Jason Statham-Guy Ritchie Spy Thriller ‘Five Eyes’ Pre-Sells To Germany In Big Toronto Deal

The splashy pre-sale, in the high seven figures, marks one of Leonine’s most lucrative acquisitions to date. There are a number of other territory deals on the table for the movie, which we hear is being budgeted in the $60M+ range, making it one of the biggest packages on sale this week. The high demand […]

Colson ‘Machine Gun Kelly’ Baker & Travis Fimmel To Star In Action-Thriller ‘One Way’, Highland Launches Sales — Toronto

Rapper Machine Gun Kelly has been ramping up his screen work having recently starred as Tommy Lee in the Netflix original movie The Dirt based on the infamous metal rock band Mötley Crüe. Other credits include Liongate’s Nerve starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, and starry Netflix film Project Power featuring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Baker’s upcoming projects include Wash Me […]

Donnie Yen, Alec Baldwin & Frank Grillo To Star In Action-Thriller ‘The Father’; AGC & CAA Launch Sales

CAA represents Yen, Baldwin, Grillo and Wirkola and negotiated the deal with AGC’s VP Legal & Business Affairs Anant Tamirisa and Thunder Road’s EVP Business Affairs Jonathan Fuhrman. Yen is managed by David Unger at Artist International Group.

David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’: Film Review | TIFF 2020

Byrne, who was 67 when the show was filmed, remains a unique entertainer still supple in both voice and movement. It’s a testament to his cohesive vision for American Utopia that the theatrical concert can thrill us with electrifying beats one minute and then plunge us into the stark reality of racial injustice the next, […]

‘The Way I See It’: Film Review | TIFF 2020

A more significant failing is the film’s rather superficial treatment of Souza’s personal life. Granted, the main focus is on the presidents he photographed, but we would like more pointed insight into the personal history that led him on his fascinating career path. For example, his wife Patti is identified early in the film, but […]

‘I Care a Lot’: Film Review | TIFF 2020

The treacherous face-off between combatants ostensibly on opposite sides of the law wades into dark comedy territory, especially when Marla’s indignation is spiked by Roman resorting to thuggery rather than beating her fair and square in the courts. The inference that her entire scheme is more or less legal makes the whole scenario even queasier. […]

‘Concrete Cowboy’: Film Review | TIFF 2020

Venue: Toronto Film Festival (Gala Presentations)Cast: Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlin, Jharrel Jerome, Byron Bowers, Lorraine Toussaint, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Ivannah Mercedes, Jamil “Mil” Prattis, Liz Priestley, Albert C. Lynch Jr., Michael “Miz” UpshurDirector: Ricky StaubScreenwriters: Ricky Staub, Dan Walser, based on the novel Ghetto Cowboy, by Greg NeriProducers: Tucker Tooley, Lee Daniels, Idris Elba, […]

‘Holler’: Film Review | TIFF 2020

Jessica Barden, Pamela Adlon and Becky Ann Baker star in Nicole Riegel’s feature directorial debut, a coming-of-age tale set in working-class Ohio. Nicole Riegel makes her directorial debut with Holler, a familiar coming-of-age film about a young woman trying to find a way out of her hometown in Southern Ohio. Ruth (Jessica Barden of Netflix’s […]

‘Nomadland’: Film Review | Venice 2020

McDormand plays Fern, a stoical, hard-working widow in her early 60s who has lived her entire adult life in a company tract house provided by the United States Gypsum Corporation in Empire, Nevada. A drop in demand for sheetrock led to the closing of the mine there in 2011, and the place became a ghost […]