Berlin Briefs: Nicolas Cage In Talks For ‘Men With No Fear’; Tom Berenger Stars In Western ‘Lonesome Dove Church’

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BerlinFilmFestival_badgenicolas-cageWriter-director Paco Cabezas’ heist thriller Men With No Fear is coming to Berlin’s European Film Market this month, with Nicolas Cage in negotiations to star  and The Exchange setting a deal to finance and sell worldwide rights. Bryan Singer and Jason Taylor of Bad Hat Harry Productions are producing. The movie centers on Marty ‘The Mule,’ newly released from prison after being set up by his former boss Frank, a smalltime neighborhood crook. While Mule was locked up, Frank went big time and became a ruthless drug kingpin. But Frank also took Mule’s most precious item — his son, raising him like his own. But now Mule is back on the streets and ready for revenge. Read More »

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Virgin Produced Boards ‘How To Pick Up Girls!’

By | Monday December 23, 2013 @ 9:46am PST

howtopickupgirlscoverVirgin Produced has joined The Exchange and Tenafly Film Co to bring Eric Weber‘s 1968 tome How To Pick Up Girls! to the big screen. Talks are under way with potential screenwriters and directors to adapt … Read More »

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UPDATED: AFM Briefs: Vertical Entertainment Gets U.S. On ‘Dark Hearts’ & ‘Hairbrained’; The Exchange Shopping Gregg Allman Biopic

By | Friday November 1, 2013 @ 4:19pm PDT

UPDATED, 5:25 PM: Vertical Entertainment has grabbed U.S. rights ahead of AFM to Dark Hearts, a pulp thriller set in LA’s underground art scene. Lucas Till, Kyle Schmid, Goran Visnjic and … Read More »

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AFM Briefs: Content & Preferred Go ‘Diabolical’; Oz Sale On ‘Made In America’

By | Thursday October 31, 2013 @ 10:29am PDT

Content and Preferred Film & TV are teaming on horror pic The Diabolical. Alistair Legrand co-wrote the script with Luke Harvis and will make his directorial debut with the movie. Content will launch worldwide sales at the AFM. Kevin Iwashina of Preferred Content will jointly sell North America with Content’s Jamie Carmichael; the pair is also exec producing. The suburbia-set story centers on a woman who turns to her scientist boyfriend for help destroying the violent spirit that has an increasingly strange and intense presence in her home. Production starts in 2014. Legrand is repped by UTA and MXN Entertainment. Read More »

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AFM: The Exchange Has ‘Accident 3D’ With Thomas Mann, Ashley Hinshaw

By | Wednesday October 30, 2013 @ 10:50am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Project X‘s Thomas Mann and Chronicle‘s Ashley Hinshaw are attached to star in Accident 3D, a debut feature from commercials and video helmer Dan Tondowski. Brian O’Shea’s The Exchange will kick … Read More »

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Toronto: The Exchange Nabs Foreign Rights To Jay-Z Docu ‘Made In America’

By | Thursday September 5, 2013 @ 8:48am PDT

Ron Howard directed the concert documentary that will have its world premiere in Toronto on Saturday. The Exchange has now nabbed international rights to the pic, which centers on last fall’s Made In America music festival put on … Read More »

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Cannes: The Exchange To Sell Overseas On ‘CBGB’ Starring Alan Rickman

Brian O’Shea’s The Exchange has acquired international rights to CBGB, the feature about the infamous New York City underground music club. Randall Miller (Bottle Shock) is directing the film that stars Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal, the … Read More »

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Exchange Acquires Lucas Carter Spec ‘Camden’

By | Thursday April 25, 2013 @ 12:53pm PDT

The Exchange has closed a low-to-mid six-figure deal for Camden, a spec penned by Lucas Carter and repped by Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment. Camden tells the love story between the Nation’s First Daughter and a young Secret Service agent posing as a student to protect her. When a rogue military group storms their isolated college campus and takes everyone hostage, the agent must rescue her and stop an even larger hidden plan. In doing so, he must reveal his true identity and risk losing the love of his life in order to save her. The film will be a co-production between The Exchange and Intrigue Entertainment and will be financed by Exchange Peaks Film Capital, its film fund with Grand Peaks Entertainment. The Exchange’s Laura Ivey will produce with Intrigue’s Tariq Jalil. Carter and Alex Vinnitski of The Exchange will co-produce. Brian O’Shea of The Exchange and Alan Simpson of Grand Peaks will executive produce. Read More »

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