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Alex Wolff Really Did Bleed From His Eyebrow During Scene From ‘Human Capital’ (Video)

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Alex Wolff Really Did Bleed From His Eyebrow During Scene From ‘Human Capital’ (Video)
Alex Wolff said his role in the film “Human Capital” was one of the “most challenging” part of his career, but he literally put his blood, sweat and tears into his performance.

In speaking with TheWrap’s Steve Pond following the premiere of “Human Capital” at Toronto, Wolff described filming an intense scene with co-star Maya Hawke in which he smashed his forehead and accidentally got a big gash in his eyebrow, which he had recently pierced for the role.

“There was a moment where I was staring at Maya looking, and it went from her doing the scene to her genuinely looking at my eyes like something was wrong,” Wolff said. “And then I realized, ‘Am I sweating a lot? Oh, that’s blood dripping down my eye in the middle of me screaming at her.'”

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Quentin Tarantino Docu ‘QT8’ To Open Dtla Film Festival; Hamptons Finalizes Slate – Fest Briefs

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Quentin Tarantino Docu ‘QT8’ To Open Dtla Film Festival; Hamptons Finalizes Slate – Fest Briefs
The Dtla Film Festival has selected QT8: Quentin Tarantino The First Eight, the documentary feature by Tara Wood, as the opening-night film for its 11th edition next month. The docu, which is having its world premiere the week before as a one-night-only screening via Fathom, will open Dtla on October 23 at Regal L.A. Live. The festival unveiled the news Tuesday along with its full slate of 38 feature-length movies.

QT8 focuses on the first 21 years of Tarantino’s career and includes interviews with frequent collaborators including Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Diane Kruger, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Eli Roth, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell and Christoph Waltz.

Also on the Dtla docket is a special presentation of Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story, coinciding with the Griffin being honored with the festival’s Independent Film Pioneer Award.

The fest, which runs through October 27, will close with the
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Tiff deals start as ‘Two Of Us’, ‘Military Wives’ find Us homes

Buyers circling Bad Education, The Platform, The Friend.

Two on-site deals have breathed life into a typically slow start on the acquisitions front at Tiff as Magnolia Pictures picked up North American rights to Tiff Discovery selection Two Of Us, while Bleecker Street acquired the Us for Military Wives.

Two Of Us premiered on Saturday and Magnolia closed the deal on Monday (9). France-based Italian filmmaker Filippo Meneghetti’s feature directorial debut follows two older women played by Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier who live across the hall from each other in the same apartment building but have kept their romance hidden for decades.
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Toronto market primed for surge after quiet first week

Toronto market primed for surge after quiet first week
Bad Education’ starring Hugh Jackman, ’The Friend’ and ’Human Capital’ are generating buzz.

Heading into at the end of the first Tiff weekend with no major on-site deals in the bag, buyers were hopeful Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney in Cory Finley’s school embezzlement comedy drama Bad Education would inject life into a quiet market.

Endeavor Content represents the world and jointly handles the Us with CAA. At time of writing, acquisitions teams were circling Gabriela Coperthwaite’s cancer drama The Friend, which Stx International and Endeavor Content represent, UTA Independent Film Group was fielding interest in Marc Meyers’ hit-and-run drama Human Capital,
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Tiff deals trickle in as ‘Two Of Us’, ‘Military Wives’ find Us homes

Buyers circling Bad Education, The Platform, The Friend.

Two on-site deals have breathed life into a typically slow start on the acquisitions front at Tiff as Magnolia Pictures picked up North American rights to Discovery selection Two Of Us, while Bleecker Street acquired the Us for Special Presentations entry Military Wives.

Two Of Us premiered on Saturday and Magnolia closed the deal on Monday (9). France-based Italian filmmaker Filippo Meneghetti’s feature directorial debut follows two older women played by Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier who live across the hall from each other in the same apartment building but have kept their romance hidden for decades.
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Human Capital’

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Human Capital’
“Human Capital” has returned home in a sense, in that American novelist Stephen Amidon’s 2004 book was made into a very well-received Italian film by Paolo Virzi in 2013, and now Marc Meyers’ U.S. feature is based on both prior incarnations. There’s no reason it shouldn’t work again in what is, after all, its original setting. Yet as with the recent stateside do-overs of “After the Wedding” and “Gloria,” this is another remake probably best enjoyed by those unfamiliar with its predecessor, which remains more incisive and memorable. This “Capital” succeeds as a well-acted crisscrosser of a melodrama between two awkwardly entangled families in upstate New York. Where it falls well short is in attaining the level of biting social commentary Virzi drew from the same material.

The first thing we see here is a restaurant worker bicycling home from work, only to be sideswiped by an SUV
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Variety Announces 10 Actors to Watch for 2019

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Variety has announced its 10 Actors to Watch for 2019, an honor the publication has bestowed since 1998.

Past honorees include many future Oscar winners and nominees, such as Mahershala Ali, Timothée Chalamet, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Brie Larson, Lupita Nyong’o and Melissa Leo.

