CBS Films Dates Daniel Radcliffe-Zoe Kazan Pic ‘What If’

By | Thursday March 13, 2014 @ 12:26pm PDT

WhatIfThe Michael Dowse-directed What If was formerly known as The F Word when CBS Films acquired one of the buzzier titles from last fall’s Toronto Film Festival in a big deal. The pic will now be released August … Read More »

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EFM: Daniel Radcliffe Attached To Killer’s ‘Brooklyn Bridge; Goldcrest Selling In Berlin

daniel-radcliffeDouglas McGrath is directing and Killer Films‘ Christine Vachon is producing Brooklyn Bridge, a period pic about the construction of the famous span that links Brooklyn to Manhattan. Daniel Radcliffe is attached to play Washington Roebling, the civil engineer son of the bridge’s original architect, John A. Roebling. When the younger Roebling is left to oversee the project, his obsession threatens his health and his family until he discovers he has an improbable ally in his charming and shrewd wife Emily. McGrath (Emma, Bullets Over Broadway) wrote the screenplay. London- and New York-based Goldcrest Films will finance, distribute and sell all international rights to the movie, kicking off sales at the European Film Market in Berlin next month. Rose Ganguzza is also producing and Goldcrest’s Nick Quested and Pascal Degove along with Jill Samuels are executive producers. Shooting is planned for August 2014. Read More »

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Daniel Radcliffe, Chevy Chase Among Celeb Guests For Sky’s Reboot Of ‘The Kumars’

By | Thursday December 19, 2013 @ 3:30am PST

the kumarsThe follow-up to International Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedy/talk show hybrid The Kumars At No. 42 will bring the Kumar clan back to television after a seven-year break. The new show, titled The Kumars, is a six-part series … Read More »

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AFM: FilmNation Boards True-Crime Thriller ‘Tokyo Vice’ Starring Daniel Radcliffe

By | Tuesday November 5, 2013 @ 6:24pm PST

Daniel Radcliffe is starring as an American journalist who covers the Japanese underworld in Tokyo Vice. FilmNation Entertainment will finance and sell international rights at AFM to the thriller, which is based on … Read More »

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AFM: Daniel Radcliffe To Play Sebastian Coe In Sports Drama ‘Gold’

By | Wednesday October 30, 2013 @ 4:31am PDT

The rivalry of Olympic middle-distance runners Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett in the years leading up to the 1980 Moscow Games will be the focus of Gold, a drama project revving up for next week’s AFM. Embankment … Read More »

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RADiUS- TWC, Dimension Acquire Daniel Radcliffe Toronto Thriller ‘Horns’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: In what might well be the last major deal for a buzz title that world premiered at last month’s Toronto Film Festival, Dimension and RADiUS-TWC have acquired U.S. rights to Horns, the Alexandre Aja-directed thriller that stars Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, Heather Graham, David Morse, Kathleen Quinlan and James Remar. The deal was for multiple millions, rivaling the largest deals made for the other Toronto films.

Keith Bunin wrote the script, based on the novel by comic book author Joe Hill. The logline: After being blamed for the death of his longtime girlfriend (Temple), a small-town guy (Radcliffe) awakens one morning to find a pair of horns growing from his head. The film was produced by Red Granite Pictures founders and producing partners Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland in addition to Mandalay’s Cathy Shulman. Aja is also a producer.

Dimension chief Bob Weinstein and RADiUS-TWC co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego have been working on this deal since the festival. It was certainly a talked-up title that several distributors pursued. They haven’t figured out the release configuration but are looking at 2014. Read More »

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Toronto: CBS Films Nearing $2 Million + U.S. Rights Deal For ‘The F Word’

By | Tuesday September 10, 2013 @ 6:40am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: CBS Films is in final talks to acquire U.S. rights to The F Word, the Michael Dowse-directed romantic comedy that has been one of the buzz acquisition titles here at Toronto. They were negotiating all night and are still working on final details, but I’m hearing the deal will approach $2.5 million minimum guarantee. The film premiered Saturday at the Ryerson. Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan star as a star-crossed couple. They meet by chance at a party and feel chemistry, but he is recovering from a failed relationship and she has a serious boyfriend (Rafe Spall). So they attempt to confront the challenge of merely being friends. The F Word is one of two acquisition titles that star Radcliffe as he creates distance from his Harry Potter childhood days. Also up for grabs here in Toronto is Horns. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Kill Your Darlings’

By | Wednesday September 4, 2013 @ 11:18am PDT

Daniel Radcliffe stars in the John Krokidas-directed Kill Your Darlings, the previously untold story of murder that brought together a young Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs at Columbia University in 1944, providing the spark that led to the birth of the Beat generation. Ben Foster, Elizabeth Olsen, Dane … Read More »

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Venice: Daniel Radcliffe Fans Storm The Lido As Harry Potter Heat Lives On

By | Sunday September 1, 2013 @ 5:38pm PDT

The Harry Potter movie franchise may have ended in 2011, but it’s still a big worldwide draw. This was especially evidenced in Venice today where a throng of teenagers “stampeded” the Lido for a glimpse … Read More »

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Cory Monteith Drama ‘All The Wrong Reasons’ Slated For Toronto Premiere

