Paladin Acquires ‘Billboard’ Movie, Adding Big Screen To Unique Multi-Platform Rollout
EXCLUSIVE: Paladin has U.S. distribution rights to Billboard, the latest film from Zeke Zelker. The movie starring John Robinson, Heather Matarazzo and Eric Roberts will begin its theatrical run April 5 in New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, with plans to expand later in the month.
The theatrical release will be one prong of a multi-platform push for the film, written, directed and produced by Zelker (InSearchOf, Loggerheads). The plot centers on a struggling radio… Read
Netflix Reveals 2018’s Most-Binged Shows, Most-Re-Watched Original Movies
Heading toward the end of another year of streaming growth, Netflix has offered a few tidbits of viewing data, naming The Kissing Booth its most-re-watched original movie and On My Block its “most binged” original show.
Measuring global viewing between January 1 and November 28, the tech giant came well short of providing actionable ratings-style information on who is watching what. The press release had a more high-spirited, holiday tone, also ranking the actors whose… Read
‘The Favourite’ Stars Talk About How It All Came Together With Director Yorgos Lanthimos – Watch
EXCLUSIVE: The Favourite is on a roll. On Monday it was nominated for a leading 14 Critics’ Choice Awards including for Best Picture, Best Director Yorgos Lanthimos and for all three main female cast members Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone. It also has been nominated for five Golden Globes including Best Picture – Comedy or Musical and for all three of those women as well.
The film continues to land on numerous critics Top 10 lists and is favored to make a… Read
‘Brian Banks’ Biopic Gets Summer 2019 Release Date Via ShivHans & Bleecker Street
EXCLUSIVE: Bleecker Street has partnered with ShivHans Pictures for the release of Brian Banks, the true story about an All-American football player who went to prison for a crime he did not commit. Directed by Tom Shadyac, the pic premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, where it picked up the Audience Award. It will bow in theaters August 9, 2019.
Aldis Hodge stars in the title role along with Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shepherd, Melanie Liburd, Xosha Roquemore, and… Read
Malcolm D. Lee Producing Movie Set In The Double Dutch World For Universal
EXCLUSIVE: Malcolm D. Lee is set to produce The Untitled Double Dutch Project at Universal, based off an original idea by Thembi Banks which she will write.
The story we hear will revolve around the journey of a coach and his double-dutch jump rope team.
Banks is currently the co-producer on the Untitled Hilde Lysiak Project for Apple, and she’s a 2018 HBO Directing Fellow, and was a 2017 Directing Fellow for Film Independent's Project Involve.
Lee will produce Double Dutc… Read
Steven Soderbergh To Receive Slamdance’s Founders Award; ‘High Flying Bird’ Getting Sneak Preview
The Slamdance Film Festival said Steven Soderbergh will receive the indie fest’s 2019 Founders Award, given to an alum who has continued to represent the Slamdance organization and support its filmmaker community well into their careers.
The award will be bestowed during the fest, which runs January 25-31 and will open with the world premiere of Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story. Soderbergh will participate in a Q&A with Slamdance co-founder and president Peter Baxter… Read
Tim Headington & Theresa Steele Page Launch Ley Line Shingle; Slate Includes ‘Hugo Cabret’ Stage Musical
Argo and World War Z producer Tim Headington and former music industry exec Theresa Steele Page have launched Ley Line Entertainment, a development, production and financing company that already has a slate of projects across film, TV, theater and music.
In the pipeline at launch is a musical based on Brian Selznick’s 2007 novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which was turned into the 2011 Martin Scorsese film that Headington produced and which won five Oscars. Selznick is… Read
Cinemark Movie Club Hits 500,000 Members, Doubling Initial Projections
Cinemark said its Movie Club subscription program has passed 500,000 active members, more than double the level the exhibitor had initially projected.
Rival exhibitor AMC announced it had reached the 500,000 plateau in November with its Stubs A-List service. Both major circuits are benefiting from the instability of MoviePass in recent months. While it blazed a trail and popularized subscription moviegoing in the U.S., MoviePass has whipsawed customers with app outages… Read
’47 Meters Down — Uncaged’: ‘Stargirl’ & ‘All Night’ Actress Brec Bassinger Joins Cast
EXCLUSIVE: Rising U.S. actress Brec Bassinger (Bella And The Bulldogs), recently cast as Stargirl in the Warner Bros and DC Universe streaming series of the same name, has joined the cast of 47 Meters Down — Uncaged.
As revealed yesterday, principal photography gets underway this week in the Dominican Republic ahead of a June 28, 2019 stateside release. Johannes Roberts returns to direct the sequel from a script he co-wrote with his 47 Meters Down co-writer, Ernest… Read
Chris Messina Joins Warner Bros/DC’s ‘Birds Of Prey’ As Bad Guy Victor Zsasz
EXCLUSIVE: Chris Messina has joined Warner Bros/DC’s Birds of Prey in the villainous role of Victor Zsasz, a sadistic serial killer who carves a tally mark onto himself for each of his victims. Zsasz will be working in cahoots with Ewan McGregor’s lead bad guy Black Mask. Cathy Yan is directing from Christina Hodson’s screenplay.
The character of Zsasz was first introduced in Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1 in June 1992 as part of Batman: The Last Arkham series. Zsasz’s… Read
‘Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’: First Trailer For Aardman Family Pic
Here’s a first teaser trailer for Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, the sequel to Aardman and Studiocanal’s 2015 box office hit which took more than $100M global. In the sequel, strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy, while at nearby Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun’s mischievous schemes are continually thwarted by exasperated farmer Bitzer. ‘It’s close encounters of the herd kind’, says the… Read
Juliette Binoche To Serve As Berlin Film Festival International Jury President
French actress and Oscar winner Juliette Binoche will serve as president of the International Jury at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 7 -17) next year. Binoche and her as yet-unannounced jury will judge the festival’s competition lineup and hand out the Golden and Silver Bears.
"I'm very pleased that Juliette is president of the 2019 International Jury,” said Dieter Kosslick, Director of the Berlinale. “The festival shares a strong connection with her… Read