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Hot titles at AFM

American Film Market: Hot Titles

MARKET PREMIERES

“Casa De Mi Padre”
Director: Matt Piedmont
Cast: Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal
Summary: Spanish-lingo comedy about Mexican ranchers who stumble into a war with a drug baron.
Sales: Sierra Affinity

“Cleanskin”
Director: Hadi Hajaig
Cast: Sean Bean
Summary: A secret service agent tracks a suicide bomber who is wrestling with his conscience.
Sales: Salt

Dark Tide
Director: John Stockwell
Cast: Halle Berry
Summary: Thriller about a diver who returns to the sea after narrowly escaping being killed by a shark.
Sales: IM Global

Popular on Variety

Darling Companion
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Cast: Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline
Summary: Comedy drama about a man who loses his wife’s dog.
Sales: Sierra Affinity

Dirty Girl
Director: Abe Sylvia
Cast: Juno Temple
Summary: Road comedy about a high school bad girl, snapped up by Harvey Weinstein at Toronto in 2010.
Sales: Salt

“The Raven”
Director: John McTeigue.
Cast: John Cusack.
Summary: Edgar Allan Poe pursues a serial killer who seems to be imitating the writer’s own macabre stories.
Sales: FilmNation

“Safe”
Director: Boaz Yakin
Cast: Jason Statham
Summary: New York actioner about a former elite agent who uses his safe-cracking skills to outwit the Chinese Triads, the Russian Mafia and corrupt Gotham officials.
Sales: IM Global

“Simon and the Oaks”
Director: Lisa Ohlin
Cast: Bill Skarsgard
Summary: Swedish WWII drama, based on a classic novel about a boy’s friendship with a Jewish refugee.
Sales: Non Stop

“Special Forces”
Director: Stephane Ribojad
Cast: Diane Kruger
Summary: A commando unit is sent to rescue a female journalist abducted by the Taliban.
Sales: Studiocanal

FIRST PROMOS

“Arbitrage”
Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Cast: Richard Gere, Tim Roth, Susan Sarandon
Summary: A hedge fund boss finds an unlikely ally in his desperate bid to cover up a fraud.
Sales: Parlay

“The Dinosaur Project”
Director: Sid Bennett
Cast: Natasha Loring
Summary: A documentary team investigates rumors that dinosaurs have survived in the African jungle.
Sales: Studiocanal

“A Fantastic Fear”
of EverythingDirectors: Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell
Cast: Simon Pegg
Summary: Paranoid comedy about a writer obsessed with Victorian serial killers.
Sales: Indomina

“Goddess”
Director: Mark Lamprell
Cast: Laura Michelle Kelly
Summary: Australian musical comedy about a housewife who becomes a singing star on the Internet.
Sales: Ealing Metro

“Kon-Tiki”
Directors: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg
Summary: Biopic of Thor Heyerdahl, who crossed the Pacific on a raft in 1947.
Sales: HanWay

“No One Lives”

Director: Ryuhei Kitamura
Cast: Luke Evans
Summary: Highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple but get a nasty surprise.
Sales: Pathe

“Now Is Good”
Director: Ol Parker
Cast: Dakota Fanning
Summary: A dying girl tries to live life to the fullest.
Sales: TF1

“Outrun”
Directors: Dax Shepard and David Palmer
Summary: Reformed getaway driver flees across America in a variety of souped-up rides.
Sales: Exclusive Media Group

“Red Lights”
Director: Rodrigo Cortes
Cast: Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver
Summary: Spanish thriller about a psychologist who tries to expose a world-famous psychic as a fake.
Sales: Parlay

“Rush”
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruh
Summary: True story of the rivalry between 1970s Formula 1 champs James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
Sales: Exclusive Media Group

“Storage 24”
Director: Johannes Roberts
Cast: Noel Clarke
Summary: Sci-fi horror.
Sales: Independent

StreetDance 2
Directors: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini
Summary: Sequel to the 2010 British 3D dance hit.
Sales: Protagonist

“Summer at Dog Dave’s”
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Morgan Freeman
Summary: Comedy about a wheelchair-bound writer who moves to a small town.
Sales: Voltage

“Twelve Years a Slave”
Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt
Summary: True story of a New York citizen who was kidnapped in Washington in 1841 and rescued from a cotton plantation in Louisiana in 1853.
Sales: Summit

“What Maisie Knew”
Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Julianne Moore
Summary: Adaptation of Henry James novel.
Sales: Fortissimo

“The Words”
Directors: Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana
Summary: A writer pays a high price for stealing someone else’s work.
Sales: Parlay

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