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    Omari Hardwick Hosts Aspire's Show Premiere of 'ABFF Independent' On 6/27 at 8PM ET

    Omari Hardwick Hosts Aspire's Show Premiere of 'ABFF Independent' On 6/27 at 8PM ET

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    'Wanted 2' Coming with Shocking Twist, Says Director Bekmambetov

    How to write a sequel for a hit film that kills off its best characters? Even though Angelina Jolie said no to bringing her character back to life, Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov has found a way for "Wanted." On the promo circuit for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," the director says that the...

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    Fox Searchlight and Red Flag Debut Busy Duplass Bros' 'The Do-Deca-Pentathlon' On VOD

    Writer-directors Jay and Mark Duplass headed into SXSW with an unusual distribution deal for their long-in-the-works micro-budget brother comedy "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon." They set it up at both Fox Searchlight, which released "Cyrus," and indie Red Flag Releasing. The VOD release date is June 26, an...

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    What Comes After Before Sunrise & Before Sunset? Hawke Confirms Third Chapter Will Shoot This Summer

    Last November, Ethan Hawke suggested a reteaming of he, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater for a follow-up to "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset." Now he tells Indiewire that the film will shoot this summer...

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    CASTING WATCH: Aronofsky's 'Noah' Wants Winstone, Watson & Wife; Penelope Cruz Joins 'Counselor,' Reteams with Almodovar

    Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is adding to its ark. Aussie Russell Crowe will play the titular Biblical character, while Brit Ray Winstone ("Sexy Beast," "The Departed," "Hugo") has been offered the villain role. Emma Watson is in talks to join as Ila, a girl rescued by Noah, a role Dakota Fanning had t...

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    Strand Takes Eytan Fox's 'Yossi'; Heading to Fall Fests Prior to 2013 Release

    Strand Releasing takes North American rights to Israel's "Yossi," from director Eytan Fox. The film, which debuted at Tribeca to strong reviews, is the director's follow up to "Yossi & Jagger," and features Ohad Knoller again in the titular role. In "Yossi,"...

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    Sony Pictures Acquires Dark Comedy "Revenge for Jolly!"

    Sony Pictures acquires "Revenge for Jolly!" for US and Canadian distribution - marking the first acquisition for the newly-formed affiliate company of Charles Roven's Atlas Entertainment. "Revenge for Jolly!" premiered at the 2012 Tribeca FIlm Festival. The dark comedy e...

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    New Regular Cast Members Nathan McMullen and Karla Crome On Board For 4th Season Of E4's "Misfits"

    E4's Misfits has gone through a bit of a shake-up since its 3rd season ended last year.  Original series cast members Antonia Thomas and Iwan Rheon both exited the show; and Lauren Socha's 2012 conviction for racially-aggravated assault is likely the reason she's no longer only pret...

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    Will The Current Unrest In Mali (And Elsewhere In Africa) Need To Get The Big-Screen Treatment Before You Take Notice?

    Civil and political unrest in Africa is not a new phenomenon.  For decades now, following centuries of colonial rule, many nations throughout the mother continent have struggled with self-governing, self-sustainability, and just plain old "getting along".  For many of us who are ...

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    Submarine and Dakota Form Torpedo Pictures

    Just what we need: more indie genre films. Indie seller Submarine Entertainment and Dakota Group Ltd. have formed the aptly named Torpedo Pictures -- a new indie label to produce low-budget, high-concept sci-fi, thriller and horror films. The label's fund will go towards projects in the $500,000...

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