Cannes: Harvey Keitel Set for Real-Life Miracle Drama ‘Fatima’

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Based on a true story, “Fatima” tells the tale of three children who witnessed six apparitions of the Virgin Mary, who confided three secrets to them, in Portugal in 1917. Although their elders were skeptical, the Roman Catholic Church validated the children’s visions, and the town of Fatima became the country’s main pilgrimage site, now… Read more »

Film Financing Pitch Workshop 10/20/16, Made in NY Media Center by IFP

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50 filmmakers attended the workshop hosted by MOME in partnership with Made in NY Media Center by IFP featuring a panel discussion, breakout sessions and networking with moderator Leah Meyerhoff, Filmmaker and Founder, Film Fatales, Dylan Marchetti, SVP, Acquisitions and Theatrical Releasing, Well Go USA, Inc., Frida Torresblanco-Weiss, CEO, Braven Films, Pierce Varous, Owner, Nice… Read more »

Rachel McAdams to Star With Rachel Weisz in Love Story ‘Disobedience’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Rachel McAdams is in negotiations to star in adaptation of the Naomi Alderman novel “Disobedience,” opposite Rachel Weisz. Weisz will produce alongside Ed Guiney, who will produce through his Element Pictures shingle, Frida Torresblanco, who will produce through her banner Braven Films, and Film 4. Sebastian Lelio direct the film based on a script he… Read more »

Rachel Weisz to Produce and Star in Adaptation of Naomi Alderman Novel ‘Disobedience’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Following the opening of her new drama “Denial,” Rachel Weisz is set to star and produce an adaptation of the Naomi Alderman novel “Disobedience.” Weisz will produce alongside Ed Guiney, who will produce through his Element Pictures shingle, Frida Torresblanco, who will produce through her banner Braven Films and Film 4. Sebastian Lelio direct the… Read more »

Alessandro Nivola In Talks To Join Rachel Weisz & Rachel McAdams In ‘Disobedience’

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EXCLUSIVE: Alessandro Nivola is in talks to join the cast of Disobedience, the Sebastian Lelio-directed drama starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams and based on Naomi Alderman’s 2006 novel. Nivola will play McAdams’ husband, an orthodox rabbi in North London whose marriage is threatened by his wife’s forbidden romance with a lapsed Jewish woman (Weisz)… Read more »

FilmNation, Film4 team on ‘Disobedience’

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  US sales outfit FilmNation has boarded writer-director Sebastian Lelio’s (Gloria) prestige drama Disobedience, which it will co-finance with Carol backer Film4. Spotlight star Rachel McAdams and Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) will star in the romantic-drama based on Naomi Alderman’s novel about the estranged daughter of a rabbi who returns from New York… Read more »

Rachel McAdams joins Rachel Weisz in Sebastián Lelio’s ‘Disobedience’

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  Spotlight star Rachel McAdams is attached to star alongside Rachel Weisz in Chilean director Sebastián Lelio’s (Gloria) Disobedience.The film is an adaptation of author Naomi Alderman’s novel of the same name. As well as starring in the film, Oscar-winner Weisz is also set to produce alongside Room producer Ed Guiney of Dublin-based Element Pictures… Read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Weisz to star in and produce true story; Protagonist launches in Cannes.

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  Rachel Weisz is to star in and produce $15m kidnapping thriller Snatchback, from Dredd director Pete Travis. Oscar-winner Weisz (The Constant Gardener) co-developed the project and will produce alongside Frida Torresblanco (Pan’s Labyrinth, Magic Magic) of New York-based Braven Films. Travis, also known for making Omagh and Vantage Point, has written the script and… Read more »

Cannes: Rachel Weisz Boards Kidnapping Thriller ‘Snatchback’

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CANNES — Rachel Weisz is set to star in “Snatchback,” a thriller set in the dangerous world of illegal child recovery. It is written and will be directed by Pete Travis (“Vantage Point”). Weisz, who appears in two competition films at Cannes — “The Lobster” and “Youth,” developed the project with Travis and producer Frida… Read more »