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Bill Pohlad’s ‘Dreamin’ Wild’ Music Biopic Lands at Roadside Attractions 

Roadside Attractions has picked up the North American rights to Dreamin’ Wild, the Casey Affleck and Zooey Deschanel-starring music biopic that debuted in Venice. Bill Pohlad directed the film that is set to hit theaters Aug. 4. Roadside released Pohlad’s 2014 feature Love & Mercy, a portrait of Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys that marked his feature directorial […]

Gravitas Ventures Founder Nolan Gallagher Stepping Down to Focus on MLS Next Pro Team Ownership

Nolan Gallagher’s time running Gravitas Ventures will soon come to an end. After 17 years, the founder and CEO will depart the distribution company as of March 31, after which time he will focus on an upstart Major League Soccer Next Pro men’s professional soccer team in Cleveland. The team is scheduled to begin league […]

Matt Damon, Casey Affleck to Star in Doug Liman’s ‘The Instigators’

Matt Damon and Casey Affleck are set to star in director Doug Liman’s The Instigators for Apple Original Films. Damon and Affleck will play two thieves on the run with the help of one of their therapists after a robbery goes wrong. Damon, Ben Affleck, Jeff Robinov, John Graham and Kevin Walsh will produce the drama that reunites Damon […]

#MeToo, Five Years Later: No One’s Fully Returned From “Cancellation” — No, Not Even Louis C.K. (Analysis)

Amid the torrent of accusations leveled against powerful Hollywood men in the frenzied first few months of the #MeToo era, industry observers often shared the same jaded expectation. Short of arrest or indictment, the thinking went, the accused would be back on their feet after a brief time-out and a few memory-cleansing news cycles, carrying […]

Alan Arkin, Kathy Bates, Teyana Taylor Join Casey Affleck in Heist Thriller ‘The Smack’ (Exclusive)

Oscar winners Alan Arkin and Kathy Bates, as well as Teyana Taylor, have joined Casey Affleck in indie heist thriller The Smack. The trio join a growing cast that already includes Marisa Tomei, Isabel May and Yul Vázquez. David M. Rosenthal, who directed thrillers The Perfect Guy and the remake of Jacob’s Ladder, is helming the feature, which […]

TIFF: Steve Buscemi’s ‘The Listener,’ Bill Pohlad’s ‘Dreamin’ Wild’ to Get Exclusive Market Screenings

The Toronto International Film Festival is set to test whether the indie cinema business has rebounded amid the pandemic by screening 10 movies, including Steve Buscemi’s The Listener and Bill Pohlad’s Dreamin’ Wild, for buyers outside of its official selection.   International buyers will get an exclusive look via the new TIFF Industry Selects program […]

Catching Up With Casey Affleck and Girlfriend Caylee Cowan in France

‘Tis the season for summer vacations and Casey Affleck and girlfriend Caylee Cowan got a jump start on theirs by spending nearly three weeks on the Mediterranean coast in May. THR caught up with the couple on the deck of the famed Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes during a May 22 launch party for Redbud […]

Cannes First Look: Casey Affleck, Laurence Fishburne in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Slingshot’ (Exclusive)

An unsure-looking Laurence Fishburne gives a wave through a spaceship porthole alongside Casey Affleck in this exclusive first-look still from psychological thriller Slingshot. The film, from director Mikael Håfström (Outside the Wire, Escape Plan), tells the story of an astronaut struggling to maintain his grip on reality aboard a possibly fatally compromised mission to Saturn’s […]

Casey Affleck to Lead Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Slingshot’ With Laurence Fishburne, Emily Beecham

Casey Affleck has lined up his next lead role. The Oscar-winning star of Manchester By The Sea – recently seen in The World to Come and Our Friend — will appear alongside Tony and Emmy winner Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, John Wick) in the psychological sci-fi thriller Slingshot, being directed by Mikael Håfström (Outside the Wire, Escape […]

Casey Affleck, Zooey Deschanel, Noah Jupe to Star in Musical Drama ‘Dreamin’ Wild’

Casey Affleck, Beau Bridges and Zooey Deschanel have been cast in Dreamin’ Wild, an indie drama from Bill Pohlad centered on a recently rediscovered and reappraised musical act, Donnie and Joe Emerson. Walton Goggins, Jack Dylan Grazer, Noah Jupe and Chris Messina have also been cast in the project, which is now in production in […]

PETA: Casey Affleck to Speak Out Against Monkey Research at UMass Amherst

Oscar-winner Casey Affleck has partnered with PETA on a series of initiatives in recent years, from speaking out on circus abuse and the practice of dehorning to calling out Texas A&M for its use of dogs in laboratory research studies. Now comes word from the animal rights organization that Affleck is expected to appear at […]

‘Every Breath You Take’: Film Review

Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan play a couple still struggling with grief when fresh tragedy ushers Sam Claflin's shifty stranger into their lives in this psychological thriller.