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Ahmed Malek Signs for Patricia Chica's 'Montreal Girls' (Exclusive)
Malek is best known internationally for his performance as a Michael Jackson-obsessed teenager in Egyptian Oscar entry Sheikh Jackson.Ahmed MalekRising Egyptian actor Ahmed Malek, who was a Screen International Arab Star of Tomorrow in 2017, has signed...
Aleksandr Mindadze to Direct 'Parquet' for Dardenne Brothers, Reason8 (Exclusive)
The film follows three dancers who reunite 25 years after they split up.Aleksandr MindadzeVeteran Russian director and screenwriter Aleksandr Mindadze is plotting English-language drama Parquet.The film is the story of three dancers, the creators of...
Art Pictures Studio Launches Sequel to Fedor Bondarchuk's 'Attraction'
offrThe original 3D alien invasion movie was a box-office success in Russia last year.Russian production and sales outfit Art Pictures Studios is beginning pre-sales in Cannes on the sequel to Fedor Bondarchuk’s sci-fi blockbuster Attraction.‘Attraction’The...
'Avengers: Infinity War' Now Biggest 2018 Release at UK Box Office
Marvel sequel posts strong hold despite sun-soaked weekend.‘Avengers: Infinity War’DisneyAvengers: Infinity War stayed top of the UK box office this weekend with a four-day haul of £12.85m, including the bank holiday Monday.The film took £10.15m Friday-Sunday,...
Billy Crudup Joins Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams in 'After the Wedding' Remake
Crudup will play Oscar, the husband of Moore’s character Theresa.Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore, Michelle WilliamsBilly Crudup has joined the cast of After The Wedding, the remake of Suanne Bier’s Oscar-nominated drama that Cornerstone Films is selling...
Brian Oliver's New Republic Pictures Strikes First-Look Deal with Paramount (Exclusive)
Four-year pact kicks off with Elton John musical Rocketman starring Taron Egerton.Brian OliverProducer-financier Brian Oliver is officially launching his New Republic Pictures in Cannes backed by a fund out of the US, Europe, India and the Middle East,...
C4 and Sky Italia Board Hulu's George Clooney-Produced 'Catch-22'
European broadcasters to co-fund George Clooney-produced adaptation of Joseph Heller classic.George ClooneyChannel 4 and Sky Italia have boarded as co-producers on George Clooney’s six-part adaptation of Catch-22 for Hulu.The series, starring Clooney...
Cannes 2018: Screen's Dailies
Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the Cannes Film Festival here.Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the Cannes Film Festival below.Screen Cannes 2018 Day 2Screen Cannes 2018 Day 1Read more: The latest news from the Cannes...
?Cannes Film Festival Pays Tribute to French Industry Legend Pierre Rissient
Festival dedicates Cannes Classics title Five and the Skin to memory of late cinema world mover and shaker.Pierre RissientThe Cannes Film Festival has paid tribute to its long-time, multi-hatted collaborator Pierre Rissient who passed away on the eve...
Cannes Film Festival Reveals Details of Sexual Harassment Hotline
Service available in French and English.Cannes Film FestivalOn the opening day of this year’s Cannes Film Festival (8-19 May), the event has released details of its new dedicated hotline to report sexual harassment and bullying which was launched last...
Carnaby Adds Trio of Genre Titles to Cannes Slate (Exclusive)
New acquisitions include superhero action film ‘Valentine’ starring Estelle Linden.‘Valentine’UK sales outfit Carnaby International has added three genre titles to its Cannes slate on the eve of this year’s market.Adventure thriller The Boat stars Joe...
China's Vision Film Acquires 'Sherlock Gnomes' from MGM
The animated feature has James McAvoy and Emily Blunt on its voice cast.‘Sherlock Gnomes’China’s Vision Film Entertainment has acquired animated feature Sherlock Gnomes from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) and has scheduled a July 6 theatrical release...
Cinema/Chicago Founder Michael Kutza to Step Down
Kutza co-founded Chicago International Film Festival in 1964.Michael KutzaMichael Kutza the founder and CEO of Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, will step down at the end of the year.Kutza co-founded...
Cornerstone Inks Early Deals on Gurinder Chadha's 'Blinded by the Light' (Exclusive)
Territories sold include France and Scandinavia.‘Blinded By The Light’As this year’s Cannes market gets underway, UK sales company Cornerstone Films has secured early territory deals on Gurinder Chadha’s Blinded By The Light, which is currently in shooting...
Daniel Mays, Tuppence Middleton, Dave Johns Board Comedy 'Fisherman's Friends' (Exclusive)
Shooting is underway on UK comedy Fisherman’s Friends, from the writing and producing team behind UK feature Finding Your Feet.Daniel Mays, Tuppence Middleton, Dave JohnsShooting is underway on UK comedy Fisherman’s Friends, from the writing and producing...
Drake Doremus Signs Two-Year Paramount TV Deal
Film Studio division released 2011 Sundance winner Like Crazy.Drake DoremusWriter-director Drake Doremus, whose Zoe was the Centrepiece screening at the Tribeca Film festival last month, has signed an exclusive, two-year overall deal with Paramount Television.The...
