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Jessica Biel Just Went 'Really Blonde' and Her Husband Justin Timberlake Had the Best Reaction!

Jessica Biel Just Went 'Really Blonde' and Her Husband Justin Timberlake Had the Best Reaction!
Jessica Biel just revealed her new cut and color!

The actress, 35, debuted her blonde ‘do on Tuesday at the 2018 Makers Conference at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, and her husband Justin Timberlake had the best comment about his wife’s latest hair transformation.

“My boo thang looks goooood!” the Super Bowl Lii Halftime show headliner, 37, wrote on Instagram Tuesday.

Biel’s go-to hairstylist Adir Abergel and colorist Tracey Cunningham shared all the details behind her trim and lighter locks with Cunningham even sharing a before and after video of the color change to the tune of Timberlake’s
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Justin Timberlake Work, Works It in His First-Ever Performance of "Supplies"

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Justin Timberlake went from the Super Bowl stage to The Tonight Show stage on Sunday, bringing the heat with his first-ever performance of "Supplies." If you're a sucker for Jt's dance moves (same), then you'll definitely appreciate the choreography he pulls off alongside an army of female backup dancers. "Supplies" was the second song released off of Timberlake's new album, Man of the Woods, which came out on Friday. Since then, he's revealed the stories behind some of the new songs, including the conversation that sparked "Say Something" and the romantic memory captured in "Montana."
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Justin Timberlake Reveals Man of the Woods Track Listing

Justin Timberlake Reveals Man of the Woods Track Listing
Justin Timberlake has called Man of the Woods his most "ambitious album to date," and on Friday, the singer revealed the track listing for his fifth studio album, out Feb. 2 on RCA Records: 1. Filthy 2. Midnight Summer Jam 3. Man of the Woods 4. Higher, Higher 5. Wave 6. Supplies 7. Morning Light (feat. Alicia Keys) 8. Say Something (feat. Chris Stapleton) 9. Hers (Interlude) 10. Flannel 11. Montana 12. Breeze Off the Pond 13. Livin' Off the Land 14. The Hard Stuff 15. Young Man Timberlake shared the handwritten track listing on Instagram. His album is now available...
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Drop Everything and Listen to This Band That Justin Timberlake Discovered

One day in 2013, Adam tweeted at Justin Timberlake. He thought nothing would come of it, and so did his two bandmates, Matt and Scott. The next morning, they received a direct message from Justin on Twitter that said, "I've never done this before, but I felt the need to reach out to you guys." Fast forward two weeks later, and the three of them are having dinner with Justin at the Four Seasons in downtown Atlanta. Shortly before this serendipitous brush with arguably one of the most legendary music icons of our generation, Adam Hoffman, Matt Lipkins, and Scott Tyler, who make up The Shadowboxers, had hit a wall. Although they'd just spent two rewarding years touring with the Indigo Girls and performing in front of thousands of people, the album they made in 2013 didn't make much of a splash, and they were forced to rethink their plan moving forward.
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British Urban Film Festival appoints Deacon, Ali, Fontaine

British Urban Film Festival appoints Deacon, Ali, Fontaine
The trio join the board of the festival, which aims to increase the heritage of British diversity.

Former Bafta rising star Adam Deacon will join the board of the British Urban Film Festival (Buff), which celebrated its tenth year in 2015.

In total, there are seven new board members and patrons, including director Mo Ali, whose feature Montana premiered at Buff in 2014, and actor/director Femi Oyeniran, who appeared alongside Deacon in Kidulthood and had his directorial debut Fresh Off The Boat screen at Buff in 2009.

Sue Caro, the former senior diversity manager of the BBC, is also a new appointee.

There are four actors joining the board: Clint Dyer (Unknown); Lateef Lovejoy (The Dark Knight); Aaron Fontaine (Hollyoaks); and Kyla Frye (The Key).

Other appointees include producers Charlie Hanson (Cemetery Junction) and Damian Jones (Belle).

