Hot Trailer: ‘Night Moves’

By | Thursday March 27, 2014 @ 8:10pm PDT

Things get mighty tense as three eco-saboteurs plot to take out a hydroelectric dam in Oregon. Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard star in Night Moves, which Cinedigm picked up after it screened at Toronto, Venice and Deauville. Kelly Reichardt directed the thriller, which she wrote … Read More »

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In Massive Deal, Lionsgate Pays $7 Million For Jesse Eisenberg-Kristen Stewart Pic ‘American Ultra’

By | Saturday March 1, 2014 @ 5:08pm PST
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amultraEXCLUSIVE: The appetite for scripts and partially finished films is soaring. Lionsgate is tying up a deal today to pay $7 million to pre-buy U.S. distribution rights to American Ultra, the action comedy that begins shooting in New Orleans … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Richard Ayoade’s ‘The Double’

By | Friday February 28, 2014 @ 4:24pm PST

Magnolia has dropped a new trailer for The Double. Richard Ayoade directed and co-wrote with Avi Korine and Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska star in the adaptation of Dostoevsky’s doppelganger tale. Eisenberg plays Simon, a timid, isolated man who’s overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, … Read More »

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Jesse Eisenberg Short Stories Land Publishing Deal

By | Tuesday February 11, 2014 @ 12:25pm PST

Jesse Eisenberg Lex LuthorGrove Atlantic will publish the tentatively titled collection Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories from actor and playwright Jesse Eisenberg in spring 2015, the publishing house said today. The book will include pieces Eisenberg has written for the New Yorker and McSweeney’s as well as never-before-published stories. The title comes from a series of stories Eisenberg wrote from the point of view of a 9-year-old boy whose mother brings him to expensive LA restaurants so she can bill her ex-husband for the meals. Other stories imagine discussions in ancient Pompeii just before the volcanic eruption, explore post-gender-normative dating in NYC, and chart a marriage counselor’s heckling at a Knicks game. “In different ways, the stories explore what it means to be navigating the modern world, and are all illuminated by Eisenberg’s ironic wit and gift for writing,” Grove Atlantic said in the release announcing the deal, which was brokered by his agency CAA. Read More »

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Berlin: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Picks Up ‘The End Of The Tour’, Starring Jason Segel & Jesse Eisenberg

Berlinale 2014 badgeA week after Kilburn Media came aboard to finance The End Of The Tour, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has picked up rights for multiple territories to the pic at Berlin. Jason Segel stars Read More »

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Deadline’s Top Film Stories Of The Week

If you missed Deadline’s biggest stories of the week, catch up now:

Jesse Eisenberg Lex Luthor Jeremy IronsJesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor & Jeremy Irons As Alfred In Superman-Batman Pic
By The Deadline Team – Two more key roles have been cast in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman-Batman movie for Warner Bros. Jesse Eisenberg will play Superman’s arch enemy Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Bruce Wayne’s butler/mentor Alfred in the pic, which is set for a May 6, 2016 release.

Box Office: ‘Ride Along’ No. 1, Will ‘Frozen’ Sing-A-Long Skate Around ‘That Awkward Moment’?
By Anita BuschRide Along wins the weekend, as expected, but the No. 2 spot is at issue. Will the position go to That Awkward Moment or will Frozen skate by it? Read More »

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Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor & Jeremy Irons As Alfred In Superman-Batman Pic

Jeremy Irons Alfred Batman Superman MovieJesse Eisenberg Lex Luthor Superman BatmanBREAKING: Two more key roles have been cast in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman-Batman movie for Warner Bros. Jesse Eisenberg will play Superman’s arch enemy Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Bruce Wayne’s butler/mentor Alfred in the pic, which is set for a May 6, 2016 release. They join Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent in what Warners is billing as a sequel to its Man Of Steel; Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne; and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. Man of Steel stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane also are in the new pic.

Related: Warner Bros Pushes Superman-Batman Movie To 2016

Batman-Superman-logo__130823020120Both castings show the young-ification of the DC Comics franchise; Caine is 15 years older than Irons, and Gene Hackman, the most prominent of past big-screen Lex Luthors, was in his late 40s and early 50s when he played the role. Eisenberg is 30. Irons, who takes over from Michael Caine who played the role in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, joins fellow Oscar winner Affleck and Oscar nominees Adams, Fishburne and Lane in the movie; Eisenberg was nominated for an Oscar for The Social Network.

Related: Why Ben Affleck As Batman Is Good Move For Warner Bros

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AFM: Apsara Nabs ‘American Ultra’ & ‘The Night Comes For Us’ In Pan-Asia Pacts

By | Tuesday November 12, 2013 @ 3:24pm PST

Apsara Distribution has inked multi-territory rights to a pair of films out of AFM. The pan-Asian division of IM Global locked rights to Project X helmer Nima Nourizadeh’s American Ultra, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart as a small town stoner and his girlfriend who are targeted by a government operation. Apsara will release the pic in nine territories: Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, and India. The action comedy, scripted by Chronicle‘s Max Landis, is produced by Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and Circle of Confusion. FilmNation’s Rob Carney negotiated the deal with Ben Rekhi of Apsara and Darius Kapfer of DK Media.

