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Michael Shannon

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  • AFM: Walt Disney Latin America Snaps Up 'Torrente 5′

    The Walt Disney Co. Latin America has taken all Latin American rights to Santiago Segura's "Torrente, Mission: Eurovegas," the fifth installment of Segura's blockbuster sleazebag cop saga. Sony released the pic Oct. 3 in Spain to a first weekend gross...
  • AFM: Dean Devlin on 'Go With Me,' 'Leverage' and Passion

    Dean Devlin says it's all about passion, explaining why he's gotten back into the independent financing/foreign sales business through his 13-year-old Electric Entertainment banner. Electric came on board recently to co-finance with Enderby Entertainment...
  • AFM: Freestyle Sets 'Zombeavers' Release Date (EXCLUSIVE)

    The zombie beavers are heading to U.S. theaters and VOD on March 20. In an early deal at the American Film Market, Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media have acquired theatrical and VOD rights to "Zombeavers," which debuted at the Berlin Film...
  • AFM: John Malkovich and Toni Collette Join Thriller 'Unlocked'

    John Malkovich and Toni Collette are joining Noomi Rapace, Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom in the thriller "Unlocked." Sales-financing banner Bloom, which introduced the project at Toronto, is selling rights at AFM. Michael Apted is directing from a...
  • AFM: Guillermo Del Toro Joins Voice Cast of 'Extraordinary Tales' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Guillermo del Toro has joined the voice cast of Raul Garcia's "Extraordinary Tales," an arthouse animated omnibus feature based on Edgar Allan Poe's novel. Bac Films has acquired international sales rights and is starting sales at the AFM. Toon feature...
  • AFM: Sharon Stone Joins 'Darknet' Ensemble (EXCLUSIVE)

    Sharon Stone has signed on to lead an ensemble cast in the psychological thriller "Darknet," set to shoot in New Orleans in the spring. Cast includes Billy Zane, Gina Gershon and Caterina Murino. French filmmaker Jacques Malaterre ("Ao: The Last Hunter"...
  • A Familiar Energy of Mega-Budget Tentpoles Marks AFM Deals

    Amid the profound changes in the movie business, the first half of the 35th American Film Market has been dominated by the tried-and-true -- action, thrillers and sci-fi with A-list attachments -- as the six major studios concentrate on mega-budget...
  • Michael Shannon drawn to 'Elvis & Nixon' due to mystery surrounding historic meeting

    Michael Shannon drawn to 'Elvis & Nixon' due to mystery surrounding historic meeting
    There’s no need to ask Shannon whether he likes film or the theater more. The Oscar-nominated actor will tell you he prefers theater without being prompted — no wavering, no politically correct answer — even though he realizes most...
  • After 34 years, Next Theatre has closed its doors in Evanston

    After 34 years, Next Theatre has closed its doors in Evanston
    UPDATED ... Next Theatre Company, the 34-year-old, Equity-affiliated Evanston company that premiered “Killer Joe” (Tracy Letts' first play) and Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt's hit musical “Adding Machine,” is shutting down,...
  • Joel Edgerton Talks Thriller 'Felony,' 'Exodus,' Trials of Shooting 'Jane Got a Gun'

    If Joel Edgerton has one piece of advice to aspiring actors, it's this: always be sure to check your inbox. "I found an email the other day from my old agent in London, that I'd just sort of discarded because I was too busy at the time," Edgerton recalls...
  • Big Apple benefits a College Park institution

    Big Apple benefits a College Park institution
    A year ago, Frank Messina noted, a large crowd turned out at the Cornelia Street Caf in New York City’s Greenwich Village area, to pay tribute to a man with an important connection to College Park: the late Jack Kerouac. That event on Sept. 29...