Lionsgate has acquired The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, a film starring Robin Williams as a man who finds out he only has 90 minutes to live.
Written by Daniel Taplitz and directed by Phil Alden Robinson, the film also stars Mila Kunis, Melissa Leo, Peter Dinklage and Hamish Linklater. Landscape Entertainment’s Bob Cooper and Tyler Mitchell produced the film with Daniel J. Walker of Force Majeure. The film was financed by MICA Entertainment and Vedette Finance. Cargo Entertainment is handling foreign sales; WME brokered the domestic deal.
Shot on location in Brooklyn, NY last fall, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn follows a man (Williams) who is told by his doctor Dr. Sharon Gill (Kunis) that he only has 90 minutes to live. He storms out of the hospital, panics and races through Brooklyn in an attempt to right all of the wrongs in his life. His doctor, meanwhile, scrambles to find him and get him into surgery.
Lionsgate is planning a day and date theatrical/VOD specialty release, according to the announcement.
“We are thrilled that Lionsgate has come aboard for The Angriest Man in Brooklyn,” says Robinson. “The film features incredible performances by Robin and Mila and a great supporting cast. We cannot wait to share it with audiences across the country. The film pushes us all to face the hypothetical question, “What is important in your life? What is important to you?”
The film, featuring a cast led by Liam Neeson, Kim Basinger and Adrien Brody, had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S., German and Scandinavian rights to Third Person, written and directed by Paul Haggis.
Featuring a cast that includes Liam Neeson, Kim Basinger, Adrien Brody, James Franco, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis and Maria Bello, Third Person takes place in three cities — Paris, Rome and New York — and tells three seemingly unconnected tales.
“Paul Haggis is one of our great movie storytellers and Third Person is one of his best works featuring an exceptional cast led by Liam Neeson (also at his best). We are excited to bring Third Person to American audiences,” Sony Pictures Classics said in a statement included in the announcement.
Michael Nozik of Hwy61 and Haggis produced the film, along with Paul Breuls of Corsan, which also financed the movie and is selling at AFM.
Third Person had its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Sony Pictures Classics, CAA and Paradigm negotiated the deal.
Tar starring Mila Kunis, James Franco, Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff, Henry Hopper, Bruce Campbell gets a release date. Mark your calendars for December 1, 2013!
World premiere of Third Person is now officially confirmed by the director Paul Haggis – September 9, 2013 at Toronto International Film Festival. – Blood Ties to screen at TIFF as well
@joniclay we premiere Third Person Monday, September 9 at the Elgin Theatre. Terrified, so happy.
— Paul Haggis (@Paul_Haggis) August 16, 2013
Ted 2 has been scheduled for April 3rd 2015. No words about Mila’s character Lori yet!
The Bovet 1822 and APJ Canada Festival Lunch presented with Roots will be held on Sunday, September 8th at the magnificent Budman Family Residence during the opening weekend of the
Toronto International Film Festival.
This year’s lineup includes co-hosts Paul Haggis, Michael Budman, Diane Bald, Pascal Raffy and George Stroumboulopoulos, with celebrity guests Mila Kunis, James Franco, Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody and Moran Atias.
The lunch is a gathering of leading Canadian and international philanthropists, business people, artists and entertainers who come together to help raise vital funds for the programs that APJ Canada supports in Haiti. This year’s event will feature
live musical performances, cocktail and food stations, a live auctionand the presentation of an APJ Canada short film. Proceeds from last year’s event covered the bulk of the operational costs at the Academy for Peace and Justice, which currently educates 1,400 underprivileged middle and secondary school students in Port-au-Prince and which will welcome a class of 400 additional students this fall.
According Forbes list of “The Most Powerful Actresses” Mila is
Kunis debuts on our list this year thanks to two huge films. Ted and Oz: The Great and Powerful earned a combined $1 billion at the global box office. Kunis, who got her start on That ’70s Show in 1998, is now firmly established as one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. Expect her quote, which is currently modest by Hollywood standards, to climb accordingly. Despite her busy movie schedule she still finds time to voice Meg on Family Guy.
