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  M.   May 21, 2012

By Dave McNary

Cutting Edge Group, which has provided music services for more than 175 films, is stepping up its profile by producing for the first time.

It has boarded helmer Paul Andrew Williams music-based dramedy “Song for Marion,” starring Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave and Gemma Arterton.

Cutting Edge Group CEO Philip Moross is producing alongside Ken Marshall.

Pic concerns a grumpy elderly man whose wife, Marion, persuades him to join an unconventional local choir.

EOne is repping international rights at Cannes while the Weinstein Co. has the U.S. rights and has started showing the film to test audiences. TWC has yet to set a release date for “Marion,” which was shot in northeast England. Read More

  M.   May 16, 2012

The Cannes Film Festival this year is running from May 16th until the 27th, and even though there are no Irish films in competition, we will be well represented in the South of France.

There are reportedly 17 Irish productions looking for distribution at the festival, and top of the pile is the Neil Jordan directed vampire tale, Byzantium. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley, Jonny Lee Miller and the excellent young actor Caleb Landry Jones. It shot in Ardmore Studios in Wicklow with a budget of just over €10 million and is beginning to garner heat – with that cast it would be difficult not to. Good to see Jordan going gothic again regardless. Other high profile Irish productions include the already extremely well reviewed Shadow Dancer, starring Clive Owen and Domhnall Gleeson as well as the Kristen Sheridan helmed Dollhouse.

Others are not finished yet and are being sold with names attached as opposed to shopping a finished product – generally the norm at Cannes. Here’s hoping all Irish flicks do well.


  M.   May 11, 2012

This year’s Latitude festival line-up just keeps getting bigger and better.

The festival takes play July 12th – 15th near Sothwold in Suffolk.

In the Literary Arena, WordTheatre® present contemporary short stories brought to life by a the likes of Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens, Bond Girl Gemma Arterton, Diana Vickers fresh from the West End, Game of Thrones actor Gethin Anthony, The Awakening’s Lucy Cohu and Emma Rigby from Brit soap Hollyoaks.

Fire up latitudefestival.co.uk to find out what else was added on the various stages, and also to pick up your tickets if you haven’t already done so.

  M.   April 10, 2012

Gemma Arterton is in negotiations to star in The Wright Girls, a dark comedy-thriller from Relativity and Atlas Entertainment.

Andy Fickman is in negotiations to direct.

Inspired by the Japanese movie 2LDK, the story revolves around two young actresses who live together, pretend to be best friends and are co-stars on a successful television show. In reality, they detest each other and go to extreme and violent lengths to do one another in when they end up competing for the same movie role. The role of the other actress has not been cast.

Bert Royal (Easy A) wrote the script.

There were some online rumblings several months ago that Megan Fox was attached, but sources say the actress is not involved with the project.

British actress Arterton is perhaps best known for her work in Clash of the Titans and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Her next big studio project sees her starring opposite Jeremy Renner in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.


  M.   February 28, 2012

Byzantium, the upcoming vampire saga from director Neil Jordan, has released a new image online as well as the first glimpse of an official synopsis.

The new snap shows stars Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan huddling together in front of what looks like a seafront attraction, looking less than thrilled with their situation.

The pair are vampires you see, and having fled the scene of a violent and bloody crime, they’re now looking for refuge at a run-down resort somewhere on the British coastline.

“Clara (Arterton), ever-practical, sells her body,” says the official blurb. “She soon meets shy and lonely Noel, who provides a roof over their heads in his seedy guesthouse, Byzantium. Clara, always looking towards the future, turns it into a ‘pop-up’ brothel.”

“Meanwhile Eleanor, the eternal schoolgirl, meets Frank, a kindred spirit who unwittingly prompts her to tell the truth about her life. She tells him that Clara is her mother; yet Clara is only a few years older. She says that she was born in 1804; yet she is just sixteen. She confesses that she must drink human blood to stay alive – and so must her mother. In the small, quiet town, people start to die.”

As weary as we are starting to feel with the whole vampire genre, this one does at least sound a little different from Twilight et al. We’ll find out for sure when the film opens in the UK later this year…


  M.   January 10, 2012

Paramount and MGM are moving back the release of Jeremy Renner-Gemma Arterton starrer Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters by almost a year, from March 2, 2012, to January 11, 2013.

The move comes on the heels of the successful opening of Paramount’s micro-budgeted horror pic The Devil Inside and Christmas tentpole Mission: Impossible–Ghost Protocol, which has already earned $458.1 million worldwide. The two films almost guarantee that the studio will have a good fiscal quarter (and Devil Inside–scoring the best opening ever for early January–proves the corridor can be lucrative).

There are two other reasons for the move, according to an insider. The 3D materials for Hansel and Gretel are only now coming in, and Paramount wants time to market the 3D aspect, particularly overseas.

Third, Renner — who stars opposite Tom Cruise in Ghost Protocol — has two other 2012 films, The Avengers, which comes out in early May, and The Bourne Legacy, which hits theaters in early August. The insider said pushing back Hansel and Gretel also allows the movie to benefit from the exposure Renner earns from those two films.

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Prods. is producing Hansel and Gretel, which picks up the Brothers Grimm fairy tale 15 years after Hansel and Gretel found the gingerbread house. They’re now bounty hunters. Tommy Wirkola is directing.


  M.   December 21, 2011

Horror/fantasy twists on fairy-tale/literary classics are the big trend for 2012, but now it seems one of them won’t be hitting the screen as soon as originally announced.

Fangoria just got the scoop that Paramount has shifted HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS out of its March 2 berth and will instead release the movie next fall on a date to be determined. The Hollywood debut of DEAD SNOW director Tommy Wirkola, the film stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the grown-up brother and sister who’ve never quite gotten over that childhood gingerbread-house incident, and set out to exterminate witches. Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Zoe Bell and Derek Mears co-star.