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“Disobedience” Selected For TIFF 2017!

“Disobedience” Selected For TIFF 2017!

The Toronto International Film Festival just announced it’s first wave of movies (special presentations and galas) and it has been announced that “Disobedience” is part of their line-up as part of their special presentations program. According to their official website the screening will be a world premiere and the running time is 114 minutes. The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7 to 17, 2017. To see the full lineup, be sure to head over to the official website.

Disobedience | Directed by Sebastián Lelio
United Kingdom | 114 minutes | 2017 | Colour | English | World Premiere

Sebastián Lelio directs Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in this adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel about a woman who returns home to her orthodox Jewish community in London and rekindles a romance with her cousin’s wife.

The schedule will be released on August 22nd. Film4 and FilmNation also just revealed the first look of the movie featuring Rachel and costar Rachel Weisz, which you can find after the jump, and we have added the still in our gallery as well.

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Upcoming “Game Night” Special Advance Screening

Upcoming “Game Night” Special Advance Screening

1iota is hosting a special advance screening of “Game Night” next week. The movie is currently in post-production, so we assume this is a test screening. The screening will be held on July 25, 2017 in Burbank, CA. You are able to submit for tickets on 1iota’s official website.

We are looking for 17-54 year olds to attend a special advance screening of the new film “GAME NIGHT.” From the guys behind Horrible Bosses and Spider-Man:Homecoming comes this comedic thriller, GAME NIGHT.

Married couple, Max (Jason Bateman: Horrible Bosses, Arrested Development) and Annie’s (Rachel McAdams: Doctor Strange, Spotlight) weekly game night with their friends takes an unexpected turn when Max’s venture capitalist brother, Brooks, organizes a murder-mystery party. Over the course of one chaotic night, the group realizes this is more than a game as they race to keep Brooks — and themselves — alive.

This film also stars Kyle Chandler (Wolf of Wall Street, Bloodline), Jesse Plemons (Fargo, Breaking Bad), Billy Magnussen (Into the Woods, The Big Short), Sharon Horgan (TV’s Catastrophe), Kylie Bunbury (TV’s Pitch), Lamorne Morris (Barbershop: The Next Cut and TV’s The New Girl), Jeffery Wright (Hunger Games, TV’s Westworld), and Michael C. Hall (TV’s Dexter, Six Feet Under).

This film is not yet rated but will likely be rated R for language and violence.

Thanks to Nick for the heads up! The movie will be released on March 2, 2018 in the USA, as we previously reported.


“Game Night” Gets March 2018 Release

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros moved the release of “Game Night” 3 weeks and will now release the movie on March 2, 2018 instead of February 14 in the USA.

Warner Bros now will release its New Line comedy Game Night on March 2 instead of February 14. The pic revolves around a group of couples who are caught up in a very real game night. They get together regularly to play games, but this particular night turns into an actual murder mystery. Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Jesse Plemons, Kylie Bunbury and Lamorne Morris star.

Fox’s “Red Sparrow” and Sony’s “Alpha” are currently also expected to be released on March 2nd. “Game Night” wrapped filming earlier this year in Atlanta and is currently in post-production.


Directors Talk “Game Night”

Directors Talk “Game Night”

Game Night” directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are currently promoting ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, which they co-wrote and they briefly talked about “Game Night” as well. In an interview with Creative Screenwriting they confirmed they wrapped the movie about a month ago and revealed they are aiming for a balance between comedy and thriller. Further, Goldstein seems to suggest that Michael C. Hall is part of the cast, which hasn’t been reported before.

Next up you two have Game Night, which you rewrote and directed. Can you talk about that film?
Goldstein: We’re actually editing it right now. We finished shooting it about a month ago. It stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, and Jeffrey Wright.

Daley: It’s a very fun cast, and a cool blend of comedic and dramatic actors.

What we’re trying to do with that movie is find a fun balance between the genres of thriller and comedy. It isn’t your typical mainstream comedy, because we wanted to inject real-life life or death stakes, where you’re not quite sure what’s going to happen next in the story or if anyone is going to make it out alive.

There is a much greater focus on the look of the film and the specific tone, so it was in many ways more of a challenge than Vacation was to direct, and to keep those two genres alive throughout.

Additionally, they also briefly mentioned to movie in their interview with Box Office and confirmed they will work on editing and post-production the coming months. It appears that the movie already had it’s first test screening, as we previously reported on our twitter, last month.

You two recently directed Game Night, coming out next year. Can you talk about that or any other projects you have coming up?
John: That’s the one that we’ve really got our attention on because we’re in post-production right now. We’re in the middle of editing, so we’ll be focused primarily on that for the next few months […] We have a TV project as well that we’re working on with Fox, but right now 90 percent of our time is spent on Game Night.