By | Wednesday August 7, 2013 @ 2:23pm PDT

The late Glee actor’s pic was among 20 Canadian features added to the Toronto International Film Festival lineup today. Cory Monteith leads an ensemble cast in the Myriad Pictures drama All The Wrong Reasons, from … Read More »

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James McAvoy Tapped By Fox To Play Victor Von Frankenstein

By | Thursday July 25, 2013 @ 11:23am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Fox‘s search for the right actor to play Victor Von Frankenstein alongside Daniel Radliffe’s Igor in the Paul McGuigan-directed film has ended. The studio has chosen its X-Men: First Class star James McAvoy and the … Read More »

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Jon Hamm & Daniel Radcliffe Reteam For 2nd ‘Young Doctor’s Notebook’ Mini-Series

The doctors are in, again. Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe have signed on for a second series of A Young Doctor’s Notebook & Other Stories. The Big Talk Productions mini will return later this year on Sky Arts in the UK. The first four-part series originally aired in December 2012 and was the most successful program in Sky Arts history. Ovation will air series one this fall in the U.S. The adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s short stories sees Hamm as a Russian doctor during the Russian Revolution, and Radcliffe as his younger self. The comedy-drama’s second series will return to the small village of Muryevo in 1918 to find the Young Doctor battling against an all-consuming morphine addiction. Read More »

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Daniel Radcliffe To Star In Crime Saga ‘Tokyo Vice’

By | Wednesday May 1, 2013 @ 12:28pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Radcliffe is set to star in Tokyo Vice, a thriller that music video and commercials director Anthony Mandler will direct from a script by playwright JT Rogers. Le Grisbi Productions’ John Lesher and Adam Kassan are producing, and production will start early 2014. Radcliffe will play American reporter Jake Adelstein who, while working at the Yomiuri Shinbun newspaper in Tokyo, covered the crime beat and locked horns with yakuza boss Tadamasa Goto, called the “John Gotti of Japan. The film is based on Adelstein’s memoir detailing how the journalist’s investigating and finally exposing the notorious gangster exacted a high personal cost and sacrifice which included death threats. Adelstein, who will be working with Rogers on the story, is still an investigative reporter who writes for The Daily Beast, The Japan Times, The Atlantic Wire, and is an adviser to Polaris Japan, a non-profit group that combats human trafficking. His second book, The Last Yakuza, will be published next year by Pantheon.

Since graduating from Hogwarts and the Harry Potter series, Radcliffe has been busy. He followed The Woman In Black and Sundance pic Kill Your Darlings with the recently wrapped horror film Horns, the romantic comedy The F Word, and he has just signed on to star in Frankenstein for Fox and Davis Entertainment. Radcliffe this June returns to the West End stage in Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple Of Inishmaan. Mandler has helmed vids with Rihanna, Jay-Z, The Killers, and Lana Del Rey. He’s attached to Vlad for Summit/Lionsgate, and Last Days Of American Crime with Oblivion producer Radical Studios. Rogers’ plays include Blood And Gifts, which played London’s National Theatre and Lincoln Center, and The Overwhelming, which also played both sides of the pond. He shared an Olivier Award nom in 2009 for Great Game: Afghanistan. Read More »

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Daniel Radcliffe Goes Igor In ‘Frankenstein’

By | Thursday February 28, 2013 @ 4:38pm PST
Mike Fleming

Daniel Radcliffe, having graduated from Hogwarts and the Harry Potter films, is in talks to play Igor in Frankenstein, 20th Century Fox‘s revamp of the Mary Shelley classic novel. Max Landis wrote it and John Davis is … Read More »

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Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires ‘Kill Your Darlings’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Classics is closing a deal for multiple territories on Kill Your Darlings, the John Krokidas-directed drama that stars Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston and last year’s Sundance … Read More »

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Avalon Management Acquires UK-Based Agency Artists Rights Group

By | Friday December 7, 2012 @ 8:00am PST

Founded in 2001, Artists Rights Group‘s client roster includes Daniel Radcliffe, Romola Garai, Richard E. Grant, Rupert Penry-Jones and Imelda Staunton. The London-based talent agency will continue to act independently within the Avalon Management Group, which acquired it … Read More »

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UK TV Teaser: Jon Hamm And Daniel Radcliffe In ‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook’

By | Monday November 12, 2012 @ 10:55am PST

Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe have teamed for the Sky Arts Playhouse Presents miniseries, a four-part comedy-drama based on a collection of semi-autobiographical short stories by Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. Radcliffe plays a young doctor working in a small village in 1917, and Hamm plays … Read More »

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Jude Law, Daniel Radcliffe, Judi Dench Board London Plays; John Logan Returns

Veteran theater director Michael Grandage announced a star-studded line-up to launch his new company in London’s West End. Daniel Radcliffe, Judi Dench, Jude Law and Ben Whishaw are among the actors who will tread the boards in a series of … Read More »

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‘The Woman In Black’ Is Back: Follow-Up ‘Angels Of Death’ In Development

There’s more life in hit horror pic The Woman In Black. Hammer, Alliance Films and Cross Creek Pictures are teaming with Woman In Black author Susan Hill on The Woman In Black: Angels Of Death. The story will continue the … Read More »

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