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Chloe Grace Moretz’s ‘Greta’ Gets Spring 2019 Release Date

Chloe Grace Moretz’s “Greta” will be released on March 1, 2019, Focus Features announced Friday.

“Greta” stars Moretz and Isabelle Huppert and is described as a film about female obsession. Neil Jordan wrote and directed the film. Focus Features picked up the rights to the thriller following the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Maika Monroe, Colm Feore and Stephen Rea also star. Jordan co-wrote the script with Ray Wright. The film is produced by Sidney Kimmel, John Penotti, James Flynn, Lawrence Bender and Karen Richards.

Moretz recently starred in “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” and “Suspiria,” and will next star in “The Addams Family” and “Love Is a Gun.” Her other credits include “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” and “The 5th Wave.”

Also slated to be released on March 1, 2019 is Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Family Funeral” and Daisy Ridley’s “Chaos Walking,” co-starring Tom Holland and Kurt Sutter.

Source: thewrap.com

Chloe Grace Moretz, Jack O’Connell to Star in Bonnie and Clyde Movie

Chloë Grace Moretz and Jack O’Connell are attached to star in the Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow story “Love Is a Gun” with Spanish helmer Kiké Maillo directing.

Endeavor Content is handling international sales and will present the project to buyers at the American Film Market, which opens Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. CAA is co-repping the film domestically with the producers.

Marissa McMahon and Ashley Schlaifer of Kamala Films (“A Private War”) are producing alongside Sean and Bryan Furst of Skybound Entertainment. The project is based on Jeff Guinn’s “Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde” and written by Sheldon Turner (“Up in the Air”) with revisions by Johnny Newman.

Parker and Barrow gained renown during the Great Depression as they committed multiple bank and store robberies from 1931 to 1935. They are believed to have killed at least nine police officers before they were slain in Louisiana.

The duo became widely known again in 1967 with Arthur Penn’s film “Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won two for Estelle Parsons in the supporting actress category and Burnett Guffey for cinematography.

We are excited to reintroduce the iconic story of Bonnie and Clyde,” said the producers. “Their story remains ubiquitous in popular culture across the globe, yet few in this generation know the details of their intimate love affair and the circumstances that led to their notorious crime spree that captured the imagination of the world in their time. Kike, Chloë and Jack are completely in sync about the character-driven approach we will be taking, and we feel lucky to have a creative team of this high caliber leading us forward.

Production is scheduled to start in early 2019. Moretz recently starred in “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” and can currently be seen in Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria,” starring Dakota Johnson. O’Connell starred in Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” and Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster.”

Maillo’s feature length directing debut, “Eva,” starring Daniel Brühl, premiered at the 2011 Venice Film Festival and was nominated for 12 Goya Awards, winning three including best new director. His most recent film is the action-thriller “Toro.”

Moretz is repped by WME and T Squared Entertainment and O’Connell is repped by CAA and Conway van Gelder Grant.

Source: variety.com

Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz to Lead Animated ‘Addams Family’ Movie

Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron have been cast as the respective voices of Gomez and Morticia Addams in MGM’s animated comedy “The Addams Family.”

Chloe Grace Moretz will voice their daughter Wednesday Addams and Finn Wolfhard is on board as brother Pugsley Addams. Nick Kroll is voicing Uncle Fester, with Bette Midler as Grandmama and Allison Janney as the family’s arch nemesis, Margaux Needler.

Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan are co-directing from Matt Lieberman’s screenplay based on the Charles Addams’ cartoon series. The film will be produced by Vernon with Gail Berman, via her shingle The Jackal Group, and Alex Schwartz. It will be executive produced by Andrew Mittman, Kevin Miserocchi, and Joe Earley.

Tabitha Shick is overseeing the project on behalf of the studio. CG animation and digital visual effects production is underway in Vancouver at Cinesite Studios.

The story will follow the Addams family, whose lives begin to unravel when they face off against a crafty reality TV host while also preparing for their extended family to arrive for a major celebration.

The Addams family began their macabre life as single-panel gag illustrations by Charles Addams that appeared primarily in the New Yorker. Their popularity led to “The Addams Family” becoming a television show in the 1960s that starred John Astin and Carolyn Jones, an animated series in the early 1970s, and two movies in the early 1990s toplined by Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, and Christina Ricci.

“The Addams Family” will open on Oct. 11, 2019.

Source: variety.com

Sundance Grand Jury Winner ‘Miseducation of Cameron Post’ Lands at FilmRise

The coming-of-age film — starring Chloe Grace Moretz, John Gallagher Jr. and Sasha Lane — will get a summer release.

FilmRise has acquired North American rights to Desiree Akhavan’s Sundance Grand Jury prize winner The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

FilmRise, the New York-based distributor behind Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief and the Jon Hamm-Lois Smith starrer Marjorie Prime, is planning a late summer release this year for the coming-of-age film.

Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, John Gallagher Jr., Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck and Jennifer Ehle, the film premiered to critical and audience acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where it won the coveted U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize. The Hollywood Reporter’s Leslie Felperin gave the film a rave review, calling it “a delight, … generously peppered with biting humor and warmed by a generous spirit that extends understanding, if not forgiveness, even to the religious zealot characters.

Based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth, Miseducation of Cameron Post follows the titular character (Moretz) as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night. Run by the strict and severe Dr. Lydia Marsh (Ehle) and her brother, Reverend Rick (Gallagher Jr.), himself an example of how those in the program can be “cured,” the center is built upon repenting for “same sex attraction.” In the face of intolerance and denial, Cameron meets a group of fellow sinners including the amputee stoner Jane (Lane), and her friend, the Lakota Two-Spirit, Adam (Goodluck). Together, this group of teenagers form an unlikely family and fight to survive.

Akhavan wrote the screenplay with Cecilia Frugiuele. The film is produced by Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub of Beachside and Cecilia Frugiele of Parkville Pictures alongside Jonathan Montepare. Akhavan and Parkville’s Oliver Kaempfer executive produced. Beachside financed the film.

With The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Desiree has created a timely yet timeless, hilarious yet heartwrenching story,” said FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher. “We are proud to bring this powerful film from a rising director to wider audiences, in a time when the story is as profound and pertinent as ever.

The fact that it took the film two months to sell is surprising, especially given its strong reviews. Grand Jury prize winners typically move during the run of the festival.

Fisher and FilmRise’s Faye Tsakas negotiated on behalf of the distributor, while UTA Independent Film Group and Endeavor Content repped the filmmakers.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com