This year’s honorees will be feted in the Oct. 27 issue of Variety as well as at a reception Nov. 3 at the Resort at Pelican Hill in conjunction with Visit Newport Beach and the Newport Beach Film Festival. In addition to the 10 Actors to Watch, the Newport Beach Film Festival will also bestow industry honors.

Said Steven Gaydos, Variety vice president, executive editor: “One of the most thrilling aspects of the traditional fall film awards season is the opportunity to showcase our discovery of new acting talents. Since Variety‘s 10 Actors to Watch began nearly a quarter-century ago, we’ve prided ourselves on our ability to take stock
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Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones Drama ‘The Aeronauts’ Among New Additions to Toronto Film Festival Lineup

Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones Drama ‘The Aeronauts’ Among New Additions to Toronto Film Festival Lineup
Tom Harper’s “The Aeronauts,” a period drama that reunites “The Theory of Everything” stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, is one of more than 80 features and 20 shorts that have been added to the lineup at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, Tiff organizers announced on Tuesday.

The Aeronauts” is one of two new galas, the other being Giuseppe Capotondi’s thriller “The Burnt Orange Heresy,” with Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debecki and Mick Jagger. Other films added to the lineup include new work by Terrence Malick, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Noah Hawley, Olivier Assayas, Trey Edward Shults, Ken Loach and Gael Garcia Bernal.

The two new galas complete that section in Toronto at 20 films, while 16 new Special Presentations bring that section to 55. The additions include Kenny Leon’s “American Son”; Jason Lei Howden’s “Guns Akimbo,” with Daniel Radcliffe and Samara Weaving; Marc Meyers’ “Human Capital,” with Liev Schreiber and Marisa Tomei; Max Winkler’s “Jungleland,
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Neon & Hulu Take North American Rights To Céline Sciamma’s Palme d’Or Contender ‘Portrait Of A Lady On Fire’ — Cannes

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Neon & Hulu Take North American Rights To Céline Sciamma’s Palme d’Or Contender ‘Portrait Of A Lady On Fire’ — Cannes
Céline Sciamma’s (Girlhood) well-received Cannes Competition drama Portrait Of A Lady On Fire has sold to Neon and Hulu for North America in a competitive situation.

Adèle Haenel (The Unknown Girl), Noémie Merlant (Heaven Will Wait), Luana Bajrami (School’s Out) and Valeria Golina (Human Capital) star in the French-language film about a female painter commissioned to paint a wedding portrait of a young, reluctant bride on an isolated island in Northern France at the end of the eighteenth century. The painting must be done without the subject’s knowledge.

Pic was sold by mk2 and the pact falls into the output deal between Neon and Hulu. Neon is planning a theatrical release, which is set to include an awards campaign in all categories.

The deal was negotiated by Jeff Deutchman on behalf of Neon and Hulu and Fionnuala Jamison from mk2 films on behalf of the filmmakers. mk2 films has world rights.
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‘Defending Jacob’: Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Betty Gabriel & Sakina Jaffrey Round Out Series Regular Cast Of Apple Series

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Exclusive: Apple’s Defending Jacob has rounded out its series regular cast as production gets underway in Boston, we hear. Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Betty Gabriel and Sakina Jaffrey have been cast opposite Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell in the limited drama series based on William Landay’s bestselling novel. The project hails from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

Created and written by Mark Bomback and directed by Morten Tyldum, the limited series is described as a character-driven thriller based on Landay’s 2012 novel published by Random House. The book tells the story of a father, Andy Barber (Evans), dealing with the accusation that his son, Jacob (Martell), is a 14-year-old murderer.

Jones will play Joanna Klein, a top defense lawyer in the area. Schreiber will portray Neal Logiudice, another Assistant District Attorney
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'Hereditary' star Alex Wolff, John Malkovich among ensemble on thriller 'The Line'

'Hereditary' star Alex Wolff, John Malkovich among ensemble on thriller 'The Line'
Lije Sarki and David Carrico and Adam Paulsen of Valparaiso Pictures produce.

Hereditary star Alex Wolff, John Malkovich and Scoot McNairy are among an ensemble that has joined upcoming thriller The Line, set to begin production in autumn.

Jessica Barden, and Lewis Pullman round out the key cast at this stage on the project, described as a coming-of-age thriller set on a university campus.

Ethan Berger, currently in post on an untitled documentary with Uninterrupted, will mark his feature directorial debut from a screenplay he wrote with Alex Russek. Lije Sarki, who produced this month’s SXSW narrative spotlight audience
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Alex Wolff, Imogen Poots to star in opioid crime drama 'Castle In The Ground'

Alex Wolff, Imogen Poots to star in opioid crime drama 'Castle In The Ground'
Line 200, Ontario Creates, Nohfc, and Telefilm financing.

Hereditary star Alex Wolff and Imogen Poots will star in Joey Klein’s (The Other Half) upcoming crime drama Castle In The Ground, which is currently shooting in Sudbury, Canada.

