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“The Big Sick” Director Michael Showalter Takes on “The Last Ride of Cowboy Bob” for Fox Searchlight

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THE SPY WITH NO NAME (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story of Erwin van Haarlem, a Cold War secret agent whose stolen identity broke the heart of an innocent woman who thought she’d found her long-lost son. To maintain his cover, the spy deceived the woman, Johanna, for 11 years, until MI5 agents caught him red-handed transmitting coded messages.

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Current Awards Season Affecting “Mudbound” Bidding War, Which Includes A24, Annapurna (Exclusive)

mudbound-excerptWhile most of the Hollywood contingent at Sundance has already left Park City, there are still plenty of festival deals being made, chief among them one for Dee Rees’ acclaimed drama Mudbound, which is the hottest acquisition title left on the board.

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Sundance Sales So Far: Amazon, Netflix Duke It Out for 2017 Festival Supremacy

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The Sundance Film Festival has reached its halfway point and the sales market has been brisk thanks to streaming giants like Amazon and Netflix, who as expected, have been as active as anyone in Park City.

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Anne Frank Spec “Keeper of the Diary” Sells to Fox Searchlight

Anne Frank ExcerptThe highly publicized spec Keeper of the Diary from Evan Kilgore and Samuel Franco has sold to Fox Searchlight for a six figure amount. Matti Leshem and Lynn Harris will produce under their Weimaraner Republic Pictures shingle.

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KEEPER OF THE DIARY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe remarkable true story of two strangers from two very different worlds who fight to get Anne Frank’s diary published. Otto Frank, Anne’s father, and Barbara Zimmerman, a young editor at Doubleday Press and fiercely independent woman, determined to make her mark on the world and change it for the better.

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GREED (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA satirical take on the world of the super-rich with Baron Cohen playing a cut-throat retail billionaire

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TIFF – David Oyelowo Drama “A United Kingdom” Bought by Fox Searchlight

united kingdomAs the Toronto market starts to heat up in the festival’s final days, Fox Searchlight in closing a deal to buy the North American distribution rights to A United Kingdom, director Amma Asante’s romantic drama starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike.

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TIFF — Oscar Race Begins as Fox Searchlight Nabs “Jackie” Biopic

jackie-excerptA major deal has been brokered at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival, with Fox Searchlight picking up the U.S. distribution rights to Jackie starring Natalie Portman.

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Fox Searchlight Lands Ridley Scott-Produced “The Aftermath” With Keira Knightley & Alexander Skarsgard

the aftermath excerptIn a competitive situation, Fox Searchlight has won The Aftermath, the adaptation of the 2013 novel by Rhidian Brook. Ridley Scott is producing, with Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard in talks to star.

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THE AFTERMATH (BROOK) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn the British Occupied Zone of Hamburg in 1946, an English colonel who has requisitioned a house for his family agrees to share it with the German owners, which creates a charged atmosphere.

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ROGUE MALE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA British sportsman sets out to assassinate a European dictator, but when he’s caught, he is tortured, thrown off of a cliff, and left for dead. What follows is a survivalist thriller through which the sportsman must evade enemy agents as he escapes back home to England through the countryside.

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Michael Shannon In Talks To Join Guillermo Del Toro Supernatural Cold War Drama

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Michael Shannon is being eyed to join the cast of Guillermo del Toro’s forthcoming otherworldly Cold War drama with working title The Shape of Water.

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Domhnall Gleeson Circling Role As Winnie The Pooh Creator In “Goodbye Christopher Robin”

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Domhnall Gleeson is in talks for the role of AA Milne in Goodbye Christopher Robin. Milne was the creator of Winnie the Pooh, the famous and honey-obsessed bear from the classic children’s books.

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Guillermo Del Toro Eyes Michael Stuhlbarg To Join His Cold War Love Story

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Michael Stuhlbarg is currently in talks to join Guillermo del Toro’s untitled Cold War love story at Fox Searchlight.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw Set To Star In Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “An Untamed State”

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw has signed on to star in director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s adaptation of Roxane Gay’s debut novel, An Untamed State.

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AN UNTAMED STATE (SALES)

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A privileged Haitian-American woman is kidnapped for ransom in front of her family and is forced to survive and reclaim her life.

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Octavia Spencer Circling Guillermo Del Toro’s Cold War Film

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Guillermo del Toro’s untitled Cold War movie is gearing up as Octavia Spencer is currently circling a role in the project.

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Abbie Cornish & Caleb Landry Jones Move To Martin McDonagh’s “Ebbing, Missouri”

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Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is quickly revving up as it adds Abbie Cornish and Caleb Landry Jones to the cast. They join previously cast Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell.

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Woody Harrelson And Sam Rockwell Sign On To Star In “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

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Director Martin McDonagh has tapped Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell to star in his third feature film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The director’s follow up to Seven Psychopaths also stars Frances McDormand.

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (SALES)

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Tells the story of a 50-year-old woman who takes on the local police force after her daughter gets murdered because they seem more interested in torturing black people than serving justice.

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Joe Wright And Fox Searchlight Plot Supernatural Thriller “The Ruins”

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Joe Wright is set to explore the supernatural world in the thriller, The Ruins. Wright is partnering with Fox Searchlight under his own production company Shoebox Films to develop the film set in India.

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THE RUINS (SALES)

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Logline kept under wraps.

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Holliday Grainger In Final Talks To Join “My Cousin Rachel”

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Holliday Grainger is set to join Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin in the Fox Searchlight picture My Cousin Rachel. The film is based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier.

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Pablo Trapero Signs On To Direct “The Man In the Rockefeller Suit”

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Pablo Trapero has officially been tapped to take the reins of The Man in the Rockefeller Suit for Fox Searchlight Pictures. The Argentinian filmmaker recently received the Goya Award for best Ibero-American Film for El Clan.

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Emma Stone Closes Deal To Star In “Battle of The Sexes”

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Stone was initially attached, but originally had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts. Brie Larson was approached to fill the role, but now Stone has come back into the fold. Stone will star as tennis pro Billie Jean King in the sports drama, opposite Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs.

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EILEEN (SALES)

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Eileen Dunlop divides her days between caring for her alcoholic father and dealing with juvenile delinquents as a secretary at a boy’s prison, but things get interesting when a new co-worker, Rebecca Saint John, starts to get her out of her rut.

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{Exclusive} Fox Searchlight And Scott Rudin Set Up Hot Summer Fiction “Eileen”

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Fox Searchlight has teamed with Scott Rudin to pick up one of the summer’s hottest mystery reads. The taut, suspenseful Eileen has been favorably compared to Gone Girl and has been pitched as The Girl on the Train meets To Die For.

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MEET THE PATELS (SALES)

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A feature film adaptation of Ravi Patel’s documentary about his family pressuring him to get married and start a family.

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{Exclusive} Colin Farrell And Brendan Gleeson Teaming Up Again In Fox Searchlight’s “The Homeless World Cup”

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Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson are set to star in The Homeless World Cup from Fox Searchlight Pictures, based on the incredible true story of the annual tournament which helps itinerant people worldwide change their lives through the game of soccer.

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