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Action Movie ‘Hollow Point’ With Luke Goss Scores North American & Int’l Deals

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Exclusive: Lionsgate home ent genre label Grindstone Entertainment Group has picked up North American rights to completed U.S. action movie Hollow Point, featuring Luke Goss (Hellboy II: The Golden Army).

The film follows a professor’s revenge after his family is killed by a Los Angeles gang. Starring are Sri Lankan newcomer Dilan Jay, who also produces, Goss, Juju Chan (Wu Assassins), Jay Mohr (Jerry Maguire), Michael Paré (The Infiltrator) and Bill Duke (Mandy).

Director is Daniel Zirilli from his script written with Chad and Evan Law. Adel Nur also produces. The North American deal was done by Jay and Zirilli with Grindstone.

International sales outfit Bleiberg has also closed a host of overseas markets including Italy (Minerva), South Korea (Jaye Entertainment), Benelux (Premiere), Eastern Europe (Daro), Turkey (Moviebox), Middle East (Eagle), Portugal and Cis (Daro), and pan-Asia (Fox Network).
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Ridley Scott's Upcoming Sci-Fi Series Raised By Wolves Is Coming to HBO Max

Director Ridley Scott is making a little transition from film to TV with a serialized sci-fi series that he’s currently developing called Raised By Wolves. This will be the first TV project that Scott will be directing.

The series centers on “two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task.”

The 10-episode series was created by writer Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners), and he also serves as showrunner and writer for the project, which recently wrapped production in Cape Town, South Africa.

Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max and president TBS, TNT, and truTV had this to say in a statement:

“As we strive to set a high creative bar for HBO Max, there’s no better person
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Principal Photography Has Kicked Off On ‘The Postcard Killings’ With Jeffrey Dean Morgan

We’ve just received word that principal photography commenced has kicked off this week on The Postcard Killings, based on the James Patterson and Liza Marklund bestseller, The Postcard Killers. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Connie Nielsen will star alongside Denis O’Hare, Naomi Battrick, Ruairi O’Connor and Cush Jumbo. The production will shoot on location across London, Norway and Stockholm.

The Postcard Killings is a chilling crime story, following Jacob Kanon (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), a hardened New York Detective, in search of the person responsible for the murder of his only daughter. Across Europe, newlywed couples are being targeted in a string of bizarre homicides that leave the young victims’ bodies looking like copies of great works of art.

The film will be produced by Good FilmsMiriam Segal alongside Paul Brennan, Peter Calvin Nelson, and Leopoldo Gout, and directed by Academy Award winner Danis Tanovic whose first feature film,
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan leads cast on The Postcard Killings

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The Walking DeadJeffrey Dean Morgan and Connie Nielsen head up the cast on the chilling crime story, ‘The Postcard Killings’.

Morgan and Nielson will also be joined Denis O’Hare, Naomi Battrick(Jamestown, A Very English Scandal), Ruairi O’Connor and Cush Jumbo on the cast.

Based on the James Patterson and Liza Marklund bestseller, ‘The Postcard Killers’ the film follows Jacob Kanon (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), a hardened New York Detective, in search of the person responsible for the murder of his only daughter. Across Europe, newlywed couples are being targeted in a string of bizarre homicides that leave the young victims’ bodies looking like copies of great works of art.

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Academy Award winner, Danis Tanovic takes the helm while Miriam Segal alongside Paul Brennan, Peter Calvin Nelson, and Leopoldo Gout will produce.
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‘The Infiltrator’ Director Brad Furman To Helm ‘People Not Places’ With Shirley MacLaine — Efm

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Exclusive: The Lincoln Lawyer and The Infiltrator director Brad Furman is to direct Oscar-winner Shirley MacLaine in People Not Places, about a sprightly woman in her twilight years who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a local homeless man, while struggling to mend a troubled relationship with her son.

Bleiberg Entertainment will produce and launch sales on the project at the Efm in Berlin. Script comes from Furman’s mother, Ellen Brown Furman, who also wrote The Infiltrator. Additional casting is underway.

Producing are Ehud Bleiberg (The Band’s Visit), Danny Dimbort (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Nicholas Donnermeyer (The Iceman). Shoot is due to commence winter 2019.

“This is absolutely a labor of love for Shirley, my mother and me. We feel very fortunate to have found partners in Ehud and his team to help bring this beautiful story to the screen,” Brad Furman said.

