Anna Camp, Wanda Sykes, Jenna Dewan & More RSVP For ‘The Wedding Year’

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Anna Camp, Emmy winner Wanda Sykes, and Jenna Dewan have joined Sarah Hyland and Tyler James Williams in Lakeshore Entertainment’s The Wedding Year. The ensemble cast also includes Keith David (Greenleaf), Patrick Warburton (A Series of Unfortuna…

Sarah Hyland To Star In ‘The Wedding Year’; ‘Legally Blonde’ Helmer Robert Luketic To Direct

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Modern Family star Sarah Hyland has been tapped as the lead in the romantic comedy, The Wedding Year, with Legally Blonde and The Ugly Truth director Robert Luketic at the helm. The pic hails from Lakeshore Entertainment, which Deadline first reported …

‘Taken’ Helmer Pierre Morel To Direct ‘The New Mrs. Keller’ With Claes Bang Set As Lead

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French director Pierre Morel, who directed Liam Neeson’s first Taken installment and most recently the Jennifer Garner-led thriller Peppermint, has been tapped to helm sci-fi thriller The New Mrs. Keller for Lakeshore Entertainment. Danish actor Claes Bang, star of the Oscar-nominated film The Square, is attached as the male lead in the film, which was written by newcomer Mark Hogan.
The logline: Set in the near future, smart, beautiful and sophisticated, Vera Keller is…

Jennifer Garner’s ‘Peppermint’ Thriller Adds Kyla Drew & Annie Ilonzeh

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Kyla Drew (Prisoners) and Annie Ilonzeh (All Eyez on Me) have been cast in the Lakeshore Entertainment’s Peppermint, the Jennifer Garner-starring action thriller, which recently commenced production. They join previously cast announced John Ortiz, Richard Cabral, Juan Pablo Raba, and John Gallagher Jr. in the Pierre Morel-directed film, written by Chad St. John.
Garner stars as Riley North, who awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal…

Richard Cabral & John Gallagher Jr. Join Jennifer Garner In ‘Peppermint’

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EXCLUSIVE: Richard Cabral (American Crime) and John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom) have been cast in Peppermint, the Jennifer Garner starring action-thriller from Lakeshore Entertainment. Pierre Morel is at the helm, directing from a screenplay by Chad St. John. STXfilms is distributing.
The film follows Riley North (Garner) who awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers…

Film News Roundup: Lakeshore Entertainment Developing ‘The New Mrs. Keller’ Techno-Thriller

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In today’s film news roundup, Lakeshore Entertainment is developing a Hitchcockian thriller, and Alex MacNicoll and Addison Timlin are starring in “Sleeping in Plastic.” PROJECT LAUNCH Lakeshore Entertainment is developing “The New Mrs. Keller,” a Hitchcockian techno-thriller based on Mark Hogan’s spec script, Variety has learned exclusively. Lakeshore, which plans to make the movie in […]

John Ortiz Cast In ‘Bumblebee’ Spinoff & ‘Peppermint’

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EXCLUSIVE: Actor John Ortiz has landed two roles. He’ll first join Hailee Steinfeld and Jon Cena in Paramount’s Bumblebee, the first spinoff of the Transformers franchise. The pic, which will bow in theaters Dec. 21, 2018, has Travis Knight directing from a script by Christina Hodson.
It’s set in 1987, where Bumblebee, who is refuged in a junkyard, is discovered and revived by Charlie (Steinfeld) who, on the cusp of turning 18, is trying to find her place in the world…

Lakeshore Renews Credit Facility: $250M Over 5 Years

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Lakeshore Entertainment Group has closed the latest iteration of its revolving credit facility with its capital partners, extending their agreement for five more years with a $250 million committment. The deal provides financing for Lakeshore’s film production slate and P&A activities, its nascent TV arm and ongoing corporate capital.
Lakeshore also said it has renewed three transactions with private equity firm Vine Alternative Investments, which recommitted its…

Lakeshore Entertainment Closes Deal for $250 Million Credit Facility

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Lakeshore Entertainment Group — which has financed the “Underworld” franchise — has closed its fourth iteration of its revolving credit facility with partners recommitting to over $250 million for another five years. JPMorgan again led the deal as sole bookrunner and administrative agent, alongside Bank of America and all existing capital partners, which provides a… Read more »

China’s Leeding Media Buys 95 U.S. Films From IM Global, Lakeshore

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Leeding Media, a specialist in aggregating U.S. movies for the Chinese market, has acquired exclusive digital rights to 95 films from IM Global and Lakeshore Entertainment. The transaction boosts the number of films that 9-year-old Leeding Media licenses to all Chinese streaming outlets to nearly 500. The agreement with IM Global covers 47 Intermedia films,… Read more »

Lakeshore Entertainment Taps Lee Toland Krieger To Direct ‘Blackfriars’

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EXCLUSIVE: The Age of Adaline filmmaker Lee Toland Krieger is reteaming with Lakeshore Entertainment for its newest production Blackfriars, a 2015 Black List comedy written by Chris Bremner.
Based on a true story, Bremner’s script follows an uptight Boston police detective, Walter Robinson, who gets the case of his career when he is assigned to protect Bobby Zachary, the lone survivor of the infamous 1978 mob hit known as the Blackfriars Massacre. While hiding Bobby, the…