Toronto International Film Festival News
TIFF 2012: Greg Kinnear and Josh Boone Talk WRITERS, Autobiographical Material, and Stephen King Cameo
collider.com – Writers and neurosis, it’s like peanut butter and jelly. Oh sure, they can be separate, but chances are they are going to come together. That’s the wonderfully cracked world that = writer/director Josh Boone’s covers in his debut feature Writers. It’s about a family of writers, a successful father (Greg Kinnear) with a literary legacy, and his two children. 34 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
Toronto 2012: Millennium Entertainment Books Greg Kinnear-Jennifer Connelly Drama 'Writers' for the U.S.
fb.indiewire.com – In its second acquisition of the week, Millennium Entertainment has picked up U.S. rights to debut filmmaker Josh Boone’s “Writers,” which had its world premiere Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival. The company acquired “What Maisie Knew,” directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, on Wednesday. Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Logan Lerman, Nat Wolff, Liana Liberato and Kristen Bell star in “Writers,” which follows an acclaimed writer and his family over the course of a tumultuous year. 35 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
Brian De Palma Talks PASSION, THE UNTOUCHABLES Prequel CAPONE RISING, and His Upcoming Jason Statham Movie at TIFF 2012
collider.com – One of the original 70s movie brats and a populist with a sneaky subversive streak responsible for a string of classics like Carrie, Scarface, and The Untouchables, Brian De Palma is one of those directors who never seems to get his due. Particularly when working in his personal brand of self-conscious thrillers, the filmmaker is almost destined to be equally revered and criticized for making tongue-in-cheek odes to stylized entertainment. 35 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
deadline.com – IFC Films announced today from the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival that the company is acquiring all North American rights to director Mira Nair’s THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST starring Liev Schreiber, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, and Riz Ahmed in the title roles. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title by Mohsin Hamid, THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST tells the story of a young Pakistani man (Ahmed) whose pursuit of corporate success on Wall Street leads him on a strange path back to the world he had left behind. 35 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Millennium Entertainment is closing a deal for North American rights on What Maisie Knew, the film by Scott McGehee and David Siegel that premiered last Friday at Roy Thomson Hall. Deal is worth around $2 million minimum guarantee. I’m hearing that distribution heavyweight Bob Berney is consulting for Red Crown, which financed the film along with some private equity investors. 35 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: In the second seven-figure deal so far today, IFC is acquiring Byzantium, the vampire film by Neil Jordan that has festgoers feeling the filmmaker has returned to the terrain of Interview With The Vampire. I’m told that the deal coming together is several million dollars in minimum guarantee and marketing commitment. 35 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
fb.indiewire.com – IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the thriller “Breaking the Girls” from Myriad Pictures at the Toronto International Film Festival market. The film will receive a limited theatrical release. Madeline Zima, Agnes Bruckner and Shawn Ashmore star in the story of a college student and her manipulative new friend, who make a pact to murder each other’s enemies to disastrous results. 35 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
Toronto Acquisitions : Roadside Attractions Takes Sarah Polley Doc 'Stories We Tell,' Three Studios Bid For Rob Zombie's 'Lords of Salem'
fb.indiewire.com – In Toronto, the newest film from Sarah Polley, the documentary "Stories We Tell," was picked up by Roadside Attractions, while in anticipation of its midnight debut, Rob Zombie's witchy "Lords of Salem" has a trio of studios courting him, with Anchor Bay leading the pack. Polley's "Stories We Tell" is an autobiographical documentary about Polley's mother that recently played three major festivals – in addition to Toronto, it was exhibited at Venice and Telluride, to near-universal acclaim. 35 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen