Scott Eastwood Joins Charlize Theron in ‘Fast 8’

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Scott Eastwood has joined the ensemble of “Fast 8,” the next installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise.

Eastwood joins Charlize Theron, who will portray a new antagonist.

The latest installment begins production this summer with a planned April 14, 2017, release. Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and Michelle Rodriguez will reprise their roles, with F. Gary Gray taking over the directing reins. Neil Moritz and Diesel will produce.

Eastwood is playing the protege of Kurt Russell’s federal agent, who will be reprising his role in the latest installment as well.. Plot details are under wraps, although sources have told Variety that Cuba will be one of the destinations the production will visit during its shoot.

Eastwood tweeted the news on Monday with a simple message: “#F8″

Eastwood can be seen next in another big franchise, “Suicide Squad,” as well as the Oliver Stone biopic “Snowden” and the Ben Affleck-helmed “Live by Night.” He also recently joined the cop thriller “Crown Vic” opposite Alec Baldwin.

He is repped by UTA, Joanne Horowitz Management and Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.


Scott Eastwood Joins Charlize Theron in ‘Fast 8’

Alec Baldwin & Scott Eastwood Take The Wheel For Cop Thriller ‘Crown Vic’

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EXCLUSIVE: Alec Baldwin and Scott Eastwood have been set to star in Crown Vic, a gritty, futuristic cop thriller that Joel Souza wrote and will direct. Shooting begins May 1 in Los Angeles. Jim Valdez and Chris Barish are producing through their Brand Inc Group banner, along with Gregg Bello. The story revolves around two LAPD officers navigating through their own personal turmoil while hunting down a couple of vicious cop killers.


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Baldwin is fresh off of Blind and Drunk Parents, while Eastwood just wrapped Live By Night for director Ben Affleck and Overdrive. Eastwood next will be seen starring in the ensemble of the David Ayer-directed Suicide Squad, which Warner Bros releases August 5, and the Oliver Stone-directed Snowden, which Open Road releases September 16. 13 Films is handling international sales on Crown Vic for Brand Inc Group.

Baldwin is repped by CAA and Eastwood by Joanne Horowitz Management and UTA.

Alec Baldwin & Scott Eastwood Take The Wheel For Cop Thriller ‘Crown Vic’

Berlin: Hayden Christensen Sets Sights on Action-Horror Title ‘Untot’ (Exclusive)


by Pamela McClintock 2/4/2015 10:30am PST
Star Wars actor Hayden Christensen has set his sights on Untot, a period action-horror film set during World War II.

Kris Renkewitz, a director and producer in the video game and comic book space, is directing the project for producer Greg O’Connor of Solaris Entertainment (Warrior), and is set to begin shooting in New York in March from his original script. Tannaz Anisi’s 13 Films is introducing Untot to foreign buyers this week at Berlin’s European Film Market.

Untot — which means “undead” in German — revolves around an elite military unit commanded by Lt. Fredrick Hank (Christensen). Set in December 1944, the unit is dropped behind enemy lines in the mountains of Poland in order to destroy a secret Nazi weapons facility. But when they encounter something they’ve never been trained for, they must face their greatest fears.

“Kris has already proven himself as a master visual artist with his successful career as a video game director. I’m thrilled to support his first foray into the medium of cinema with Untot. He has written a haunting, edge-of-your-seat, action-packed script filled with supernatural elements and I can’t wait to see his creative vision realized on screen,” said O’Connor, who holds U.S. rights.

Renkewitz’s credits include working on the popular Marvel Comics’ The West Coast Avengers, Iron Man/War Machine and Daredevil, as well as for DC Comics’ The Flash, The Justice League and Superboy. His video game directing credits include Tomb Raider, Ghostbusters and 007: Tomorrow Never Dies.

He owns and operates an animation and VFX production studio, Renketwitz Studios, whose past projects include Halo, League of Legends, Prince of Persia, Mad Max and Resident Evil.

“Renkewitz is a director to watch who has written a unique, high-concept horror film,” Anisi said. “And with Hayden Christensen attached as the lead, this will surely be a big draw for buyers at Berlin.”

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Berlin: Mary-Louise Parker, Ashley Benson Join ‘Chronically Metropolitan’

Berlin: Mary-Louise Parker, Ashley Benson Join
JANUARY 29, 2015 | 06:29PM PT
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Mary-Louise Parker, Ashley Benson, Chris Noth and Shiloh Fernandez will star in the independent comedy “Chronically Metropolitan.”

Tannaz Anisi’s 13 Films is handling international sales and will introduce the film to buyers at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin. WME is handling U.S. rights.

Jamin O’Brien and Daniel L. Blanc are producing through the Community, and David Frankel is exec producing. Xavier Manrique is making his feature film directorial debut from a script by newcomer Nicholas Schutt.

Principal photography on the project is slated to begin in February.

Fernandez will play a first-time novelist who returns to New York City unannounced ready to reclaim his lost love, played by Benson, who is engaged to be married. Noth and Parker will play the parents of Fernandez’s character.

Parker is repped by WME, Noth by the Gersh Agency and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management, Benson by CAA and LBI Entertainment, Fernandez by WME and Untitled Entertainment. Schutt is repped by Langley Perer at Mosaic.

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 23:40Written by  Jami Philbrick IAR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Dean Cain Talks ‘The Three Dogateers’ and Why Superman Shouldn't Kill

For a particular generation, Dean Cain will always be Superman!

The actor, who also appeared in such films as Rat Race, Out of Time, 5 Days of War, and God’s Not Dead, is best known for playing the man of steel in the ‘90s series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. But Cain has also appeared in a surprising amount of Christmas movies (The Case for Christmas, A Christmas Wedding, Defending Santa), as well as films featuring talking dogs (Aussie and Ted’s Great Adventure,The Dog Who Saved Halloween). Now Cain combines the two genres with his latest movie The Three Dogateers, which will be available on DVD and digital download beginning November 18th.

The Three Dogateers follows three little dogs that are left on their own a few days before Christmas. A couple of no-good burglars have made off with all of the family’s presents and decorations, and it’s time for the Three Dogateers to unite and set off on a journey to sniff out the bad guys. But with the world’s meanest dogcatcher hot on their tails, they may need a little help from Santa Claus (Richard Riehie) himself to save Christmas! It’s basically the canine version ofHome Alone. Cain plays Matt, the husband of the dog’s owner who needs to find his wife’s pets before she returns for the holidays.

I recently had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Dean Cain about his work on The Three Dogateers, as well as being part of the Superman legacy. The talented veteran actor discussed his new film, talking dog movies, the challenges of acting with animals, how to make a classic Christmas film, performing broad comedy, why he feels honored to have played Superman, DC’s new “no jokes” policy for their upcoming movies, and why Supermanshouldn’t kill!

Here is what Dean Cain had to say about The Three Dogateersand why Superman shouldn’t kill:

IAR: To begin with, I have to confess that I am a sucker for a talking dog movie. The Three Dogateers is not the first time that you have appeared in a talking dog film, how do you feel about the genre?

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Interview: Actor Dean Cain talks ‘The Three Dogateers,’ ‘Lois & Clark,’ and more

November 19, 20149:02 AM MS

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Dean Cain in 'The Three Dogateers

Actor Dean Cain recently spoke to the Chico Movie Examiner about his new film, “The Three Dogateers,” which released to DVD on Nov. 18. Cain is best known for his work in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” and he can currently be seen in the VH1 series, “Hit the Floor.”

In his new film, Cain plays Matt, a man who has to get everything ready for Christmas before his wife gets home. However, he then receives a call from his employer, who tells him he has to make a business trip to one of his company’s biggest buyers. The trip is a 14-hour drive, and Matt’s wife is expected to be home soon. But Matt doesn’t want to get fired, so he drops all of his plans and hits the road.

After he leaves, thieves break into his home and steal his Christmas tree and all of the presents. That’s when the Three Dogateers step in and set out to retrieve the stolen goods before their owners get home.

Cain talks about what he loves so much about Christmas; what other literary characters he would like to see in dog form; which of the dogs in the film best represents the dogs he owns in real life; and a lot more in this exclusive interview. Check it out below.

David Wangberg: I was looking at your filmography, and I noticed that you’ve done maybe 15 Christmas movies including this one and a couple others you have coming out soon. And you’ve been given the title Mr. Christmas by a lot of people. Out of curiosity, have there been any Christmas movies that you’ve rejected mainly because you didn’t want to star in them?

