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“I’ve never done anything remotely close to this, and I felt safe, I guess, in the challenge because I was surrounded by people I respected so, so much,” Mila said of her dual-personality role in the Sam Raimi-directed film.
Mila: I was not interested in doing any sort of endorsement for any sort of company, let alone a jewelry or stone-based company. I didn’t need to. Also because I did it before, and I didn’t like it and didn’t enjoy myself and didn’t like working for a company I didn’t know much about. Then I met Ian who is the CEO/COO of Gemfields and the team. And they care so much about the company that it made me really excited to be a part of their family. And their outlook on a company is so different than the way most people look at a company. Most people look at a company as an end result, all they care about is the profit and the final product. But Gemfields really cares so much about the process and how to get there and whom it affects and how it affects him. Where the gem comes from and the environment. That empowered me and made me want to be a part of that family.
Mila: Now for me it’s the emerald. Because I’ve learned that every emerald has its fingerprint where you can trace it back to the continent and the mine where it came from. You can’t do that with any other stone.
Mila: Yes. The great thing is that I don’t feel like I’m hawking a jewelry line. I feel like I’m part of something that is so much more than that. It’s introducing the world or reintroducing the world to some beautiful stones that I think that people have forgotten about.
Mila: No. I never wanted to be involved. I was never a jewelry person. I don’t wake up accessorizing my outfits. But I have so much more of an appreciation and understanding for it now due to being a part of this. Now I love it. It’s crazy but true.
Mila: My grandmother gave me her ring a couple of years ago. I love it. It’s a ruby. Diamonds weren’t big in the 1920s, 1930s or 1940s. People didn’t look at diamonds as things of value. It was about rubies.
Mila: That is the beauty of Gemfields. They bring so many different cultures and types of jewelry together. Some people are doing antique stuff to Art Deco to modern to vintage. It’s the beauty of being part of this company. It’s massively diverse.
Mila: Whatever it is to you. The emotional attachment to jewelry. I don’t think it should be monetary. To me it is who gave it to me and what it was given for.
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Lionsgate has acquired U.S. distribution rights from Worldview Entertainment to Guillaume Canet’s English-language “Blood Ties,” which world premiered out of competition at Cannes on Monday.
Lionsgate/Roadside will release “Blood Ties” Stateside.
CAA, which packaged and arranged financing for the film, brokered the deal on behalf of Christopher Woodrow’s Worldview.
Wild Bunch handles international sales for “Blood Ties.”
Figure for the deal was “more than $2 million,” per one source, making the sale the biggest U.S. deal on any film world premiering this year in the festival.
Pic, penned by Canet and James Gray, is about two brothers, one a cop, the other an ex-con, in ’70s New York. It stars Clive Owen and Billy Crudup, and co-stars Marion Cotillard, Domenick Lombardozzi and Mila Kunis.
The “Blood Ties” deal was negotiated on behalf of Lionsgate by Jason Constantine, president of acquisitions and co-productions, with Eda Kowan, senior VP, acquisitions, and Wendy Jaffe, exec VP of business and legal affairs.
“Blood Ties” is produced by Alain Attal and Hugo Selignac at Les Productions du Tresor, Canet, Woodrow and John Lesher of Le Grisbi Prods.
New York, 1974… Chris Pierzynski has just been released after years in prison for his part in a gangland murder. Waiting reluctantly outside the prison gates is his younger brother, Frank, a cop with a bright future. Chris and Frank have always been different, and their father, who raised them alone, has always favored Chris – despite all his troubles. Frank has known this since they were kids, and it eats at him like nothing else.
But blood is the tie that binds. Frank gives his brother a chance: he shares his home, finds Chris a job, helps him reconnect with his kids and ex-wife. When Chris meets Natalie, the promise of a new life beckons, but his past quickly catches up with him, and his return to a life of crime is inevitable. For Frank, his brother’s descent is the final betrayal, and he banishes Chris from his life. Leaving the police department, Frank moves in with Vanessa, the former girlfriend of a dangerous Mob hit man.
Chris has killed before, and he will kill again. Frank is powerless to stop him. But despite all the rivalries, the violent conflicts, the painful betrayals, Chris will stop at nothing to make the ultimate sacrifice.