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‘Rocketman’ Producer Developing Comedy ‘Inward Bound’ (Exclusive)

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Brian Oliver’s New Republic Pictures, the company that co-financed and produced “Rocketman,” is developing a female ensemble comedy “Inward Bound.”

The announcement comes on the heels of Universal’s “Good Boys” becoming the first R-rated comedy to open in first place at the North American box office in three years, as well as the biggest opening for an original comedy this year.

“There is a large theatrical market for ensemble comedies, especially one as funny and, yes, as raunchy as ‘Inward Bound,'” Oliver said. “It’s got a great set of roles for talent and we’re eager to see this on the big screen.”

Written by stand-up comedian Stefanie Kahn, the “Inward Bound” script follows a divorced mother’s trip to a “romance rehab” staffed by hunky guides to service more than the women’s camping needs. Brought into New Republic Pictures by head of development John Hilary Shepherd,
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New Republic Pictures Takes Co-Financing Stake In Sam Mendes’ ‘1917’ As Pic Wraps

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Exclusive: New Republic Pictures has become a co-financier of the Sam Mendes-directed WWI film 1917. The producer-financier, run by CEO Brian Oliver, has been behind such films as the Elton John biopic Rocketman. Oliver’s earlier films at Cross Creek include Hacksaw Ridge and Black Swan.

Oliver, returning from London after the wrap of the film, will serve as a producer alongside Mendes, who directed a script he wrote with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful), his Neal Street partner Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (Spectre) and Callum McDougall (Skyfall). The co-producer is Michael Lerman.

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), are given a seemingly impossible mission: to cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop the slaughter of hundreds of soldiers, Blake’s own brother among them. Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Daniel Mays,
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Michael Fassbender’s Dmc Films Inks First Look Deal With New Republic Pictures

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Dmc Film, founded by Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender and Conor McCaughan, has signed a first look deal with New Republic Pictures, the company behind the upcoming Elton John biopic, Rocketman. Producers Daniel Emmerson and Theo Barrowclough join Dmc in this new partnership with New Republic.

The deal was negotiated for New Republic by Lindsay Conner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. Jason Sloane at Sloane, Offer, Weber, and Dern negotiated the deal on behalf of Dmc.

Dmc debut feature came from John Maclean’s Slow West, which won the World Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival. Other producing credits include Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth and Assassin’s Creed, which stars Fassbender. Future projects include Calm With Horses, from director Nick Rowland, Dreadful Ned, written by Joe Murtagh, and The Lesser Bohemians, adapted from the novel of the same name by Eimear McBride.

Founded by Academy Award-nominated producer Brian Oliver, New Republic
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Michael Fassbender’s DMC Signs First Look Deal With Brian Oliver’s New Republic

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Michael Fassbender’s DMC Signs First Look Deal With Brian Oliver’s New Republic
Michael Fassbender and Conor McCaughan’s production company DMC has signed a first-look production deal with Brian Oliver’s New Republic Pictures (Nrp).

Producers Daniel Emmerson and Theo Barrowclough are joining the new partnership with Nrp.

“We are thrilled to be in business with Michael, Conor and Dmc Film,” Oliver and Nrp vice president of production and acquisition, Angus Sutherland, said in a statement. “At Nrp we strive to align ourselves with partners who are looking to broaden their influence on the industry in innovative ways. Dmc Film embodies this fully and continues to produce dynamic and compelling projects for audiences across the globe. We look forward to this next chapter together.”

Also Read: Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins Michael Fassbender in 'Kung Fury'

Fassbender added, “At Dmc, we work on ambitious and authored projects with bold and original filmmakers. It’s so exciting to have found the ideal Us partners in Brian,
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Daniel Craig to star in The Creed of Violence

It seems that Daniel Craig has secured his first post-007 role, with Collider reporting that the British actor is set to star in the long-gestating drama The Creed of Violence for director Todd Field.

