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|Lithos ||Adult (f)||5,433||813||11|
|Whose ||Adult (f)||2,769||694||16|
|Not The ||Adult (f)||4,573||1,167||9|
|It Must ||Adult (f)||5,150||907||12|
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|That's ||Adult (m)||3,620||994||4|
|Then ||Adult (m)||3,961||1,030||1|
|There ||Adult (m)||3,823||993||2|
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|An Freagra of ||Adult (m)||3,775||812||1|
|Lonraigh ||Adult (f)||4,143||1,061||3|
|I've ||Adult (f)||4,033||1,058||3|
|Fabht ||Adult (f)||3,283||957||8|
|Avoiding ||Adult (f)||4,023||1,103||4|
|Imeacht ||Adult (f)||4,834||878||3|
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|The God ||Adult (m)||2,499||898||4|
|Decoy ||Adult (m)||2,611||891||2|
|This ||Adult (m)||2,581||947||2|
|An tUasal ||Adult (m)||2,823||1,011||1|
|Corcairdhearg ||Adult (m)||4,627||812||3|
|Corcairdhearg ||Adult (f)||3,407||957||4|
|You have reached the ||Adult (f)||2,251||901||3|
|Please ||Adult (f)||2,577||919||3|
|Then ||Adult (f)||2,464||902||3|
|The Soldier- ||Adult (f)||3,566||1,086||3|
|Scared of a ||Adult (f)||4,714||1,051||1|
|I'm Not ||Adult (f)||3,328||1,069||0|
|What ||Adult (f)||4,953||1,037||2|
|Tintreach ||Adult (f)||3,748||1,112||3|
|Croi ||Adult (f)||3,391||955||1|
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|He Wants ||Adult (m)||2,981||1,013||3|
|That's ||Adult (m)||2,894||982||2|
|He Wants ||Adult (f)||3,085||1,045||3|
|He Wants ||Adult (f)||2,980||1,043||3|
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|This ||Adult (f)||2,986||942||1|
|Fuar ||Adult (m)||3,708||940||22|
|Purple ||Adult (m)||4,932||669||8|
|Purple ||Adult (m)||5,558||515||5|
|Violane of ||Adult (m)||3,930||519||9|
|Oh Great-||Adult (m)||3,345||525||9|
|What ||Adult (m)||3,288||770||1|
|Evacuation ||Adult (m)||2,982||933||4|
|Should ||Adult (m)||3,654||824||2|
|To Go ||Adult (m)||2,827||852||0|
|Damhsa ||Adult (m)||4,367||889||3|
|Capall ||Adult (m)||2,960||761||15|
|Spurrite of ||Adult (f)||4,488||570||8|
|Tiffany ||Adult (f)||4,861||622||6|
|Purple ||Adult (f)||6,506||624||5|
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|Tara ||Adult (f)||4,470||912||6|
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|I Need ||Adult (m)||3,170||972||6|
|Didn't ||Adult (m)||3,656||1,010||3|
|Grow ||Adult (m)||3,640||990||7|
|I Ga ||Adult (m)||3,427||922||8|
|Colm ||Adult (f)||4,805||939||2|
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|Didn't ||Adult (f)||3,173||958||3|
|I've ||Adult (f)||3,235||941||5|
|Sliocht ||Adult (f)||3,745||1,192||5|
|Suil ||Adult (f)||2,828||1,058||4|
|Rhyolite of ||Adult (m)||4,387||757||3|
|Banaigh ||Adult (m)||2,474||1,118||21|
|Breacadh ||Adult (m)||2,953||1,196||24|
|Sid the ||Adult (m)||3,731||902||10|
|Thuwed ||Adult (m)||3,464||1,012||1|
|Star ||Adult (f)||5,022||979||9|
|Lepidolite of ||Adult (f)||2,246||446||4|
|Tarrthail ||Adult (f)||1,729||637||8|
|Rose ||Adult (f)||4,823||1,453||38|
|I'm A ||Adult (f)||3,670||853||30|
|One Good ||Adult (f)||3,868||570||23|
|That's ||Adult (f)||5,519||1,130||17|
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|Hauyne of ||Adult (m)||6,373||936||6|
|Speir ||Adult (m)||3,601||1,201||18|
|Clapsholas ||Adult (m)||4,277||1,053||18|
|Lui Greine ||Adult (m)||2,426||852||12|
|Built ||Adult (m)||1,812||560||3|
|Alexandrite of ||Adult (f)||4,192||1,292||18|
|Hungarian ||Adult (f)||3,976||707||9|
|Zircon of ||Adult (f)||9,567||651||6|
|Eiteog ||Adult (f)||4,469||786||10|
|Do I ||Adult (f)||3,564||977||7|
|Richterite of ||Adult (m)||4,416||1,000||4|
|Geimhreadh ||Adult (m)||1,668||698||24|
|Sneachta ||Adult (m)||5,534||1,584||31|
|Talamh ||Adult (m)||4,276||840||19|
|Grian ||Adult (m)||4,877||945||20|
|Time's ||Adult (m)||7,157||922||25|
|Michigan ||Adult (m)||2,312||852||21|
|Marfoir ||Adult (m)||3,743||902||23|
|Gheimhridh ||Adult (m)||4,550||878||14|
|Suirioch ||Adult (m)||4,239||865||17|
|Seoid ||Adult (m)||3,383||861||13|
|Coireachta ||Adult (m)||2,859||887||5|
|Ealu ||Adult (m)||3,592||1,017||2|
|Ealu ||Adult (m)||3,739||997||4|
|Maite ||Adult (m)||4,102||1,036||2|
|I Slept ||Adult (m)||2,031||753||3|
|Then ||Adult (m)||2,619||980||1|
|Thuwed ||Adult (m)||2,874||880||4|
|Hemimorphite of ||Adult (f)||6,182||602||16|
|Blue ||Adult (f)||3,025||1,000||7|
|Blue ||Adult (f)||3,399||732||29|
|Fuacht ||Adult (f)||5,508||831||14|
|Duthain ||Adult (f)||7,668||1,038||20|
|Guys ||Adult (f)||7,902||998||16|
|If You ||Adult (f)||7,053||975||20|
|And The ||Adult (f)||7,057||1,113||24|
|Ioslach ||Adult (f)||7,649||798||25|
|Cra An ||Adult (f)||3,206||895||20|
|Coireachta ||Adult (f)||4,999||837||13|
|Cra Gheimhridh of ||Adult (f)||3,525||951||17|
|Thuwed ||Adult (f)||3,613||964||14|
|Tu Go ||Adult (f)||3,912||940||20|
|Ceol ||Adult (f)||3,717||902||5|
|Ealu ||Adult (f)||3,830||1,062||8|
|Reoite ||Adult (f)||3,097||1,065||1|
|Scannan ||Adult (f)||3,161||1,017||3|
|I Think ||Adult (f)||4,617||953||1|
|Stair ||Adult (f)||3,301||777||1|
|Dochas ||Adult (m)||1,625||604||36|
|Grian ||Adult (m)||5,399||670||26|
|Earrach ||Adult (m)||7,493||910||27|
|Big-Bad ||Adult (m)||6,449||925||26|
