4 items from 2017
Lauren Palmigiano came on board a year ago to direct “White Girl Problems” with Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman producing the movie project. It’s the feature directorial debut for Palmigiano, formerly the head writer and executive producer at “Funny or Die” and the creative mind behind dozens of the site’s videos and creative content.
Banks and Handelman are producing through their Brownstone Productions banner. Alison Small is the executive overseeing the project for Brownstone.
Alisha Brophy and Scott Miles adapted the bestselling book by Babe Walker, published in 2012 about a young woman with a massive social network who lands in rehab after spending $246,893.50 in one afternoon at Barneys — then decides to write her memoir about the hurdles she’s had to overcome such as hating her horse and her job.
Fox Searchlight acquired rights to “Patti Cake$” in January at »
- Dave McNary
15 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Patti Cake$ is ready for the Big Apple.
Fresh off its world premiere at Sundance, the Fox Searchlight suburban rapper comedy will open the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center's New Directors/New Films festival, which funs March 15-26 in New York City.
The film stars Danielle Macdonald as an aspiring rapper from New Jersey named Patricia “Killa P” Dombrowski, and marks the feature directing debut of Geremy Jasper, the music video director who also wrote the screenplay.
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- Ashley Lee
After a heated bidding war, Fox Searchlight has walked away with “Patti Cake$” for $10.5 million.
The indie label beat out several other players, including Amazon Studios, Neon and Lionsgate, for the well-reviewed comedy about a rap star from New Jersey.
More to come. »
- Ramin Setoodeh
23 January 2017 7:50 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Suburban rapper comedy Patti Cake$ is the latest film to spark a heated bidding war at Sundance. Sources say the film, fronted by newcomer Danielle Macdonald, has crossed the $10 million mark following its world premiere at the festival on Monday afternoon.
Fox Searchlight, Annapurna Pictures, The Orchard and Neon are among those distributors who are in hot pursuit of the hip-hop inspired film.
Macdonald plays an aspiring rapper from New Jersey named Patricia “Killa P” Dombrowski in the film, which marks the feature directing debut of Geremy Jasper, who also wrote the screenplay.
Jasper is known for his edgy »
- Tatiana Siegel
4 items from 2017
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