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‘Messi And Maud’ Clip: Chile Road Movie Stars Rifka Lodeizen In Marleen Jonkman’s Feature Debut — Toronto

10 September 2017 3:04 PM, PDT

Exclusive: Messi and Maud, a Chilean adventure with a childless 45-year-old woman and an eight-year-old boy, had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. The film was selected for Tiff’s Discovery Program under the category of ‘Directors to Watch: The Future of World Cinema.’ The film marks the first feature-length work by director Marleen Jonkman and writer Daan Gielis, and stars Dutch actors Rifka Lodeizen (Tonio, Publieke Werken) and Guido Pollemans… »


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Cinefamily Establishes Hotline In Wake Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Exec Exits, Suspended Operations – Update

10 September 2017 2:33 PM, PDT

Update, Sunday 1:55 Pm: Cinefamily announced on Instagram that it has established a hotline in the wake of the investigation into recent sexual harassment allegations against former members of the organization. The post said it opened the hotline so that members of the public can “provide information in a safe and secure manner that might be relevant to the independent investigation.” The organization suspended all its activities less than a month ago after allegations… »


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‘The Current War’ Plugs Into Fest; HFPA Parties All Night; Donald Sutherland Talks Oscar — Notes From Toronto

10 September 2017 1:57 PM, PDT

Notes From The Toronto International Film Festival: Some critics are already gunning for The Weinstein Company’s The Current War (11/24)  which just had its World Premiere here last night and which I caught at this morning’s first Press and Industry screening. The film, a passion project for Harvey Weinstein who took a Produced By credit on the movie, is a handsome, visually gorgeous and generally involving old-fashioned style period film of the war for superiority… »


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‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Trailer: Things Get Darker, Sexier & Soapier In Third Installment Of Franchise

10 September 2017 12:36 PM, PDT

Universal has released the first teaser trailer for Fifty Shades Freed,  the third and final installment of the adaptation of E.L. JamesFifty Shades of Grey trilogy. The trailer continues the franchise’s S&M-lite relationship between Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), but with this movie, it seems to go all-in with the melodramatic thrills and sanitized bondage action. The teaser begins with the marriage between Anastasia and Christian… »


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Period Drama ‘On Chesil Beach’ Offers Antidote To “Toxic Nostalgia” In The Age Of Trump and Brexit – Toronto Studio

10 September 2017 11:37 AM, PDT

British cinema has been well represented at this year's Tiff, with some 30 UK productions spread across the lineup. At the prestige end of the spectrum, we find On Chesil Beach, an adaptation of Ian McEwan's novella written by the author himself. McEwan – doing double duty at the festival with Richard Eyre's film The Children Act – claimed that the notion of a film version was far from his mind while he worked on the original story, but noted that the slimmed-down format… »


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Fear And Desire Meet In Luca Guadagnino’s Romantic ‘Call Me By Your Name’ – Toronto Studio

10 September 2017 11:29 AM, PDT

Since it bowed to a rapturous reception at the Sundance Film Festival in January, Luca Guadagnino's terrific gay romance Call Me By Your Name has been the indie hit of the year, stopping off at Berlin in February on its way to Tiff. Nearly nine months is a long time in the movie world, especially as the awards corridor starts to open up, but Guadagnino and his core cast – Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer – showed no signs of fatigue, even with many more festival stops… »


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‘1%’ Writer/Star Matt Nable, Ryan Corr & Director Stephen McCallum On Their “Cinematic Kick In The Teeth”

10 September 2017 11:15 AM, PDT

“When I first read the pitch document for this film, it said, 'I want this to be a cinematic kick in the teeth,” Australian actor Ryan Corr (Hacksaw Ridge) recalls, speaking to director Stephen McCallum’s crime drama 1%, bowing here at Tiff. “I remember that standing out so strong—it's pulling no punches.” This is certainly an apt description for McCallum’s directorial debut of Shakespearean proportions, which explores a seedy Australian underbelly of motorcycle gangs… »


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Photos: Deadline Studio At Tiff 2017 – Part 1: Jake Gyllenhaal, Margot Robbie, Ed Harris, Allison Janney, Armie Hammer & More

10 September 2017 10:57 AM, PDT

On Day 1 of the Toronto International Film Festival, the high-powered casts of several Tiff premiering films came by the Deadline Studio at Calii Love; including Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany from Stronger; Ed Harris and Jason Sudeikis from Kodachrome; Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney from I, Tonya; and many more. Click on the photo above to launch the gallery. Stay tuned for more photo galleries and video interviews from the Deadline Studio at Tiff 2… »


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‘Rebel In The Rye’ Tops Slow Weekend; ‘Dolores’ Stays Strong – Specialty B.O.

10 September 2017 9:49 AM, PDT

Buzz mounts at the Toronto Film Festival, but for theatrical releases, the specialties have been taking it slow this weekend. IFC Films' J.D. Salinger biopic Rebel In the Rye easily had the best start among the few reporting newcomers, grossing $44,280 in its initial four locations. The Orchard opened documentary Trophy with an exclusive run Friday taking in $3,474, while China Lion bowed its last-minute pick-up Twenty Two with 11 runs for a $20K weekend. A bright spot… »


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‘The Current War’ – Toronto Film Festival Panel Livestream

10 September 2017 8:50 AM, PDT

Deadline’s Cocktails & Conversation panel series at the Toronto Film Festival continues today at noon Et with The Current War, The Weinstein Company’s period film about the race for marketable electricity in the U.S. between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Edison to Michael Shannon’s Westinghouse, with Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directing. The film is playing in Toronto’s Special Presentation section, where it had its world premiere last night… »


