Amy Adams Circles Denis Villeneuve-Helmed Alien Tale ‘Story Of Your Life’

By | Wednesday April 2, 2014 @ 5:38am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Fresh from her Oscar-nominated performance 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivalsin American Hustle, Amy Adams is in early talks to team with Prisoners helmer Denis Villeneuve on Story Of Your Life, the sci-fi thriller based on a short story by Ted Chiang, a top contemporary author in the genre. Scripted by Eric Heisserer, the thriller takes place after alien crafts land around the world. An expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the true purpose of their visit. It would be a departure for both Adams and Villeneuve, who broke through with Incendies. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal In ‘Enemy’

By | Monday February 3, 2014 @ 12:45pm PST

Jake Gyllenhaal re-teams with his Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve in Enemy, a psychosexual thriller about a self-loathing university lecturer who spots his doppelganger, an actor, in a movie; he tracks down the man and the two engage in a spiraling struggle from … Read More »

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‘Prisoners’ Helmer Eyeing Tense Mexican Border Crime Drama ‘Sicario’ For Black Label

By | Friday December 6, 2013 @ 11:36am PST
Mike Fleming

villEXCLUSIVE: Hot off helming the kidnap thriller Prisoners, Denis Villeneuve is circling Sicario, a Taylor Sheridan-scripted drama that is fast coming together with Black Label financing, and producing with Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road. Black Label is … Read More »

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Toronto: A24 Near Deal For Denis Villeneuve-Helmed ‘Enemy’ With Jake Gyllenhaal

By | Friday September 13, 2013 @ 6:22am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The late night deal making continued in Toronto Thursday and as the dust clears, I’m told that A24 is in exclusive negotiations to acquire U.S. rights to Enemy, the Denis Villeneuve-directed drama that stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Isabella Rossellini. … Read More »

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‘Prisoners’ Helmer Denis Villeneuve Inks Overall Deal With Alcon

By | Wednesday September 4, 2013 @ 10:36am PDT

Denis Villeneuve‘s Prisoners broke out big-time on the Oscar-season radar over the weekend in Telluride, where his hostage drama starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal landed a … Read More »

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Telluride: No ‘Prisoners’ Hugh Jackman Or Jake Gyllenhaal For Special Screening

Pete Hammond

Also at the Telluride Film Festival picnic I ran into Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve and its producers, Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Kira Davis. The trio were anxiously awaiting the festival’s reaction to their incredibly tense thriller. I had … Read More »

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Hugh Jackman Stars In Alcon’s ‘Prisoners’

By | Thursday March 15, 2012 @ 2:43pm PDT
Mike Fleming

LOS ANGELES, CA, MARCH 15, 2012 – Hugh Jackman will topline and Denis Villeneuve (Academy Award-nominated “Incendies”) will direct the gripping thriller PRISONERS for Alcon Entertainment, it was announced by Alcon Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

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TORONTO: ‘The King’s Speech’, ‘Beautiful Boy’, And ‘Incendies’ Win Top Fest Prizes

Mike Fleming

A Toronto International Film Festival that will be best remembered for the comeback of the independent acquisitions marketplace culminated today in festival awards. The Tom Hooper-directed The King’s Speech was awarded the Cadillac People’s Choice Award, which is the festival’s … Read More »

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TORONTO: Sony Classics Buys ‘Incendies’

Mike Fleming

TORONTO: While buyers are seeing films and showing interest in some titles, Monday was slow compared to Sunday’s blitz of 7-figure deals for Super and Dirty Girl. The only action so far today: Sony Pictures Classics acquired U.S. rights to Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies, a film buyers saw at Venice and … Read More »

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