|Ta Buffy ||Adult (m)||6,825||708||39|
|Oh Boy-||Adult (m)||3,577||598||25|
|Sioc ||Adult (m)||3,360||810||18|
|Rhodonite of ||Adult (f)||4,068||690||9|
|Earrach ||Adult (f)||5,223||670||27|
|Rialtoir ||Adult (f)||5,258||751||25|
|Look ||Adult (f)||7,721||742||26|
|Earrach ||Adult (f)||5,263||625||32|
|Aren't ||Adult (f)||5,422||740||16|
|Turas ||Adult (f)||3,195||609||17|
|Coireanna ||Adult (f)||4,331||1,190||17|
|Dioptase of ||Adult (m)||5,610||518||5|
|Teas ||Adult (m)||2,753||1,198||13|
|Aimsir ||Adult (m)||4,129||937||13|
|Geall ||Adult (m)||2,191||825||18|
|Sanhradh ||Adult (m)||3,149||629||16|
|Bright ||Adult (m)||4,843||742||14|
|Diamant ||Adult (m)||3,138||653||16|
|I'm Cowboy ||Adult (m)||3,513||679||16|
|Diamant ||Adult (m)||2,709||488||13|
|Saileach ||Adult (m)||3,334||663||20|
|Taibreamh ||Adult (m)||3,272||655||16|
|Blath ||Adult (m)||3,036||633||16|
|Chrysoberyl of ||Adult (f)||9,996||668||13|
|Autunite of ||Adult (f)||8,816||590||8|
|Demantoid ||Adult (f)||6,459||486||7|
|Buffy ||Adult (f)||3,132||622||19|
|We're ||Adult (f)||4,241||666||18|
|How Can ||Adult (f)||4,034||732||15|
|Lisa ||Adult (f)||2,491||480||10|
|Thuras ||Adult (f)||3,593||489||11|
|Am I ||Adult (f)||3,693||723||18|
|Marfoir ||Adult (f)||3,705||1,016||19|
|Staurolite of ||Adult (m)||6,976||676||10|
|Cead ||Adult (m)||3,038||1,039||23|
|Fomhar ||Adult (m)||5,641||1,215||24|
|Fomhar ||Adult (m)||4,407||962||13|
|Fomhar ||Adult (m)||6,504||1,471||17|
|Fomhar ||Adult (m)||5,473||634||11|
|As Ban ||Adult (m)||5,686||1,117||19|
|Marfoir ||Adult (m)||3,709||752||25|
|Seoid ||Adult (m)||4,841||831||18|
|Marfoir ||Adult (m)||4,846||825||7|
|Cra Geal of ||Adult (m)||7,034||942||11|
|Gealach ||Adult (m)||5,736||894||13|
|A Thiarna ||Adult (m)||5,714||863||18|
|Bhfomhar ||Adult (m)||5,606||1,034||20|
|Staighre ||Adult (m)||2,851||950||4|
|Amber of ||Adult (f)||4,400||674||8|
|Allanite of ||Adult (f)||8,144||833||13|
|Lui Greine ||Adult (f)||5,615||996||25|
|Fomhar ||Adult (f)||7,011||873||22|
|Fomhar ||Adult (f)||5,600||1,145||16|
|Fomhar ||Adult (f)||5,647||1,015||19|
|Taibreamh ||Adult (f)||3,946||785||27|
|Buffy ||Adult (f)||2,960||748||25|
|Geall ||Adult (f)||7,925||845||19|
|Bo Abair ||Adult (f)||7,524||833||19|
|A Bhantiarna ||Adult (f)||5,398||808||22|
|Rud Thu of ||Adult (f)||3,164||766||5|
|Bhfomhar ||Adult (f)||5,703||1,120||33|
|Eirigh ||Adult (m)||4,653||1,110||18|
|Leanbh ||Adult (m)||3,358||793||3|
|Ha Ha ||Adult (m)||2,390||605||19|
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Ramo Law PC will be attending and taking meetings at the 2017 American Film Market in Santa Monica from November 1, 2017 to November 8, 2017. To all clients, colleagues and participants interested in setting a meeting, please email our Creative and Market Coordinator, Josh Blank to schedule a time.In The News
Each year Variety’s New Leaders feature profiles the most prominent up-and-comers in the entertainment business. To determine this year’s worthies, Variety looked for go-getters across disciplines, from television, digital, music and film, to law and finance, as well as content creators. They were proposed by their bosses and peers who have worked with them and seen their rise. All are age 40 or under, and Variety has measured them by the progress of their career trajectories: do they take calculated risks? How fast have they risen in their companies? Are they innovative and employ solutions to problems that are creative? While it’s hard to pinpoint the “it” factor, these folks embody that intangible. The people on the list have helped build the brilliant careers of their clients, shepherded hit television shows and successful movies, created small-screen series, films and animated shows, launched digital platforms, fostered hit music, counseled top dealmakers and financed them, and are some of the leading lights in the wildly expanding digital delivery and content world. As part of the salute to the qualities that keep the town humming, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt is also being honored with Variety’s Creative Leadership Award. The New Leaders, Variety’s 10 Assistants to Watch as well as Greenblatt will be recognized Oct. 18, at the Jeremy Hotel rooftop in West Hollywood.
General counsel & exec VP, business affairs, Participant Media; 37
Brakin oversees all film financing and investments, plays a key role in shaping and implementing strategic business initiatives, and manages the business and legal affairs team conducting negotiations for all film, television and digital content, marketing and social impact as well as cross-platform creative and distribution activities. He also oversees intellectual property, corporate matters and compliance issues. Brakin has handled more than 60 of Participant’s films, including upcoming releases “Breathe” and “Wonder,” and the 2016 Oscar best picture winner “Spotlight.” He is overseeing deals for Participant’s 2018 inaugural slate of TV projects. “There are many ways to get ahead in business and everyone will choose their own path, but it’s always easier to be nice.”
