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Lobell & Bergman Set ‘Eisner’ As First Comedy Collaboration In 17 Years

Lobell & Bergman Set ‘Eisner’ As First Comedy Collaboration In 17 Years
Exclusive: Mike Lobell and Andrew Bergman, once partners in a thriving production company, are back together for the first time in 17 years. They are planning an October start in New York on Eisner, a film that Bergman scripted and will direct, and which Lobell is producing. The film is a comedy about a young man trying to discover what happened to his family during WWll. Typical of Bergman’s scripts, nothing turns out the way Eisner had hoped or expected. The ensemble…
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Contest: Win Windows on Blu-ray

What at first seems neighborly becomes something straight out of a nightmare in the 1980 thriller Windows, and to celebrate the movie's new high-def release, Scream Factory has provided us with three Blu-ray copies of the film to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Windows.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

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2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Windows Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on July 11th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age
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July 4th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Bethany, Awakening The Zodiac, Windows, Here Alone

Happy Independence Day, everyone! While most of us in the Us are busy with BBQs and enjoying some outdoor fun, that doesn’t mean this week’s Blu-ray and DVD releases are taking any time off, as we have a handful of titles making their debuts on July 4th.

Scream Factory has given the cult psychological thriller Windows something of an HD upgrade this week with their brand new Blu-ray, and we have several indie titles arriving on both formats as well, including Accidental Exorcist, Here Alone, Bethany, and Awakening the Zodiac. Rounding out the July 4th home releases are Peelers and a 9-movie creature feature set on DVD featuring all sorts of murderous beasties.

Accidental Exorcist (Cinedigm, Blu-ray & DVD)

A 30-something, dirt-poor alcoholic (Daniel Falicki) can't hold down a day job or maintain a normal life due to the fact that he is a natural-born exorcist. He soon learns
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Fortitude lines up football biopic ‘Robin Friday’

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Cannes: Nadine de Barros and her team will kick off talks on the Croisette on the upcoming Sam Claflin starrer about one of the great cult heroes of English football.

Murderball director Henry-Alex Rubin will helm Robin Friday, which North American rights holder CAA packaged and arranged financing.

Global Film PartnersDaniel Koefoed and Guirec van Slingelandt, Telegael’s Paul Cummings and 9Magnan’s Meghana Gupta are among the financiers.

Robin Friday will chart the short-lived career of the hard-partying 1970s player whose on-field brilliance ensured lowly Reading got promoted to the Third Division in the 1975-76 season.

Friday was named “all-time cult hero” for Reading and Cardiff in a 2004 BBC poll and died of a heart attack in 1990 aged 38.

Paolo Hewitt and Julian Stone adapted the screenplay from Hewitt’s book The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw: The Robin Friday Story.

Production is set for this autumn in the UK. The project
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Fortitude to sell ‘Robin Friday’

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Nadine de Barros and her team will kick off talks on the Croisette on the upcoming Sam Claflin starrer about one of the great cult heroes of English football.

Murderball director Henry-Alex Rubin will helm Robin Friday which North American rights holder CAA packaged and arranged financing..

Global Film PartnersDaniel Koefoed and Guirec van Slingelandt, Telegael’s Paul Cummings and 9Magnan’s Meghana Gupta are among the financiers.

Robin Friday will chart the short-lived career of the hard-partying 1970s player whose on-field brilliance ensured lowly Reading got promoted to the Third Division in the 1975-76 season.

Friday was named “all-time cult hero” for Reading and Cardiff in a 2004 BBC poll and died of a heart attack in 1990 aged 38.

Paolo Hewitt and Julian Stone adapted the screenplay from Hewitt’s book The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw: The Robin Friday Story.

Production is set for this autumn in the UK. The project
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Fortitude to sell This Man, This Woma

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Fortitude to sell This Man, This Woma
Efm: Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger are in final talks to star in the romance from Isabel Coixet, whose Nobody Wants The Night will open the Berlinale next week.