Jonathan: Yeah, we were in Atlanta for the last three months – up until three weeks ago – prepping and shooting that movie.

Game Night” will be released on February 14, 2018 in the USA.


Director Dobkin Talks “Wedding Crashers” Sequel

Director Dobkin Talks “Wedding Crashers” Sequel

Mel Magazine published a new article, titled The Oral History of “Wedding Crashers“, which seem to include new quotes from director David Dobkin on the sequel. Last year it was reported the sequel is in development with Evan Susser & Van Robichaux set to write the screenplay with the sequel still being in early development and no deal has been made with the cast.

In November 2016, during an interview on Today, Isla Fisher revealed that progress had been made on Wedding Crashers 2, sparking anticipation for a possibly imminent sequel scripted by Fist Fight writers Evan Susser and Van Robichaux.
Dobkin: I’ve been involved [with talks about a sequel] since the beginning. [The studio] calls me every year. For a long time, there was nothing to do but make the same movie, and I wasn’t going to do that. I should’ve done that, because then I wouldn’t have to work again, but I didn’t want to. None of us really wanted to [do a sequel] unless there was a great idea. Then, about a year and a half ago, a light bulb went on in my head, and I sat down with Vince and Owen about it, and we all liked it. That’s in development now. We’ll see how it comes out. If it comes out really, really good, we’ll take a swing. There’s no reason not to. Those characters are beloved by us. We’re not making it for an audience; we have to make it for ourselves and then hope it works for everybody again.

You see, I had this moment of hitting 45 [a couple years ago] and going, “Oh, what happens when this and this happens…?” [The sequel] came from the [same] emotional story of what it means to be a man at [a certain] age and in certain situations and having to go back out into the world. It has a relevant, real story in the middle of it — you can then build the comedy around that. [With Wedding Crashers], it was about being 35 and having to come of age and going, “Wait, how much longer am I going to have to wait before I get going with love and life and monogamy and marriage?” So, we had a little bit of an exploration of that conversation. There’s another conversation happening right now that I think is just as relevant.

Dobkin and co-star Keir O’Donnell (Todd) also talked about Rachel. The excerpts can be found after the jumpt.

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“Game Night”: It’s A Wrap

“Game Night”: It’s A Wrap

It’s a wrap for “Game Night“. It appears the movie wrapped up filming last week with Rachel’s last day of filming on Friday. The movie began filming early April in Atlanta and filmed throughout April until last week. The movie filmed in Atlanta and in the Atlanta region including Marietta, Alpharetta and Cartersville Airport. Rachel’s co-stars shared on-set images to celebrate the wrap, which you can find below. Rachel stars as Annie alongside Jason Bateman, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Jesse Plemons, Kylie Bunbury, Michael Cyril Creighton and Kyle Chandler. The movie is expected to be released on February 14, 2018 in the USA.

The movie is directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who also wrote the latest draft of the script from an original screenplay by Mark Perez. Jason Bateman is also serving as producer alongside John Davis, Marc S. Fischer, John Fox and James Garavente. As previously reported, “Game Night” marks Rachel’s return to a true comedy since 2005’s “Wedding Crashers“. Rachel’s co-star Kyle Chandler talked about just finishing the movie last week, while he was promoting another project.

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Rachel Joins The Red Nose Day Special

Rachel Joins The Red Nose Day Special

It was announced earlier today that Rachel is one of the people who joined NBC’s The Red Nose Day Special. The special is in support of Red Nose Day, an annual charity campaign to help end child poverty which was founded by Richard Curtis. This reunites Rachel and Mr. Curtis who previously worked together on “About Time” which he wrote and directed. It has not been announced yet in what capacity Rachel will appear in the special, but be sure to tune in on May 25 and check your local listings for the time. For more information about Red Nose Day be sure to visit their official website.

More stars are joining NBC’s star-studded television event THE RED NOSE DAY SPECIAL on Thursday, May 25 (10-11 p.m. ET) to have fun, raise money and change the lives of children in need in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities around the world. Bryan Cranston, Mindy Kaling, Matt Lauer, Rachel McAdams, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Al Roker, Ben Stiller and Kenan Thompson have joined NBC’s third annual special to benefit Red Nose Day, an annual charity campaign to help end child poverty.

In support of the Red Nose Day campaign, iconic buildings across the country will light up in red on May 25, including the EMPIRE State Building in New York City, the Willis Tower in Chicago, the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, the Miami Tower in Miami, the Bank of America Plaza in Dallas, the Orlando Eye in Orlando, and the WoodmenLife Tower in Omaha. The Terminal Tower in Cleveland will turn red on May 24.