Writers Donna Marie Dowe and Babi Isako (Venus vs Mars) complete the new-look board, both of whom will be script judges for the
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Toronto: Level 33 Teams with Sss Entertainment on Acquisition Fund

Indie distributor Level 33 Entertainment and production-financing company Sss Entertainment have formed a content acquisition fund to buy North American distribution rights to feature films, Variety has learned exclusively.

Level 33 recently released “After Words,” starring Marcia Gay Harden and Oscar Jaenada, and “Copenhagen,” starring Gethin Anthony (NBC’s “Aquarius”).

The companies unveiled the partnership on the opening day of the Toronto Film Festival, where Level 33 executives are in search of potential titles for acquisition using its first phase of funding.

Upcoming Level 33 releases include “Montana” with Lars Mikkelsen and Michelle Fairley on Sept. 18 and “Manhattan Romance,” starring Katherine Waterston, Gaby Hoffmann, Caitlin FitzGerald and Tom O’Brien, on Oct. 2.

Sss Entertainment recently produced school-shooter drama “White Rabbit,” starring Britt Robertson, and has locked a distribution deal for Tim McCann’s latest film “The Aftermath,” starring Sam Trammell and Vanessa Ferlito. It also recently wrapped production on the horror film “Jack Goes Home,
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Molifilms comedy 'Gloves Off' underway

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Molifilms comedy 'Gloves Off' underway
Exclusive: Brad Moore, Denise Van Outen, Ricky Tomlinson, Alan Ford among cast.

Molifilms comedy-drama Gloves Off is underway in the UK, with a cast including Brad Moore, Ricky Tomlinson and Denise Van Outen.

Writer-director Steve Nesbit’s (North v South) feature follows a former boxer who must train a charge for a bare-knuckle encounter in a bid to raise money to save his local gym.

Brad Moore (Montana) stars (and co-writes) alongside Alan Ford (Snatch), Denise Van Outen (The Only Way Is Essex) and Matt Barber (Downton Abbey), while there are also roles for Ricky Tomlinson (The Royle Family), Paul Barber (The Full Monty) and stand-up Tom Crane.

Producers are Gareth Maxwell Roberts (The Mortician), Lucy Selwood (Golden Years) and Lawrence King (North v South).

The film is the third film in a slate of Eis-backed features including Golden Years and horror Thea.

Shoot will take place in and around Leeds until October 16.
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British Action/Thriller 'Montana' Gets U.S. Release Set for Sept.

As Tambay first said about the project last fall, "typically, in movies with this particular kind of mentor/mentee narrative, the black man is often the mentor (think Morgan Freeman), as in the old sage who trains or imparts his profound wisdom on the younger mentee, who's usually played by a white actor."  But with his film "Montana," starring Lars Mikkelsen, Michelle Fairley, Adam Deacon, Ashley Walters and McKell David, British director Mo Ali puts a different spin on the tried premise.  According to the film's official synopsis: "On the mean streets of London's East End, fourteen-year old Montana (McKell David) discovers that the powerful crime...
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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Michelle Fairley’s ‘Montana’ Acquired by Level 33

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Michelle Fairley’s ‘Montana’ Acquired by Level 33
The action-thriller “Montana” has been acquired by Level 33 Entertainment, which has set a September 19 release for North American theaters and VOD, Variety has learned exclusively.

Montana” stars Michelle Fairley (“Game of Thrones”), Lars Mikkelsen (“House of Cards”) and newcomer McKell David as the titular Montana. Mikkelsen plays a former Serbian commando who bonds with a 14-year-old boy to plot revenge against a powerful crime lord while trying to stay one step ahead of Fairley’s criminal investigator.

The film also stars Ashley Walter, Brad Moore, Adam Deacon and Dominique Tipper.

Mo Ali (“Shank”) directs from Jeremy Sheldon’s script. Producers are Mark Foligno, Iain Richardson and Gareth Maxwell Roberts.

