Thomas Haden Church, Alice Eve, Finn Wittrock to Star in Comedy Thriller ‘Green Olds’

Thomas Haden Church, Alice Eve, Finn Wittrock to Star in Comedy Thriller ‘Green Olds’

Thomas Haden Church, Alice Eve, and Finn Wittrock will star in the comedy thriller “Green Olds,” with Max Mayer directing.

Myriad Pictures will launch international sales at the Toronto International Film Fetsival. CAA is handling domestic sales.

Mayer is directing from a script written by Dallas Mitchell Brennan in which a young man who encounters a married couple soon finds himself swept into a strange and dangerous love triangle — played out on the road against the stark landscape of the American Southwest.

“I look forward with great joy to working with such a dynamically gifted team to tell a story I find so darkly funny, compelling, and emotionally truthful,” Mayer said.

“Green Olds” will be produced by Wild Invention Pictures with Wild Invention’s Dallas Brennan, Chris Gilligan, and Rabinder Sira serving as producers. George Parra (“Silver Linings Playbook”) will also produce along with Monolith Pictures’ Michael Goodin. Myriad Pictures’ Kirk D’Amico and PalmStar Media’s Josh Monkarsh will serve as executive producers.

The film is financed by Gregory Shockro of GPS Film Partners and Porter Farrell of Turnpike Pictures.

The deal was negotiated by Myriad’s Kevin Forester and Audrey Delaney with Robert L. Seigel representing the filmmakers.

Content Media Boards ‘Bees Make Honey’ for Worldwide Sales

Content Media Boards ‘Bees Make Honey’ for Worldwide Sales

Content Media was acquired worldwide sales rights to British murder mystery comedy “Bees Make Honey,” the company said Wednesday. The film, which stars Alice Eve, is set to make its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London on Sept. 23. Content will introduce the film to buyers in Toronto next month.

The sophomore feature of Eve’s younger brother Jack Eve, who wrote, directed and produced the film, “Bees Make Honey” is set in England in 1934. It sees Alice Eve’s high-society widow, hosting her annual Halloween costume party for her friends, secretly employ a police inspector to solve the crime of the murder of her husband that took place at the same event one year earlier.

“Jack has taken a traditional whodunit format, infused it with a Baz Luhrmann-like energy, and combined it with a wonderful old school British comedy,” said Jamie Carmichael, president of film at Content.

“Bees Make Honey” co-stars Wilf Scolding, Hermione Corfield, Ivanno Jeremiah, Josephine De La Baume, Trevor Eve, Joshua McGuire, Anatole Taubman and Chloe McClay. It is an Xploseve production in association with Flexibon Films, with A.J. Riach also serving as producer. Steve Clark-Hall, Jonathan Feuer, David Moores, Babatunde Soyoye, Rodney Dukes, Jeremy Davidson, Alice Eve and Paul J. Morrissey all serve as executive producers.

Ben Lewin’s ‘Please Stand By’ to screen at Austin Film Festival

Ben Lewin’s ‘Please Stand By’ to screen at Austin Film Festival

Australian director Ben Lewin’s latest film, Please Stand By, has been selected to screen at the Austin Film Festival in Texas. It is the first film by the Melburnian since his Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated 2012 feature, The Sessions, starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes.

His new comedy drama stars Toni Collette, Alice Eve and Dakota Fanning and was written by Grimm’s Michael Golamco.

Lewin’s next film, The Catcher Was A Spy, featuring a strong ensemble cast including Paul Rudd, Guy Pearce, Sienna Miller, Paul Giammati, Tom Wilkinson and Mark Strong, is believed to have wrapped principal photography.

Lewin is best known in Australia for creating the TV series Rafferty’s Rules and the mid-1990s feature Paperback Romance, starring Gia Carides and Anthony LaPaglia.

Please Stand By will premiere in Austin in October next to the season finale of HBO’s new drama from The Wire’s David Simon, The Deuce, and the new romantic comedy Amanda and Jack Go Glamping starring David Arquette and Amy Acker, written and directed by Brandon Dickerson.