The one-hour “Red Nose Day Special,” hosted by comedian Chris Hardwick, will be broadcast live from Rockefeller Plaza in New York City in support of the Red Nose Day charity campaign. Previously announced stars appearing include Ben Affleck, Jack Black, Orlando Bloom, Yvette Nicole Brown, Patrick Dempsey, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Bear Grylls, Mark Hamill, Matt Iseman, DJ Khaled, Julia Roberts, Paul Rudd and Dax Shepard, along with “This Is Us” cast members Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson and Ron Cephas Jones.
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“Disobedience” Finds International Distributors

“Disobedience” Finds International Distributors

Variety is reporting that “Disobedience” was acquired for international territories, including in the UK and the Australia. It has not yet been reported if the movie found a distributor in the United States, but it was previously reported that the movie is expected to be released in 2017. The movie is currently in post-production and being sold at the Cannes buyers market.

Continuing to work with world-class directors from across the globe, Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment has sold most of the world on its double bill of upcoming English-language movies from Sebastian Lelio: Romantic drama “Disobedience,” currently in post-production, starring Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola; and Lelio’s untitled film with Academy Award winner Julianne Moore, in a reimagining of his critically-acclaimed Berlinale 2015 smash hit “Gloria,” which is currently in pre-production.

”We feel very fortunate to work with Sebastian [Lelio] and some amazing producers on two truly special films. This is proof positive that excellence and boldness in film can still guarantee a filmmaker world class distribution,” said Glen Basner, FilmNation CEO.

As proof, “Disobedience” has been acquired by Curzon Artificial Eye for the U.K., Roadshow for Australia, Mars for France, Cinema SRL for Italy, Lev for Israel, and Pathe for Switzerland.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group (SPWAG) has acquired multiple territories including Germany, Spain, Japan, CIS, South Korea, Benelux, Latin America, Greece, Portugal, Portugal, Turkey, all of Asia and South Africa.
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“Game Night” Gets Valentine’s Release Date

“Game Night” Gets Valentine’s Release Date

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros changed the release date for “Game Night“. They previously announced February 16, 2018 release date but they have moved up the release to February 14, 2018 (US). The movie is currently still filming in Georgia, including Atlanta.

New Line’s comedy Game Night moves from Feb. 16 to Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day next year. The holiday falls on a Wednesday, and God knows it’s a big moviegoing day.

It’s not the first time one of Rachel’s movies opened on Valentine’s Day. In 2012 “The Vow“, starring Rachel and Channing Tatum, opened on Valentine’s Day which turned into one of Rachel’s highest grossing opening weekends in the United States.


“Game Night” Press Release + New Plot Details

New Line Cinema released a press release which confirms that principal photography is currently underway for “Game Night“, as we previously reported, and reveals new details about the plot.

BURBANK, Calif.–Principal photography is underway on New Line Cinema’s action comedy “Game Night,” starring Jason Bateman (the “Horrible Bosses” films, TV’s “Arrested Development”) and Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams (“Spotlight,” “Dr. Strange”). Filming began on location in Atlanta, Georgia, under the direction of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, marking their second film as co-directors following “Vacation.”

Joining Bateman and McAdams in the cast are Billy Magnussen (“Bridge of Spies,” TV’s “American Crime Story”), Sharon Horgan (Amazon’s “Catastrophe”), Lamorne Morris (TV’s “New Girl”), Jesse Plemons (“Black Mass,” TV’s “Fargo”), Kylie Bunbury (TV’s “Pitch,” “Under the Dome”), Michael Cyril Creighton (“Spotlight”) and Kyle Chandler (“Manchester by the Sea,” TV’s “Bloodline”).

Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or game over.
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“Game Night” Principal Photography Begins!

Principal photography for “Game Night” has begun in Atlanta, Georgia. Rachel was spotted in costume last week, wearing a brown wig and was spotted on-set yesterday as well. Rachel and co-star Jason Bateman were also spotted on-set filming a scene earlier this week. Rachel will star in the movie alongside Jason Bateman, Jesse Plemons, Kylie Bunbury, Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Michael Cyril Creighton, and Joshua Mikel. THR reported earlier this week that Jeffrey Wright also joined the cast.

The script revolves around a group of couples who gather for their regularly planned game night when something goes terribly awry. Goldstein and Daley wrote the script, with previous drafts written by Dana Fox and Mark Perez. In a story in which characters may or may not be who they seem, Wright will play an FBI agent.

The movie will be directed by by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley and the movie will be released on February 16, 2018 in the United States. According to a recent casting call, the movie will film from April trough May in the Atlanta area.

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