plains starring Scott Eastwood

A trailer has arrived online for writer-director Charles Burmeister’s upcoming action drama Mercury Plains, which stars Scott Eastwood and Angela Sarafyan. Watch it below after the official synopsis…

A troubled young man runs away to Mexico, where he is recruited to join a paramilitary group of teens fighting the drug cartels. Isolated in the desert, he proves himself by becoming The Captain’s top soldier, but questions the group’s true purpose. As the Mexican police close in, he realizes that his only way out is to escape back to America, but first he must outwit The Captain.

Mercury Plains is set for release on January 5th, 2016.
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Carnaby slate draws Afm buyers

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Carnaby slate draws Afm buyers
Exclusive: Us, France, Australia, Germany among deals; Mercury Plains, Iggy Pop thriller ink sales.

UK sales outfit Carnaby International has inked a string of deals at the American Film Market (Afm) on titles including Mercury Plains, Fall Of The Krays and The Truth Commissioner.

Scott Eastwood action-adventure Mercury Plains has sold to Germany (Lighthouse), Australia (Eagle Entertainment) and Middle East (International Film Distribution).

UK coming-of-age drama Kids In Love, starring Will Poulter and Cara Delevigne, has been picked up by Factoris Films for France.

Thriller Blood Orange, starring Iggy Pop, was picked up for Us distribution by Invincible Picture.

The film was also taken by Sky Television Network for New Zealand, which also bagged rights to quintet North Vs South, Four, The Truth Commissioner, Winter and Casual Encounters.

Completed UK drama North Vs South also sold to Benelux (One 2 See) while drama Art Of Living went to Cinesky for Airline rights.

Middle Eastern
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'Rise Of The Krays' marches to Us

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Exclusive: Grindstone picks up gangster crime-drama.

Grindstone Entertainment Group has picked up North American distribution rights to gangster drama Rise Of The Krays from Carnaby International.

Simon Cotton (The Dark Hours), Kevin Leslie (The Third Testament) and Phil Dunster (The Filmmaker’s Son) star in the film, which charts the climb to power of the legendary East End twins.

Grindstone has earmarked a February 2016release with Lionsgate Home Entertainment handling distribution.

The deal was struck between Carnaby International’s director of international sales Tania Sarra and Grindstone’s head of acquisitions, Stan Wertlieb.

“The Krays are truly international criminal legends. This gutsy and gritty film tells the powerful story of their violent rampage to the top of the underworld. A ‘must see’ for true crime story fans,” said Wertlieb.

The deal comes after distributor Signature Entertainment shifted more than 80,000 DVD units of the film in the UK after releasing in August, which makes it
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Grindstone takes North America rights to 'Mercury Plains'

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Grindstone takes North America rights to 'Mercury Plains'
Scott Eastwood stars in the action drama, set to debut at Afm.

Grindstone Entertainment Group has acquired the North American distribution rights to action-thriller Mercury Plains, starring Scott Eastwood (Fury, Suicide Squad), with distribution handled by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

The deal was struck between Carnaby International’s director of international sales, Tania Sarra, and Grindstone’s head of acquisitions, Stan Wertlieb.

London-based Carnaby International, which is handling worldwide sales, will screen extended promo footage from Mercury Plains to buyers in Toronto this week.

Pre-sales interest has been strong, according to Carnaby, and Mercury Plains will have its world industry premiere at the American Film Market (Afm) in November.

Starring Eastwood, Nick Chinlund and Angela Sarafyan, the film centres on a young man who runs away to Mexico where he is recruited by the captain of a parliamentary group of teens who fight drug cartels.

Currently in post-production with delivery expected for Q1 2016, the film is directed and written
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Grindhouse takes North America rights to 'Mercury Plains'

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Grindhouse takes North America rights to 'Mercury Plains'
Scott Eastwood stars in the action drama, set to debut at Afm.

Grindstone Entertainment Group has acquired the North American distribution rights to action-thriller Mercury Plains, starring Scott Eastwood (Fury, Suicide Squad), with distribution handled by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

The deal was struck between Carnaby International’s director of international sales, Tania Sarra, and Grindstone’s head of acquisitions, Stan Wertlieb.

London-based Carnaby International, which is handling worldwide sales, will screen extended promo footage from Mercury Plains to buyers in Toronto this week.

Pre-sales interest has been strong, according to Carnaby, and Mercury Plains will have its world industry premiere at the American Film Market (Afm) in November.

Starring Eastwood, Nick Chinlund and Angela Sarafyan, the film centres on a young man who runs away to Mexico where he is recruited by the captain of a parliamentary group of teens who fight drug cartels.

Currently in post-production with delivery expected for Q1 2016, the film is directed and written
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Carnaby, Signature on the 'Rise'

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Carnaby, Signature on the 'Rise'
Exclusive: Signature takes UK rights to gangster sequel.

Carnaby has taken world sales rights to action crime-thriller sequel Rise of the Footsoldier Part II, starring Ricci Harnett (28 Days Later), Luke Malby (The Prince and Me) and Steven Berkoff (Red 2).

