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US Box Office: ‘Jungle Cruise’ Sails To $2.7M On Thursday Night, A24’s ‘Green Knight’ At $750K

Disney is reporting $2.7M for its Dwayne Johnson-Emily Blunt family adventure movie Jungle Cruise. A24’s Dev Patel fantasy movie Green Knight came up strong with $750K at 2,790 theaters. The NY-based indie distrib’s previous preview highs include Ari Aster’s Midsommar (which started on a Tuesday) with $1.1M and the filmmaker’s Hereditary which did a $1.3M […]

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‘Midsommar’ Director Ari Aster Producing New Horror Film From Pulitzer Prize Winner Michael R. Jackson

Playwright Michael R. Jackson‘s star is on the rise in Hollywood. The Pulitzer Prize winner has already racked up an impressive list of theater accolades including two Obie Awards and two Drama Desk Awards. In 2018, The New York Times spotlighted him as one of the “Black Male Writers for our Time.” Now, he’s teaming […]

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Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’ Follow-Up ‘Disappointment Blvd’ Adds Amy Ryan, Nathan Lane and More

Writer/director Ari Aster is tackling another heartfelt romantic comedy for his third feature. Just kidding. Aster has quickly become the arthouse king of horror with Hereditary and Midsommar, both of which utilized his visually unique storytelling methods circled around trauma and grief. He is now set to write and direct Disappointment Blvd starring Joaquin Phoenix, […]

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‘A Classic Horror Story’ Trailer: Netflix’s Italian Horror Movie Looks Like a Blend of ‘Cabin in the Woods’, ‘Scream’, and ‘Midsommar’

Are you in the mood for a movie that blends together Cabin In the Woods, Scream, and Midsommar? What if I told you that movie was also Italian? Well, even if you’re not in the mood for all of that, you’re getting it anyway. The upcoming Netflix movie A Classic Horror Story released an enticing […]

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Indie Sales Vet Christine D’Souza Gelb Launches Production, Management Shop With David Hinojosa and Kevin Rowe

Christine D’Souza Gelb, the veteran independent film financing and sales executive, has launched a new production and management venture with Killer Films executive David Hinojosa and Kevin Rowe as founding partners.Named 2Am, the venue brings together a trio of considerable indie film players and boasts backing from one of the space’s most premium brands: A24.The […]

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John Boyega, Felicity Jones, Jodie Turner-Smith, Jack Reynor Set for ‘Borderland’

“Star Wars” actor John Boyega will star alongside Jodie Turner-Smith (“Queen & Slim”), Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”) and Jack Reynor (“Midsommar”) in thriller “Borderland,” to be directed by the Guard Brothers (“The Uninvited’).The film will follow an Irish paramilitary soldier who witnesses the shooting of his wife by an Sas sergeant and makes […]

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Martin Scorsese Wrote An Introduction To Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’ For Collector’s Edition Of Film

Martin Scorsese is known not just for making incredible films, but also for backing and supporting emerging filmmakers. The past few years, Scorsese has executive produced films by the Safdie Brothers, Joanna Hogg, Alice Rohrwacher and more. He also seems to be fond of Ari Aster, as he penned a new introduction for a special […]

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The Safdie Brothers Sign First-look Deal with HBO

This is how HBO wins: The network has signed a two-year first look deal with “Uncut Gems” writer-directors Josh and Benny Safdie.Variety reported that duo and Elara Pictures, which the brothers co-founded with Sebastian Bear-McClard and Ronald Bronstein in 2014, will produce film and television projects for the platform. A24, which produced the Safdie brothers’ […]

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