Amazon sets multiple Agatha Christie TV adaptations

Amazon sets multiple Agatha Christie TV adaptations

‘Ordeal By Innocence,’ starring Bill Nighy and Alice Eve,

Amazon is getting a major dose of Agatha Christie. The streaming studio announced the development of multiple TV series based on works by the iconic mystery writer — and the first will be Ordeal By Innocence, which already started production in the U.K. with actors Bill Nighy, Alice Eve, and Ed Westwick.

Run by Christie’s great-grandson James Prichard, Agatha Christie Limited, which manages the literary and media rights to the author’s works, partnered with Amazon on this deal. The goal is to add even more original offerings to the streaming platform’s roster of programming.

Ordeal By Innocence centers on the Argyll family. The black sheep, Jack Argyll, was accused of murdering their matriarch a year ago, but now a man shows up on their doorstep claiming Jack’s innocence. The family must come to terms with this news and the fact that the real killer might still be among them.

The cast is rounded out by Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Matthew Goode (The Good Wife), Catherine Keener (Get Out), Luke Treadaway (Fortitude), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), and Morven Christie (The A Word).Sarah Phelps, who worked on previous Christie adaptations And Then There Were None and The Witness for the Prosecution for BBC One, executive produces Ordeal By Innocence.

“The brand of Agatha Christie resonates around the world,” Chris Rice of WME, which brokered the deal, said in a statement. “We couldn’t be happier to have Amazon as our U.S. home for this franchise. We think the series of specials will attract great auteurs and actors to create compelling content for audiences everywhere.”

The series will be released internationally on BBC One.

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Alice Eve Cast In Title Role Of CBS Pilot

British actress Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness) is set as the lead in CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices. Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) is directing the pilot, from Mad Love creator Matt Tarses and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.Written by Tarses, Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices centers on Hanna Royce (Eve), who has made some interesting choices throughout her life – namely, having three different kids with three different men – but all have led her to having a very unique, loving, blended family.

Eve’s Hanna is a pretty, smart, outspoken nurse who tends to leap before she looks. Even though she’s a bit of a “train wreck,” she’s the glue that holds her messy family together and she’s about to start making better choices. James Earl plays J.L., the well-meaning, disorganized father of Hannah’s son.

Sony Pictures TV is co-producing with CBS TV Studios. Tarses executive produces with Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor and Fiona Clark. Pink recently directed an episode of the Kaplan-produced Netflix dark comedy series Santa Clarita Diet.

This marks the first major role on American television for Eve, who appeared in an episode of Netflix’s anthology Black Mirror, directed by Joe Wright. She recently wrapped the feature film Replicas, opposite Keanu Reeves. Eve is repped by Untitled Entertainment, CAA and Independent Talent.

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Alice Eve, Emile Hirsch, and Vanessa Hudgens join The Pre-Nup.

Alice Eve, Emile Hirsch, and Vanessa Hudgens join The Pre-Nup

It was announced today that Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness, Men in Black 3, Sex and the City 2), Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild, Speed Racer), Vanessa Hudgens (Sucker Punch, Spring Breakers), David Koechner (Anchorman 1& 2) and rising comedy star Sebastian Maniscalco will star in the romantic comedy The Pre-Nup from writer/director Jonathan Lynn (My Cousin Vinny, The Whole Nine Yards).
Eve, Emile, Vanessa, David and Sebastian join Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Notting Hill) in the Jeanna Polley (The Politician’s Wife, Laws of Attraction) produced film, which is expected to start shooting in June in the UK.

In the film, Zac (Hirsch) is a well-to-do American investment banker, who couldn’t be more thrilled when he gets engaged to Alice (Eve), a British ex-pat and aspiring novelist. But as soon as the happy news trickles down to his friends and family, trouble flares up. Zac’s father is a former rock star and notorious womanizer who pays more alimony than most lawyers in Beverly Hills put together. With this in mind, he insists that Zac have Alice sign a pre-nup, or he’ll cut Zac off from his multi-million dollar trust fund. Zac struggles with his decision, but ultimately bends to his father’s wishes and asks Alice to sign it. Alice is offended, believing that a pre-nup insults the very sanctity of their marriage, and her magistrate father (Bonneville) couldn’t agree more. But Alice proves that she’s no pushover by coming at Zac with demands of her own. And so the games begin… because if Zac is going to make Alice sign a pre-nup, she’s going to negotiate every detail of their life together!

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