‘The Bear’ and ‘Beef’ Writer Alex Russell Sets Directorial Debut ‘Lurker,’ Starring Théodore Pellerin and Archie Madekwe (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety - Mar 25, 2024

Alex Russell, whose writing credits include FX’s “Dave” and “The Bear” and Netflix’s “Beef,” is making his directorial debut with the upcoming thriller “Lurker,” starring and Théodore Pellerin (“Never Rarely Sometimes Always”) and Archie Madekwe (“Saltburn”). ... [ READ MORE ]

Jessica Chastain talks 'Memory,' her approach to choosing roles

Today - Dec 14, 2023

Academy Award winning actor Jessica Chastain joins TODAY to discuss her upcoming film “Memory.” She opens up about why the story caught her attention, shopping for her own costumes on a limited budget and reflects on her career goals, saying “I want to shock people with my choices.” ... [ READ MORE ]

Peter Sarsgaard and Jessica Chastain Enter Oscar Race as ‘Memory’ Is Bought, Set for December Release (Exclusive)

The Hollywood Reporter - Oct 27, 2023

Just as it was beginning to look like the dance card for this season’s Oscar race was full, the release date for a highly acclaimed film that was not expected to drop until 2024 has been set for December 2023. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the North American distribution rights of Michel Franco‘s Memory, which stars Peter Sarsgaard and Oscar winner Jessica Chastain, have been acquired by Ketchup Entertainment, which will release it shortly before the end of the year. ... [ READ MORE ]

Netflix Lands Fourth Toronto Film: $7M For WW On ‘His Three Daughters’; Azazel Jacobs Pic Stars Natasha Lyonne, Elizabeth Olsen & Carrie Coon

Deadline - Oct 2, 2023

EXCLUSIVE: In its fourth deal for films that played last month’s Toronto Film Festival, Netflix has acquired His Three Daughters for just under $7 million, sources said. Scripted, directed and edited by Azazel Jacobs, the film stars Natasha Lyonne, Elizabeth Olsen and Carrie Coon. CAA Media Finance brokered the deal for worldwide rights. ... [ READ MORE ]

Glenn Close To Star In Charlie McDowell’s Feature Take Of Finnish Novel ‘The Summer Book’

Deadline - Mar 2, 2023

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline has learned that 8x Oscar nominated actress Glenn Close and Anders Danielsen Lie have signed on to star in a feature film take of Tove Jansson’s novel The Summer Book which Charlie McDowell will direct and produce with his Case Study Films, a production company he co-founded with Alex Orlovsky and wife Lily Collins. ... [ READ MORE ]

Lily Collins, Charlie McDowell & Alex Orlovsky Launch Production Company, Case Study Films

Deadline - Nov 16, 2022

The production banner has film financing capabilities through a strategic partnership with High Frequency Entertainment, which will afford it flexibility in deciding whether to produce and finance a project entirely in-house, or to find appropriate streamer or studio partners for it, depending on its scale. ... [ READ MORE ]

Oscar Winner Jessica Chastain & Peter Sarsgaard Wrap On Under-The-Radar Film ‘Memory’ From Cannes Regular Michel Franco; Partners Include Teorema, High Frequency, Mubi, The Match Factory, Screen Capital & ICM

Deadline - May 23, 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Marking her first feature since she won a Best Actress Oscar for The Eyes Of Tammy Faye, Jessica Chastain and Dopesick and The Batman star Peter Sarsgaard have just wrapped on Michel Franco’s (New Order) new film, which we can reveal is called Memory. ... [ READ MORE ]

Netflix Acquires Charlie McDowell’s ‘Windfall’ Starring Jason Segel, Lily Collins And Jesse Plemons

Deadline - Jul 12, 2021

Netflix has acquired the modern-day noir pic Windfall, from director Charlie McDowell with Jason Segel, Lily Collins and Jesse Plemons starring. Segel and McDowell also developed the story, with Justin Lader and Andrew Kevin Walker penning the script. Production wrapped earlier this year. Sources say Netflix preemptively acquired the rights in a major 8-figure dollar deal. ... [ READ MORE ]

Nick Robinson & Jason Clarke Excel In Riveting Account of First Internet-Based-Drug Trafficking Operation

Deadline - Feb 18, 2021

If Silk Road wasn’t a true story, some Hollywood screenwriter would have to create it because this is pure gold material as a movie. And actually it is true, or largely, even though the opening credits warn us that it is based on real events other than what the filmmakers “changed or made up.” ... [ READ MORE ]

Lionsgate Acquires Thriller ‘Silk Road’ Starring Jason Clarke And Nick Robinson

Deadline - Dec 7, 2020

Lionsgate has acquired the crime thriller Silk Road, starring Jason Clarke, Nick Robinson, Alexandra Shipp, Jimmi Simpson, Katie Aselton, Lexi Rabe, Daniel Stewart, Darrell Britt-Gibson and Paul Walter Hauser. Tiller Russell wrote and directed the pic and the plan is for a domestic release in theaters, on digital and video on demand on February 19, 2021. ... [ READ MORE ]

Watch Julianne Moore Fight for Gay Rights (and Maybe Another Oscar) in Freeheld

Vanity Fair - Jul 23, 2024

Nearly a month after the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling, we receive the first trailer for Freeheld, a tear-jerking drama about a pioneer of the same-sex equality movement. Julianne Moore stars as real-life New Jersey detective Laurel Hester who, upon being diagnosed with incurable lung cancer in 2005, battled her county’s governing body of Freeholders to leave her pension benefits to her domestic partner Stacie Andree (Ellen Page). Hester’s efforts were initially blocked by county representatives, and she spent her final weeks in 2006 battling for an appeal. ... [ READ MORE ]

Julianne Moore’s New LGBT Film “FREEHELD” Sparks Epic Berlin Bidding War For North American Rights

Feel Guide - Feb 14, 2015


All it took was a 12-minute clip of Julianne Moore & Ellen Page’s new LGBT rights film FREEHELD to send studio execs into an all-night bidding war in a Berlin conference room for the sale of the film’s North American rights. The bidding war lasted until the break of dawn with Lionsgate coming out on top in a sale that is reportedly in the “high seven figures” range according to sources... ... [ READ MORE ]

Berlin: Lionsgate Nabs Julianne Moore-Ellen Page Drama 'Freeheld'

Hollywood Reporter - Feb 6, 2015

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Lionsgate has won a bidding war to snag the rights to Freeheld, which tells the true story of the late Laurel Hester, a police detective who fought government officials for equal treatment when she was diagnosed with cancer… ... [ READ MORE ]