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Urge

BLUE MAURITIUS
Director: Michael Wenning
Producers: Rashidi Hendrix, Daniel Ziskind
Cast: Amr Waked
Five international thieves meet in Berlin to steal the most valuable stamp in the world.
Sales: DDI

BRAIN ON FIRE
Director: Gerard Barrett
Producers: Charlize Theron, Beth Kono, AJ Dix, Rob Merilees
Cast: Dakota Fanning
Based on Susannah Cahalan’s bestselling memoir.
Sales: Mister Smith Entertainment (international); WME (U.S.)

EXTRACTION
Director: Steven C. Miller
Producers: Randall Emmett, George Furla, Adam Goldworm
Cast: Bruce Willis
Thriller involving super-weapons and conspiracies.
Sales: Highland Film Group

ELVIS & NIXON
Director: Liza Johnson
Producers: Cassian Elwes and Holly Wiersma
Cast: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer
The morning when President Nixon met Elvis Presley in 1970.
Sales: Bloom

GOLD
Director: Stephen Gaghan
Producers: Teddy Schwarzman, Michael Nozik, Patrick Massett, John Zinman, Matthew McConaughey
Cast: Matthew McConaughey
The story of the 1993 Bre-X Mineral Corp. mining scandal.
Sales: Sierra/Affinity (international); CAA (domestic)

LIFE
Director: Anton Corbijn
Producers: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Christina Piovesan
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan, Joel Edgerton
The friendship between a straight-laced Life magazine photographer and James Dean.
Sales: FilmNation (international); CAA (U.S.)

NOVEMBER CRIMINALS
Director: Sacha Gervasi
Producers: Beth O’Neil, Lotus Entertainment
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Chloe Grace Moretz, Catherine Keener
Two teenagers investigate the murder of their friend.
Sales: Lotus Entertainment (international); CAA/WME (U.S.)

ONE NIGHT STAN
Director: Bobby Farrelly
Producers: Bobby Farrelly, Mark Damon, Susanne Bohnet
Cast: TBD
Stan, a charmer known for his one-night-stands, falls hard for Amy but when he decides to change his wanton ways, he discovers that Amy has her own ideas about relationships.
Sales: Foresight Unlimited

OPPENHEIMER STRATEGIES
Director: Joseph Cedar
Producers: Oren Moverman, Lawrence Inglee, Eyal Rimmon, Gideon Tadmor, David Mendil
Cast: Richard Gere
Drama revolving around politics and sacrifice
Sales: The Solution Entertainment Group

PILGRIMAGE
Director: Brendan Muldowney
Starring: TBD
Producers: Conor Barry, John Keville, Benoit Roland
Set in 13th century Ireland, pic follows a small group of monks as they undertake a treacherous pilgrimage to escort their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome.
Sales: XYZ Films

SEACOLE
Director: Charlie Stratton
Producers: Brunson Green, Umedia
Cast: Octavia Spencer
The true story of the Jamaican doctress Mary Seacole who had a fierce, adversarial relationship with Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War.
Sales: The Exchange

THREE LITTLE WORDS
Director: Nick Cannon
Producers: Mike Karz, William Bindley
Cast: TBD
Romantic comedy
Sales: The Exchange

UNTITLED DONALD CROWHURST PIC
Director: James Marsh
Producers: Pete Czernin, Graham Broadbent, Scott Z. Burns, Nicolas Mauvernay, Jacques Perrin
Cast: Colin Firth
The story of Donald Crowhurst’s desperate attempt to win the first round of the Golden Globe Yacht Race in 1968.
Sales: Studiocanal

URGE (pictured at top)
Director: Aaron Kaufman
Producers: Skip Williamson, Mark Neveldine
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Ashley Greene
A group of friends on an island getaway experiment with a designer drug that makes them lose their ability to control their urges.
Sales: Fortitude Intl.

VOICE FROM THE STONE
Director: Eric D. Howell
Producers: Dean Zanuck, Stefano Gallini-Durante
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas
Haunted house thriller in the Italian countryside
Sales: 13 Films

WAKE
Director: John Pogue
Producers: Michael Benaroya, Tobin Armbrust, David Alpert, Chris Cowles
Cast: Bruce Willis
A sociopath must save his family, which had banished him from his ancestral home years ago.
Sales: IFT

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  1. Steven says:

    I hope you realize that Urge, which is pictured at the top of the article, wrapped in mid-November and most crew members have still not been paid by Aaron Kaufman. The fact that this movie is getting completed and receiving publicity in Variety before the crew has been compensated is a crime. It’s about time that this was made public.

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