Chloe Grace Moretz to Star in Roseanne Liang’s Action Horror Film ‘Shadow in the Cloud’

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Chloë Grace Moretz will star in director Roseanne Liang’s action horror film “Shadow in the Cloud,” Endeavor Content announced on Wednesday.

“Shadow in the Cloud” follows Captain Maude Gardner, who boards a B-17 Flying Fortress with a black radio bag containing top-secret contents. Strange things begin to occur and she must save the all-male crew to protect her cargo. Max Landis (“Bright,” “Chronicle”) wrote the screenplay.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (“Sinister,” “Insidious”) and Fred Berger (“La La Land,” “Destroyer”) from Automatik, Kelly McCormick (“Atomic Blonde”) and Tom Hern (“The Meg”) of Four Knights Film are producing. Sandra Yee Ling is executive producing.

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Moretz most recently starred in “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” and Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria.” She will next star in “Greta” opposite Isabelle Huppert. Her other credits include “The Equalizer,” “If I Stay,” “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” and “Kick-Ass.”

Liang is a Chinese/New Zealand writer and director. Her first feature film, “My Wedding and Other Secrets,” became New Zealand’s highest-grossing local feature film in 2011. Her other credits include “Do No Harm” and the upcoming thriller “Fuse.”

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Moretz is represented by WME and T Squares Entertainment. Liang is represented by WME and Grandview.

Endeavor Content is handling sales.

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Chloe Grace Moretz’s ‘Greta’ Gets Spring 2019 Release Date

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Chloe Grace Moretz’s “Greta” will be released on March 1, 2019, Focus Features announced Friday.

“Greta” stars Moretz and Isabelle Huppert and is described as a film about female obsession. Neil Jordan wrote and directed the film. Focus Features picked up the rights to the thriller following the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Maika Monroe, Colm Feore and Stephen Rea also star. Jordan co-wrote the script with Ray Wright. The film is produced by Sidney Kimmel, John Penotti, James Flynn, Lawrence Bender and Karen Richards.

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Moretz recently starred in “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” and “Suspiria,” and will next star in “The Addams Family” and “Love Is a Gun.” Her other credits include “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” and “The 5th Wave.”

Also slated to be released on March 1, 2019 is Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Family Funeral” and Daisy Ridley’s “Chaos Walking,” co-starring Tom Holland and Kurt Sutter.

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Ira Sachs Drama ‘A Family Vacation’ Starring Isabelle Huppert Gets New Title, Release Date

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Chloe Grace Moretz, Jack O’Connell to Play Bonnie and Clyde in ‘Love Is a Gun’

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Chloë Grace Moretz and Jack O’Connell will play Bonnie and Clyde in Kike Maillo’s “Love Is a Gun,” Endeavor Content announced on Tuesday.

“Love Is a Gun” is based on “Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde” by bestselling author Jeff Guinn. Oscar nominee Shelton Turner (“Up in the Air”) wrote the screenplay, while Johnny Newman (“Narcos”) added revisions. “Love Is a Gun” follows the emotional story of two of history’s most famous lovers.

Marissa McMahon and Ashley Schlaifer of Kamala Films are producing alongside Sean and Bryan Furst of Skybound Entertainment.

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“We are excited to reintroduce the iconic story of Bonnie and Clyde. Their story remains ubiquitous in popular culture across the globe, yet few in this generation know the details of their intimate love affair and the circumstances that led to their notorious crime spree that captured the imagination of the world in their time,” said the producing team in a joint statement. “Kike, Chloë and Jack are completely in sync about the character-driven approach we will be taking, and we feel lucky to have a creative team of this high caliber leading us forward.”

Production is set to begin in early 2019.

Endeavor Content is handling the international sales for the film at the 2018 American Film Market. CAA is co-repping the film domestically with the producers.

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Moretz recently starred in “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” and can now be seen in Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” costarring Dakota Johnson. She will next be seen in the thriller “Greta” opposite Isabelle Huppert. She is represented by WME and T Squared Entertainment.

O’Connell starred in Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” and Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster” alongside Julia Roberts and George Clooney. He is represented by CAA and Conway van Gelder Grant.

Maillo’s feature-length directing debut, “Eva,” starring Daniel Brühl, premiered at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.

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“She’s A Monster”: Isabelle Huppert On Playing A Psychopath In Neil Jordan’s “Weird” Thriller ‘Greta’ – Toronto Studio

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A surprise hit at this year’s TIFF was Neil Jordan’s Greta, a female-centred thriller in which Chloë Grace Moretz plays a young girl who falls prey to an older lady named Greta (Isabelle Huppert) after finding her handbag on the subway. Although the re…

Toronto 2018: Here’s Every Movie Sold So Far, From ‘Wild Rose’ to ‘Stan & Ollie’

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Buyers are putting down their Momofuku cookies and handing over the cash, as film sales are in full swing at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Saban Films and Neon, who have made waves this past year by acquiring several titles at previous festivals, each secured deals, while usual players Sony Pictures Classics, Magnolia, Focus Features and Netflix have also picked up some titles.