Signature Entertainment has snapped up UK distribution rights in a deal secured by Carnaby’s joint CEO, Andrew Loveday, together with Signature’s CEO, Marc Goldberg.

Carnaby will have extended promo footage of the title about a man who must fight to regain his place in the criminal underworld in Cannes.

The first Rise of the Footsoldier has sold close to 1 million copies in the UK.

Also new to Carnaby’s slate is Charles Burmeister’s action-thriller Mercury Plains, set to star Scot Eastwood (Gran Torino), Nick Chinlund (Con Air) and Angela Sarafyan (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn); crime-thriller North V South, produced by Mark Foligno; and fantasy-adventure Arthur & Merlin.
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Scott Eastwood joins cast of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D

Scott Eastwood, the youngest son of actor/director Clint Eastwood, has joined the cast of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, Deadline reports. The film will be directed by John Luessenhop (Takers) and is set to take place after Tobe Hooper's original 1974 horror classic. The script was penned by Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan, and polished by Kirsten Elms and Luessenhop. 

Massacre 3D is being produced by Carl Mazzocone and exec produced by Avi Lerner and Mark Burg. The goal is for the film to help launch a new fright franchise featuring the iconic, chainsaw-loving villain Leatherface and his oddball family. Filming begins this week in Shreveport, Louisiana, to meet it's Oct. 5, 2012 scheduled release date. 

Eastwood recently completed the Charles Burmeister-directed Epic, the Jack Heller-directed Enter Nowhere and the Lawrence Roeck-directed Carmel. He has also starring roles in films directed by his father, including Invictus, Gran Torino and Flags of Our Fathers.
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Clint Eastwood's Kid Joins the 'Texas Chainsaw' Family

If you were Leatherface, would you mess with Clint Eastwood's kid?

Yeah, you probably would. And that's exactly what's going to happen as Scott Eastwood is set to face the saw in the new 3D adventures of everyone's favorite Texas family, according to Deadline.

Eastwood joins "Percy Jackson" star Alexandra Daddario in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D," a rebooted slaughter of sorts that takes place shortly after the events of director Tobe Hooper's original 1974 nightmare. The film will be directed by John Luessenhop ("Takers") and begins production this week in Louisiana.

No word yet on who will be playing the new Leatherface, though we expect it will probably be a rather large fella.

Scott Eastwood has appeared in a handful of his dad's films, including "Flags of Our Fathers," "Invictus" and "Gran Torino." He's recently wrapped on a couple of indies, including the military drama "Epic" and the horror film "Enter Nowhere,
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Clint Eastwood's Son Leads 'Texas Chainsaw' Cast

Clint Eastwood's Son Leads 'Texas Chainsaw' Cast
Scott Eastwood, the youngest son of actor/director Clint Eastwood, has been set for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, the John Luessenhop-directed franchise reboot that starts production this week in Louisiana, reports Deadline. Eastwood will play the role of Carl, the male lead, and the deal calls for him to be part of what is envisioned as a trilogy. Lionsgate will distribute the film that's being produced by Carl Mazzocone and exec produced by Avi Lerner and Mark Burg. Eastwood has been acting mostly in indies, and recently completed the Charles Burmeister-directed Epic, the Jack Heller-directed Enter Nowhere and the Lawrence Roeck-directed Carmel. Lionsgate will release in theaters October 5.
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Scott Eastwood Revs Up 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D'

Scott Eastwood Revs Up 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D'
Exclusive: Scott Eastwood, the youngest son of actor/director Clint Eastwood, has been set for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, the John Luessenhop-directed franchise reboot that starts production this week in Louisiana. Eastwood will play the role of Carl, the male lead, and the deal calls for him to be part of what is envisioned as a trilogy. Lionsgate will distribute the film that's being produced by Carl Mazzocone and exec produced by Avi Lerner and Mark Burg. Eastwood has been acting mostly in indies, and recently completed the Charles Burmeister-directed Epic, the Jack Heller-directed Enter Nowhere and the Lawrence Roeck-directed Carmel. He has also played roles in films his father directed, Invictus, Gran Torino and Flags of Our Fathers. He's repped by UTA and Joanne Horowitz Management.
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Scott Eastwood (Son of Clint) Lines Up 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Trilogy

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Does the world really need more 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' remakes? In 3D?

Maybe if they star Scott Eastwood, who happens to be the really, really ridiculously good looking son of Clint Eastwood.

The younger Eastwood has previously acted in some of his dad's films, including 'Invictus', 'Gran Torino' and 'Flags of Our Fathers,' as well as the indies 'Epic,' 'Enter Nowhere' and 'Carmel.'

Now Scott (formerly billed as Scott Reeves) is taking the lead in the Lionsgate horror reboot that's planned as a trilogy. Production on the umpteenth chainsaw massacre will begin this week in Louisiana.

The 25-year-old is not the first Eastwood offspring to go on camera: Read more about the acting clan after the jump.

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