Renegade Dreamers, a new feature documentary by Karen Kramer release at Cinema Village on May 31

Matt Pless, a young folk singer at a peace rally in lower Manhattan. Photo credit: Karen Kramer

  • Renegade Dreamers, a timely new documentary by Karen Kramer, chronicles the artists of today carrying on the tradition of the Beat poets and radical folk singers of New York City’s legendary Greenwich Village who challenged the status quo.

  • Week-long theatrical release starts May 31 at Cinema Village

Renegade Dreamers, a new feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Karen Kramer (The Jolo Serpent Handlers, The Ballad of Greenwich Village), is a window into the New York spoken word poets and folk singers of today who use their art for social change, interwoven with the Beat poets and radical protest singers of the legendary Greenwich Village coffee house scene of the ‘60s that started it all. This timely film will enjoy a week-long theatrical release starting May 31 at Cinema Village, in the heart of the Village’s vibrant creative community.

Throughout New York City the air is filled with the sounds of subversive poetry, radical songwriting and calls for social change. From poetry slams and open mics to subway platforms, basements, cafes, street demonstrations and political rallies, young poets and protest singers are fighting to combat police brutality, corporate greed, racism, conformity and other issues of their times.

Where folk singer Woody Guthrie once sang out for union organizing, contemporary songwriter Gio Andollo from Washington Heights takes his mandolin to shopping centers where he confronts consumers with songs against clothing made in sweatshops. Where poet Allen Ginsberg once wrote poems that cried out for free speech, Bronx-born spoken word artist Saroya Marsh uses her words to fight for Black Lives Matter and social justice.

With appearances by Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Wavy Gravy, Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie, Maria Muldaur, Tom Paxton, the Weavers—and some of the best young artists you haven’t yet heard of—the film, both entertaining and informative, is loaded with protest, history and music. It couldn’t come at a more timely moment as the people are letting their voices be heard once again, emphasizing what it means to be a renegade and dreamer in America today.

“I’ve always been interested in those who step off the path prescribed for them, those who question authority and challenge the status quo,” said Karen Kramer, director of Renegade Dreamers. “I wanted to make a film that would honor the Beat generation of the past who started it all, as well as provide a window into the artists of today who are carrying on that tradition. They made me realize that in light of what’s going on in the country today—if not the world—it’s more important than ever to question authority.”

About Director Karen Kramer:

Karen Kramer has been a documentary filmmaker since 1978 when her groundbreaking film The Jolo Serpent Handlers, about a small snake handling church in Appalachia, was released to widespread acclaim. Since then she has independently produced a dozen other documentaries about rituals traditions, human rights and communities. These include award-winning films such as To Serve The Gods, Legacy of the Spirits, Haitian Song, Celebration, The Last of the New York Cigar Rollers, Days of Awe, Children of Shadows, The Ballad of Greenwich Village and several others.

Kramer's films have received wide distribution both domestically and internationally. They have been televised on NBC, Fox 5, WNET, The Oprah Show, CNN, WLIW and dozens of venues overseas. In addition to winning awards at festivals worldwide, they have been screened at such prestigious showcases as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, the Field Museum and hundreds of others. More than 150 universities show her films on a continual basis. She has lectured and toured extensively with her work—from Europe to Africa to South America—and has appeared on dozens of radio programs.

The filmmaker has four times received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as awards from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Council for the Humanities, the George Soros Foundation, UNICEF and many others. She lives in Greenwich Village, New York City.

Credits

  • Directed and Produced by Karen Kramer

  • Cinematography by Dan Drasin, Stephen Gladstone

  • Edited by David Petersen

  • Second Editors: Denise Dragiewicz, Kala Mandrake

  • Principal Archivist: Alexandra Singer

  • USA - 2019 - 71 mins - Color - DCP

'STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER' DEBUTS NEW TRAILER AT STAR WARS CELEBRATION!

Today, Director/Writer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy were joined by stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, Oscar Isaac, Billy Dee Williams, Naomi Ackie, Joonas Suotamo and Anthony Daniels, and droids BB-8 and D-0, for a panel discussion at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, moderated by Stephen Colbert.

It was a day of surprises at Star Wars Celebration for the enthusiastic fans in attendance as the title of the final installment of the Skywalker saga was also revealed, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and along with the first trailer for the film a brand-new teaser poster!

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in U.S. theaters on December 20.

VALPARAISO PICTURES & PERMUT PRESENTATIONS ACQUIRE COVETED DAILY BEAST ARTICLE

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Story follows a Brinks Security Guard who Steals $1.85 million and Makes the Most Expensive Gay Porno of All-Time 

In a competitive situation, Valparaiso Pictures has acquired the rights to Ashley and April Spicer’s highly sought-after article in the Daily Beast, “‘Centurians of Rome’: How a Bank Robber Made the Most Expensive Gay Porno of All Time.” Valparaiso’s David Carrico, Adam Paulsen, and Bobby Hoppey will develop the story into a feature film and produce alongside Academy Award Nominee David Permut (Hacksaw Ridge, Face/Off) at Permut Presentations, and Adam Blum under his Free Will banner. The team is looking to set a writer and filmmaker on the project. 

