MAY 6, 2015
VARIETY: FOCUS BOARDS ‘HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS’ WITH ROBERT DOWNEY JR.
Focus Features is developing a movie based on Paul Tremblay’s upcoming thriller “A Head Full Of Ghosts” with Robert Downey Jr.’s Team Downey and Dan Dubiecki’s Allegiance Theater producing. Focus won an auction for the rights, topping several bidders including TriStar. READ MORE
MAY 6, 2015
DEADLINE: FOCUS FEATURES WINS AUCTION FOR PAUL TREMBLAY NOVEL ‘A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS’
EXCLUSIVE: Focus Features just won an auction for rights to make an elevated genre movie from A Head Full Of Ghosts, the upcoming thriller novel by Paul Tremblay. William Morrow publishes the book next month. Focus prevailed in an auction that also had TriStar in hot pursuit. Deals are being closed for Ben Collins & Luke Piotrowski to write the script and for Dan Dubiecki’s Allegiance Theater to produce with Team Downey, the shingle run by Robert Downey Jr and Susan Downey. READ MORE
MAY 1, 2015
VARIETY: CANNES: DAKOTA FANNING, HELEN HUNT STARRING IN DRAMA ‘PLEASE STAND BY’
In a pre-Cannes move, Dakota Fanning and Helen Hunt have been set to star in road-trip drama “Please Stand By” with Ben Lewin (“The Sessions”) directing. Embankment Films is handling international sales. CAA is handling the U.S. sale. Daniel Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine of Los Angeles-based the Allegiance Theater are producing. Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban’s 2929 Productions are financing. READ MORE
MAY 1, 2015
SCREEN DAILY: DAKOTA FANNING, HELEN HUNT ON 'PLEASE STAND BY'
EXCLUSIVE: Mark Cuban’s 2929 backs road-trip heart-warmer sold by Embankment. Dakota Fanning (The Twilight Saga) and Helen Hunt (The Sessions) are on board to star in road-trip movie Please Stand By, from The Sessions director Ben Lewin and producers Daniel Dubiecki (Up in the Air) and Lara Alameddine (Money Monster). READ MORE
MARCH 5, 2015
DEADLINE: GIANCARLO ESPOSITO JOINS GEORGE CLOONEY & JULIA ROBERTS IN ‘MONEY MONSTER’
Giancarlo Esposito, who will next be seen in Fox’s second film in its YA franchise The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, has joined the cast of Jodie Foster’s Money Monster with George Clooney and Julia Roberts. READ MORE
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
DEADLINE: ‘THE AFFAIR’S DOMINIC WEST JOINS ‘MONEY MONSTER’EXCLUSIVE
Dominic West, between seasons of Showtime’s first-year hit drama The Affair, has signed on to star opposite George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell in the Jodie Foster-directed Money Monster at TriStar Pictures. READ MORE
JANUARY 29, 2015
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: 'OUTLANDER' STAR JOINING GEORGE CLOONEY, JULIA ROBERTS IN 'MONEY MONSTER'
Jodie Foster is directing TriStar's financial thriller. Caitriona Balfe, the star of the Starz TV show Outlander, is joining the high-profile cast of Money Monster, TriStar’s financial thriller being directed by Jodie Foster. READ MORE