100 Streets (2016)
– Momentum Pictures has acquired North American rights to the Western thriller “Brimstone.” The film, which first premiered in September at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, is written and directed by Martin Koolhoven. It stars Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Kit Harrington, Carice van Houten and Emilia Jones. The film “tells the story of a frontier woman turn fugitive when she is wrongly accused of a crime she didn’t commit and is hunted by a vengeful preacher.”
Momentum Pictures will be releasing the film in theaters and on VOD in March 2017.
– IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Rafael Palacio Illingworth’s “Between Us.” The film, written and directed by Illingworth, stars Olivia Thirlby, Ben Feldman, Adam Goldberg,
Former rugby superstar Max (Idris Elba) struggles with sobriety after he screwed his nanny and became estranged from his wife Emily (Gemma Arterton), who’s stuck dealing with their children and her own rebound relationship. A young drug dealer named Kingsley (Legends of Tomorrow’s Franz Drameh) feels trapped in his life in the blocks and yearns for a way out, spending his nights philosophizing with harboring hopes of using his creativity in a better line of work. Goofy cabbie George (Charlie Creed-Miles) just wants to be able to adopt a child to make his wife happy. I don’t know about you,
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Cheer on local talent with these potentially great UK films from 2016, including drama, comedy, action, horror, fantasy & more…
While Batman Vs Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men Apocalypse and other mega franchises are expected to dominate cinemas in 2016, let’s hear it for the films below. None are sequels, few have titanic budgets, all of them are British and each of them has the potential to be great.
2016 looks to be a particularly strong year for UK crime drama, with Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us and Michael Apted’s Unlocked on their way. Military thrillers are also well represented this year, with Gavin Hood’s Eye In The Sky, Fernando Coimbra’s Sand Castle, and Simon West’s Stratton incoming. There’s also comedy, fantasy, drama, horror and even a musical waiting for you below.
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Samantha Barks, best known for her role in Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables, is attached to star in a feature version of Canadian stage musical Strike!, a Romeo and Juliet style love story set against the 1919 general strike in Winnipeg.
The stage musical’s co-writers, Danny Schur and Rick Chafe, have co-written the script and will produce, with Joseph Novak (Snake River) set to direct.
Currently in development, composer Schur is aiming for a summer 2016 shoot on the production, which also has Alan Doyle (Robin Hood) and Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page attached.
Barks is due to play Rebecca Almazoff, the lead female role in the period drama, which follows the illicit love affair between a Catholic man and Jewish woman during the strike.
The British actress, a former Screen International Star of Tomorrow, recently played in war-romance Bitter Harvest and drama A Hundred Streets but Strike! could be her
The Dark Tower will mark the first of multiple films to be based on King’s series of eight western-fantasy novels. Provided Elba does lock down the role of Deschain, his character will face off against The Man In Black, the lead villain whom Matthew McConaughey is currently in talks to play.
Already committed to The Dark Tower is Danish director Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [the Swedish film version]). He has been working with Anders Thomas Jensen (Election Night) on a rewrite of the script, last drafted by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner.
Elba has been a
Centring on a promiscuous singleton called Mary (Arterton), Shepherd’s first foray behind the lens will follow our protagonist as she indulges in alcohol-fuelled trips into town. Getting drunk and hooking up with strangers, Mary embraces her hollow life with both hands, burning the candles at both ends. That all comes to a grinding halt though, when the angel Gabriel descends from heaven and informs that, much to her surprise, Arterton’s lead will carry and give birth to the next messiah.
Written and directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre) and starring Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Beasts of No Nation will debut Friday, October 16, 2015, the same day in Landmark theatres in the U.S. and worldwide on Netflix in all territories where the world's leading Internet TV network is available. If the film is received well, it could be the
Beasts Of No Nation is based on the highly acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, bringing to life the gripping tale of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an African country.
There is no specific date for the release of the film,
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