The March 2019 story chronicles George Bosque, a Brink’s security guard who stole $1.85 million and disappeared into thin air. During his time on the run, he produced/financed Centurians of Rome, a classic 1981 gay pornographic film set during the Roman Empire made before being apprehended by police. A young aggressive attorney named Robert Mueller, prosecuted the case.

“Ashley and April wrote a compelling article – which carefully peels away to reveal the wildly unique character arc of George Bosque, who notoriously went from security guard, to bank robber to producer after he presented Centurians director John Christopher with a bag of cash. We knew how special this story was even before we finished reading the article,” said Valparaiso’s David Carrico.

“The complexities of George’s character set against the backdrop of the sexual freedoms of the late 1970’s before the onslaught of the AIDS epidemic creates a multi-layered tale of ambition, love, crime and despair. It’s Dog Day Afternoon meets Boogie Nights!” said David Permut. “I’m very much looking forward to collaborating with the team at Valparaiso and Adam Blum on this provocative project.”

Known by many as the PHD’s of porn, Ashley and April Spicer currently act as consultants on HBO’s “The Deuce” and are the founders of The Rialto Report, the authoritative online archive for oral history, audio recordings, and photographs documenting the Golden Age of Adult Film.

Valparaiso Pictures is quickly expanding its development and production portfolio. They are currently in pre-production on Ethan Berger’s coming-of-age thriller The Line, starring Alex Wolff, John Malkovich, Scoot McNairy, Jessica Barden, and Lewis Pullman; as well as developing the upcoming spy action comedy No Glory starring Kumail Nanjiani. The company recently premiered The Sound of Silence starring Peter Sarsgaard and Rashida Jones in competition at Sundance 2019 where it was recently acquired by IFC.

David Permut has always had a passion for true stories. Permut Presentations most recent productions include Hacksaw Ridge (Lionsgate) starring Andrew Garfield, and The Polka King (Netflix) starring Jack Black. The company is currently in production on a documentary that follows the creation of the famous nightclub Chippendales, which will serve as a companion piece for the feature film starring Ben Stiller and Dev Patel which is set to go into production later this year.

The Spicers’ are repped by Free Will and Murray Weiss of Catalyst Literary Management. Valparaiso Pictures is represented by Craig Emanuel of Paul Hastings.  Permut Presentations is represented by John Tishbi at Pearlman & Tishbi, LLP. Adam Blum is represented Matt Wallerstein at Hirsch, Wallerstein, Hyum, Matlof, & Fishman. 

About Valparaiso Pictures

Based in Beverly Hills, Valparaiso Pictures is a development, production and finance company for film and television, founded by David Carrico.  Whether it’s finding untold stories to bring to the screen or enabling burgeoning writers and filmmakers to take creative risks, Valparaiso creates opportunities for distinct voices in drama, comedy and genre.  The company is an incubator for edgy, eccentric and diverse content, enabling creatives to find their audience. 

ABOUT PERMUT PRESENTATIONS

Permut Presentations was founded by Emmy and Academy Award Nominated Producer, David Permut. In the last 30 years, Permut has produced more than 40 movies and documentaries, crossing genre lines while working with major studios, TV networks and independent financiers. David has premiered films at all of the major film festivals including Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca.

THE KING ARRIVES IN 100 DAYS - Watch the brand new trailer now!

The brand-new trailer for Disney’s “The Lion King” is available now, marking 100 days until Simba arrives in theaters on July 19.

Disney’s “The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book”), journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Staying true to the classic story, director Jon Favreau utilizes pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring the iconic characters to the big screen in a whole new way. Featuring the voices of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon, Disney’s “The Lion King” opens in U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019.


Novus Content And Gravitas Ventures Have Released The Official Trailer For D.C Young Fly's Action Comedy #digitallivesmatter

When a social media superstar loses his millions of followers to a digital hacker, hilarious antics ensue to get the followers back. How far will he have to go to prove that #digitallivesmatter

Arriving On VOD And Digital HD On Leading Digital Platforms 

And DVD/BD On March 26, 2019

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Release: March 26,2019

Directed by: Terri J. Vaughn 

Written by: Cas Sigers-Beedles

Starring: D.C. Young Fly, Emmanuel Hudson, Ernestine Johnson, B. Simone, Navv Greene, Rodney Perry 

Producers: Rikki Hughes, Cas Sigers-Beedles , Terri J. Vaughn , Laron Walker, David Banner, D.C. Young Fly, Anwar Patterson, Bobby Paterson

Distribution: Gravitas Ventures and Novus Distribution

Run Time: 93 Minutes

Synopsis:

D.C. Young Fly is on top of the world with his over 3 million followers, and his fame is growing with every one of his posts. However, when this social media influencer crosses the wrong computer geek, all hell breaks loose and D.C. wakes up to find all of his followers are gone! This catastrophe couldn’t happen on a worse day! DC has a career-changing audition, and he actually needs at least a million followers to even get in the door. DC has one day to gain his followers back, and make it to his audition. Immediately, D.C. enlists the help of his best friend Theo, the neighborhood tech genius, to help him to regain his followers. D.C. receives DMs from a mysterious Simon sending him on a variety of comical tasks, doing favors for his followers, and soon realizes that he is responsible for taking his followers. With every hilarious occurrence, DC realizes his social media influence and that those who follow him are real people. By the end of the day DC learns that Digital Lives Matter.  