The deal for the film was negotiated by James Norrie of The Salt Company International on behalf of the filmmakers and by Andreas Olavarria for Level 33 Entertainment.
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Warner Bros. Takes U.K. Rights to Glenn Close Zombie Thriller ‘She Who Brings Gifts’

Warner Bros. Takes U.K. Rights to Glenn Close Zombie Thriller ‘She Who Brings Gifts’
Cannes — Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up U.K. rights to post-apocalyptic zombie thriller “She Who Brings Gifts.” Further cast have joined the project, alongside Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close. Altitude Film Sales is selling the film in Cannes.

Newcomer Sennia Nanua, who is 12 years old, will take the leading role. McCarthy said of Nanua: “Sennia walked into the room as the last of 500 girls I’d met and just shone. She has taken being the lead actress in a film with Glenn, Gemma and Paddy in her stride and completely inhabits this amazing character. She’s a very special girl.”

Also added to the cast are Anamaria Marinca (“Fury,” “4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days,” “Europa Report”), Fisayo Akinade (“Cucumber,” “Banana,” “Ordinary Lies”), Anthony Welsh (“Starred Up,” “My Brother the Devil”) and Dominique Tipper (“Dmx,” “Vampire Academy,” “Montana,” “The Expanse”).

She Who Brings Gifts” takes place a generation after the world has ended.
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Oap heist comedy Golden Years begins shoot

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Oap heist comedy Golden Years begins shoot
Exclusive: Bernard Hill, Virginia McKenna head MoliFilms comedy.

Principal photography is underway in the UK on comedy-caper Golden Years, produced by MoliFilms Entertainment executive Mark Foligno (Montana, The Rise).

Bernard Hill (Wolf Hall, Lord of the Rings) and Virginia McKenna (Sliding Doors, Born Free) star in the comedy heist film as a retired couple forced into a life of crime after they fall victim to the pensions crisis.

John Miller (Living in Hope) directs from a script he co-wrote with Nick Knowles and Jeremy Sheldon. It marks the feature debut of UK television presenter Knowles, best known for long-running BBC series Diy Sos.

Funding comes from MoliFilms.

Supporting cast includes Sue Johnston (Downtown Abbey), Alun Armstrong (Braveheart), Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Una Stubbs (Sherlock), Phil Davies (Vera Drake) and Brad Moore (The Rise).

Shoot will take place in Bristol and the Cotswolds during March and April.

Former Molinare executive Foligno, an executive
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LatinoBuzz: A Belated Valentine’s Day Edition

We wanted to let everyone get their hopes and getting "50 Shades of Grey" out of your system before we completely ruined Valentines with awful memories of hearts being crushed to a pulp. So, we caught up with current and future Latino filmmakers we actually do love! We asked them about their worst dates (because we love bringing up the past.) Their fave love story and anyone in the movies they’ve crush on. Give them so ‘Follows’!

Daniel Armando – (Filmmaker) What It Was

Worst Valentine's date: There's a Valentine's date I remember and it wasn't because it was a bad date, but because it was a realization I had. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and the stroll through the park was lovely. It was the ideal perfect Valentine's date, but I was slowly realizing that it was with someone who didn't feel the same way I did. I felt bad because I wish I had spent it with someone who did feel the same way and who I truly loved. A romantic film that comes to mind is Forrest Gump. The love that Forrest had for Jenny is amazingly beautiful. Through all the excitement, confusion, and chaos that surrounded his life the one thing he was sure about was his calm, simple, and never-ending love for Jenny. He's not a smart man, but he knows what love is.


Douglas Spain – (Producer/Actor) North By El Norte

My favorite cinematic love story is 'The Terminator'. Yes, it's an amazing Sci-Fi/Action film but at the core it's a love story: A man travels back in time to save the woman he fell in love with via a photo that was given to him by his unbeknownst son. His future was 2029, which isn't too far away and interestingly enough, people nowadays fall in love via photos on Instagram. If a man traveled back in time to be with me you can bet I would never terminate that relationship. Lol. I did try online dating once and the guy was not the same from the pictures on his profile. After some small talk, I said to him, "I'll be back." But unlike The Terminator, I didn't come back. Instead I hauled ass out of there.

