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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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Andi Matichak & Emile Hirsch Horror ‘Son’ Sells To AMC’s Shudder & RLJE Movies

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EXCLUSIVE: On the eve of the EFM in Berlin, Ivan Kavanagh’s supernatural horror Son, starring Halloween breakout Andi Matichak alongside Emile Hirsch and Luke David Blumm, has locked North American and UK distribution.

AMC Networks-owned style streamer Shudder has taken all rights for the UK and Eire, and has additionally picked up unique SVoD rights for North America, partnering with fellow AMC Networks-owned firm RLJE which is able to deal with the remainder of home, encompassing theatrical, transactional VOD and digital, and residential video.

Deadline first revealed the undertaking again in November. The movie, which is at present in manufacturing, is a character-driven horror a few mom who escaped from a demonic cult as a baby. Her previous catches up along with her as its members infect her younger son with an insidious illness, the treatment for which is extra terrifying than she will think about.

Annemarie Naughton is producing for Park Movies (The Canal), Louis Tisné for Elastic Movie (Border) and René Bastian for Belladonna Productions (Chilly In July), with funding from Golden Ratio Movies, Quickfire Movies, Three Level Capital, with the assist of the Irish Movie Tax Credit score incentive.

Golden Ratio Movies, a Vistas Media Capital subsidiary based mostly out of Singapore that could be a manufacturing and distribution entity in Bollywood, is making its first foray in Hollywood as a co-producer on Son, co-funding the movie with UK firm Quickfire Movies.

Altitude Movies is dealing with gross sales and brokered the take care of Shudder and RLJE.

“Together with his first horror characteristic, The Canal, it was apparent Ivan Kavanagh was an necessary new voice in style cinema, with a particular expertise for plumbing the depths of terror throughout the bond between father or mother and youngster. We’re thrilled to be working with Ivan on Son, and look ahead to bringing his chilling imaginative and prescient to Shudder members,” stated Emily Gotto, Shudder’s Director of World Acquisitions & Co-Manufacturing.

Matichak is represented by Modern Artists, Hirsch by UTA, Blumm by Individuals Retailer and Kavanagh by Paradigm. The deal was negotiated by Louis Tisné on behalf of the producers with Mike Runagall for Altitude, Emily Gotto on behalf of Shudder and Mark Ward on behalf of RLJE Movies.

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Bruce Willis Thriller ‘Open Supply’ Sells To Vertical Leisure

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EXCLUSIVE: Vertical Leisure has swopped on U.S. rights to Open Supply, the upcoming motion thriller starring Bruce Willis and Jesse Metcalf.

Pic is being directed by Matt Eskandari, from a screenplay by Chris LaMont and Joe Russo. Additionally starring are Natalia Eva Marie (Inconceivable) and Lala Kent (Trauma Heart). Mission is in publish and Vertical will launch theatrically within the fall.

The story follows a billionaire tech CEO (Willis) who hires a workforce of fearless mercenaries to guard a bit of know-how that, if uncovered, may destroy the world. Their mission turns into even greater threat when the CEO’s daughter is kidnapped by an especially harmful terrorist group who will cease at nothing to acquire the tech.

Producers are Randall Emmett and George Furla at Emmett Furla Oasis Movies, who negotiated the U.S. take care of Peter Jarowey and Wealthy Goldberg at Vertical. Highland Movie Group is dealing with worldwide gross sales at EFM.

Shaun Sanghani, Alex Eckert, and Tim Sullivan additionally produced. Govt producers on the film are Michael J. Hoover, Don Thompson, Constantine Furla, Lee Broda, Ted Fox, Arianne Fraser, Delphine Perrier, Henry Winterstern, and Ceasar Richbow. The movie was produced by Emmett Furla Oasis Movies and SSS Leisure/SSS Movie Capital.

Open Supply was developed over the past 5 years from idea to script to display and we couldn’t be happier with the forged and manufacturing workforce we’ve put collectively for this image. We’re excited for audiences to expertise this thrilling and pertinent story,” mentioned Alex Eckert of Emmett Furla Oasis Movies.

Open Supply is an action-packed thrill journey with an distinctive forged certain to maintain viewers on the sting of their seats from begin to end. We’re excited to carry this high-intensity movie to US audiences later this yr,” mentioned Wealthy Goldberg of Vertical.

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‘Omar’ & ‘The Mountain Between Us’ Director Hany Abu-Assad Traces Up Thriller ‘Huda’s Salon’, Memento Aboard – EFM

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Omar and The Mountain Between Us director Hany Aby-Assad is lining up Arabic-language thriller Huda’s Salon, which Paris-based Memento Movies Worldwide is launching on the EFM in Berlin.

The function, which is able to shoot in Palestine, will comply with a girl whose go to to a hair salon turns right into a nightmare when she is blackmailed by its proprietor. Abu-Assad has scripted and can direct and produce. Ali Suliman (Jack Ryan) and Maisa Abd Elhadi (Baghdad Central) are amongst hooked up solid.

Dutch-Palestinian-Israeli filmmaker Abu-Assad has obtained two Oscar nominations: in 2006 for Paradise Now, and in 2013 for Omar. Newest movie from The Mountain Between Us (2017) starred Kate Winslet and Idris Elba.

Memento’s EFM slate additionally consists of Asghar Farhadi drama A Hero, Australian manufacturing The Drover’s Spouse and Catherine Frot drama Underneath The Stars Of Paris. The agency additionally has competition opener My Salinger 12 months.

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