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Brianna Hildebrand & Lana Condor Head For Comedy ‘Girls Night’ From Marianna Palka & ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Producer, Bankside Launches — Cannes

Rising actresses Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool) and Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse) are attached to star in female buddy comedy Girls Night, written by Cristina Kinon (Bravo’s Adulting) and to be directed by multi-hyphenate Marianna Palka (G.L.O.W).



Emilia Clarke to star in love story 'Let Me Count The Ways' for 'The Wife' director, Bankside, Damian Jones

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke will play poet Elizabeth Barrett in Björn Runge’s English-language love story Let Me Count The Ways. The film is produced by Bankside Films which is also handling worldwide sales on the project. 



‘In Fabric’ Trailer: Killer Dress Is Shopper’s Nightmare In Peter Strickland Horror Film

Expect plenty of “killer dress” headlines when reviews of and articles about the horror film In Fabric get written – including this one, plugging what looks to be a pretty cool trailer. “Killer dress” is just about tailor-made for writer-director Peter Strickland’s upcoming movie, coming soon from A24.


Sony Acquires Sally Hawkins' 'Eternal Beauty' in Multi-Territory Deal

Eternal Beauty, the upcoming comedy drama starring Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of WaterPaddington), has landed a major multi-territory deal with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.


Focus buys international rights to Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville drama 'Normal People'

Focus Features has picked up a host of international rights to Normal People, the drama shot in Northern Ireland starring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville.


A24, DirecTV Acquire Sundance Horror-Thriller ‘The Hole in The Ground’

Lee Cronin’s forthcoming Sundance premiere “The Hole in The Ground” has sold North American distribution rights to A24 and DirecTV.


Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville drama 'Normal People' lands at Bleecker Street

Bleecker Street has acquired US rights from Bankside Films to Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s drama Normal People starring Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson.


Matt Bomer-starring 'Papi Chulo' scores North America deal for Bankside

Following the film’s well-received premiere in Toronto, Blue Fox Entertainment has swooped on North American rights to John Butler’s black comedy Papi Chulo.


A24 acquires Peter Strickland's TIFF selection 'In Fabric'

A24 has added another unique voice to its roster, acquiring North American rights from Bankside Films to Peter Strickland’s horror film In Fabric following its recent world premiere in TIFF Midnight Madness.



Netflix swoops on world rights to Martin Freeman zombie movie

Netflix has taken world igrhts to Martin Freeman zombie movie Cargo, in what is understood to be a multi-million dollar deal.


Bankside Films acquires Somali drama 'Where the white man runs away'

Al Pacino, 'Captain Phillips' star Barkhad Abdi and Melanie Griffith  are joining the drama, which marks Brian Buckley’s follow-up to the 2015 Sundance hit 'The Bronze.'


John Michael McDonagh’s ‘War On Everyone’ in Berlin

Berlin: John Michael McDonagh’s ‘War On Everyone’ among first Panorama titles


Paramount nabs Tribeca hit 'Ashby'

Studio swoops on Mickey Rourke comedy-drama in North America, UK, Australia, more.



Saban Films in final talks to acquire 'Backtrack'

The distributor has made a seven-figure offer for US rights on the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere.


Berlin: Lionsgate Nabs Julianne Moore-Ellen Page Drama 'Freeheld'

Lionsgate has won a bidding war to snag the rights to Freeheld, which tells the true story of the late Laurel Hester, a police detective who fought government officials for equal treatment when she was diagnosed with cancer.


Bankside boards John Michael McDonagh's War on Everyone

Bankside Films has boarded John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone, which has Garrett Hedlund and Michael Pena attached to star.


Bankside scores X+Y deals

UK sales outfit Bankside Films has notched up a string of sales on Toronto hit drama X+Y.


Koch secures Toronto Trio

Koch Media has secured UK rights to a well-received trio out of the Toronto Film Festival and market, comprisingX+Y, Goodnight Mommy and The Dark Horse.


X+Y Toronto Review

Asa Butterfield from 'Hugo' stars with Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall as a teen prodigy competing in the International Mathematical Olympiad


Bankside closes Julianne Moore, Mickey Rourke drama deals

UK sales outfit Bankside Films has secured international rights to a trio of intriguing market titles including Julianne Moore romance-drama Freeheld and new Mickey Rourke comedy-drama Ashby.


Production underway on thriller 'Backtrack' sold by Bankside Films

Principal photography is underway in Australia on writer-director Michael Petroni’s sophomore thriller Backtrack,starring Adrien Brody and Sam Neill (seen in this exclusive first image from the feature).


Variety reviews Belle, calls it, 'elegant', 'emotionally satisfying', 'a handsome period piece'

The pleasures of Jane Austen and the horrors of the British slave trade make a surprisingly elegant fit in Amma Asante's handsome period piece.


Patrick premieres to rave reviews at MIFF

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Patrick listed as '10 things to see and do' at Melbourne International Film Festival

While the Australian film industry continues to bang out morbid costal-set dramas and dire comedies (remember A Few Best Men and Any Questions for Ben?) directors such as Not Quite Hollywood's Mark Hartley point towards a brighter, perhaps even commercially viable future. Hartley's remake of 1978 cult classic Patrick , about a comatose invalid with telekinetic powers, is a high-powered genre film that works fiendishly hard to satisfy its target demographic of squealers, thrill seekers and horror buffs. They won’t leave disappointed.

Showing: Sat 27 July, Fri 2 , Fri 9 August

Bankside boards X plus Y with Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins and Asa Butterfield

Origin Pictures recruits cast and Bankside Films for comedy-drama, set to shoot July 22.

Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan and newcomer Jo Yang have joined comedy-drama X PLUS Y, which gets underway on July 22.
Hawkins previously appeared with Marsan in Mike Leigh’s 2008 film, Happy Go Lucky.

Fox Searchlight acquires Belle

Fox Searchlight has secured most worldwide rights, including North America and the UK, to Amma Asante’s Belle.

The film features Gugu Mbatha-Raw in her first starring role along with Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Matthew Goode.  

It is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral.  


Peter Greenaway's Goltzius & the Pelican Company wins Silver Mouse for Best Film Out of Official Competition at the Rome Film Festival

 Best Film Out of Official Competition at the Rome Film Festival

EVERYDAY wins Fipresci critics' prize in Open Zone section at Stockholm Film Festival

Goltzius & the Pelican Company world premiere at Rome Film Festival

Rome fest to screen 59 world preems

Marco Mueller reveals complete festival lineup

LONDON -- The rebooted Rome Film Festival, which runs Nov. 9-17, has unveiled its lineup of 59 world preems, comprising high-profile titles with mainstream elements and edgier fare in a meticulously calibrated mix that reflects new topper Marco Mueller's signature stamp.

iLL Manors announced winner at Dinard, Wasteland receives two special mentions

 At Saturday evening’s award ceremony, announced by a jury headed by actor and singer Patrick Bruel, Marsh’s thriller won The Golden Hitchcock Award, which includes financial support to the French distributor (Wild Bunch Distribution) and the filmmaker and also The Cine+ Award, which offers a promotional campaign on Ciné+ channels at the time of release. The film also won the Prix Public chosen by the festival’s audiences.