For more information about #digitallivesmatter:

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TWITTER: @@digilivesmatter

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OFFICIAL HASHTAG: #DigitalLivesMatter

SABAN FILMS ACQUIRES CASEY AFFLECK’S POST-APOCALYPTIC “LIGHT OF MY LIFE”

LOML - Credit Black Bear Pictures

LOML - Credit Black Bear Pictures

Survival Drama Made Its World Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival

Saban Films has acquired U.S. rights to Academy Award® Winner Casey Affleck’s narrative feature debut, Light of My Life.  Written, directed by and starring Affleck (Manchester by the SeaInterstellar), the dystopian survival drama also stars breakout star Anna Pniowsky (“PEN15”) and Golden Globe® Winner Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Mad Men”).  Light of My Life made its World Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in the Panorama section.

Light of My Life follows a father (Affleck) and child (Pniowsky) who journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped out half the world’s population. As a father struggles to protect his child at all costs, their bond, and the character of humanity, is tested.

“This has been a passion-driven project for the filmmakers, who have crafted a beautiful and sophisticated film, grounded with superb performances,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “We couldn’t be more honored to be part of such a dedicated team. Our audiences will fall in love with the intensity and sincerity of this character-based survival drama, focusing on a strong father-daughter bond.”

The film, fully financed by Black Bear Pictures, was produced by Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman and Affleck on behalf of Sea Change Media. John Powers Middleton also produced.  Executive producers are Black Bear’s Michael Heimler and Ben Stillman, and Sea Change’s Whitaker Lader.

“On behalf of everyone involved in the making of Light of My Life, I’d like to thank Saban Films for their passion, commitment and support,” said Schwarzman. “Light of My Life has been a labor of love for the entire cast and crew, and we look forward to working with Saban to bring Light of My Life to audiences across America.”

Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films, with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers. Sierra / Affinity is handling international rights.

Saban Films most recently announced their partnership with Kevin Smith’s highly-anticipated Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, coming on board from script stage for the sequel to the 2001 comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.  The company remains active in the acquisition and distribution space, with upcoming titles including: Richard Bates Jr.’s horror thriller Tone-Deaf, which just made its World Premiere at SXSW and stars Robert Patrick and Amanda Crew; Danny A. Abeckaser’s Mob Town starring David Arquette; The Haunting of Sharon Tate starring Hilary Duff; Derrick Borte’s American Dreamer starring Jim Gaffigan; The Professor, the Wayne Roberts-directed drama starring Johnny Depp; and Sarah Daggar-Nickson’s A Vigilante starring Olivia Wilde.

Saban Films continues to grow its presence in the industry, with successes that have run the gamut from critically acclaimed theatrical films such as The Homesman starring Hilary Swank, to one of the biggest Fathom events in 2016 with Rob Zombie’s horror thriller 31.  Recent titles include James Marsh’s King of Thieves starring Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay and Michael Gambon; the anthology Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Jim Sturgess; the Gerard Butler starrer The Vanishing; Alexandre Moors’ The Yellow Birds starring Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich, Toni Collette, Jason Patric, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston; Eshom and Ian Nelms’ lauded feature Small Town Crime starring John Hawkes and Octavia Spencer; and Ivan Kavanagh’s Never Grow Old starring John Cusack and Emile Hirsch. 

About Saban Films

Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group (“SCG”), is a film acquisition and distribution company which acquires high-quality, feature films to distribute in North America.  Focusing on commercial, talent driven films, the company looks at projects in all stages of production for release across multiple platforms, including a day and date theatrical/VOD release strategy. Based in Los Angeles, Saban Films was established by Haim Saban, SCG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is led by Bill Bromiley who serves as President, Shanan Becker, Chief Financial Officer and Ness Saban, Vice President of Business Development.

MISSING LINK starring Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, Zoe Saldana and More!

This April, meet Mr. Link (Galifianakis): 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don’t let his appearance fool you… he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world’s most lovable legend at the heart of Missing Link, the globe-trotting family adventure from LAIKA. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Jackman) to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight (Saldana), our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Through it all, the three learn that sometimes you can find a family in the places you least expect.

Director: Chris Butler

Writer: Chris Butler

Producers: Travis Knight p.g.a., Arianne Sutner p.g.a.

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Timothy Olyphant, David Walliams, Emma Thompson, Matt Lucas, Ching Valdes-Aran, Stephen Fry, Amrita Acharia

IN THEATERS APRIL 12, 2019

#MissingLink

MARVEL STUDIOS’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME releases in U.S. theaters on April 26

We’re in the endgame now. 

Watch this brand-new featurette from Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME

Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME releases in U.S. theaters on April 26.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME

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The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Kevin Feige produces “Avengers: Endgame,” and Anthony and Joe Russo are the directors. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Trinh Tran, Jon Favreau, James Gunn and Stan Lee are the executive producers, and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay.

Meet New "TOY STORY 4" Characters

The toys hit the road in “Toy Story 4” alongside friends—new and old—foes and, of course, Forky. Filmmakers welcomed Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves and Ally Maki to the toy box today, revealing the three new characters they help bring to life.

Check out the new trailer!

