Millennium Acquires Shia La Beouf Film ‘The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman;’ Film Preemed In Sundance

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Five months after it premiered at Sundance, The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman has sold for U.S. rights and a theatrical release. Millennium Entertainment has paid low seven-figures to release one of the highest profile films … Read More »

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Nicolas Chartier Bullish On ‘Charlie Countryman’ Heading Into Berlin

Mike Fleming

The hot hot buzz titles at Sundance have been brokered, and while nobody involved in that festival seems to have yet caught up on sleep, the festival is fast fading in the rear view mirror. So what happens to the films that came in with big hopes but haven’t yet sold? Are they headed to the movie equivalent of the Island of Misfit Toys? Hardly, says Voltage chief Nicolas Chartier.

He came to Sundance with two films, and watched the Joe Gordon-Levitt-directed Don Jon’s Addiction quickly sell for close to a festival record $4 million with a $25 million P&A commitment for summer release by Relativity Media. His other Sundance pic, The Shia La Beouf-starrer The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman directed by Fredrik Bond, didn’t walk off the slopes with a deal. Read More »

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Jack White Scores ‘Lone Ranger’ After Moby Joins ‘The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman’

By | Tuesday April 24, 2012 @ 5:49pm PDT
Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Big day for music icons to moonlight in movies, as Disney announced at CinemaCon that Jack White will score the Johnny Depp-starrer The Lone Ranger.

EXCLUSIVE, 12:34 PM: Voltage Productions and Bona Fide Productions have set Moby to … Read More »

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Melissa Leo Joins ‘Charlie Countryman’

Mike Fleming

Melissa Leo The Necessary Death Of Charlie CountrymanMelissa Leo has been joined the cast of The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman. She will play the mother of Shia LaBeouf, who plays the lead. Leo, who was awarded the Oscar … Read More »

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