Zhang Yimou’s ‘One Second’ Pulled From Berlin Film Festival Competition

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Celebrated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s latest picture, One Second, has been abruptly pulled from its competition slot at the Berlin Film Festival. A translated post on the movie’s official Weibo account reads, “One Second is not a…

‘Simple Wedding’ Worldwide Rights Acquired By Blue Fox Entertainment

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EXCLUSIVE:  The worldwide rights to Simple Wedding, executive produced by and starring Rita Wilson, with Shohreh Aghdashloo and Tara Grammy, has been reached in an agreement with Blue Fox Entertainment for domestic distribution.
Blue Fox is introducing…

‘Rabid’ Remake & ‘Project Ithaca’ Sci-Fi Thriller Rack Up Sales For Film Mode – EFM

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Film Mode Entertainment racked up sales at the European Film Market in Berlin for Rabid, the Soska Sisters’ reimagining of David Cronenberg’s 1977 namesake cult classic, and for Project Ithaca, a sci-fi thriller with compelling visual effec…

Stephen King Novella ‘Mile 81’ Heads To Screen With ‘1922’ Producer Campfire & Director Alistair Legrand – EFM

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EXCLUSIVE: Alistair Legrand (Clinical) has been set to direct supernatural horror thriller Mile 81, based on the 2011 novella by Stephen King. Producer is Ross M. Dinerstein, who recently produced Netflix’s King adaptation 1922 and the streaming servic…

Sara Colangelo To Direct Michael Keaton & Stanley Tucci In ‘What Is Life Worth’ – EFM

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EXCLUSIVE: The Kindergarten Teacher‘s Sara Colangelo has been set to direct MadRiver Pictures’ true-life biographical drama What Is Life Worth. As Deadline reported out of the EFM last year, Michael Keaton is starring in the project; Stanle…

Anton Boards Scott Free Heist Pic ‘A Naked Singularity’ Starring John Boyega – EFM

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EXCLUSIVE: Financier/producer/distributor Anton has come aboard John Boyega-starrer A Naked Singularity to co-finance with 3311 Productions and executive produce. The company is handling international rights with sales to kick off at the EFM this week;…

‘King Of The Jungle’: STX Nears U.S. Deal For Seth Rogen, Michael Keaton-Starrer – EFM

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STXfilms is in final negotiations to acquire U.S. distribution rights on dark comedy King Of The Jungle, the movie based on the wild true story of rogue tech magnate John McAfee. As Deadline previously reported, Seth Rogen and Michael Keaton are in tal…

Lily Collins Is Joining Simon Pegg In Thriller ‘Inheritance’ – EFM

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Lily Collins has been been set to star in Inheritance, a thriller starring Simon Pegg that is being directed by Pegg’s Terminal director Vaughn Stein. Kate Mara was originally in place as the female lead in the pic, but scheduling changes prompte…

Annabelle Wallis Joins Nikolaj Coster-Waldau In Thriller ‘The Silencing’, Which Gets A New Director In Robin Pront – EFM

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Annabelle Wallis will star alongside Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in The Silencing, a thriller that will now be helmed by The Ardennes director Robin Pront. Production will begin in the spring in Canada, and the news comes as XYZ Films and Endeavor Content te…

‘Dreamland’: Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly To Star In Opioid Crisis Thriller – EFM

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Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer and Evangeline Lilly have been set to star in thriller Dreamland, billed as the first theatrical feature to tackle the international opioid crisis. Arbitrage‘s Nicholas Jarecki will direct from his original script. Lisa …

Epic Pictures Reunites With ‘The Lodgers’ Team For ‘The Winter Lake’, Sets Cast – EFM

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EXCLUSIVE: Blackbird‘s Anson Boon, Peaky Blinders‘ Charlie Murphy, Game of Thrones‘ Michael McElhatton and Sex Education‘s Emma Mackey have been cast in The Winter Lake, a new horror thriller from Epic Pictures and Ruth Treacy a…

STXinternational Launching Constance Wu-Jennifer Lopez ‘Hustlers’ At EFM

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STXInternational is introducing the Constance Wu-Jennifer Lopez project Hustlers at the European Film Market in Berlin.
The project, which was first at Annapurna before it was acquired by STXfilms, is based on the New York magazine article “The H…

Jamie Bell, Margaret Qualley & Director Tim Sutton Reteam For ‘The Chain’; Voltage Pictures Boards Foreign Sales – EFM

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EXCLUSIVE: Voltage Pictures has boarded international sales on Tim Sutton’s upcoming thriller The Chain, which reunites the filmmaker with his Donnybrook stars Jamie Bell and Margaret Qualley. Both stars are in talks to join in addition to Colette&#821…

Sundance’s ‘Greener Grass’ Goes To Kinology For International Sales – EFM

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EXCLUSIVE: Kinology will handle international sales on the Greener Grass, the comedy from Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe that just premiered in the Midnight section at the Sundance Film Festival.
The film, based on based on the pair’s SXSW award-…

Nat Faxon And Jim Rash’s Next Pic: ‘The Heart’ Starring Sam Rockwell, Octavia Spencer, Allison Janney

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Oscar winners Sam Rockwell, Octavia Spencer and Allison Janney have been set to star in The Heart, which will be the next film from writer-directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. The duo, who won the Adapted Screenplay Oscar with Alexander Payne for The Desc…

‘Oscars Spotlight’ Series Showcases Documentary Features For 91st Academy Awards

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and its Future of Film Committee will present a new program showcasing the 15 shortlisted documentary films contending for the 91st Oscars.
Oscars Spotlight: Documentary Feature Shortlist will screen thea…

IFTA Elects 8 To Board Of Directors; ‘Deep Murder’ Horror Comedy Cuts To Screen Media – AFM Briefs

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance‘s annual elections has resulted in eight new members voted to the alliance’s board of directors, the organization said Monday at the American Film Market. They join the 20-member board at the i…

Tate Taylor’s Allison Janney-Laura Dern Pic ‘Yuba County’ Inks Major Deals For AGC – AFM

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EXCLUSIVE: Tate Taylor’s noir-comedy Breaking News In Yuba County starring Allison Janney and Laura Dern has been one of the American Film Market’s most in-demand packages.
Stuart Ford’s AGC has inked widespread pre-sales on the movie…

Amazon’s Second Headquarters Hunt May Be Near A Selection

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Amazon.com is downplaying a Washington Post report that the corporation is in advanced talks with Northern Virginia officials about locating its planned second headquarters there. However, the company is not exactly denying the report’s accuracy….