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Nicole • 08.10.2017 • 0 Comments

DEADLINEEXCLUSIVE: Jack O’Connell and Laura Dern have been set to star in Trial by Fire, a fact-based drama that Ed Zwick will direct. Oscar-winning Precious scribe Geoffrey Fletcher wrote the script, adapted from the 2009 article in The New Yorker that won David Grann the Polk Award. Zwick will produce through his Bedford Falls banner with Flashlight Films’ Allyn Stewart & Kipp Nelson, and Alex Soros, the latter of whom is financing. Production is set to begin October 2 in Atlanta. Kathryn Dean and Marshall Herskovitz are exec producing and film sales will be represented by Cinetic Media and CAA.

O’Connell stars as Cameron Todd Willingham, a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee with a violent streak and a criminal record. Convicted of triple homicide in the arson deaths of his three small children, Willingham spent 12 years on death row. Dern co-stars as Elizabeth Gilbert, a Texas housewife who forms an unlikely bond with Willingham and, though facing staggering odds, fights magnificently for his freedom on the basis he was wrongly convicted.

Zwick said he and Stewart separately chased Grann’s story when it was published eight years ago and decided to team. It has been an uphill battle to get this one made, but a number of elements came together all at the right time. “From the moment I read David’s brilliant reporting eight years ago, I have been possessed by this deeply moving, true story of injustice,” Zwick told Deadline. “David Grann has been one of these caught-in-the-roller-of-his-typewriter guys, quietly doing great work, and now all these wonderful things are happening with his stories being made into movies, from Killers of the Flower Moon to the Robert Redford piece Old Man and the Gun. The story was all there, with these two compelling characters. It is a remarkable story about people. Not just capital punishment but justice, which is a very important word right now. It has to have that pull to keep you pushing it up the hill this many years.”

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emily • 05.16.2017 • 1 Comment

Robot & Scarecrow Trailer from Factory Fifteen on Vimeo.

ROBOT & SCARECROW
Set amidst the euphoric madness of a summer music festival, Robot & Scarecrow is a uniquely modern fairytale about love. When a robot pop princess flees her keeper she runs straight into the arms of a lonely scarecrow desperate for adventure. They spend an incredible night together, caught in a heady vortex of music and magic.

Captured at Secret Garden Party by visionary south London director Kibwe Tavares, this brand new short film will be released on Wednesday 31st May 2017 via Nowness and Vero.

emily • 05.13.2017 • 0 Comments

VARIETYJack O’Connell, Chloe Moretz, and Josh Gad are starring in “Party of the Century,” centered on Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball with shooting starting later this year in New York City.

Gad will portray Capote. Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman are directing and Tim Perell will produce the film through his shingle Process Media.

Bankside Films will exclusively handle foreign sales at the Cannes Film Festival, with CAA and Bankside Films co-representing North American rights.

Hilary Davis, Stephen Kelliher, and Patrick Howson will executive produce for Bankside Films. Head Gear Films will provide production financing with Phil Hunt and Compton Ross acting as executive producers.

Capote held the ball in 1966 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City to honor Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham.

Pulcini and Springer Berman said, “Our film is a delicate balance of worlds converging at a pivotal moment in time. Jack, Chloe and Josh are brilliant performers who can embody these worlds while bringing the electricity and pathos required to make the story fly.”

Party of the Century” is an unexpected love story between O’Connell’s working-class elevator operator and Moretz’s Hollywood ingénue, both of whom score coveted invites to Capote’s Black and White Ball.

O’Connell co-starred in Jodie Foster’s financial thriller “Money Monster.” He will next be seen in Netflix TV series “Godless” from Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank.

Moretz will next be seen in “Suspiria” with Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton and “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” with Quinn Shephard and Jennifer Ehle. Gad starred in “Beauty and the Beast” and will be seen in Open Road’s “Marshall” and in the Fox film “Murder on the Orient Express.”

Pulcini and Springer Berman directed “American Splendor,” “The Nanny Diaries,” and “Ten Thousand Saints.”

O’Connell is represented by CAA, Conway van Gelder Grant and Sloane Offer Weber & Dern. Moretz is represented by WME and T Squared Entertainment. Gad is represented by WME, Lighthouse Management & Media and P.J. Shapiro. Pulcini and Springer Berman are represented by CAA, Anonymous Content and attorney Paul Brennan of Bruns Brennan Berry.

emily • 04.25.2017 • 0 Comments

A new trailer for Tulip Fever has been released. Not a lot of Jack scenes, but the film still looks great. Check it out below:

emily • 04.16.2017 • 0 Comments

The first trailer for Jack’s upcoming film The Man with the Iron Heart a.k.a. HHhH has been released a few days ago. There are French subtitles, but the trailer still looks great! Watch it below:

emily • 02.16.2017 • 0 Comments

Sadly, Tulip Fever has been pushed again. It will be released sometime later this year.

