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Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions Nab Sigourney Weaver’s ‘The Good House’

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired North American rights to The Good House from Amblin Partners, in association with Participant. The comic drama, starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline in the film adaptation of Ann Leary’s book, bowed at the Toronto Film Festival in 2021. The Good House is set for a theatrical bow on […]

Alan Ladd Jr., ‘Star Wars’ Savior and Oscar Winner for ‘Braveheart,’ Dies at 84

Alan Ladd Jr., the revered Hollywood producer and studio executive who saved Star Wars when Fox wanted to shut down production and gained vindication when he received an Oscar for Braveheart after being dumped by MGM, has died. He was 84. Ladd, who headed production at Fox, Pathe Entertainment and MGM (in two stints) and […]

Berlin: Elizabeth Banks’ Abortion Drama ‘Call Jane’ Sells Wide Ahead of Berlinale Premiere

Call Jane, the women’s rights drama from Phyllis Nagy that bowed in Sundance to hugely positive reviews, has landed a host of international deals for Protagonist Pictures ahead of its Berlinale premiere in competition. The film — starring Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Mara and Chris Messina — has sold to DCM for Germany, Austria […]

Elizabeth Banks in Phyllis Nagy’s ‘Call Jane’: Film Review | Sundance 2022

‘Carol’ screenwriter Nagy directs the story of a suburban woman’s involvement in the Jane Collective, an underground service that provided safe abortions in the years before Roe v. Wade.

Dan Aykroyd Supports Hurtful Comedy Getting the Cancel-Culture Ax

Dan Aykroyd is back in action reprising one of his most iconic characters, Ray Stantz, for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which Sony is set to release Nov. 19. And while he’s thrilled to be involved in the new baton-passing franchise chapter — directed by Jason Reitman and produced by Ivan Reitman, who helmed the first two Ghostbusters […]

AFM: Paul Schrader’s Crime Thriller ‘Master Gardener’ Lands Global Sales

The Master Gardener, the next project from veteran screenwriter and director Paul Schrader following this year’s festival favorite The Card Counter, has landed a number of key territory sales. HanWay Films has closed deals for the upcoming crime thriller with Leonine (Germany and Switzerland), The Jokers (France), Volgafilm (CIS and Baltics), M2 Films (Eastern Europe), […]

Sigourney Weaver in ‘The Good House’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

In a comic drama also featuring Kevin Kline, the 'Alien' star plays a New England real estate agent who understands all her neighbors’ problems but is deep in denial about her own.

Toronto Hot List: Jason Statham, Kaley Cuoco and More Stars Topline Fest’s Buzziest Sales Titles

“Nowadays, no one has the same agenda,” says Sony Pictures Classics co-president Tom Bernard. That precept sums up the post-COVID market landscape, which has forced streamers, day-and-daters and traditional theatrical distributors to carve out an increasingly specialized niche within their own subset. As a result, agents are finding fewer, but more focused, players vying for […]

Toronto: Sigourney Weaver’s ‘The Good House,’ Keira Knightley’s ‘Silent Night’ Get Galas

The 2021 Toronto Film Festival has added world premieres of The Good House, starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver, and the U.K. comedy Silent Night, led by Keira Knightley and Lily-Rose Depp, to its gala lineup at Roy Thomson Hall. TIFF organizers also promoted Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World to a gala […]

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Scares Up New Trailer With Nostalgia Feels

They’re ready to believe you. A new trailer for the highly anticipated Ghostbusters: Afterlife dropped Tuesday, and viewers proceeded to lose their minds via social media. Finally, fans got a glimpse of some of the original gang back in their iconic roles, last played in the 1989 sequel to the blockbuster first film (the original […]

Noah Hawley Confirms ‘Alien’ TV series for FX Is “Not a Ripley Story,” Will Explore Inequality

Noah Hawley has two scripts down on his upcoming Alien TV series for FX and already knows it will not be about Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley. Speaking to Vanity Fair, the Legion showrunner offered a status update on the series and divulged some details about what fans can expect from the anticipated show. The series, which […]