Among the new faces is GABBY GABBY, an adorable, talking pull-string doll from the 1950s. But unfortunately for her, a manufacturing defect in her pull-string voice box has left her sounding anything but adorable. She has spent more than 60 years forgotten in the depths of a jam-packed antique store—her only companions are a band of voiceless ventriloquist dummies. Gabby Gabby knows someone will want her if only she can find a working voice box to repair hers.

Gabby Gabby is voiced by Christina Hendricks. “It became obvious right away that Christina was the perfect actress to play Gabby Gabby,” says director Josh Cooley. “She has the ability to sound inviting and friendly, then subtly become cold and terrifying in just a few words. It still gives me chills when I see Gabby’s introduction in the film. Also, Christina told me that she preferred playing with ventriloquist dummies over dolls as a kid. That’s when I knew it was meant to be.”

DUKE CABOOM is a 1970s toy based on Canada’s greatest stuntman. Riding his powerful Caboom stunt-cycle, Duke is always prepared to show off his stunt poses with confidence and swagger. However, Woody learns quickly that Duke has an Achilles heel: He has never been able to do the awesome stunts advertised in his own toy commercial. For years, Duke has been sitting in an antique store, constantly reliving the failures of his tragic past.

Duke Caboom is voiced by another great Canadian, Keanu Reeves. “The first time Josh [Cooley] and I talked with Keanu about the role, Keanu became Duke Caboom,” says producer Jonas Rivera. “Keanu was asking great questions that dug deep to find the soul of the character. At one point he stood up on the table in the middle of Pixar’s atrium and struck poses while proclaiming victory. It was so funny. It’s all in the movie and it’s all Keanu."

GIGGLE MCDIMPLES is a miniature plastic doll from the 1980s Giggle McDimples toy line. Giggle is Bo Peep’s best friend. Small enough to perch on Bo’s shoulder, Giggle is Bo’s confidant, supporter and advisor. “Giggle is Bo’s Jiminy Cricket—we’re able to get insight on Bo through their relationship together,” says Cooley. “Giggle is definitely the smallest toy in the Toy Story universe. She’s been stepped on, vacuumed up, and probably put up a kid’s nose in her time.”

Ally Maki voices the tiny character. “Giggle McDimples literally pops on the screen because of Ally’s personality and infectious energy,” says Cooley. “Nobody can laugh like Ally Maki."

BENSON is a classic, antique ventriloquist dummy, and Gabby Gabby’s right hand. He leads a small group of ventriloquist dummies that serve as Gabby's henchmen. With no person to give them a voice, these silent toys patrol the antique store with a looming quietness that is inherently unsettling.

“The dummies are, by far, some of the creepiest characters we’ve ever created,” says producer Mark Nielsen. “Our animators really leaned into the truth in materials for how our ventriloquist dummies move. Dummies’ bodies are soft with no structure, so our dummies’ arms just dangle and their legs bend backwards. Throw in their fixed expressions with their wide eyes and big hinged jaws and they’re nightmare material—in the best way possible.”

ABOUT “TOY STORY 4”:

LEADING THE WAY -- In Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, declares himself trash and not a toy, so Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. Featuring Tom Hanks as the voice of Woody, and Tony Hale as the voice of Forky, “Toy Story 4” opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019

LEADING THE WAY -- In Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, declares himself trash and not a toy, so Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. Featuring Tom Hanks as the voice of Woody, and Tony Hale as the voice of Forky, “Toy Story 4” opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019

Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries. 

Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”), and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”), Disney·Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.

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U.S. Release Date:  June 21, 2019

Voice Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Maddie McGraw,  Christina Hendricks, Jordan Peele, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal, Emily Davis, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark, June Squibb, Carl Weathers, Lila Sage, Don Rickles, Jeff Garlin, Maliah Bargas-Good, Jack McGraw, Juliana Hansen, Estelle Harris

Director:  Josh Cooley

Producers:  Jonas Rivera, Mark Nielsen

More information:

  • “Toy Story,” originally released on Nov. 22, 1995, was the first fully computer animated feature film and the highest grossing movie of the year. It was nominated for three Oscars® and two Golden Globes®. 

  • “Toy Story 2” is the first film ever to be entirely created, mastered and exhibited digitally. It was also the first animated sequel to gross more than its original, breaking opening weekend box office records in the U.S., UK and Japan, becoming the highest grossing animated release of 1999. It won the Golden Globe for best motion picture – comedy or musical. It won a Grammy® for best song written for a motion picture, television or other visual media (Randy Newman, “When She Loved Me”).

  • Released in 2010, “Toy Story 3” won Oscars® for best animated feature film and best achievement in music written for motion pictures, original song (Randy Newman/“We Belong Together”). The film also won a Golden Globe® and BAFTA for best animated film. It was the second Pixar film to be nominated for the best picture Oscar. It’s also Pixar’s second highest-grossing film of all time behind “Incredibles 2.” 

  • The 2015 short “Riley’s First Date?” was helmed by director Josh Cooley and produced by Mark Nielsen.


