Anne Hathaway To Do Cabaret One Night Only; Ruben Fleischer Eyes Zombieland: Biz Break
Also in Wednesday afternoon's round-up of news briefs, a Tony Bennett documentary is headed to theaters. John Boorman will lead the jury in a Moroccan festival. And China goes for the film jugular at the upcoming Tokyo International Film Festival.
The Zen of Bennett Heads to U.S. Theaters
The film is an intimate portrait of legendary singer Tony Bennett, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. Abramorama, which will handle the theatrical release of the film, will roll hit out beginning in New York October 24th with L.A., San Francisco and other cities November 2nd Benedetto Films which is handling rights for the title has completed a deal with Netflix for streaming beginning November 12th.
John Boorman Named Marrakech Film Festival President
The winner of two Best Director awards at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1997), the filmmaker will head the jury at the Moroccan festival, taking place November 30 - December 8.
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Anne Hathaway to Channel Cabaret For New York Public Theater
Titled, "Perfectly Marvelous: The Songs of Cabaret with Anne Hathaway and Friends," the benefit show will take place at Joe's Pub on October 24th. The performance at the venue, an intimate cabaret annex of the NY Public Theater, will be fro the classic John Kander and Fred Ebb musical, THR reports.
Zombieland Director Ruben Fleischer Eyes Spy Hunter
This is the film adaptation of the classic 1983 Bally Midway video game. The Warner's Bros. project had been making the studio rounds for the last decade, first attracting John Woo and the Rock in 2004, Vulture reports.
China Pulls Film From Tokyo Film Festival Over Islands Row
Festival organizers said that Yim Ho's Hong Kong-Chinese film Floating City, a Cantonese-language feature that centers on the meteoric rise of an illiterate man (played by Aaron Kwok) from a local fishing family to a powerful figure in Hong Kong's corporate world will not screen at the festival, which opens next month. China is currently locked in a diplomatic stand-off with Japan about the ownership of a few uninhabited islands in the South China Sea that Japan has administered for decades, The Guardian reports.