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Posted by Mouza on 29 November 2017 with 0 Comments
Sundance Institute showcases bold, independent storytelling at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, beginning with today’s announcement of feature films selected across all categories. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18–28.
The Festival represents the flagship of the Institute’s public programs, which also include Festivals in London and Hong Kong and other screenings throughout the year. Sundance Institute supports independent artists with year-round programs, granting more than $2.5 million and convening 25 global residency Labs focusing on theatre, film, New Frontier and episodic content.
The Catcher Was a Spy/ U.S.A. (Director: Ben Lewin, Screenwriter: Robert Rodat, Producers: Kevin Frakes, Tatiana Kelly, Buddy Patrick, Jim Young) — The true story of Moe Berg – professional baseball player, Ivy League graduate, attorney who spoke nine languages – and a top-secret spy for the OSS who helped the U.S. win the race against Germany to build the atomic bomb. Cast: Paul Rudd, Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti. World Premiere [Source]
Posted by Mouza on 16 August 2017 with 0 Comments
The Catcher Was A Spy has been pulled from the Toronto International Film Festival line-up due to the production schedule.
The ensemble drama led by Paul Rudd was announced recently as one of the world premiere Galas selections set to screen in Canada next month.
However Screen has confirmed the film is still in post and will not be ready in time.
Worldwide rights holder PalmStar Media finances the feature with Windy Hill Pictures, and produces with Animus Films. UTA Independent Film Group was preparing to take the project to Toronto and field offers from buyers. [Source]
Posted by Mouza on 06 January 2017 with 0 Comments
Set in Berlin in 2052, Mute follows a bartender named Leo (Skarsgård) who lost the ability to speak after a childhood accident. After his beloved girlfriend Naadirah (played by Seyneb Saleh) unexpectedly disappears, he sets out on a noir-ish quest to find her, diving deep into the city’s seedy, neon underworld.
The only recurring clue that Leo finds is a pair of wise-cracking American surgeons: Rudd, wearing a hell of a mustache, and Theroux, wearing a hell of a wig. Jones co-wrote the script with Michael Robert Johnson (Sherlock Holmes), and he’s said in the past that Mute is somehow connected to his 2009 debut film Moon, which stars Sam Rockwell as a man working as a solitary miner on the Earth’s moon.
Netflix signed on to distribute Mute last year, and it’s expected to hit the streaming service later in 2017. [Source]
Posted by Mouza on 06 November 2016 with 0 Comments
Ideal Home, the comedy in which British comic actor Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd play a bickering gay couple whose extravagant lives are turned upside down by a new addition to the family, has been snapped up by international buyers, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
The film, being offered at AFM by Fortitude Films, has attracted sales from Icon (Australia/New Zealand), Remstar (Canada), Scanbox (Scandinavia), Crystal Sky (Philippines), Lusomundo (Portugal), Forum (Israel), Tanweer (Greece/Cyprus), Pictureworks (India), Falcon (Middle East) and Cinesky (airlines).
Written and directed by Andrew Fleming (Hamlet 2, The Craft), Ideal Home is produced by Aaron Ryder, Gabriella Tana and Maria Theresa Arida. Clark Peterson and Maxime Remillard of Remstar Films and Lisa Wolofsky of the National Bank of Canada exec produced. [Source]
Posted by Mouza on 06 October 2016 with 0 Comments
After a sojourn in big budget action territory with Warcraft, Duncan Jones is returning to his roots with Mute, a sci-fi film that will form a trilogy with his directorial debut Moon and as-yet-untitled third film.
Set in a futuristic Berlin, Mute will take place in the same universe as Moon and star Alexander Skarsgård as a mute bartender trying to track down a missing partner with the help of a surgeon played by Paul Rudd (an odd premise, yes, but an intriguing one). [Source]
Posted by Mouza on 29 April 2016 with 0 Comments
Paul Rudd is set to star in The Catcher Was a Spy, a WWII thriller that Ben Lewin (The Sessions) will direct, with PalmStar Media producing and financing. The script is by Saving Private Ryan scribe Robert Rodat, who adapted the Nicholas Dawidoff bestselling book. PalmStar Media’s Kevin Frakes and Mark Fasano will produce along with Animus Films’ Jim Young and Tatiana Kelly of Serena Films, and Michael Bederman. PalmStar’s Buddy Patrick will Executive Produce.
Rudd will play Moe Berg, an Ivy League grad and attorney who spoke nine languages, but that wasn’t the only reason he stood out among his baseball teammates when he spent 15 years as a journeyman player for such teams as the New York Robins and Chicago White Sox. Their biggest worry might have been hitting a curveball; Berg doubled as a top secret spy for the OSS (a forerunner for the CIA), who helped the U.S. win the race against Germany to build the atomic bomb. Perhaps Berg was helped in his efforts to stay under the radar by the fact his skills were not going to make anyone forget about Babe Ruth. When Berg played for the Senators, teammate Dave Harris once famously said, “Moe Berg can speak twelve languages, but can’t hit any of them!” His story was previously developed by Warner Bros as a vehicle for George Clooney and before that, both HBO and Miramax tried but struck out. [Source]