The Creed of Violence is an adaptation of Boston Teran’s novel and takes place during the 1910 Mexican Revolution, with an assassin, Rawbone (Craig), and his estranged son, a young government agent, travelling from Texas to Mexico to infiltrate a smuggling ring.

Field has been developing The Creed of Violence for close to a decade, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale previously linked to the role of Rawbone. The filmmaker was previously set to work with Craig on Showtime’s Purity, although the planned series failed to come to fruition after the budget swelled to over $170 million.

Craig has recently wrapped production on director Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, and will soon be reprising the role
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Daniel Craig Set to Play Rawbone in a New Film Called The Creed Of Violence

Daniel Craig has jumped on board a new film project called The Creed of Violence, which will be directed by Todd Field. Field hasn’t directed a movie since 2006’s Little Children.

Craig will take on the role of a character named Rawbone, who is an assassin during the Mexican Revolution. The movie is actually based on a novel written by Boston Teran, and this is the novel’s synopsis, which gives us more information on the interesting story that the film will tell.

Mexico, 1910. At the Mexican-American border, the landscape pulses with the force of the upcoming revolution, an atmosphere rich in opportunity for a criminal such as Rawbone. His fortune arrives across the haze of the Sierra Blanca in the form of a truck loaded with weapons, an easy sell to those financing a bloodletting.

But Rawbone’s plan spins against him, and he soon finds himself in
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Daniel Craig cast in Todd Field’s ‘The Creed of Violence’

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He may not have even started filming his final furore as Bond in ‘Bond 25’ but Daniel Craig is already looking to his Bond-less future by joining Todd Field’s ‘The Creed of Violence’.

The film is an adaptation of Boston Teran’s novel, set during the 1910 Mexican revolution, the story is told through the eyes of a small-time assassin named Rawbone (Craig) and a young Bureau of Investigation agent called John Lourdes. The pair – who are also estranged father-and-son – work together to infiltrate the Mexican criminal underground.

This will mark Field’s third feature-length directorial outing, his last being 13 years ago with ‘Little Children’. Filming is expected to commence in Spring 2020 once Craig wraps on ‘Bond 25’. Hacksaw Ridge’s Brian Oliver will produce.

Also in the news – Colin Farrell heads to TV for BBC2 thriller ‘The North Water

The project has been a long time coming from Field,
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Daniel Craig reportedly set to star in Todd Field's 'The Creed of Violence'

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Daniel Craig reportedly set to star in Todd Field's 'The Creed of Violence'
Daniel Craig has been James Bond for well over a decade, but the actor is already making plans for his future without the secret agent. According to Collider, Craig's first post-Bond film will be The Creed Of Violence, an adaptation of Boston Teran's novel of the same name which will be helmed by Todd Field (In The Bedroom). The project has been in development for
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Daniel Craig Will Star in ‘The Creed of Violence’ For Director Todd Field

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Daniel Craig Will Star in ‘The Creed of Violence’ For Director Todd Field
Todd Field hasn’t helmed a movie since 2006’s Little Children, but he’s ready for a comeback. The filmmaker will direct The Creed of Violence, and he’s landed Daniel Craig to star. Craig will get to work on the film after he shoots Bond 25, which is expected to be his final outing as 007. The Creed of Violence will […]

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Exclusive: Daniel Craig to Star in Todd Field’s ‘The Creed of Violence’

Exclusive: Daniel Craig to Star in Todd Field’s ‘The Creed of Violence’
After nearly a decade in development, Todd Field's adaptation of Boston Teran's novel The Creed of Violence is finally coming together, as Daniel Craig is set to star in the indie film once he wraps Cary Fukunaga's Bond 25, multiple sources have told Collider. A representative for Craig did not respond to a request for comment. Set in 1910 during the Mexican Revolution, The Creed of Violence follows an assassin named Rawbone (Craig) and a young government agent named John Lourdes as they travel from Texas to Mexico to stop a smuggling ring. Brian Oliver (Hacksaw Ridge) will produce via his New Republic Pictures banner along with Johnny Lin of Filmula. Production is slated to start in the spring of 2020…
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Daniel Craig To Star In Filmmaker Todd Field’s ‘The Creed Of Violence’

