Thora Birch, Johnny Knoxville Join Phillip Noyce’s ‘Above Suspicion’

Thora Birch and Johnny Knoxville are set to join Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke in Phillip Noyce’s Above Suspicion, a thriller that has been adapted from the book by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey. The film actually reunited Birch with Noyce as he directed her previously as a kid in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.
Colleen Camp is producing for Colleen Camp Productions, with Mohamed AlRafi and Tim Degraye producing and financing. Angela Amato-Velez and Amy…

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EuropaCorp TV Set For ‘Crimson Rivers,’ Dmitry Lipkin’s ‘Inside’ & Naren Shankar’s ‘Life After Life’ (EXCLUSIVE)

PARIS — While Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp has been dominating headlines in recent years with films such as “Taken” and “Lucy,”  the company’s TV division has been growing at a steady pace since opening an L.A. office and is lining up a strong roster of franchise-based spinoffs and original drama. EuropaCorp Television, formally Cipango, is fully… Read more »

Amber Heard Filing Domestic Violence Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp (Report)

Amber Heard is set to file a restraining order against Johnny Depp. According to a Los Angeles Superior Court spokesperson, no official paperwork has been filed yet, but Heard and Depp are currently in court, in an office where restraining orders are filed. According to TMZ, Heard went to court on Friday morning with a… Read more »

‘Warcraft’ Game With $9.3M Start In Early Offshore Openings – Intl Box Office

Legendary and Universal PicturesWarcraft is off to a game start at the international box office, with No. 1 openings in its first 11 markets. The total through Thursday is $9.3M. The adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s video game juggernaut is bowing in a total of 20 overseas plays this frame. Notably first out of the gate were Germany, Russia and France.
Germany scored the biggest opening day of the year for the market with a 50% share and a No. 1 Thursday of…

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Lionsgate Joins Fox, Par & Uni In Nixing Exhibitor Clearance Requests: What Does This Mean For The Biz?

Starting with its June 10 release of Now You See Me 2Lionsgate will no longer honor clearance requests from exhibitors on titles playing in a competitive zone. The distributor joins 20th Century Fox , Universal and Paramount –and even AMC Theatres– in this reformed booking practice.
Essentially, if two exhibitors are vying for a title in a competitive zone, often one exhibitor (typically the larger one) can request a clearance to play the title exclusively from the…

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‘House of Cards’ Creator Beau Willimon Looks Back on Early 9/11 Play

Writer Beau Willimon’s name has become synonymous with cynical dramas that plumb the depths of the U.S. political system. They include his 2008 play “Farragut North” (and its big-screen adaptation, “The Ides of March”) and Netflix’s cerebral thriller “House of Cards,” which put the streaming service on the map, thanks to the irresistible combination of… Read more »