Twitter: @DouglasSpain

Jessica Molina – (Host/Producer) Daily Dos

Years ago I went out with this fella who tried to impress me with money – never a good idea. He picked me up in (his sister’s) Range Rover. He was in med school and broke down how much money he was going to make each year following his graduation. Dude pretty much talked about himself the whole date. To top it off, based on his suggestion, we went to a restaurant but he barely ate because he’d already eaten. Nothing a girl loves more than to be stuffing her face alone on a first date! The conversation was lacking, but I do remember the food was delicious! I don’t have a favorite love story that comes to mind; I just love ‘love.’ I love seeing my friends in love – love seeing them honored and appreciated. So those are my favorite love stories the ones in which the people I care for most are receiving the absolute best.

Noah played by Ryan Gosling in The Notebook. Say what you want, but I love that movie! Here’s a man who was fun, kind, passionate, crafty, and insanely loyal. (And very easy on the eyes!)

Twitter: @jessicahosts

Laura Gomez (Filmmaker/Actress) Orange Is The New Black

Not so much "bad date," more like no chemistry date. I didn't necessarily go to a breakup album, but rather to specific songs that reminded me of the person and would ironically make me feel even more nostalgic. Cuando Te Beso, Juan Luis Guerra, Negra Murguera, from Argentine band Bersuit Vergarabat, lots of Concha Buika and Amy Winehouse (just 'cause) and old School Mecano. Mecano has a song about "how hard it's to forget him"... I must have listened to that song thousands of times.

The Bridges of Madison County is definitely one my favorite romantic films of all times, and you need some serious ice cream eating at that scene where Francesca (the luminous Meryl Streep) holds the door knob and is fighting not to open it as Clint Eastwood places the necklace with the cross on the mirror. Ufff, I always cry with that scene.

Some of my film crushes are Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Benicio del Toro and Edgar Ramirez. I guess it's a combination of looks and their raw talent. Absolute best.

Twitter: @lg_lauragomez

Elise DuRant (Filmmaker) Eden

I have some favorite love story moments. One of them is in Tim Burton’s Ed Wood, when he goes on a first date with Kathy played by Patricia Arquette. They're in this little car in the Spook House when in the middle of the ride, the lights go out. As they wait, in that silence, he turns to her and tells her that he likes to dress as a woman, wear women’s sweaters and undergarments. She's a little confused. She asks him if that means he doesn’t like sex with women. “No!” he tells her, he loves sex with women. She takes it in, and after a moment she acceptingly says, “Okay.” The lights go on, the ride starts up again, and they continue through the Spook House. It’s such a sweet moment of acceptance, the permission to be who we are. It’s so sweet and simple and so elegantly done.

Worst date: It was a first date and after he kissed me -- a sweet kiss -- he told me he was trying to kick heroin.

Celebrity crush: On this Valentine's I would have to choose Warren Oates. Tell me if you -- man or woman -- don't have a crush on him after seeing him in The Wild Bunch, Badlands, Cockfighter, and Two-Lane Blacktop.

Twitter: @elise_durant

Vivian Lamolli (Actress) East Los High

Hmm this is kind of a hard one because I've always managed somehow to not have a love interest on Cupid's Day of Love! But I guess I would have to go with 8th grade, a boy named Michael gave me an empty heart box :(...he had eaten all the chocolates!!!

A very particular breakup had me crushed around the holidays, and when Kelly Clarkson came out with her album My December I couldn't put it down. I realized that she was going through a really difficult breakup as well when she wrote the beautiful songs and it made me even closer to the words. Kelly, you helped me see the light girl!!!

Oooo there are just too many crushes I can't decide!!! But, forever and always Mr. Justin Timberlake will stand the test of time for me. I mean, what can't he do?? I tend to have talent crushes often and Justin's voice, dance skills, wit, and obvious gorgeous looks...well, damn God must have spent a little more time on you Jt!! Haha. Loving him since those *Nsync platinum blonde hair days, congratulations to little miss Jessica Biel!!

