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‘Enemy Way’ Adds Harvey Keitel, Brenda Blethyn, Ellen Burstyn, And Luis Guzman

By | Monday April 8, 2013 @ 10:23am PDT

Forest Whitaker leads the cast of Enemy Way, from Oscar-nominated French-Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb (Dust Of Life, Days Of Glory, Outside The Law). Pic follows William Garnett (Whitaker), a Muslim ex-con struggling to rebuild his life in a small New Mexico border town after 18 years in prison. Harvey Keitel will play Bill Agati, the sheriff who sets out to return Garnett to prison for life. Bouchareb co-wrote the script with Olivier Lorelle and Yasmina Khadra.

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Sienna Miller To Play Belly-Dancing Chicago Housewife

By | Wednesday March 2, 2011 @ 8:26am PST

British actress Sienna Miller will star in Just Like a Woman, playing a Chicago housewife who absconds with her belly-dancing teacher to Las Vegas to enter a dance competition. Rachid Bouchareb, whose Algerian Oscar entry Above the Law lost out to In a Better World in Sunday’s Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, directs. He starts filming on location in New Mexico on June 13. Miller, whose new play Flare Path directed by Trevor Nunn opens in London this Friday, tells me she agreed to star in Just Like a Woman before she even read the script. “Rachid is one of the most exciting directors working today,” she says. “He’s one of those people who understand the medium of film in a way that’s not manipulative but that’s honest and raw. As a director he’s capable of anything. The kinds of films he makes are the ones I like to watch.” Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani (Body of Lies) and Bouchareb regular Roschdy Zem will co-star. Just Like a Woman is being structured as a US/French/UK co-production between Bouchareb’s production company Tessalit and Anglo/Brit producer The Bureau. It sounds like Bouchareb wants to do something more light-hearted. Right-wingers marched on the streets at Cannes last year over Outside the Law. Demonstrators protested against what they saw as a one-sided account of the 1950s fight for Algerian independence. Bouchareb and Miller are both repped by WME, with United Agents also repping … Read More »

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‘Outside The Law’ Opens Doha Tribeca

Rachid Bouchareb’s drama Hors La Loi about the Algerian revolution caused controversy at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, prompting a demonstration and armed police on the streets. Nevertheless, the Gulf state of Qatar’s 2nd Doha Tribeca Film Festival will open with that film and close with The First Grader. (National Geographic picked up the U.S. rights after it won the runner-up audience prize at Toronto.) Here’s the full list of films showing at DTFF from October 26-30 Read More »

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