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‘Kodachrome’ Stars Ed Harris & Jason Sudeikis: Give Us Those Nice, Bright Colors Of Film – Toronto Studio

10 September 2017 8:11 AM, PDT

Over the last decade or two, the medium of film has been on the decline, with the stratospheric rise of digital technology. Noting the business component of “show business,” this makes sense: Increasingly abundant and cheaper by the day, professional grade digital cameras provide a cheaper and easier workflow than any film camera could, also allowing a director to shoot off as many takes as he or she wishes, running the camera for any amount of time. Though film is… »

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‘Woman Walks Ahead’ – Toronto Film Festival Livestream

10 September 2017 7:49 AM, PDT

Deadline’s Cocktails & Conversation panel series at the Toronto Film Festival kicks off today at 11 Am Et with Woman Walks Ahead, the Jessica Chastain-starring pic that tackles the true story of  Catherine Weldon, a 19th-century Brooklyn artist who traveled to the Dakota Territory and became the confidante of legendary Sioux chief Sitting Bull. It is having its world premiere in the Gala Presentation section Sunday. Chastain, co-star Michael Greyeyes, director Susanna Whit… »


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‘Brad’s Status’ Review: Ben Stiller Finds Humor And Truth In This Smart And Wise Movie — Toronto

9 September 2017 7:10 PM, PDT

When Ben Stiller connects with a script that gives him a wholly three dimensional character like Brad Sloan, it is a pleasure to watch — and that is just the opportunity writer/director Mike White has handed him in Brad’s Status, a comedy with genuine smarts that says a lot about our lot in life and how we come to learn to accept who we are. As I say in my video review above, Brad is a good husband to Melanie (Jenna Fischer) and father with a decent job living in… »


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‘Blade Runner 2049’: First Clip Features Ryan Gosling, Lennie James, And A Dystopian Sweatshop

9 September 2017 4:34 PM, PDT

The first clip from the highly-anticipated Blade Runner 2049 seems to maintain the dark, mysterious tone that has hovered over the sequel since it was announced. In it, we see Ryan Gosling’s Officer K come upon a dystopian labor camp with hundreds of children. Walking Dead actor Lennie James plays the man who oversees what seems to be some sort of sweatshop and when it is revealed that Gosling is an officer, James’ character panics and says men “bigger than you have tried… »


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‘Justice League’ Vr Experience To Be Released By Warner Bros.

9 September 2017 3:35 PM, PDT

In an effort to hype up the ultimate DC comic team-up event Justice League even more, Warner Bros. is inviting fanboys and fangirls to join an all-encompassing virtual reality experience where you can step into the superhero shoes of Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg. The Vr experience will be rolled out in stages leading up to the release of Justice League on November 17. The experience will start off with a free download for your smart phone on… »


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‘Kingsman’s Taron Egerton Joins Rosamund Pike In ‘A Private War’

9 September 2017 2:02 PM, PDT

Exclusive: Kingsman: The Golden Circle star Taron Egerton has joined A Private War, the Matthew Heineman-directed drama that stars Rosamund Pike as the famed war journalist Marie Colvin. Produced by Thunder Road's Basil Iwanyk, Kamala Films' Marissa McMahon and Charlize Theron and her Denver & Delilah banner, the drama came in as one of the hot Toronto sales titles. Pike will come to Toronto to launch the Scott Cooper-directed Hostiles on Monday night. Bloom is here… »


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‘Mudbound’ Producer Cassian Elwes Talks Google’s Threat To Cinema, Weighs Streaming & Dings Marvel Movies – Toronto

9 September 2017 1:39 PM, PDT

Streaming’s dominance of the film industry is imminent, per producer Cassian Elwes, so we might as well get used to it, as companies like Apple, YouTube and Facebook are poised to invest in independent film-making. The producer made his statements yesterday at a Toronto International Film Festival moguls session. Elwes reaped the benefits of a great streaming deal back in January, when he sold his Southern period film Mudbound to Netflix for $12.5M, the biggest deal at… »


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‘Super Size Me 2’ Director Morgan Spurlock On Penetrating Food Industry Illusions — Toronto Studio

9 September 2017 1:07 PM, PDT

Earning an Oscar nomination for his fast food exposé Super Size Me—which debuted out of Sundance in 2004—documentarian Morgan Spurlock is back 13 years later with a sequel to that cultural staple. Titled Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!, the film provides penetrating insights into the food industry of today—an industry which uses trigger words like “all natural” and “free-range” to sell people on the illusion of health and self-improvement. In the making of Super Size Me 2… »


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‘Human Traces’ Director Nic Gorman Signs With Echo Lake; Film Hits Toronto Sunday

9 September 2017 12:58 PM, PDT

Echo Lake Entertainment just signed Nic Gorman, the New Zealand director whose psychological thriller Human Traces is getting its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival tomorrow. Deadline exclusively bowed its trailer today. In his feature debut, writer-director Gorman tells the Rashomon-style story of a husband and wife research team stationed on a remote island whose relationship is challenged by the arrival of a mysterious young man who may not actually… »


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Wyck Godfrey Is Named Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group President

9 September 2017 12:00 PM, PDT

Breaking 10:49 Am with Updated details, Noon: After working in the business for 20 years, both as a producer and creative executive, Wyck Godfrey has been tapped to replace Marc Evans as Motion Picture Group President at Paramount Pictures. He will begin his job in January. Evans, as Deadline reported last night, is seguing into a producing deal. Godfrey comes to the job after a prolific run as producer and partner with Marty Bowen in Temple Hill. His producing credits… »


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