‘Okja’ To Premiere At The 70th Cannes Film Festival
14 April, 2017 Author: Catagories: News & Headlines, Okja

Netflix has finally made it to Cannes.

After years of being snubbed by the world’s most important film festival, the streaming giant has finally broke through. The official selection for the 70th edition of the Cannes film festival will include two Netflix original films: the monster movie Okja from acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer) and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), a Adam Sandler film from director Noah Baumbach.

Both will screen in the official competition and have their world premieres at the festival, which is set to run May 17-28. They will both launch on Netflix worldwide later in this year.

“The Cannes Film Festival’s commitment to giving an exceptional platform to distinct stories from the world’s most acclaimed auteurs is second to none. We are thrilled at the opportunity to premiere two of our highly anticipated films from directors Noah Baumbach and Bong Joon-ho in this prestigious forum,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said Thursday in a statement.

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‘Stronger’ Gets Awards-Season Release
28 March, 2017 Author: Catagories: News & Headlines, Stronger

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have set an awards-season release date of Sept. 22 for Jake Gyllenhaal’s Boston Marathon bombing movie “Stronger.”

Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff Bauman, while Tatiana Maslany plays his girlfriend Erin Hurley, in a story about love triumphing over adversity. Clancy Brown (“Hail, Caesar!”) portrays Bauman’s father and Miranda Richardson plays his mother Patty Bauman.

The film is a production of Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label, Mandeville Films, Bold Films, and Nine Stories. It’s Gyllenhaal’s first production under his Nine Stories banner.

Inspired by a true story and based on the New York Times bestseller by Bauman and Bret Witter, the film stars Gyllenhaal as the working-class Boston man whose iconic photo from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing gained worldwide notice.

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Daniel Espinosa Team Up for ‘Anarchists vs. ISIS’
23 March, 2017 Author: Catagories: News & Headlines, The Anarchists vs. ISIS

Jake Gyllenhaal is reteaming with his Life director Daniel Espinosa for an adaptation of the Rolling Stone article, “The Anarchists vs. ISIS.”

Espinosa is set to direct the film adaptation and will produce under his newly formed production banner BOZI alongside Ninestories’ producers Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker. Bold Films chairman Michel Litvak will also produce, and CEO Gary Michael Walters will executive produce.

The Rolling Stone article, written by Seth Harp, tells the true story of a ragtag team of American volunteers, socialists and outcasts who are fighting alongside the Kurdish militia known as the YPG to beat ISIS in Syria and establish an anarchist collective amid the rubble of war.

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Upcoming Talk Show Appearances
18 March, 2017 Author: Catagories: Appearances, Life, News & Headlines

Jake Gyllenhaal will be promoting ‘Life’ on various talk shows next week. Be sure to tune in!

Upcoming TV Appearances

• March 20th, 2017 – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
• March 23rd, 2017 – Good Morning America
• March 23rd, 2017 – Late Night With Seth Meyers

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‘Life’ To Close 2017 SXSW Festival
23 February, 2017 Author: Catagories: Life, News & Headlines

Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds’ space thriller “Life” will land down at South by Southwest. The film will world premiere as the fest’s closing night movie on March 18.

“Life,” directed by Daniel Espinosa, also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, and Olga Dihovichnaya. The film, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, centers on a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.

“We are thrilled to close out the 2017 SXSW Film Festival with such a special film as ‘Life,’” said Janet Pierson, SXSW’s director of film. “Our audiences will love this taut space thriller’s twists and turns as well as its amazing cast.”

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Jake Gyllenhaal Joins Joaquin Phoenix in ‘The Sisters Brothers’
10 February, 2017 Author: Catagories: News & Headlines, The Sisters Brothers

Jake Gyllenhaal is joining Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly in “The Sisters Brothers.”

Jacques Audiard is directing the indie feature, based on Patrick deWitt’s novel of the same name. Reilly, Michael De Luca, Rosa Attrab and Alison Dickey are producing. Reilly optioned the rights to the book and will produce through his shingle with De Luca, who recently came on board as producer. The story follows two brothers — Eli and Charlie Sisters — who are hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss. The story takes place in Oregon in 1851.

Canadian-born author deWitt’s novel won the 2012 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for humor writing.

“Sisters Brothers” is Audiard’s follow-up to his Palme d’Or winning “Dheepan”. Production is set to start sometime this summer. The noir Western will be his first film shot completely in English.

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