Apsara also nabbed multiple Asian rights to The Night Comes For Us, from VHS 2‘s Timo Tjahjanto and The Raid‘s Gareth Evans. Tjahjanto will direct the pic about a Triad enforcer who returns home to the Jakarta crime world, which Evans co-wrote and will produce for his own PT Merantau Films alongside XYZ Films. Earlier this year the pair co-wrote and co-directed the VHS 2 segment “Safe Haven” to critical acclaim. Evans, who is finishing post on his own action sequel The Raid 2 for Sony Classics, will work on Night next and will distribute it in Indonesia through his own distribution banner. Read More »

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Magnolia Acquires Toronto Pic ‘The Double’

By | Tuesday October 15, 2013 @ 10:45am PDT

Richard Ayoade directed and co-wrote with Avi Korine The Double, which stars Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska in an adaptation of Dostoevsky’s doppelganger tale that played at last month’s Toronto Film Festival. Magnolia Pictures has picked … Read More »

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Toronto: Match Factory Selling Kelly Reichardt’s ‘Night Moves,’ With Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard

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BREAKING: The Match Factory is selling foreign at Toronto for the Kelly Reichardt-directed Night Moves, which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard as three radical environmentalists who come together to execute … Read More »

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NBC Olympic Coverage Mistakes Jesse Eisenberg For Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

By | Sunday August 12, 2012 @ 4:01pm PDT

Another NBC Olympic gaffe. Cameras for the Numbskull Broadcasting Company spotted actor Jesse Eisenberg sitting in the audience during the USA vs Spain gold medal basketball game. Then a commentator is caught on video identifying The Social Network star as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, adding: “Every executive … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Why Stop Now’

By | Thursday July 5, 2012 @ 4:04pm PDT

Originally titled Predisposed when it was snapped up by IFC Films after its Sundance premiere, Why Stop Now is about a piano prodigy (Jessie Eisenberg) and his mother (Melissa Leo), who struggles with drug addiction. When she plans to enter rehab the day of her son’s … Read More »

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Jesse Eisenberg Is Leaving ICM For CAA

EXCLUSIVE: Jesse Eisenberg is exiting ICM after more than a dozen years with the agent who helped put him in The Social Network which earned him a Best Actor Oscar nomination. ICM hoped it could hold him, but sources tell me he was … Read More »

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Tribeca Film Festival Reveals Non-Competition Selections

By | Thursday March 8, 2012 @ 10:06am PST

Tribeca Film FestivalMore titles slated for the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival were revealed Thursday. The 11th-annual event unveiled films screening in its Spotlight and genre-centered Cinemania section as well as Special Screenings and its Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival lineup. Spotlight includes 34 films, 22 narratives and 12 documentaries, with 19 films having their world premieres. Seven narratives make up the international group of Tribeca’s Cinemania titles. Earlier this week, the festival released its competition slate. The 2012 festival is April 18-29 in New York. Here are the latest titles:

SPOTLIGHT

2 Days in New York, directed and written by Julie Delpy. (France) – New York Premiere, Narrative. This deliriously witty follow-up to 2 Days in Paris finds Marion (writer/director Julie Delpy) living a comfortable life in New York with her latest hipster boyfriend, Mingus (Chris Rock, brilliantly playing it straight), and their two young kids from prior relationships. A riotous comedy of cultural errors ensues when Marion’s totally unhinged, gleefully unfiltered family arrives from Paris to meet Mingus for the first time. In English, French with subtitles. A Magnolia Pictures release.

Any Day Now, directed by Travis Fine, written by Travis Fine and George Arthur Bloom. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he’s never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love as their own. Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt star in TFF alum Travis Fine’s (The Space Between) touching and occasionally incendiary drama.

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IFC Films Takes North American Rights To Sundance’s ‘Predisposed’

By | Friday February 17, 2012 @ 1:22pm PST

Predisposed is the bittersweet story of piano prodigy Eli Smith (Jessie Eisenberg) and his mother Penny (Melissa Leo), who despite her cheerful, loving disposition struggles with drug addiction. When Penny plans to enter rehab on the day of … Read More »

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Jesse Eisenberg And Mia Wasikowska To Star In ‘The Double’

By | Wednesday February 1, 2012 @ 6:55am PST

Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska have joined the Richard Ayoade-directed The Double with shooting to start this spring in the U.K. Inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novella, the story centers on an insignificant man driven to near breakdown by the … Read More »

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Dave Franco Joins ‘Now You See Me’ At Summit

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Dave Franco has joined the cast of Now You See Me, which is his second straight movie for Summit Entertainment. Franco joins Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman and Isla Fisher in the Louis Leterrier-directed drama about … Read More »

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Woody Allen Changes Title Of Rome-Set Movie To ‘Nero Fiddled’

Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Woody Allen has changed the title of his new Rome-set film from the confusing The Bop Decameron to the much catchier Nero Fiddled. Allen got tired of all the blank stares he received when telling people the title of … Read More »

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Oren Moverman To Script Terrorist Hunter Drama For Sony Pictures And Scott Rudin

By | Tuesday August 9, 2011 @ 5:12pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Oren Moverman, who wrote and directed the critically acclaimed The Messenger and followed it with the upcoming LAPD cop drama Rampart, is signing to adapt The Terrorist Search Engine Read More »

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