EXCLUSIVE: ICM Partners has just signed Tim Robbins, the actor-director who’ll next star with Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joely Richardson and Josh Gad in Thanks For Sharing (which Roadside Attractions releases September 20) as well as the untitled film based on the Elmore Leonard novel The Switch. He’s also set to return behind the camera directing Man Under. Robbins continues to be managed by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas.
Robbins had been repped by UTA and this marks a return to ICM for him. The agency — which brokered his deals for such movies as Mystic River, Dead Man Walking and Cradle Will Rock – will not only handle him for acting and directing but also touring for his music.
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K5 International has acquired international rights to Man Under, which will be directed by and star Tim Robbins. Michelle Pfeiffer and Chloe Moretz co-star in the pic, about a Yonkers family swept up in New York’s art and high society scene after their picture is taken by a photographer whose tragic death raises her profile and that of her subjects. Ann Cherkis (The Secret) wrote the screenplay, and Alexandra Milchan through her EMJAG Prods, Scott Lambert of Film 360, and Aimée Peyronnet of Wild Child Films are producing. K5 is introducing Man Under to EFM buyers at the Berlin Film Festival; UTA Independent Film Group is repping North American rights. Robbins is represented by UTA and 3 Arts, Pfeiffer by CAA and Management 360, and Moretz by WME and 3 Arts.
K5 also has taken worldwide rights to the political thriller The Lion’s Share, to be directed by Nathan Morlando and star Jim Sturgess and Djimon Hounsou. It begins shooting in September and is the story of journalist Aaron Fletcher (Sturgess), who travels to Somalia to secure a career-making interview with highly dangerous pirate Samakab “Kab” Roble (Hounsou). The danger escalates for both men and the interview takes on new stakes as the journalist learns the only way out may be to deliver the head of a man who is both hero and criminal. Morlando and Allison Black co-wrote; Black and Genevieve Hofmeyr are producing. … Read More »
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Tim Robbins, Michelle Pfeiffer and Chloe Moretz have all signed on for Man Under. Robbins will also direct the dysfunctional family … Read More »