THE WRAP – The Weinstein Company film “Tulip Fever” has been punted down the release schedule yet again.

The Alicia Vikander drama will not open on Feb. 24 as planned but will be “moved to later in 2017,” a TWC spokesperson told TheWrap.

A specific release date wasn’t given. The film had already been moved once, away from a July 2016 opening where it was expected to enter this year’s awards conversation.

Tulip Fever” was directed by Justin Chadwick, with a screenplay by Tom Stoppard adapting Deborah Moggach’s acclaimed novel. Alison Owen and Harvey Weinstein served as producers.

Set in 17th century Amsterdam, the film follows a married woman (Vikander) who begins a passionate affair with an artist (Dane DeHaan) hired to paint her portrait. The lovers gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together.

The film has a starry ensemble that includes Oscar winners Christoph Waltz and Judi Dench, as well as Jack O’Connell, Cara Delevingne, Zach Galifianakis, Tom Hollander, Holliday Grainger, David Harewood and Matthew Morrison. The studio cut a trailer for the project last year, which can be viewed below.

While TWC is enjoying some late-in-the-season success with their film “Lion” — which earned six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress for Nicole Kidman and Best Supporting Actor for Dev Patel — distribution is a touchy subject at the moment.

The company was hit with a lawsuit last week from a subsidiary of fellow distributor FilmNation for allegedly violating the release terms on their co-production “The Founder.”

FilmNation claims that TWC agreed it would not release any other film within two weeks of the Ray Kroc biopic starring Michael Keaton. TWC indeed wound up rolling out another awards hopeful — Matthew McConaughey’s “Gold” — the weekend after “The Founder” opened in limited release. FilmNation is seeking the most valuable of two settlement options: the full cost of their final prints and advertising budget, or $15 million.

Legal woes aside, we do hope “Tulip Fever” blooms in theaters sometime this year. It’s a reunion of sorts between Weinstein and Stoppard, who swept the Oscars with 1998’s “Shakespeare in Love.”

emily • 01.28.2017 • 0 Comments

The first production stills of Jack as William in the upcoming film Tulip Fever have been released. Check them out in the gallery!

Film Productions > Tulip Fever (2017) > Production Stills
emily • 10.26.2016 • 1 Comment

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Andrew Haigh is set to direct the film about the late fashion icon, with principal photography to begin in January.
The hotly anticipated Alexander McQueen biopic has found its leading man.

Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, ’71) has been cast as the late fashion designer in the untitled film to be directed by Andrew Haigh (Weekend, 45 Years) with Pathe producing.

The script is written by Chris Urch, the award-winning playwright of The Rolling Stone and Land of Our Fathers, and based on the biography Blood Beneath the Skin by Andrew Wilson. The film will explore the creative process of McQueen — who passed away in 2010 — in the months leading up to one of his greatest shows in 2009, providing an intimate portrait of the man behind the global brand.

Damian Jones (The Iron Lady, Belle, Lady in the Van) is producing, with principal photography set to start in January for delivery at the end of 2017.

Pathe will distribute the film in the U.K., France and Switzerland and will handle sales throughout the rest of the world, introducing the film to buyers at this year’s AFM.

Haigh, who saw 45 Years pick up awards in Berlin in 2015 and earn an Oscar nomination for Charlotte Rampling this year, recently wrapped Lean on Pete and is teaming with See-Saw Films and the BBC on a new drama series.

emily • 07.06.2016 • 0 Comments

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The period drama starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander opposite Dane DeHaan and Christoph Waltz was slated to open July 15.
The long-gestating Weinstein Co. project Tulip Fever won’t be blooming in July as expected.

In the latest shuffle of its release schedule, the Weinstein Co. has pushed the period drama seven months, from a release date of July 15, 2016 to Feb. 24, 2017.

The project, starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander opposite Dane DeHaan and Christoph Waltz, was shot back in 2014, and has been finished for more than a year and was just nine days away from release when the company announced the push.

Tulip Fever is based on Deborah Moggach’s novel about an artist (DeHaan) who falls in love with a married woman (Vikander) after he’s commissioned by the husband (Waltz) to paint her portrait. Justin Chadwick directed from an adapted script by Tom Stoppard.

The film will open opposite Paramount’s God Particle and Open Road’s Sleepless on its new date.

emily • 06.16.2016 • 0 Comments

I’ve added a new production still of Jack from Home to the gallery!

Film Productions > Home (2016) > Production Stills