Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (Spwa) has swooped on all international rights to Brett Haley’s Hearts Beat Loud following the special sneak volunteer screening in Park City on Thursday night (January 18).
North American buyers are circling the film, which gets it world premiere on Friday January 26. Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons star in the story of a has-been musician who owns a struggling record store in Brooklyn and forms an unlikely band with his daughter the summer before she is set to leave for university.
Haley and Marc Bash wrote the screenplay to Hearts Beat Loud, which co-stars Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner and Toni Collette.
Houston King, Sam Bisbee and Sam Slater produced for Houston King Productions, Park Pictures and Burn Later Productions, respectively. Franklin Carson, Paul Bernon, David Bernon, Theodora Dunlap, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, Danny Rifkin and Frank Brenner, Offerman served as executive
The tender drama about a father (Nick Offerman) trying to convince his daughter (Kiersey Clemons) to form a band premieres on the festival’s last night. It marks Haley’s third Sundance film in four years — he previously debuted “The Hero” and “I’ll See You in My Dreams” at the mountainside gathering. It’s a showy role for Offerman, allowing an actor best known for his comedic turn on “Parks & Recreation” to flex some dramatic muscles.
The deal excludes North American rights and was negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers by Endeavor Content. Sony’s Michael Helfand, Joe Matukewicz, and Jon Freedberg negotiated the deal for the studio.
The film co-stars Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner, and Toni Collette, with original music by Keegan DeWitt, and is set
The indie filmmaker has premiered three films at the festival in four years, scoring with the likes of “I’ll See You in My Dreams” and “The Hero.” His latest effort, “Hearts Beat Loud,” will close out this year’s gathering. It’s the story of a Brooklyn record store owner (Nick Offerman) who tries to convince his college-bound daughter (Kiersey Clemons) to start a band. At a time when many Sundance offerings are bleak or medicinal, “Hearts Beat Loud” is unabashedly uplifting and, shudder, entertaining. That also bodes well for its commercial prospects — something that should help the film attract a buyer as it searches for distribution.
On the eve of another Sundance, Haley spoke with Variety about his work ethic, his box office track record, and what inspired “Hearts Beat Loud.”
You are wildly prolific.
The project has had more than its fair share of ups and downs, with The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller first tapped to direct this project a few years ago, but they ultimately
Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev, and James Norton discuss their characters in the Flatliners bonus feature clip below, and we also have a look at the release details and cover art for the new Blu-ray.
From the Press Release: Culver City, Calif. (November 13, 2017) – Academy Award® nominee Ellen Page (Best Actress, Juno, 2007), Diego Luna (Rogue One) and Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”) star in the contemporary take on the 90’s fan favorite Flatliners, debuting on digital December 12 and
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Two best friends try to reconnect with a former friend before an end-of-senior-year party at which they had all planned to open their college acceptance letters at the same time.
Little Bitches is set for release on January 23rd.
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Following on from Justice League, let’s have a look at the slate of upcoming DC Extended Universe films...
With Justice League failing to bring in Avengers-level money and instead procuring a sizeable pile of negative write-ups, Warner Bros is making some behind-the-scenes changes with regards to its DC Comics film adaptations.
Comic book legend Geoff Johns remains in a position of power as DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer, but Jon Berg – who had been the head honcho of Warner Bros’ DC output – has been shuffled away from the intertwined mega-franchise to focus on non-superhero projects.
Shortly after that news broke, a DC presentation at Brazil’s Comic Con Experience 2017 included an outline of DC Entertainment’s upcoming cinematic plans. This provided a strong - although not definitive - indicator of which DC films will be reaching our eyeballs in the near-ish future.
DC Entertainment included
Things such as this, among others, have led to a public outcry, with a sizable chunk of the fanbase wishing for Snyder’s cut of the film to be released on home video. Actually, reports have surfaced saying that an extended version will be included on the Blu-ray, although it may not necessarily be the “Snyder Cut” – it’ll just be beefed up with additional scenes. And while we can’t be too sure of what’ll happen until Warner Bros.
With all of the production issues Justice League clearly had, many fans have wondered why Warner Bros. didn’t just delay the movie and wait until it was right. Well according to a new report from The Wrap – so do take this with a pinch of salt – Warner Bros. executives needed to get the film out in order to get their bonuses for the year. WB president Toby Emmerich and CEO Kevin Tsujihara “wanted to preserve their bonuses they would be paid before the merger [with At&T],” and were concerned that “if they pushed the movie, then their bonuses would have been pushed to the following year and they might not still be at the studio.” Hmm. Read more here.
Iris West Recast
Someone missing from Justice League was Iris West, played by Kiersey Clemons, who was set to reprise that role in Flashpoint. While
Well, Clemons’ role was ultimately cut from the DC blockbuster, although it did leak online a few weeks back – and according to a VFX artist who worked on the film – the fact the clip leaked may have saved the actresses job as Warner Bros. was reportedly looking to recast the role for Flashpoint.
“We were replacing Clemons with a digital woman in the shot – Clemons was brought on because of Famuyiwa, when he bailed, it meant WB could recast her,” said the unnamed source on Reddit. “That’s around the time the shot was cut. Now it’s been leaked online with her in it,
Previously cast was Kiersey Clemons by director Rick Famuyiwa, and West was set to make her debut in Justice League before a full appearance in the Flash solo film. Unfortunately, the character ended up a victim of the editing scissors and never made it to the final cut of Justice League. Not only that, but Famuyiwa is off the project due to creative differences. So, given that
It’s been a bumpy few days for Justice League, as its release is joined by news of hurried VFX and more...
Nb: The following contains spoilers for Justice League and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
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If the opening shot of Justice League wrong-footed you, then rest assured: it wasn’t only regular audiences who were left startled by Superman’s uncanny valley face. A brief scene designed to reintroduce a gentler, kinder First Son of Krypton, the superhero epic’s opening instead sparked widespread discussions about Henry Cavill’s top lip.
As was commonly reported before Justice League’s release, the cast of DC-Warner’s movie were recalled for extensive reshoots during post-production, during which time Cavill had already signed up for a role in Mission: Impossible 6 - a part that required him to grow a moustache.
“He’s definitely different from previous incarnations,” said Cavill with regards to Justice League’s Superman. “I feel like this is the natural progression from the end of Man of Steel into what he is now. This is a rebirth of the character, to coin the D.C. comics franchise right now: It’s a refresh. This movie highlights the qualities of Superman that exist in the comic books. That’s something I’ve always been very keen to highlight in the character. This rebirth provided the opportunity
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