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‘Pippi Longstocking’ Movie in the Works From ‘Paddington’ Producers

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‘Pippi Longstocking’ Movie in the Works From ‘Paddington’ Producers
A movie based on Pippi Longstocking is in early development from the team behind the two “Paddington” movies Studiocanal and Heyday Films, the production companies announced on Wednesday.

Studiocanal and Heyday are working with the Astrid Lindgren Company to develop a film based on the children’s books written by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren that were first published between 1945 and 1948. Jeffrey Clifford and Rosie Alison will also produce for Heyday.

The Pippi Longstocking character originates from bedside stories told by Lindgren to her daughter Karin about a girl with boundless energy, red hair, freckles, a free spirit and superhuman strength. The books preach girl power, confidence, kindness and generosity and have been translated into 77 languages with over 65 million copies sold worldwide.
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Pippi Longstocking Movie in the Works From ‘Paddington’ Producers

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Pippi Longstocking Movie in the Works From ‘Paddington’ Producers
Pippi Longstocking is coming to the big screen. Studiocanal and Heyday Films, who partnered on the successful “Paddington” features, have joined forces with the Astrid Lindgren Company to work up the project.

Longstocking, with her iconic red hair, freckles, strength and free spirit, is the main character in an eponymous series of children’s books by legendary Swedish author Lindgren. Pippi is the strongest girl in the world and totally independent. She is also generous and kind, and she loves to have fun, qualities the producers said are more relevant than ever.

The first three Pippi chapter books were published from 1945 to 1948, followed by three short stories and a number of picture book adaptations. They have been translated into 77 languages and sold more than 65 million copies.

“In David Heyman, with his impressive track record of bringing great literary works to the screen, together with Studiocanal, we are confident that we
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Studiocanal, The Picture Company Snare ‘The Paris Trap’

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Studiocanal, The Picture Company Snare ‘The Paris Trap’
Exclusive: Studiocanal has come on board to finance The Paris Trap, a female driven thriller that Harry Bradbeer is set to direct. Written by scribe Daniel Taplitz, the story revolves around a young American woman who, while on holiday in Paris, becomes the victim of mistaken identity. She then must play the part to save her own life. The plan is to make the high-concept European thriller this summer.

Bradbeer directed the British breakout Fleabag, and directed the first episode in the first and second seasons of Killing Eve, the drama that was created by Phoebe Waller Bridge, and has star Sandra Oh winning all of the awards including the Emmy, Golden Globe and the SAG Award.

The Picture Company partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce the film through their overall deal with Studiocanal.

Ron Halpern and Shana Eddy will over see for Studiocanal.

Studiocanal and The Picture
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Nicola Shindler Appointed CEO of Studiocanal UK

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British TV veteran Nicola Shindler (“Happy Valley”) has been appointed CEO of Studiocanal’s U.K. office following the departure of Danny Perkins earlier this year. Shindler currently runs the Studiocanal-owned Red Production Company, which she founded in 1998.

In her new role at Studiocanal UK in London, Shindler will be in charge of setting up and spearheading a new in-house film production arm to develop British films, tapping into the U.K.’s vast talent pool. Studiocanal recently launched an in-house production banner in France and is preparing to bow one in Germany.

Shindler will work closely with Ron Halpern, who will continue to head third-party productions around the world, including in the U.K.

Shindler, who will start her new position on Oct. 1, will report to Didier Lupfer. She will also retain her position as CEO of Red Production Company, where Richard Fee, Michaela Fereday and Jemma Rogers will
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Red founder Nicola Shindler appointed CEO of Studiocanal UK

She replaces Danny Perkins who is leaving to launch his own production company

Nicola Shindler, founder of Red Production Company, has been appointed CEO of Studiocanal UK.

She will join on October 1 and will report to Studiocanal CEO Didier Lupfer.

She replaces Danny Perkins, whose departure was announced in June.

In her new position, Shindler will be responsible for setting up and running a new in-house film production arm developing UK films, as Studiocanal has done in France and is initiating in Germany.

She will work closely with Ron Halpern who will continue to helm third-party productions around the world,
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‘Happy Valley’ Producer & Red Founder Nicola Shindler To Become Studiocanal UK CEO

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Exclusive: Leading UK TV producer Nicola Shindler, founder of Red Production Company, is to become CEO of Studiocanal UK following the departure of long-time UK boss Danny Perkins.

