Lenny Kravitz Signs Dan Algrant's "Little Rootie Tootie"

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Lenny Kravitz Signs Dan Algrant's "Little Rootie Tootie"

Christopher Walken and Lenny Kravitz have signed on for Dan Algrant's "Little Rootie Tootie". Filming kicks off in January in New York City.

Walken will play a veteran jazz pianist mourning the death of his wife. His son (Kravitz) returns home with his own wife, disrupting the couple’s careers as musicians in Europe, to deal with his increasingly manic and destructive father.

Trying to appear as a functioning family, the eccentricities inherent in being working musicians ...


Ben Wheatley To Direct "Doctor Who"

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Ben Wheatley To Direct "Doctor Who"

Rising UK cult horror and dark comedy director Ben Wheatley ("Kill List," "Sightseers," "A Field in England") is attached to direct multiple episodes of the BBC sci-fi series "Doctor Who".

Wheatley confirmed the news himself this weekend. His directing stint will be for the first two episodes of the eighth series, which will be the first to fully involve actor Peter Capaldi as the new twelfth incarnation of The Doctor (Capaldi will first cameo in this year's Christmas special).

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Patrick Smith, Miyavi To Join "Unbroken"

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Patrick Smith, Miyavi To Join "Unbroken"

Japanese guitarist and singer Miyavi is set, and Aussie actor Jordan Patrick Smith (TV's "Neighbors") is in negotiations to join the cast of the Louis Zamperini biopic "Unbroken" at Universal Pictures.

Angelina Jolie directs the tale of Zamperini (Jack O'Connell), a former Olympian and WWII bombadier whose plane crashed at sea in 1943. He and two crewmates were adrift for 47 days and until he was caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a POW camp where he was specifically targeted by ...


Magnolia Pictures Aquired "Grand Piano"

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Magnolia Pictures Aquired "Grand Piano"

Magnolia Pictures' Magnet Releasing has acquired US distribution rights to Eugenio Mira's Elijah Wood-led high-concept thriller "Grand Piano".

Cinedigm has picked up North American rights to the environmental thriller "Night Moves".

Radius-TWC has acquired rights to the documentary "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon" a portrait of a talent manager which actor Mike Myers makes his directorial debut on.

All three films are targeting a release in early 2014.

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Grand Piano

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Elijah Wood plays Tom Selznick, the most talented pianist of his generation, who has stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public for a long awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of an expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: “Play one wrong note and you die.” In the sights of an anonymous sniper (John Cusack), Tom must get through the most difficult performance of ...