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Sizzling Berlin Bundle: Olivia Wilde To Direct Kerri Strug Biopic ‘Good’ About Olympic Gymnast Who Battled Harm To Win Gold; FilmNation, CAA, Riverstone & Pulse Aboard

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EXCLUSIVE: Booksmart filmmaker Olivia Wilde is about to direct Kerri Strug biopic Good, which shall be among the many hottest packages on the EFM in Berlin subsequent week.

The movie, based mostly on the e-book Touchdown On My Ft, A Diary Of Goals by Strug and John P. Lopez, tells the true story of the gymnast’s triumph in opposition to the chances to win Workforce USA’s first gold medal on the 1996 Olympics. Strug was hailed as an American hero when she accomplished her ultimate vault on the Atlanta video games on a badly injured ankle to grab victory from the jaws of defeat.

Sizzling on the heels of her Impartial Spirit Award for Finest First Function, Wilde shall be in Berlin to debate the undertaking with patrons. Casting is underway. CAA Media Finance, which organized financing for the movie, will dealer home rights, with FilmNation dealing with worldwide.

Producers are Riverstone Photos and Pulse Movies from a script by Ronnie Sandahl. Nik Bower is producing for Riverstone Photos and Thomas Benski for Pulse Movies, along with Jeremy Baxter and Moss Barclay. Wilde will government produce with Deepak Nayer, Marisa Clifford and Sandahl.

“It is a movie about what actual energy appears like,” stated Wilde. “It’s an excruciatingly lovely underdog story that can thrust the viewers into the center of Kerri Strug with unblinking, uncooked honesty. It’s an epic sports activities film that can ship on all of the wish-fulfilment that makes these movies so thrilling to observe. On the similar time, it’s not like any sports activities film you may have seen earlier than.”

Sandahl’s newest screenplay Borg/McEnroe, directed by Janus Metz and starring Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason, opened Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant and was nominated for 10 Swedish Oscars. Wilde is subsequent directing, starring in and producing Don’t Fear, Darling for Newline.

Wilde is represented by CAA, Untitled Leisure and attorneys at Ziffren Brittenham. Sandahl is represented by Camille McCurry at United Brokers and CAA.

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Team David Leitch & Kelly McCormick Set Up ‘Fast And Loose’ At STX

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EXCLUSIVE: We’ve discovered that STX is creating Quick and Unfastened with 87North, the manufacturing label of Hobbs & Shaw director David Leitch and EP Kelly McCormick.

The challenge, written by Jon and Erich Hoeber (Meg, Crimson, Crimson 2), follows a person who wakes up in Tijuana after being left for lifeless with completely no reminiscence. As he follows a string of clues to uncover his identification, he discovers that he’s been dwelling two completely different lives: one, as a super-successful Crime Kingpin, surrounded by lovely ladies, costly toys and a lavish way of life, and the opposite as an undercover CIA agent, however with a puny wage, no household or residence life in any way and 0 trappings of success. The issue is, he can’t keep in mind which of those two personas is his true identification.

Annie Marter (Transcendence) of 87North will govt produce. Drew Simon, Kevin Sauer and Sam Brown are overseeing the event for STX. No director is connected as of but. 

Along with Hobbs & Shaw, which massed $759M on the world field workplace, Leitch additionally directed the $785.8M world hit Deadpool 2, the $100M-grossing Atomic Blonde, and he co-directed and produced John Wick. McCormick produced Atomic Blonde and was the EP on Deadpool 2 and Hobbs & Shaw.  Leitch and McCormick are repped by WME and Tara Kole of Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman, Inc. David and Erich Hoeber are repped by Verve Expertise.  Elizabeth Stephens oversaw the deal for STX.

Deadline solely reported not too long ago that Reed Morano was taking the directing reigns of Jennifer Lopez’s drug lord pic The Godmother at STX with Oscar winner William Monahan writing.

Not too long ago, STXfilms introduced its merger with Eros Worldwide and can be identified going ahead as Eros STX International Corp

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Matt Holzman Dies: KCRW Producer, Host Of ‘The Document’ Was 56

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Longtime KCRW producer and host Matt Holzman died on Sunday after a battle with most cancers. He was 56.

Residents of L.A.’s Westside could acknowledge Holzman’s title from his most up-to-date mission on the NPR-affiliated radio station, The Doc. He was additionally a power within the creation of reveals akin to The Enterprise and Press Play. In Addition, Holzman hosted a screening sequence known as Matt’s Films at which he interviewed producers and administrators.