Despite the fact that his upcoming James Bond swansong keeps getting delayed, actor Daniel Craig isn’t content with just sitting around in his expertly tailored tuxedo while the studio figures out what’s next. No, sir. Instead, Craig filmed “Knives Out” with ‘Last Jedi’ director Rian Johnson, and has already signed on to his first post-Bond role, which for film fans, might be the most exciting project the actor currently has on his slate.

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Todd Field’s ‘The Creed of Violence’ Reportedly Coming Back To Life

Oh, the littered wasteland of Todd Field productions. His first –and only – two films as director, “Little Children” (2006) and “In the Bedroom” (2001), racked up a combined eight Oscar nominations and critical praise, but it’s been over a decade since he’s released a movie. False starts on the big screen and small have caused the dry spell, but Moviehole has the exclusive news that Field’s long-in-the-works film “The Creed of Violence” is finally in pre-production.

Continue reading Todd Field’s ‘The Creed of Violence’ Reportedly Coming Back To Life at The Playlist.
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Film News Roundup: Poppy Drayton’s ‘Little Mermaid’ Movie Set for August Release

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Film News Roundup: Poppy Drayton’s ‘Little Mermaid’ Movie Set for August Release
In today’s film news roundup, Poppy Drayton’s “The Little Mermaid” gets a theatrical release, Melissa Leo gets a film festival honor, and the script for holiday adventure “Escape From the North Pole” is bought.

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A live-action independent version of “The Little Mermaid,” starring British actress Poppy Drayton, has been set for release nationwide exclusively in AMC Theatres beginning Aug. 17.

The movie is inspired by the 1837 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale rather than the Disney animated movie and follows a young girl who discovers an enchanting woman she believes to be the real “Little Mermaid” of lore.

William Moseley stars as a reporter following a story about a mermaid and a magic healing water. Together with his sick niece, played by Loreto Peralta, they travel to a small town in Mississippi to uncover a legend.

Shirley MacLaine, Gina Gershon, and Armando Gutierrez also star. Production companies are
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Filmula Acquires Rights To Black List Script ‘Escape From The North Pole’

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Paul Laudiero and Ben Baker’s script for the holiday action pic Escape From the North Pole has landed at Filmula.

Johnny Lin, producer of the upcoming sci-fi thriller Rise and psychological thriller Sacrifice, has acquired the rights to the script which was featured on the was previously included on the coveted Black List, the annual ranking of Hollywood’s best unproduced scripts. Lin and his Filmula Entertainment will fully finance and produce the project.

The story follows a young girl who, after being told that Santa Claus isn’t real on Christmas Eve, is kidnapped by an evil elf named Bucklebee. After escaping, the young girl teams up with a good elf, a reindeer and a Russian explorer to rescue Santa from a band of evil elves and save the North Pole.

Laudiero and Baker are repped by Wme.

Lin is also co-producing and co-financing Mexican Revolution thriller Todd Field
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Brian Oliver's New Republic Pictures strikes first-look deal with Paramount (exclusive)

Brian Oliver's New Republic Pictures strikes first-look deal with Paramount (exclusive)
Four-year pact kicks off with Elton John musical Rocketman starring Taron Egerton.

Producer-financier Brian Oliver is officially launching his New Republic Pictures in Cannes backed by a fund out of the Us, Europe, India and the Middle East, and has struck a first-look co-financing and distribution deal with Paramount Pictures.

The four-year pact kicks off with Elton John musical Rocketman to star Taron Egerton, which Paramount will distribute worldwide and goes into production this year. Dexter Fletcher will direct from a screenplay by Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall.