Twitter: @Vivalivin

Veronica Valencia (Actress) The Other Barrio

I don't think I've been on a really bad date on Valentine's, I've just been alone which is bad enough lol.... But the worst date?? This was a first date. I think he was really trying to impress me but was saying all the wrong things. All he talked about was material things. Like how he had a speed boat, Mercedes, etc... He went on to talk about how much money he made the previous year and how the current year he was going to surpass that amount. Maybe for most women they would've been impressed but I never returned his call or text again. Celebrity crush? ...Brad Pitt! Ever since I watched Legends of the Fall and A River Runs Through It I fell in love with the state of Montana. In fact, the main reason why I started dating my current boyfriend was because he was born and raised from Montana. So, I have to give Brad Pitt the credit there, Lol! I absolutely love nature. I love hiking and camping...Someday, Montana will be my home.

Twitter: @vluvsong

Written by Juan Caceres . LatinoBuzz is a weekly feature on SydneysBuzz that highlights Latino indie talent and upcoming trends in Latino film with the specific objective of presenting a broad range of Latino voices. Follow [At]LatinoBuzz on Twitter and Facebook
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Pregnant Jessica Biel Is "Very Happy and Thrilled to Be Having a Baby"

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Jessica Biel can't wait to be a mommy! E! News learns that the pregnant celeb, who has stayed mum throughout her pregnancy, has been kickin' back and relaxing as much as she can until the time comes to welcome her first child with hubby Justin Timberlake. "They spent a few weeks in Montana celebrating Justin's birthday," a source tells E! News. "Jessica laid low but was happy being in the snow and relaxing with friends. Now they are back and getting ready for Au Fudge to open and for the baby to come. Yesterday, Jessica went to a meeting in Studio City where they unveiled the logo. She is hoping to stay very involved with the restaurant right up until she has the...
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Metrodome, Moli launch production fund

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Exclusive: Nirpal Bhogal thriller first film on slate.

UK distributor-producer Metrodome has joined forces with Montana and Best Laid Plans producers MoliFilms to launch a new production fund.

The companies will fundraise under a series of Eis and non Eis schemes with Metrodome Group selling international rights and distributing the majority of the films in the UK.

Metrodome International’s Caroline Couret-Delègue will oversee international sales. The Infidel producer Uzma Hasan of Little House Productions will supervise key productions on the slate on behalf of Metrodome whilst Gareth Maxwell Roberts will supervise on behalf of MoliFilms.

Thea, a supernatural thriller directed by Nirpal Bhogal (Misfits, Sket) is the first film on the slate and is slated to shoot in Q1 2015.

The film will be produced by Hasan (who is expected to bring further projects to the venture) and co-produced by MoliFilms’ Gareth Maxwell Roberts and Metrodome Group’s Jezz Vernon. MoliFilms’ [link
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Revenge Has a new Name in First Trailer for British Actioner 'Montana'

Typically, in movies with this particular kind of mentor/mentee narrative, the black man is often the mentor (think Morgan Freeman), as in the old sage who trains or imparts his profound wisdom on the younger mentee, who's usually played by a white actor. In the upcoming thriller "Montana," British director Mo Ali’s second feature, the script is flipped, so to speak. It stars Lars Mikkelsen, Michelle Fairley, Adam Deacon, Ashley Walters and newcomer McKell David, who made a brief appearance in last year's award-winning British drama "My Brother the Devil." Synopsis: On the mean streets of London's East End, fourteen-year old Montana (McKell David)...
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Check Out The Festival Trailer For Urban Brit Flick ‘Montana’

A little over a year ago, I was invited to East London to visit the set of Montana, an urban crime thriller from director Mo Ali (Shank). I’m yet to see the finished product, but this exciting first festival trailer offers hints of The Karate Kid and Leon, mixed with some gritty, and seemingly bloody violent London based action set-pieces.

