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Margot Robbie’s ‘Dreamland’ Casts Finn Cole, Travis Fimmel (Exclusive)

Margot Robbie’s ‘Dreamland’ Casts Finn Cole, Travis Fimmel (Exclusive)
Animal Kingdom” actor Finn Cole and “Vikings” star Travis Fimmel are set to co-star opposite Margot Robbie in the indie film “Dreamland.” Darby Camp and Kerry Condon have also joined the cast.

Miles Joris-Peyrafitte is directing. Robbie, Josey McNamara, and Tom Ackerley of LuckyChap Entertainment are producing alongside Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Rian Cahill of Automatik.

Brad Feinstein of Romulus Entertainment is producing and financing the film with 3 Point Capital. Joseph F. Ingrassia, Fred Berger, and Brad Pilz are the executive producers.

Nicolaas Zwart wrote the Black List script.

The pic is set in the 1930s, amid the devastation of the Dust Bowl. The story follows a 17-year-old boy on his quest to capture a fugitive bank robber and collect the bounty on her head, in order to save his family farm from foreclosure. He beats out the FBI and the local police to find her, against all odds, only to discover that she’s far deadlier than the
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Karyn Kusama’s New Film Destroyer to Star Nicole Kidman

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She welcomed viewers to one of the most unsettling dinner parties put to film with The Invitation, and now Karyn Kusama is getting ready to introduce viewers to a new kind of cult in Destroyer, her upcoming thriller that has now added Nicole Kidman in a lead role:

Press Release: Los Angeles (October 4, 2017) – Academy Award® and Emmy® Award Winner Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies,” The Hours) will star in Destroyer, a modern Los Angeles crime thriller to be directed by Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Girlfight) from an original screenplay by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (The Invitation,Ride Along). 30West will fully finance the film. Academy Award® Nominee Fred Berger (La La Land) of Automatik is producing alongside Hay and Manfredi, who also wrote and produced Kusama’s critically acclaimed film The Invitation. Rocket Science is handling international sales and helped arrange the financing, while ICM Partners and CAA are
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Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama Join Forces for L.A. Crime Thriller ‘Destroyer’

Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama Join Forces for L.A. Crime Thriller ‘Destroyer’
Fresh off her Emmy wins for HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” Nicole Kidman is staying true to her commitment to making movies with women directors: She will star in director Karyn Kusama’s upcoming Los Angeles crime thriller “Destroyer.”

Headed by partners Dan Friedkin (chairman and CEO of automotive, hospitality and entertainment consortium The Friedkin Group) and ex-caa agent Micah Green with offices in New York and Los Angeles, new company 30West is financing “Destroyer,” with Rocket Science handling foreign sales. Automatik’s “La La Land” producer Fred Berger is producing alongside co-writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (Kusama’s “The Invitation”). ICM Partners and CAA are selling North American rights.

Read More:Nicole Kidman Wins Her First Emmy Award and Continues to Dominate 2017

Kusama directs from Hay and Manfredi’s original screenplay about an Lapd detective (Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a cultish gang in the California desert.
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Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama Join Forces for L.A. Crime Thriller ‘Destroyer’

Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama Join Forces for L.A. Crime Thriller ‘Destroyer’
Fresh off her Emmy wins for HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” Nicole Kidman is staying true to her commitment to making movies with women directors: She will star in director Karyn Kusama’s upcoming Los Angeles crime thriller “Destroyer.”

Headed by partners Dan Friedkin (chairman and CEO of automotive, hospitality and entertainment consortium The Friedkin Group) and ex-caa agent Micah Green with offices in New York and Los Angeles, new company 30West is financing “Destroyer,” with Rocket Science handling foreign sales. Automatik’s “La La Land” producer Fred Berger is producing alongside co-writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (Kusama’s “The Invitation”). ICM Partners and CAA are selling North American rights.

Kusama directs from Hay and Manfredi’s original screenplay about an Lapd detective (Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a cultish gang in the California desert. Years later, when she encounters the gang’s leader,
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'Stranger Things' Star Natalia Dyer to Star in Indie 'Mountain Rest' (Exclusive)

'Stranger Things' Star Natalia Dyer to Star in Indie 'Mountain Rest' (Exclusive)
Stranger Things star Natalia Dyer will star in Mountain Rest, an indie drama that marks the directorial debut of writer-director Alex O Eaton.

