Deadline is reporting that Brought Green has acquired the U.S. right to “Knight Of Cups” and the still Untitled Terrence Malick Project.
In a splashy deal worth around $7 million for U.S. rights, Broad Green has bought the Terrence Malick-directed Knight Of Cups, and the director’s next untitled film which is in post production. The deal was struck just before Malick’s movie made its premiere in Berlin. Christian Bale is part of the ensemble of both of these films, and the Knight of Cups cast includes Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett and Joel Kinnaman. The untitled film that is part of the deal also stars Portman, Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Benicio Del Toro, proving that Malick and his scripts continue to be catnip for top actors who grew up loving his visionary films. Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green and Ken Kao produced Knight of Cups.
Both of the Malick films are at Berlin with foreign sales being handled by FilmNation. WME Global and CAA are the agencies handling the domestic deal. Broad Green, which was started by entrepreneurs Gabriel and Daniel Hammond who are still in the process of staffing up, makes this deal in the wake of another in which the upstart joined IMAX as financiers and distributors of Voyage of Time, the epic Malick film that has Brad Pitt narrating. Their plan is to empower top filmmakers and this is certainly a statement making start in that direction.
The Tracking Board is reporting Ryan has been offered the lead role in Disney’s Live action adaption of “Beauty and the Beast“. Emma Watson has been confirmed as Belle.
I’m hearing that Ryan Gosling is Disney’s top choice to star in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and has been offered the role. The part that Gosling is being courted for is the Beast himself. The film will be a live-action remake of the 1991 animated Disney classic. This version will also be a musical, likely keeping the original’s beloved musical numbers intact.
Only last week it was confirmed that Harry Potter star Emma Watson will star as Belle. Bill Condon will helm the remake and was reported to have only boarded the project this past summer. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films will produce. The film is set to begin production this year, with no tentative release date announced.
The project coincides with Disney’s current streak of producing live-action remakes of their classic animated titles. Thus far, we’ve seen Alice in Wonderland and this year’s upcoming Cinderella. Also, a Jon Favreau-directed live-action Jungle Book is in production and a live-action Little Mermaid has been in discussions.
Gosling is repped by Anonymous Content and LBI Entertainment.
Russell Crowe was presenting an award for the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards when he got a surprise visit from Ryan Gosling.
Gosling crashed the live television presentation, jokingly complimenting slash insulting Crowe and trying his hand at an Australian accent. While he got a tad “confused” about New Zealand, he nailed the Down Under phrasing with his “Sweet as, bro.”
The actors are filming The Nice Guys together in Los Angeles, hence their killer 70s outfits.
Variety is announcing that Ryan is joining Brad Pitt and Christian Bale for “The Big Short,” Paramount and Plan B’s adaptation of the Lewis book “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine” that Adam McKay is writing.
The nonfiction novel tells the story of the build-up of the housing and credit bubble during the 2000s that led to the financial crisis of 2007-2010. Paramount had no comment.
Pitt will produce with DeDe Gardner through their Plan B banner. Whether McKay is also directing is unknown, as is when production will begin.
The book follows several key people who played a role in building the disastrous credit bubble. The feature adaptation will likely feature several a-list actors who have similiar-sized roles a la “Traffic” or “The Counselor.”
Warner Bros. will release Ryan’s directorial debut “Lost River” in 2015 with a limited U.S. theatrical release and on Video On Demand. Variety is reporting the following story:
Warner Bros. will give a limited U.S. theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles for “Lost River,” Ryan Gosling’s much-derided directorial debut, in the early second quarter along with a day and date release on digital platforms.
The film stars Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, Saoirse Ronan and Iain De Caestecker. The script, written by Gosling, centers on a single mother swept into a dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town.
Warner Bros. acquired U.S. rights in 2013 during Cannes, where Sierra/Affinity sold international rights to 20 markets. The film, which was shot in Detroit, was called “How to Catch a Monster” at that point.
Production companies are Marc Platt, Phantasma Films and Bold Films production. Producers are Platt, Gosling, Adam Siegel, Michel Litvak and David Lancaster.
News about “Lost River” being released in the second quarter was first reported by Collider.com.