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UK actor Jack O’Connell is in advanced talks to star as Happy Mondays lead singer Shaun Ryder in the musical biopic Twisting My Melon, which Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios is introducing to buyers at TIFF.
This Is Just A Test Media produced the film with CNN Films and AGC Studios serving as executive producers. CNN Films will retain North American broadcast rights, while AGC Studios’ international sales and distribution arm will oversee international distribution rights. Magnolia plans to release the film theatrically on Nov. 15.
AGC Studios, CNN Films, and BBC Arts are co-financing documentary Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story about the eponymous English romance novelist.
The studio takes the U.S. rights to AGC Studio's 'Lord of the Flies'-style dystopian thriller, which also stars Colin Farrell. Lionsgate has picked up the U.S. rights to Voyagers, the YA sci-fi thriller from director Neil Burger (Divergent) that also stars Colin Farrell.
Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern are in action in the first pictures from the “War of the Worlds” series from Canal Plus, Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa, and AGC Television.
“Independence Day” director Roland Emmerich is going back to war, this time with no aliens but way more reality. His upcoming World War II movie “Midway” (in theaters Nov. 8) centers on the 1942 Battle of Midway, which turned the tide for America in the Pacific Theater but also chronicles the dramatic six months that led up to it following Japan’s infamous attack on Pearl Harbor.
Production is underway in Mississippi on AGC Studios’ ensemble comedy Breaking News In Yuba County starring Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Regina Hall, and Awkwafina. AGC is fully financing and has released the first image from the set (pictured). Tate Taylor directs from a Black List script by Amanda Idoko, and produces with kake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker through Nine Stories, Franklin Leonard’s The Black List, and John Norris.
EXCLUSIVE: The Alienist writer John Sayles is developing a limited series set in the world of televangelism with AGC Television. Sayles, who has been nominated for a best screenwriting Oscar for Passion Fish andLone Star, is developing Electric Church with Black Mirror director John Hillcoat on board to direct.
EXCLUSIVE: Tate Taylor (The Help) has gathered an all-star cast for his upcoming comedy-drama Breaking News In Yuba County, including Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Mila Kunis (Bad Moms), Regina Hall (Girls Trip), Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) and Samira Wiley (Orange Is The New Black).
Leading independent buyers have responded to the highly ambitious sales package brought to Cannes by AGC Studios and CAA, snapping up a swathe of territories on Roland Emmerich’s $150m sci-fi Moonfall.
EXCLUSIVE: Big-canvas connoisseur Roland Emmerich is in Cannes this week to reveal his vision for latest epic Moonfall. Emmerich took part in a packed buyers session this afternoon in which he laid out his vision for the $150M sci-fi film, the biggest-budget project on sale at this year’s market. Hundreds of buyers attended the buzzy session in the Carlton ballroom. Emmerich, regular collaborator Kloser and AGC Studio’s Stuart Ford (all pictured above) took part in the Q&A presentation.
EXCLUSIVE: In what looks to be the biggest deal of the Cannes market so far, we understand Roland Emmerich’s $150M sci-fi project Moonfall has pre-sold to Germany and Switzerland in a low eight-figure deal.
On Wednesday, AGC Studios founder Stuart Ford, director Roland Emmerich and producer and co-writer Harald Kloser unveiled to buyers at Cannes’ Carlton Hotel one of the biggest-budgeted movie projects ever to be offered on the open market: Emmerich’s “Moonfall,” a $150 million sci-fi action-thriller.
Anthony Anderson, the star of ABC’s “Black-ish,” will star in “Football or Me,” a new romantic comedy. The film will be produced and fully financed by Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios.
CNN Films announced today it’s partnering with Trilogy Films, Color Farm Mediaand AGC Studios to develop a documentary about Congressman John Robert Lewis and his civil rights efforts.
In one of the biggest sales titles ever assembled for a market, Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios is staying in the Roland Emmerich business and will launch global sales with CAA Media Finance on the $150m sci-fi Moonfallfor Cannes.
AGC Studios and John Wick outfit Thunder Road are pulling together an impressive ensemble cast for Voyagers, the upcoming sci-fi pic from Neil Burger(Divergent). Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Tye Sheridan(X-Men Apocalypse), Lily-Rose Depp (The King) and Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk) are among confirmed cast.
AGC International sells out on the thriller with Joel Kinnaman from Yuval Adler, whose 'Operative' is in the Berlin film festival lineup. Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman starrer The Secrets We Keep, Israeli director Yuval Adler's follow-up to his Berlin out-of-competition entry The Operative, has pretty much sold out worldwide at Berlin's European Film Market.
Stuart Ford’s AGC International has closed multiple marquee territory deals on Neil Burger’s sci-fi Voyagers, one of the hottest sales titles that has injected life into a muted start to the EFM.