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‘5 to 7’

Director: Victor Levin

Producers: Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn

Key cast: Diane Kruger, Anton Yelchin

Logline: Romantic comedy in which an aspiring novelist has an affair with the beautiful wife of a French diplomat.

Sales: The Solution Entertainment Group

‘And So It Goes’

Director: P.J. Hogan

Producers: Alan Greisman, Rob Reiner, Mark Damon

Key cast: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton

Logline: Self-centered Realtor’s life turned upside-down by the granddaughter he never knew.

Sales: Foresight Unlimited

‘As Cool as I Am’

Director: Max Mayer

Producers: Matt Williams, Judd Payne, Anthony Mastromauro

Cast: Claire Danes, James Marsden, Sarah Bolger

Logline: Coming of age comedy-drama

Sales: Radiant Films Intl.


Director: Phillip Noyce

Producer: Ed Pressman

Logline: Remake of the 1988 Jean-Claude Van Damme film.

Cast: TBD

Sales: HanWay

‘Born to Be King’

Director: Peter Capaldi

Producers: Alexandra Stone, Dan Lupovitz

Key cast: Ewan McGregor, Kate Hudson

Logline: An extra has an uncanny resemblance to a movie actor.

Sales: Indomina Releasing

‘The Citizen’

Director: Sam Kadi

Producers: Sam Kadi, Chris Wyatt, Alan Noel Vega.

Logline: An Arab immigrant wins the American green card lottery, but arrives in New York City on Sept. 10, 2001.

Key cast: Khaled Nabawy, Agnes Bruckner

Sales: Radiant Films Intl.

‘Dead Drop’

Director: R. Ellis Frazier

Producers: R. Ellis Frazier, Jacov Bresler, Justin Nesbitt

Key cast: Luke Goss, Cole Hauser, Nestor Carbonell

Logline: Action-thriller about a CIA operative

Sales: Lightning Entertainment

‘Hold on to Me’

Director: James Marsh

Producers: Alexandra Milchan, Todd Field, Steven Rales, Mark Roybal

Key cast: Carey Mulligan, Robert Pattinson

Logline: True story of a femme fatale who kidnaps and ransoms the town’s richest man.

Sales: FilmNation


Director: David Gordon Green

Producers: David Gordon Green, Lisa Muskat, Christopher Woodrow

Logline: Man becomes a role model to the oldest child of a homeless family.

Key cast: Tye Sherdan, Nicolas Cage

Sales: CAA (domestic); WestEnd Films (international)

‘Molly Moon’

Director: Christopher Rowley

Producers: Ileen Maisel, Lawrence Elman, Georgia Byng

Logline: An orphan learns the art of hypnosis and time travel.

Key cast: Raffey Cassidy, Dominic Monaghan

Sales: Speranza 13


Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Producers: Joel Silver, Andrew Rona, Alex Heineman

Logline: An air marshal must stop a killer from murdering the passengers on his flight.

Key cast: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore

Sales: Studiocanal


Director: David A. Armstrong

Producers: Michael Becker, Michael Chiklis, Brad Luff, Jeff Most

Logline: A robbery spirals into a tense hostage situation after gunmen hold up a diner that’s a front for the mob.

Cast: Forrest Whitaker, Ray Liotta, Michael Chiklis

Sales: Red Sea Media (worldwide minus North America)

‘The Quiet Ones’

Director: John Pogue

Key cast: Sam Clafin, Jared Harris

Producers: James Gay-Reese, Stever Chester Prince, Ben Holden

LOGLINE: Chiller from Hammer

Sales: Exclusive Media


Director: Jimmy Hayward

Key cast: Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson

Producers: Scott Mosier, Craig Mazin, John Strauss, David I. Stern

LOGLINE: Animated family film from Relativity and Reel FX

‘Trust Me’

Director: Clark Gregg

Producers: Mary Vernieu, Clark Gregg, Aaron L. Gilbert, Keith Kjarval

KEY Cast: Clark Gregg, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman

Sales: Radiant Intl./UTA

‘Untitled Woody Allen Project’

Director: Woody Allen

Producers: Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum

KEY Cast: Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K.

Logline: TBA

Sales: Focus Features Intl.

‘You May Not Kiss the Bride’

Director: Rob Hedden

Producers: Rann Watumull, Gina Watumull, David Jackson, Shauna Shapiro Jackson

Logline: A pet photographer is thrown head first into a series of crazy events.

Cast: Katharine McPhee, David Annable, Rob Schneider

Sales: Showcase

‘Walk of Shame’

Director: Steven Brill

Producers: Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Sidney Kimmel

Key cast: Elizabeth Banks

Logline: Comedy about an aspiring TV news anchor and her trek across L.A. to her new job.

Sales: Lakeshore Intl. & Sierra/Affinity

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