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12 Sep Driven: Venice Review

The story of automobile designer and entrepreneur John DeLorean’s decline and fall becomes a comedy-tinged buddy movie with a twist in Nick Hamm’s follow-up to another very different male-bonding saga, The Journey. Once again, two fine central performances bring a clever Colin Bateman script alive,...

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05 Sep Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan to star in Peter Cattaneo’s ‘Military Wives’

Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan have signed to star in Peter Cattaneo’s Military Wives for London and Los Angeles-based outfit 42. Embankment Films arranged financing for the film and is launching worldwide sales in Toronto. CAA co-represents US rights. Lionsgate has acquired the film for the UK. Written...

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27 Jul Alexandra Daddario Wants to Make Sets More Empowering, Starting With ‘Can You Keep a Secret?’

"I'm all about female empowerment." Alexandra Daddario is venturing into producing after almost 20 years acting in projects from Parenthood and Percy Jackson to Baywatch and San Andreas. Daddario will be starring in and executive producing Can You Keep a Secret?, based on the book by Sophie Kinsella and directed by Elise Duran (Below Deck)....

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11 Sep ‘Breath’: Toronto Review

Simon Baker’s directorial debut is an effectionate portrayal of boyhood in 1970s Australia Dir/scr. Simon Baker. Australia. 2017. 115mins. It’s with a soulful splash in coming-of-age waters that Simon Baker makes his feature directorial debut, and his return to the Australian industry after a near two-decade absence....

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14 Mar UK outfit Embankment Films appoints Calum Gray as head of sales

EXCLUSIVE: Breathe and Submergence seller appoints former Celsius and Independent executive. UK sales outfit Embankment Films has appointed former Celsius and Independent executive Calum Gray as head of sales with immediate effect. At Embankment Gray will work on a slate including Andrew Garfield drama Breathe, James McAvoy...

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