Michael Fassbender Goes Pop Star For Frank; Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers Sells Ahead of Toronto: Biz Break

Also in Tuesday afternoon's round-up of news briefs, AMC Entertainment's acquisition is now complete. After Dark Films eyes a horror. The Dark Knight Rises passes another box office milestone. And Jim Carrey is confirmed for a Kick-Ass role.

Harmony Korine's Venice/Toronto Film Spring Breakers Headed to U.S. Theaters
U.S. rights to the film have been picked up by Annapurna Pictures. Starring James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, Heather Morris, and Gucci Mane, Spring Breakers is a college pop-culture and music-fueled story following the adventure of four young girls gone wild on spring break. As part of the main competition, the film will receive its worldwide premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Tuesday, September 5th followed by a North American premiere set for Friday, September 7th at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Wanda Group Completes AMC Entertainment Acquisition
Chinese company Dalian Wanda Group said it has completed its acquisition of AMC Entertainment Holdings, creating the world's largest cinema owner. The transaction is valued at about $2.6 billion. "We now look forward to working with AMC’s CEO Gerry Lopez and his team to invest in and build on the company’s widely-recognized brand and the incomparable entertainment experience AMC offers to its millions of customers," said Wanda president Wang Jianlin.

After Dark Eyes Horror Script Beatus
After Dark Films is looking to pick up the script to Beatus, by writing-duo, Kristen Ruhlin and Tony Repinski. The story revolves around a girl who expereinces symptoms of the Stigmata and discovers that true evil maybe within the walls of the church. Repinski and Ruhlin worked together previously on the horror, DarkHighway.

Around the 'net…

Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson to Take On Frank
Fassbender and Gleeson will star in Lenny Abrahamson's next project Frank. Film4 will co-finance with the Irish Film Board. It is described as a comedy about a young wannabe musician, played by Gleeson, who discovers he's taken on more than he can handle when joining an eccentric pop band lead by Frank (Fassbender). THR reports.

The Dark Knight Rises Is 2nd Film to Pass $100M on IMAX
Avatar was the first to pass the milestone. The numbers include domestic and overseas grosses, Deadline reports.

Jim Carrey Takes Colonel Role in Kick-Ass 2
Carrey will play the role of the Colonel in the Jeff Wadlow-directed sequel. Carrey will star with Chloe Moretz, Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicolas Cage, Deadline reports.



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