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Tate Taylor To Direct ‘The Girl On The Train’ For Dreamworks, Marc Platt

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Tate Taylor (The Help) is returning to DreamWorks to direct the NY Times bestselling novel, The Girl On The Train. Deadline exclusively revealed the news earlier this year that Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary) was adapting  Paula Hawkins' thriller. Mark Platt and DreamWorks moved early to acquire the buzzy novel in 2014, prior to its publication. Marc Platt will produce the film, while Jared LeBoff of Marc Platt Productions will serve as executive producer. The… Read


Bryan Cranston-Diane Kruger Drama ‘The Infiltrator’ In $4 Million Broad Green U.S. Deal- Cannes

The Infiltrator

Broad Green Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Brad Furman's adaption of The Infiltrator, starring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad,) and Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds). Deal is north of $4 million for a wide theatrical release. WME Global sold it off a promo at Cannes. In the Ellen Brown Furman-scripted drama, Cranston plays a U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Miriam Segal and Don Sikorski are… Read


Ealing Studios Acquires Stake In GreenAcre Films, Plans To Boost TV Production

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Ealing Studios has acquired a significant stake in TV and film company GreenAcre Films and that will allow it to expand its own burgeoning TV division. The move is likely to be the first of many new partnerships sought by Ben Latham-Jones, who recently acquired 100% of Ealing Studios Entertainment, the iconic studio’s production arm. Co-founded by Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks in 2010, GreenAcre Films was acquired by Wall to Wall in 2012. The company’s drama slate… Read


Curzon Artificial Eye Acquires ‘Son of Saul’, ‘Mustang’ And ‘A Storm In The Stars’- Cannes

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14:  Director Haifaa al-Mansour attends a photocall for the Jury Un Certain Regard during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2015 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

UK distrib Curzon Artificial Eye has acquired a hat trick of classy titles — the Cannes competition fave Son Of Saul, Turkish film Mustang and A Storm In The Stars, the new project from multi-talented Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour. Son Of Saul is Laszlo Nemes’ harrowing account of Jewish prisoners forced to assist the Nazis at Auschwitz, from Film Distribution. Mustang, playing in Directors Fortnight, is directed by Deniz Gamze Erguven and looks at five sisters… Read


IM Global Does Roaring Trade With Tom Hanks-Alicia Vikander Pic ‘The Circle’ – Cannes

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EXCLUSIVE: IM Global has virtually sold out on the Tom Hanks-Alicia Vikander movie The Circle, one of the hottest titles at this year’s Cannes Film Festival market. The project is based on Dave Eggers' novel about a college graduate (Vikander) who goes to work in an Internet monopoly called the Circle, which links users' personal emails, social media, banking and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility… Read


Nick Park’s ‘Early Man’ A Prehistoric Blockbuster For StudioCanal; First Look Poster – Cannes

Early Man

EXCLUSIVE: StudioCanal has virtually sold out on Nick Park’s prehistoric blockbuster Early Man. In addition to the key territories of the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, which StudioCanal will self-distribute, the French company has closed deals with Svensk in Scandinavia, Impuls in Switzerland, Lusomondo in Portugal, Blitz in ex-Yugoslavia, Myndform in Iceland, Odeon in Greece, IDC in Latin America, Acme in the Baltics, Lumiere in Benelux, Cinemax in… Read


Magnolia Acquires Arnaud Desplechin’s ‘My Golden Days’ – Cannes

My Golden Years

Magnolia Pictures said today that it has acquired all U.S. rights to Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Days. The film, which just premiered in Directors’ Fortnight, stars Mathieu Amalric (Quantum Of Solace), Quentin Dolmaire and Lou Roy-Lecollinet. Desplechin wrote the script with Julie Peyr. Pascal Caucheteux of Why Not Productions produced.  My Golden Days centers on Paul Dédalus, an anthropolgist preparing to leave Tajikistan, who has a series of flashbacks that include… Read


Ben Latham-Jones Acquires Ealing Studios And Will Take Over As Head Of Studio – Cannes

Ben Latham-Jones

Ben Latham-Jones has fully acquired Ealing Studios Entertainment, the production entity of the iconic London-based studio, it was announced today. Latham-Jones, a former creative director for Fox, will take over the role of head of studio from Barnaby Thompson, who will now segue into focusing on directing. Thompson will retain his shares in Ealing Studios Operations, which runs the stages and facilities side of the business, alongside partners Harry Handelsman and Uri… Read


Jude Law Confirmed For Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Young Pope’, Co-Pro Between HBO, Sky And Canal + – Cannes

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As Deadline first reported two months ago, Jude Law has now been confirmed for Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope. The long-rumoured casting comes as the eight part series is confirmed as three way co-production between HBO, Sky and Canal +. The project tells the story of the beginning of the Pontificate of Pius XIII, born Lenny Belardo (Law). He was a complex and conflicted character, so conservative in his choices as to border on obscurantism, yet full of compassion… Read


Ben Pugh And Rory Aitken’s 42 Comes Of Age: New Projects With Working Title, IM Global And BBC: Cannes

LONDON - OCTOBER 24:  (L-R) Producers Ben Pugh and Mia Bays attend the World Premiere of 'Shifty' during the BFI 52nd London Film Festival, at the Odeon West End on October 24, 2008 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

EXCLUSIVEBen Pugh and Rory Aitken’s UK-based production and management entity 42 is poised for the big time with new projects lined up with Working Title, IM Global, the BBC and ITV. In little over two years the duo, along with founding partners Kate Buckley and Josh Varney,  have established their company as one of the British film industry’s most dynamic. In the pipelines is One Night, Six Parties with Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner’s Working Title, who remain by some… Read


Daniel Espinosa To Direct ‘The Emigrants’ For Svensk, K5 Boards Andrew Kevin Walker’s Psycho Killer: Cannes Briefs

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11:  Director Daniel Espinosa from "Easy Money" poses for a portrait during the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival in Guess Portrait Studio at Hyatt Regency Hotel on September 11, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Matt Carr/Getty Images)

Daniel Espinosa (Child 44) is set to adapt Vilhelm Moberg's acclaimed novel The Emigrants for major Scandinavanian distributor and financier Svensk. The Emigrants tells the story of Kristina and her husband Karl-Oskar, who emigrate from Sweden to America in the 1850s. Determined to flee poverty, religious persecution, and social oppression, they head across the Atlantic in search of a better life.  An earlier adaptation was made in 1971 by Jan Troell was nominated for… Read


David Oyelowo Joins Luke Evans In Otto Bathurst’s ‘Three Seconds’- Cannes

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David Oyelowo (Selma) has joined the cast of Peaky Blinders director Otto Bathurst’s feature debut Three Seconds opposite the previously announced Luke Evans (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies). Thunder Road's Basil Iwanyk and Shine Pictures' Ollie Madden are producing with Kevin Frakes and Raj Singh of PalmStar Media financing. Erica Lee is exec producing. Alex Walton’s Bloom is handling international sales, with CAA and WME jointly repping domestic rights. The… Read