Bona Film Group & CAA Say They Are Partnering On Film Fund Worth $150M
Bona Film Group, the Chinese Company that had the biggest deal at this Cannes Film Festival with the $80M lead investment on director Roland Emmerich’s WWII battle film Midway for The Mark Gordon Co., has entered into an agreement with CAA.
CAA and Bona Film Group announced the launch of a long-term film fund, with an initial $150 million investment. The first film from this fund is, of course, Midway.
Both companies say that the fund will be co-managed by Bona and CAA… Read
Blake Lively To Star In ‘The Husband’s Secret’ For CBS Films
CBS Films set The Shallows’ Blake Lively to exec produce and star in The Husband’s Secret, an adaptation of the novel by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty. Depth of Field is producing.
Eva Longoria Joins ‘Overboard’ Remake From MGM & Pantelion Films
EXCLUSIVE: Desperate Housewives alum Eva Longoria is set to co-star opposite Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez in Bob Fisher and Rob Greenberg’s romantic comedy Overboard, the MGM/ Pantelion Films re-imaging to the 1980s pic that starred Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
The role-reversal adaption follows a spoiled playboy (Derbez) from one of Mexico's wealthiest families who falls overboard off his yacht and comes down with amnesia only to be convinced by Kate (Faris), a single… Read
‘Wind River’ Trailer: Jeremy Renner & Elizabeth Olsen Team To Track Down A Predator
Fresh off of its Cannes debut, The Weinstein Company has released the first official trailer to Taylor Sheridan’s written and directorial debut thriller Wind River, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner on the hunt to catch a criminal. The pic, which premiered at Sundance this year, is slated for a limited theatrical release August 4.
“This isn’t the land of backup, Jane. This is the land of you’re on your own,” the officer says in the trailer above, underscoring the… Read
Vertical Entertainment Takes U.S. For ‘Hollow In The Land’ – Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: Vertical Entertainment has picked up U.S. rights to Scooter Corkle's Hollow in the Land starring Dianna Agron, Rachelle Lefevre, Shawn Ashmore, Jared Abrahamson and Sarah Dugdale. The mystery thriller will be released day-and-date in the last quarter of the year.
In Hollow in the Land, with the notorious Keith Miller locked behind bars for murder, his family is paying the price of a tainted name. A year after Keith's crime, a body is found in a nearby trailer… Read
Mr. Hanks Goes To Washington: Tom, Meryl & Spielberg Research ‘Post’ Film
Today Hollywood was observing the reporters for a change: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg were among a West Coast contingent visiting the Washington Post‘s headquarters as research for the gang’s upcoming Pentagon Papers movie The Post.
“Okay, everyone, be cool,” wrote Post reporter Emily Heil in her account of the visit today.
Though Heil says Post brass asked staffers to resist the selfie urge, reporter David Nakamura and video deputy director Phoebe… Read
Gina Prince-Bythewood Set To Direct Spider-Man-Spun ‘Silver & Black’
EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures is setting Gina Prince-Bythewood to direct Silver & Black, the film that is based on Silver Sable & Black Cat (aka Felicia Hardy) characters from Sony's Marvel Universe revolving around its signature hero Spider-Man. Prince-Bythewood just directed the pilot for Marvel’s upcoming Cloak & Dagger series on Freeform and completed the first season of Shots Fired, the drama she created with husband Reggie Rock Bythewood. That season-ender aired… Read
Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ Hits Amazon Prime Post-Theatrical
Amazon will bring Steven Soderbergh's new Channing Tatum heist comedy Logan Lucky to its Prime Video customers during the movie’s exclusive first-run US streaming window, Amazon said today.
Logan Lucky hits theaters August 18, 2017 and is expected to be released on Prime Video during the first quarter of 2018. Amazon has signed an exclusive two-year first-look deal with Soderbergh’s Fingerprint Releasing on theatrical film projects.
Soderbergh formed film distributor… Read
‘The Mummy’ London Premiere Canceled Following Manchester Attack
Universal Pictures has canceled the UK premiere of Tom Cruise-starrer The Mummy, in the wake of Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester. The premiere had been set for June 1.
The studio said today, "All of us at Universal have been devastated by the terror attack in Manchester and continue to stand with the community and country as it recovers. Out of respect to those affected by this tragedy we have decided not to move forward with the London premiere for The Mummy… Read
Sony Pictures Classics Lands Watergate Scandal Film ‘The Silent Man’; Liam Neeson As ‘Deep Throat’ Mark Felt
EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Classics has landed North American rights to The Silent Man, the Peter Landesman-directed film that stars Liam Neeson as Mark Felt. The longtime FBI #2 man under J Edgar Hoover, Felt will go down in history as Deep Throat, the nickname of the whistle blower and primary source for Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein as they uncovered the Watergate scandal that toppled the Nixon Administration. In the backdrop of the recent… Read
GLAAD: Major Films Snub LGBTQ Characters Again
GLAAD's annual report card is out, and three of the major film studios – Disney, Sony Pictures and Lionsgate – have been given failing grades for their underrepresentation of LGBTQ characters in the films they released last year.
Universal, with five of its 17 films featuring LGBTQ characters, was the only studio to be rated "Insufficient" – the highest mark given out this year. No studios were rated "Good" this time, and none ever has received an "Excellent"… Read
‘Cirque Du Soleil’ Creator Guy Laliberté & Alexandre Amancio Form Reflector Entertainment – Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: Guy Laliberté and Alexandre Amancio have launched Reflector Entertainment, a Lune Rouge company. Cirque du Soleil creator Laliberté and video game developer, producer, writer and director Amancio, are co-founders for Reflector, a multiplatform business that will develop intellectual property with a view to distributing next-generation content internationally.
Reflector's unique library of content will include films, television series, video games, novels and… Read