Under the tiered deal, Paramount gets first look on a 50-50 co-finance split and worldwide distribution.
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Daniel Craig To Star In Limited Series Adaptation Of Jonathan Franzen's 'Purity,' Directed By Todd Field

As befits a critically acclaimed, best-selling author, adaptations of Jonathan Franzen's work attract big league talent. Noah Baumbauch attempted to wrestle "The Corrections" into a series for HBO, starring Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Dianne Wiest, Rhys Ifans, and Greta Gerwig, but got in over his head. And now another one of Franzen's works is headed to the small screen, also with big league talent involved. Variety reports that James Bond, a.k.a. Daniel Craig, will star in "Purity." The limited series will be co-written by Franzen and Todd Field ("In The Bedroom," "Little Children"), with the latter directing. We're particularly excited to see Field back behind the camera. It has been a decade since "Little Children," and while he's seen a number of projects percolate ("Beautiful Ruins," "As It Happens," "The White Tiger," "The Creed Of Violence,"...
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Todd Field To Write & Direct Adaptation Of Bestseller 'Beautiful Ruins'

Todd Field To Write & Direct Adaptation Of Bestseller 'Beautiful Ruins'
Are we finally going to see a new movie from director Todd Field? It has been a far too long seven years since his excellent "Little Children" and we've been patiently waiting for "The Creed Of Violence" to get moving, while Field has taken to directing Captain Morgan commercials and producing the brewing "Hold On To Me" with Robert Pattinson and Carey Mulligan. And now, Field is lining up another movie to direct, but one that will certainly find him courting his biggest audience yet.  Via his Cross Creek Pictures shingle, Field is teaming with Smuggler Films, to produce, co-write and direct "Beautiful Ruins." The film is an adaptation of author Jess Walter's massive bestseller, and she'll help pen the screenplay. You can see why this makes such a good big outing from the logline already, with the story beginning in the spring of 1962 off the Ligurian Sea, centering
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Christian Bale In Talks For The Creed Of Violence

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Christian Bale In Talks For The Creed Of Violence
Now that Christian Bale has hung up his Batman suit the ‘Dark Knight’ star is looking to play a new vigilante of sorts. Variety is reporting that the actor is in negotiations to star in one of the lead roles in director Todd Field’s forthcoming adaption ‘The Creed of Violence’, a story that comes from the novel of writer Boston Teran. If Bale accepts the new role he would play the character Rawbone in a story that explores the 1910 Mexican Revolution. Bale’s alter ego teams up with a character by the name of John Lourdes who is an agent at the Bureau of Investigation. Together the two will try [ Read More ]
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Christian Bale Adopts Creed Of Violence

Batman may be strict about not killing anyone, but Christian Bale may shift to a different philosophy, if current talks end with him signing up for The Creed Of Violence. He'd play the assassin Rawbone, in Universal's adapation of Boston Teran's novel.The Creed Of Violence, Teran's fifth book, is about a father, Rawbone, and his estranged son John Lourdes, who's on the other side of the law working for the Bureau of Investigation. It's 1910 with the Mexican Revolution looming, and Rawbone's lucrative plan to drive a truck full of stolen weapons south of the border to sell them comes unstuck when the law catches up with him. But he agrees to carry on with the plan in exchange for immunity from prosecution, taking Lourdes into the desert to expose the corrupt oil magnates at the heart of the uprising.  The film is being produced and financed by Cross Creek Pictures,
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Christian Bale set to star in Todd Field's The Creed Of Violence

Christian Bale set to star in Todd Field's The Creed Of Violence
Christian Bale is in a good place career-wise, and not just because of the impressive box-office performance of his last Bat-movie, The Dark Knight Rises. He has recently completed shooting on revenge thriller Out Of The Furnace, as well on working two new movies with his The New World director Terrence Malick (who's in danger of losing his mystique if he doesn't slow down a notch). And now Variety is reporting that Bale is in early negotiations to add Todd Field's The Creed Of Violence to his schedule, tackling a role once linked to...

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