Sundance: A24 Near Deal For Lynn Shelton’s ‘Laggies’ After Late Night Auction

By | Sunday January 19, 2014 @ 7:04am PST
Mike Fleming

lagUPDATE: A24 has confirmed Deadline’s Laggies scoop. See official release below original story.

EXCLUSIVE: Another night and another big movie deal. A24 is near a deal to acquire domestic rights to Laggies, the Lynn Shelton-directed film that stars Chloe Moretz, Sam Rockwell and Keira Knightley. I’d heard since shortly after the film’s Friday night Eccles Theater premiere that A24 was going to buy this but kept being told that five bidders were in the mix. When I first heard it, the numbers were in the $2 million range. I’ll try to get a better number. A24′s deal calls for a theatrical release. Read More »

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Sundance 2014: William H. Macy- Helmed ‘Rudderless’ Gets Closing-Night Slot; Roger Ebert Docu & ‘The Raid 2′ Among Premiere Selections

sundance 2014The Sundance Film Festival today unveiled its Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections for the 30th anniversary gathering in Park City next month. Among the selections in the out-of-RUDDERLESS_still2_BenKweller_BillyCrudup_AntonYelchin__byJRCooke_2013-12...competition sections is the … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Touchy Feely’

By | Saturday June 15, 2013 @ 6:11pm PDT

Rosemarie DeWitt reunites with writer-director Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister) in this Sundance 2013 dramedy about a massage therapist who suddenly develops an aversion to human touch. Ellen Page, Allison Janney, Josh Pais, Scoot McNairy, and Ron Livingston co-star in the pic … Read More »

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Keira Knightley Replacing Anne Hathaway In ‘Laggies’

By | Monday May 6, 2013 @ 2:26pm PDT

Keira Knightley is in negotiations to step into the lead in Lynn Shelton‘s indie dark comedy. Laggies, written by Andrea Siegel, follows a woman who hides out for a week with a 16-year-old … Read More »

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Anne Hathaway, Chloe Moretz & Sam Rockwell To Star In Lynn Shelton Pic

By | Wednesday March 27, 2013 @ 11:14am PDT

Anne HathawayChloe MoretzEXCLUSIVE: Anne Hathaway, Chloe Moretz and Sam Rockwell are all deep in negotiations to join Laggies. The Lynn Shelton-directed dark comedy chronicles perpetual adolescent and late-twentysomething Megan (Hathaway) who, freaked out by her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, pretends to go on a career retreat but actually hides out for a week with 16-year-old Annika (Moretz), her new best friend. Mark Webber is also in talks to join the film as Megan’s boyfriend. Rockwell will play an older character named Craig in the film, written by Andrea Seigel. Steve Golin, Alix Madigan and Rosalie Swedlin are producing for Anonymous Content. Madigan brought the project to Anonymous, developing it and bringing Shelton on board to direct before attaching any cast. Read More »

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‘Marina Abramovic,’ ‘Your Sister’s Sister,’ ‘Patang,’ ‘The Art of Rap,’ ‘The Girl From The Naked Eye’: Specialty Box Office

Movies Opening This WeekHBO came on board with Sundance 2012 documentary Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present after seeing the Serbian performance artist at MoMA. The company’s maverick non-fiction guru Sheila Nevins gave the lowdown on the premium channel’s association with the documentary, which had already begun shooting before HBO joined the project. Your Sister’s Sister came together with a name cast reminiscent of its director’s previous titles and Patang purposely shot in a documentary style going against convention in India where it takes place. Also opening this weekend is Sundance doc The Art of Rap by rapper Ice-T and The Girl From The Naked Eye, which rolls out in ten markets.

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Hot Trailer: ‘Your Sister’s Sister’

Here’s IFC’s trailer for Your Sister’s Sister. Directed by Lynn Shelton and starring Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt and Mark Duplass, the movie screened at the Toronto Film Festival last year and this year at Sundance. It’s also showing this weekend at the TriTribeca Film Festival … Read More »

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Toronto: IFC Acquires Lynn Shelton’s ‘Your Sister’s Sister’

By | Wednesday September 14, 2011 @ 2:26pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: IFC has acquired North American and Latin American distribution rights to Your Sister’s Sister, the Lynn Shelton comedic drama that premiered Sunday at the Toronto Film Festival.  At the same time, Studio Canal acquired UK rights and Madman acquired … Read More »

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Rosalie Swedlin Joins Anonymous Content

By | Monday October 11, 2010 @ 12:45pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Rosalie Swedlin has left  an 11-year run at Industry Entertainment to join Anonymous Content as manager and producer.  Current clients making the move with Swedlin include David Frankel, Richard Shepard, Lynn Shelton, Nigel Cole, Kirsten Sheridan, Gary Winick, Michael Engler, Tommy Schlamme, Jane Anderson and John Riggi. Swedlin will … Read More »

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Emily Blunt & Rachel Weisz To Play Sisters

By | Thursday October 7, 2010 @ 1:54am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: They’re about to work together in Lynn Shelton’s new semi-improvised and as-yet-untitled project. Production starts later this month in Seattle. Steven Schardt, co-producer on Shelton’s bromantic comedy Humpday, will … Read More »

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Indie Filmmaker Directs Tonight’s ‘Mad Men’

By | Sunday September 26, 2010 @ 6:45pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Most episodes of the AMC series Mad Men are directed by their in-house stable of regulars, but every now and then they open it up to outsiders. Last year, they got Barbet Schroeder to direct the poignant Kennedy assassination … Read More »

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