Kate Beckinsale Joins "The Face Of An Angel" Film

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Kate Beckinsale Joins "The Face Of An Angel" Film

Kate Beckinsale will join Daniel Bruhl and Cara Delevingne in Michael Winterbottom's new drama "The Face Of An Angel" for BBC Films.

Paul Viragh penned the script, based on the book by Barbie Latza Nadeau. Delevingne will play the suspect in a high-profile murder in Italy.

Beckinsale plays a journalist pursuing the case, while Bruhl plays a documentary filmmaker who’s also trying to get to the bottom of things.

The story is similar to the Amanda Knox case, but th ...


Relativity Media Abandons "Stretch Armstrong" Film

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Relativity Media Abandons "Stretch Armstrong" Film

Relativity Media has dropped out of development of the film based on Hasbro's "Stretch Armstrong" toy.

The toy, a 13-inch, blond-haired muscled figure whose limbs could be stretched to nearly four feet, was launched by Kenner in the '70s.

Disney had a go at a film adaptation starring Jackie Chan in 1998, but it never got it past the development stage. Universal was subjected to the same problem with their Taylor Lautner-led version in 2008.

Relativity picked up the rig ...


Eric Bana Buying "Closed Circuit"?

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Eric Bana Buying "Closed Circuit"?

Actor Eric Bana is stepping into the world of film distribution, buying the Australian distribution rights to his paranoia thriller "Closed Circuit" from Focus Features.

Bana stars in the film, which was released in the U.S. back in August, and is targeting a December 5th Australian release. He and "Underground" director Robert Connolly are teaming on the distribution deal which will be a test for potential future boutique distribution efforts from the pair.

Bana is taking a f ...


Focus Features, Josephson Entertainment To Screen "Circle Of Treason"

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Focus Features, Josephson Entertainment To Screen "Circle Of Treason"

Focus Features and Josephson Entertainment have acquired the screen rights to Sandra Grimes & Jeanne Vertefeuille's "Circle Of Treason" to turn into a dramatic thriller feature.

Set in the late 80s and early 90s, the story deals with authors - then CIA agents - who became convinced there was a mole in their midst as too many assets and agents were being killed or captured by the Soviets.

So began a methodical hunt that brought down Aldrich Ames who had almost fled the coun ...


Trailer of "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit"

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Trailer of "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit"

Paramount have unveiled the first trailer for Kenneth Branagh's "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," the reboot of the 1990s franchise based on the Tom Clancy novels.

The trailer itself bares little resemblance to the previous series, which were more adult-centric political/espionage dramas with action elements.

This plays out more like a standard modern action thriller that just happens to use an existing franchise title and character (much like the last two "Die Hard" films). On the ...