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Angela Bassett and Patricia Arquette in Talks to Star in Cindy Chupack’s “Otherhood”

Bassett in “Black Nativity”: Phil Bray/Fox Searchlight

Angela Bassett and Patricia Arquette may be joining forces for Cindy Chupack’s feature directorial debut. The duo are in talks to topline “Otherhood,” a Netflix feature comedy about three mothers and close friends who decide to go to New York and try to patch things up with their estranged sons. Deadline broke the news.

Bassett and Arquette would play two of the three main characters. The third character has yet to be cast.

Chupack has been attached to the project since 2014 when Allison Janney and Susan Sarandon were originally set to star. She and Mark Andrus (“As Good as It Gets”) adapted the script from William Sutcliffe’s book “Whatever Makes You Happy.”

Bassett and Arquette are exec producing. Cathy Schulman of Welle Entertainment and Women in Film is among “Otherhood’s” producers. Production will kick off in New York in June.
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Colette Burson on Showing a Different Side of the South in “Permanent”

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Colette Burson co-created and executive produced HBO’s Golden Globe-nominated series “Hung.” She helmed several episodes of the show. Her other directing credits include short “Little Black Boot” and feature “Coming Soon.”

Permanent” hits theaters, On Demand, Amazon Video, and iTunes today, December 15.

W&H: Describe your film for us in your own words.

Cb: The tagline sums it up nicely, “Hairstyles are temporary. Family is forever.” On a deeper level, “Permanent” is a coming-of-age story set in the South in 1982. The whole family is coming of age — the mother, the father, and the daughter. They’re each figuring out who they are, and the metaphor of hair, which is both universal yet personal, influences everyone’s identity, particularly at that moment in time.

It is also the story of being outsiders, which runs through my work from “Hung” and “The Riches” to this film. In
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December 2017 Film Preview

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As the end of the year approaches, a number of promising films are set to premiere and make your spirits bright. December starts off with a spate of exciting releases, including “The Shape of Water,” which stars Sally Hawkins as a mute woman who befriends a mysterious aquatic creature being held in the laboratory in which she works. Also premiering on December 1 is “The Tribes of Palos Verdes,” a touching family drama starring Maika Monroe as a teen who takes up surfing in order to cope with her fractured home life.

“I, Tonya,” out December 8, is a star-studded biopic about disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding. The Tiff darling features performances from Margot Robbie and Allison Janney. “Permanent,” which premieres December 15, tells the story of an eccentric ‘80s family that struggles with fitting in, standing out, and having bad hair. Also in theaters December 15 is “The Last Jedi,
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Patricia Arquette & Rainn Wilson Are Parents in Trailer for 'Permanent'

"Hairstyles are temporary, but family is forever." Magnolia has debuted an official trailer for an indie comedy titled Permanent, set in the 1980s about a young girl who gets a special hairstyle to fit in. The title is, of course, referring to the 80's hairstyle called "permanent", or better known as a "perm", with big Farrah Fawcett-type curls. When she tries to get this done at the wrong place, it turns out to be a disaster, turning her into the laughing stock of the school. Kira McLean stars as Aurelie, along with Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson as her parents, plus Aidan Fiske, Jane McNeill, and Brian Bremer. This looks fun, quirky, and charming, in a quintessential indie way of course, which is why it also looks mostly forgettable. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Colette Burson's Permanent, direct from YouTube: Set in 1983 in small town Virginia,
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Permanent Trailer: Rainn Wilson Is Having a Bad Hair Day

Permanent Trailer: Rainn Wilson Is Having a Bad Hair Day
Magnolia Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for Permanent. This indie comedy is set in the early 80's in small town Virginia and "Perms" are all the rage. 13-year Aurelie dreams about getting one to finally fit in at her new school but when her clueless parents bring her to a hairdressing academy to save a few bucks, things go incredibly wrong. This is the story about adolescence, socially awkward family members and bad hair.

Bad hair day? Nope! More like a bad hair life. Set in 1982 in small town Virginia, Permanent centers around 13-year-old Aurelie Dickson (Kira McLean) and her parents, Jeanne and Jim (Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson). In this hilariously awkward and unique telling full of wit and wisdom of a hairstyle gone wrong, the Dicksons are struggling through major life changes together all the while trying desperately to emerge intact on the other side.
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Patricia Arquette to Make Feature Directorial Debut with “Love Canal”

Arquette in “Boyhood

Patricia Arquette is stepping behind the camera. Deadline reports that the Oscar-winning actress is set to make her feature debut with “Love Canal,” a drama based on “The Canal,” an upcoming documentary. She’s also among the project’s producers.