Partner, music practice, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; 38
Working with a stable of clients that includes the Eagles, Major Lazer, Cold War Kids and the estates of John Lee Hooker and Dan Fogelberg, Bromley has negotiated multimillion-dollar label, publishing and touring deals, but what really sets him apart is his moneymaking know-how in the streaming music space. “Streaming is now a market leader in music consumption and will only continue to grow, and actually completely revitalize our business and maybe make it bigger than it ever was,” says Bromley, who plans to release an updated version of his “U.S. Streaming Royalties Explained” infographic early next year.
Chief execution officer, MediaLink; 32
Gittlin’s role at consulting firm MediaLink is described as “intentionally undefined,” but his accomplishments are not. He’s led due diligence on deals for Sizmek and Yahoo, driven the Amplify’s acquisition by brand tech company You & Mr. Jones, and partnered with Giphy to help build its content library into a powerful visual search engine, valued at $600 million. “It’s not the [company] logos that matter, it’s what are people trying to accomplish, and then how you set up strategy, drive impact and bring them together so there’s a deal to be done and a business change to be made,” he says.
Associate, entertainment group, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz; 39
At her firm, Murray is invaluable to clients including Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets, for which she negotiated and finalized a production services agreement for a TNT documentary series focusing on women’s issues (currently entitled “Who Run the World?”) that is being co-produced by Warrior Poets, Sarah Jessica Parker’s Pretty Matches and Refinery29. She also repped award-winning production company Zero Point Zero on series docs, including “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” “The Hunt with John Walsh” and “Mind of a Chef,” guiding the production teams on complex legal issues, especially on their international shoots.
Managing Partner, Ramo Law PC; 38
Reps producers, financiers and production entities in film, television, VR and digital content across all platforms, including Informant Media, Scott Mednick, Anne Clements, Electric City Films, Skydance, Good Deed Entertainment, The Solution, Bond It, Sundial Pictures, Boardwalk Pictures, Rumble Films and Unified Pictures. Television and film credits include upcoming Mel Gibson action thriller “Dragged Across Concrete,” Netflix’s Emmy nominated docu-series “Chef’s Table” and Sony Classics drama “Call Me by Your Name,” starring Armie Hammer. “Our team takes a full soup-to-nuts approach. Diving deep with our clients on every contract is integral. We sweat the small stuff so they can focus on making and monetizing great content.”
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; 38
Ross’ love of waterfall charts, spreadsheets and other data-rich docs has made him a uniquely effective dealmaker for clients such as Technicolor, Universal Pictures, CBS, Azoff MSG Entertainment and The Chernin Group. In recent months, he’s also made big plays in the gaming world, handling the sale of Riot Games (developer of “League of Legends”) to Tencent and THQ’s assets to Sega, Ubisoft and Take-Two Interactive. With his dual law and data savvy, he can “translate the legal into the spreadsheet, see where the gaps are and speak the language of the business development team,” he says.
Partner, O’Melveny; 37
Early in her career at O’Melveny, Seto discovered she had an aptitude and a passion for litigating copyright and trademark issues while helping Disney defend its rights to Winnie the Pooh. She’s still handling Pooh for the Mouse House, along with a host of other matters, including a profit participation dispute involving its series “Home Improvement” and copyright infringement claims regarding its film “Zootopia,” as well as complex cases for Warner Bros. (“Superman” rights) and SiriusXM (royalty payments for pre-1972 recordings). “I always have new things to learn and new problems to solve,” she says. “So I feel really lucky that I stumbled into this space.”
Executive director, entertainment industries group, corporate client banking, J.P. Morgan; 31
Singer handles structuring, negotiating and arranging capital for many of the largest players in the film, television, music, digital and interactive content arenas, including Activision, DreamWorks Animation, DreamWorks Studios, Annapurna, EuropaCorp, OddLot Entertainment, Skydance Prods., STX Entertainment, Studio 8 and Village Roadshow. He’s a key deal team member on many high-profile industry transactions, including structuring and arranging the inaugural syndicated financings for Annapurna, STX Entertainment and Studio 8. “My grandfather always told me that success depends on hard work: ‘When you think you’re working hard, work harder. You can sleep when you’re dead.’ ”
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With the Halloween season finally upon us, that we’ve got a ton of horror and sci-fi titles headed our way via VOD and various digital platforms throughout the month of October. Things kick off with the 1992 horror comedy Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which hits Digital HD for the first time ever on October 2nd. The very next day, Cult of Chucky, Super Dark Times, The Forlorned, and Realive all make their respective debuts, and just a few days later the holiday horror flick Better Watch Out arrives on October 6th.
October 10th is another busy day, with the digital releases of Wish Upon, Dementia 13, The 13th Friday, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Wes Craven’s cult classic Summer of Fear, and for those looking to spend their Friday the 13th at home, you’ve got M.F.A., Brawl in Cell Block 99, and the Psycho-themed documentary 78/52 to look forward to. On October 20th, Leatherface, Greg McLean’s Jungle, and David F. Sandberg’s Annabelle: Creation make their VOD bows, and the month closes out with a pair of releases on the 31st: Blood Dynasty and The Tormenting.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) – October 2nd
Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Reubens and Luke Perry star in this funny, action-packed fright-fest. For pampered cheerleader Buffy (Swanson), the only thing worse than discovering that her town is infested with vampires is being told it’s up to her to defeat them all – including their creepy leader (Rutger Hauer)! But, with help from a mysterious stranger (Sutherland) and a handsome mechanic (Perry), Buffy’s soon kicking serious vampire butt in this cult classic!
Crazy Lake (Indican Pictures) – October 3rd
A group of coeds looking for fun on Spring Break have their beach plans cancelled and opt for Plan B – fun at a cabin on the lake. Sometimes Plan B can be a real killer!
Cult of Chucky (Universal Studios Home Entertainment) – October 3rd
Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica (Fiona Dourif) is wrongly convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new group-therapy tool — a “Good Guy” doll — a string of grisly deaths plague the asylum and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grownup nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.
The Forlorned (Midnight Releasing) – October 3rd
An advertisement lured Tom Doherty to the island, offering him a job renovating the old lighthouse and ramshackle buildings. What he didn’t know was that he was the only applicant. None of the locals wanted the job – no one dared. Isolated and alone, Tom soon discovers why. Messages from disembodied voices; ghostly visitations and escalating horrors draw Tom deeper into the island’s evil past-a darkness that forces Tom to unbury the truth and brings demons of his own into the light.
