The Weinstein Company’s newest arm, Radius, have accrued a nice lineup following their recent inception, picking up the remake of Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Pusher and, more importantly, Winding Refn‘s own Only God Forgives. Moving outside territory pertaining to the Dane, Variety reports that they’ve just snatched rights to The Expatriate, an action thriller that stars Aaron Eckhart.
The picture sees DA Dent play a former CIA agent, forced on the lamb with his daughter (Liana Liberato) “when his employers mark them both for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy.” Olga Kurylenko will play an agent “assigned to track down [the lead], her former partner and lover.”
Philipp Stölzl (North Face) directed the film, which Radius co-president Tom Quinn lovingly refers to as “Bourne meets Taken.” We can expect this one in the fall — via VOD and theaters — and if these new photos from Kinopoisk (via ThePlaylist) are any indication, we can expect Eckhart to get bloodied up while on the go.
Further acquisition news comes courtesy of Deadline, who tell us that Sundance award winner Teddy Bear has found a home with Film Movement; the company will open it at New York City’s Film Forum on August 22nd, and then move on to other territories in the following weeks. Directed by Mads Matthiesen, the film centers on “Dennis, a painfully shy 38-year-old bodybuilder who lives with his mother, [and] sets off to Thailand in search of love.”
Are you looking forward to The Expatriate, based on these photos? How about Teddy Bear?
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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