Posts Tagged ‘film’

Icon Acquires U.K. Rights to Tom Hanks Starrer ‘A Hologram for the King’

August 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Icon Film Distribution has acquired U.K. rights to Tom Tykwer’s comedic drama “A Hologram for the King,” which stars Tom Hanks. Tykwer, who co-directed Hanks in “Cloud Atlas” with the Wachowski siblings, adapted the script to “Hologram” from the novel by Dave Eggers. Joining Hanks in the cast are Sarita Choudhury (“Homeland”), Omar... Read more

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Frenetic Takes Le Pacte’s ‘To Life’ (EXCLUSIVE)

August 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LOCARNO – Adding to run-up-to-Locarno Industry Days business, Zurich-based Frenetic Films, one of Switzerland’s best-known and most energetic art-house distributors, has acquired Swiss rights to the Le Pacte-sold femme friendship drama “A la vie” (To Life), the latest film from France’s Jean-Jacques Zilbermann. Deal is just the latest in a brace of pacts announced in... Read more

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Anna Kendrick’s ‘Last Five Years’ Sells Out Foreign Markets (EXCLUSIVE)

August 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Anna Kendrick’s musical “The Last Five Years” has sold out most key international markets prior to its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. “Five Years,” adapted and directed by Richard LaGravenese from the Broadway musical, is about a struggling actress portrayed by Kendrick and her novelist lover played by Jeremy Jordan (“Smash”) as... Read more

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Film Review: ‘The Maid’s Room’

August 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In Michael Walker’s highly atmospheric psychological thriller “The Maid’s Room,” obsessive curiosity propels the exploration of a gated Hamptons estate by a newly hired Columbian maid.

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Warner Bros. Dates Animated Films for 2018 and 2019

August 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

With “The Lego Movie” established as a major franchise starter, Warner Bros. is tooning up its animation schedule by announcing release dates for two untitled movies for the Memorial Day holiday on May 25, 2018, and on May 24, 2019. The studio did not disclose any details about the new titles. It already had “Lego”... Read more

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Lawson Acquires United Cinemas in Japan

August 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

TOKYO — Lawson, a major Japanese convenience store chain, has acquired multiplex operator United Cinemas, company officials announced today. The deal, said to be worth nearly $100 million, will give Lawson all United Cinemas shares. Lawson subsidiary Lawson HMV Entertainment (LHE) has acquired the shares of United Entertainment Holding, the parent company of United Cinemas,... Read more

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Geoffrey Rush to Star in Screen Australia-Backed ‘Daughter’

August 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

U.S.-China espionage series "Secret City" also gets political go-ahead

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Golden Globes Unveil Timetable for 72nd Awards

August 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. on Tuesday announced its timetable for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards. Nominations will be unveiled Tuesday Dec. 11, and the ceremony will air Jan. 11,the Beverly Hilton. The deadline for film and TV submissions is Friday, Oct. 31. The organization has made some adjustments to its rules on TV... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Housebound’

August 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A marvelously entertaining combo of haunted-house thriller, murder mystery and domestic comedy, “Housebound” marks a mighty impressive feature bow for Kiwi scripter-helmer-editor Gerard Johnstone.

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Vince Vaughn Circles Role for Second Season of ‘True Detective’

August 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Vince Vaughn is in early talks to join the cast of the second season of HBO’s “True Detective,” sources tell Variety. Though talks are just getting off the ground, casting is expected to come together fast as shooting is set to begin next month. Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are also in talks. The role is unknown... Read more

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