Shindler will join from October 1 and will report to Studiocanal CEO Didier Lupfer. Maxime Saada, CEO of the Canal Plus Group and Studiocanal Chairman, just announced the hire to staff in London.

This is a semi appointment-from-within given that Vivendi-owned Studiocanal has owned a majority stake in Red since 2013. The highly-decorated Shindler will continue to oversee Red, where she has produced BAFTA-winning TV dramas including Happy Valley and Last Tango In Halifax. Her most recent feature was 2012 crime-drama Blood with Paul Bettany and Mark Strong.

In her new position at Studiocanal, Shindler will be tasked with setting up and running a new in-house film production arm developing British features. Studiocanal has a similar operation in France and is initiating the same in Germany.
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Edward Berger to Direct Benedict Cumberbatch, Jake Gyllenhaal in Thriller ‘Rio’

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Edward Berger to Direct Benedict Cumberbatch, Jake Gyllenhaal in Thriller ‘Rio’
“Patrick Melrose” director Edward Berger is re-teaming with Benedict Cumberbatch for the thriller “Rio” with Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal producing and starring.

Call Me by Your Name” helmer Luca Guadagnino had been attached last year to direct “Rio,” but fell out due to scheduling commitments. Production companies Studiocanal, Sunnymarch, and Nine Stories confirmed the attachments of Berger, Cumberbatch, and Gyllenhaal on Friday.

Producers on “Rio” are Cumberbatch and Adam Ackland through SunnyMarch, and Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker through Nine Stories. Ron Halpern and Shana Eddy are overseeing for Studiocanal.

The story, written by Steven Knight, centers on two old friends who meet again in Rio de Janeiro — one, a journalist played by Gyllenhaal, and the other, a hugely successful financier, portrayed by Cumberbatch.

Berger and Cumberbatch collaborated on the five-episode Showtime miniseries “Patrick Melrose,” which is up for five Emmys. Berger also directed the first two hours of AMC’s
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Edward Berger to direct 'Rio' with Jake Gyllenhaal, Benedict Cumberbatch

Edward Berger to direct 'Rio' with Jake Gyllenhaal, Benedict Cumberbatch
Luca Guadagnino was previously attached to direct.

Edward Berger (Patrick Melrose) will direct psychological thriller Rio starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Luca Guadagnino was previously attached to direct the project, which is developed by Nine Songs, Studiocanal and SunnyMarch.

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, who also wrote Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things and directed Locke, will write the screenplay, which centres on two old friends who meet again in Rio, one a journalist and the other a hugely successful financier.

It will be produced by Cumberbatch and Adam Ackland through SunnyMarch and Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker through Nine Stories,
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Jake Gyllenhaal and Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in Edward Berger’s ‘Rio’

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in Edward Berger’s ‘Rio’
Jake Gyllenhaal and Benedict Cumberbatch will star in Edward Berger’s psychological thriller “Rio,” Studiocanal, SunnyMarch and Nine Stories announced Friday.

The film will follow two old friends who meet again in Rio — one is a journalist, and the other is a highly successful financier. “Rio” will be produced by Cumberbatch and Adam Ackland through SunnyMarch, and Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker through Nine Stories.

Ron Halpern and Shana Eddy are overseeing for Studiocanal.

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“We are delighted to be working with Ed Berger again on this very special project,” said Cumberbatch and Ackland. “Together with Studiocanal and Nine Stories this promises to be a terrific collaboration, we can’t wait to bring ‘Rio’ to life.”

Added Gyllenhaal and Marker: “Edward Berger’s work is superb. We are thrilled to be collaborating with him,
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‘Rio’: ‘Patrick Melrose’s Edward Berger To Helm Benedict Cumberbatch & Jake Gyllenhaal In Steve Knight-Penned Thriller

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‘Rio’: ‘Patrick Melrose’s Edward Berger To Helm Benedict Cumberbatch & Jake Gyllenhaal In Steve Knight-Penned Thriller
Exclusive: Patrick Melrose Emmy nominee Edward Berger has been set to direct Rio, the Steven Knight-penned psychological thriller that’s in advanced development from Studiocanal, SunnyMarch and Nine Stories. This is the project that I told you about last year with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal being courted to star. Their attachments are now confirmed and they will also produce.

Studiocanal is fully financing and has international sales on the film which Cumberbatch and Adam Ackland are producing under their SunnyMarch banner. Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker are producing via their Nine Stories.

Rio, from the mind of Peaky Blinders, Taboo and Locke‘s Knight, centers on two old friends who meet again in the titular city. One is a journalist, the other a hugely successful financier. Plot details are under wraps, although there is also a strong female lead character.