Bryan Cranston received strong
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan crime thriller 'The Postcard Killings' kicks off Capstone, Good Films Collective pact

Jeffrey Dean Morgan crime thriller 'The Postcard Killings' kicks off Capstone, Good Films Collective pact
Danis Tanovic directs from Andrew Stern’s adapted screenplay of the novel by James Patterson and Liza Marklund.

Christian Mercuri’s finance and international sales company Capstone has closed a deal with Good Films Collective and Miriam Segal to finance and handle international distribution on a number of the production group’s upcoming feature films, kicking off with The Postcard Killings.

The crime thriller is in pre-production and stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan (pictured). Danis Tanovic directs from Andrew Stern’s adapted screenplay based on the novel by James Patterson and Liza Marklund.

The Postcard Killings centres on a New York
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s ‘Postcard Killings’ Backed by Capstone (Exclusive)

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Film financing-sales company Capstone has come on board to finance and handle international distribution on the thriller “The Postcard Killings,” starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Connie Nielsen.

Capstone’s Christian Mercuri and Good Films Collective’s Miriam Segal announced the deal on Friday as part of a long-term alliance between the companies. Capstone will handle international sales on “The Postcard Killings” at the upcoming European Film Market at the Berlin Film Festival.

The Postcard Killings” is directed by Danis Tanovic, whose credits include “No Man’s Land,” “Death in Sarajevo,” and “Tigers,” from a screenplay adapted by Andrew Stern from James Patterson and Liza Marklund’s New York Times bestseller.

The Postcard Killings” is currently in pre-production and centers on a New York detective investigating the death of his daughter, who was murdered while on her honeymoon in London. During his investigation, similar crimes are reported across Europe with each
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Bryan Cranston to Star in Showtime Limited Series ‘Your Honor’

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Bryan Cranston to Star in Showtime Limited Series ‘Your Honor’
Bryan Cranston has signed on for the lead role in the upcoming Showtime limited series “Your Honor,” Variety has learned.

Cranston will also serve as executive producer on the 10-episode series, described as a legal thriller that rips through all strata of New Orleans society. Cranston will star as a respected judge whose son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. The series is based on the Israeli series “Kvodo,” which was created by Ron Ninio and Shlomo Mashiach, produced by Ram Landes, airs on the country’s Yes TV and is produced by yesStudios.

Peter Moffat will serve as showrunner on “Your Honor” in addition to writing multiple episodes, including the first episode. Robert and Michelle King will also executive produce via their King Size Productions banner along with Liz Glotzer, Alon Aranya and Rob Golenberg of Scripted World,
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TNT sets cast for Ridley Scott’s sci-fi series Raised by Wolves

Back in October it was announced that filmmaker Ridley Scott is set to make his U.S. television directorial debut with the sci-fi series Raised by Wolves, and now TNT has announced the cast for the straight-to-series show.

Raised by Wolves is being written by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) and “centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task.”

The cast includes:

Amanda Collin will play Mother, an android with a secret past who has been programmed to raise a brood of human children on a faraway planet. In addition to teaching her children to survive, Mother must also keep them from believing in the unreal; to ensure this virgin planet isn’t torn apart by the
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‘Raised By Wolves’: Principal Cast Set For Ridley Scott’s Sci-Fi Drama For TNT

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Raised by Wolves has its regulars. Seven actors have been cast alongside Travis Fimmel in Scott Free Productions’ straight-to-series sci-fi drama for TNT, which will mark Ridley Scott’s TV helming debut. Rounding out the principal group are Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim, Winta McGrath, Niamh Algar, Felix Jamieson, Ethan Hazzard, Jordan Loughran, Aasiya Shah and Ivy Wong.

The series from writer-showrunner Aaron Guzikowski, Scott Free and Turner’s Studio T revolves around two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task.

Collin (A Conspiracy of Faith) is Mother, an android with a secret past who has been programmed to raise a brood of human children on a faraway planet. In addition to teaching her children to survive, Mother
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Connie Nielsen to Star in Drama ‘Postcard Killings’

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Connie Nielsen to Star in Drama ‘Postcard Killings’
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, star of AMC’s series “The Walking Dead,” and Connie Nielsen have signed on for the Janusz Kaminski-directed thriller “The Postcard Killings.”

