AFM: Five titles likely to generate strong buzz
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From Time to Time
International sales: Ealing Studios International
Indie stalwarts Mark and Michael Polish (2006's "The Astronaut Farmer") return with a typically quirky look at how high school never truly ends. When a successful author Henry McCarthy (played by director Michael Polish) returns to his home town after 20 years to give a commencement speech, he finds himself torn by his only to his old crush Scarlet Smith (Winona Ryder) and sexy high school senior Shasta O'Neil (Hilary Duff). Thankfully, he can count on some hilarious relationship counseling from Principal Marshall (Chevy Chase).
International sales: American Cinema International
The Next Three Days
The latest from Oscar-winning writer-director Paul Haggis ("Crash") features Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks in a thriller based on the 2008 French release "Pour Elle." Crowe stars as John Brennan, an ordinary man whose perfect family is torn apart when his wife is imprisoned for murder. After years of appeals fail to secure her release, John devises a dangerous plan to free her. Over a three-day span he'll find out just how far he's willing to go.
International sales: Mandate International
Anton Corbijn follows up his debut feature "Control" with this adaptation of Martin Booth's novel "A Very Private Gentleman." George Clooney stars as Jack, a world weary assassin whose final assignment takes him to a picturesque small town in the Italian hills. Charmed by this mysterious new place, Jack lets his guard down, with potentially devastating consequences. International sales: Focus Features
International sales: Parlay Films