“Love Canal” will follow an “extraordinary group of working class housewives from Love Canal, New York who took on the government and the chemical industry in the ‘70s,” the source writes. “With no training or support, they got the President himself to move their families from homes built on lots where massive amounts of toxic chemicals had been dumped.” Brad Desch (“Fathers & Daughters”) penned the script.

Arquette has previously directed for the small screen. She helmed two episodes of “Medium,” a series she starred in from 2005–2011.

After winning an Oscar in 2015 for “Boyhood,” Arquette said, “To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America.” The feminist also sounded off on gender inequality in Kamala Lopez’s 2016 doc “Equal Means Equal,” an exploration of how women are treated in the U.S. today.

True Romance,” “Lost Highway,” and “CSI: Cyber” are among Arquette’s best-known credits. Her upcoming films include “Permanent,” a coming-of-age comedy written and directed by “Hung” creator Colette Burson, and “The Bell Jar,” Kirsten Dunst’s feature debut.

For more information about the doc “Love Canal” is inspired by, check out “The Canal’s” crowdfunding page. The project is currently in post-production, according to IMDb.

Patricia Arquette to Make Feature Directorial Debut with “Love Canal” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Austin Film Festival Unveils First Films In Lineup; Will Premiere Season Finale Of HBO’s ‘The Deuce’

Austin Film Festival Unveils First Films In Lineup; Will Premiere Season Finale Of HBO’s ‘The Deuce’
The 2017 Austin Film Festival will premiere the season finale of HBO's new drama The Deuce as well as the romantic comedy Amanda and Jack Go Glamping starring David Arquette and Amy Acker, written and directed by Austin filmmaker Brandon Dickerson. Other films this year will be Permanent with Rainn Wilson and Patricia Arquette, Please Stand By with Dakota Fanning and Toni Collete, and 24 Hours to Live with Ethan Hawke and Liam Cunningham. The festival takes place this…
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Magnolia wraps Cannes sales on 'Lucky', 'Permanent'

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Magnolia wraps Cannes sales on 'Lucky', 'Permanent'
Exclusive: Buyers respond to comedic titles.

Magnolia Pictures International returns from the Croisette having enjoyed a roaring trade on comedic drama Lucky starring Harry Dean Stanton (pictured) and coming-of-age tale Permanent.

John Caroll Lynch’s directorial debut Lucky premiered at SXSW and centres on a 90-year-old atheist’s unexpected journey towards enlightenment. David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr, and Tom Skerritt also star.

Deals closed in the UK (The Works), France (Kmbo), Benelux (De Filmfreak), Italy (Wanted Cinema), Scandinavia (Njutafilms), the Middle East (Front Row), Spain (Avalon), Portugal (Alambique), Turkey (Filmarti), and China (Beijing Hugoeast Media).

Sales are understood to be imminent in Eastern Europe, Japan and several other territories. Films We Like previously acquired Lucky for Canada and Magnolia Pictures plans an autumn theatrical release in the Us.

Permanent is a 1980s-set coming-of-age comedy starring Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson as hapless parents of a teenager who desperately wants to get a perm to
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Magnolia Pictures Cannes-bound with 'Permanent'

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Magnolia Pictures Cannes-bound with 'Permanent'
Exclusive: Company plans Us release later this year.

Magnolia Pictures will launch international sales in Cannes on the comedy Permanent starring Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson.

Colette Burson wrote and directed the 1980’s-set coming-of-age story about a young teenager who desperately wants a perm to make a fashion statement at school.

When her clueless parents take her to a hairdressing academy to save money, things go wrong. Newcomer Kira McLean rounds out the key cast.

Magnolia head of worldwide sales Scott Veltri and director of international sales Lorna Lee Sagebiel-Torres will introduce Permanent on the Croisette.

Magnolia plans a Us release later this year for the 2929 production in partnership with Park Pictures and Washington Square Films.