Realive (Syfy Films) – October 3rd
In REALIVE, Marc Jarvis (Tom Hughes) is diagnosed with a disease and given a short time to live. Unable to accept his own end, he decides to freeze his body. 60 years later, in the year 2084, he becomes the first cryogenically frozen man to be revived in history. Marc discovers a startling future, but the biggest surprise is that his past has accompanied him in unexpected ways.
Super Dark Times (The Orchard) – October 3rd
Zach (Owen Campbell) and Josh (Charlie Tahan) are best friends growing up in a leafy Upstate New York suburb in the 1990s, where teenage life revolves around hanging out, looking for kicks, navigating first love and vying for popularity. When a traumatic incident drives a wedge between the previously inseparable pair, their youthful innocence abruptly vanishes. Each young man processes the tragedy in his own way, until circumstances grow increasingly complex and spiral into violence. Phillips dives headlong into the confusion of teenage life, creating evocative atmosphere out of the murky boundaries between adolescence and adulthood, courage and fear, and good and evil.
Better Watch Out (Well Go USA) – October 6th
This holiday season, you may be home, but you’re not alone… In this fresh and gleefully twisted spin on home-invasion horror, babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) must defend her young charges (Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould ) when intruders break into the house one snowy night – or so she thinks.
Cold Moon (Uncork’d Entertainment) – October 6th
In a sleepy southern town, the Larkin family suffers a terrible tragedy. Now the Larkin’s are about to endure another: Traffic lights blink an eerie warning, a ghostly visage prowls in the streets, and graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror . . . And beneath the murky surface of the river, a shifting, almost human shape slowly takes form to seek a terrible vengeance.
Demons (Uncork’d Entertainment) – October 6th
Eight years ago, Father Colin Hampstead oversaw an aborted exorcism that resulted in the gruesome death of seventeen-year-old Jewel Grant, in rural Louisiana. The deceased girl’s older sister, Kayleigh, grew immediately attached to Hampstead and sought him out, at first for grief counseling and then, for much more.
Eight years later, Hampstead has left the priesthood and become a celebrated fiction writer, specializing in stories about the occult, and he and Kayleigh, now his wife, have a beautiful daughter and run a well-known bed and breakfast in Savannah, GA. When the couple agrees to host a wedding for one of Colin’s college friends, what begins as a Big Chill-type reunion turns into something much more macabre, as the seemingly omnipresent ghost of her dead sister Jewel compels Kayleigh to engage in bizarre, destructive behaviors that endanger the lives of both her friends and herself.
The 13th Friday (Uncork’d Entertainment) – October 10th
When a female refugee discovers an ancient demonic device that opens the gateway to another realm, she unleashes a dark entity that poses as her daughter. After many failed attempts to have the church explain the creation of her worst nightmares, she learns that the house is cursed by an enraged spirit that died on Friday the 13th. And now a group of thrill seeking friends unknowingly unleash its wrath and damn their souls.
Dementia 13 (Chiller Films) – October 10th
A vengeful ghost, a mysterious killer, and a family where everyone has a secret converge in one night of terror in this remake of Francis Ford Coppola’s first feature film.
Demonic (Lionsgate) – October 10th
The film centers on the aftermath of a horrific massacre where five college students were brutally murdered inside an abandoned home. Detective Mark Lewis (Frank Grillo) and psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Klein (Maria Bello) question one of the few survivors who explains they were amateur ghost-hunters, seeking out paranormal phenomenon at the abandoned house, which was believed to be haunted. But what started out as a harmless activity turned into something truly terrifying.
House by the Lake (Random Media) – October 10th
A struggling couple, Scott and Karen, pack up their troubled young daughter and head to a picturesque lake house to reconnect and put their problems behind them. As Emma spends time with her new nanny, the little girl begins fixating on an imaginary friend she calls the Fish Man. Karen’s fear of the strange man down the beach, Emma’s fear of the water and her recurring sleepwalking continue to raise tensions in the house and drive a wedge between Scott and Karen until one night Emma disappears. When she’s found breathing underwater in the tub, Emma insists she’s been with the Fish Man. And he’s coming back for her.
War for the Planet of the Apes (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) – October 10th
Andy Serkis returns as Caesar in the thrilling and climatic chapter of the PLANET OF THE APES saga as Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson). After suffering unimaginable losses, Caesar resolves to avenge his kind, pitting him against the Colonel for a final showdown that will determine the future of the planet!
Wes Craven’s Summer of Fear (Doppelganger Releasing) – October 10th
Based on the best-selling young adult novel by Lois Duncan of You Know What I Did Last Summer fame, Wes Craven’s Summer of Fear tells the tale of plucky teenaged Rachel (Linda Blair) whose life is turned dangerously upside down when her cousin Julie (Lee Purcell) moves in following the death of her parents in a car crash. Julie enchants everyone in the family and appears to be a loving relative, but Rachel knows her cousin is up to something creepy…something like witchcraft!
Wish Upon (Broad Green Pictures) – October 10th
After her father (Ryan Phillippe) presents her with a mysterious music box, Clare Shannon (Joey King) is surprised to find her every wish coming true. Her joy slowly morphs into terror as she begins to realize the bloody price of each new wish.
Amityville: The Awakening (Dimension Films/Google Play) – October 12th
The film follows Belle (Bella Thorne) and her family after they move into their new home, but when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house, Belle begins to suspect her mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) isn’t telling her everything. She soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house where between illusion and reality lies evil.
*Coming Exclusively to Google Play*
78/52 (IFC Midnight) – October 13th
The screeching strings, the plunging knife, the slow zoom out from a lifeless eyeball: in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho changed film history forever with its taboo-shattering shower scene. With 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits over the course of 3 minutes, Psycho redefined screen violence, set the stage for decades of slasher films to come, and introduced a new element of danger to the movie going experience. Aided by a roster of filmmakers, critics, and fans—including Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eli Roth, and Peter Bogdanovich—director Alexandre O. Philippe pulls back the curtain on the making and influence of this cinematic game changer, breaking it down frame by frame and unpacking Hitchcock’s dense web of allusions and double meanings. The result is an enthralling piece of cinematic detective work that’s nirvana for film buffs.
