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PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS ON FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES: “READY OR NOT”

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS ON FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES: “READY OR NOT”

Film directed by Radio Silence members, Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin

Starring Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien,with Henry Czerny and Andie MacDowell

Los Angeles, CA, October 18, 2018 – Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents of Production, Film and Television Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum announced that principal photography on READY OR NOT has begun in Toronto, Canada.  The film stars Samara Weaving (THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, “Picnic at Hanging Rock”), Adam Brody (CHIPS, SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE), Mark O’Brien (ARRIVAL, “Halt and Catch Fire”), with Henry Czerny (“Sharp Objects,” THE A-TEAM) and Andie MacDowell (FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE). Of the Radio Silence team (SOUTHBOUND), Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin are directing with Chad Villella executive producing. The script is written by Guy Busick (URGE) & Ryan Murphy (MINUTES PAST MIDNIGHT). The film is being produced by Tripp Vinson (THE PRODIGY, EXORCISIM OF EMILY ROSE) and James Vanderbilt (THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS, ZODIAC).

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FOCUS FEATURES ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION ON HARRIET FEATURE ON THE LIFE OF HEROIC ABOLITIONIST HARRIET TUBMAN STARRING CYNTHIA ERIVO

FOCUS FEATURES ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION ON HARRIET FEATURE ON THE LIFE OF HEROIC ABOLITIONIST HARRIET TUBMAN STARRING CYNTHIA ERIVO

Directed by Kasi Lemmons, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, and Jennifer Nettles join cast

 
New York, NY, September 12, 2018 – Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski announced today that Focus has set production on Harriet, a new feature chronicling the life of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Tubman will be played by Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award®-winner Cynthia Erivo (Bad Times at the El Royale, Widows), and the cast includes fellow Tony Award®-winner and Grammy Award®-winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton, Murder on the Orient Express), Joe Alwyn (Boy Erased, The Favourite, Mary Queen of Scots), multiple Grammy Award®-winner Jennifer Nettles, and Clarke Peters (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).  Awarding winning director Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou) will direct a screenplay she co-wrote with Gregory Allen Howard (Ali, Remember the Titans). Debra Martin Chase (The Princess Diaries, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) with Martin Chase Productions, Daniela Taplin Lundberg (Beasts of No Nation, The Kids are All Right) with Stay Gold Features and Gregory Allen Howard will produce.  They’re joined by cinematographer John Toll and costume designer Paul Tazewell.  Josh McLaughlin, Focus Features president of production, will oversee the production. The film is set to begin filming this October in Virginia. 

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BOY ERASED FILMMAKERS TO PRODUCE ‘UNERASED’ PODCAST WITH THE CREATORS OF RADIOLAB

BOY ERASED FILMMAKERS TO PRODUCE ‘UNERASED’ PODCAST WITH THE CREATORS OF RADIOLAB

UnErased podcast will uncover the history and damaging effects conversion therapy has on LGBTQIA youth in America

New York, NY, August 30, 2018 – Limina House, Focus Features, and Anonymous Content announced today that the filmmakers behind the anticipated fall film Boy Erased along with the creators of the widely acclaimed Radiolab podcast and radio program will launch a new podcast, UnErased, this fall.  The four-part podcast series will reveal the controversial truth behind the “pray away the gay” movement and conversion therapy in America.  The series will be produced by Limina House, which was started by Mikel Ellcessor, the co-creator with Jad Abumrad of Radiolab.  The UnErased production team is Ellcessor, Kat Aaron, Alice Quinlan and Shima Oliaee with the author of the Boy Erased memoirGarrard Conley, whose life story and experience with conversion therapy is the basis for the film, and the film’s co-producer and cast member David Joseph Craig. Abumrad provided editorial oversight and conducted key interviews.

