×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Captain America’s’ Daniel Bruhl Joins Amusement Park as Producer

LONDON — Daniel Bruhl, who stars in Marvel’s upcoming “Captain America: Civil War,” is to become a partner at Berlin- and Hamburg-based production company Amusement Park Film.

He joins forces with Malte Grunert and Klaus Dohle as a producer with the aim of finding, developing and producing material across both film and television, and with a focus on English-language product.

Bruhl and Grunert, who previously worked together on Anton Corbijn’s “A Most Wanted Man,” are both attending the Toronto Film Festival this week with their own projects. Bruhl will be in town to support “Colonia,” Florian Gallenberger’s thriller set in 1973 in Chile, in which he co-stars with Emma Watson. It receives its world premiere on Sept. 13. Grunert will be attending with director Martin Zandvliet for “Land of Mine,” a Danish/German co-production set in the immediate aftermath of World War II. The film opens the new Platform section on Sept. 10.

Grunert commented: “I always knew Daniel as a great actor, but as we got to know each other following the filming of ‘A Most Wanted Man,’ we felt we shared the same taste and passion for working with talented filmmakers, at home in Germany as well as internationally. I think our networks of partners complement each other very well, as do our past experiences and approaches to the industry. Our chief aim is to grow the company by increasing the number of projects on our slate, with Daniel also actively working in a producer’s role, not necessarily only on projects he feels are interesting from an actor’s point of view.”

Bruhl added: “For a few years now I have had the wish to involve myself in the creative and commercial process of filmmaking beyond my usual role as an actor. It was always clear that I wanted to do this in a partnership with people that shared the same taste and values. Being based in Berlin but working mostly internationally it took a while, but I am convinced I have now found the perfect partnership, both structurally as well as creatively.”

While Grunert will continue to handle the day-to-day running of Amusement Park and remains the managing director, Bruhl will join him and Dohle as an equal partner.

Grunert has produced 11 feature films, including “A Most Wanted Man,” and “Perfect Sense,” directed by David Mackenzie, starring Ewan McGregor and Eva Green.

Dohle has worked under his banner Erfttal Film as an active producer and investor in the German industry for several years. With his partnership in Amusement Park he is broadening his approach toward more international projects.

More Film

  • Michael B. JordanAFI Awards Luncheon, Los

    Film News Roundup: Michael B. Jordan's Hitman Drama 'Silver Bear' Gets Director

    In today’s film news roundup, Michael B. Jordan’s “The Silver Bear” finds a director, biopic “Running for My Life” is in the works, Fox is using new trailer compliance software and the 14-hour “La Flor” gets distribution. DIRECTOR ATTACHMENT Gerard McMurray, director of “The First Purge,” will write and direct Michael B. Jordan’s thriller “The [...]

  • Kevin Costner Diane Lane

    Kevin Costner, Diane Lane to Reunite in Suspense Thriller 'Let Him Go'

    Focus Features has tapped Kevin Costner and Diane Lane to star as a husband and wife in the suspense thriller “Let Him Go.” The two also collaborated on “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Thomas Bezucha (“The Family Stone”) is set to direct his own screenplay, based on Larry Watson’s novel [...]

  • Chris Hemsworth Hulk Hogan

    Chris Hemsworth to Play Hulk Hogan in Biopic for Netflix

    Netflix is in the early stages of developing a Hulk Hogan biopic with Chris Hemsworth attached to star as the wrestling legend and produce. Netflix has obtained the exclusive life rights and consulting services from Terry Gene Bollea AKA Hulk Hogan. Todd Phillips, whose credits include “War Dogs” and “The Hangover” trilogy, is attached to [...]

  • Rooftop Films Announces Filmmakers Fund Grant

    Rooftop Films Announces Filmmakers Fund Grant Winners

    Swedish documentary filmmaker Anastasia Kirillova and “Negative Space” co-directors Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter are among the filmmakers who will receive grants from Rooftop Films to help complete their upcoming projects. Kirilova will be awarded $20,000 to finish her film, “In the Shadows of Love,” while collaborators Kuwahata and Porter will receive $10,000 for “Dandelion [...]

  • Jim Gianopulos

    Paramount Chief Jim Gianopulos Unveils Diversity Initiative

    Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos has announced that all studio productions will be required to complete a plan to enhance diversity. Wednesday’s reveal follows Paramount’s commitment to participating in Time’s Up and Annenberg Inclusion Initiative’s 4% Challenge. The name is derived from women having directed only 4% of the country’s top grossing movies [...]

  • Leave No Trace

    Oscar Analysts Are Sincere -- but Often Totally Wrong

    With Oscars arriving Feb. 24, we can expect multiple “who will win/who should win” columns. There will also be a flurry of post-show analyses about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and why members voted the way they did. Since AMPAS never releases polls or voting tallies, these pundits will never be contradicted [...]

  • Green Book spiderman into the spider

    On Eve of Oscars, Variety’s Film Experts Answer Three Pressing Questions

    We continue to live in a divided world, with the current political landscape in the United States a seemingly endless hotbed of tumult and acrimony. Issues of racism, bigotry, diversity and gender equality drive the creative players as well, with Oscar-nominated films parlaying said themes into compelling, thought-provoking cinema. To analyze 2018 in big-screen entertainment, [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content