Mary Ann Marino, Haroula Rose, Sam Bisbee, and Joshua Blum produced the film.

Executive producers are Todd Wagner, Mark Cuban, Ben Cosgrove, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, and Danielle Renfrew Behrens.
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‘Wedding Dress’ Exclusive Short Film Premiere: Loneliness Bonds a Newlywed and Her Brother-in-Law on a Fateful Day

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‘Wedding Dress’ Exclusive Short Film Premiere: Loneliness Bonds a Newlywed and Her Brother-in-Law on a Fateful Day
What if a wedding didn’t promise a new beginning but rather an ugly detour? That’s the core of Haroula Rose’s latest short film “Wedding Dress,” which follows the burgeoning relationship between two strangers who meet by chance. The film follows Michael (Joshua Leonard), a man estranged from his family for quite a while, who knocks on the door of his brother John’s (Dominic Bogart) house only for his new sister-in-law Rayanne (Abby Wathen) to answer the door. Soon they bond over wine and dance to The Allah-Las’ song “Catamaran” only for John to return home to reveal things aren’t what they seem. Watch the film below.

Read More: 11th Annual Tribeca All Access Program Announces 10 New Projects to Receive $150,000

This is the second film in Rose’s True Love Trilogy, which was designed, in the words of Rose, “to play on what’s real and
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Rainn Wilson to star alongside Jason Statham in shark horror-adventure Meg

In the years since NBC’s The Office ended, Rainn Wilson, who played Dwight Schrute on the long-running show, has taken on a lot of smaller roles in such indie films and TV shows as The Boy, Roadies and Adventure Time, but a new report from Deadline confirms that the Emmy-nominated actor isn’t looking to turn his back on studio movie-making either.

Wilson has signed on to play a lead role alongside Jason Statham in New Line Cinema’s horror-adventure Meg. In the film, which centers around a prehistoric shark who surfaces off the coast of modern day China to wreck havoc, the actor will portray a tech billionaire. The character apparently “funds an underwater observation program that unwittingly unleashes the Carcharodon megalodon – a 70-foot, 40-ton prehistoric cousin of the great white.”

Based on Steve Alten’s 1997 book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, the movie has been in development for years,
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Newswire: Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson to rock some bad ‘80s hair in new comedy

A new ’80s comedy is going to put a serious crimp in Patricia Arquette’s style—according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner has just signed on to star in Colette Burson’s Permanent. The comedy is set in the ’80s, and will follow a family in the American South that’s just obsessed with hair. Arquette will presumably play the well-coiffed (or not) matriarch; she’s joined in the cast by Rainn Wilson, who’s already declared his excitement about working with the Boyhood star and Burson while “wearing a toupée and dressing exactly like my dad circa 1982.”

Wilson previously sported a questionable ’80s ’do in 2008’s The Rocker, but Arquette’s rarely had an onscreen bad hair day (not even in A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors). Michael Greene (Batteries Not Included, Return Of The Killer Tomatoes, we think?) and newcomer Kira McLea ...
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Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson In Production On ‘Permanent’

Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson In Production On ‘Permanent’
Writer/director Colette Burson is currently directing Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson, Michael Greene and Kira McLean in a comedy that has been underway for weeks in Central Virginia called Permanent. The coming of age story is about an idiosyncratic family set in 1983 where they become obsessed about their hair. Burson is the creator and executive producer of the HBO television series Hung. 2929 Productions is financing in partnership with Park Pictures and Washington…
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Us Briefs: Nyff unveils Convergence

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Us Briefs: Nyff unveils Convergence
Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Monday complete details for the interactive storytelling programme that runs from October 1-4 within the 54th New York Film Festival.

Convergence includes nine interactive experiences featuring virtual reality, augmented reality and installations.

Sound Hunters invites users to record the sounds of their world via an app by mixing and remixing their own electronic music compositions, while audience-directed heist film Late Shift gets its Us premiere

Click here for the full line-up.

Oscar winner and Boyhood star Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson are lining up for Colette Burson’s Permanent, which will shoot in Virginia this summer. Mary Ann Marino, Haroula Rose, Sam Bisbee, and Joshua Blum produce the comedy about an idiosyncratic family in the 1980s that seeks to be more artistic. 2929 Productions is financing in partnership with Park Pictures and Washington Square Films.
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