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Films in post that will be showing footage at the market for the first time

SHADOWBOXER
Director: Lee Daniels
Cast: Helen Mirren, Cuba Gooding Jr., Stephen Dorff
Details: The producer of “Monster’s Ball” and “The Woodsman” turns to directing with a crime thriller about a romantically involved mother-and-stepson hit team.
Screening: promo reel
Sales: Lee Daniels Entertainment

A LITTLE TRIP TO HEAVEN
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Julia Stiles, Jeremy Renner
Details: First English-lingo film from Icelandic helmer Kormakur (“101 Reykjavik”). Pic follows an insurance investigator who’s sent to a small town to look into the death of a notorious con artist specializing in insurance scams.
Screening: 10-minute promo reel
Sales: Katapult Film Sales

RUNNING SCARED
Director: Wayne Kramer
Cast: Paul Walker, Chazz Palmintieri, Vera Farmiga
Details: Gritty action drama from the helmer of “The Cooler.” Pic follows one night in the life of a father and son after a drug deal involving guns goes sour.
Screening: three-minute promo reel
Sales: Media 8

HAPPY ENDINGS
Director: Don Roos
Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lisa Kudrow, Steve Coogan
Details: A comedy with ten intertwining stories from the helmer of “The Opposite of Sex.”
Screening: two-minute promo reel
Sales: Lions Gate Films Intl.

NEVER WAS
Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Ian McKellen, Brittany Murphy
Details: In the vein of “Big Fish,” pic follows a psychiatrist son’s journey of discovery about his father, a writer of mythical children’s books.
Screening: promo reel
Sales: Senator Intl.

CAKE
Director: Nisha Ganatra
Cast: Heather Graham, Sandra Oh, Taye Diggs
Details: Romantic wedding comedy from the helmer of “Chutney Popcorn.” Pic concerns a writer who finds her relationship-phobic ways put to the test when she’s asked to take over her father’s wedding magazine.
Screening: trailer
Sales: First Look Media

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