Berger is joining the project after working with Cumberbatch
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‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Creators Get Court’s OK To Pursue Fraud Claim In Lawsuit

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‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Creators Get Court’s OK To Pursue Fraud Claim In Lawsuit
A judge has denied the defendants’ motion to have a fraud claim dismissed from the lawsuit filed by the principals of the 1984 feature This Is Spinal Tap.

Original filed nearly two years ago by Harry Shearer and seeking $125 million, the suit since has added his fellow Spinal Tap bandmates Christopher Guest and Michael McKean and the mockumentary’s director Rob Reiner. That revision in February 2017 also cranked the damages sought to $400 million. The plaintiffs — no drummer among them, for obvious reasons — claim they collected a paltry amount from the film’s music and merchandise since the film’s 1984 release.

The suit alleges a half-dozen causes of action including breach of contract and fraud by concealment and misrepresentation. In today’s ruling in U.S. District Court in California (read it here), Judge Dolly Gee denied a motion by Vivendi and its StudioCanal unit to dismiss the fraud claim.

In his original lawsuit,
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Tarik Saleh To Helm ‘The Red Circle’ Remake From Steven Knight’s Script

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Tarik Saleh To Helm ‘The Red Circle’ Remake From Steven Knight’s Script
Exclusive: The Nile Hilton Incident director Tarik Saleh has become attached to helm The Red Circle, a remake of Jean-Pierre Melville’s classic 1970 cat-and-mouse thriller. Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, an Oscar nominee for Dirty Pretty Things, has written the script. Arthur Sarkissian Prods and Graham King’s GK Films are partnered to produce with Studiocanal which fully-financed development.

The project has been in the works for a while, but now has real momentum. I understand Knight recently met with Saleh in London to discuss, and Saleh is now doing his own work within the current draft before going out to cast. Miss Sloane scribe Johnathan Perera has also done work on the script.

The updated story follows two escaped criminals from the West and an ex Hong Kong cop who plan an elaborate heist while trying to avoid a local crime boss and a relentless police investigator.

Saleh is a fast-rising talent.
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Studiocanal, Picture Co Land ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’; Next Pic For ‘Big Bad Wolves’ Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado

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Exclusive: Studiocanal and The Picture Company came out on the winning end of an auction for Gunpowder Milkshake, an action film that will be the next directorial outing for Big Bad Wolves directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado. The duo wrote the script with Ehud Lavski.

Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce through their Studiocanal-based The Picture Company banner. The aim is to go in production by the fall.

Pic is a high-concept action-thriller with a rich mythology, a female protagonist, and franchise potential. The Israeli filmmakers will begin casting the movie with a start date and progress to production as part of its Studiocanal deal.

Papushado and Keshales are best known for writing and directing genre bending thrillers like their 2014 breakout, Big Bad Wolves. Several suitors lined up for this package, looking to start a franchise with them. Studiocanal’s Ron Halpern and Shana Eddy were key to securing the deal.
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Final Paddington 2 Trailer Brings the Iconic Bear Back to His Roots

Warner Bros. has released the second U.S. trailer, and fourth trailer overall, for Paddington 2, which is set for release in the U.S. on January 12, following a successful U.K. release. This trailer features new footage that sets up the importance of Aunt Lucy (Imelda Staunton) and Uncle Matsuzo (Michael Gambon) in the life of this lovable bear. Since an integral part of the story is Paddington trying to find the perfect gift for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, this trailer shows why Aunt Lucy is so important in Paddington's life

The trailer opens with two bears, Lucy and Matsuzo, enjoying a picnic lunch while sitting on a rope bridge, when they notice something in the water below, a cub being tossed about in the water. Lucy tells Matsuzo to lower her down, as she snatches the cub from the water, wearing his iconic red hat and eating a marmalade sandwich,
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New Paddington 2 Trailer Locks the Lovable Bear in Jail

New Paddington 2 Trailer Locks the Lovable Bear in Jail
Warner Bros. has released the first full U.S. trailer for Paddington 2, which is slated for release on January 12, 2018, following a successful U.K. release. This trailer comes less than two weeks after Warner Bros. acquired Paddington 2 from The Weinstein Company, after the producers wanted to remove all association with Harvey Weinstein following his sexual assault scandal. Now that this delightful family film has found a new home, this trailer offers some more never before seen footage featuring the title bear (Ben Whishaw) being locked up in jail.

