'Gang Story,' 'Bad Karma' among world premieres
The 32nd American Film Market has unveiled its slate of 395 films, including 65 world premieres, screening at the weeklong event starting Nov. 2 in Santa Monica.Jonathan Wolf, AFM managing director and exec VP of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, made the announcement Wednesday. A total of 27 pics will be presented in 3D. World premieres include “A Gang Story,” starring Gerard Lanvin and Tcheky Karyo, with Gaumont handling sales; “Bad Karma,” starring Ray Liotta, Dominic Purcell and Rhona Mitra, from Screen Media; “Columbus Circle,” starring Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Giovanni Ribisi and Kevin Pollak, from Lightning Entertainment; “Nobel’s Last Will,” starring Malin Crepin, Bjorn Kjellman and Leif Andree from Zodiak Rights; “Snowflake, the White Gorilla,” starring Elsa Pataky and Pere Ponce, from Filmax Intl.; “Special Forces,” starring Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou and Benoit Magimel, from Studiocanal; and “The Expatriate,” starring Aaron Eckhart and Olga Kurylenko, from Essential Entertainment. High-profile films include “A Dangerous Method” (HanWay), “Albert Nobbs” (WestEnd Films), “Bernie” (Hyde Park Intl.), “Dark Horse” (Goldcrest Films Intl.), “Detachment” (Celluloid Dreams), “Edwin Boyd” (Myriad Pictures), “Face to Face” (Jinga Films), “Killer Joe” (Voltage Pictures), “Le Skylab” (Films Distribution), “Loosies” (CMG), “Peace, Love and Understanding” (Voltage Pictures), “Rampart” (Sierra/Affinity), “Seven Days in Utopia” (Mission Pictures), “Shame” (HanWay), “The Deep Blue Sea” (Protagonist Pictures) and “The Lady” (EuropaCorp).