Uma Thurman Joining Kristen Stewart in ''American Ultra''
Uma Thurman is in negotiations to join Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in American Ultra, an action comedy being directed by Nima Nourizadeh.
Lionsgate is distributing.
Likely Story's Anthony Bregman (Enough Said, Can a Song Save Your Life?) is producing with David Alpert and Britton Rizzio of Circle of Confusion, the company behind The Walking Dead.
Max Landis, who wrote the hit sci-fi found-footage movie Chronicle, penned the script for Ultra, which tells of an unmotivated stoner named Mike (Eisenberg) who lives with his girlfriend (Stewart) in a small, sleepy town. One night, their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike's past comes back to haunt him, and he becomes the target of a government operation set to wipe him out.
Thurman will play a government worker who spearheaded a secret program to create sleeper warriors, and now that someone wants to kill her creation, she will fight back like a momma bear protecting her cub.
The movie is heading toward an April 14 start, with Kevin Scott Frakes of Palmstar Media Capital and Raj Brinder Singh of Merced Media Partners executive producing.
Thurman next stars in Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and will be released by Magnolia on March 21.
Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan in 'Life': First Look
It’s 1955 and Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock has convinced a young James Dean to take a road trip from Los Angeles to New York to Dean’s hometown of Fairmont, Indiana, so Stock can photograph Dean in the environments that “affected and shaped the unique character” of Dean, the photographer said in an interview describing their adventure.
However, that fateful trip, where Stock shot Dean’s famous Times Square photo, is the subject of a new film directed by Dutch director Anton Corbijn. Starring Dane DeHaan as Dean and Robert Pattinson as Stock, the film, called Life, is currently shooting in freezing Ontario, Canada, which is doubling for Indiana.
In the shot, the two young actors are heading from the train station to Dean’s childhood home. Corbijn is happy with the film’s progress thus far. When we spoke to the director he had been shooting for eight days and was already pleased with the connections formed between the two men.
More importantly, they’ve each sparked to their disparate roles.
“Rob has an intensity that I think Dennis would have. When I see Rob, I see an inner turmoil that is great for the role,” he said. “And Dane is really interesting. He has a beautiful face, but it’s a hard face to grasp. It’s hard to see how Dane reads sometimes, and the same thing goes for James Dean.”
French Distributor Confirms ''Maps To The Stars'' May Release For France
Le Pacte has announced that "Maps to the Stars", the next feature film by David Cronenberg starring Robert Pattinson, John Cusack and Julianne Moore will hit our screens in May 2014.
As we announced in January a first editing of Maps To The Stars was ready and that the film had passed by the Committee of Film Classification in the United States, Le Pacte - the french distributor - just gave a release date for the next film by David Cronenberg, in May 2014.
No specific date has been given, but like his Cosmopolis in 2012, there is a good chance that the release will be made simultaneously in theaters and for its presentation at Cannes.
Led by Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore and John Cusack, Maps To The Stars central theme is Hollywood, and more exactly the obsession with celebrity.
David Cronenberg has been selected 4 times in Cannes in Official Competition: Crash in 1996 and Spider in 2002, A History of Violence in 2005 and Cosmopolis in 2012.
Note that The Rover by David Michôd with Robert Pattinson has no realease date yet too and could be in competition for the Palme d'Or.
Double dose of Pattinson for the 67th Cannes Film Festival?
Lionsgate Pays $7 Million For Jesse Eisenberg-Kristen Stewart Pic ‘American Ultra’
The appetite for scripts and partially finished films is soaring. Lionsgate is tying up a deal today to pay $7 million to pre-buy U.S. distribution rights to American Ultra, the action comedy that begins shooting in New Orleans in five weeks with Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart starring for Project X director Nima Nourizadeh. In the script by Chronicle writer Max Landis, Eisenberg plays a stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend (Stewart) is upended when his past catches up with him, putting him the crosshairs of a government operation bent on wiping him out. It’s a co-production between A Likely Story and Circle Of Confusion, with Anthony Bregman, David Alpert and Britton Rizzio producing, and Kevin Scott Frakes of Palmstar Media Capital and Raj Brinder Singh of Merced Media Partners exec producing.
The buzz on this one has been building since Berlin, and I thought a deal might be made there. This rivals the record $7 million Berlin deal that The Weinstein Company paid for U.S. rights to the Morten Tyldum-directed The Imitation Game, the film that sold based on script and promo reel about WWII war hero Alan Turing, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley starring. The same team at CAA brokered this giant American Ultra deal with Lionsgate after the agency packaged the film and arranged the financing. While many felt that the results of the Berlin market were underwhelming, sometimes those festivals need to be evaluated by results that are not immediately evident. It is becoming more common for dialogue on big films like this one to begin at Berlin. Some of the deals fall in place shortly after, or during the Cannes Film Festival in May. Clearly, studios need to fill slots and haven’t been developing enough, so strong prices should continue to be paid for material and packaged pictures like American Ultra. Landis is repped by WME and Circle of Confusion.