Fortitude International will finance the film as the year-old company moves into its second phase of aggressively backing original productions.

Co-founders Nadine de Barros, Robert Ogden Barnum and Daniel Wagner made the announcement on Wednesday (January 28) with This Man, This Woman producer Mike Lobell.

Frederic Raphael has written the screenplay to the story about a love triangle involving a man and woman who meet on a plane and a female talk show host who changes the course of their relationship.

Lobell produces his passion project while De Barros and Barnum serve as executive producers. Coixet is pictured.

CAA represents Us rights.
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'This Man, This Woman' Teams Penelope Cruz & Diane Kruger

'This Man, This Woman' Teams Penelope Cruz & Diane Kruger
Oscar winner Pen&#233lope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds, National Treasure) are in final negotiations to star in the romance feature film This Man, This Woman, to be directed by Isabel Coixet whose new film Nobody Wants the Night opens the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, it was announced today by Fortitude International co-founders, Nadine DeBarros and Robert Ogden Barnum, and producer Mike Lobell (The Freshman, Striptease).

Fortitude International is financing the film and will handle foreign sales on the project being introduced to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin next month. De Barros and Barnum serve as executive producers. Lobell is producing the film. The romance is written by Oscar winner Frederic Raphael (Eyes Wide Shut, Darling, Two for the Road). CAA is representing domestic rights.

An estranged man, Matt Heller, and a woman, Martha Parks (Cruz
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Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger In Final Negotiations to Star in This Man, This Woman

Oscar winner Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds, National Treasure) are in final negotiations to star in the romance feature film This Man, This Woman, to be directed by Isabel Coixet whose new film Nobody Wants The Night opens the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, it was announced today by Fortitude International co-founders, Nadine de Barros and Robert Ogden Barnum, and producer Mike Lobell (The Freshman, Striptease).

Fortitude International is financing the film and will handle foreign sales on the project being introduced to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin next month.

De Barros and Barnum serve as executive producers. Lobell is producing the film.

The romance is written by Oscar winner Frederic Raphael (Eyes Wide Shut, Darling, Two For The Road).

CAA is representing domestic rights.

An estranged man, Matt Heller, and a woman, Martha Parks (Cruz
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Cruz, Kruger Join "This Man, This Woman"

Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger are in final talks to star in Isabel Coixet's "This Man, This Woman" at Fortitude International.

Frederic Raphael ("Eyes Wide Shut") penned the script about an estranged man, Matt Heller, and a woman, Martha Parks (Cruz) who encounter each other by chance on a plane and relive memories of their turbulent romantic relationship.

Kruger will play Kirsty Sachs, a talk show host who has an affair with Heller and changes the course of his whirlwind relationship with Parks. The male lead is expected to be cast very soon.

Robert Ogden Barnum, Mike Lobell and Nadine de Barros will produce.

Source: Deadline
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Fortitude to sell This Man, This Woman

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Fortitude to sell This Man, This Woman
Efm: Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger are in final talks to star in the romance from Isabel Coixet, whose Nobody Wants The Night will open the Berlinale next week.

Fortitude International will commence pre-sales at the Efm next week and is financing the film as the one-year-old company moves into its second phase of aggressively backing original productions.

Co-founders Nadine de Barros, Robert Ogden Barnum and Daniel Wagner made the announcement on Wednesday (January 28) with This Man, This Woman producer Mike Lobell.

Frederic Raphael has written the screenplay to the story about a love triangle involving a man and woman who meet on a plane and a female talk show host who changes the course of their relationship.

Lobell is producing his passion project while De Barros and Barnum serve as executive producers. Coixet is pictured.

CAA represents Us rights.
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Afm relies on trusted talent

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The comings and goings of familiar faces dominated the agenda as the market bid farewell to a beloved friend.

If the imminent closure of Focus Features International came as little surprise, the confirmation on the first day by parent company Universal still packed a punch.

