Giancarlo Esposito To Direct & Star In Slavery Drama ‘Patriotic Treason’; Ed Harris To Play Abolitionist John Brown

By | Wednesday November 20, 2013 @ 12:44pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Revolution‘s Giancarlo Esposito has lined up historical drama Patriotic Treason as his next directing project, with Oscar-nominated Ed Harris set to star as radical abolitionist John Brown. Adapted by Oscar nominee Jose Rivera (Motorcycle Diaries, On The Road) from Evan Carton’s 2006 book Patriotic Treason: John Brown And The Soul of America, the film centers on the controversial figure known for his 1859 raid on Harper’s Ferry. Brown hoped the attack would ignite a slave uprising. Instead it left 11 dead and led to Brown’s capture, after which he was found guilty of treason and hanged. Political enemies considered Brown a madman and a terrorist but the notoriety of his violent attacks are credited with sparking the Civil War. The Emmy-nominated Esposito will also star in Patriotic Treason as Frederick Douglass, the freed slave-turned-abolitionist and orator who declined to join Brown’s Harper’s Ferry attack. Read More »

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Hot Toronto Clip: ‘The Face Of Love’

By | Friday September 6, 2013 @ 6:11am PDT
Pete Hammond

EXCLUSIVE: In what promises to be a moving, adult romance (remember those?) Annette Bening stars as a widow who learns to love again with an art teacher played by Ed Harris who is a near-double for the  husband she lost. What happens leads … Read More »

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Penn Badgley Added To Shakespeare Adaptation ‘Cymbeline’

By | Wednesday August 7, 2013 @ 3:45pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: The cast of Michael Almereyda’s Shakespeare adaptation continues to grow. Ethan Hawke and Ed Harris will now be joined by Penn Badgley in Cymbeline. The former Gossip Girl and Greetings From Tim Read More »

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Ed Harris Joins Ethan Hawke In Shakespeare Adaptation ‘Cymbeline’

By | Monday August 5, 2013 @ 10:52am PDT

Oscar nominee Ed Harris will join Ethan Hawke in the Shakespeare adaptation Cymbeline, which updates the romantic tragedy/comedy to a modern day America where corrupt cops clash with a drug dealing … Read More »

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Cannes: IFC Lands ‘The Face Of Love’

Mike Fleming

BREAKING: IFC Films acquired U.S. rights to the Arie Posin-directed The Face Of Love, which stars Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams, Jess Weixler and … Read More »

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Exclusive Cannes Market Trailer: ‘Phantom’

By | Friday May 11, 2012 @ 3:25pm PDT

After the 2011 Cannes Film Festival saw an abundance of movie deals based on sizzle reels and teaser trailers, agencies are returning to the festival looking to make even more deals with partial and completed films. Here’s an exclusive look … Read More »

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January Jones And Ed Harris Star In ‘Sweetwater’

By | Tuesday April 17, 2012 @ 10:27am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Mad Men‘s January Jones and Ed Harris have signed to star in Sweetwater, a film that will be directed by Logan and Noah Miller and will start production July … Read More »

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Amy Brenneman, Jess Weixler Join Annette Bening, Ed Harris And Robin Williams In ‘Look Of Love’

By | Thursday April 5, 2012 @ 8:38am PDT
Mike Fleming

Amy Brenneman and Jess Weixler have joined Annette Bening, Ed Harris and Robin Williams in the Arie Posin-directed romantic drama Look Of Love. Posin wrote the script with Matthew McDuffie. … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: HBO’s ‘Game Change’

By | Tuesday January 31, 2012 @ 9:14pm PST

HBO has released a full-length trailer for director Jay Roach’s Game Change with Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, Ed Harris as John McCain and Woody Harrelson as McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt. Screenplay by Danny Strong, based on the book by John Heilman and Mark Halperin. It debuts March 10th.

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Hot Trailer: ‘Man On A Ledge’

Mike Fleming

Summit Entertainment has released a trailer for Man on a Ledge, the drama that stars Sam Worthington as a disgraced ex-cop who climbs out on a ledge on the roof of a Manhattan hotel to protest his innocence. It’s clear from the trailer there is more going on here than … Read More »

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Matthew Fox, Ed Harris In ‘World War Z’ Talks

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Fox and Ed Harris are in talks to join Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale in the Marc Forster-directed World War Z for Paramount and Skydance Productions. Forster has also set Julia Levy-Boeken, the French actress who stars in the Israeli series alufa Ha. The film is an adaptation of the Max Brooks novel that looks back on a global zombie infestation 10 years after the fact. Fox, who just wrapped a West End stage turn in the Neil LaBute play In a Forest Dark and Deep, is separately slated to play a vicious serial killer opposite Tyler Perry in the Rob Cohen-directed I, Alex Cross for Summit Entertainment, with production starting in August. Harris just starred in the Asger Leth-directed Man on a Ledge for Summit. Fox is repped by WME and Management 360, Harris by CAA and Levy-Boeken by Weiner Management. Read More »

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2011 Cannes Film Festival Sales Roundup: Deals For Clive Owen’s ‘Shadow Dancer’ And Todd Robinson’s ‘Phantom’

Mike Fleming

Clive Owen will star in Shadow Dancer, a BBC Films coproduction that will be directed by Man on Wire helmer James Marsh, with production to begin in Dublin later this month. Wild Bunch will sell international territories at Cannes, and … Read More »

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Woody Harrelson Joins HBO’s Sarah Palin/John McCain Movie ‘Game Change’

By | Friday March 25, 2011 @ 11:09am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Woody Harrelson has joined Julianne Moore and Ed Harris in HBO Films’ Game Change, produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone. The movie, directed by Jay Roach, follows John McCain’s (Harris) 2008 presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska … Read More »

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Ed Harris To Play John McCain In HBO’s McCain/Palin Movie ‘Game Change’

By | Wednesday March 23, 2011 @ 5:11pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Ed Harris is set to star opposite Julianne Moore in HBO Films’ Game Change, which Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone has come on board to produce.

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Ed Harris, Diane Keaton Share ‘Look Of Love’

By | Tuesday February 8, 2011 @ 6:50pm PST
Mike Fleming

Los Angeles, CA (February 8, 2011) – Guy East (Chairman) and Alex Walton (President) of Exclusive Films International (“EFI”), the International sales and marketing arm of Exclusive Media Group (“Exclusive”), announced today that they have acquired all international sales rights to Arie Posin’s THE LOOK OF LOVE, which will

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Sundance: IFC, Sony Worldwide Acquisitions Take ‘Salvation Boulevard’

Mike Fleming

IFC Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide teamed for North American rights to Salvation Boulevard, the George Ratliff-directed film that stars Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Greg Kinnear, Jim Gaffigan and Marisa Tomei. Brosnan plays a charismatic preacher who captivates … Read More »

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‘Man On A Ledge’ Adds Ed Harris And Titus Welliver

Mike Fleming

Ed Harris has joined the cast of Summit Entertainment’s Asger Leth-directed thriller Man On A Ledge. Titus Welliver, who’s pulling double duty as an Irish arms dealer on Sons of Anarchy and also on The Good Wife, has also joined … Read More »

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