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GAL GADOT TO VOICE NEW CHARACTER SHANK IN “RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET”

GAL GADOT TO VOICE NEW CHARACTER SHANK IN “RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET”

 
Gal Gadot (“Justice League,” “Wonder Woman”) revealed today that she is voicing the character Shank, a tough and talented driver in an intense and gritty online racing game called Slaughter Race, in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” which hits theaters this Thanksgiving. 

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UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND REGAL OFFER U.S. VETERANS AND ACTIVE-DUTY SERVICEMEMBERS MORE THAN 14,000 FREE TICKETS TO UNIVERSAL’S FIRST MAN

Offer Valid at More Than 500 Regal Theatres Nationwide to First 25 Servicemembers Who Request Tickets for the 7:00 P.M. Preview Screening on Thursday, October 11

The Riveting Story behind the First Manned Mission to the Moon Arrives in Theatres on October 12

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STANLEY KUBRICK’S SCI-FI CLASSIC “2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY” COMING TO IMAX® THEATRES FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

STANLEY KUBRICK’S SCI-FI CLASSIC “2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY” COMING TO IMAX® THEATRES FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

The one-week IMAX engagement follows the ongoing success of the 50th anniversary release of the “unrestored” 70mm print

BURBANK, CA – August 1, 2018 – Continuing the 50th anniversary celebration of Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Warner Bros. Pictures is bringing the film to more than 350 IMAX® theatres across North America for one week only, beginning on August 24th. This marks the first time ever that moviegoers will have the opportunity to view the seminal film on the largest possible screen, creating a truly immersive experience. The announcement was made today by Jeff Goldstein, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

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CHADWICK BOSEMAN BOARDS STXFILMS’ ACTION-THRILLER 17 BRIDGES

CHADWICK BOSEMAN BOARDS STXFILMS’ ACTION-THRILLER 17 BRIDGES

Joe and Anthony Russo Set to Produce

BURBANK, CA – July 11, 2018 – STXfilms, a division of Robert Simonds’ global, next-generation media company STX Entertainment, today announced that Chadwick Boseman, the breakout star of this year’s blockbuster hit Black Panther, will star in and produce the studio’s upcoming action-thriller 17 BRIDGES alongside his writing and producing partner Logan Coles. Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo are set to produce and Mike Larocca will executive produce the film under their AGBO banner. Brian Kirk (Luther, Game of Thrones) is directing the script written by Adam Mervis (The Philly Kid). 17 BRIDGES follows a disgraced NYPD detective (Boseman) who, after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption. The film will go into production in September 2018.

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The Sun is Also a Star

The Sun is Also a Star

We are excited to announce production began today on the upcoming “The Sun Is Also a Star” starring Yara Shahidi(“Black-ish”) and Charles Melton (“Riverdale”). Please find the first official behind-the-scenes photo from set along with synopsis and quotes from the film’s director, Ry Russo-Young and book author, Nicola Yoon.

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FOCUS FEATURES ACQUIRES CANNES OPENING NIGHT FILM EVERYBODY KNOWS STARRING PENÉLOPE CRUZ AND JAVIER BARDEM

FOCUS FEATURES ACQUIRES CANNES OPENING NIGHT FILM EVERYBODY KNOWS STARRING PENÉLOPE CRUZ AND JAVIER BARDEM

CANNES, May 9th, 2018– Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski announced today that Focus has acquired the Cannes Film Festival’s opening night film Everybody Knows (Todos Los Saben). Focus Features will distribute the film in the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, select Asian territories and the Middle East, apart from Iran. Focus had previously acquired rights in Spain last year.

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Freestyle Releasing Acquires U.S. Theatrical Distribution for Bigger

Freestyle Releasing Acquires U.S. Theatrical Distribution for Bigger

The film will have a theatrical release starting October 12

LOS ANGELES (August 8, 2018) - Freestyle Releasing has acquired U.S. theatrical distribution rights to Bee Holder Productions upcoming unique fitness drama Bigger, directed by George Gallo and starring Tyler Hoechlin, Julianne Hough, Aneurin Barnard, Victoria Justice, and Robert Forster.

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