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‘Bloodlands’: AcornTV Sets ‘True Detective’-Inspired Thriller in Northern Ireland

Fans of James Nesbitt can soon enjoy a heavily-accented dose of the stone-faced Northern Irish actor, as he leads a gripping four-part Irish crime thriller from executive producer Jed Mercurio, the force behind police thrillers “Line of Duty” and “Bodyguard.” Written by Chris Brandon (“Red Rock), who cites “True Detective” and “The Killing” as inspiration, […]

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Goteborg’s Nordic Film Market Unveils Lineup

“Cop Secret,” “Magrete – Queen of the North” and “The Emigrants” are among 12 wide-ranging projects set to be presented at a virtual Nordic Film Market, Scandinavia’s biggest industry showcase which runs alongside the Goteborg Film Festival.“Cop Secret,” directed by Icelandic gaolkeeper turned filmmaker Hannes Þór Halldórsson, is an action comedy following a tough cop […]

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Reel Suspects Closes Major Deals on Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Come True’ (Exclusive)

Reel Suspects has scored a raft of sales on Anthony Scott Burns’s sci-fi thriller “Come True,” an elevated genre film which world premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival and had its U.S. premiere at the Nightstream virtual festival.Written and directed by Burns, “Come True” stars Julia Sarah Stone (“The Killing”) and Landon Liboiron (“Truth or […]

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Trine Dyrholm to star in Charlotte Sieling’s historical epic ‘Margrete – Queen Of The North’

The big-budget production will start shooting on March 2, with a premiere planned for spring 2021.Award-winning Queen Of Hearts actress Trine Dyrholm will play a different kind of queen in Charlotte Sieling’s historical epic Margrete – Queen Of The North.The Danish actress plays Margrete I, who gathered Denmark, Norway and Sweden into a peace-oriented union. […]

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‘Mr. Jones’ Trailer: Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard Star In A WWII Thriller For Director Agnieszka Holland

Polish film and television director and screenwriter Agnieszka Holland is a journeywoman. Beginning her career as an assistant to directors Krzysztof Zanussi and Andrzej Wajda, at 71, the underrated filmmaker has really done it all. In the early aughts, her no-nonsense style of directing and visual storytelling got her TV jobs on “The Wire” and […]

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‘The Killing’ distributor Dr now offers VOD rights to catalogue and new titles (exclusive)

The company’s back catalogue includes The Killing, Borgen and Follow The Money.Dr Sales, the sales arm of The Danish Broadcasting Corporation, heads into Mipcom (Oct 13-16) after securing VOD rights (including for Svod) for both its back catalogue and new titles.Previously the company was only allowed to sell very limited VOD rights to its international […]

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Endemol Shine Builds ‘The Bridge’ in Africa (Exclusive)

Durban–Endemol Shine Group has sold the rights to adapt its critically acclaimed and highly popular Nordic Noir detective series “The Bridge” to Cape Town-based production company Both Worlds Pictures, Variety has learned exclusively.The series will feature an all-African cast and will be set around the Beit Bridge border crossing between South Africa and Zimbabwe.Originally known […]

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‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘I Am The Night’ Director Patty Jenkins Makes Her Own Rules

In Hollywood, playing by the rules doesn’t cut it, especially as they keep changing. After directing her 2003 feature debut “Monster,” which won Charlize Theron the Best Actress Oscar, Patty Jenkins was inundated with offers to direct. They just weren’t what she was looking for. And when she decided to direct television for money – […]

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FX’s ‘Y: The Last Man’ Series ‘Y’ Gets a New Showrunner in Eliza Clark

There’s some progress on that long-in-development Y: The Last Man series adaptation: Eliza Clark (Animal Kingdom) has joined the creative team on the upcoming FX drama series as Writer, Showrunner and Executive Producer. The announcement was made today by Nick Grad and Gina Balian, Presidents, Original Programming, FX Entertainment. Clark has written for TNT’s Animal […]

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‘Sharp Objects’: How Gillian Flynn’s Novel Kept HBO’s Drama From Becoming Another ‘Generic Dead Girl Story’

“You just looooove dead girls,” Amma (Eliza Scanlen) croons drunkenly at her older sister Camille (Amy Adams) in “Fix,” Episode 3 of HBO’s “Sharp Objects.” “Couldn’t stay away.”It’s a statement that pokes at the heart of the genre in which “Sharp Objects” can’t help but invoke. Change the director, change the tone, change the approach […]

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