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Lucia Puenzo, Gaumont Strike Multi-Project Development Pact (Exclusive)

Argentina’s preeminent writer-director Lucia Puenzo, who has proven her showrunner chops with “La Jauria” for Amazon Prime and eco-thriller series “Cromo,” has partnered with Gaumont, the producers of Netflix mega-hit “Narcos,” in a multi-project development deal.Among the projects in the pact is “Futuro Desierto,” a near-future, dystopian thriller that turns on a robotics engineer who […]

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‘Fauna’ Review: Nicolás Pereda’s Droll Farce Sends up ‘Narcos’ Fever and Celebrity Obsession

Estranged siblings gathering weary forces to check in on their distant parents rarely makes for a good time in real life, but onscreen in Nicolás Pereda’s “Fauna,” it’s a rife setup for awkward moments and cringe comedy refracted through an oddball lens. Dry as a bone and shot with clinical detachment, the latest entry in […]

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Diego Luna Says Watching ‘Chernobyl’ in Quarantine Was a Big Mistake

HBO’s harrowing 2019 miniseries “Chernobyl,” about the 1986 nuclear disaster in Soviet Ukraine, doesn’t make for ideal quarantine viewing material. Actor Diego Luna said he learned that the hard way during a recent Instagram live chat with IndieWire’s Eric Kohn, which touched on everything from Luna’s acclaimed run on Netflix’s popular “Narcos” series and the […]

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Outsider Takes World Sales on ‘Submerged’ (Exclusive)

San Sebastian — Paul Hudson’s Outsider Pictures has acquired world sales rights to“Submergible” (Submerged) a narco capsule-sub-set drama thriller from Ecuador’s Alfredo León León who debuted with an original prisoner-of-war drama, “Open Wound.”Written by Daniela Granja Nuñez and Alfredo León León, “Submerged” is produced out of Ecuador by León León’s Boom en Cuadro and Carnaval […]

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Film News Roundup: ‘Vikings’ Actress Katheryn Winnick Joins Liam Neeson Thriller

In today’s film news roundup, Katheryn Winnick and Juan Pablo Raba get cast, Bruce Springsteen’s documentary gets a release; Kinepolis buys a Michigan movie chain; and Beyond Fest sets its lineup.Castings“Vikings” actress Katheryn Winnick and Juan Pablo Raba (“Narcos”) have joined Liam Neeson in the action-thriller “The Minutemen.”The movie will begin shooting on Sept. 9 […]

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Rome Mia Market Wraps Positively With Bigger U.S. Presence, Strong Product

Rome’s Mia market for TV series, feature films and documentaries wrapped on a positive note Sunday after 4 days of intense dealmaking and presentations which saw some 2,000 executives, including 400 buyers, sample a substantial offering of select new top notch mostly European product.“We still don’t generate the big announcements like Mipcom,” said market director […]

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Jamie Foxx & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Join Netflix’s Untitled Henry Joost-Ariel Schulman Sci-Fi Feature

Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are boarding Netflix’s untitled sci-fi movie which long-time collaborators Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are directing off Mattson Tomlin’s screenplay.The pic’s storyline is being kept under wraps.Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless’ Screen Arcade will produce as part of their first look deal with Netflix. Newman, who has been behind such […]

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