Dean Cain: Absolutely not! Well, no, that’s not true. Yes, there have been. There were some that didn’t fit in schedule-wise. There are a million different reasons why I wouldn’t do one [including] location, schedule conflict, money, [and] content. I mean, there are a lot of reasons. I have said no to some.

I started producing some of my own. But the thing is, even back when I was on “Lois & Clark,” the first episode I ever wrote of “Lois & Clark” was a Christmas episode. I just love Christmas. I love the holiday; there’s just something about it that gets to me. It’s my favorite time of the year, and I really enjoy making movies about it.

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Jaewoo Kim joins 13 Films

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Jae-woo Kim has joined Los Angeles-based 13 Films as director of international sales and is at the AFM talking up new titles Voice From The Stone, Extortion and Loitering With Intent.

Kim (pictured) reports directly to company founder Tannaz Anisi and most recently served as international business manager at South Korean sales outfit 9ers Entertainment, where she acquired the Point Break remake and Johnny Depp adventure comedy Mortdecai.

Action title Extortion is scheduled to shoot in Puerto Rico on November 17 and stars Frank Grillo, Ving Rhames, Jake McLaughlin, Barkhad Abdi and and Nicky Whalen.

Phil Volken will direct from his screenplay about a vacationing family stranded on a Caribbean island where local fisherman hold them ransom. Volken produces Alina Shraybman.

Comedy Loitering With Intent stars Marisa Tomei and Sam Rockwell and receives its world market premiere following the world premiere in Tribeca. Adam Rapp directed the story of a beautiful woman whose unexpected arrival disrupts a writers getaway. The Orchard holds US rights.

Supernatural thriller Voice From The Stone will star Emilia Clarke as a nurse who cares for a boy who lives alone with his father in a haunted manor in Tuscany following the untimely death of his mother. Production in Italy is scheduled for this month and Dean Zanuck and Stefano Gallini-Durante produce.

“Jae-woo’s previous experience in sales and acquisitions at 9ers Entertainment, where she handled a number of high profile films, will be a greatly valued asset not only to our company, but to our international partners,” said Anisi. “I look forward to collaborating with her on our growing slate of projects.”

The 13 Films slate includes crime thriller Manhattan Nocturne starring Adrien Brody as well as rom-com Take Care starring Leslie Bibb and Thomas Sadoski and Very Good Girls with Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Peter Sarsgaard and Demi Moore.


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AFM 2014: The Ghost Squad Looks to Save the Day

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The American Film Market chaos is already beginning as 13 Films has unveiled the first details and sales art for the family friendly flick Ghost Squad. Read on for the skinny, and brace yourself for lots more from AFM in the coming weeks.

Joel Souza directs the film, which stars Kevin Nealon (“Weeds,” Just Go With It, Blended), Jennifer Grant, Madison Iseman, Phillip Wampler, Preston Strother, Carly Peeters, Will Spencer, and Cade Sutton.

After being challenged by the town bullies, three socially inept best friends must spend an entire night in a creepy county mansion long rumored to be haunted.


EOne Acquires Liz Tuccillo’s SXSW Rom-Com ‘Take Care’

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Entertainment One Films has acquired North American rights to Liz Tuccillo’s Take Care, the romantic comedy that stars Leslie Bibb and Thomas Sadoski. A late 2014 release is in the works. Tuccillo, who co-wrote the bestseller He’s Just Not That Into You and wrote on HBO’s Sex And The City, served as writer and producer and made her directorial debut on the romantic comedy, which premiered at SXSW this year.

Bibb plays Frannie, who is immobilized after a car crash and she brushed off by everyone she can count on. Desperate, she persuades her ex-boyfriend (Sadoski) to take care of her much to the chagrin of his current girlfriend (Betty Gilpin). Marin Ireland, Nadia Dajani, Michael Stahl-David and Tracee Chimo co-star. Bibb and Grace Naughton also produced along with exec producers John Melfi, Sixteen19’s Jonathan Hoffman and Pete Conlin.

The deal was negotiated for eOne Films by Katharyn Howe. UTA Independent Film Group negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.