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (RLJE Entertainment) – October 13th
A former boxer named Bradley (Vince Vaughn) loses his job as an auto mechanic, and his troubled marriage is about to expire. At this crossroads in his life, he feels that he has no better option than to work for an old buddy as a drug courier. This improves his situation until the terrible day that he finds himself in a gunfight between a group of police officers and his own ruthless allies. When the smoke clears, Bradley is badly hurt and thrown in prison, where his enemies force him to commit acts of violence that turn the place into a savage battleground. From the director of Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99 stars Vince Vaughn (Hacksaw Ridge), Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”), Udo Kier (Blade) and Don Johnson (“Miami Vice”).
M.F.A. (Dark Sky Films)- October 13th
M.F.A., which was nominated for the Grand Jury Award at the 2017 SXSW festival, tells a gripping story of a young woman forced to take action to protect herself in “perhaps the bravest, rawest rape-revenge thriller yet” (No Film School). Noelle (Francesca Eastwood, Final Girl, Outlaws and Angels), an art student struggling to find her voice, is sexually assaulted by a fellow classmate. Attempting to cope with her trauma, she impulsively confronts her attacker, leading to a violent altercation that culminates in his accidental death. Noelle tries to return to normalcy, but when she discovers she is only one of many silenced sexual assault survivors on campus, she takes justice into her own hands. A vigilante is born – retribution is the inspiration she’s been waiting for.
Axeman 2: Overkill (Sinning Works) – October 17th
AXEMAN 2: OVERKILL marks the return of the Axeman at Cutter’s Creek. When a crazed evangelical Christians, murderous bank robbers and revenge-seeking vigilantes clash in the quaint town of Cutter’s Creek, there’s only one axe-wielding local legend who can separate them – and dismember them!
The Dark Tower (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) – October 17th
Based on the best-selling book series by highly-acclaimed author Stephen King. The last Gunslinger, Roland (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the epic battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
Red Christmas (Artsploitation Films) – October 17th
Genre icon Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Cujo, Critters) stars in a critically acclaimed role as the stressed-out mother of a squabbling family, gathered together in a remote Outback estate on Christmas Eve. Their petty dramas threaten to blacken the holiday until a mysterious and deformed stranger appears at the door seeking bloody vengeance.
Annabelle: Creation (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment – October 20th
In “Annabelle: Creation,” several years after the tragic death of their young daughter, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shut-down orphanage into their home. They soon become the target of the doll maker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
Jungle (Momentum Pictures) – October 20th
An enthusiastic young adventurer follows his dreams into the Amazon jungle with two friends and a guide with a mysterious past. Their journey quickly turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wilderness lead to an all-out fight for survival.
Leatherface (Lionsgate) – October 20th
In Texas, years before the events of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriff’s daughter dead. Ten years later, the Sawyer teen kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with three other inmates. Pursued by authorities including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter’s death, Sawyer goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster now known as Leatherface.
Assholes (Breaking Glass Pictures) – October 24th
Adah and Aaron are sober drug addicts who meet in their psychoanalyst’s waiting room. They have sex, discover they share an anal fetish, relapse on poppers, conjure a demon, and kill Adah’s brother. When their faces turn into Assholes, Adah’s parents stage a reality show intervention to get the couple sober again.
The Old Dark House (Cohen Media Group) – October 24th
A quintessential dark and stormy night brings a group of travelers to a forbidding mansion in the Welsh countryside, where they find themselves at the mercy of the strange, and possibly dangerous, Femm family. Boris Karloff is, as always, unforgettable, here playing a mute, menacing butler. The superb cast also includes Gloria Stuart, who would star in James Cameron’s Titanic 65 years later, Melvin Douglas (Ninotchka, Being There), Charles Laughton (in his first Hollywood film), Raymond Massey (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, East of Eden) and Ernest Thesiger (Bride of Frankenstein).
Shortwave (Vega Baby Releasing/Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) – October 24th
Josh and Isabel Harris, after suffering the loss of their only child, relocate to a secluded hillside research facility with the hopes of repairing their broken family. After years of trying, Josh and his research partner, Thomas, have a breakthrough involving a cryptic shortwave radio signal and its universal origins. Something within the signal resonates with Isabel and she begins experiencing seeming hallucinations and visions of distant memories. Upon further investigation into the phenomenon, the scientists fear for Isabel’s health while Isabel fears the signal has attracted something sinister to their new home.
Blood Dynasty (Castle Films) – October 31st
Blood Dynasty is the third in Alexander’s “Irina” vampire film cycle, that began with 2012’s award winning Blood for Irina and continued in 2014’s Queen of Blood. The character of Irina – inspired in part by Lina Romay’s character in Spanish filmmaker Jess Franco’s Female Vampire – is once more reborn, rising from the sea to bring madness and bloodlust to a lonely young woman living in a decaying motel.
Like the previous films, the vampire Irina is more of a “karmic” character, a dream that is constantly placed in different incarnations in different times and worlds and representing different emotional and psychological states. Like the previous films, Blood Dynasty is slow, hypnotic, immersive and challenging and is driven by Alexander’s own pulsing, swirling electronic score. And like the other films…it’s soaked in dripping, ultra-red blood!
The Tormenting (Breaking Glass Pictures) – October 31st
Amy is a medical researcher with ambitions to open her own health care facility. After visiting a property up for sale, she begins to experience tormenting supernatural visions of a young girl who experienced a horrific death. Amy’s life takes a turn when she begins to piece together glimpses of the girl’s last living moments, and starts to understand the spirit’s plea for help to cross over. Seeking a detective’s assistance, Amy becomes determined to seek justice for the girl’s death and bring her soul to peace—even at the risk of being perceived as insane by those close to her.
View this article at Daily Dead.
Skydance Television is inking an overall deal with writer-producers Patrick Massett and John Zinman.
The pair, whose credits include Friday Night Lights, The Blacklist and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, have several projects in development with the studio. Among them is the first-ever live-action television series for Sword Art Online (SAO), the Japanese novel and anime franchise Skydance acquired the global rights to last year.
Massett and Zinman will serve as writers, showrunners and executive producers on the series. Together with Massett and Zinman, Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Altered Carbon) will write the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross. Kalogridis, who has an exclusive overall deal at Skydance, introduced the studio to the property and the world of SAO.
“Patrick and John have shown incredible range in their storytelling capabilities, from subtle character drama to big, world-building action, and we are beyond fortunate that they have joined the Skydance family,” said Skydance Television president Marcy Ross. “We’re already deep in development with Patrick, John and Laeta on our larger-than-life Skydance SAO series in which we aim not only to satisfy the franchise’s enthusiastic sci-fi and anime fan base but also to appeal to new TV audiences the world over.”
