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Posted February 17th, 2014 by Binh Ngo


Scott Z. Burns in Talks to Direct 'The Professor, the Bikini Model' for Fox Searchlight (Exclusive) – The writer behind "The Bourne Ultimatum" and the upcoming "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" also would adapt the New York Times Magazine feature. 11 weeks 5 days ago via jackiechan

Sundance Hit I Origins Director Talks Four Hour Cut, Science Concepts

2:06 AM 1/24/2014 by Fred Topel
I Origins
Once again, a Mike Cahill/Brit Marling movie premiered at Sundance and Fox Searchlight bought it for distribution. I Origins is an original script from the Another Earth co-writer and director with Marling playing a supporting role. Michael Pitt plays a scientist researching eyes who discovers a possible answer to great mysteries of life itself.


Fox Searchlight Looking to Pick Up Michael Pitt's I Origins – A few years back, director Mike Cahill and actress/writer Brit Marling brought their low-key science fiction movie Another Earth to the Sundance Film Festival where it received rave reviews and standing ovations. This year, Cahill is back with I Origins , a film he wrote and directed that once again co-stars Marling but also stars Boardwalk Empire 's Michael Pitt. 13 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen

Far From The Madding Crowd

Posted January 7th, 2014 by Binh Ngo

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor.


Posted January 7th, 2014 by Binh Ngo

BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.


Oscar Hopeful '12 Years A Slave' Gets Theatrical Encore From Fox Searchlight – Fox Searchlight’s 12 Years A Slave will get a limited re-release at the height of voting season, coming out in select cities on January 17. The acclaimed film established itself as the early Oscar frontrunner following its release in mid-October. We have seen films like The Social Network get off to a rousing start but then fade toward the end. 18 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan

Fox Searchlight, Shawn Levy Nabs Horror Pitch 'Elimination' – EXCLUSIVE: Fox Searchlight has picked up Zak Olkewicz‘s Elimination, a horror pitch to be produced by Shawn Levy through his 21 Laps banner. This marks the second studio sale this year for Olkewicz, who made a Dimension deal last spring on Ink And Bone, a script which topped the 2013 Blood List which ranks genre scripts. 21 weeks 1 day ago via jetli

J.R.R. Tolkien biopic in the works at Fox Searchlight – A new movie is in the works at Fox Searchlight based on the life of the author of "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit". 21 weeks 5 days ago via donnieyen

Black Nativity

Posted November 21st, 2013 by Binh Ngo

In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated play, the holiday musical drama BLACK NATIVITY follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett).

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