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Peter Rice’s Next Act: Film, TV Producing Deal With A24 (Exclusive)

Peter Rice has found his next gig. The respected film and television executive, who was unceremoniously ousted at Chapek-era Disney, will next focus on becoming an independent producer and has partnered with powerhouse A24. Under the producing and co-financing agreement, Rice will have a nonexclusive deal with the Oscar-winning outfit. Film and TV projects that fall […]

Cannes: A24 Closes Worldwide Deals for Jonathan Glazer’s ‘The Zone of Interest’

A24 has closed deals across Europe and Japan for Jonathan Glazer’s bracing, critically acclaimed Holocaust drama The Zone of Interest. Distributors across Europe have boarded the drama, adapted from a novel by the late British writer Martin Amis, which follows the commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss (played by Christian Friedel) and his wife Hedwig (Toni […]

Jeremy Allen White Describes “Gross” Diet to Gain Weight for A24 Wrestling Movie: “You Don’t Feel Great”

Somehow, food keeps becoming a focus amid Jeremy Allen White’s recent projects. The star of FX’s The Bear, returning next month for season two, spoke to Esquire in an interview published online Monday about his role as the late real-life wrestler Kerry Von Erich in the upcoming A24 feature The Iron Claw. The Sean Durkin-directed […]

Cannes: Jonathan Glazer Says Holocaust Film ‘Zone of Interest’ Is “Not a Museum Piece”

An early favorite of the Cannes film festival is Jonathan Glazer’s Zone of Interest, which had a warm audience reception and glowing reviews out of its Friday night premiere. The film is loosely adapted from the Martin Amis novel of the same that tells the story of Rudolf Höss, the camp commandant of the Auschwitz […]

‘The Zone of Interest’ Review: Jonathan Glazer’s Audacious Film Is a Bone-Chilling Holocaust Drama Like No Other

Loosely adapted from the Martin Amis novel, the Brit director’s fourth feature focuses on a camp commandant’s family living their bucolic dream life just over the wall from Auschwitz.

A24 and German Mini-Major Leonine Set Up Joint Label

A24 and German mini-major Leonine Studios have set up a joint venture, originally named A24 | Leonine Studios, to release films in Germany and Austria. The first films to go out under the new banner will be David Michôd’s Wizards! starring Orlando Bloom, Naomi Scott and Pete Davidson and The Iron Claw, Sean Durkin’s wrestling […]

Joaquin Phoenix Warns to “Not Take Mushrooms” Before Watching ‘Beau Is Afraid’

Joaquin Phoenix has a warning for those planning to experience his latest film, Beau Is Afraid. During an interview with Fandango, published online Friday, the Joker star advised people to not take mushrooms before going to see the Ari Aster-directed film. “I was told from someone in college that there was this college thread amongst […]

‘Beau Is Afraid’ Ignites 2023 Art House Box Office With Near-Record Opening

There was nothing dysfunctional about the debut of Ari Aster’s mind-bending Beau Is Afraid at the specialty box office. The movie scored a location average of $80,099 from four theaters in New York and Los Angeles, the best average of 2023 to date for a specialty film. It was also the second-best specialty average of […]

‘Beau Is Afraid’ Review: Joaquin Phoenix Grapples With Mother Issues in Ari Aster’s Bonkers Freudian Freakout

Patti LuPone, Amy Ryan, Nathan Lane and Parker Posey also star in this pitch-dark existential horror comedy about an emotional wreck on a painfully conflicted journey home.

Anne Hathaway, Michaela Coel to Star in David Lowery’s Pop Epic ‘Mother Mary’ for A24

Anne Hathaway and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s Michaela Coel will star in Mother Mary, an “epic pop melodrama” that David Lowery is directing for A24, the Oscar-winning studio behind Everything Everywhere All at Once. The project brings Lowery back into the A24 fold after the filmmaker’s 2021 well-regarded hallucinatory fantasy, The Green Knight and 2017’s […]

Steven Yeun and Ali Wong Are Locked in a Blood Feud in ‘Beef’ Trailer

Steven Yeun and Ali Wong let their tempers spiral wildly out of control in the trailer for A24’s Beef. In the dark comedy series, Amy (Wong) is a wife and mother who seems to have it all, while Danny (Yeun) is a struggling contractor with downward fortunes, but both are miserable — as cued by […]

A24 Buys Off-Broadway’s Cherry Lane Theatre

Independent film studio A24 has purchased a small Off-Broadway venue, the Cherry Lane Theatre.  The theater, which is located in New York City’s West Village, was purchased for just over $10 million, according to a deed filed Friday. Cherry Lane Theatre is the longest continuously running off-Broadway theater in New York and features a 179-seat […]