Alison Thompson and her team have spent the market attending to outstanding business with partners while Sierra/Affinity, a potential sales agent of choice for the Focus slate going forward, took over Somnia and Oculus.

Elsewhere, an over-reliance on famous faces caused problems. Sales agents bemoaned the challenge of finding packages with the tiny pool of headline talent acceptable to buyers, at the expense of more affordable newcomers.

Johnny Depp has lost none of his lustre. The upcoming adventure Mortdecai was one of several new titles on Lionsgate International’s prestige slate alongside Gods Of Egypt and the Point Break reimaging. All had sold out by Saturday.

Patrick Wachsberger also screened
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Afm: reliant on trusted talent

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The comings and goings of familiar faces dominated the agenda as the market bid farewell to a beloved friend.

If the imminent closure of Focus Features International came as little surprise, the confirmation on the first day by parent company Universal still packed a punch.

Alison Thompson and her team have spent the market attending to outstanding business with partners while Sierra/Affinity, a potential sales agent of choice for the Focus slate going forward, took over Somnia and Oculus.

Elsewhere an over-reliance on famous faces caused problems. Sales agents bemoaned the challenge of finding packages with the tiny pool of headline talent acceptable to buyers, at the expense of more affordable newcomers.

Johnny Depp has lost none of his lustre. The upcoming adventure Mortdecai was one of several new titles on Lionsgate International’s prestige slate alongside Gods Of Egypt and the Point Break reimaging. All had sold out by Saturday.

Patrick Wachsberger also screened
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Mike Lobell Adds Cast To ‘Eisner,’ Plots Projects With Billy Crystal, Richard Gere

Mike Lobell Adds Cast To ‘Eisner,’ Plots Projects With Billy Crystal, Richard Gere
Exclusive: Mike Lobell, the veteran producer whose 14-years of persistence helped make the remake Gambit happen, is getting close on three other projects with strong elements. He has re-teamed with former partner, writer-director Andrew Bergman, on A Film By Alan Stuart Eisner, an ensemble comedy which so far has Project X‘s Oliver Cooper, Shirley MacLaine and Robin Williams attached, with Rob Reiner making a cameo. Lobell reports that the film has added Sienna Miller, Isla Fisher and Audra MacDonald. Eisner is a comedy dealing with a young man making a documentary to learn what happened to his family during WWII. He is out looking for financing. Gambit, by the way, ended up with Michael Hoffman directing a script by Joel and Ethan Coen. Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman star and CBS Films is releasing. At the same time, Lobell is getting traction on This Man This Woman,
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Poster 6 for Ethan and Joel Coen's Gambit starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz

Check out the seventh poster for Gambit also with Alan Rickman in the comedy starring Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz. Scripted Ethan and Joel Coen, the crime comedy helmed by Michael Hoffman opened in the UK last week, and we have yet to get a release date for the U.S. Gambit follows an art curator decides to enact his revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet. His plan however, requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen. The CBS Films release also stars Stanley Tucci, Cloris Leachman, Anna Skellern and Tom Courtenay. Adam Ripp, Mike Lobell and Rob Paris produce while Philip Elwat and Rizal Risjad serve as executive producers.
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Poster 6 for Ethan and Joel Coen's Gambit starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz

Check out the seventh poster for Gambit also with Alan Rickman in the comedy starring Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz. Scripted Ethan and Joel Coen, the crime comedy helmed by Michael Hoffman opened in the UK last week, and we have yet to get a release date for the U.S. Gambit follows an art curator decides to enact his revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet. His plan however, requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen. The CBS Films release also stars Stanley Tucci, Cloris Leachman, Anna Skellern and Tom Courtenay. Adam Ripp, Mike Lobell and Rob Paris produce while Philip Elwat and Rizal Risjad serve as executive producers.
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The HeyUGuys Interview: Cameron Diaz, Colin Firth, Alan Rickman and more – Gambit UK Premiere

Last night Colin Firth, Alan Rickman and Cameron Diaz took to the red carpet for the UK premiere of their latest film, Gambit.