Frances Conroy, Shawn Hatosy and Kate Lyn Sheil are also starring in the film, which is set to go into production Sept. 10.

The script centers on an aging actress who, after sequestering herself in a small mountain town, calls her estranged daughter and granddaughter home for reconciliation and one final celebration.  

Fernando Loureiro and Roberto Vasconcellos of Exhibit and Renata Nascimento are producing the pic. Executive producing are Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte and Márcia Mayer....
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Margot Robbie Set to Play a Fugitive in 1930s-Set Thriller Dreamland

Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie is set to star in an upcoming period thriller called Dreamland. She is also set to executive produce the film, which tells a story set in the 1930s, amid the devastation of the Dust Bowl. 

According to THR, the movie follows "a 15-year-old boy on his quest to capture a fugitive bank robber and collect the bounty on her head, all with the goal of saving his family farm from foreclosure. Against all odds, he beats out the FBI and the local police to find her, only to discover that she's far more than what the authorities claim her to be." Robbie will be playing the bank robber.

Sounds like a great story! The movie will be directed by indie filmmaker Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, who directed the Sundance Film As You Are. The script for the film comes from Nicolaas Zwart and it was on the 2015 Black List of best-unproduced screenplays.
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Margot Robbie will perform a few bank robberies in Dreamland

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Who does Margot Robbie think she is? Dwayne Johnson? The Wolf Of Wall Street actress has been picking up projects left and right and THR has the scoop on Margot Robbie's latest film. The outlet reports that Robbie is set to star in, and produce, a thriller by the name of Dreamland which is to be directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte (As You Are). Taking place amid the devastation of the Dust Bowl,... Read More...
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Margot Robbie Takes on Dust Bowl Drama Dreamland

Margot Robbie Takes on Dust Bowl Drama Dreamland
Margot Robbie is set to star in Dreamland, an emotionally-charged thriller written by Nicolaas Zwart and to be directed by Sundance winner Miles Joris-Peyrafitte (As You Are). With his family's farm on the precipice of foreclosure amid the devastation of the Dust Bowl, Dreamland follows fifteen year old Eugene Evans on his quest to capture a fugitive bank robber (Margot Robbie) and collect the bounty on her head. Against all odds, he beats out the FBI and the local police to find her, only to discover that she's far more than what the authorities claim her to be. Here's what Margot Robbie's production company Lucky Chap had to say in a statement.

"We are excited to work with Miles, a great new talent whose vision and understanding of the period is perfect for the material. He is going to brilliantly balance the nostalgic beauty and gritty realism of such
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Margot Robbie to star as a fugitive bank robber in thriller Dreamland

Actress Margot Robbie can add another bad girl to her list of growing roles. One of her next films will be the Depression-era Dreamland, where she will play a bank robber on the run from the FBI and a young bounty hunter.

Robbie will produce the film withTom Ackerley and Josey McNamara with their Lucky Chap Entertainment banner along with Automatik and Romulus Entertainment. The script is written by Nicolaas Zwart and will be directed by Sundance winner Miles-Joris Peyrafitte.

With his family’s farm on the precipice of foreclosure amid the devastation of the Dust Bowl, Dreamland follows fifteen year old Eugene Evans on his quest to capture a fugitive bank robber (Robbie) and collect the bounty on her head. Against all odds, he beats out the FBI and the local police to find her, only to discover that she’s far more than what the authorities claim her to be.
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Margot Robbie To Star In ‘Dreamland’

Margot Robbie To Star In ‘Dreamland’
Margot Robbie will star in and produce Dreamland, a thriller Miles Joris-Peyrafitte will direct from script by Nicolaas Zwart. She produces with Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara of Lucky Chap Entertainment and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Rian Cahill of Automatik. Brad Feinstein of Romulus Entertainment is producing and financing. Sierra/Affinity will handle foreign sales at Cannes and CAA/Wme are co-repping domestic sales. With his family's farm on the precipice of…
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Margot Robbie Headed To Dreamland For New Dust Bowl Thriller

Margot Robbie is in Dreamland.