NICOLAS CAGE TO STAR IN THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MARTIAL ARTS FEATURE ‘JIU JITSU’ FROM DIMITRI LOGOTHETIS

Alain Moussi also stars; Highland Film Group Handling Worldwide Sales

Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Nicolas Cage (National TreasureBetween WorldsSnowden) has signed on to star in writer-producer and director Dimitri Logothetis’ martial arts action saga Jiu Jitsu.  The cast will also include Alain Moussi (Kickboxer: Retaliation). Based on the comic book of the same name, which Logothetis also penned along with Jim McGrath, Jiu Jitsu will be produced by Logothetis, and Martin Barab (State and Main, USS Indianapolis, Love & Sex, Medieval), with Highland Film Group handling worldwide sales, which are currently underway at Hong Kong Filmart 2019.

Every six years, an ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters faces a fearsome alien invader in a battle for Earth. For thousands of years, the fighters that protect Earth have played by the rules...until now. When Jake Barnes (Alain Moussi), a celebrated war hero and master Jiu Jitsu fighter, refuses to face Brax, the indomitable leader of the invaders, the future of humanity hangs in the balance. Injured and suffering from severe amnesia, Jake is captured by a military squad unequipped to fight the merciless intruder who have descended upon the planet. After a brutal alien attack on the military squad, Jake is rescued by Wylie (Nicolas Cage), and a team of fellow Jiu Jitsu fighters who must help him recover his memory and regain his strength in order to band together and defeat Brax in an epic battle that will once again determine the fate of mankind. 

Dimitri Logothetis’ shares that “After we successfully reintroduced the Kickboxer franchise to a new generation of martial arts fans with the sixth and seventh entries in the series, we set out to up the ante with a Sci Fi Martial Arts franchise that could bring the same kind of intensity and longevity to a new arena. Jiu Jitsu is guaranteed to satisfy the millions of martial arts and science fiction lovers across the globe with world class martial artists, stunt men go-to expert Alain Moussi joining superstar Nicolas Cage for some formidable, no holds barred fight sequences set in exotic Burma.”

Cage recently appeared in critically beloved psychedelic action horror film Mandy, along with the Academy Award® winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseTeen Titans Go! To the Movies and starred in York Alec Shackleton’s 211.  He can next be seen in Jason Cabell’s Running with the Devil alongside Laurence Fishburne and Leslie Bibb, Primal alongside Famke Janssen and Grand Isle with Luke Benward and Kelsey Grammer.

Moussi recently starred in films such as the Kickboxer Trilogy Franchise, Street Fighter: Resurrection, Wolves, Kill Order, and has been an active stunt performer and coordinator in such projects as Dark Phoenix, Shazam!, Starz Network’s  “American Gods,”  Suicide Squad, and Warcraft: The Beginning.

Logothetis returns to direct for the big screen following the successful reboot of the Kickboxer franchise with Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018), which earned a 92% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, and the upcoming Kickboxer: Armageddon.

Cage is represented by WME and Stride Management. Moussi is represented by The Characters Talent Agency and Peter Meyer Management.  Logothetis is represented by Peter Meyer Management.

HFG’s diversified production and sales slate includes: Joe Carnahan’s Boss Level starring Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts and Mel Gibson; Michael Cristofer’s The Night Clerk starring Tye Sheridan, Ana de Armas and Helen Hunt; Marc Meyer’s thriller We Summon the Darkness starring Alexandra Daddario; Shawn Ku’s action thriller A Score to Settle starring Nicolas Cage; Vaughn Stein’s Terminal starring Margot Robbie, which released earlier this year; the star-studded Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Jim Sturgess, Mickey Rourke, Diego Luna, and Jenna Dewan Tatum; Lin Oeding’s thriller Bravenstarring Jason Momoa; and Steven C. Miller’s action thriller Escape Plan 2: Hades starring Sylvester Stallone and Dave Bautista.

About Highland Film Group

Led by founding partners Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, Highland Film Group (HFG) is an independent worldwide sales, production and film financing company. Launched in 2010, HFG has had success across a wide range of film genres and platforms, building a reputation for handling high-octane films in the action/horror/thriller space, focusing on cast, director, film maker driven content.

SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS ACQUIRES THE DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO THE H COLLECTIVE’S “THE PARTS YOU LOSE” STARRING AARON PAUL

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The Christopher Cantwell Directed Film had its World Premiere at the Sun Valley Film Festival

Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up domestic distribution rights to The Parts You Lose directed by Christopher Cantwell (“Halt and Catch Fire”) and starring Emmy Award® Winner Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad,” Need for Speed), Scoot McNairy (Argo, “Narcos: Mexico”), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“Fargo,”10 Cloverfield Lane) and newcomer Danny Murphy.  Academy® Award winner Mark Johnson (Rain Man, “Breaking Bad,” “Halt and Catch Fire”) produced under his Gran Via banner alongside Tom Williams, Aaron Paul and The H Collective’s Kenneth Huang.  Written by Darren Lemke, The Parts You Lose  recently had its world premiere at the Sun Valley Film Festival on March 14th where Paul was presented with the “Pioneer Award.”  The film will be released by Samuel Goldwyn Films in late summer.

In the character-driven thriller, Paul plays a fugitive criminal who forms an unlikely bond with a deaf child named Wesley (Murphy) when he takes refuge in an abandoned barn on the boy's family's farm. But with authorities closing in, Wesley must decide where his allegiances lie.

