2018 Sundance lineup

Hilary’s new film will have world premiere at Sundance festivale next year.

What They Had / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Elizabeth Chomko, Producers: Keith Kjarval, Bill Holderman, Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Alex Saks and Andrew Duncan) — Bridget returns home to Chicago at her brother‘s urging to deal with her mother‘s Alzheimer‘s and her father‘s reluctance to let go of their life together. Cast: Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner, Robert Forster. World Premiere

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Hollywood stars Nicholas Cage, Hilary Swank, Adrien Brody to attend Cairo Film Festival closing

Award-winning Hollywood movie stars Nicholas Cage, Hilary Swank and Adrien Brody will appear as guests at the closing ceremony of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) at the end of November.

The festival runs between 21 and 30 November, and the closing ceremony, like the opening, is sponsored by DMC Channels.

Actor, producer and director Nicholas Cage has won over 40 awards throughout his career, including a best-actor Oscar for Leaving Last Vegas in 1995. His best-known films include Face/Off, Adaptation, Con Air, Matchstick Men and the National Treasure film series.

Hilary Swank is an actress best known for Million Dollar Baby and Boys Don’t Cry, which earned her an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best actress in 2000 and 2004. Her other films include the romantic comedy P.S. I Love You and Amelia, in which she portrayed legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart.

Adrien Brody began his acting career in television series, including the 1988 series Annie McGuire and Home At Last. With over 50 films to his name, he is best known for his 2002 film The Pianist, which landed him an Oscar and a Caesar award for best actor.

He also directed and produced a documentary titled Stone Barn Castle, which chronicles the actor’s seven-year restoration of a partially burnt stone building hidden in the woods of upstate New York, seeking to fulfil his dream of having a place in the country.

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Hollywood star Hilary Swank visits South Australia’s Minton Farm Native Animal Rescue Centre

When two-time Oscar-winning actor Hilary Swank asked to visit an animal rescue centre in Adelaide’s south earlier this month, she was regretfully told no.

A case of unfortunate timing meant Minton Farm Native Animal Rescue Centre owners Glenn and Beverley Langley would be away and unable to open their not-for-profit facility for the superstar.

However the animal-loving US actor was determined to get up close and personal with some of the centre’s 300 orphaned and injured animals so her assistant rescheduled the visit for yesterday.

In Adelaide to film Australian sci-fi thriller I Am Mother — a futuristic film about a generation of humans raised by a mother robot following the extinction of mankind — the 43-year-old and her partner took time out from their busy schedule to spend about 90 minutes at the Cherry Gardens-based facility.

“We went into the hospital and I showed her all the injured animals in there and the way we rehabilitate them,” Mrs Langley said.

“She was very grateful for allowing her to come here, because we’re not open to the public and (she was) very supportive of the work we were doing.”

But it was the emus that captured the Hollywood actor’ heart during the visit.Read More

FX releases teaser trailer for Danny Boyle’s Trust

FX has released a trailer for Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy’s upcoming anthology series Trust. The first season revolves around the story of the real life kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (played by Harris Dickinson) and stars Donald Sutherland as oil baron J. Paul Getty alongside Hilary Swank, Brendan Fraser, and Michael Esper.


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Bleecker Street Sets Release Date For What They Had

Bleecker Street has set its first five film releases for 2018. The lineup includes What They Had, Elizabeth Chomko’s debut film, based on her Nicholl-winning screenplay, starring Hilary Swank and Michael Shannon, which will bow in theaters March 16.

What They Had – March 16
From first-time writer/director Elizabeth Chomko, WHAT THEY HAD centers on a family in crisis. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to Chicago at her brother’s (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her mother’s (Blythe Danner) Alzheimer’s and her father’s (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.

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Hilary Swank to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller I Am Mother

Hilary Swank is starring in the science-fiction thriller “I Am Mother,” which has started shooting at South Australia’s Adelaide Studios, Variety has learned exclusively.

Swank, who won best actress Academy Awards for “Million Dollar Baby” and “Boys Don’t Cry,” is joining Clara Rugaard in a unique mother-daughter story.

Rugaard portrays the first of a new generation of humans raised by “Mother” – a kindly robot designed to repopulate the earth following the extinction of mankind. But their unique bond is threatened when a blood-drenched woman (played by Swank) inexplicably arrives, calling into question everything she’s been told about the outside world.

“I Am Mother” is based on an original concept by director Grant Sputore and writer Michael Lloyd Green. The screenplay was on the 2016 Black List.

“I Am Mother” is Sputore’s feature debut. The special effects team at WETA Workshop (“Avatar,” “The Lord of The Rings”) has created the titular robot.

The movie is produced by Southern Light Films’ Timothy White and the Penguin Empire’s Kelvin Munro. Anna Vincent and Michael Lloyd Green co-produce. Executive producers are Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti from Rhea Films (“American Made”) along with Bryce Menzies, Philip Wade, John Wade and Sputore.

“It is a privilege to welcome Hilary Swank to our film,” Sputore said. “She is a remarkable performer who always brings tremendous commitment and honesty to the screen. I’m excited about the journey ahead with Hilary and the talented Clara Rugaard.”

Swank’s credits include Tommy Lee Jones’ “The Homesman,” “Freedom Writers,” “P.S. I Love You” and Steven Soderbergh’s comedy “Logan Lucky.” She will next be seen in Danny Boyle’s television series “Trust,” starring as Gail Getty, the mother of kidnapped heir John Paul Getty III.

“I Am Mother” is an Australian production financed by Hercules Film Investments with major investment from Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation in association with Adelaide Film Festival, Screenwest, Lotterywest, Fin VFX, Blockhead and Kojo.

Mister Smith Entertainment is handling international sales, with WME Global’s Graham Taylor overseeing U.S. sales. Studiocanal is handling distribution in Australia and New Zealand. Swank is repped by WME.

Source: http://variety.com

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Logan Lucky DVD Release Date

From Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean’s trilogy) comes a combustible caper comedy with a twist. Logan Luckyraces to Digital on November 14, 2017, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on November 28, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Logan Lucky stars Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street ), Emmy® nominee Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Paterson), Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy,” Ted), Riley Keough (“The Girlfriend Experience,” It Comes at Night), Katie Holmes (All We Had, Batman Begins), Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Alien: Covenant), Dwight Yoakam (Sling Blade, Panic Room), Sebastian Stan (Captain America: Civil War, The Martian), Brian Gleeson (Mother!, Snow White and the Huntsman), and Jack Quaid (“Vinyl,” The Hunger Games), with Academy Award winner Hilary Swank (The Homesman, Million Dollar Baby) and Daniel Craig (Road to Perdition, James Bond franchise).

Hoping to reverse a ‘curse’ that’s hung over his family for generations, Jimmy Logan (Tatum) hatches a plan to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR’S biggest race of the year. He convinces his bartender brother Clyde (Driver) and hairdresser sister Mellie (Keough) to help him pull everything off–but first they have to break the bomb-maker Joe Bang (Craig) out of jail in broad daylight. Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank plays a no-nonsense FBI agent determined to bring the Logans to justice and keep them from racing away with the loot in this high speed caper from director Steven Soderbergh.

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™, DVD & DIGITAL:

Deleted Scenes
The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes Ultra HD Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ and Digital. The 4K Ultra HD will include all bonus features on the Blu-ray™ disc.

4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

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