Ever since the actress blew the socks off Martin Scorsese and the moviegoing masses in 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street, the Aussie has starred in a number of Hollywood tentpoles, most notably The Legend of Tarzan and Suicide Squad, where Robbie slipped into the role of Gotham’s wicked villainess, Harley Quinn. And though David Ayer’s anti-hero pic bombed with critics, a box office haul of $745 million has been enough to warrant talk of not only a sequel, but a female-fronted spinoff in the form of Gotham City Sirens.

The latter is reportedly eyeing a theatrical release in 2019, when Ayer will once again be directing Margot Robbie from behind the lens, but The Hollywood Reporter today brings word of another project to add to the actress’ bustling slate. Its name? Dreamland, a taut thriller set during the height of The Dust Bowl (Aka
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Margot Robbie to Star in, Produce Bank Robber Thriller 'Dreamland' (Exclusive)

Margot Robbie to Star in, Produce Bank Robber Thriller 'Dreamland' (Exclusive)
Margot Robbie is set to star in Dreamland, a thriller that will be directed by Sundance winner Miles Joris-Peyrafitte.

Robbie will also produce with her partners at Lucky Chap Entertainment, Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara, as well as Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Rian Cahill of Automatik.

Brad Feinstein of Romulus Entertainment is producing and financing Dreamland, which Sierra/Affinity will introduce at this year’s Cannes Film Market. CAA and Wme are co-repping domestic sales.

Written by Nicolaas Zwart and on the 2015 Black List, Dreamland is set in the 1930s, amid the devastation of the Dust Bowl. The story follows a 15-year-old...
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Horror Highlights: The Cleansing Hour, Hunting Grounds, The Watcher

The Cleansing Hour is here... exorcise your demons with the anticipated short film that has debuted on Bloody Disgusting's World of Death. Also rounding out today's Highlights: details on the May debut of Hunting Grounds and The Watcher on Blu-ray / DVD.

Watch The Cleansing Hour: The Cleansing Hour debuted on Episode 70 of Bloody Disgusting's World of Death, and you can watch it below.

Synopsis: "Drew and Max run a webcast that streams Live exorcisms that are actually elaborately staged hoaxes. But when they discover today’s actress is demon-possessed, Drew and Max are forced to reckon with their online charade--live in front of a global audience."

Directed by Damien LeVeck and written by Aaron Horwitz, The Cleansing Hour stars Sam Jaeger, Heather Morris, Neil Grayston, Jonny Radtke, Joonho Huh, Wanhi Lee, Danielle Langlois, John Griffin, Walker Mintz, Juliette Larsen, Catherine Marin, Vivian Fabiola, Teala Dunn, and Lauren Compton.

To learn more,
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Review: ‘As You Are’ Strives for Intimacy But Feels Remote

Throughout the entirety of As You Are, it is painfully clear that director and co-writer Miles Joris-Peyrafitte wants the viewer to know that something bad will happen. Opening with an ominous prologue capped off by an off-screen gunshot, the film shifts into the mood that it occupies for most of its runtime: a fairly rote teen drama of the love triangle variety. To the movie’s credit, As You Are never feels forced into this box, more content to lounge around in its vaguely hangout vibe than to trap its characters in clear romantic lines. This idyllic feeling doesn’t last, and the film gradually becomes more and more focused on the plot mechanics set forth at the outset while forgetting what is ultimately the most interesting part: the characters.

Set in the early ’90s, As You Are is for the most part told from the point of view of
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Movie Review: They really should have found a way to get some Nirvana songs into As You Are

There are no Nirvana songs in As You Are. It makes sense: More than a few seconds of the iconic, underwater guitar warble from the radio smash in question would probably cost more than the entire budget of this tiny American indie. Still, we are talking about a movie named for a Nirvana song, that follows a couple of teenagers obsessed with Nirvana, and that uses Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s suicide as a plot point. The omission feels a little glaring, even distracting. So, too, does the absence of any music from the mid-’90s, when As You Are is set. While the characters gush about the Melvins and Mudhoney and Gg Allin, director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte and avant-garde composer Patrick Higgins provide their own original soundtrack. Sometimes it sounds like outtakes from an Explosions In The Sky record. Other times it sounds like an imitation of the moody synth
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The Weekend Warrior 2/24/17: Get Out, Collide, Rock Dog

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.