William Woods will produce via his Toronto-based Woods Entertainment alongside Michael Solomon under Band With Pictures. Andra Gordon of American Entertainment Investors developed the project with Woods and Solomon and serves as executive producer alongside Tom Spriggs, Rob McGillivray, Ben Stranahan, George Stranahan, John Hansen, Mark Gingras, and John Laing.

Line 200 makes it financing debut on Castle In The Ground alongside Ontario Creates,
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Alex Wolff, Imogen Poots To Topline ‘Castle in the Ground’ Crime Drama From Joey Klein

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Alex Wolff, Imogen Poots To Topline ‘Castle in the Ground’ Crime Drama From Joey Klein
Alex Wolff and Imogen Poots have been tapped to lead writer/director Joey Klein’s crime drama Castle in the Ground, which is being produced by William Woods via his Woods Entertainment banner and Michael Solomon of Band With Pictures.

Production is currently underway in Sudbury, Canada. The plot follows a teenager Henry who, after the untimely death of his mother, befriends his charismatic but troubled next-door neighbor Ana, who embroils Henry in a world of addiction and violence just as the opioid epidemic takes hold of their small town.

Andra Gordon of American Entertainment Investors, who developed the project with Woods and Solomon, will serve as executive producer alongside Tom Spriggs, Rob McGillivray, Ben Stranahan, George Stranahan, John Hansen, Mark Gingras, and John Laing. The pic marks the first project for from financing company Line 200, who financed the film along with Ontario Creates, Nohfc, and Telefilm.

Wolff, recently wrote,
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Alex Wolff (‘Hereditary’): ‘I had to really go through hell’ in playing Peter [Complete Interview Transcript]

Alex Wolff (‘Hereditary’): ‘I had to really go through hell’ in playing Peter [Complete Interview Transcript]
Alex Wolff has been earning rave reviews for his harrowing performance as Peter in the horror film, “Hereditary.” While his onscreen mother, Toni Collette, has earned plenty of awards attention so far for the hellish journey she goes through in the film, Wolff goes through quite a journey himself over the course of the movie.

Wolff recently chatted with Gold Derby contributing editor Rob Licuria about how he got cast in “Hereditary,” the lengths he went to in playing that classroom scene, and why horror needs to be given more of a chance by the Oscars. Watch the exclusive web chat above and read the complete interview transcript below.

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Gold Derby: Alex Wolff, before I pressed record we were just talking about how I was so freakin’ terrified by “Hereditary,” and I wanna know, given that you were in it and you’ve talked about it ad nauseam for months,
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Liev Schreiber-Starrer ‘Human Capital’ Adds ‘House of Cards’ Paul Sparks, Aasif Mandvi & Fred Hechinger

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Liev Schreiber-Starrer ‘Human Capital’ Adds ‘House of Cards’ Paul Sparks, Aasif Mandvi & Fred Hechinger
Exclusive: Emmy nominee Paul Sparks, Aasif Mandvi and newcomer Fred Hechinger (Eighth Grade) are the latest to join the cast of Human Capital, a film adaptation of Stephen Amidon’s 2005 novel. Directed by Marc Meyers and based on a screenplay from Oren Moverman, the thriller stars Liev Schreiber, Marisa Tomei, Peter Sarsgaard, Alex Wolff and Maya Hawke.

The pic centers on families who collide as they chase the American Dream. Paolo Virzì adapted the book into a 2013 Italian-language film.

Producers are Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray of Maven Pictures, Bert Marcus of Bert Marcus Film, Moverman via his Sight Unseen Pictures, and Schreiber and Matthew Stillman via their Illuminated Content.

Sparks, repped by Gersh and One Entertainment, was most recently seen on the big screen in The Greatest Showman and Thoroughbreds. Mandvi, whose film credits include Mother’s Day and Million Dollar Arm,
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Liev Schreiber & Alex Wolff To Star In ‘Human Capital’ Movie; Marc Meyers To Direct Oren Moverman Script

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Liev Schreiber & Alex Wolff To Star In ‘Human Capital’ Movie; Marc Meyers To Direct Oren Moverman Script
Exclusive: Liev Schreiber and Alex Wolff have been set to star in Human Capital, an adaptation of Stephen Amidon’s 2005 novel about families who collide as they chase the American Dream. Paolo Virzì adapted the book into a 2013 Italian-language film. For this incarnation, Oren Moverman (The Messenger) penned the screenplay, and My Friend Dahmer helmer Marc Meyers is aboard to direct. We hear a November production start is in the works.

Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray’s Maven Pictures is producing alongside Moverman via his Sight Unseen Pictures, and Schreiber and Matthew Stillman via their Illuminated Content. Indiana Production, which made the original film, will executive produce.

The pic will follow the lives of two families — one middle-class and one privileged — as their lives intertwine across the social divide when two of their children suddenly begin a relationship that leads to a tragic accident. Schreiber is set to play Drew,
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