Entries by Mick Bird

Juno Films Acquires Rights To Oscar Winner Bille August’s Drama ‘The Pact’ About ‘Out Of Africa’ Author Karen Blixen

EXCLUSIVE: Juno Films has claimed North America rights to The Pact, a film from Oscar and Palme d’Or-winning director Bille August (Pelle the Conqueror, House of Spirits), which is based on the true story of Out of Africa author Karen Blixen, planning to release it in U.S. and Canadian theaters in early 2022, followed by a digital release later in the year.

Voltage launches Cannes sales on ‘Deadly Illusions’ with Kristin Davis (exclusive)

Voltage Pictures will launch worldwide sales at the Cannes virtual market next week on the upcoming thriller Deadly Illusions starring Kristin Davis (Sex And The City), Dermot Mulroney (Shameless), Greer Grammer (Awkward), and Shanola Hampton (Shameless). Anna Elizabeth James is directing the project from her own screenplay, which Voltage president and COO Jonathan Deckter described as being […]

Bille August to Direct ‘The Pact,’ About Karen Blixen’s Relationship With Young Poet

Bille August (“Pelle the Conqueror”), one of Denmark’s best known filmmakers, is set to direct “The Pact,” a psychological drama about the intense friendship between Karen Blixen, the Danish author best known for her autobiographical novel “Out of Africa,” and Thorkild Bjønvig, a young and promising poet. Torpe previously wrote August’s “Silent Heart,” which won […]

‘Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis, Greer Grammer, Dermot Mulroney To Star In ‘Grace’ Thriller From Anna Elizabeth James

EXCLUSIVE: Sex and the City alum Kristin Davis, Greer Grammer, and Dermot Mulroney are set to star in Grace, an indie thriller written and directed by Anna Elizabeth James. Davis and Grammer are also producers on the film which starts shooting in New Mexico next month. The plot centers on a bestselling female novelist (Davis) who is suffering from writer’s block and hires […]

AMC To Develop ‘Farmhand’ And ‘Of Two Minds’ For Scripted Inclusion Initiative – TCA

During TCA press tour, AMC unveiled that they are developing projects Farmhand and Of Two Minds as part of the AMC Scripted Inclusion Initiative. Into the Badlands writer and co-executive producer, LaToya Morgan, who oversees the initiative, will also oversee the development of the series that are part of the program which launched last year. Farmhand is based on Rob Guillory’s graphic novel about a Southern farmer Jedidiah […]