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Spielberg Starts Tom Hanks Cold War Spy Thriller

Spielberg Starts Tom Hanks Cold War Spy Thriller

Spielberg’s spy thriller tells the true story of attorney James Donovan (Hanks), who is pushed into the Cold War when the CIA sends him on a mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. 
Spielberg will also produce the film with Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger. The executive producers are Adam Somner and Daniel Lupi. The film will be released in U.S. theaters October 16, 2015.
Participant Media is partnering on the film; Twentieth Century Fox is also co-financing and will handle its international release, while The Walt Disney Company will release the film domestically on October 16, 2015.
DreamWorks’ partner, Reliance, will oversee distribution in India. Production in New York was possible due to support from state and local film agencies, and in Berlin, through the support of several film funds.

Also starting production this month is DreamWorks/Participant Media’s period drama “The Light Between Oceans,” adapted by writer-director Derek Cianfrance from the fiction best-seller by M.L. Stedman, and starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz. “The Light Between Oceans,” set on a remote Australian island in the years following World War I, will be filming in New Zealand and Australia. The island’s lighthouse keeper and his wife are faced with a moral dilemma when a boat washes ashore with a dead man –and a wailing two-month-old infant. They decide to raise the child with unknowable the consequences. 

Heyday Films’ David Heyman (“Harry Potter” series) and Jeffrey Clifford are producing. The Walt Disney Company will distribute domestically and in certain international territories, while Mister Smith Entertainment will handle distribution in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
DreamWorks and Spielberg are forging ahead knowing that CEO Stacey Snider is leaving to take over motion pictures under Jim Gianopulos at Twentieth Century Fox when her contract expires at the end of the year. Ex-Turner executive Michael Wright is taking over as DreamWorks CEO, working with current executives Jeff Small, president and COO, and Holly Bario, president of production.

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