The previous trailers, which had been released by the international distributor StudioCanal, hinted that Paddington Bear would ultimately get in some trouble with the law, but this new trailer reveals that he was framed for stealing a rare and valuable book, which leads to Paddington being locked up in prison. He doesn't get off to a good start with his fellow inmates either,
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The Commuter Trailer #2 Has Liam Neeson Back in Action

The Commuter Trailer #2 Has Liam Neeson Back in Action
Just over a month after the first trailer arrived, Lionsgate has released a second trailer and a new poster for The Commuter, featuring Liam Neeson in what was originally thought to be one of his final action roles, since the actor hinted last month he's retiring from action movies. He later clarified in another interview that he isn't retiring from action movies, adding that he'll keep, "doing action movies until they bury me in the ground." While it at one point seemed that The Commuter was the end of the Liam Neeson action movie era, fans will still have many more Liam Neeson action movies to look forward to.

In this action-packed thriller, Liam Neeson plays an insurance salesman, Michael, on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on
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Ron Howard to direct Luciano Pavarotti documentary

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Polygram, Studiocanal to collaborate on film about celebrated tenor.

Imagine Entertainment partners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer have teamed up with Nigel Sinclair and Guy East’s White Horse Pictures on a documentary about Luciano Pavarotti.

Howard will direct and produces alongside Sinclair, Grazer, Michael Rosenberg and Jeanne Elfant Festa.

Mark Monroe will write the documentary, which chronicles Pavarotti’s life as a world-renowned tenor and his work as a philanthropist. The Italian died in 2007 at the age of 71.

Polygram Entertainment and Studiocanal are also on board and will co-finance the project, while Studiocanal and White Horse Pictures will handle international sales and White Horse will oversee North American rights.

Sources said the filmmakers have the blessing of the Pavarotti Estate, Universal Music Classics and Decca Records.

East and Nicholas Ferrall will serve as executive producers along with Paul Crowder, Monroe, Dickon Stainer, David Blackman, Didier Lupfer and Ron Halpern.

Imagine and White
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Imagine, White Horse team on Luciano Pavarotti documentary

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Polygram, Studiocanal to collaborate on film about celebrated tenor.

Imagine Entertainment partners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer have teamed up with Nigel Sinclair and Guy East’s White Horse Pictures on a documentary about Luciano Pavarotti.

Howard will direct and produces alongside Sinclair, Grazer, Michael Rosenberg and Jeanne Elfant Festa.

Mark Monroe will write the documentary, which chronicles Pavarotti’s life as a world-renowned tenor and his work as a philanthropist. The Italian died in 2007 at the age of 71.

Polygram Entertainment and Studiocanal are also on board and will co-finance the project, while Studiocanal and White Horse Pictures will handle international sales and White Horse will oversee North American rights.

Sources said the filmmakers have the blessing of the Pavarotti Estate, Universal Music Classics and Decca Records.

East and Nicholas Ferrall will serve as executive producers along with Paul Crowder, Monroe, Dickon Stainer, David Blackman, Didier Lupfer and Ron Halpern.

Imagine and White
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‘The Tracking Of A Russian Spy’: Logan Lerman & Olivia Cooke Near Deals To Star

Logan Lerman and Olivia Cooke are in final negotiations to topline The Tracking Of A Russian Spy, the thriller based on real events that is being mounted by StudioCanal and The Picture Company. Nima Nourizadeh (American Ultra) is directing the pic based on Mitch Swenson’s memoir. The Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman, who worked with Nourizadeh on his feature debut Project X, are producing, and a summer shoot is in the works. Ron Halpern and Shana Eddy are…
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Filming wraps on José Padilha hijacking thriller starring Rosamund Pike

Filming wraps on José Padilha hijacking thriller starring Rosamund Pike
Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan also star in project based on real events.

Principal photography has wrapped on José Padilha’s untitled thriller based on the real-life story of the 1976 Air France hijacking. Padilha’s previous work includes Narcos and Elite Squad.

The film, temporarily called Untitled Entebbe Project, stars Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Daniel Brühl (Captain America: Civil War). The cast also includes Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnetzer, Lior Ashkenazi, and Denis Ménochet.

The story is inspired by the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and depicts ‘Operation Entebbe’, the rescue mission carried out by Israel commandos to free the hostages. The film promises to take a nuanced look at both sides of the conflict.

The Participant Media and Working Title Films project will be released through Participant’s output arrangements via Amblin Partners, with [link=co
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