The two will co-star in the film adapted from James Patterson and Liza Marklund’s bestseller. The film follows a New York detective (Morgan) whose life is thrown into turmoil when he learns that his daughter and son-in-law have been brutally murdered in London. As he digs into the case, similar crimes are reported across Europe with each killing accompanied by a postcard sent to a local journalist.

Nielsen will play the detective’s ex-wife, who turns her grief back home into action when she becomes an active part of the hunt for her daughter’s killer. Jamie Blackley (“Irrational Man”) is attached to play a young American who gets caught up as the horror unfolds.

Good Films Collective is producing and financing the project,
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Arp, Good Films resolve legal dispute (exclusive)

Parties confirm development to Screendaily.

French distributor Arp and London-based Good Films have resolved their legal dispute over two films, lawyers for both companies have confirmed to Screendaily.

In March 2017 Arp filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Good Film Productions Limited, Northern Highway Films Limited and Infiltrator Films Limited – all from the UK – and California-based Good Film Productions Us Inc., and Good Films founder and lead producer Miriam Segal.

The suit alleged breach of contract and other causes of action arising from Arp’s acquisition of French distribution rights to Bryan Cranston drug world thriller The Infiltrator and
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It's Going to be a 'Crazy Rich' Labor Day Weekend

It's Going to be a 'Crazy Rich' Labor Day Weekend
Look forward to another "crazy rich" weekend as the Labor Day holiday will push Crazy Rich Asians near (if not over) $120 million domestically. Meanwhile, Sony is expanding the reach of their cyber-thriller Searching after its limited debut last weekend while Lionsgate releases Kin and MGM's Operation Finale continues its roll-out following its Wednesday opening. Continuing the theme from the past two weekends, Warner Bros. is looking at the weekend's top two slots beginning with the smash hit Crazy Rich Asians, which has brought in over $86 million domestically in its first 15 days of release and is currently pacing ahead of films such as Bridesmaids and The Help at the same point in the release cycle. Now it's looking to push toward $120 million by the end of day Monday as we're currently anticipating a three-day in the same vicinity as last weekend, finishing around $25 million, followed by a Monday gross at
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‘Snatch’ Trailer: First Look At Season 2 Of Rupert Grint Sony Crackle Drama

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We’re getting the first look at Season 2 of Sony Crackle’s Snatch starring Rupert Grint. The Hill gang heads to sunny Costa del Sol for the sophomore run, where they’re on the lam in another fight to save their fortune and their lives.

This season, the Hills run afoul of the local kingpin and find themselves pressed into the malevolent crime boss’ service. The heroes attempt to outsmart their enemies even as they take over the town. The new season debuts Thursday, September 13 with all 10-episodes.

Grint, best-known for his role as Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter film franchise, returns as the utterly posh, Charlie Cavendish-Scott, alongside an ensemble cast featuring Luke Pasqualino as Albert Hill, Lucien Laviscount as Billy Ayres, Phoebe Dynevor as Lotti Mott, Juliet Aubrey as Lily Hill, Tamer Hassan (House Red
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Rupert Grint Drama ‘Snatch’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On Sony Crackle

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Rupert Grint Drama ‘Snatch’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On Sony Crackle
The second season of its scripted original drama Snatch starring Rupert Grint returns to Sony Crackle on Sept. 13, with all 10 episodes available for streaming.

The series takes viewers to Spain’s Costa del Sol and follows the Hill Gang on the lam in a fight to save their fortune and their lives.

This season, Hills run afoul of the local kingpin and find themselves pressed into the malevolent crime boss’ service. The heroes attempt to outsmart their enemies even as they take over the town.

Grint, best-know for his role as Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter film franchise, returns as the utterly posh, Charlie Cavendish-Scott, alongside an ensemble cast featuring Luke Pasqualino (Skins, The Borgias) as Albert Hill, Lucien Laviscount (Scream Queens, Honeytrap) as Billy Ayres, Phoebe Dynevor (The Village, Dickensian) as Lotti Mott, Juliet Aubrey (The Infiltrator, Primeval) as Lily Hill, Tamer Hassan (House Red) as Hate ‘Em
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‘Jett’: Giancarlo Esposito To Star In Cinemax Drama Series; Ten More Cast

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‘Jett’: Giancarlo Esposito To Star In Cinemax Drama Series; Ten More Cast
Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul’s Giancarlo Esposito is set for a lead role opposite star Carla Gugino in Cinemax’s straight-to-series drama Jett, from Gothika scribe Sebastian Gutierrez. Also cast as series regulars are Elena Anaya, Michael Aronov, Gaite Jansen, Chris Backus, Gil Bellows and Violet McGraw. Jodie Turner-Smith, Gentry White, Lucy Walters and Mustafa Shakir are set for recurring roles.

