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‘The Best Of Me’ Adds Luke Bracey; Sanaa Lathan Heads For ‘Ad Inexplorata’

By | Wednesday February 12, 2014 @ 5:00pm PST

Luke BraceyEXCLUSIVE: Aussie actor Luke Bracey is joining the cast of Relativity’s Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best Of Me. The actor, who played Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, joins a cast that includes James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, and Liana Liberato. Marsden came aboard last month replacing the late Paul Walker in the role of Dawson opposite Monaghan as Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who return home for a friend’s funeral and reignite their past romance only to discover that what drove them apart years ago could pose even more serious threats now. Bracey will play the younger Dawson opposite previously cast Liana Liberato as the younger Amanda. The Relativity release is the latest Sparks adaptation at the studio which also brought the author’s Dear John and Safe Haven to the big screen. The Best of Me is directed by Michael Hoffman from a script by J. Mills Goodloe rewritten by Hoffman and Will Fetters (The Lucky One). Denise DiNovi, Nicholas Sparks, Theresa Park and Alison Greenspan are producing alongside Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh. Tucker Tooley is exec producer. Bracey is repped by CAA, ROAR and Mark Morrissey & Associates. He next appears in Roger Donaldson’s November Man.

sanaa-lathanEXCLUSIVE: Sanaa Lathan is going to space with indie Ad Inexplorata, from writer-director Mark Elijah Rosenberg and Beasts of the Southern Wild producers Josh Penn and Matt Parker. Low Winter Read More »

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Sundance Institute/NHK Award Goes To Mark Rosenberg

By | Friday January 24, 2014 @ 6:48am PST

sundance_institute_logo_detail_02Mark Rosenberg, director of the upcoming film Ad Inexplorata, is the winner of this year’s Sundance Institute/NHK Award. The annual award recognizes and supports a visionary filmmaker on his or her next film. Sundance Institute staff work closely with the winner throughout the year, providing creative and strategic support through the development, financing and production of their films. Ad Inexplorata is a multi-media fictional story about Captain William D. Stanaforth, an astronaut alone on a one-way mission toward the unknown. Mark Strong is attached to star in the lead role. Previous winners of this award include Beasts Of The Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin and Cherien Dabis’ May In The Summer, which had its world premiere at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.

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AFM: Mark Strong Orbits ‘Ad Inexplorata’

By | Friday November 8, 2013 @ 3:24pm PST
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EXCLUSIVE: Low Winter Sun star Mark Strong will team with writer-director Mark Elijah Rosenberg for Ad Inexplorata, a film that will start production in 2014. Strong plays a NASA pilot alone on a one-way mission to Mars. IM Global has signed on to sell foreign. Project came together at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.

Rosenberg described Strong as “such a smart and intense actor who is going to bring hypnotic power to the film.” Such a project gets some currency off the remarkable grosses of the two-hander Gravity. Court 13′s Josh Penn produces with Loveless’s Matthew Parker and TideRock’s Thomas B. Fore and Jason Michael Berman. Strong’s repped by CAA and Markham, Froggart And Irwin. WME Global reps TideRock and CAA reps Rosenberg.

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