“We’re thrilled to be working with such an exceptional cast whose character relationships within the film are riveting and impactful,” says Meg Longo Senior Director at Samuel Goldwyn. “Christopher Cantwell crafts an impressively fresh thriller that, like its winter atmosphere, paints humanity in shades of grey.”

The H Collective fully financed and oversaw production on the dramatic thriller. The H Collective’s Nic Crawley and Kent Huang, Douglas Jones, Blue Fox Entertainment’s Todd Slater and Paula Van Der Oest executive produced. 

Meg Longo negotiated on behalf of Samuel Goldwyn Films with UTA, who represented the filmmakers. Blue Fox Entertainment is handling the international rights.

ABOUT SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS

Samuel Goldwyn Films is a major, independently owned and operated motion-picture company that develops, produces and distributes innovative feature films and documentaries.

The company is dedicated to working with both world-renowned and emerging writers/filmmakers and committed to filmed entertainment that offers original voices in uniquely told stories. This is best exemplified by the Academy Award® nominated Super Size Me; Sundance winner Gook written and directed by Justin Chon; the critically acclaimed feature debut by Francis Lee God’s Own Country; SXSW winner Most Beautiful Island; the high-school drama Blame directed, written, and starring Quinn Shephard; LGBTQ musical drama Saturday ChurchAllure starring Evan Rachel Wood; Warwick Thornton’s Australian western Sweet Country starring Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, and Hamilton Morris; the Wim Wenders film, starring James McAvoy and Academy Award winner® Alicia Vikander, Submergence; the family film ZooNancy, a psychological thriller starring Andrea Riseborough; Cold Skin from director Xavier Gens; and A Boy A Girl A Dream starring Omari Hardwick and Meagan Good. Upcoming releases include Ondi Timoner’s bio-pic Mapplethorpe starring Matt Smith, Russia’s historic drama Sobibor, Joseph Cross’ directorial debut Summer Night, and the Karen Gillan & David Dastmalchian lead film All Creatures Here Below.

ABOUT THE H COLLECTIVE

Launched in 2017, and with offices in Los Angeles, The H Collective is a global film finance, production, marketing and distribution company that is producing and financing a diversified slate of high-quality films with strong Franchise IP potential.  The slate includes Brightburn starring Elizabeth Banks which Sony will release on May 24th and Christopher Cantwell’s thriller The Parts You Lose starring Aaron Paul. The H Collective acquired the rights to Aaron W. Sala’s horror thriller spec The Beast and will produce the fourth installment of the xXx franchise starring Vin Diesel.

For further information, visit: www.thehcollectivefilms.com.

ALEX WOLFF AND IMOGEN POOTS TO STAR IN JOEY KLEIN’S CRIME DRAMA “CASTLE IN THE GROUND”

First Feature From Financing Company LINE 200; Production Is Currently Underway in Canada

Alex Wolff (Hereditary, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) and Imogen Poots (Green Room, Frank & Lola) will star in writer/director Joey Klein’s (The Other Half) upcoming crime drama Castle in the Ground. William Woods under his Woods Entertainment banner will produce alongside Michael Solomon under Band With Pictures. Andra Gordon of American Entertainment Investors developed the project with Woods and Solomon and is executive producing alongside Tom Spriggs, Rob McGillivray, Ben Stranahan, George Stranahan, John Hansen, Mark Gingras, and John Laing. The film is financed by Line 200, Ontario Creates, NOHFC and Telefilm.

After the untimely death of his mother (Rebecca), a teenager (Henry) befriends his charismatic but troubled next-door neighbor (Ana), who embroils Henry in a world of addiction and violence just as the opioid epidemic takes hold of their small town. Principal photography is currently underway in Sudbury, Canada.  Matthew Lessall is casting and Bobby Shore is the cinematographer.

Wolff boasts an impressive slate. Most recently he starred in Ari Aster’s Hereditary alongside Toni Collette, House of Tomorrow opposite Asa Butterfield, My Friend Dahmer, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle alongside Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart and Peter Berg’s Patriot Day. He also stars in the recently wrapped untitled Jumanji sequel, the upcoming Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney starrer Bad Education, and Human Capital opposite Liev Schreiber and Marisa Tomei.  Wolff recently wrote and directed his first feature film, The Cat and the Moon, for which he also stars.

Since her breakthrough performance in the critically acclaimed, 28 Weeks LaterPoots has continued to impress critics and audiences alike in films such as Jane Eyre, A Late Quartet, Filth, Greetings from Tim Buckley, Green Room, Frank & Lola, Sweet Virginia, I Kill Giants, Mobile Homes, Friday’s Child and The Art of Self-Defense. Next, she will star in Melina Matsoukas’ post-apocalyptic series “Y” for FX.

Klein is an award-winning filmmaker and actor known for directing the acclaimed The Other Half, starring Tom Cullen and Emmy-winner Tatiana Maslany. As an actor, recent credits include Through Black Spruce and We’re Still Together.