1. Angelina Jolie
2. Jennifer Lawrence
3. Jennifer Aniston
4. Kristen Stewart
5. Gwyneth Paltrow
6. Meryl Streep
7. Emma Stone
8. Charlize Theron
9. Mila Kunis
10. Sandra Bullock
Mila ranked #89 in Forbes’ The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities with
Kunis debuts on our list this year thanks to two huge films. Ted and Oz: The Great and Powerful earned a combined $1 billion at the global box office.
Kunis, who got her start on
That ’70s Showin 1998, is now firmly established as one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. Expect her quote, which is currently modest by Hollywood standards, to climb accordingly. Despite her busy movie schedule she still finds time to voice Meg on Family Guy.
HOLLYWOOD beauty Mila Kunis has been voted the funniest actress of all time. The 29-year-old babe beat the likes of Jennifer Aniston, 44, and Cameron Diaz, 40, to the top spot on the Empire Cinemas poll.
Mila starred in Ted, Friends With Benefits and voiced the character Meg on Family Guy.
Source: DAILY STAR
BTW: I’m really happy to announce – Mila finally got
10. Georgia Salpa
9. Cheryl Cole
8. Kate Upton
7. Pixie Lott
6. Kaley Cuoco
5. Kelly Brook
4. Michelle Keegan
3. Helen Flanagan
1. Mila Kunis
Full list at FHM.COM
According to a listing on DisneyStore.com, Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful will be available to own on 3D Blu-ray beginning June 11, 2013. Although the listing itself is for the 2D edition,
Second Screen: The Magic Of Oz The Great And Powerful — An immersive Second Screen experience that details all things Oz. From an interactive map full of secrets and surprises, to an inside look at the spectacular world of Oz. All fans need to do is download the special “The Magic of Oz The Great and Powerful: Second Screen” App (which is free and currently available for immediate download at the iTunes Store for iPads) which provides fans with infinite opportunities to remain connected to their favorite film, its cast of characters and to dive deeper into the magical world of Oz. This App provides exclusive access to invigorating and exclusive content including:
1.The Enchanting Characters and Creatures of Oz – From Munchkins and Tinkers to good witches, bad witches, and flying baboons, this piece follows each character and creature of the Land of Oz from inspiration to final outcome.
2. The Sounds of Magical Oz – What adds fragility to the sounds of China Girl’s footsteps; ferocity to the tornado; or weight to the flutter of Finley’s flapping wings?
3. Sleight of Hand: Zach Braff Puppet Theater – Actor, and voice of Finley, Zach Braff introduces viewers to the Finley mockup.
4. Mariah Carey Music Video
My Journey in Oz by James Franco — A personal story produced and directed by James Franco.
China Girl and the Suspension of Disbelief — This feature uncloaks the several forms of movie magic employed to bring China Girl to life, from the initial artwork and character design, to the on-set puppeteering during filmmaking, and finally, through each stage of the visual-effects process; and includes an interview with Joey King, the voice of China Girl.
Before Your Very Eyes: From Kansas to Oz — Production designer Robert Stromberg takes viewers through the set design of the Land of Oz, from sketching his original ideas on a napkin, through to the final set pieces and the accompanying visual effects.
Mila’s Metamorphosis — Lead makeup artist Howard Berger expands on one of the oldest, most tried-and-true forms of movie magic: makeup design and effects.
Mr. Elfman’s Musical Concoctions — An interview with composer Danny Elfman unveils his inspiration in scoring Oz The Great And Powerful.
Walt Disney and the Road to Oz — It is well known that Walt Disney had a fascination with the Land of Oz since he was a child. See how that fascination grew into inspiration as he began planning for his own adaptation of the stories in the classic Baum books.