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 ...


Jason Bateman's "Bad Words," "HorribleBosses 2" Set Dates

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Jason Bateman's "Bad Words," "HorribleBosses 2" Set Dates

Comedian Jason Bateman has a couple of films slated to hit next year, and two have just announced release dates.

First, Focus Features has locked down Bateman's directorial debut "Bad Words" for a March 21st 2014 limited release, ahead of a wide expansion a week later.

The R-rated comedy stars Bateman as a man who, through a loophole, enters a nationwide 8th grade spelling bee and proceeds to the finals — much to the dismay of everyone involved.

The other is the ...


Dakota Johnson Set For "Fifty Shades of Grey""

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Dakota Johnson Set For "Fifty Shades of Grey""

It's official, Dakota Johnson has been announced to star in the lead female role of Anastasia Steele in the upcoming film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey" at Universal Pictures and Focus Features.

Based on the novel by E.L. James, the sexually-explicit story follows 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and 22-year-old virgin college student Anastasia Steele (Johnson), who develop a relationship steeped in bondage, S&M, domination and submission

Johnson has had ...


Charlie Hunnam As Christian Grey In "Fifty Shades of Shades"

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Charlie Hunnam As Christian Grey In "Fifty Shades of Shades"

One hour after announcing the casting of Dakota Johnson as the female lead, author E.L. James used her Twitter account to announce the male lead role in the upcoming film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" at Universal Pictures and Focus Features.

33-year-old Charlie Hunnam is set to play billionaire Christian Grey in the film which explores his meeting with virgin college student Anastasia Steele (Johnson), and the relationship they develop which is steeped in bondage, S&M, dom ...