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Machine Gun Kelly Joins Sandra Bullock in Thriller ‘Bird Box’

Machine Gun Kelly Joins Sandra Bullock in Thriller ‘Bird Box’
Colson Baker — aka Machine Gun Kelly — has joined the ensemble of the Netflix thriller “Bird Box,” starring Sandra Bullock.

Patti Cake$” breakout Danielle Macdonald, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Sarah Paulson, “Alita: Battle Angel” star Rosa Salazar, and Lil Rel Howery are also on board.

Susanne Bier is directing “Bird Box” from a script by “Arrival” writer Eric Heisserer.

The film follows a woman and a pair of children who are blindfolded then forced to walk through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river. Baker will play Felix in the pic.
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AFM: Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald Topline ‘Paradise Hills’ (Exclusive)

AFM: Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald Topline ‘Paradise Hills’ (Exclusive)
Emma Roberts and Danielle Macdonald (“Patti Cake$”) will star in “Paradise Hills,” which is being brought onto the American Film Market by Good Universe.

Teaming U.S. and Spanish talent, “Paradise Hills” is produced by Spain’s Nostromo Pictures.

The English-language “Paradise Hills” also marks the feature debut of Spain’s Alice Waddington, whose short, “Disco Inferno,” won best director at Austin’s Fantastic Fest.

Written by cult Spanish fantasy sci-fi auteur Nacho Vigalondo (“Colossal”) and Brian DeLeeuw (“Curvature”), Waddington’s feature is set in the not-too-distant future where Uma (Roberts) wakes up one morning in Paradise Hills, a high-class treatment facility on an isolated tropical island where well-off families send their daughters to become perfect versions of themselves.

Buzz on the film, presented as a project at the Austin Fantastic Fest Market, is that it will be visually striking — hardly surprising given Waddington’s “Disco Inferno,” a black and white, stylized tribute
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Sandra Bullock’s ‘Bird Box’ Rounds Out Starry Cast (Exclusive)

Sandra Bullock’s ‘Bird Box’ Rounds Out Starry Cast (Exclusive)
Patti Cake$” breakout Danielle Macdonald, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Sarah Paulson, and Lil Rel Howery have round out the ensemble cast of Netflix’s “Bird Box” starring Sandra Bullock.

John Malkovich is also on board.

Susanne Bier is directing “Bird Box” from a script by “Arrival” writer Eric Heisserer.

The story follows a woman and a pair of children who are blindfolded, and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river. Dylan Clark is producing with Chris Morgan and Clayton Townsend. The film was developed by Scott Stuber at Universal, before he moved to Netflix to head its feature film division.

It is unknown which character each actor will be playing.

This is MacDonald’s first major role since her critically acclaimed performance in Sundance pic “Patti Cake$.” She is repped by CAA.

Best known for his role in “Moonlight,” Rhodes can be seen next in Fox’s reboot of “Predator.” Paulson can currently
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‘Patti Cake$’ Star Danielle Macdonald Lands Lead Role in ‘White Girl Problems’

‘Patti Cake$’ Star Danielle Macdonald Lands Lead Role in ‘White Girl Problems’
Patti Cake$” star Danielle Macdonald will take the lead on Lionsgate’s “White Girl Problems.”

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$” in January at
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'Patti Cake$' to Open New Directors/New Films in NYC

'Patti Cake$' to Open New Directors/New Films in NYC
Patti Cake$ 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.

Dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent,...
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Sundance: Suburban Rapper Comedy 'Patti Cake$' Sparks $10M Bidding War

Sundance: Suburban Rapper Comedy 'Patti Cake$' Sparks $10M Bidding War
Suburban rapper comedy Patti Cake$ 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...
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Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2017 Competition, Next Lineups

Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2017 Competition, Next Lineups
These may be turbulent times for the country, but as sure as the sun rises tomorrow, the 33rd edition of the Sundance Film Festival brings tales of dysfunctional families, college hazing, and soldiers coping with Gulf War trauma, as well as new work from such independent film stalwarts as Parker Posey, Michael Cera, and Elizabeth Olsen.

And yet, if such offerings sound familiar, think again, as Sundance director John Cooper and director of programming Trevor Groth insist that the 2017 lineup for the festival’s four juried categories — American and World narrative, and documentary competitions — as well as Next, includes a wealth of new voices, one-of-a-kind portraits of never-before-seen characters, and fresh spins on mainstream genres.

This year, the most intense segment of the selection process occurred at the very moment Americans were focused on the election. “While that was going on in the outside world, we were watching films showing the other side — an intimate, more personal side of people’s lives,” Cooper told Variety. “In the end, it gives me great encouragement and optimism, even with everything happening out there. The work we’re seeing this year adds so much dimension. It’s really the human side. Giving the whole story of who we are is really important to the world.”

The festival’s U.S. dramatic competition comprises 16 films, eight of them debut features, including Matt Spicer’s social-media stalker comedy “Ingrid Goes West,” in which Aubrey Plaza’s character is obsessed with the aforementioned Olsen
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