“The fantastical world of SAO offers an unparalleled opportunity to tell stories that resonate on both an epic and human scale. We couldn’t ask for better partners than Skydance and Laeta to help us bring this global pop culture phenomenon to new life on television,” said Massett and Zinman in a joint statement.
Skydance’s SAO series will follow brilliant young beta tester Kirito and his group of friends when they are trapped, along with 10,000 other people, in a next-generation virtual reality online role-playing game filled with sword-fighting, monsters and mystery.
Massett and Zinman’s TV careers began with Veritas: The Quest at ABC, which they co-created and executive produced before going on to co-executive produce Friday Night Lights, The Chicago Code and Last Resort. The duo then co-executive produced NBC’s The Blacklist. They also worked on NBC’s short-lived series The Player. They first got their start in film by co-writing Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Their most recent film, Gold, was released in January 2017, and Resistance and Sea of Thunder are in preproduction.
Skydance Television’s current slate includes six series across several networks. The studio has recently entered into overall and first-look deals with talent that includes Sam Raimi, Marti Noxon, Michael B. Jordan, Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn.
View this article at The Hollywood Reporter.
Alexander Payne, Joe Wright, Guillermo Del Toro, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Scott Cooper, Angelina Jolie, Greta Gerwig and Todd Haynes are among the directors taking the films to the Telluride Film Festival this year.
The festival, which always holds its cards close to the vest until the eve of the annual Rocky Mountain movie orgy — and which has become a strong bellwether for Oscar season with several Best Picture winners first showing there at the official launch of awards season — looks to have several major contenders in the lineup just released this morning.
As I previously speculated, Telluride will be hosting unofficial world premieres (they don’t label them that way, but that’s what they are) for Wright’s Darkest Hour with Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in a surefire Oscar-bait performance. That film from Focus Features will have two screenings right off the bat as the fest officially opens Friday night. It will compete for attention tomorrow night with another premiere of Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird. Fox Searchlight will be debuting Battle Of The Sexes, its Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs grudge match movie from Little Miss Sunshine directors Dayton and Faris, and there will also be a first look at director Paul McGuigan’s Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool with Annette Bening expected to be a strong Oscar contender for playing Oscar winner Gloria Grahame.
Among those films coming straight from their Venice debuts are Payne’s Downsizing; Del Toro’s The Shape Of Water; Andrew Haigh’s Lean On Pete; and Paul Schrader’s offbeat First Reformed.
Cooper’s Hostiles is not only premiering first in Telluride, but also is one of the rare titles for sale at this festival, which is definitely not a market but often discovers worthy films looking for distribution — such was the case with last year’s wonderful documentary California Typewriter, which has just started its theatrical run. Hostiles star Christian Bale will be in Telluride for a tribute as well. Another tributee is cinematographer Ed Lachman, whose Wonderstruck from Haynes first was seen in Cannes and gets its North American premiere in Colorado.
Other Cannes refugees include Sony Pictures Classics’ The Rider from director Chloe Zhao and the Russian prize-winner Loveless. There will be plenty of other foreign-language Oscar hopefuls on display including Lebanon’s The Insult and Chile’s transgender drama Fantastic Woman which also comes from Sony Classics. Jolie will be on hand to present the North American premiere of her Cambodian film First They Killed My Father which will launch on Netflix after Jolie finishes the fall fest circuit. On the animated front is the stunning Loving Vincent, which was painstakingly hand drawn in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. Francis Ford Coppola will be presenting his long-gestating directors cut of the troubled 1984 film The Cotton Club. Telluride regular Ken Burns also shows up with an hour of his upcoming epic documentary on Vietnam.
Many stars are expected along with the filmmakers including Natalie Portman who will be appearing as a producer of the documentary Eating Animals. That movie will be having a reception where you can be assured they won’t be serving meat. There will be lots of the usual parties as well including the annual bash thrown by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. I will be covering all Labor Day weekend.
Here is the complete lineup below:
ARTHUR MILLER: WRITER (d. Rebecca Miller, U.S., 2017)
BATTLE OF THE SEXES (d. Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton, U.S., 2017)
DARKEST HOUR (d. Joe Wright, U.K., 2017)
DOWNSIZING (d. Alexander Payne, U.S., 2017)
EATING ANIMALS (d. Christopher Quinn, U.S., 2017)
FACES PLACES (d. Agnes Varda, JR, France, 2017)
A FANTASTIC WOMAN (d. Sebastián Lelio, Chile-U.S.-Germany-Spain, 2017)
FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL (d. Paul McGuigan, U.K., 2017)
FIRST REFORMED (d. Paul Schrader, U.S., 2017)
FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER (d. Angelina Jolie, U.S.-Cambodia, 2017)
FOXTROT (d. Samuel Maoz, Israel, 2017)
HOSTAGES (d. Rezo Gigineishvili, Georgia-Russia-Poland, 2017)
HOSTILES (d. Scott Cooper, U.S., 2017)
HUMAN FLOW (d. Ai Weiwei, U.S.-Germany, 2017)
THE INSULT (d. Ziad Doueiri, France-Lebanon, 2017)
LADY BIRD (d. Greta Gerwig, U.S., 2017)
LAND OF THE FREE (d. Camilla Magid, Denmark-Finland, 2017)
LEAN ON PETE (d. Andrew Haigh, U.K.-U.S., 2017)
LOVELESS (d. Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia-France-Belgium-Germany, 2017)
LOVE, CECIL (d. Lisa Immordino Vreeland, U.S., 2017)
LOVING VINCENT (d. Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, U.K.-Poland, 2017)
A MAN OF INTEGRITY (d. Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran, 2017)
THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (d. Aki Kaurismäki, Finland, 2017)
THE RIDER (d. Chloé Zhao, U.S., 2017)
THE SHAPE OF WATER (d. Guillermo del Toro, U.S., 2017)
TESNOTA (d. Kantemir Balagov, Russia, 2017)
THE VENERABLE W. (d. Barbet Schroeder, France-Switzerland, 2017)
THE VIETNAM WAR (d. Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, U.S., 2017)
WORMWOOD (d. Errol Morris, U.S., 2017)
WONDERSTRUCK (d. Todd Haynes, U.S., 2017)
Two documentary shorts, HEROIN(E) (d. Elaine McMillion Sheldon, U.S., 2017) and LONG SHOT (d. Jacob LaMendola, U.S., 2017) will also play together in the main program.
