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Robert De Niro Joins Robert Pattinson In Olivier Assayas’ Crime Pic ‘Idol’s Eye’

By | Tuesday May 27, 2014 @ 2:59pm PDT

robertdeniro Robert De Niro has joined the cast of Idol’s Eye alongside Robert Pattinson. The plot of the next film from director Olivier Assayas is being kept under wraps, but it’s described as a sophisticated heist action-thriller. It’s the second feature from Assayas to feature a Twilight Saga star in the lead following the director’s Clouds of Sils Maria, which recently premiered at Cannes and stars Pattinson’s Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart alongside Juliette Binoche and Chloe Moretz.

Related: Hot Cannes Trailer: ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria’

Benaroya Pictures has come aboard to produce and finance Idol’s Eye, which is expected to start production in October in Chicago and Toronto. Charles Gillibert developed and produced Idol’s Eye with CG Cinema, Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, Film 360’s Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan and Michael Benaroya. Ben Sachs is executive producing. International Film Trust will be repping foreign sales. CAA, which arranged financing for the film, will represent domestic rights along with WME.

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‘Twilight Saga’s Kristen Stewart Lands Leads In ‘Camp X-Ray,’ ‘Sils Maria’

By | Tuesday June 4, 2013 @ 2:29pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Kristen StewartEXCLUSIVE: Kristen Stewart has committed to star in back to back projects shooting this summer. She will star in Camp X-Ray, a politically charged drama written and directed by Peter Sattler, and she will also star in the Olivier Assayas-directed Sils Maria.

In Camp X-Ray, Stewart will play a young soldier who escapes her suffocating small town by joining the military, only to find that she isn’t going for a tour of duty in Iraq as she hoped. Instead, she’s sent to Guantanamo. Met with hatred and abuse from the Muslim men in her charge, she forges an odd friendship with a young man who has been imprisoned at Gitmo for eight years. The film’s being produced by Gina Kwon and Sophia Lin, and exec produced by David Gordon Green, Lindsay Williams and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein. Production begins late summer.

Stewart will join Juliette Binoche and Chloe Moretz in Sils Maria, the CG Cinema-produced English language film that Assayas wrote for his Summer Hours star Binoche. The film explores middle age and that introspective period where one questions how they’ve spent their life so far and what they’ve accomplished. The title refers to the Swiss setting, and Stewart plays the assistant to Binoche’s character, an actress who becomes obsessed with a young actress (Moretz) playing the role that made the older actress famous when she was young. The film shoots this summer in Europe. IFC acquired Read More »

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Cannes: Helmer Olivier Assayas To Make U.S. Film Debut With ‘Hubris’

By | Wednesday May 22, 2013 @ 11:43am PDT

CANNES, FRANCE (May 22, 2013) – CG Cinema’s Charles Gillibert, Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, Emjag Productions’ Alexandra Milchan, and Film 360’s Scott Lambert announced today from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival that they will jointly produce HUBRIS with acclaimed filmmaker Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours, the Golden Globe award-winning miniseries Carlos) directing. CG Cinema and Orange Studios are financing. The film, which marks the first time Assayas is shooting a film in the U.S., is set to begin production in the second quarter of 2014. Inspired by a true story based on an article by Hillel Levin, HUBRIS is a fast-pacedcrime thriller that follows a crew of thieves led by John Mendell who rob apawn shop and discover it is a front for the most brutal crime boss in Chicago history, Tony Accardo. Assayas is represented by CAA, and Intertalent in Paris. Assayas’ next film SILS MARIA will shoot this summer.

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IFC Acquiring Olivier Assayas Pic ‘Sils Maria;’ Juliette Binoche, Mia Wasikowska To Star

By | Monday April 22, 2013 @ 5:01pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Why wait for Cannes? IFC is taking domestic distribution rights off the table for Sils Maria, the Olivier Assayas-directed film that will star Mia Wasikowska and Juliette Binoche. The title refers to the Swiss setting, and the film explores middle age and that introspective period where one questions how they’ve spent their life so far and what they’ve accomplished. Assayas reportedly wrote the script for Binoche, with whom he worked on Summer Hours. She plays an actress obsessed with her past choices, and Wasikowska plays her assistant.

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CAA Lands ‘Carlos’ Star Edgar Ramirez

By | Friday May 6, 2011 @ 2:35pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Edgar Ramirez last starred in the Olivier Assayas-directed Carlos, for which he won the Cesar Award for Best Male Newcomer. The Venezualan-born Ramirez also starred in The Bourne Ultimatum and is currently shooting the sequel Wrath of the Titans alongside Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson. Ramirez, who had been repped by WME, remains with Impression Entertainment and attorney Bob Wallerstein.

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‘Social Network’ Wins LA Film Critics Award

LOS ANGELES, DECEMBER 12, 2010 – “The Social Network” was voted Best Picture of the Year, it was announced today by Brent Simon, President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). The runner up was “Carlos”.

The 36th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards ceremony will be held Saturday, January 15 at the InterContinental, Los Angeles. As previously announced, Paul Mazursky will receive the 2010 Career Achievement Award.

Award winners are:

PICTURE: “The Social Network“; Runner-up: “Carlos”

DIRECTOR: Olivier Assayas, “Carlos,” and David Fincher, “The Social Network” (tie)

ACTOR: Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”; Runner-up: Edgar Ramirez, “Carlos”

ACTRESS: Kim Hye-ja, “Mother”; Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone”

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Niels Arestrup, “A Prophet”; Runner-up: Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom”; Runner-up: Olivia Williams, “The Ghost Writer”

SCREENPLAY: Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network”; Runner-up: David Seidler, “The King’s Speech”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: “Carlos“; Runner-up: “Mother”

ANIMATION: “Toy Story 3“; Runner-up: “The Illusionist”

DOCUMENTARY / NON-FICTION FILM: “Last Train Home“; Runner-up: “Exit Through the Gift Shop”

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Matthew Libatique, “Black Swan”; Runner-up: Roger Deakins, “True Grit”

MUSIC/SCORE: Alexandre Desplat, “The Ghost Writer,” and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, “The Social Network” (tie)

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Guy Hendrix Dyas, “Inception”; Runner-up: Eve Stewart, “The King’s Speech”

NEW GENERATION: Lena Dunham, “Tiny Furniture”

DOUGLAS E. EDWARDS INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO: “Film Socialism

LEGACY OF CINEMA AWARDS: Serge Bromberg, “Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno,” and the F.W. Murnau Foundation and Fernando Pena for the restoration of “Metropolis”

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Paul Mazursky

Founded in 1975, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) is

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