Shot In The Dark

New documentary about Orr basketball is truly a moving picture

– Chance the Rapper was there, so that made it ultra-cool. But the debut showing of the documentary ‘‘Shot in the Dark’’ at the Studio Movie Grill in Chatham on Monday night needed no one, no celebrity, no executive producer (as Chance is, along with Dwyane Wade), no crowd, no nothing to display itself as one of the most moving, exciting, emotionally riveting films about sports and inner-city life that has been made in, well, in the 23 years since Steve James’ iconic ‘‘Hoop Dreams’’ blew us out of the water.

Review: In ‘Shot in the Dark,’ Two Things Are Unforgiving: Life and Basketball

– NYT Critic’s Pick – Dashed hopes, breathless victories and painful regrets make up “Shot in the Dark,” a documentary that has the rhythm of some spare yet deeply felt street poetry.

New FOX Sports Documentary Series “MAGNIFY” Brings the Lives of Athletes and Communities into Focus

EXCLUSIVE: Series Kicks Off with “89 Blocks”, Executive Produced by LeBron James, Maverick Carter and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, Followed by “Shot in the Dark”, Executive Produced by Dwyane Wade and Chance the Rapper.

Juliet, Naked

‘Juliet, Naked’ Set For Late Summer Release By Roadside Attractions & Lionsgate

EXCLUSIVE: Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate have dated their Sundance Film Festival acquisition Juliet, Naked for release. The film will bow in a limited August 17 release, followed by a national release August 31, the long Labor Day weekend.

Rose Byrne-Ethan Hawke Comedy ‘Juliet, Naked’ Sells to Lionsgate, Roadside

– Lionsgate and sister company Roadside Attractions have acquired U.S. rights from Los Angeles Media Fund to Jesse Peretz’s romantic comedy “Juliet, Naked,” starring Rose ByrneEthan Hawke, and Chris O’Dowd.

Sundance Film Review: ‘Juliet, Naked’

– A winning tale of love and fan worship stars Ethan Hawke as a vanished indie rocker and Rose Byrne as the lonely heart he helps bring back to life.

‘Juliet, Naked’ director Jesse Peretz returns to Sundance with one of the year’s buzziest titles

– It was more than 20 years ago, but Jesse Peretz has no trouble remembering his first film at Sundance.

Sundance 2018 Programming Breakdown: Big Buys, Actor-Directors, and Hot-Button Issues

– Idris Elba, Ethan Hawke, and Paul Dano are among the actors-turned-directors at this year’s festival, which is jam-packed with hot acquisitions titles.

Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne In Talks for Nick Hornby Adaptation ‘Juliet, Naked’

– EXCLUSIVE: Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd are in talks to star in a big-screen adaptation of Nick Hornby’s bestselling novel Juliet, Naked. Tamara Jenkins, who wrote The Savages, and Sideways writer Jim Taylor, have adapted the script from Hornby’s book, with revisions by Phil Alden Robinson and Evgenia Peretz.


Jesse Peretz to direct ‘Juliet, Naked’

– EXCLUSIVE: The director of Our Idiot Brother will direct Juliet, Naked based on the Nick Hornby novel in a project backed by Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman’s fledgling producer-financier Los Angeles Media Fund (LAMF).

Jesse Peretz Seals Deal To Direct ‘Juliet Naked,’ Based On Nick Hornby Book

– EXCLUSIVE: Jesse Peretz has just sealed a deal to direct the film Juliet, Naked based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby, who is the genius behind About a Boy, High Fidelity and Brooklyn.

Jesse Peretz Directing ‘Juliet, Naked’ for Judd Apatow

– EXCLUSIVE: “Our Idiot Brother” director Jesse Peretz will helm the independent romance “Juliet, Naked,” based on the novel by Nick Hornby.

Step Sisters

Netflix Steps In To Land Sorority Comedy ‘Step Sisters’

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Step Sisters, the Charles Stone III-directed sorority comedy that had been in the works at Broad Green Pictures. That company had planned a March theatrical release for the pic, but in August said it was shuttering its production division, with about 50 development projects being kicked back to filmmakers to be set up elsewhere.

Netflix comedy ‘Step Sisters’ is more than it appears

– Two weeks ago, when the trailer for Netflix’s “Step Sisters” debuted, the minute-long trailer set (Black) Twitter ablaze.

Planet of Exile

‘Planet of Exile’ Movie Rights Acquired By Los Angeles Media Fund & Producer Mark Johnson

– EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles Media Fund has acquired rights to Ursula K. Le Guin’s iconic 1966 sci-fi novella Planet Of Exile which will be adapted by Daniel Stiepleman. LAMF’s Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman will produce alongside producer Mark Johnson (Rain Man, Downsizing) from Gran Via Productions. Stiepleman wrote the 2014 Black List script On The Basis Of Sex about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s early years; that one goes into production this summer.


The Bye Bye Man

STX Says Hello to Horror Flick ‘The Bye Bye Man’

– EXCLUSIVE: STX Entertainment just added another project to its slate — the horror film The Bye Bye Man, which is based on the short story The Bridge To Body Island by Robert Damon Schneck. The project is being directed by Stacy Title (The Last Supper). STX will be co-financing, marketing and distributing on a worldwide basis and will go sometime in the fourth quarter of 2016. The Los Angeles Media Fund is also co-financing and is co‐producing with Intrepid Pictures. The budget is said to be around $6M.

Doug Jones Starring in Horror-Thriller ‘Bye Bye Man’

– EXCLUSIVE: Doug Jones, Douglas Smith, Cressida Bonas and Lucien Laviscount have signed on to star in horror-thriller “The Bye Bye Man,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Michael Trucco Joins Horror-Thriller ‘The Bye Bye Man’

– EXCLUSIVE: Michael Trucco has rounded out the cast of Intrepid Pictures’ horror-thriller “The Bye Bye Man,” which recently started shooting in Cleveland.

‘The Bye Bye Man’ Says Hi to Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway

– EXCLUSIVE: Horror film The Bye Bye Man has rounded out its cast, adding Carrie-Anne Moss and Faye Dunaway, along with Cleo King, Jenna Kanell, and Erica Tremblay. They join Doug Jones, Michael Trucco, and previously-announced leads Douglas Smith, Cressida Bonas, and Lucien Laviscount.

Dark Crime (fka True Crime)

Jim Carrey, Charlotte Gainsbourg Film ‘True Crime’ Lands at Saban

– EXCLUSIVE: Alexandros Avranas’ film is based on the true story of a homicide investigation of a slain business man and the novelist eventually convicted of the murder.

Saban Films Acquires Distribution Rights to ‘True Crime’ Starring Jim Carrey 

– EXCLUSIVE: Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Alexandros Avranas’ True Crime starring Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Written by Jeremy Brock (The Last King of Scotland), True Crimes is based on a New Yorker article about the homicide investigation of a slain business man and the novelist eventually convicted of the murder. Saban has yet to set a theatrical release date.

Jim Carrey in Talks to Star in RatPac’s ‘True Crime’

– EXCLUSIVE: Jim Carrey is in talks to star in the indie drama “True Crime.” Based on the New Yorker article by David Grann, the story follows a murder investigation that turns to clues found in a book about an eerily similar crime. Alexandros Avranas is directing; Brett Ratner and John Cheng are producing with David Gerson (“Skiptrace”), while “Ida” producer Ewa Puszczynska will serve as co-producer. Jeremy Brock penned the script.

Jim Carrey thriller ‘True Crime’ sets Krakow shoot date

– EXCLUSIVE: Principal photography on thriller True Crime, starring Jim Carrey, will begin in Poland’s Krakow on Nov 7.

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