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10 Nov Sofia Carson & Charles Melton To Star In YA Romance ‘Purple Hearts’ From Alloy Entertainment, Carson To Write & Perform On Soundtrack — AFM

Fast-risers Sofia Carson (Songbird) and Charles Melton (Riverdale) have boarded director Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum’s (Sneakerella) YA romance Purple Hearts about two star-crossed lovers. Adapted from Tess Wakefield’s novel by Tony Award-nominee Kyle Jarrow (Valor) and Liz Garcia (The Lifeguard), Rosenbaum will direct the story of aspiring...

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10 Sep U.K.’s Embankment Launches Katharine Hepburn Feature Documentary

The U.K.’s Embankment Films has launched worldwide sales ahead of the Toronto Film Festival on “Call Me Kate,” a feature documentary on Katharine ‘Kate’ Hepburn, the actor from Hollywood’s Golden Age. The feature documentary is from director Lorna Tucker (“Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist”) and produced by Salon Pictures, the producers...

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07 Jul Embankment doubles down on docs

Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona in The United Way London-based feature film financer and distributor Embankment Films is pushing further into feature docs with a new slate of titles, following its success with McQueen and Harvey Weinstein exposé Untouchable. Led by partners Hugo Grumbar and Tim...

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11 Jun ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Star To Play American Ballet Dancer

EXCLUSIVE: Fast-rising actress Thomasin McKenzie, star of Jojo Rabbit and Leave No Trace, is to play American ballet dancer Joy Womack in biopic Joika. Womack, who is only the second American to graduate from Moscow’s infamously tough Bolshoi Ballet Academy, is personally overseeing McKenzie’s training and will act as the actress’s...

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10 Sep Bleecker Street Wins Toronto Title ‘Military Wives’ Directed By Peter Cattaneo

EXCLUSIVE: Bleecker Street is at the altar for U.S. rights to the Toronto Film Festival acquisitions title Military Wives, the Peter Cattaneo-directed film that stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan and Jason Flemyng. Cattaneo is best known for The Full Monty, and this one also has a feel-good element to it. Pic tells the true story...

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