Lionsgate Pick Up Marjane Satrapi’s ‘The Voices’ – Starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick….
Lionsgate send word that they’ve acquired the US distribution rights to the 2014 Sundance Premiere Section entry ‘The Voices,’ directed by Marjane Satrapi and written by Michael R. Perry. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver. Satrapi previously directed ‘Persepolis,’ based on her best-selling graphic novel, which was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Jury Prize in Cannes. Her film ‘Chicken with Plums’ premiered at the Venice Film Festival. ‘The Voices’ marks her first English language film.
‘The Voices’ is a genre-bending film which centers around Jerry, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for the attention of a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden turn, we follow Jerry’s perspective as his talking pets, a sinister cat and benevolent dog, lead him down a fantastical, murderous path.
Shout! Factory has signed a deal with distributor Cinevox to release the action-crime-drama ‘Brazilian Western’ (Faroeste Caboclo) for cross-platform distribution in the US and Canada. The deals takes in theatrical, exclusive digital and broadcast distribution and home entertainment. The feature debut of Rene Sampaio, ‘Brazilian Western’ is a big-screen makeover of one of the most celebrated rock ballads of Renato Russo, relating how a country boy moves to the big city in Brasilia, gets involved in organized crime, begins a love-affair with the daughter of a senator, but spins ever more out of control in his descent into crime and violence. There is a star-crossed love.
Released to expectation in Brazil by Europa Filmes, ‘Brazilian Western’ grossed $7.4 million, making it the seventh highest-grossing Brazilian release of the year. Fabrício Boliveira, Isis Valverde, Felipe Abib, Antônio Calloni, César Troncoso, Marcos Paulo and Flavio Bauraqui star. Expect more release details shortly. The TIFF trailer for ‘Brazilian Western’ can be viewed below.
Lionsgate has revealed this US poster for the Tom Hardy-starring thriller ‘Locke.’ Steven Knight (‘Eastern Promises,’ ‘Redemption’) directed the film from his original screenplay and Joe Wright (director of ‘Atonement,’ ‘Hanna’ and ‘Anna Karenina’) executive produced. Also starring Tom Holland, Ruth Wilson, Alice Lowe, Andrew Scott, Ben Daniels and Olivia Colman, the official synopsis can be read below. ‘Locke’ hits screens on April 18th in the UK and April 25th in the US.
Ivan Locke has given much to do to create a satisfying life. Tonight that the life will collapse on him. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan received a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that highlight apart his family, his work and his soul. Directed by Locke is rare and unique movie experience that literally puts the audience in the passenger seat to look at the life of the driver that unfolds.
Relativity Media has set loose, via Apple, this new trailer for ‘Oculus,’ the Mike Flanagan-directed horror film starring Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, Brenton Thwaites, James Lafferty, Rory Cochrane, Annalise Basso, Garretty Ryan, Kate Siegel, Katie Parker and Miguel Sandoval. Opening on April 11st, the synopsis for ‘Oculus’ is as follows.
In “Oculus,” ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether: a malevolent supernatural force unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home. Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century. With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations, and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again…
Teaser Trailer For Laika’s ‘The Boxtrolls’ Featuring Cee Lo Green’s “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care”
Yahoo! Movies has revealed this new teaser trailer for Laika’s upcoming animated film ‘The Boxtrolls,’ which features Cee Lo Green’s take on ”(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care”. Featuring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Simon Pegg, ‘The Boxtrolls’ is pencilled in for a September 26th release.
A family event movie from the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.
Focus Features send word that the true-life dramatic thriller ’Kill the Messenger,’ starring Jeremy Renner (Marvel’s The Avengers, The Hurt locker, The Bourne Legacy), will be released on October 10th in limited theaters. The movie will then expand on October 17th and again on October 24th.
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner stars as Gary Webb, the real-life dedicated reporter for The San Jose Mercury-News. In the 1990s, Webb uncovered the Central Intelligence Agency’s role in importing cocaine into California that was sold to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. Supported by his wife and children, Webb pursued the story and went public with his evidence. When targeted for a vicious smear campaign by the CIA and rival journalists, Webb found himself fighting for his reputation and his family. Josh Close, Rosemarie DeWitt, Andy Garcia, Lucas Hedges, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Patrick, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Wiliams and Mary Elizabeth Winstead co-star in the Michael Cuesta-directed film.