After announcing two Sundance pickups this past week, Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to another 2008 competition title, "Peter and Vandy," starring Jason Ritter and Jess Weixler.
Cannes Film Festival
Fortissimo Films has secured all rights outside North America for the Jonathan Demme-directed "Neil Young Trunk Show," the concert docu that has a special screening at the fest Saturday.
Media 8 Entertainment has acquired all international rights for "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men," the feature directing debut of John Krasinski.
DV8 Films has announced the start of principal photography on "Ace," a bio of South African soccer great Patrick (Ace) Ntsoelengoe.
Sandra Oh, Giancarlo Esposito and Jon Tenney round out the cast of "Rabbit Hole" opposite Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart.
Korean helmer Na Hong-jin's new project "The Murderer" has been acquired by Wild Side Films for France.
Arclight Films and Jeff Most Prods. will partner on "Razor," a $15 million live-action pic based on Everette Hartsoe's female action hero comic. Producer Jeff Most ("The Crow") and Arclight topper…
Dubai's film fest continues to be a key supporter of Arab filmmaking. The Dubai Film Connection, the fest's co-production market, has 33 feature projects in development, three in pre-production and…
Helmer Spiros Stathoulopoulos has boarded Puzzle Pictures' "Love and Let Die," written by Asimakis Pagidas. Stathoulopoulos' first pic was "P.V.C.-1," which unspooled in 2007's Directors' Fortnight…
Michael Sheen and Paddy Considine have boarded Richard Ayoade's coming-of- age laffer "Submarine."
William Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave and Jessica Chastain have boarded Ralph Fiennes' "Coriolanus."