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    Magnolia Picks Up 'Best Man Down,' Starring Justin Long and Jess Weixler

    Magnolia Pictures has nabbed North American rights to Ted Koland's comedy "Best Man Down" (aka "Lumpy"), starring Justin Long ("Movie 43," "Live Free of Die Hard") and Jess Weixler ("Teeth")...

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    BBC to Release Documentary 'One Life' from Creators of 'Earth' -- Daniel Craig Narrates

    BBC Worldwide announces a limited engagement run of documentary "One Life," narrated by Daniel Craig. From the creators of "Earth: the Movie," the fifth highest-grossing documentary to date, the film follows the spectrum of the human journey from birth until the "delivery of the next generation."

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    Colin Firth Joins Nicole Kidman's Amnesia Thriller 'Before I Go to Sleep'

    Colin Firth is joining Nicole Kidman to star in Rowan Joffe's "Before I Go to Sleep," a thriller set up at Scott Free and Millennium Films. The film is based on Brit novelist S.J. Watson's book of the same name. Joffe adapted the screenplay, which centers on a woman (Kidman) with amnesia...

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    Magnet Releasing Acquires 'Europa Report' with 'District 9' Star Sharlto Copley

    Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, has picked up US rights to sci-fi film "Europa Report," starring Sharlto Copley. Watch the teaser trailer below.

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    'Animal Kingdom' Director David Michôd Goes Into Production on 'The Rover' with Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson

    Australian director David Michôd, who helmed 2010's brilliant white-knuckle crime film "Animal Kingdom," has gone into production on his next film, "The Rover." It stars Guy Pearce (also in "Animal Kingdom") and Robert Pattinson.

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    Disney Confirms 'Star Wars' Spin-Offs for Individual Characters -- Yoda's Up First

    Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed during an interview on CNBC that the Mouse House will release "Star Wars" spin-offs based on individual characters. The studio, which acquired Lucasfilm with long-time Steven Spielberg producer Kathleen Kennedy attached as CEO, is wasting no time pushing forward an ambit...

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    Berlin: Content Nabs International Rights to Sundance Award-Winner 'Crystal Fairy,' Starring Michael Cera

    Content has acquired international rights for "Crystal Fairy," Chilean director Sebastian Silva's slacker comedy starring Michael Cera that premiered opening night at the Sundance Film Festival.

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    Film Independent Announces Eight Filmmakers and Projects for 2013 Directing Lab

    Film Independent has announced the filmmakers and projects for its 12th annual Directing Lab. The lab runs February 4 through mid-April, and is an intensive program in Los Angeles designed to assist directors in developing narrative feature films, and to advance their careers in a nurturing and crea...

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    Guillermo Del Toro and 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Co-Writer Lucy Alibar Team for Universal's 'The Secret Garden'

    Guillermo del Toro is a busy man with his hands in many pies. The latest project with his fingerprints on it has landed at Universal, reports Deadline. It's a new film version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's classic "The Secret Garden." (One of del Toro's two amigos, Alfonso Cuaron, did a l...

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    Lincoln Center's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema: Full Lineup

    The 18th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center's annual showcase of contemporary French film, hits New York screens February 28 - March 10. The fest's opening night sees the U.S. premiere of "Populaire," starring Romain Duris. Full lineup below.

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