Nicholas Hoult Drama ‘Kill Your Friends’ Sells Rights 0 47

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Well Go USA Entertainment has obtained U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to the Nicholas Hoult starring drama Kill Your Friends.

Altitude Entertainment, who released 2014’s Love is Strange and Fruitvale Station, are currently selling the film to international markets at Cannes.

The film, which also stars James Corden (Into The Woods), Craig Roberts (Submarine) and Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction), follows a music industry A&R man as he attempts to save is failing career in the most brutal ways possible.

It’s directed by Owen Harris (Black Mirror, Holy Flying Circus) and written by John Niven, who also wrote the 2008 novel of the same name. Set in the 1990s, the film’s soundtrack includes stalwarts of the decade including Oasis, Blur, Radiohead, The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers.

President and CEO of Well Go Usa, Doris Pfardrescher, said:

If you loved music in the ’90s, and you liked The Player, Swimming with Sharks and American Psycho, it still doesn’t come close to describing how savagely brilliant this movie is. The way it skewers every part of the music industry is outrageous and hysterical.

The film is due to be released early next year. However, if you can’t wait that long to see Hoult on the big-screen, he stars alongside Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road which opens this on May 14th.

Source: Variety

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Leonardo DiCaprio Producing Volkswagen Scandal Movie 0 57

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Wow, talk about things moving fast in Hollywood!

It may have only been a few weeks since the scandal erupted around the Volkswagen fuel emissions cheating but there’s already a movie in the works. DiCaprio is on board to produce the film alongside Jennifer Davisson through his Appian Way company.

There’s no mention of stars, writer or director yet – one might assume that DiCaprio might star himself but he’s a known environmentalist who has produced these types of themed films before (the climate change documentary The 11th Hour chief among them) so it wouldn’t surprise me if he kept himself strictly as a producer for this one, too.

Paramount is the studio behind the movie, having nabbed the presumably sought-after rights to the upcoming book by Jack Ewing. Variety has the details on what it exposes:

“…The company placed illegal software in their clean diesel cars that could tell when a car was being tested for fuel emissions and would turn on the emissions control to cheat the test and meet EPA standards. During normal driving conditions, emission control software was shut off  — resulting in as much as 40 times more pollution than allowed by law. Volkswagen is currently facing up to $18 billion in fines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”

If there’s one thing Hollywood loves it’s a true story and, more specifically, a controversial one. Getting this one made and out in the world will be crucial for it to feel relevant to audiences. DiCaprio being attached can’t exactly hurt its box office chances.

The actor will next be seen in the amazing-looking The Revenant.

Source: Variety

Watch: Incredible New Trailer for ‘The Revenant’ 0 97

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We don’t usually post trailers individually – saving them for the Trailer Watch – but this one was just too good to pass up.

The Revenant is the new film from acclaimed director Alejandro González Iñárritu, who most recently won an Oscar for Birdman. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter in a tale of a forntierman in 1820 who sets out on a path of vengeance who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

We already had one amazing teaser trailer, now check out the equally great new trailer below:

Could this be the film that finally wins Leo his Best Actor Oscar? Quite possibly!

The Revenant is set for release in the UK on January 15th, 2016.