While “Wild Rose,” arguably one of the hottest titles for sale at TIFF, has been snatched up by Neon, there are still various hot films up for grabs. For example, Natalie Portman’s “Vox Lux” still has no distributor, neither does Elisabeth Moss’ “Her Smell.”

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Additionally, many of TIFF’s biggest titles that are coming from immediate festival predecessors Venice and Telluride have distribution in place and are vying for awards attention: Damien Chazelle’s “First Man,” Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born,” Marielle Heller’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Karyn Kusama and Nicole Kidman’s “Destroyer,” Robert Redford’s “The Old Man and the Gun,” Steve McQueen’s “Widows” and so on.

Here’s what’s been picked up in Toronto so far:

“Romans”

As one of the first acquisitions of the festival, Saban Films acquired the rights to the sexual abuse drama “Romans” starring Orlando Bloom.

Directed by Ludwig and Paul Shammasian, the film stars Bloom as a man struggling to cope with the sexual abuse he suffered as a child at the hands of a priest, and who now has the opportunity to demolish the church where his abuse occurred.

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“Stan & Ollie”

Entertainment One’s “Stan & Ollie” was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for multiple territories including the United States.

Jon S. Baird directs from a script by Jeff Pope. Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as the famed comedic duo, Laurel and Hardy.

“Wild Rose”

Neon, the indie distributor that has been making waves at festivals, landed the domestic rights to “Wild Rose,” arguably the hottest sales title at the festival this year.

The company, co-founded by Tom Quinn and Tim League, landed the finished film in a competitive situation, for roughly $4 million. The movie follows an aspiring country singer who wants to leave her humdrum life in Scotland for a Southern-fried adventure in Nashville.

Tom Harper directs from a script by writer Nicole Taylor. Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo and Julie Walters star.

“Lionheart”

Netflix acquired the global rights to Genevieve Nnaji’s “Lionheart” on Saturday.

Nnaji, a notable Nigerian film star, plays an enterprising daughter competing with her crude and eccentric uncle to control her family business when her father falls ill.

“Greta”

Focus Features landed Neil Jordan’s thriller “Greta” following the film’s premiere at TIFF. It stars Chloe Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert and is described as a film about female obsession. Jordan wrote and directed the film.

There were several companies interested in “Greta,” but Focus Features’ deal gives the distributor rights for the film in North America, Australia and China. Universal, Focus’ parent company, already has a deal for the U.K.

“Maiden”

Sony Pictures Classics picked up North American rights to Alex Holmes’ “Maiden,” after the documentary’s world premiere at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival.

“Maiden” tells the inspirational story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

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“Freaks”

Well Go USA landed the English language rights to “Freaks” for around $2 million at the festival. The film made its debut at the festival on Saturday and stars Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Lexy Kolker and Amanda Crew. It follows a girl who discovers a bizarre and threatening new world behind her front door after she escapes from her paranoid father.

Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein directed the psychological thriller from their script, and the distributor is planning a theatrical release for it.

“The Elephant Queen”

Apple acquired the global rights to the documentary feature film “The Elephant Queen,” directed by Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning wildlife documentarians Victoria Stone and Mark Deeble.

The nature film follows Athena, an elephant matriarch who will go to any length to protect her family when they are forced to leave their waterhole to survive.

Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor narrates the film, which was screened Saturday at the Toronto Film Festival.

“Teen Spirit”

Elle Fanning’s “Teen Spirit” was sold to producer and CEO and founder of LD Entertainment Mickey Liddell at the festival. The film is the directorial debut for “Handmaid’s Tale” actor Max Minghella, who also wrote the film’s script.

Liddell will partner with a distributor for “Teen Spirit.” A source familiar with the deal told TheWrap it was in the $8 million range, and bidding was competitive.

“Teen Spirit” follows Violet (Fanning), a shy teenager living in the Isle of Wight, who dreams of pop stardom as an escape from her small town and shattered family life. With the help of an unlikely mentor, Violet enters an international singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition.

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“Aniara” 

Magnolia Pictures acquired rights to distribute Swedish science fiction thriller “Aniara” after the film’s world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

“Aniara” is meant to present a panoramic view of the possible fate of  the human race after they have destroyed the planet. The film tells the story of one of the many spaceships used for transporting Earth’s fleeing population to their new home-planet, Mars. As the ship, Aniara, leaves the ruined Earth, she collides with space debris and is knocked off course. As the passengers slowly realize that they’ll never be able to return, they continue onwards through an empty and cold universe. In Aniara’s inexorable journey towards destruction there is a warning that cannot be emphasized enough: there’s only one Earth.