Press Play host Madeline Model took to Twitter with a tribute:

D2 Movies boss David Dinerstein known as the information “heartbreaking” on Twitter saying, “Matt was instrumental in championing so many extraordinary documentaries and unbiased movies which may by no means have constructed an viewers in any other case.”

Certainly, “The Doc” was an interview sequence with documentarians that started as a podcast earlier than evolving right into a screening sequence that took the place of Matt’s Films, and celebrated these filmmakers’ work.

With The Enterprise, which debuted in 2004, Holzman and his hosts lined the enterprise of present enterprise.

Holzman’s was a well-recognized voice to L.A.’s freeway-bound inhabitants. Not solely did he produce and host reveals, however he was distinguished presence on the station’s funding drives. Unsurprising since, after beginning at KCRW as a board operator, Holzman created the station’s Underwriting Division.

Holzman obtained a kidney transplant in 2006, which he documented on-air.

KCRW’s tribute calls his sudden stage IV most cancers analysis final fall “surprising” earlier than noting, “He dealt with it with such openness.”

Holzman is survived by his accomplice Adria Kloke who, stories KCRW, “was with him till the top.”

KCRW introduced the information in a Tweet in addition to a extra personal remembrance on its web site.

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Kevin Smith Launches Mooby’s Delivery Pop Up To Benefit No Us Without You COVID-19 Charity

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You could be aware of the fictional fast-food chain Mooby’s from Kevin Smith movies similar to Dogma, Clerks II and the Jay and Silent Bob franchise. Beginning April 19 and thru April 25, Mooby’s will come to life completely by means of Postmates in Los Angeles — and it’ll all profit No Us Without You, a fundraiser that gives meals for households of undocumented restaurant employees throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jeff Anderson and Brian O’Halloran working at Mooby’s in
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Smith is collaborating with the workforce that introduced us the Saved By the Max and Good Burger pop-up eating places for Mooby’s. The menu will embody unique new gadgets created and ready by Chef Royce Burke and the Secret Lasagna workforce.

Menu gadgets embody Mooby’s Meals like “Mooby’s Messy Lasagna Sandwich” (out there vegan as nicely) with a facet of “Hater Totz” & “Chocolate Lined Pretzels”. The menu for supply will likely be out there beginning April 19  from midday to eight pm through Postmates in Los Angeles.

“Ever since I put my first Mooby’s in my fourth movie Dogma, I’ve all the time dreamed of taking the fictional meals eatery into the actual world,” stated Smith. “Now, the workforce behind Saved by the Max is making that dream a actuality, full with the cash raised going to learn No Us With out You. After which, perhaps sooner or later when this pandemic passes, we’ll open the doorways on an precise pop-up Mooby’s for actual!”

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Ever since I first introduced the fictional fast food joint in my films, folks have said “You suck at movies, so open a Mooby’s!” Now the folks who did @savedbythemax is building the @moobyspopup – an IRL eatery in Los Angeles that opens later this year, pandemic depending! But as a preview of what’s to come, a Mooby Meal will be available for delivery in L.A. via @postmates starting THIS SUNDAY and running til 4/25! Our takeout Mooby Meals include “Mooby’s Messy Lasagna Sandwich” with a side of “Hater Totz” and “Chocolate Covered Pretzels” for dessert! And for your “toy surprise”, we include an autographed Reboot card from me, that will also entitle the bearer to front row slots when the pop-up is finally open to the public! And we’re donating the proceeds to @nouswithoutyou (providing meals to families in need effected by Covid 19). If you’ve ever seen #dogma, or #jayandsilentbobstrikeback, or #clerks2, or #jayandsilentbobreboot, you’ve seen fake people eat at a fake fast food joint! Now, BE a fake person eating actual food from a real restaurant! Many thanks to @heyitsderekberry and the #savedbythemax folks for making a dopey dream come true! Follow @moobyspopup and on the high holiday of 4/20, live the Mooby’s slogan “I’m Eating It!” (Mooby Meals will be prepared by Chef @royce_burke and the @secret_lasagna team. Limited amounts daily, all of which will be offered first come, first serve. Hours 12pm-8pm. Follow @MoobysPopUp for more info!)

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That stated, there’s a plan for a full Mooby’s idea pop up in L.A. later this 12 months. Snootchie bootchies!

The information about Smith’s Mooby’s supply pop-up comes after the announcement of the limited-run Clueless restaurant, “As If”, which was set to open on March 31 and run by means of Might eight earlier than the coronavirus pandemic induced it to delay its opening to a TBD date. The Clueless pop-up was created to rejoice the 25th anniversary of the Amy Heckerling 1995 romantic comedy starring Alicia Silverstone based mostly on Jane Austen’s Emma.

 

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