Freestyle Digital Media Lands SXSW Winner ‘A Bad Idea Gone Wrong’ For November Bow
EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media has acquired North American rights to A Bad Idea Gone Wrong, the heist comedy written and directed by Jason Headley that took the Grand Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Cast at SXSW this year. Freestyle, the digital distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has set a November 30 released date in 10-plus markets nationwide including Los Angeles. It hits VOD on December 1.
The pic follows two would-be thieves (Matt Jones… Read
Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Unsane’ Gets Spring Release From Bleecker Street; New Regency Nabs International Rights
UPDATED with international deal: Bleecker Street’s second release with Steven Soderbergh, Unsane, will hit theaters on March 23. We hear that the pic will go wide. This is the thriller Soderbergh reportedly shot on his iPhone and which stars Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, SNL alum Jay Pharaoh, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins and Amy Irving.
New Regency has come aboard to take international rights on the film in all territories outside of the U.S. and will distribute it via 20th… Read
MGM Dates Anne Hathaway & Rebel Wilson Scam Artist Comedy For Summer 2018
Chris Addison’s untitled Anne Hathaway-Rebel Wilson MGM comedy will see a wide release on August 10.
In the pic scripted by Jac Schaeffer, Hathaway and Wilson play two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who compete to swindle a naive tech prodigy out of his fortune. Wilson and Roger Birnbaum are producing along with Cave 76 Productions and Camp Sugar Productions.
Also playing against the MGM comedy on that date is Warner Bros’ The… Read
‘Wonder Woman 2’ With Gal Gadot Moves To November 2019
Warner Bros/DC’s Wonder Woman 2 is going to be released a month and half earlier than originally announced, with a new date set for November 1, 2019. Warner Bros already had that date RSVP’ed on the calendar with an untitled DC movie. Patty Jenkins is on board to direct and Gal Gadot is locked in to reprise her role as the Daughter of Hippolyta.
Previously, Warner Bros announced after San Diego Comic-Con that Wonder Woman 2 was to bow on December 13, 2019. Currently on… Read
‘Journey’s End’ Acquired By Good Deed Entertainment, Will Debut In U.S. In 2018
EXCLUSIVE: Good Deed Entertainment, the company that also acquired Oscar buzzed about ani feature Loving Vincent, has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Journey’s End from London’s Metro International Entertainment. It plans a Spring 2018 theatrical release for the Saul Dibb-directed film which recently premiered at Toronto and played at the London Film Festival.
Journey’s End stars Sam Claflin (Me Before You), Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire), Asa… Read
Blumhouse’s ‘Truth Or Dare’ To Scare In April 2018
Universal will open Blumhouse’s supernatural thriller Truth or Dare on April 27, 2018.
Pic directed by Jeff Wadlow stars Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Nolan Gerard Funk, Hayden Szeto and Sophia Taylor Ali. In the film, a harmless game of ‘Truth or Dare’ goes sideways when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.
Jason Blum is producing with Wadlow serving as EP.
Truth or Dare will go up against Lionsgate’s Traffik, Orion’s Eve… Read
Louis C.K.’s ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Release Under “Review”: “Never A Place For The Behavior” Detailed In NY Times Report
The distributor behind the Louis C.K. film I Love You, Daddy, said today that it is “giving careful consideration to the timing and release of the film” in the wake of a bombshell New York Times exposé in which five women claim that C.K. masturbated in front of them more than a decade ago.
"In light of the allegations concerning Louis C.K. referenced in today's New York Times,” the Orchard said in a statement, “we are cancelling tonight's premiere of I Love You, Daddy… Read
Rose McGowan Book ‘Brave’ Gets Release Date; Cover Revealed
A memoir by Rose McGowan, the actress and activist who was an original whistleblower in Hollywood’s widening sexual harassment scandal, is due out January 30, publisher HarperOne said today. It also released the book jacket for Brave; take a look above.
McGowan was among the women named by The New York Times in its exposé on Harvey Weinstein published a month ago that began the harassment and abuse scandal. It said that eight settlements were paid to women who found… Read
Annapurna Puts Kathryn Bigelow-Directed ‘Detroit’ Back In Theaters For Limited Run: Watch New Trailer
EXCLUSIVE: Annapurna Pictures has set an awards-season limited theatrical re-release of the Kathryn Bigelow-directed Detroit on December 1. The reissue will encompass 10 cities and 20-25 screens in markets that will include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Springs, Maui and Aspen as the studio mounts a full-scale awards campaign for the film and for Bigelow. The movie gets its digital release November 28 and hits Blu-ray and DVD on December 12.
‘Always At The Carlyle’ Feature Doc About Legendary Hotel Will Be Released By Good Deed Entertainment
EXCLUSIVE: Good Deed Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights to Always at the Carlyle, Matthew Miele's feature documentary about Manhattan’s 87-year-old landmark and a residency for many prominent New Yorkers. The film has the full blessing of the hotel. Writer-director Miele (Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's, Crazy About Tiffany’s) will see his film released theatrically by Good Deed in 2018.
Among those featured in the film are Woody Allen, George… Read
Paramount’s Blake Lively Espionage Thriller ‘Rhythm Section’ Gets Release Date
Rhythm Section, the global female espionage thriller from 007 producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, will be released on February 22, 2019.
The IM Global title, which Deadline broke the news about, stars Blake Lively and Jude Law and is directed by The Handmaid‘s Tale EP and director Reed Morano. Rhythm Section was written by Mark Burnell.
In addition, Paramount has set a date for an untitled Tyler Perry movie, which will debut on April 12, 2019. Both titles… Read
‘Mary Shelley’ Starring Elle Fanning & Maisie Williams Acquired By IFC
Mary Shelley, the British-set costume drama starring Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and Elle Fanning about the 18-year-old author of the iconic Frankenstein, was just acquired in the U.S. by IFC.
The film, which premiered in Toronto this year, was directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour who in 2012 helmed Wadjda, known as the first feature ever to be fully shot in Saudi Arabia.
The script was done by Emma Jensen and the film was produced by Amy Baer (Last Vegas) through Gidden… Read