Benedict Cumberbatch and Nicholas Hoult Feud in ‘The Current War’ Trailer

By ANNA TINGLEY 101 Studios has released an official new trailer for the Martin Scorcese-produced thriller, “The Current War,”  offering a glimpse into the dramatic 19th century battle over electricity that became known as the “war of the currents.” The film, which is a dramatization of real-life events, will follow the tumultuous journey of Thomas Edison, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, […]

Bella Thorne to star in horror ‘The Friendship Game’

BY JEREMY KAY 9 MAY 2019 13 Films will launch international sales in Cannes next week on horror film The Friendship Game with Bella Thorne set to star. Scooter Corkle will direct from a screenplay by Damien Ober (The OA, Black List’s Randle Is Benign) about teenagers in a small town who find a strange […]

The haunting brilliance of goalie Terry Sawchuk comes to the big screen

Originally published February 25, 2019 at 6:00 am Legendary NHL goalie Terry Sawchuk and his struggles with depression are featured in a new “Goalie” movie biopic premiering March 1 in Vancouver, B.C. and Toronto. Sawchuk long ago already participated in one big “Opening Night” in Seattle and had additional connections to this city. By  Geoff […]

First look: Russell Brand in ‘Four Kids And It’

SOURCE: 13 FILMS RUSSELL BRAND IN ‘FOUR KIDS AND IT’ Russell Brand family film Four Kids And It is attracting buyer interest at this year’s AFM for 13 Films. Screen can reveal the first look image from the film, above. Andy De Emmony (West Is West) directs the adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s novel, while Julie Baines and Anne […]

IFTA unveils new board of directors

BY JEREMY KAY 5 NOVEMBER 2018 Cornerstone Films co-head Alison Thompson and The Exchange executive vice-president of worldwide distribution Nat McCormick are among the new intake to join the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) board, it emerged during the organisation’s trade show AFM. The new members announced on Monday (5) following IFTA’s annual elections include: Gene George […]

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Floated For ‘Altitude’ Thriller

by Patrick Hipes October 30, 2018 5:38pm Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in talks to star in Altitude, a thriller set on on a runaway hot-air balloon in the works from writer-director Marc Fienberg. The pic is in preproduction and shooting is scheduled to start in January in South Africa. 13 Films is repping international rights to […]