Esposito, who has a one-year deal on Jett, is coming off a two-season series regular turn on Better Call Saul, reprising his popular Breaking Bad character of Gustavo “Gus” Fring. That includes Season 3 and the upcoming fourth season, debuting Aug. 9, which already has been shot. I hear that while Esposito has has no deal in place beyond that, he could return to the AMC series should it get renewed for a fifth season, with the production schedule of Jett allowing for that.

Written by Gutierrez, in Jett,
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Trailer For Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker's City Of Lies Which Tells The Story of Notorious B.I.G.'s Murder

"A murder like that only goes unsolved, if the police don't want to solve it." 

The first trailer has been released for a new film called City of Lies. This is an investigative crime thriller that revolves around the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. The story follows Lapd detective Russell Poole, who has spent two decades on trying to solve the case of who killed Notorious B.I.G. Poole is played by Johnny Depp in the film and he is joined by Forest Whitaker, who plays a reporter named Jack Jackson. Here's the synopsis:

Based on the true story of one of the most notorious and unsolved cases in recent time, City Of Lies is a provocative thriller revealing a never-before-seen look at the infamous murder of The Notorious B.I.G. shortly following the death of Tupac. L.A.P.D. detective Russell Poole
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Johnny Depp & Forest Whitaker in Trailer for Crime Film 'City of Lies'

"A murder like that only goes unsolved, if the police don't want to solve it." Global Road Entertainment has released the first official trailer for City of Lies, a new investigative thriller from director Brad Furman. The film is about how the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious Big spark an investigation, following an Lapd detective who has spent two decades trying to solve his biggest case. Johnny Depp stars as Detective Russell Poole, and co-stars with Forest Whitaker, a reporter named Jack Jackson. The full cast includes Toby Huss, Dayton Callie, Neil Brown Jr., Shea Whigham, Xander Berkeley, Melanie Benz, Shamier Anderson, Christian George, and Michael Paré. This looks okay, but doesn't seem like anything more than a standard detective thriller set in La, even though the crime they've investigating is very well knonw. Might have some slick twists and turns. Check it. Here's the first official trailer for
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‘City of Lies’ Trailer: Johnny Depp Hunts for the Truth Behind the Death of Notorious B.I.G.

If USA Network’s drama series “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G” didn’t satisfy your appetite this year for cold cases about iconic rappers, then maybe the upcoming “City of Lies” will do the trick. The film tackles the mystery around the death of Christopher Wallace/B.I.G and is the latest from Brad Furman, best known as the director of crime thrillers “Runner Runner,” “The Lincoln Lawyer,” and “The Infiltrator.”

City of Lies” is based on the novel of the same name by journalist Randall Sullivan. Johnny Depp stars as L.A.P.D. detective Russell Poole (played by Jimmi Simpson in the USA series), who spent years trying to solve the death of Notorious B.I.G. Two decades after the murder, Poole teams up with a reporter desperate to save his career (Forest Whitaker) to not only try to solve
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Cannes First Look: Julianne Hough, Tyler Hoechlin Are Beach Ready in 'Bigger'

Cannes First Look: Julianne Hough, Tyler Hoechlin Are Beach Ready in 'Bigger'
Sun’s out, guns out.

Julianne Hough (Dirty Grandpa) and Tyler Hoechlin (Road to Perdition, Teen Wolf) are beach ready in Bigger, set to tell the real-life rags-to-riches story of modern body-building pioneers Joe and Ben Weider (who helped launch the career of one Arnold Schwarzenegger through their Mr. Olympia competition).

The film — also starring Tom Arnold, DJ Qualls, Robert Forster and Victoria Justice, and directed by Bad Boys story writer George Gallo — was written by Gallo, Andy Weiss (upcoming White Boy Rick), Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Ellen Brown Furman (The Infiltrator). Steve Lee Jones (Emmy-nominated producer ...
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