This Past Weekend:

Presidents' Day weekend was an interesting one at the box office, and as with most holiday weekends, it was particularly difficult to figure out how things might fare, other than The Lego Batman Movie, which remained at #1 with almost $45 million over the four-day weekend. Fifty Shades Darker followed with $21.3 million, about a 50% drop. Last week, I thought that the Ice Cub comedy Fist Fight would beat The Great Wall, although it seemed like it could be a close race. Nope. Matt Damon’s action epic came in third place with $21.6 million, which is a couple million more than my original prediction, but The Fist Fight fell short of my prediction by almost $10 million, grossing $14.5 million in its first four days.
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‘Stranger Things’ Star Charlie Heaton Steps Into The ‘90s In New Trailer For ‘As You Are’

You may recognize Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, the sensitive older brother of Will Byers from the Netflix hit show, “Stranger Things.” And while you wait for season two, you can check out the 23-year-old British actor in writer-director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s breakout film, “As You Are.”

Read More: Duffer Brothers Currently Planning 4 Or 5 Season Run For ‘Stranger Things

In this new trailer (via Harper’s Bazaar), fans can catch a glimpse of what captivated critics last year at the Sundance Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Award for Drama.

Continue reading ‘Stranger Things’ Star Charlie Heaton Steps Into The ‘90s In New Trailer For ‘As You Are’ at The Playlist.
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Trailer for Sundance 2016 Favorite 'As You Are' with Owen Campbell

"Fresh and richly intelligent." A new trailer has arrived online for an indie film titled As You Are, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival last year to positive reviews (here's my review). I'm glad to see this is finally being released soon, it's a great film. Owen Campbell stars as a teenager caught in a love triangle between his two friends - played by Charlie Heaton and Amandla Stenberg. The cast includes Mary Stuart Masterson, Scott Cohen and John Scurti. This is best to see without knowing too much going in, because the film reveals the truth as the story plays out. The trailer features the song "Appalachian Moon" written and performed by Kevin Reilly, included on the soundtrack. I recommend giving this a look. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Miles Joris-Peyrafitte's As You Are, direct from YouTube: Set in the early 1990's, As You Are
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Film Festival Roundup: Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Announces Lineup, Louisiana Film Prize Announces Sixth Competition and More

Film Festival Roundup: Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Announces Lineup, Louisiana Film Prize Announces Sixth Competition and More
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– The Film Society of Lincoln Center and UniFrance announce the complete lineup for the 22nd edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the celebrated annual series showcasing the variety and vitality of contemporary French filmmaking, March 1 – 12.

The lineup features 23 diverse films, comprised of highlights from international festivals and works by both established favorites and talented newcomers, including François Ozon’s Lubitsch adaptation “Frantz,” set after World War I; Bertrand Bonello’s “Nocturama,” a provocative exploration of a Paris terrorist attack carried out by young activists; Bruno Dumont’s oddball slapstick detective story “Slack Bay,” starring Juliette Binoche; Rebecca Zlotowski’s visually arresting “Planetarium,” with Natalie Portman as a touring psychic who catches the eye of a movie producer in 1930s Paris; and Jean-Stéphane Bron’s “The Paris Opera,
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Movie Review – Hunting Grounds (2015)

Hunting Grounds, 2015.

Directed by John Portanova.

Starring Bill Oberst Jr., Jason Vail, and Miles Joris-Peyrafitte.

Synopsis:

Four hunters soon find themselves lost in the American wilderness, stumbling across a squad of bloodthirsty Sasquatch who won’t let them leave without a fight.

Bafflingly retitled from the far superior (and much more sensical) Valley of the Sasquatch, Hunting Grounds is yet another micro-budget creature-feature that’s found itself a comfortable home on DVD, following a slew of rather successful festival screenings all over the States. It’s nothing particularly new or even remotely groundbreaking, but does offer up a surprisingly watchable 90 minutes, which is more than can be said for 90% of its fellow bargain bin time-wasters.

Obviously from a technical standpoint, there’s not a lot here. The acting is about as wooden as it comes, camerawork is steady but occasionally too dark, and the sasquatch in question do come off
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