“Divide and Conquer”

Magnolia Pictures landed the North American theatrical rights to A&E IndieFilms’ “Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes,” at TIFF. Magnolia is planning a Dec. 7 theatrical release date, and A&E will release the film on TV following its theatrical run.

The film, described as “no-holds-barred,” was directed by Alexis Bloom (“Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds”), who produced alongside Will Cohen of Jigsaw Productions.

“Gloria Bell”

Julianne Moore’s “Gloria Bell” was acquired by A24 ahead of the festival. Sebastian Lelio’s newest film also stars John Turturro, Brad Garrett, Rita Wilson and Michael Cera. Written and directed by Lelio, “Gloria Bell” is a remake of his 2013 breakout Chilean feature of the same name.

The film follows Gloria (Moore), a free-spirited divorcee who spends her days at her office job and her nights on the dance floor. When she meets Arnold (Turturro), she finds herself in the midst of an unexpected romance.

Lastly… “Knives Out”

It’s not a movie yet, sure, but Daniel Craig and Rian Johnson’s murder mystery package “Knives Out” sold to MRC at the festival.

Rian Johnson wrote the script with his producing partner Ram Bergman, and will direct the film that is now fully financed.

The film is described as a modern-day murder mystery in the classic whodunit style infused with Johnson’s original voice that informed films from “Brick” to “Looper.”  Daniel Craig will star as a detective assigned to solve the crime.

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Focus Features Lands Thriller ‘Greta,’ Starring Isabelle Huppert

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Focus Features picked up rights to Neil Jordan’s thriller “Greta” following the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

“Greta” stars Chloe Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert and is described as a film about female obsession. Jordan wrote and directed the film.

There were several companies interested in “Greta,” but Focus Features’ deal gives the distributor rights for the film in North America, Australia and China. Universal, Focus’ parent company, already has a deal for the U.K.

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Reviews for “Greta” have largely been positive, with critics basking in the film’s fun tone.

“This is Jordan doing fun, schlocky horror, way beyond the high-toned horror he did in ‘Interview With the Vampire,’” wrote TheWrap’s Steve Pond. “And while the film wallows in the kind of silliness that makes you wonder just what the heck Isabelle Huppert is doing here, by the end it supplies an answer: She’s having fun, dammit, just like the audience at the [Ryerson Theatre in Toronto] did.”

Focus Features closed the deal for “Greta” early on Saturday morning after an all-night bidding battle in which CAA Media Finance and Endeavor Content represented the filmmakers.

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‘Greta’ Film Review: Neil Jordan’s Psycho Stalker Flick Is Bloody Good Fun

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It’s fitting that Neil Jordan’s “Greta” had its Toronto International Film Festival world premiere on Thursday at the Ryerson Theatre, because that venue is home to TIFF’s Midnight Madness section devoted to horror, sci-fi and all things genre. And while “Greta” isn’t actually screening in that section of the festival, it’s definitely the midnightiest thing that the Irish director has ever made.

Between the psycho stalker, the “don’t go in the basement!” moment and the sudden shocks that exist solely to make an audience jump, this is Jordan doing fun, schlocky horror, way beyond the high-toned horror he did in “Interview With the Vampire.”

And while the film wallows in the kind of silliness that makes you wonder just what the heck Isabelle Huppert is doing here, by the end it supplies an answer: She’s having fun, dammit, just like the audience at the Ryerson did.

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Jordan has made a broad range of films in more than 35 years as a director, from the Oscar-winning “The Crying Game” to the blockbuster “Interview,” from the historical epic “Michael Collins” to the family drama “The Butcher Boy.” But he’s long been drawn to thriller elements, which have figured in a few of his films that have come to Toronto, including his first TIFF entry, 1984’s “The Company of Wolves” and his last one before this year, 2012’s “Byzantium.”

In “Greta,” Chloe Grace Moretz plays a young woman trying to survive in New York City soon after the death of her mother. She does a good deed that places her in the orbit of a recently-widowed pianist named Greta, played by the unstoppable Huppert. And from there, things get stranger and more sinister for a while, before the extent of Huppert’s craziness is unveiled and the whole thing descends into a mess of horror-flick cliches whipped into a frenzy by a skilled director who figures that if you’re gonna do schlock, you’d better do it big.

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So the blood flows and the jumpy parts get jumpier and the suspense-movie music is so blatant that it almost plays as a parody of those movies. Javier Navarette’s scores all but screams stuff like, “Oh my God, she’s STANDING ACROSS THE STREET!”

