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Ben Kingsley to Star in 'Intrigo' Nordic Noir Adaptation
Fox International Production to distribute in German-speaking territories.Ben Kingsley, Benno Furmann and Tuva Novotny will star in the first instalment of Daniel Alfredson's adaptation of the upcoming Nordic Noir Intrigo trilogy from Enderby Entertainment...
Ben Kingsley to Star in 'Intrigo' Nordic Noir Adaptation
Ben Kingsley, Benno Furmann and Tuva Novotny will star in the first instalment of Daniel Alfredson's adaptation of the upcoming Nordic Noir Intrigo trilogy from Enderby Entertainment and The Amazing Film Company.Munich-based The Amazing Film Company...
Cannes 2017: 20 Stand-Out Titles
Screen selects some of the most exciting projects to appear on the Croisette this year.On the eve of the 70th Cannes Film Festival (May 18-27), Screen has selected a few of the stand-out titles from the Competition, Out of Competition, Un Certain Regard,...
Casey Affleck to Be Honoured at Karlovy Vary Film Festival
Oscar-winning actor to receive award and introduce new David Lowery film.Casey Affleck will receive the festival president's award at this year's Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 30 - July 8).The actor, who won an Oscar for Manchester By...
China Box Office: India's 'Dangal' Surprisingly Beats 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'
All the new releases flopped, including King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword and Power Rangers.In a surprise upset, Indian sports family drama Dangal beat defending champion Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, both in their second week. The Indian film, which...
Colin Firth to Star in 'Benjamin's Crossing'
Oscar-winner signs on to Second World War escape drama that Fortitude International will introduce to Cannes buyers.Colin Firth will star in Benjamin's Crossing as Walter Benjamin, the Jewish philosopher who escaped from the Nazis by fleeing across the...
Colin Firth to Star in 'Benjamin's Crossing'
Colin Firth will star in Benjamin's Crossing as Walter Benjamin, the Jewish philosopher who escaped from the Nazis by fleeing across the Pyrenees in 1940.Pat O'Connor, who worked with Firth on the Un Certain Regard entry A Month In The County, will direct...
Elle Driver Boards 'The Man Who Stole Banksy'
EXCLUSIVE: Doc explores the theft of Banksy's controversial mural in the West Bank.Elle Driver has boarded world sales on Italian filmmaker Marco Proserpio's The Man Who Stole Banksy, exploring the debate around the commercial sale of removed street...
Elle Driver Boards 'The Man Who Stole Banksy'
Elle Driver has boarded world sales on Italian filmmaker Marco Proserpio's The Man Who Stole Banksy, exploring the debate around the commercial sale of removed street art through the fate of a mural created by the elusive artist in the West Bank in 2007.Known...
Events Line-Up for UK Film Centre in Cannes Announced
Panels will tackle Brexit, attracting world class talent and working with Yorgos Lanthimos.The line-up for the UK Film Centre at this year's Cannes Film Festival (May 18-27) has been announced.The free events include a talent talk with the producers...
FilmRise Acquires North American Rights to 'My Friend Dahmer'
Altitude handles international sales. Altitude Film Distribution to release in UK.FilmRise has acquired North American rights to Marc Meyers' My Friend Dahmer. The Ibid Filmworks and Aperture Entertainment production is slated for an autumn release.Altitude...
FilmRise Acquires North American Rights to 'My Friend Dahmer'
FilmRise has acquired North American rights to Marc Meyers' My Friend Dahmer. The Ibid Filmworks and Aperture Entertainment production is slated for an autumn release.Altitude Films Sales is handling international sales, and Altitude Film Distribution...
Former Paramount Chairman Brad Grey Dies
Film executive loses fight with cancer aged 59.Brad Grey, the former talent manager, and producer who until recently had served as chairman of Paramount Pictures, has died of cancer. He was 59.Grey's family issued a statement on Monday that took the...
Former Paramount Chairman Brad Grey Dies
Brad Grey, the former talent manager, and producer who until recently had served as chairman of Paramount Pictures, has died of cancer. He was 59.Grey's family issued a statement on Monday that took the industry by surprise."Brad passed away yesterday...
Hollywood Pays Tribute to Former Paramount CEO Brad Grey
Martin Scorsese, Jim Gianopulos, Ava DuVernay among well-wishers.Hollywood is paying its respects to the former Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey, who died unexpectedly on Sunday from cancer at the age of 59.Martin Scorsese issued a statement that...
Hollywood Pays Tribute to Former Paramount CEO Brad Grey
Hollywood is paying its respects to the former Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey, who died unexpectedly on Sunday from cancer at the age of 59.Martin Scorsese issued a statement that read: "Brad Grey was a true friend, and he genuinely loved movies....
