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Lionsgate Sets ‘Draft Day’ & ‘Cesar Chavez’ For Spring, Shifts Dates On 3 Other Pics

Kevin Costner Draft DayThe Kevin Costner football flick will open April 11, a month before the NFL Draft. Lionsgate said today that Draft Day — about the Cleveland Browns GM who tries to save pro football in the city by trading for the No. 1 draft pick — is moving to the date that had been slotted for the mini-major’s supernatural thriller The Quiet Ones, which is moving back two weeks to April 25. Summit and OddLot’s Draft Day, from director Ivan Reitman, will compete against Fox’s toon sequel Rio 2; Open Road’s Arnold Schwarzenegger actioner Sabotage; and The Weinstein Company’s comedy St. Vincent, starring Naomi Watts, Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy. Lionsgate today also moved up Tyler Perry’s Single Moms Club from May 9 to March 14 and pushed its sex-addiction drama Addicted from that date back to September 5. Capping off the spate of announcements, the company set its biopic Cesar Chavez, starring Michael Pena as the labor organizer and civil rights activist, for moderate release on March 28.

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Quiet Ones’

Mad Men alum Jared Harris stars with Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards and Rory Fleck-Byrne in supernatural thriller. The Hammer production sets Harris as a professor who leads his students off the grid for an attempt to raise a poltergeist from negative human energy. John Pogue directs The Quiet Ones from a script he wrote with Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman. Lionsgate has North America and the UK, where the film begins its rollout April 11. Here’s the spooky first trailer:

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Cannes: Lionsgate Lands North American Distribution Rights To ‘The Quiet Ones’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: In what becomes the second significant domestic distribution deal on the eve of Cannes, Lionsgate closed a deal with Exclusive Media for North American distribution rights to the Hammer production of The Quiet Ones, the John Pogue-directed supernatural thriller that stars Mad Men‘s Jared Harris and Sam Claflin, who starred in the last Pirates Of The Caribbean. Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman wrote the script with Pogue.

This follows Warner Bros’ deal for the Ryan Gosling-directed How To Catch A Monster. The Quiet Ones will open April 25, 2014. Pogue wrote the script and Exclusive’s Tobin Armbrust and Simon Oakes will produce with James Gay-Rees, Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden of The Travelling Picture Show Company. Lionsgate already had UK rights. It’s a nice start for Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. The film is inspired by true events, and tells the story of a prof who uses controversial methods and engages his students in an attempt to raise a poltergeist from negative human energy. That can’t turn out well, can it? Read More »

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Sam Claflin To Star Opposite Jared Harris In Hammer’s ‘The Quiet Ones’

By | Friday May 11, 2012 @ 2:30am PDT

Set to start shooting next month, The Quiet Ones is the latest Hammer film to go into production after Daniel Radcliffe-starrer The Woman In Black scored a hit for the revived studio earlier this year. Mad Men‘s Jared Harris stars as a professor who leads his students off the grid for a dangerous experiment. Snow White And The Huntsman‘s Sam Claflin has now joined the supernatural thriller/horror pic. The Quiet Ones will be directed by Quarantine 2‘s John Pogue. Senna‘s James Gay-Rees is producing in association with TPSC Films. The story and original screenplay are by Tom DeVille with tweaks by Craig Rosenberg, Oren Moverman and Pogue. TPSC Film’s Steven Chester Prince is also producing. Exclusive Media, Hammer’s parent company, will launch sales next week in Cannes.

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‘Mad Men’s Jared Harris Books Lead In Hammer’s ‘The Quiet Ones’

By | Monday April 16, 2012 @ 4:07am PDT

Jared Harris, who’ll next be seen in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, will star as an unorthodox professor in the latest production from the UK’s Hammer. Supernatural thriller/horror pic The Quiet Ones will be directed by Quarantine 2‘s John Pogue. Harris will play a charismatic but controversial professor whose methods lead his students off the grid for a dangerous experiment to create a poltergeist. The story and original screenplay hail from Tom DeVille with revisions by Craig Rosenberg, Oren Moverman and Pogue. Shooting starts in the UK in June. James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through The Gift Shop) is producing in association with TPSC Films. Tobin Armbrust, president of worldwide production & acquisitions at Hammer parent Exclusive Media, is overseeing production alongside director of development, Shira Rockowitz. TPSC Film’s president Steven Chester Prince is also producer on the project for the newly formed independent film division of The Traveling Picture Show Company. Exclusive Media is handling international sales on The Quiet Ones.

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