In other words, “Greta” is not a high-class riff on the stalker movie — for that, you can always go back to Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench in “Notes on a Scandal” — but an occasionally high-class director riffing on the genre. And while it sometimes feels as if it’s just not enough fun, once you get to the twin switcheroos and then the insane ending, you have little choice but to buy into horror-audience protocol and embrace it for the bloody hoot it is.

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Now in her mid 60s, with more than 100 film performances behind her, Huppert has hardly slowed down; in this decade alone, she’s appeared in more than three dozens films, including such notable entries as “Amour,” “Claire’s Camera,” “Louder Than Bombs,” “In Another Country,” “Things to Come” and “Elle,” for which she received her first (!) Oscar nomination.

So while it might be a surprise that Huppert signed on, it’s hardly a shock that her Greta is surpassingly creepy. Moretz makes for an admirable (if occasionally dimwitted in that way that horror protagonists are) damsel in distress, while Maika Monroe as he skeptical roommate has some of the film’s most delicious moments.

“Greta” certainly won’t go down as one of Jordan’s best movies, and it drew a share of groans as it premiered at TIFF. But like a true midnight movie (or maybe a midnight-ish movie), it’s messy, bloody fun if you let it in.

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Star Michelle Yeoh Signs Overall Deal With SK Global Labels

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“Crazy Rich Asians” star Michelle Yeoh has entered into an overall deal with SK Global Entertainment and her label Mythical Films , the companies announced Wednesday

SK’s international shop Ivanhoe Pictures was one of the producers on last weekend’s box office winner “Crazy Rich,” a landmark in Hollywood representation and a revival of the romantic comedy genre.

Ivanhoe and its domestic counterpart in the SK Global portfolio, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, will work on “producing, directing and select acting opportunities” with Yeoh.

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“We are thrilled to be in business with such a versatile storyteller. One would be hard pressed to find a more universally loved and supremely talented global star,” SK Global president John Penotti said in a statement.

Yeoh said she’s excited to continue working with both companies  “to develop stories that bridge cultures. The success of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ has shown us that there are many more wonderful stories to tell from around the globe and I am delighted to partner with this very creative and wonderful team.”

Yeoh has is the star of features like Ang Lee’s award-winning “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” winner of 4 Academy Awards, as well as the James Bond title “Tomorrow Never Dies.” She also appeared in Marvel’s recent “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

Upcoming SK content includes the psychological thriller “Greta” from Neil Jordan with starring Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz. Additionally, the Hindi-language television series “Ghoul” will debut on Netflix on August 24 and was developed via Ivanhoe Pictures.

Yeoh is represented by David Unger at Artist International Group.

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‘The Romanoffs’: Everyone’s a Romanoff in First Footage From Matthew Weiner’s Amazon Series (Video)

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Wait, you’re a Romanoff, too?!

The first footage from Matthew Weiner’s new Amazon series has been released and, yeah, the familial connections here are a little confusing. Basically, everyone is positive they are related to the Russian royals in some way, and, uh, is it possible they all are?

From the creator of “Mad Men,” “The Romanoffs” is a contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, Kathryn Hahn, Noah Wyle, Paul Reiser, Andrew Rannells and more.

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The streamer announced “The Romanoffs” would debut this fall during the Television Critics Association press tour last month. The news came as a bit of a shock, as Amazon hasn’t said a word about the long-gestating project for months, following accusations of sexual misconduct posed against the “Mad Men” creator last fall by a writer who worked on the AMC series.

Along with its A-list core cast, Amazon revealed a laundry list of guest stars will drop by this season, including: Noah Wyle (“Falling Skies”), Kathryn Hahn (“Transparent”), Kerry Bishé (“Halt & Catch Fire”), Jay R. Ferguson (“Mad Men”), Ben Miles (“Collateral”), Mary Kay Place (“Big Love”), Griffin Dunne (“Imposters”), Cara Buono (“Mad Men”), Ron Livingston (“The Conjuring”), Jon Tenney (“Hand of God”), Clea DuVall (“Veep”), Radha Mitchell (“Silent Hill”), Hugh Skinner (“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”), Juan Pablo Castañeda (“The Debt of Maximillian”), Emily Rudd (“Electric Dreams”), Adèle Anderson (“Company Business”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Louise Bourgoin (“I Am a Soldier”), Hera Hilmar (“Two Birds”) and Inès Melab (“Agathe Koltès”).

The series is written and executive produced by Weiner and “Mad Men” alum Semi Chellas. Co-executive producers include Kriss Turner Towner (“The Bernie Mac Show”), Blake McCormick (“Mad Men”) and Kathy Ciric (“Z: The Beginning of Everything”). Also joining the series from the old “Mad Men” team are Andre Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton, who will act as consulting producers and writers.

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Watch the teaser footage above.

“The Romanoffs” will debut Friday, October 1 on Amazon Prime.

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