Toronto International Film Festival News

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Toronto: Image In $3.5 Mil U.S. Deal For Adam Sandler-Starrer ‘The Cobbler’ By ‘Station Agent’s Tom McCarthy

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto Film Festival deals have taken a little while, but they are certainly piling up. Image Entertainment is wrapping up a $3.5 million U.S. rights deal for The Cobbler, the Thomas McCarthy-directed comedy that stars Adam Sandler as a generational cobbler in New York who took over his father's business and discovers that when he uses his old sewing machines, he becomes the people whose shoes he is repairing. 7 years 6 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Toronto: Tobey Maguire and Edward Zwick on Studios’ Lack of Adult Dramas

variety.com – For Tobey Maguire, it was a 10-year-journey to get his drama about chess player Bobby Fischer on the big screen. After many false starts, he finally secured enough financing for the $16 million picture, “Pawn Sacrifice,” which premieres at Toronto on Thursday night. Director Edward Zwick shot the film in 40 days in Montreal starting... 7 years 6 weeks ago via brucelee
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Toronto: Mia Wasikowska’s ‘Madame Bovary’ Picked Up for U.S. Distribution

variety.com – Millennium Entertainment has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Sophie Barthes’ “Madame Bovary,” starring Mia Wasikowska in the title role. Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans, Ezra Miller, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Logan Marshall-Green and Laura Carmichael also star. Felipe Marino adapted the screenplay from Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel of the same name with Barthes. 7 years 6 weeks ago via brucelee
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TIFF Interview: Keira Knightley Loosens Up for 'Laggies' and Fakes It In 'The Imitation Game'

fb.indiewire.com – Keira Knightley has come a long way since the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise. While her costars from those films have either faded from memory (Orlando Bloom), or disappointed in their selection of roles (Johnny Depp), Knightley has continued to challenge herself and her audience with roles and projects that consistently surprise. 7 years 6 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Is Reese Witherspoon The Only Best Actress Contender We Have So Far?

fb.indiewire.com – The generous audience response in Toronto last night confirmed it: Reese Witherspoon is almost guaranteed an Oscar nomination for Jean-Marc Vallee's "Wild." It's easily her best performance since she won an Oscar almost 10 years ago for "Walk The Line." As a woman who walks more than a thousand miles as she wrestles with drug and sex addictions, divorce, and the death of her mother, Witherspoon pulls off a showcase performance. 7 years 6 weeks ago via jetli
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TIFF Review: The Musical 'The Last Five Years' Starring Anna Kendrick

fb.indiewire.com – Two years ago, Anna Kendrick exploded with "Pitch Perfect." The surprise smash hit gave the actress a platform to sing, show off her comedic chops in a leading role, and audiences were hooked — the movie earned over $110 million worldwide (not bad for a comedy about acapella groups), and the soundtrack sold over 1 million copies. 7 years 6 weeks ago via jetli
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Toronto: Nick Cassavetes To Direct Action-Thriller ‘Expiration’

deadline.com – Belgium-based production shingle Corsan has set Alpha Dog and The Notebook director Nick Cassavetes to helm Expiration, the action-thriller scripted by Broken City scribe Brian Tucker that sold in a mid-six- to seven-figure deal in 2011. Story follows an ex-CIA operative turned assassin who fails his assignment when he's poisoned, and sets out to find his killer and settle the score with just 20 hours left to live. 7 years 6 weeks ago via brucelee
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Hot TIFF Buy: Paramount Nabs Chris Rock's 'Top Five' for Over $12.5 Million

fb.indiewire.com – In what is likely to be the biggest acquisition at the Toronto International Film Festival, following a bidding war Paramount has reportedly purchased the rights to "Top Five," written by, directed by and starring Chris Rock, for a whopping $12.5 million (although some reports saying the sale is closer to $15 million), according to Deadline. 7 years 6 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Toronto: Reese Witherspoon Talks Female Empowerment, Saying No to Sexual Shame

feedproxy.google.com – In a wide-ranging discussion, the actress explained the important message of her new film 7 years 6 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Toronto: Kyle Mann, Michael Risley Start Drive Productions

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Toronto is a good place to launch movies, and also to hatch companies aiming to become players in the indie space. Capote producer Kyle Mann and Revolution #9 producer and high net worth entrepreneur Michael Risley have done the latter. They've formed Drive Productions, a development, production, and financing company that comes to the festival after raising $2 million to buy scripts and books to develop into genre fare. 7 years 6 weeks ago via jackiechan
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