Rami Malek Thriller ‘Buster’s Mal Heart’ Picked Up by Well Go USA | The Wrap

Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American and select international rights for Sarah Adina Smith’s psychological thriller “Buster’s Mal Heart.” The film stars Emmy winner Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot“) as a troubled man who goes on the run as he seeks distance from his past and what awaits him. The film premiered at the 

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Venice: Rei Cine, Gamechanger Team on ‘Hunting Season’ | Variety

U.S. femme filmmaker film fund makes pioneering international investment; Augenschein, Les Films de L’Etranger co-produce Argentina’s Rei Cine, one of Latin America’s most active movie co-producers, has teamed with New York.-based Gamechanger Films, Germany’s Augenschein Filmproduktion and Les Films de l’Etranger to finance and produce “Temporada de caza” (Hunting Season). Rei is presenting “Dolores” at the 

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Alex Pettyfer to Star in ‘The Strange Ones’ | Hollywood Reporter

Pettyfer and ‘Cop Car’ actor James Freedson-Jackson play brothers making their way across a remote American landscape. Alex Pettyfer is starring with young Cop Car star James Freedson-Jackson in indie film The Strange Ones. The duo will play brothers who are making their way across a remote American landscape. But mysterious events surround their journey, and what appears 

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Jena Malone-Riley Keough Drama ‘Lovesong’ Bought by Strand for U.S. | Variety

Strand Releasing has acquired select U.S. rights to So Yong Kim’s drama “Lovesong,” starring Jena Malone and Riley Keough, for a release early next year. “Lovesong” premiered in U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and appears in the upcoming Sundance Next Fest event this week in Los Angeles. Malone and Keough star as friends whose more-than-intimate friendship unfolds over the course of 

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Cannes: Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn, Common Head Up Cast for Jennifer Fox’s ‘The Tale’ | Hollywood Reporter

Based on Fox’s own life experience, the film centers on a successful journalist whose mother finds a story she wrote at age 13 describing a sexual triangle with two adult coaches. Ellen Burstyn and Laura Dern are onboard as mother and daughter in Jennifer Fox’s The Tale. Elizabeth Debicki, Common and Jason Ritter also star in 

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An Unorthodox Script Like The Invitation Makes It Even Harder for a Female Director to Get Funding | Vulture

Director Karyn Kusama burst onto the scene with her 2000 boxing movie, Girlfight, which also launched the career of a then-unknown Michelle Rodriguez. Her new film, The Invitation, is a different beast altogether: It’s a slow-burning thriller in which, by very deliberate design, you never quite know who to believe. Should we trust Will, the man 

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Karyn Kusama on the Power of Grief and Denial in the Dinner Party from Hell, ‘The Invitation’ | IndieWire

Karyn Kusama wrote and directed her first feature film, “Girlfight,” in 1999. The film won the Director’s Prize and shared the Grand Jury Prize at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, the Grand Prize at the Deauville Film Festival, the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Cannes Film Festival and the IFP’s Gotham Award for Best Feature. Kusama 

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How Karyn Kusama Broke Out of Movie Jail | The Daily Beast

The acclaimed director of ‘Girlfight’ is back with her first film in seven years, ‘The Invitation’—an ace psychological thriller. She discusses her exile and patriarchal Hollywood. Days before the release of her dinner party thriller The Invitation, a delicious new entry to the canon of films about the double-edged beauty and savagery of living in 

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The Female Director Who Was (Almost) Crushed by Hollywood | BuzzFeed

“I’m Not Going Away, People.” Director Karyn Kusama’s debut movie “Girlfight” was a critical knockout in 2000; her latest film, “The Invitation,” is opening to raves. To get from that point to this one, however, has been “like open heart surgery without the painkillers.” When then-32-year-old filmmaker Karyn Kusama arrived at the Sundance Film Festival in January 

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