View this article at Deadline.
EXCLUSIVE: Newbie distributor Blue Fox Entertainment has made its second acquisition, scoring North American rights to The Truth About Lies, a comedy from first-time feature film director Phil Allocco that stars Fran Kranz, Supergirl‘s Odette Annable and Colleen Camp. It has set an October 27 theatrical and on-demand release date.
Blue Fox’s first theatrical distribution deal came last month for Big Bear, a comedy starring Adam Brody and Pablo Schreiber from first-time feature director Joey Kern. It has a day-and-date release set for September 22.
In Truth About Lies, Kranz (The Dark Tower) plays Gilby Smalls, who’s just been fired from his job, lost his apartment in a fire, and his girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) has given him the boot. Forced to move in with his booze-swilling, man-obsessed mother (Camp) and desperate to turn things around, he weaves an ever-growing web of lies to impress a beautiful woman (Annable) and finds himself in too deep when the truth proves to be too much to admit and even harder to accept. Chris Diamantoupoulos co-stars.
Allocco, a commercial and narrative short writer-director, penned the script and produced with Steve Carr, Isen Robbins, Aimee Schoof and Camp. Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz composed the music.
Blue Fox’s Todd Slater, a partner in the sales/distribution company with James Huntsman and Andreas Olavarria, brokered the deal with Robbins with attorneys Jonathan Gray and Nicole Compas on behalf of the film. Breakthrough Entertainment is repping international sales.
View this article at Deadline.
Back in June, the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival took over Southern California, hosting screenings at numerous locations and featuring numerous genre films that horror and sci-fi fans should definitely keep on their radars in the coming months. Here are my thoughts on three of the movies that I had the opportunity to watch at the festival:
Never Here: Writer/director Camille Thoman’s Never Here was easily the most thought-provoking film I saw during the 2017 LA Film Festival. While I will admit that I don’t 100% understand the direction Thoman was taking viewers throughout the course of her abstract thriller, what I do know is that I very much enjoyed the David Lynch-esque approach that Thoman utilizes to unfold the hypotheticals to her surreal exploration of deceit, identity, and voyeurism, and that Mireille Enos delivers a bold and powerful performance in Never Here that will stick with you for a long time after you’ve seen it.
In the film, Enos portrays Miranda, an avant-garde artist whose installations are so immersive, they take people into the lives of folks who may never had hoped to become an “art project” in the first place, which is how Never Here starts off. Miranda, feisty and determined, has recently infiltrated the life of an unwilling participant and put his life on display for the sake of her latest creative endeavor. Coincidentally, a woman is attacked right outside of Miranda’s apartment about the same time, and her newest installation is vandalized beyond repair. Suspecting that the subject of her latest visual project could potentially be somehow connected to these acts, Miranda embarks on a journey of trying to put all the puzzle pieces of this mystery together, but as she gets closer to her muse, the lines between curiosity and obsession begin to blur, leaving Miranda unable to decipher reality from her own twisted imagination.
As mentioned, Never Here is truly Enos’ film, and Thoman gives her plenty of room to shine, allowing the actress to give Miranda some real texture as a character whose obsessive nature and penchant for unwelcomed voyeurism leads her down a dangerous rabbit hole she might not be able to climb out of in the end. Enos’ male counterparts in Never Here also deliver solid work in the film, including Sam Shepard (who sadly just passed away a few weeks ago), Vincent Piazza, and Goran Visnjic, who leaves a memorable mark even with just a few minutes of screen time.
Considering this is her feature film directorial debut, Thoman has a lot to be proud of with her efforts on Never Here, and for those who dig on a non-traditional approach to crafting a psychological thriller, I’d highly recommend checking it out, if for nothing else but to see what you might come away with from your own viewing experience.
View this article at Daily Dead.
The upcoming Hulu series “Marvel’s Runaways” has added Julian McMahon to its cast, Variety has learned exclusively.
The series follows the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against their parents when the kids discover they are part of an evil underground organization. McMahon will play Jonah. While his origins and ultimate intentions are unknown, he is a pivotal player in the main characters’ rebellion against their parents.
“We’re incredibly excited to add Julian to our exceptional cast and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the world of Marvel’s ‘Runaways,’” said executive producers and showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
This is not McMahon’s first foray into the Marvel world. He previously starred as Dr. Doom in the 2005 version of “Fantastic Four” and its sequel “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” He is also well known for his starring role in the FX series “Nip/Tuck,” which was created by Ryan Murphy. He recently appeared in series “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” and the mini-series adaptation of “Childhood’s End.”
McMahon also stars in Stephan Elliott’s upcoming comedy-drama, “Flammable Children,” opposite Guy Pearce, Rhada Mitchell, and Kylie Minogue. Jamie Hilton and Al Clark produce the film. He can also be seen in the Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Eric B. Fleischman produced indie thriller, “Monster Party,” directed by Chris Von Hoffmann. He stars opposite Robin Tunney, Erin Moriarty, Virginia Gardner–who also stars on “Runaways”– Sam Strike, and Lance Reddick.
He is repped by MGMT. Entertainment, Paradigm, and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman, LLP.
“Marvel’s Runaways” is executive produced by Schwartz and Savage along with Marvel’s head of television, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory. Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski will also produce. The series is a co-production with Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios.
View this article at Variety.
EXCLUSIVE: Judy Greer is set to co-star in the indie thriller Driven, joining Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace and Timothy Olyphant. Nick Hamm is directing from a script by Colin Bateman, with filming to start September in Puerto Rico.
The pic follows Jim Hoffman (Sudeikis), a con artist-turned-informer for the FBI in the war on drugs. Greer will play Jim’s wife Ellen Hoffman.
Luillo Ruiz of Pimienta Film Company is producing along with Tempo Productions’ Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford as well as Brad Feinstein. Walter Josten of Blue Rider Pictures is exec producing the project, which Blue Rider and Romulus Entertainment are financing.
Greer is beefing up her upcoming project slate which, in addition to Driven, includes Disney/Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, MGM’s Valley Girl remake, Where’d You Go Bernadette from Richard Linklater and Clint Eastwood’s 15:17 To Paris. She’s repped by Principato-Young Entertainment, CAA and attorney Fred Toczek.
View this article at Deadline.
Don Johnson, Jennifer Carpenter, Michael Jai White and Tattiawna Jones have joined the Mel Gibson-Vince Vaughn crime thriller “Dragged Across Concrete,” Variety has learned exclusively.
