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Stx Entertainment Nabs Global Rights For Elisabeth Moss Starrer ‘Run Rabbit Run’

Stx Entertainment has secured worldwide distribution rights to “Run Rabbit Run,” from Emmy-nominated “Handmaid’s Tale” director Daina Reid (“The Outsider”) and starring Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (“The Invisible Man”).While STXfilms will directly distribute “Run Rabbit Run” in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland, STXinternational will introduce the project to buyers at the ongoing virtual Cannes market. […]

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Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Posthumous Directing Debut Will Play at This Year’s Berlin Film Festival

Jóhann Jóhannson died in 2018, but as one of the most celebrated composers in Hollywood, he left behind a legacy and a body of work that included scores for Prisoners, The Theory of Everything, Sicario, Arrival, Mandy, Mary Magdalene, and more. Now there’s one more element being added to that legacy: Jóhansson’s feature directorial debut, […]

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Xyz Films Raises $100 Million in Production Financing

Los Angeles-based production, sales and management outfit Xyz Films has raised $100 million in production financing across a slate of 15 to 20 films.Venture capital firm Ipr.Vc, based in Helsinki, Finland, is co-financing the slate. Xyz made the announcement Thursday on the second day of the American Film Market.Notable Xyz titles include Gareth Evans’ “The […]

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Star in Humanitarian Drama ‘Seacole’

Gugu Mbatha-Raw will star in the humanitarian drama “Seacole,” based on the life of pioneering Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole, Variety has learned exclusively.Charlie Stratton will direct from a screenplay he’s written with Oscar-nominated Dianne Houston (“Tuesday Morning Ride”) and Marnie Dickens. The project is to be co-produced and financed by Epic Match Media and UMedia. […]

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Nicolas Cage Reteaming with ‘Mandy’ Producers for H.P. Lovecraft Adaptation

There is never enough cosmic horror in film, but we’re about to get one very exciting new addition to the subgenre. Nicolas Cage is set to star in an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s celebrated horror story Color Out of Space, with Hardware and Dust Devil helmer Richard Stanley directing — his first feature in twenty […]

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Edgar Wright Says Next Film Is A Psychological Horror-Thriller Along The Lines Of ‘Repulsion’ & ‘Don’t Look Now’

He’s tackled horror-comedy, action-comedy, alien-comedy, and of course, most recently, heist-thriller…sorta comedy. Next, for filmmaker Edgar Wright, he’s going to tackle a genre that is devoid of comedy and is apparently, a straight-up psychological horror-thriller.Read More: Guillermo Del Toro & Edgar Wright’s 2018 Top 10 Films Includes ‘Roma,’ ‘Mandy,’ ‘First Reformed’ & MoreAccording to an […]

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Scores from ‘Green Book,’ ‘Solo,’ Others Disqualified from Oscar Race (Exclusive)

First-round voting is underway for Oscar’s Original Song and Original Score categories, but Academy music-branch voters are discovering that four talked-about scores are missing from the eligibility list.Music for “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” “Green Book,” “Mandy” and “The Other Side of the Wind” has been disqualified for various reasons, Variety has learned.More than 150 […]

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Now Stream This: ‘First Reformed’, ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’, ‘Mandy’, ‘Sorry To Bother You’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) There’s a very long holiday weekend on the way. That means one thing: spending time with family! Just kidding – it actually means you now have an excuse to stay inside […]

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‘Mandy’: Director Panos Cosmatos Talks Nicolas Cage & His Batsh*t Crazy Psyche-Metal Revenge Movie

Filmmaker Panos Cosmatos‘ “Mandy” is batshit crazy — and that is meant as the high compliment possible. This 120-minute hallucination into dreamy hell is visually stunning, and unlike anything, you’ve ever seen before. Yes, there are midnight movie tropes in the film; a chainsaw battle, an atmospheric soundtrack, and Nicolas Cage going completely bonkers by […]

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Nicolas Cage Joins Thriller ‘Grand Isle’

Nicolas Cage is to star in a crime thriller about a man framed for murder.The Oscar-winning actor has been attached to star in ‘Grand Isle’ and will play a character named Walter, according to sources close to the production.The story centers on a father who is framed for murder and must prove his innocence through […]

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