Posts Tagged ‘film’

AFM: Swedish Banner Backs ‘Force Majeure’ Star Fanni Metelius’ Directorial Debut

November 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Garage Films, the Swedish shingle behind arthouse hit “Something Must Break,” is set to produce “The Boyfriend,” the directorial debut of Fanni Metelius, the star of Ruben Östlund’s “Force Majeure.” Metelius will play the lead. Her latest role in “Force Majeure” has garnered critical acclaim after premiering at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight and is repping Sweden... Read more

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Gravitas Harvests ‘Field Full of Secrets’

November 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Specialty distributor, Gravitas Ventures will handle distribution of documentary “A Field Full of Secrets,” from Dec 2.

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Film Review: ‘Cowboys’

November 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Someday an enterprising film-festival programmer will stage a retrospective of “The Full Monty” remakes retooled for nations with bleak economies and downtrodden citizens who worship at the altar of American popular culture.

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AFM: Emily Blunt in Talks to Star Opposite Rupert Friend in His Directorial Debut

November 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Emily Blunt is in talks to star opposite Rupert Friend in his feature directorial debut, the caper comedy “Barton and Charlie and Checco and Bill.” Blunt and “Homeland” star Friend last appeared alongside one another in the 2009 docudrama “The Young Victoria.” Bron Studios and Fortitude International are co-financing in association with Creative Wealth Media... Read more

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Media Luna Takes ‘Perfect Obedience’ (EXCLUSIVE)

November 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Consolidating a strong line in Latin American movies, German sales company Media Luna has picked up world sales rights at the American Film Market to true-event based “Perfect Obedience.” The feature debut of Mexico’s Luis Urquiza Mondragon, “Obedience” won Montreal Festival’s Gran Prix des Ameriques and also grossed $2.2 million at the Mexican box office.... Read more

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New ‘Transporter’ Set for Global Travels

November 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Transporter Legacy” produced by Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp, is set to travel worldwide. EuropaCorp’s sales team, which is led by Marie-Laure Montironi, has closed with Asmik Ace (Japan), Icon (Australia), Canada (VVS), Central Partnership (Russia), Nu Metro (South Africa), DeAPlaneta Distribution (Spain) and AQS (Czech Republic). Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution will release the movie in the... Read more

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AFM: ‘Liz en Septiembre’ Looks for International Business

November 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Venezuelan drama “Liz en Septiembre” is to get international release via Los Angeles-based Cinema Management Group. Directed by Fina Torres (“Oriana,” “Woman on Top,” “From Prada to Nada”), the film is the story of a fiercely independent gay woman who is facing a terminal illness when her friends challenge her to seduce a straight woman... Read more

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AFM: Seagal Signs for Aldamisa’s ‘Cypher’

November 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Aiming for a resurgence of his long career as an action star, Steven Seagal has come on board “Cypher” at Aldamisa Intl. Aldamisa topper Sergei Bespalev and Seagal are producing the $25 million project, targeted for an April launch of production. The project has been quietly unveiled at the American Film Market with preliminary discussions... Read more

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Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’ to Start Shooting Monday

November 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Hail, Caesar!” is to start shooting Monday in studios and on location in Los Angeles, sources close to the production have confirmed. Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Alden Ehrenreich and Jonah Hill star in the film set in Hollywood in... Read more

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Oliver Stone: ‘I Would Like to Make a Documentary about Vladimir Putin’

November 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON – Oliver Stone would like to make a film about Russian president Vladimir Putin, he has said during a visit to Moscow. Stone was in Russia to prep his film about former U.S. intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, which will star Joseph Gordon-Levitt. “I would interview (Putin) to show the point of view that Americans... Read more

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