Tory Kittles and Laurie Holden will also star in the film, currently being shot in Vancouver by S. Craig Zahler from his own script.
“Dragged Across Concrete” is produced by Unified Pictures’ Keith Kjarval, Cinestate’s Dallas Sonnier, Look to the Sky’s Sefton Fincham and Assemble Media’s Jack Heller. It is executive produced by the Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Godfrey and Robert Jones along with Fantasy 6 and Victory Square Labs’ Shafin Diamond.
Gibson portrays an old guard policeman while Vaughn plays his volatile younger partner. The duos find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arming tactics become the media’s special du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but instead find far more than they wanted awaiting them in the shadows
Lionsgate acquired U.S. distribution rights to “Dragged Across Concrete” at the start of the Cannes Film Festival.
Sonnier and Heller previously served as producers on “Bone Tomahawk” and “Brawl in Cell Block 99,” starring Vaughn, which Zahler also wrote and directed. Kjarval has produced films including “A Single Shot,” “Rudderless,” “Vincent N Roxxy,” and “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete.”
Johnson starred in “Django Unchained” and “Brawl in Cell Block 99,” along with Carpenter who is known for “Dexter.” White starred in “The Dark Knight” and “Jones” stars in “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
Johnson is represented by CAA. Carpenter is represented by WME and Untitled Entertainment. White is represented by Gersh and Zero Gravity Management. Jones is represented by APA and Carrier Talent Management.
View this article at Variety.
Call Me By Your Name scored a long standing ovation at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and now the public at large can get a sense of what the buzz was about. Sony Pictures Classics has released this first trailer for Luca Guadagnino’s film set for a Thanksgiving Weekend release.
SPC describes the film as “a sensual and transcendent tale of first love.” Based on André Aciman’s novel, Call Me By Your Name is set in the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, where Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel).
Armie Hammer plays Oliver, a charming American scholar working on his doctorate who arrives as the annual summer intern helping Elio’s father. Elio and Oliver discover an “awakening desire” that will change their lives.
Also starring are Michael Stuhlbarg and Amira Casar as Elio’s parents.
Guadagnino directs from a screenplay by James Ivory based on the Aciman novel. Sufjan Stevens provides original music, some of which is featured in the trailer.
Sony Pictures Classics releases Call Me By Your Name to select theaters November 24.
View this article at Deadline.
Gunpowder & Sky has acquired rights to horror-comedy “Tragedy Girls,” starring Alexandra Shipp and Brianna Hildebrand, for release to theaters later this year.
The film, which debuted at SXSW, follows two death-obsessed teens played by Shipp (“X-Men: Apocalypse”) and Brianna Hildebrand (“Deadpool”) who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small midwestern town into frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.
“Tragedy Girls” was directed by Tyler MacIntyre, who also co-wrote the script with Chris Lee Hill. It’s MacIntyre’s second feature. His debut film “Patchwork” won Best Picture at Screamfest in 2015.
The film is produced by the Comeback Kids and New Artist Pictures, in association with Ardor Pictures. It is executive produced by Kerry Rhodes.
Variety‘s Andrew Barker said in his SXSW review, “Tyler MacIntyre’s ‘Tragedy Girls’ serves as a welcome tonic, and one of the freshest, funniest horror-comedies to emerge in ‘Scream’s’ long wake.”
“After seeing how well audiences were connecting with the film at South by Southwest, we knew we needed to find a distribution partner that shared our passion for the theatrical experience,” said MacIntyre. “We’ve been extremely impressed with Gunpowder & Sky and the team’s innovative approach so we are thrilled to be working with a company that is as excited as we are to finally unleash this movie onto the world.”
“‘Tragedy Girls’ is a wild, meta horror comedy with some of the most badass female teens we’ve seen on the screen,” said Jake Hanly of Gunpowder & Sky. “Tyler MacIntyre has established himself as a horror director to watch, someone who’s steeped in the history of the genre while bringing a fresh and authentic take. We’re thrilled to take audiences on this ride.”
The deal was brokered by Hanly and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.
Gunpowder & Sky has recently released or launched projects including Spotify’s “Drawn & Recorded”; the Herbalife documentary, “Betting on Zero”; and Ben Young’s “Hounds of Love,” which recently won the Overlook Film Festival’s Jury and Audience Awards for Best Feature.
View this article at Variety.
“Of course they are coming for us — we’ve got the fourth tallest water tower in three counties.”
Tony Hale tries to maintain control over a chaotic town meeting after hearing the “news” of a local alien attack in The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive clip of Brave New Jersey.
Directed by Jody Lambert from a script co-written with Michael Dowling, the comedy — also starring Anna Camp, Sam Jaeger and Heather Burns — is an adaptation of Orson Welles’ legendary 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast and the consequential panic that ensued across America when millions believed aliens were invading Earth. “Of course they are coming for us, we’ve got the fourth tallest water tower in three counties,” said one of the panicked citizens in the clip.
The crowd seems to accept the town’s impending doom until Captain Ambrose P. Collins, the neighborhood crazy man, decides to create an army to fight the alien invasion: “Martian rays don’t scare me, giving up, now that’s what scares me.”
Brave New Jersey is out in limited theaters and on demand Aug. 4.
View this article at The Hollywood Reporter.
Nick Offerman has been set as the lead of Hearts Beat Loud, a music-driven indie film that will reunite him with his The Hero director Brett Haley. Kiersey Clemons co-stars in the pic that has also cast Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner and Toni Collette. Haley and Marc Basch co-wrote the script and shooting in set to begin next month in New York City.
In his first feature lead role, Offerman plays Frank, who with his daughter Sam (Clemons) forms an unlikely songwriting duo in the last summer before she leaves for college. Offerman and Clemons will both sing in the film, which will feature four original songs and a score by Keegan DeWitt.
Houston King, Sam Bisbee and Sam Slater are producing, and Franklin Carson, Paul Bernon, David Bernon, Theodora Dunlap, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, Danny Rifkin, Frank Brenner and Offerman are exec producing. WME is handling sales on the Park Pictures, Burn Later Productions and Houston King Productions movie. Park Pictures and Houston King also teamed on The Hero.
Offerman is repped by by UTA and Jackoway Tyerman, and Clemons by UTA, Mach 1 Management and MJMG. Danson is repped by WME and Industry Entertainment, Lane by Gersh and The Long Run, Danner by Anonymous Content, Collette by CAA and Finley Management, and Haley is with WME and Anonymous Content.
View this article at Deadline.