Prometheus Heads to IMAX, George Clooney to Direct Comandante: Biz Break
Also for Thursday morning's look at news headlines, Kevin Smith will embark on a tour promoting a Slamdance film, Obama cha-chings at an exclusive fundraiser in L.A. with A-listers, Matthew Modine lands a role in Steve Jobs pic and New York's Stony Brook Film Festival set to bow this summer with No God.
Prometheus Heads to IMAX Theaters Friday in N. America
The Ridley Scott-directed movie will feature a larger aspect ratio of 2.0:1 versus the traditional 2.39:1 ratio. Domestically, the film will be released in 298 theaters beginning Friday, June 8, simultaneous with the film’s North American release. Internationally, the film debuted in select territories last week and will be expanding to additional theaters through the coming weeks for a total of 123 theaters confirmed to date.
Kevin Smith to Tour with Slamdance's Bindlestiffs
The Clerks director will support Andrew Edison's high school comedy under the "Kevin Smith's SModcast Pictures Presents" label with Phase 4 Films. The tour will kick off its theatrical tour June 12th in New York City. In the film, three high school virgins, suspended from school on a graffiti charge, flee to the city to live out the plot of The Catcher in the Rye Bindlestiffs had its world premiere at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival and Phase 4 will release the film via VOD June 19th.
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George Clooney to Direct The Yankee Comandante
Focus Features is nabbing the rights to the story which appeared in the May 28th edition of The New Yorker under the same title. The story is about William Alexander Morgan who helped Cuba's Fidel Castro and his band of rebels to overthrow dictator Batista and reached the level of 'Comandante,' the only other foreigner besides Argentina's legendary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Deadline reports.
Glee Creator Hosts Star-packed Obama Fundraiser
The President attended a $40K per couple fundraiser attended by 70 people including Julia Roberts, CAA’s Kevin Huvane and Bryan Lourd, Glee star Jane Lynch and Reese Witherspoon at the home of Glee creator Ryan Murphy and his partner David Miller's house, Deadline reports.
Matthew Modine Boards Steve Jobs Pic
Modine will play John Sculley who lead Apple in 1983 after Jobs picked him as CEO and then fired Jobs two years later. Ashton Kutcher stars as the late Apple founder in the movie that Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) will direct, THR reports.
World Premiere of No God to Bow Stony Brook Fest
Terry Green's No God No Master starring David Strathairn will open the 17th Stony Brook Film Festival, taking place in Stony Brook, NY July 19 - 28. Other highlights include doc Side by Side narrated by Keanu Reaves and director/star Julie Delpy's Le Skylab, Variety reports.