Robert Pattinson Gives Us the Scoop on His Latest Campaign
Few male fragrances have managed to capture female attention quite like Dior Homme Eau for Men. Perhaps that's because the scent—classically masculine according to perfume tradition—gives a couple nods to the ladies with notes like grapefruit and iris.
Or, perhaps more realistically, it has to do with its spokesman: The painfully handsome Mr. Robert Pattinson.
"The idea of revisiting a classic fragrance was very attractive," says the star, who imagines the scent's wearer to be "a free spirit who does whatever he wants, and is fearless about it." Indeed, the fragrance's film campaign, directed by Romain Gavras, depicts just that: Viewers can watch as he races a vintage car along the beach, runs on rooftops, kisses (Twilight style!) in an elevator, and more. These various scenes embody a guy who's a lot less Edward Cullen...and a lot more James Dean.
For R.Patz, it's fitting that the fragrance he's fronting is all about rebellion. "When I was 12, I remember being on holiday in Portugal and watching teenagers going into bars," he says. "I believed that splashing cologne would convince everyone I was an adult. I thought wearing perfume was the cool thing to do." Reluctantly, he adds, "That...and hair gel."
But, Rob acknowledges, it's totally possible that the dude who wears this scent may be slightly outdone—by the ladies. In fact, he seems undeterred by the female fanbase the fragrance has garnered. "She's a girl of her own mind," he imagines, "refusing to smell 'pretty' or do what's expected of her. And clearly someone who isn't confused about her idea of femininity."
Luckily, this free-spirited lady is a familiar figure in the actor's life. "My mum's quite a dominant personality," he explains, "so I've always been very comfortable around girls."
Filming in New Orleans: Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg to shoot 'American Ultra' in NOLA
Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg are headed back to New Orleans, this time for the indie action-comedy "American Ultra." The film, directed by Nima Nourizadeh ("Project X") and written by Max Landis ("Chronicle"), is scheduled to shoot from April 14 to June 10 in New Orleans, according to the state film office.
The film will reportedly see Eisenberg play a stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend (Stewart) is upended when his past catches up with him, putting him the crosshairs of a government operation bent on wiping him out.
"Simply put, 'American Ultra' will be the most fun you can possibly have in a movie theater without the use of drugs, fireworks or canola oil," producer Anthony Bregman was quoted as saying in November when he announced the project. Bregman is producing "American Ultra" with David Alpert and Britton Rizzio.
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The film will mark a return to town for both actors. Stewart has shot a number of films in Southern Louisiana over the past few years, including "Welcome to the Rileys," "On the Road," "The Yellow Handkerchief" and both installments of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn." Eisenberg shot the magic-themed heist film "Now You See Me" in town in 2012.
"American Ultra" will also mark a reunion for Stewart and Eisenberg, who worked together previously on the 2009 dramatic comedy "Adventureland."
The film is just one of a number of film and TV projects that are shooting, or preparing to shoot, in state. Below, find the latest Louisiana production listings -- including contact information for prospective crewmembers -- courtesy of the state-run Louisiana Entertainment.
American Ultra -- The independent feature film American Ultra starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart will shoot April 14th through June 10th in New Orleans. Please send resumes to email@example.com
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Any friends you have been looking forward to running into ?
I was talking to Kristen [Stewart] because I want to see her film “Camp X-Ray”. I wanted to see her but she’s leaving today! I just did “Clouds of Sils Maria” with her that is coming out later this year. She literally came in, did press all day and now she’s out. It’s crazy.
Ben Kingsley, Alessandra Mastronardi Join Robert Pattinson Film ''Life''
The movie from director Anton Corbijn has started shooting in Toronto.
OTTAWA -- Ben Kingsley and Alessandra Mastronardi (To Rome With Love) have jumped aboard the Robert Pattinson-starrer Life, now shooting in Toronto.
The latest feature from director Anton Corbijn tells the story of a freelance photographer, Dennis Stock (Pattinson), on assignment for Life magazine, and his unlikely friendship with the actor James Dean, played by Dane DeHaan.
The German/Canadian/Australian co-production comes from Australian writer Luke Davies.
Life is produced by See-Saw Films' Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, with Christina Piovesan of First Generation Films, and is co-produced by Wolfgang Mueller and Benito Mueller of Barry Films.
The film also will shoot on location in Los Angeles and is financed by Corner Piece Capital, Telefilm Canada, Film4, Screen Australia, Michel Merkt, The Harold Greenberg Fund and Union Bank.
FilmNation Entertainment is handling international sales.