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Hannibal Classics to sell Robert De Niro’s “Bus 657” at Cannes

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Hannibal Classics to sell Robert De Niro’s “Bus 657” at Cannes

May 6, 2015 – 15:43 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Hannibal Classics has come on to sell the star-studded action-thriller “Bus 657” at Cannes. The heist movie, which stars Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kate Bosworth, Morris Chestnut and “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” Dave Bautista, will be screened for the first time to world buyers, TheWrap reports.

Described as a mix of “Dog Day Afternoon” and “Speed,” with the added twists and turns of such heist movies as “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Inside Man,” the movie stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Luke Vaughn, a broke father desperate to save his daughter’s life as her medical bills pile up. Vaughn soon turns to his boss, casino owner and retiring mob-boss Francis “Pope” Silva (De Niro), for help. Pope rejects his pleas, forcing Vaughn resort to other means. Facing an impossible deadline for his daughter’s life-saving surgery, Vaughn joins forces with a psychotic co-worker (Bautista) to rob Pope’s casino. When the daring heist goes awry, Vaughn and his partners take refuge on bus 657, taking several commuters hostage. The cops and Pope close in as Vaughn’s deadline approaches.

Scott Mann (“The Tournament”) directed from a script by Stephen Cyrus Sepher and Max Adams. Randall Emmett and George Furla produced “Bus 657,” which was executive produced by Hannibal’s Richard Rionda Del Castro and Patricia Eberle.

The film will be distributed in the U.S. by Grindstone Entertainment through Lionsgate, and final delivery will be available to international distributors in June.

Founded in 2010 by Richard Rionda Del Castro, Hannibal Classics specializes in the production, financing and distribution of feature-length theatrical motion pictures with large budgets.

Heading for Cannes this year, Hannibal Classics will be selling John Travolta‘s “I Am Wrath” and Nicolas Cage‘s “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage,” as well as “Warbirds,” “Red Squad” and “Dobermann: Cops Blood Never Dries.”

Source: PanArmenian.net

Margot Robbie’s ‘Z For Zachariah’ to Be Released by Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions (Exclusive)

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Z For ZachariahChris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor co-star in Craig Zobel’s third film, which will debut at Sundance.

Two weeks before the start of the Sundance Film Festival, one of its highest-profile titles has secured distribution, as Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will partner on the release of Craig Zobel’s “Z For Zachariah,” which stars Margot Robbie, Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor,TheWrap has learned.

Grindstone Entertainment will present the sci-fi thriller, which was executive produced by the company’s Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb.

While its involvement had never been reported, Lionsgate has actually had the project for some time, though the company only recently decided on its release plans.

Robbie stars as a young woman who believes she’s the last human on Earth after a disaster wipes out most of civilization. After she meets two male survivors, it’s not long before they begin to compete for her affections and their primal urges reveal their true nature.

Zobel directed from a script by Nissar Modi, and the film was produced by Material Pictures’ Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe, Palomar Pictures’ Joni Sighvatsson and Zik Zak Filmsworks’ Skuli Malmqvist and Thor Sigurjonsson, as well as Sophia Lin.

In addition to Brooker and Wertlieb, executive producers are Lotus Entertainment’s Bill Johnsonand Silver Reel’s Claudia Bluemhuber and Florian Dargel, as well as Steve Bannatyne.

Zobel is no stranger to Sundance, as his debut “Great World of Sound” drew strong reviews in 2007 and his thriller “Compliance” was the talk of the 2012 festival.

“Z For Zachariah” is Zobel’s first film to screen in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance. The film will debut on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8:30 p.m. at the Library.