Several small projects with high profile names attached have scored U.S. distributors and have begun to lock in their releases.
All Is True
Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the worldwide rights to the Kenneth Branagh-directed “All Is True” which deals with the little-known final years of William Shakespeare and after his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground.
Branagh stars as the playwright and poet, with Judi Dench starring as his wife, Anne, and Ian McKellen playing the Earl of Southampton. Ben Elton wrote the movie which gets a one-week year-end qualifying run in New York and Los Angeles on December 21st followed by an official film release in 2019. [Source: SPC]
The House That Jack Built
Lars von Trier’s controversial serial killer drama “The House That Jack Built” will be coming to the U.S. but in a strange way. The Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman-led film’s director’s cut, the one that played at Cannes and shocked many, will screen in cinemas for one-night-only on Wednesday, November 28th.
Then an R-rated version will be released in cinemas and to buy or rent in Digital HD on December 14th. The director’s cut will NOT be available for rental but will be available for purchase only on the same day. [Source: Twitter]
Neon has acquired the North American rights to “Snowpiercer” and “The Host” director Bong Joon-Ho’s family drama “Parasite”. The story follows two families who were worlds apart yet somewhat alike, portraying a striking reality of the world we live in. Filming just wrapped with a 2019 release planned. [Source: Neon]
Blue Fox Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Solution Entertainment Group’s action-thriller “Killerman” starring Liam Hemsworth. Blue Fox is planning a Spring 2019 theatrical release across a minimum of 200 screens.
Malik Bader helms the film in which Hemsworth plays a New York City money launderer who wakes up with no memory, a stash of cash and drugs worth millions, and a group of dirty cops hunting him down. Source: [Screen]