Wolff is represented by CAA, Untitled and Definition Entertainment; Poots is represented by CAA and Troika; and Klein is represented by Amanda Rosenthal Talent Agency and 3 Arts Entertainment.
ABOUT WOODS ENTERTAINMENT

Woods Entertainment is a Toronto based production company that has a focus on fiction film with both commercial and philosophical merit. The prodco’s second feature, Mean Dreams starring Sophie Nélisse, Josh Wiggins, Colm Feore & Bill Paxton made its premiere in the 2016 edition of the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes and had its North American premiere at TIFF.   The company is currently in post-production on three features, Spinster (2019) starring Chelsea Peretti and The Rest of Us (2019) starring Heather Graham, Sophie Nélisse & Jodi Balfour and Hammer starring Mark O’Brien & Will Patton.

ACADEMY AWARD® WINNING DOCUMENTARY FREE SOLO TO STREAM ON HULU

Free Solo starts streaming today, Wednesday, March 13 on Hulu

Beginning today,  FREE SOLO, the Academy Award® winning Best Documentary Feature highlighting soloist climber Alex Honnold, will stream on Hulu.  From award-winning documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, FREE SOLO is an unflinching portrait of Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream of climbing El Capitan, the 3,200-foot peak in Yosemite National Park, without a rope.      

FREE SOLO is a true masterpiece that combines awe-inspiring camerawork with the kind of authentic storytelling that Hulu viewers love,” said Lisa Holme, VP of Content Acquisition at Hulu.  “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with our friends at National Geographic Documentary Films to add this extraordinary film to the growing slate of award-winning documentaries available on Hulu.”

This inspiring true story chronicles the trials and tribulations of an athlete striving for success in a near impossible situation.  Honnold’s journey pushes the boundaries on his body and his spirit, as his quest takes an interesting turn early on in his training he begins to fall in love for the first time, threatening his focus and with it, his life. Filmmakers Vasarhelyi and Chin beautifully capture Honnold’s emotional struggles as well as his death-defying climbs. 

FREE SOLO first debuted at the Telluride Film Festival and has screened at more than 30 film festivals around the world, including TIFF, IDFA, Adelaide, Mill Valley Film Festival, DOC NYC and the Savannah Film Festival. It is the second highest-grossing documentary of 2018 in the United States and has been honored a BAFTA for Best Documentary Feature, along with three Critics Choice awards, three Cinema Eye awards, an ACE award for Best Documentary and PGA and DGA nominations, among several other recognitions.

Critically acclaimed FREE SOLO is yet another addition to  Hulu’s library of impactful, conversation-inspiring documentaries.  With today’s launch on Hulu, FREE SOLO joins  other recent hits like RBG and Three Identical Strangers, as well as Hulu Original Documentaries  Fyre Fraud, Oscar® nominated Minding the Gap and the upcoming documentary Ask Dr. Ruth.

About Hulu

Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Launched in 2008, Hulu has grown to more than 25 million subscribers in the U.S. and is the only service that gives viewers instant access to current shows from every major U.S. broadcast network; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals like Emmy® and Golden Globe Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale, Emmy Award-nominated The Looming Tower, Future Man, Marvel’s Runaways and Castle Rock, and Oscar-nominated documentary film Minding the Gap, as well as live news, entertainment and sports from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Discovery Networks – all in one place. Upcoming Hulu Originals include Catch-22 from George Clooney; Four Weddings and a Funeral from Mindy Kaling; Shrill from Aidy Bryant, Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks; Wu-Tang: An American Saga from Brian Grazer and The RZA; Ramy from Jerrod Carmichael and Ramy Youssef and Little Fires Everywhere from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

NEW TRAILER AND POSTER FOR MARVEL STUDIOS’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME is in U.S. theaters on April 26, 2019.

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.” Kevin Feige produces “Avengers: Endgame,” and Anthony and Joe Russo are the directors. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Trinh Tran, Jon Favreau and Stan Lee are the executive producers, and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay.

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"CAPTAIN MARVEL" WORLD PREMIERE PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE!

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. 

Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman & Meg LeFauve and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

BLITZ FILMS & PHILLIP NOYCE WRAP PRODUCTION ON “SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT”

Film Marks Acclaimed Cinematographer Svetlana Cvetko’s Directorial Debut

Blitz Films has wrapped production on Show Me What You Got, a modern-day Jules & Jim, which marks acclaimed cinematographer Svetlana Cvetko’s directorial debut.  Produced by Blitz Films’ Nikolay Sarkisov and Double Take Pictures’ David Scott Smith, with lauded director Phillip Noyce (The GiverSalt) and Sergey Sarkisov Executive Producing.

Show Me What You Got explores the profound effect strangers can have on the trajectory of each other's lives as it follows three people from LA to Italy as they navigate their way through intimacy, sexuality and proving their worth to their families and to the world around them. It’s a coming of age movie, but at 30. Blitz Films financed and produced the film, which is in line with the company’s vision to back up-and-coming directors.

N. Sarkisov said: “Show Me What We Got marks a brilliant debut from Svetlana Cvetko.  As directors, we feel it is important to support new voices we believe in.  As one of the 3-4 films Blitz will be financing each year, Svetlana was the first director we chose to back and we could not be happier to have worked with her to bring her vision to life.” 

Show Me What You Got stars up-and-comers Cristina Rambaldi, Neyssan Falahi and Mattia Minasi and is based on a script penned by Cvetko and Smith.  Production is being overseen by Blitz’s Head of Development & Production Eryl Cochran.

