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Lionsgate’s ‘Saw’ Reboot, Janelle Monae’s ‘Antebellum,’ Pulled From Theatrical Release

Lionsgate has joined the parade of releases pulled from theatrical release due to the coronavirus pandemic, pulling the Chris Rock-Samuel L. Jackson “Saw” reboot, Janelle Monae’s “Antebellum” and Sarah Paulson’s “Run.”Lionsgate made the moves on Tuesday, in the wake of Disney-Marvel pulling its Scarlett Johansson superhero adventure “Black Widow,” from its May 1 slot, The […]

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‘Black Widow’ Release Pulled Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Disney’s “Black Widow” is the latest tentpole to shift its release date because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Marvel superhero adventure, starring Scarlett Johansson, was slated to hit theaters May 1. The studio also pulled “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” from its Searchlight banner, and “The Woman in the Window,” a 20th Century title, which […]

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Starz, Lionsgate Agree Film Streaming Output Deal for U.K.

Starz’s international streaming platform Starzplay has struck an output deal with parent company Lionsgate for split first pay streaming rights in the U.K. to Lionsgate’s recently released and upcoming feature films.Under the deal, Starzplay’s U.K. subscribers will be able to access Lionsgate first-run movies including “Knives Out,” “Bombshell,” “Angel Has Fallen” and “Rambo: Last Blood” […]

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Top Fox buyer Ray Strache departs studio after two decades (exclusive)

Veteran of more than 22 years played key role in acquiring close to 50 Searchlight titles.Ray Strache, who most recently served as executive vice-president global acquisitions and co-productions at Fox and Fox Searchlight and enjoyed a broad remit with an emphasis on international projects, has left the studio.Strache, a Fox veteran of more than 22 […]

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‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Review: Armando Iannucci’s Quirky Dickens Take Is His First Mixed Bag

Armando Iannucci has been the reigning king of filmed satire for years, but with “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” he trades zingy political satire for a messy assemblage of whimsical conceits. On its own terms, Iannucci’s warm-hearted adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic has good intentions to spare, from an inspired color-blind cast led […]

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Fox Searchlight Buys ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’

Fox Searchlight has acquired North American rights to “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” Armando Iannucci’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel of the same name.The deal comes in advance of the film’s Toronto International Film Festival bow on Sept. 5, as well as its BFI London Film Festival premiere on Oct. 2. The studio plans […]

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‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Will Open London Film Festival

“Slumdog Millionaire” and “Lion” star Dev Patel toplines period Charles Dickens drama “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” Armando Iannucci’s followup to “The Death of Stalin,” which will have its European premiere on opening night October 2 at the Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square at the BFI London Film Festival. This year’s festival runs October 3 […]

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Lionsgate boards Armando Iannucci’s ‘David Copperfield’

Dev Patel starring in “modern re-telling” of story.Lionsgate has taken UK rights to Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History Of David Copperfield.Dev Patel is starring as Copperfield, joining him in the cast are Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, Aneurin Barnard, Morfydd Clark, Anthony Welsh and Rosalind Eleazar.FilmNation handles international sales here in Cannes and jointly […]

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Lionsgate boards Armando Iannucci’s ‘David Copperfield’ for UK

Dev Patel starring in “modern re-telling” of story.Lionsgate has taken UK rights to Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History Of David Copperfield.Dev Patel is starring as Copperfield, joining him in the cast are Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, Aneurin Barnard, Morfydd Clark, Anthony Welsh and Rosalind Eleazar.FilmNation handles international sales here in Cannes and jointly […]

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Lionsgate Scores UK Rights To Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Personal History Of David Copperfield’ — Cannes

Lionsgate has pre-bought UK rights to Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History Of David Copperfield. Dev Patel will star as Copperfield in the update of Charles’ Dickens classic novel, alongside Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, Aneurin Barnard, Morfydd Clark, Anthony Welsh and Rosalind Eleazar. Kevin Loader and Iannucci produce the feature, which was developed with […]

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