Asa Butterfield ( Sex Education ) and Natalia Dyer ( Stranger Things ) are leading the cast of All Fun And Games , a horror-thriller that will mark the feature directing debut of co-helmers Ari Costa and Eren Celeboglu. The pic follows a group of siblings who find themselves in a game with a demonic twist. Costa and Celeboglu co-wrote the script based on JJ Braider’s original spec. Production and finance outfits Anton and AGBO are teaming on the project through the Gozie Agbo banner, which is geared towards championing indie filmmakers. Previously produced under the banner are The Daniels’ Everything, Everywhere, All at Once and Isaiah Saxn’s The Legend of Ochi (both with A24) as well as Natalie Erika James’s Relic (with IFC Films). Producers are Anton’s Sebastien Raybaud and John Zois, as well as AGBO’s Kassee Whiting. Serving as executive producers are AGBO’s Anthony and Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Angela Russo-Otstot and Anton’s Holly Hubsher. … [Read more...] about Asa Butterfield & Natalia Dyer Starring In Horror-Thriller ‘All Fun And Games’ For Anton & AGBO – EFM
Since becoming one of Red Dirt and Texas country’s flagship acts in the late Nineties and early 2000s, Jason Boland & the Stragglers have been a steady, reliable source of smart, gritty songwriting and hearty country-rock albums. But after 20-plus years, it’s not always easy for Boland to continue generating new ideas at the same pace. “We’re nine studio albums in and I’m starting to get to that point of, ‘What do you say to people?’” he says, sipping coffee in the lobby of Nashville’s boutique Russell Hotel with a scarf loosely bundled around his neck and a Jim Ward hat on his head. “I’m not going to keep kicking it out for the sake of kicking it out. When the muse happens, it just gets stuck and you write it and it feels good.” When the muse last hit Boland, it gave him one of his most ambitious ideas yet: a concept record about a 19th-century cowboy who gets abducted by extraterrestrials and flung through time into the 1990s. The Light Saw Me, produced by Shooter … [Read more...] about Jason Boland Trades Red Dirt for Outer Space on a Concept Album About Alien Abduction
Weeks after a search warrant was issued for Alec Baldwin ’s cell phone, the Rust star has given the device to police for their probe into the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last October in New Mexico. Sought by the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office to help determine what actually occurred on the Bonanza Creek Ranch set of the indie Western, the iPhone has been handed over to Suffolk Country police in New York state, near one of the multi-Emmy winner’s residences. After much back and forth during the Christmas break with Santa Fe D.A.’s office over some of the private contents of the phone, Baldwin’s iPhone was delivered today. Now possessing the necessary password to unlock the phone, the Empire State police and other law enforcement will examine the device for what I’m told is “relevant information” before it is sent to the Land of Enchantment. “Alec voluntarily provided his phone to the authorities this morning so they can finish their … [Read more...] about Alec Baldwin Finally Hands Over Phone To Police In ‘Rust’ Fatal Shooting Probe
There’s a moment in the pilot of Yellowjackets — Showtime’s Nineties-nostalgia-evoking, deeply disturbing cult-hit about a group of high school soccer players who survive a plane crash in the Ontario wilderness — when one of the survivors, Shauna (played by Melanie Lynskey), meets another, Taissa (Tawny Cypress) at a diner. A housewife so profoundly bored by her day-to-day routine that she masturbates to her daughter’s boyfriend’s photo, Shauna has just been approached by a reporter asking to tell her story about her time in the wilderness, which we already know from ominously lit flashbacks of a terrified girl being hunted and then possibly roasted over an open fire was not particularly positive. “We agreed: Say no more than we have to, stay out of the public eye,” Shauna reminds Tai forebodingly. “If someone’s digging, we are all fucked. Take care of it.” A waitress arrives to refill her coffee. On a dime, Shauna reverts to a sunny, mild-mannered suburbanite, flashing … [Read more...] about Melanie Lynksey Is Mad as Hell and Not Going to Take It Anymore. Maybe.
The program announcements continue for the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival this week, with the full Panorama line-up now confirmed. Adding to the initial titles unveiled back in April are films including Alain Guiraudie’s Nobody’s Hero , which opens the strand this year. Also confirmed today were the titles that will participate in the Berlinale Series Market and Co-Pro Series event this year. Taking part in Berlinale Series Market Selects will be The Fear Index, the upcoming show from Left Bank Pictures that is set to star Josh Hartnett, as well as projects from Keshet, Viaplay and Globo. See the full lists below. Tomorrow, Berlin chiefs Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek will unveil the 2022 Competition line-up at an event that kicks off at 11AM CET. Panorama Additions: Aşk, Mark ve Ölüm (Love, Deutschmarks and Death) Baqyt (Happiness) Berdreymi (Beautiful Beings) Bettina Cinco lobitos (Lullaby) Concerned Citizen Una … [Read more...] about Berlin Film Festival Finalizes Panorama Line-Up; Unveils Series Market & Co-Pro Series Selections