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Articles from May 2016

Beta Launches Ruzowitzky, Holland, Dresen, Netzer Films
German sales powerhouse Beta Cinema has revealed details of its new Cannes titles, among them the latest features from Oscar winner Stefan Ruzowitzky, Oscer nominee Agnieszka Holland, Un Certain Regard-winner Andreas Dresen and Golden Bear-winner Calin...
Cafe Society': Cannes Review
Dir. Woody Allen. USA. 2016. 96minsVisiting a romanticised past has sometimes served Woody Allen well (The Purple Rose of Cairo, Midnight in Paris), sometimes rather badly (the recent Magic in the Moonlight). But the glitter of the 1930s American beau...
Cannes: HanWay Launches Lanthimos, Farrell's 'Sacred Deer' for 'Room' Producers
HanWay has boarded international sales on Yorgos Lanthimos' next film The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, which the director's The Lobster lead Colin Farrell (True Detective) is in talks to star in.The script is written by Lanthimos and his writing partner...
David Tennant Joins Rom-Com 'Fish without Bicycles'
David Tennant has joined romantic-comedy Fish Without Bicycles alongside Lucy Punch (Bad Teacher) and 2015 Screen Star of Tomorrow Faye Marsay (Game Of Thrones).Nina Sosanya, Ingrid Oliver and Peter Davison are also joining cast.The film tells the story...
Electric Strikes Deals for Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles Thriller 'Blackway'
Electric Entertainment has licensed key territories on Blackway (formerly known as Go With Me) starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta.The Venice Film Festival 2015 world premiere will be the first release to go through Electric's US distribution...
First Look: James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander in 'Submergence'
A first glimpse at romantic thriller Submergence shows X-Men star James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander, in her first role after winning the Oscar, in an intense embrace.Embankment is selling the Wim Wenders-directed feature at Cannes this week, having already...
Frank Grillo to Star in Revenge Thriller 'Wheelman'
Frank Grillo, currently starring in global smash Captain America: Civil War, has joined Wheelman, the action thriller that The Solution Entertainment Group is financing and will introduce to buyers in Cannes.Joe Carnahan is producing the project alongside...
FX Drama 'Snowfall' Signs Belgian Directors of 'Black'
Their last movie caused riots in Belgian cinemas. Now, hip young Belgian auteurs Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are to direct a new, hard-hitting TV drama about the crack cocaine epidemic in LA in the early 1980s. The new drama, Snowfall, has been co-written...
Insiders Launch Lynne Ramsay Thriller Starring Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix is set to star in Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here, a character-driven thriller with heart revolving around a tormented war veteran with a troubled past.It is one of four high-profile projects being introduced to the market this...
James Schamus, China's Meridian Board 'A Prayer before Dawn'
Chinese financier Meridian Entertainment, through its production deal with James Schamus' Symbolic Exchange, has boarded finance on action film A Prayer Before Dawn, starring rising actor Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Green Room).Principal photography got...
Netflix Acquires Four from Dutch Features
On the eve of Cannes, Pim van Collem's Amsterdam-based sales outfit Dutch Features Global Entertainment has signed an eye-catching deal with Netflix for four of its titles.The films that Netflix has grabbed are Ivona Juka's You Carry Me (the Montenegrin...
New Europe to Sell Supernatural Drama 'Zoology'
Jan Naszewski's Warsaw-based sales outlet New Europe Film Sales has picked up Ivan Tverdovsky's supernatural drama Zoology.The film marks Tverdovsky's follow-up to festival favourite, Corrections Class, which won the best debut prize at Kinotavr Festival...
Paddy Considine on Directing Himself in Boxer Drama 'Journeyman'
Paddy Considine is "not a massive fan of boxing movies". So it is perhaps strange that the British actor, known for intense roles in Dead Man's Shoes, The Bourne Ultimatum and Macbeth, has chosen not only to write and direct a film about a boxer but...
Paul Verhoeven, 'Elle' Producer Runite for French Resistance Movie
Maverick Dutch director Paul Verhoeven, whose Elle starring Isabelle Huppert screens in Competition at Cannes, is planning a Second World War French resistance movie.Lyon 1943 (working title) will be set over a period of several months during 1943. Verhoeven...
Paul Verhoeven Talks Returning to Cannes with 'Elle'
Paul Verhoeven is back in Cannes with his new feature Elle, which stars Isabelle Huppert and is screening in Competition.It's Verhoeven's first French film but the flamboyant Dutch director of Basic Instinct, Total Recall and Showgirls has a long association...
SPC Swoops on Paul Verhoeven's 'Elle'
SPC has taken rights for North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe (excluding Russia) and Asia (excluding China and Japan) to the film.Elle screens late in the festival but which is already generating considerable...
US Briefs: O-Scope Picks Up 'Always Shine'
Always Shine premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the award for best actress in a US Narrative Feature Film for Mackenzie Davis.The film follows two friends on a trip to reconnect with each other only to be driven further apart when old...
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