Weinstein Company Seals ‘Lay The Favorite’ Deal: Sundance

Mike Fleming

BREAKING: One day after the close of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, The Weinstein Company has finally closed a film acquisition deal. TWC completed a U.S. rights deal on the Stephen Frears-directed Lay the Favorite, the D.V. DeVincentis-scripted adaptation of … Read More »

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Weinstein Co. Gets Closer On ‘Lay The Favorite’ : Sundance

By | Friday January 27, 2012 @ 5:43pm PST
Mike Fleming

There are two offers on Lay the Favorite, the Stephen Frears film that stars Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall and Catherine Zeta-Jones. I’m guessing that the Weinstein Company will win this over the weekend, and release the film on VOD for … Read More »

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Joins Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Side Effects’

By | Tuesday January 24, 2012 @ 4:13pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Catherine Zeta-Jones has been set to star in Side Effects, the thriller that Steven Soderbergh will direct. She joins Blake Lively, Jude Law and Channing Tatum, who are also negotiating. The Scott Z. Burns scripted film is being financed … Read More »

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Vince Vaughn Joins ‘Lay The Favorite’

By | Thursday May 5, 2011 @ 7:22pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Vince Vaughn has joined the cast of the Stephen Frears-directed Lay The Favorite. Emmett Furla Films and Wild Bunch are financing the Random House Films project, which has just gotten underway. Stephen Frears is directing the adaptation of the … Read More »

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Pathe And Emmett Furla Replace Focus On ‘Lay The Favorite,’ With Catherine Zeta-Jones Joining The Gambling Film

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Focus Features has been scratched before getting to the start gate on Lay The Favorite, but I’m told that Pathe and Emmett Furla Films have come to the rescue as co-financiers. Not only that, but Catherine Zeta-Jones is in … Read More »

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Lay The Favorite On Bruce Willis And Rebecca Hall For Gambling Memoir

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: If you’re handicapping Lay The Favorite – the Stephen Frears movie adaptation of the Beth Raymer gambling memoir — take Bruce Willis and The Town‘s Rebecca Hall. I’ve heard … Read More »

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