Josh McLaughlin to Head Production at Focus Features
Slate includes Cannes competition selection The Beguiled.Focus Features has promoted Josh McLaughlin to president of production as the company looks to expand its slate.Based in the Los Angeles office, McLaughlin will report to Focus president Robert...
Josh McLaughlin to Head Production at Focus Features
Focus Features has promoted Josh McLaughlin to president of production as the company looks to expand its slate.Based in the Los Angeles office, McLaughlin will report to Focus president Robert Walak.McLaughlin succeeds Jim Burke, who is returning to...
Keira Knightley Drama 'Colette' Adds Dominic West Ahead of Shoot
EXCLUSIVE: West to star opposite Knightley in biopic of iconic French writer.The Wire And The Affair star Dominic West will appear opposite Keira Knightley in upcoming drama Colette, based on the life of the French author who wrote Gigi and Cheri.In...
Logan Lerman, John Hawkes, Sarah Bolger to Star in 'End of Sentence'
Rocket Science to commence world sales in Cannes.John Hawkes, Logan Lerman and Sarah Bolger will star in the road trip project End Of Sentence.Rocket Science will launch worldwide sales on the Crosette on the story of an uptight widower who embarks on...
Logan Lerman, John Hawkes, Sarah Bolger to Star in 'End of Sentence'
John Hawkes, Logan Lerman and Sarah Bolger will star in the road trip project End Of Sentence.Rocket Science will launch worldwide sales on the Crosette on the story of an uptight widower who embarks on a journey to Ireland with his ex-con son to scatter...
Morgan Neville to Shoot Orson Welles Doc for Netflix
Netflix announced on Monday that Morgan Neville will direct an original documentary about the final 15 years of Orson Welles's life.Neville will explore the American titan's complex artistic and commercial relationship with Hollywood.Frank Marshall and...
'Never Let Go' Director Plots Mountain Climbing Thriller
EXCLUSIVE: GFM Evolution to launch The Ledge at Cannes.UK production outfit Evolution Pictures is plotting The Ledge, the latest feature from Never Let Go and The Dead director Howard J Ford.Set in the Italian Dolomites, the action thriller follows a...
'Never Let Go' Director Plots Mountain Climbing Thriller
UK production outfit Evolution Pictures is plotting The Ledge, the latest feature from Never Let Go and The Dead director Howard J Ford.Set in the Italian Dolomites, the action thriller follows a lone female climber who finds herself trapped on the face...
'Okja' Director, Netflix Content Boss Respond to Cannes Row
"Distribution is changing, therefore festivals will continue to change, too."Amidst the controversy over the Cannes Film Festival's new rules change to exclude films without a commitment for French theatrical release, Netflix held its first press conference...
'Okja' Director, Netflix Content Boss Respond to Cannes Row
Amidst the controversy over the Cannes Film Festival's new rules change to exclude films without a commitment for French theatrical release, Netflix held its first press conference for its first Korean feature production Okja, which is set for a world...
UK Box Office: 'Alien: Covenant' Scares off 'Guardians 2'
Fox's horror scares up $6.6m (£5.1m); Disney's latest Marvel offering becomes third 2017 release to hit £30m.UK TOP FIVERanking Film/Distributor Weekend gross Running total1 Alien: Covenant (Fox) $6.6m (£5.1m) $6.6m (£5.1m)2 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol....
UK Box Office: 'Alien: Covenant' Scares off 'Guardians 2'
UK TOP FIVEFOXAlien: Covenant dethroned Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 as it debuted top of the UK box office.Fox's sci-fihorror scared up a non-final $6.6m (£5.1m) from its 625 sites, including around $390,000 (£300,000) in previews, marking director...
'Versailles' Backer Launches [Euro]50m Fund for UK TV Drama
Newen announce investment fund for high-end scripted series.Paris-based production and distribution business Newen Group have launched a $54m ([Euro]50m) investment fund focused on acquiring UK drama.The company are behind high-profile French TV shows...
'Versailles' Backer Launches Euro50m Fund for UK TV Drama
Paris-based production and distribution business Newen Group have launched a $54m (euro50m) investment fund focused on acquiring UK drama.The company are behind high-profile French TV shows Braquo and Versailles.Newen's international distribution business,...
Viggo Mortensen to Star in Thriller 'Unabomb'
EXCLUSIVE: IM Global fully financing and introducing to Cannes buyers.Two-time Oscar nominee Viggo Mortensen will star in the thriller Unabomb for The Trouble With The Curve director Robert Lorenz.IM Global is fully financing the project and lining up...
Viggo Mortensen to Star in Thriller 'Unabomb'
Two-time Oscar nominee Viggo Mortensen will star in the thriller Unabomb for The Trouble With The Curve director Robert Lorenz.IM Global is fully financing the project and lining up additional cast for a January 2018 production start.Lorenz is producing...
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