‘Beirut’ Review: Jon Hamm Delivers Best Work Yet In Compelling International Thriller

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Well, better late than never. It has taken screenwriter Tony Gilroy’s script of Beirut only 27 years to reach the screen, but it was well worth the wait especially in that it gives its leading man Jon Hamm a movie role worthy of his talents. So why did it take so long for the script Gilroy wrote near the beginning of his career in 1991 to get made? Chalk it up to the mysteries of the movie industry, or perhaps just bad timing. Whatever the reasons, Beirut, which details a…

Bleecker Street Announces Release Dates, Including ‘Colette,’ ‘Papillon,’ ‘On Chesil Beach’

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Bleecker Street has announced 2018 release dates for several of its upcoming films, including “On Chesil Beach,” “Colette,” and “Papillon.” “Colette,” which had its premiere at Sundance Film Festival, bows on Sept. 21. The film, starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West, follows a woman ghostwriting successful novels for her husband while he takes credit for […]

Bleecker Street Dates Its Big Sundance Buy ‘Colette’, ‘Papillon’ & More

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Bleecker Street said today that its Keira Knightley-starring Colette, which it acquired with 30WEST at the Sundance Film Festival last month in a big mid-seven-figure U.S. rights deal, will hit screens in limited release September 21. It is one of several 2018 release dates shifted and set by the indie distributor.
Also getting a date is another Sundance pickup, Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace, which will bow limited June 29. Papillon, the redo of the 1973 prison escape…

‘Unsane’ Trailer: Steven Soderbergh & Claire Foy Ratched Up The Fear Factor

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Steven Soderbergh’s second tie-up with Bleecker Street is his horror thriller Unsane, which stars The Crown‘s Claire Foy as a woman involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear — but is it real or a delusion? The pic, reportedly shot via iPhone, co-stars Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins and Amy Irving and is having its world premiere at next month’s Berlin Film Festival. It hits theaters March…

Debra Granik’s ‘Leave No Trace’ Lands At Bleecker Street – Sundance

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Bleecker Street has acquired North American distribution rights to Debra Granik‘s Leave No Trace, which had its world premiere last weekend at the Sundance Film Festival. Bron Studios and Topic Studios were behind the film, which Anne Harrison, Linda Reisman and Anne Rosellini produced.
Based on Peter Rock’s novel My Abandonment, the pic revolves around Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), who have lived off the grid for years in…

‘What They Had’ Sundance Clip: Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster & Blythe Danner In Family-Crisis Pic

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“She’s fine,” the dad tells his grown kids as they arrive to see their mother in the hospital. “What did the doctor say?” the son asks. “He hasn’t been in yet.” A logical follow-up question: “Then how do you know she’s fine?” The husband and father’s equally logical reply: “Because she’s fine!”
Here is the first look at What They Had, first-time writer-director Elizabeth Chomko’s family-in-crisis drama that premiered Sunday at Sundance. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home…

‘Beirut’ Trailer: Jon Hamm & Rosamund Pike Star In Middle East Thriller

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The first trailer to the Jon Hamm thriller Beirut is out, the initial stage of the campaign for the Bleecker Street film set for an April 13 theatrical release.
In the film, a US diplomat (Hamm) flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years later, he is called back to war-torn Beirut by a CIA operative (Rosamund Pike) to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind. The film also stars Dean Norris, Larry Pine and Shea Whigham.
Beirut is…