Homeland and Modern Family Bit At Emmys; New York Film Festival To Host 25th Anniversary Of The Princess Bride: Biz Break
Also in Monday morning's round-up of news briefs, Toronto's How To Make Money Selling Drugs is set for a U.S. release. Cloud Atlas, meanwhile readies for an IMAX release. And Perks of Being a Wallflower and Diana Vreeland open strong in the Specialty Box Office over the weekend.
Cast Reunion of The Princess Bride Set at New York Film Festival
Guests including Rob Reiner and cast members Billy Crystal, Cary Elwes, Carol Kane, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon and Robin Wright will come together for the 25th anniversary presentation of The Princess Bride at the 2012 New York Film Festival. The Academy and the Film Society are organizing the screening, which will take place Tuesday, October 2nd from a new 35mm print at Alice Tully Hall in New York. The Princess Bride 25th anniversary Blu-ray will be available October 2nd from MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
How To Make Money Selling Drugs Heads to U.S. Theaters
The film which had its world premiere at the recent Toronto International Film Festival has been picked up by Tribeca Film. Directed by Matthew Cooke, the provocative documentary offers an in-depth look at the high-stakes world of drug dealing and drug enforcement by blending authentic reportage with pop culture references. Tribeca Film plans a 2013 theatrical release day and date with on-demand platforms.
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Homeland and Modern Family Triumph at 2012 Primetime Emmys
Homeland wins best drama at the Emmys Sunday night, ending the four year straight win of AMC's Mad Men. Modern Family, meanwhile won best comedy. Both shows also picked up acting awards, as well as a writing prize for Homeland and directing for Modern Family, Deadline reports.
Cloud Atlas Sails into Imax Theaters October 26
Based on David Mitchell's best selling 2004 novel, the epic drama by the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer will be digitally re-mastered and released in N. American Imax theaters October 26. The film stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Xun Zhou, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant, all appearing in multiple roles, THR reports.
Perks of Being a Wallflower, Diana Vreeland Shine, The Master Shows Momentum: Specialty Box Office
The overall box office still has a case of the doldrums but a couple of new specialty movies this weekend had robust openings. Summit scored with its rollout of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, averaging a stellar $61K. That’s the fourth best per-theater average of the year, Deadline reports.