The ever-busy actor James Franco has two projects making big moves today. First up, science fiction-thriller Kin has made a big pre-buy deal at TIFF, and second, the Afghanistan war drama Burn Country is been picked up by Samuel Goldwyn and Orion Pictures, landing a December 9 theatrical and VOD release.
Updated 09.02.16: Mark Townend’s high-concept sci-fi action thriller, pitched as Looper meets Safe House, continues to burn up the market ahead of the holiday weekend, with Screen Gems, Legendary Pictures, and AG Capital being the latest to take a closer look at what has become one of the summer’s hottest specs.
Logline: Forced back into action after a rogue special ops team murders her husband, a super-spy who traded in her legendary career for a normal life, embarks on a bloody quest for vengeance that leads to the highest rungs of government, uncovering a secret that could shake the foundations of American democracy. John Wick meets Salt.
After the positive response to the costume images, Lionsgate was happy to show their optimism for the the new Power Rangers films during a conference call with analysts.
The movie follows the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of firefighters who battled a the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013 and lost 19 members.
Julia Roberts is set to play Jacob Tremblay’s mother in Lionsgate’s adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s coming-of-age-novel Wonder. The story follows Auggie Pullman, a young boy with a facial deformity that is bullied at school.
Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry have been tapped to pen the feature adaptation of Steven Moffat’s BBC 1 series Jekyll, a modern update of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale.
Sarah Snook is in talks to join the cast of Lionsgate’s The Glass Castle based Jeanette Walls’s best-selling memoir about her life in a nomadic family with an alcoholic father and unbalanced mother.
Michael Pena and Uzo Aduba are in talks for voice roles for the My Little Pony movie. They would join previously cast Emily Blunt and Kristin Chenoweth.
It looks like Max Greenfield is taking a turn into the dramatic. The New Girl actor is in talks to star in the upcoming The Glass Castle at Lionsgate.
Room star Jacob Tremblay is circling a role in Wonder at Lionsgate. The film is an adaptation of the coming-of-age-novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio.
UPDATE (4.7.16): Paramount has come out on top in the fight for T.J. English’s The Corporation with a stunning seven figure offer. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson will produce through their Appian Way banner, with Benicio Del Toro set to star.
Miranda Richardson is set to join Jake Gyllenhaal in Lionsgate’s Boston Marathon bombing film Stronger, which is inspired by the New York Times best selling book of the same name by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witer.
The unique, untold American gangster story of Jose Miguel Battle Sr. (“El Padrino”), the leader of the “The Corporation” – also known as “The Godfather.”
After the success and critical acclaim of Sicario, there was buzz that a sequel was in the works. Producers Molly Smith and Trent & Thad Luckinbill have confirmed that a Sicario 2 is in development at Lionsgate.
Alex Gibney is taking a break from documentaries to direct his first narrative feature, The Action, a political thriller set in the 1970s.