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Vertigo acquires Taika Waititi exec’d ‘Baby Done’ for UK and Ireland (exclusive)

Comedy starring Rose Matafeo set for release in 2021.Vertigo Releasing has secured UK and Ireland rights to comedy Baby Done from Taika Waititi and Carthew Neal’s New Zealand outfit, Piki Films.Vertigo plan to release the film, starring Kiwi comedian Rose Matafeo and Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis, in 2021.Directed by Curtis Vowell, the film is […]

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‘Parasite’ Crosses $30 Million, Becomes Neon’s Top Box Office Grosser

“Parasite” has now become the highest grossing release ever for U.S. distributor Neon, grossing $2 million in its 16th weekend in release to bring its total to $30.9 million.Founded in 2017 by Tom Quinn and Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League, Neon’s first claim to fame was the Tonya Harding biopic “I, Tonya,” which won Allison […]

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Taika Waititi Returning to Direct ‘Thor 4’

Taika Waititi will return to write and direct “Thor 4,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.The filmmaker directed the third film in the installment, “Thor: Ragnarok,” which was written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher L. Yost. The first two “Thor” films were directed by Kenneth Branagh and Alan Taylor, respectively.Waititi […]

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Taika Waititi’s Hitler Satire ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Lands Fall Release Date

Taika Waititi’s next film, “Jojo Rabbit,” in which the director stars an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler, will be released by Fox Searchlight on Oct. 18, 2019.The film is described as an “anti-hate satire” and stars Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant and Alfie Allen.“Jojo Rabbit” is Waititi’s […]

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Production wraps on Nz Cannes market comedy caper ‘Lowdown Dirty Criminals’ (exclusive)

Screen reveals first-look picture from comedy caper.Production has wrapped on the New Zealand Film Commission’s Lowdown Dirty Criminals starring Boy lead James Rolleston and Samuel Austin as Mpi Media Group prepares to launch talks with Cannes buyers this week.The comedy caper (see first-look image) shot in Wellington and features some of New Zealand’s hottest talent, […]

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Robert Pattinson, Taika Waititi to attend Karlovy Vary

Waititi’s ’What We Do In The Shadows’ and ’Hunt For The Wilderpeople’ previously screened at the festival.Robert Pattinson will receive the honorary festival president’s award at the closing ceremony of this year’s Karlovy Vary Film Festival (Kviff) on July 7. The festival opens on June 29.The festival presents the award to ”outstanding personalities of world […]

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‘The Breaker Upperers’ Trailer: First Look At Pedigreed New Zealand Comedy Bound For SXSW & Berlin

From the filmmakers behind Hunt for the Wilderpeople and What We Do in the Shadows and executive produced by their director Taika Waititi of Thor: Ragnarok fame comes The Breaker Upperers, their latest irreverent comedy that has landed a world premiere slot at next month’s SXSW. Before that, the New Zealand-made film heads to Berlin […]

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