Cvetko is a renowned cinematographer whose visual talent has been displayed in several critically acclaimed documentaries, including OSCAR® Winner Inside Job, OSCAR® Nominated Facing Fear, the Cannes Official Selection Red Army, and the Sundance US Documentary Special Jury Prize Winning Inequality for All.

Director, producer and writer, Noyce, is best known for a long list of distinguished films, including Dead Calm (starring Nicole Kidman and Sam Neill), Tom Clancy’s Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger(both starring Harrison Ford), SALT (starring Angelina Jolie and Live Schreiber), Rabbit Proof Fence (starring Kenneth Branagh and Jason Clarke) and The Giver (starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep).

BLITZ FILMS

Blitz Films is a production and financing company behind film and television series which focus on hard hitting character-driven stories.  Founded by Sergey and Nikolay Sarkisov, Blitz Films focuses on pursuing unique stories that engage audiences around the globe and also embraces first-time filmmakers.

Current projects in post-production include Embattled written by David McKenna (American History X) and directed by Nikolay Sarkisov and Let’s Scare Julie to Death a true one-take film directed by first time director, Jud Cremata. The company is also in development on a television series called “Sultana,” set during the Ottoman Empire.

THE INTRUDER - Don't Let Him In (Trailer)

This May, don’t let him in!

Check out the new trailer for Screen Gems upcoming thriller, THE INTRUDER, directed by Deon Taylor and stars Meaghan GoodMichael Ealy and Power actor Joseph Sikora – in theaters May 3rd!

The film follows a young married couple (Meagan Good & Michael Ealy)  who buys a beautiful Napa Valley house on several acres of land, only to find that the man they bought it from (Dennis Quad) refuses to let go of the property.

Cast: Meagan Good, Michael Ealy, Dennis Quiad, Joseph Sikora, Alvina August, Lee Shorten and more!

Directed By: Deon Taylor

Written By: David Loughery

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CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS FROM THE EUROPEAN GALA SCREENING OF “CAPTAIN MARVEL”!

CAPTAIN MARVEL - MARVEL STUDIOS

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. 

The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman & Meg LeFauve and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

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DAVID SLADE SIGNS ON TO DIRECT ANTON’S PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER BASED ON SARA GRAN’S COME CLOSER

Academy Award® nominated and Golden Globe® winning Michael London to Produce

Anton announced today that its upcoming thriller Come Closer will be directed by David Slade (Black Mirror: BandersnatchHard Candy, “American Gods”).  The film, which is based on the novel of the same name, is penned by the novel’s author Sara Gran (“Berlin Station,” “Southland”). Come Closer, which follows a young architect who may be the victim of demonic possession or simply may be losing her mind, will be produced by Academy Award® nominee Michael London (Sideways, The Visitor, Milk) and Sara Gran. 

Anton is fully financing, executive producing and handling worldwide sales. Recently appointed as EVP of Acquisitions & Co-Productions, John Zois, negotiated the deal and will oversee the project for Anton.

Slade most recently directed the revolutionary choose-your-own-adventure movie Black Mirror: Bandersnatch for Netflix. Slade is best known for his films Hard Candy (starring Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page and Sandra Oh), 30 Days of Night (starring Josh Hartnett and Melissa George) and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, as well as the television shows “American Gods” and “Hannibal.”

Gran has written for the tv shows “Berlin Station” and “Southland” and written pilots for HBO, TNT and Cinemax, among others. She's also published six novels, most recently The Infinite Blacktop. Her novel Come Closer was published in 2003 to overwhelming critical favor.

London most recently produced Farming starring Kate Beckinsale and directed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, which premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.  He received a Golden Globe® award for Best Picture in the comedy category for Alexander Payne’s Sideways and is currently working on Showtime’s Golden Globe® nominated “SMILF,” SyFy’s “The Magicians,” and FX’s “Snowfall.”

Slade is represented by UTA, Anonymous and Casarotto Ramsay in the UK. Gran is represented by WME, Manage-ment and The Nord Group.  London is represented by WME.

Anton’s slate includes Ric Roman Waugh’s Greenland starring Gerard Butler; David Bruckner’s The Night House starring Rebecca Hall; and Chase Palmer’s Naked Singularity starring John Boyega.

ABOUT ANTON

Founded by Sebastien Raybaud in 2011, Anton is a global content business which creates, produces, finances and distributes across both film and TV. The company debuted its pioneering co-financing model by partnering with StudioCanal on acclaimed international productions such as Non-Stop, the Paddington franchise, and Shaun the Sheep. 

Upcoming projects include Greenland starring Gerard Butler; The Night House starring Rebecca Hall; Naked Singularity starring John Boyega; and the animated feature, Fireheart, from the successful producers of Leap!.  TV titles include the recent BBC success “McMafia” and the upcoming adaptation of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” for HBO starring James McAvoy and Ruth Wilson and directed by Tom Hooper.

DARK PHOENIX | New Trailer + Poster Released | In Theaters June 7!

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DARK PHOENIX
Release Date: June 7, 2019

Written and Directed by: Simon Kinberg

Produced by: Simon Kinberg, Hutch Parker, Lauren Shuler Donner, Todd Hallowell

Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain

SYNOPSIS
In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite -- not only to save Jean's soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

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