With Gambit, featuring a script by The Coen Brothers, Michael Hoffman continues his eclectic directing career with this story of a man looking to take revenge on an abusive boss with the help of the wild, unpredictable (and wonderfully named) Pj Puznowski.

With elements of farce and unexpected romance this film, a remake of the 1966 film with Michael Caine and Shirley Maclaine, has a fine cast and last night our guys Ben Mortimer and Colin Hart spoke to the stars of the film as well as the director and producer.

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Today's Hot International Trailer: Cameron Diaz and Colin Firth Steal from a Naked Alan Rickman in Gambit

We're not sure of current exchange rate, but we'll guess that half a million British pounds is worth about a trillion in dollars.

What do you get when you mix a nebbish-y British art curator, a Texas rodeo queen, and a plot to steal half a million pounds from an eccentric millionaire? The plot for Gambit, CBS Films' remake of the 1966 movie of the same name that originally starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine. Instead, it's Academy Award–winner Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz who plot to steal money from a rich art collector (Alan Rickman), who, at least in the trailer, prefers a more clothing optional approach to work. The first trailer shows Firth and Diaz plotting their scheme to sell a phoney Monet painting utilizing a unique group of characters played by Cloris Leachman and Stanley Tucci. Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the script, and it has plenty of that Coenesque charm.
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Bergman And Lobell Re-Team For ‘A Film By Alan Stuart Eisner’

Andy Bergman and Mike Lobell, writer and producer respectively, are re-teaming (following 1992s Honeymoon In Vegas and few other collaborations) for a new comedy with some big names attached; Robin Williams (Good Morning Vietnam), Shirley MacLaine (The Apartment), Oliver Cooper (Project X) and even legend of our time Rob Reiner have signed up for a film that will follow a filmmaker’s quest to put his family’s World War II story on-screen.

With the talent involved this could be a comedy gem and we just hope Lobell can get this made as it’s still in pre-pre-production – if there is such a state!

Source: deadline
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Dan Aykroyd Joins Steven Soderbergh's Liberace Biopic, 'Game Of Thrones' Star Kit Harington Teams With Vera Farmiga For 'Greenland Time' & More

The end is nigh! The currently shooting "The Bitter Pill," starring Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara, marks Steven Soderbergh's penultimate feature film, after which the curtains will close with his long-gestating Liberace biopic "Behind The Candelabra," which films this summer. The latter has now began filling out its cast, with Dan Aykroyd jumping on board to play the famed entertainer's long-term manager, Seymour Heller.

Despite being the flamboyant singer's manager for much of his career, Heller disapproved of Liberace's relationship with live-in lover Scott Thorson. Michael Douglas and Matt Damon are set to play Liberace and Thorson, and the script comes by way of Richard Lagravenese with the project to premiere on HBO in the U.S. before a theatrical unveiling internationally. [Variety]

This past Sunday saw the end of the latest season of HBO's uber-popular "Game Of Thrones." Before lensing on the next set of episodes begins, talent
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Robin Williams & Oliver Cooper Join 'A Film By Alan Stuart Eisner'

Though it's been 12 years since we last saw a film from director Andrew Bergman (the man behind films like Stripteasee, It Could Happen to You and Honeymoon in Vegas), that's not stopping the filmmaker from amassing an interesting cast for a new comedy. Deadline has word that Bergman is reuniting with producer Mike Lobell (who was also behind those three aforementioned films) for a film called A Film By Alan Stuart Eisner, and Robin Williams, Shirley MacLaine and breakout Project X star Oliver Cooper are attached to star with Rob Reiner set to make some sort of cameo in the comedy as well. More below! Deadline says film follows a young documentary filmmaker with a burning desire to bring his family’s amazing and bizarre World War II history to the screen. Considering Reiner's role in This is Spinal Tap, I'm wondering if he has some kind of mentor role
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