Edgar Ramirez, Pedro Pascal Enter Olivier Assayas' 'Wasp Network'
IMR International launches sales in Cannes this week.Edgar Ramirez and Pedro Pascal have signed to star in Olivier Assayas’s upcoming political thriller Wasp Network, based on Fernando Morais’ book The Last Soldiers Of The Cold War about a group of Cuban...
'Elizabeth Harvest' with Abbey Lee, Ciaran Hinds, Carla Gugino Picked Up by IFC Films (Exclusive)
SXSW gothic sci-fi thriller is touting in Cannes to international buyers.IFC Films has picked up US rights to SXSW gothic sci-fi thriller Elizabeth Harvest, which Voltage Pictures is touting here to international buyers. ‘Elizabeth Harvest’Abbey Lee,...
'Entanglement' with Thomas Middleditch, 'I Hate Kids' Heading to Cannes with IFT (Exclusive)
Family rom-com Entanglement sees Middleditch play Ben, a slacker who falls in love with a young woman, Hanna, after he uncovers a family secret.‘Entanglement’International Film Trust (IFT) arrives at the market with sales titles Entanglement starring...
'Everybody Knows': Cannes Review
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem reunite for Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s trip into Spanish-speaking terrain‘Everybody Knows’Dir. Asghar Farhadi. Spain/France/Italy. 2018. 132minsThe joy of a wedding in the Spanish countryside morphs into the anguish...
Films Boutique Sells Un Certain Regard Title 'Border' to France (Exclusive)
It is the second feature from Iranian-born Danish director Ali Abbasi.‘Border’Films Boutique has sealed an eye-catching sale on its new title Border to powerhouse French distributor Metropolitan Filmexport. Ali Abbasi’s Sweden-Denmark co-production will...
First Look at Tilda Swinton with Her Daughter in Joanna Hogg's 'The Souvenir' (Exclusive)
Protagonist Pictures is handling sales.‘The Souvenir’Screen can reveal an exclusive first look at Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir, which stars Honor Swinton Byrne in the lead role alongside her mother Tilda Swinton, who is also playing her on screen mother,...
First-Look Image: LAIKA Fifth Film Titled 'Missing Link'
Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, Zoe Saldana, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry among voice cast.Missing LinkLAIKA chief Travis Knight announced on Tuesday (May 8) the company’s fifth film Missing Link will will open in the US in spring 2019 as he unveiled...
First Look: Sam Claflin in 'The Corrupted' (Exclusive)
Timothy Spall, Hugh Bonneville and Noel Clarke also star in the film.Show Fullscreen‘The Corrupted’Screen can unveil a first look at Sam Claflin in director Ron Scalpello’s London-set crime thriller The Corrupted.Claflin stars as Liam McDonagh, an ex-con...
Futurikon Unveils Sales on Ladybug Adventure 'Miniscule 2' (Exclusive)
Dialogue-less hybrid picture mixing live action and animation takes ladybug hero to the Caribbean.‘Miniscule 2: Mandibles From Far Away’Paris-based production house Futurikon has unveiled a slew of sales for its upcoming family feature Miniscule - Mandibles...
Global Road, Namco, Imagine, Weed Partner on 'Tiger & Bunny'
Superheroes team up in future-set live-action adaptation of anime show.Tiger & BunnyGlobal Road Entertainment has partnered with Bandai Namco Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, and Weed Road Pictures to produce and distribute Japanese anime TV series...
Global Screen Scores Sales on Market Titles 'This Crazy Heart' and 'Don't Get Out'
This Crazy Heart is directed by Marc Rothemund whose 2005 drama Sophie Scholl was nominated for the best foreign-language film Oscar.In advance of the Marché, German sales outfit Global Screen has confirmed multiple sales on two of the titles on its...
'Homeland' Writer Ron Nyswaner Signs FremantleMedia North America Deal
First project is crime thriller series Bounty.Ron NyswanerFremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has signed a multi-year TV deal with Homeland executive producer and writer Ron Nyswaner.Nyswaner’s first project with the studio will be Bounty, a crime thriller...
Ingenious Hires Will Harrison as Ingenious Media MD
Harrison joins from Warner Bros.Investment outfit Ingenious has tapped Will Harrison as managing director of Ingenious Media.Will HarrisonHarrison joins from Warner Bros where he oversaw the commercial growth of the company’s Harry Potter and Fantastic...
In Pictures: TeleFilm Canada 'Perspective Canada' Showcase
Event took place at the Curzon Soho.TeleFilm Canada showcased upcoming Canadian films in their pre-Cannes ’Perspective Canada’ showcase at the Curzon Soho in London on Thursday 3 May.The ‘Perspective Canada’ showcase of films will screen at the Marché...
Jouri Smit Thriller 'Heavy' with Sophie Turner and Daniel Zovatto Hits Cannes (Exclusive)
Paris-based sales company WTFilms has boarded sales.Sophie Turner, Daniel ZovattoParis-based sales company WTFilms has boarded sales on Jouri Smit’s revenge thriller Heavy, co-starring Game Of Thrones actress Sophie Turner and Daniel Zovatto as a crazy...
Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter Reunite on Third 'Bill & Ted' Adventure
Steven Soderbergh on board as executive producer.Bill & Ted returnBloom has launched international sales on the Croisette on Bill And Ted Face The Music that reunites Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter 27 years after Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.Dean...
Kim Yutani Named Sundance Director of Programming
Appointee previously served as senior programmer at the festival.Kim YutaniSundance Institute has announced Kim Yutani as the new Sundance Film Festival director of programming following the recent departure of Trevor Groth to 30WEST.Yutani will lead...
Latvian Historical Action Film 'The Pagan King' Sells to US, Australia (Exclusive)
The film is the highest-grossing at the Latvian box office so far in 2018.‘The Pagan King’The Pagan King, an English-language historical action film, has inked key deals for London based distribution and sales company Canoe Film, working on behalf of...
'Leave No Trace': Review
A father and daughter find their isolated existence threatened in Debra Granik’s moving dramaLeave No TraceDir: Debra Granik. US. 2018. 108minsA father and daughter live off the grid, but how much longer can they live together? That question drives the...
Lionsgate Expands Output Distribution Network
New deals with Eagle, Jaguar, Encore Films, Golden Village.Lionsgate has expanded its output deals across Europe and Asia for its Lionsgate and Summit labels, the company announced on Tuesday.In a handful of new deals, Eagle Films will distribute Lionsgate...
Luxbox Launches New Bruno Dumont Joan of Arc Project (Exclusive)
Sales company also launching titles from Benjamin Naishtat, Nimrod Eldar and Richard Billingham.‘Jeanette, The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc’French filmmaker Bruno Dumont is developing a second feature exploring the life of iconic French figure Joan of Arc,...
Magnolia Acquires US Rights to Norwegian Disaster Film 'The Quake' (Exclusive)
TrustNordisk also closes another four deals.‘The Quake’Magnolia has acquired US rights to The Quake from TrustNordisk; Screen can exclusively reveal this first image from the film.Other newly signed deals include to Canada (Mongrel); Russia, Ukraine...
'Mandy': Cannes Review
Lovers of extreme cinema should flock to Panos Cosmatos’ latest release, starring Nicolas CageMandyDir: Panos Cosmatos. Belgium/US. 2017. 121minsA sensuous swath of striking imagery and otherworldly atmosphere, Mandy is a hypnotic, bloody pleasure. Director...
Memento Boards Diao Yinan's 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' Follow-Up 'Wild Goose Lake' (Exclusive)
The crime thriller reunites Diao with the stars of Black Coal, Thin Ice.‘Black Coal, Thin Ice’Memento Films has boarded Wild Goose Lake, Chinese filmmaker Diao Yinan’s follow-up to his Berlin 2014 Golden Bear winner Black Coal, Thin Ice, as co-producer...
Pathé Launches Sales on Submarine Drama 'The Wolf’s Call' with Omar Sy, Reda Kateb (Exclusive)
The film is the debut from diplomat-turned-screenwriter Antonin Baudry.Omar Sy, Reda KatebPathé International is launching sales on French diplomat-turned-screenwriter Antonin Baudry’s directorial debut, the nuclear submarine action drama The Wolf’s...
Radiant Films International Launches Sales on UCR Selection 'Manto' (Exclusive)
Nandita Das’ film to premiere on Sunday.MantoMimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International has boarded international sales on Un Certain Regard selection Manto, which marks the first feature produced by HP Studios.Nandita Das’ film will receive its world...
Sharon Stone, Jessica Williams, Ed Helms to Star in 'Corporate Animals' for Protagonist
Patrick Brice directing from screenplay by Four Lions writer.Sharon Stone, Jessica Williams, Ed HelmsSharon Stone, Jessica Williams (The Incredible Jessica James) and Ed Helms (The Hangover) will star in comedy Corporate Animals, which Protagonist Pictures...
Showbox Picks Up Crime Dramas 'Unstoppable' and 'Hit-and-Run Squad'
Don Lee (aka Ma Dong-seok) who has headlined films such as Train To Busan and The Outlaws, stars in debuting director Kim Min-ho’s Unstoppable.Ma Dong-seokSouth Korean distributor Showbox has picked up sales rights to crime actions films Unstoppable...
'Wildlife': Review
Carey Mulligan stars in actor Paul Dano’s directorial debut, an adaptation of the popular Richard Ford novelDir: Paul Dano. US. 2016. 104minsIn Wildlife, a sensitive teen tries to maintain his equilibrium within a dysfunctional family. That setup couldn’t...
Young Adult Adaptation 'After' Scores Key Deals for Voltage (Exclusive)
The film will star Julia Goldani Telles from The Affair, with All This Panic director Jenny Gage at the helm.Julia Goldani Telles in ‘The Affair’Voltage Pictures has struck key pre-sales on After, an adaptation of the YA publishing phenomenon that marks...
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