DEADLINE – Sony is determined to bring moviegoers back to comedies in theaters and they just dated their Will Gluck directed Anyone But You for Dec. 15.
The trailer dropped last week during the studio’s presentation at CinemaCon.
The screwball comedy, which stars Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell, follows two people who loathe each other so much — they can’t resist the other. The pic is set in Sydney and follows the two as they go on various vacation hijinks from falling off boats to getting big spiders down their pants.
Screenplay was penned by Ilana Wolpert and Gluck. Joe Roth produces with Jeff Kirschenbaum and Gluck. EPs are Sweeney, Natalie Sellers, Alyssa Altman and Jacqueline Monetta. Alexandra Shipp, GaTa, Dermot Mulroney, Rachel Griffiths, Michelle Hurd, Bryan Brown, Darren Barnet and Hadley Robinson also star.
The only other wide studio release on Dec. 15 is Warner Bros. Timothee Chalamet movie, Wonka.
Sydney Sweeney & Glen Powell Romantic Comedy ‘Anyone But You’ Eyes Pre-Christmas Launch
Written by jen on May 04 2023
J.J. Abrams and Glen Powell’s Aviation Doc ‘The Blue Angels’ Lands at Amazon
Written by jen on May 01 2023
VARIETY – Amazon Studios has landed worldwide rights to the U.S. naval aviation documentary “The Blue Angels,” which is backed by production companies of J.J. Abrams and “Top Gun: Maverick” star Glen Powell.
The film, shot with Imax cameras, chronicles a year in the cockpit with one of the world’s top aviator teams, the Navy and Marine Corps flight squadron, through their intense training and aerial touring show. Abrams’ Bad Robot, Powell’s Barnstorm Productions, Zipper Bros Films and Dolphin Entertainment produced the project.
“This fascinating and layered documentary is wholly representative of the kind of work ethic, teamwork, and perseverance that goes into being a Blue Angel,” said Brianna Oh, Amazon’s head of documentary features. “We are incredibly honored to join this talented filmmaking team in bringing their story to audiences around the world.”
The film will play in theaters on a yet-to-be determined date before landing on Amazon Prime Video.
“’The Blue Angels’ will be the theatrical documentary experience of the year, and we’re thrilled to share it with a global audience,” said John Turner, head of documentaries for Imax. “Our partnership with Amazon Studios marks an exciting chapter for Imax as we reimagine how to broaden our original documentaries for a streaming audience. We’re grateful for the enthusiasm and support that the Amazon team has for the project. It reflects the infectious spirit that The Blues have instilled in millions of fans for 80 years.”
The film was directed and edited by Paul Crowder (“UFO”) and produced by Glen Zipper (“Undefeated”) through Zipper Bros Films, Mark Monroe (“Icarus”) through Diamond Docs, and Sean Stuart (“Challenger: The Final Flight”) through Sutter Road Picture Company. Rob Stone, Greg Wooldridge, Imax’s Megan Colligan and John Turner, and Dolphin Entertainment’s Bill O’Dowd and Emerson Davis served as executive producers.
“One of the most remarkable aspects of the Blue Angels’ story is their relentless pursuit of excellence. It’s a message that I think will be as inspiring to the audience as it has been to the filmmakers,” said Abrams, the co-CEO of Bad Robot.
CAA Media Finance arranged the film’s financing and brokered the deal. Dolphin Entertainment co-financed the film.
Photos: CinemaCon 2023
Written by jen on April 25 2023
Glen attended CinemaCon yesterday with Anyone But You co-star Sydney Sweeney to present a small teaser of their R-rated rom-com during the Sony Pictures Entertainment Presentation.
Events > 2023 > Apr 24 | CinemaCon 2023 Opening Night
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Photos: ‘Scream Queens’ Season 2 Captures
Written by jen on March 28 2023
Episodes captures from season 2 of “Scream Queens” have been added into the photo gallery.
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Anthony Hopkins, ‘Top Gun’ Glen Powell To Star In ‘Locked;’ Argentinian Action Thriller Remake A Hot EFM Package With David Yarovesky At Helm
Written by jen on February 07 2023
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Two-time Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins will team with Top Gun: Maverick’s Glen Powell in Locked, a remake of the Argentinian action thriller 4X4, for ZQ Entertainment and Raimi Productions. David Yarovesky is set to direct. He and Raimi collaborated recently on Nightbooks. Michael Arlen Ross (Oracle) wrote the script. The original was written and directed by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat (Official Competition).
Locked is an intense, character-driven thriller about a thief who breaks into a luxury SUV, only to realize that he’s stumbled into a complex and deadly trap set by a mysterious figure. CAA Media Finance reps the worldwide distribution rights and the project will be unveiled at the upcoming EFM.
Powell, most recently seen as the high-flying wingman opposite Tom Cruise and Miles Teller in Top Gun: Maverick, here will play the young thief who finds himself not in control of the stolen vehicle. Raimi told Deadline that the strong script allows both of the main actors room to do something exceptional with their characters.
“Dave Yarovesky so elevated the material on Nightbooks, and he was our first choice for this,” Raimi told Deadline. “The script was so good and he’s such a good communicator that we were able to interest Anthony Hopkins, who for my generation is just about the greatest actor ever. Glen’s character has got a soul to him that’s slowly revealed as the picture goes on. It seems as though he’s just a thief, someone that doesn’t care for others but as the film unfolds, you realize he has a wife and a child that he loves and he’s wronged, and this whole experience gives him a chance to reflect back on how he’s treated them, and how he’s lived his life relative to them.”
He has good reason to focus on all this, Raimi added.
“Because his time is at hand. He’s told by Sir Anthony Hopkins’ character that this will be it for him, and so the self reflection is an element through the course of this adventure,” Raimi said. “But this is not an emotional piece as much as it is an action tension piece, a nonstop thrill ride with characters at the center you learn to care about. That will be a satisfying experience for the audience.”
Ara Keshishian and Petr Jákl are producing under their ZQ Entertainment banner, with Raimi and Zainab Azizi producing for Raimi Productions. Cohn and Duprat are executive producing. Martin J. Barab is also executive producing. Development is financed by ZQ Entertainment, whose principal Ara Keshishian has separately partnered with Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho to produce God’s Country, and with George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures on the John Grisham novel adaptation Calico Joe.
Hopkins is repped by CAA and attorney Mitch Smelkinson; Powell is CAA and JSSK; Raimi is CAA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller; Yarovesky by UTA and Kaplan/Perrone; Ross by Entertainment 360 and Lichter, Grossman; and Cohn and Duprat by CAA and NuCo Media Group.