The film stars Lars Mikkelsen, Michelle Fairley (Game Of Thrones, 24: Live Another Day), Adam Deacon, Ashley Walters, young McKell David. The action revolves around Mikkelsen’s Dimitrij, a Serbian on a mission enlists Montana (David) to help him assassinate the man who killed his family.

Montana hits the festival circuit in September, making its debut at the British Urban Film Festival (it will close the festival at the Genesis in Hackney on 7th September), before having an official release in the UK in November.

Watch the thrilling debut trailer below.
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Screen unveils 2014 UK Stars of Tomorrow

Screen unveils 2014 UK Stars of Tomorrow
Screen International is today unveiling its 2014 UK Stars of Tomorrow, profiling rising actors, writers, directors, producers and heads of department.Click here for the digital edition [Subscribers]Gallery: UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

The 2014 Class of Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow are: (click on each name for individual profile)

The Actors

Jamie Blackley

The South London native will star opposite Chloe Grace Moretz in If I Stay for Warner Bros/MGM.

Olivia Cooke

The 20-year-old Manchester native is already a familiar face in the Us, where she stars in TV series Bates Motel.

Sophie Cookson

The Oxford School of drama graduate landed the female lead in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service.

McKell David

At just 17, this Harrow teenager is a veteran of his own YouTube show and will star in three new features: Don’t Grow Up, Legacy and Montana.

Calvin Demba

The 20-year-old East Ender has just shot an episode of Babylon and will star
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Meet the cast of Legacy

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Back in July last year a nationwide casting call was launched to find some new talent for Legacy, a new film from Unstoppable Entertainment and Think Big Productions.

Exec Produced by Noel Clarke (, The Anomaly) and Jason Maza (The Knot, The Hooligan Factory) Legacy tells the story of five teenagers and the ultimate party of the year.

After auditioning hundreds of girls with no previous professional experience, Amy Tyger from Manchester won the lead female role of Dani. 21 year old Amy is now represented by Cole Kitchenn.

Dani is strong willed, fierce, aggressive yet still lovable, she is protective and more than a match for the groups’ machismo. She’s an attractive tomboy with deep-rooted femininity issues exacerbated by her elder sister Yasmin.

21 year old Franz Drameh (represented by Hamilton Hodell) plays Sean, the unspoken leader of the group.

Franz starred in Attack The Block, and he also plays Brandon
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'Sherlock': Meet season 3 villain Lars Mikkelsen

'Sherlock': Meet season 3 villain Lars Mikkelsen
When Sherlock cocreator Steven Moffat was prepping the third season of his beloved British sleuth show he planned on having an American actor play a new villain called Charles Augustus Milverton, based on a character of the same name from one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original tales. So how come fans will actually see Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen (a star of the original version of the The Killing and brother of Hannibal actor Mads) play a character called Charles Augustus Magnussen when the new season premieres on PBS this Sunday?

“I wanted him not to be British and
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Montana sells to 14 markets

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Montana sells to 14 markets
Exclusive: Salt inks multi-territory deal with eOne for action-thriller starring Lars Mikkelsen and Michelle Fairley.

UK producer Moli Films’ action-thriller Montana has sold to 14 territories for The Salt Company, including a multi-territory deal with distributor Entertainment One.

eOne has picked up rights in the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Iceland, Scandinavia, Switzerland and South Africa.

The deals were negotiated by James Norrie of Salt and Joel Kennedy and Jo Sweby of eOne, which will distribute directly in the UK and sub-distribute in the other territories.

Lars Mikkelsen (The Killing), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), Adam Deacon (Anuvahood), Ashley Walters (Bullet Boy) and newcomer Mckell David star in director Mo Ali’s crime-thriller about a steely eastern European hitman who arrives in London to avenge the death of his family but is held up after stumbling on a 14 year-old runaway.

The film has also sold to Australia and New Zealand (Eagle Entertainment), Greece (Odeon), Malaysia (Roarlion), the Middle East (Front
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