Golden Globes Set Dates; Pontius Pilate Is Headed To The Big Screen: Biz Break
Also in Tuesday afternoon's round-up of news briefs, Dimension Films goes for a psychological thriller. Sundance and SXSW doc winners head for release. Kick-Ass 2 gets a "Night Bitch," while the next Thor picks a return character.
Angry Little God to Thrill U.S. Audiences
Dimension Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Daniel Stamm's psychological thriller Angry Little God. Stamm and his writing partner David Birke adapted the script from the original film which follows a bright but meek individual drowning in debt and desperate as he's about to be married. He receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he’s on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a cash prize of over $6 million. He accepts the challenge, but even with thousands of dollars suddenly appearing in his bank account, he realizes he’s in over his head. IM Global will finance and produce the film.
Golden Globes Set Dates
"The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and producer dick clark productions (dcp) will present “The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards” live on Sunday, January 13, 2013. Next year’s show will air live on NBC coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m (PT) and 8-11 p.m. (ET) from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Nominations for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be announced at 8 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, December 13. This year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award , honoring the lifetime achievements of actors and filmmakers, will be announced on November 1."
Sundance & SXSW Doc Winners Head for Distribution
SnagFilms will handle domestic distribution rights for Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner The House I Live In and SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner Beware of Mr. Baker. House centers on America's war on drugs, while Mr. Baker takes a look at drummer Ginger Baker who worked with Eric Clapton, Cream and Blind Faith. Digital distribution is expected to cover "key pay platforms and eventual ad-supported release" on snagfilms.com.
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Warner Bros. Stakes Out Pontius Pilate
The studio has picked up a script by Woman On Top writer Vera Blasi that centers on the Biblical figure who became the Roman governor over Judea and oversaw the fateful decision to crucify Jesus, Deadline reports.
Lindy Booth Eyes Kick-Ass 2
Booth is in talks to be cast in the super-hero sequel as Night Bitch. Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz are reprising their respective roles of Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl in the second installment, Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, directed by Jeff Wadlow, THR reports.
Kat Dennings Eyes Thor 2
2 Broke Girls star Kat Dennings will again play techie Darcy Lewis in Marvel Studios' sequel Thor: The Dark World, Deadline reports.