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Sienna Miller in Trailer for Disappearance Drama 'American Woman'

"I miss my daughter..." Roadside Attractions has debuted an official trailer for indie disappearance mystery drama American Woman, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year (but it hasn't played at any other festivals). Originally titled The Burning Woman while in development, the film is the latest from English director Jake Scott (of Welcome to the Rileys) and stars Sienna Miller as a woman whose teenage daughter Bridget mysteriously disappears. She is left to raise her young grandson and navigates the trials and tribulations of subsequent years, until a long-awaited discovery of the truth is revealed. Oh boy, what do you think it is?! Perhaps you can figure it out. The cast includes Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, Amy Madigan, Will Sasso, Sky Ferreira, Alex Neustaedter, Macon Blair, and Pat Healy. Give it a look. Here's the first official trailer for Jake Scott's American Woman, direct from Roadside's YouTube: Set in rural Pennsylvania,
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The Toxic Avenger big-budget reboot finds its director

Back in December it was announced that Legendary Entertainment is prepping a big budget reboot of Troma’s cult classic mutant superhero comedy franchise The Toxic Avenger, and now comes word that the project has found its director.

Variety is reporting that actor turned filmmaker Macon Blair has signed on to write and direct the new movie, which is being produced by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma along with Alex Garcia and Kay Ashenfelter for Legendary.

The original film, released in 1984, a mild-mannered janitor who finds himself transformed into a mutated superhuman crime-fighter after falling into a vat of toxic waste. An early success for Troma, it spawned three sequels – The Toxic Avenger Part II, The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV – along with a stage musical, cartoon, and Marvel comic book series.

As yet, there’s no
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Filmmaker Macon Blair To Write & Direct ‘The Toxic Avenger’ Reboot

Macon Blair is one of the more interesting up-and-coming filmmakers. After appearing in Jeremy Saulnier’s films “Blue Ruin” and “Green Room,” and writing “Hold the Dark,” the actor-turned-filmmaker went on to write and direct his own feature, “I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore.” And if you take those four films as examples, it’s really difficult to pin down just what Blair’s sensibilities are, except to say that he loves taking genres and injecting his own, decidedly, fucked up style.

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Legendary's Reboot of The Toxic Avenger Will Be Written and Directed By Macon Blair

Actor Macon Blair has been hired by Legendary Pictures to direct their reboot of the 80’s cult classic The Toxic Avenger.

This is apparently a high priority project for Legendary. I have no idea if Blair is a good director or not. He recently directed the film I Don’t Feel At Home in This World, which I haven’t seen. But it’ll be interesting to see what he ends up doing with The Toxic Avenger.

The original film told the story of a bullied janitor who becomes a mutant superhero after falling into a vat of toxic waste and transforms into a radioactive hero. After the transformation, he stands up to bullies and corruption with irreverent zeal.

The film has become a successful cult movie, but I wonder if audiences are ready for this grotesque mutant hero to make a comeback.

Over the years, there were reports that
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‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot Lands in the Hands of ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’ Director Macon Blair

‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot Lands in the Hands of ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’ Director Macon Blair
Actor, writer and director Macon Blair is catching a bus to Tromaville. Blair has been tapped by Legendary to write and direct The Toxic Avenger reboot, bringing one of Lloyd Kaufman‘s most famous Z-movie figures further into the mainstream. Blair is a mainstay in Jeremy Saulnier’s films, including Murder Party, Blue Ruin, Green Room and Hold the Dark, which Blair also wrote. […]

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Legendary’s The Toxic Avenger Reboot to be Written and Directed by Macon Blair

Legendary Entertainment is taking a trip into Tromaville for a reboot of The Toxic Avenger, and Macon Blair is now in the driver's seat.

Variety reports that Macon Blair will write and direct a reboot of the cult classic Troma movie The Toxic Avenger for Legendary Entertainment, who acquired the feature film rights to The Toxic Avenger in late 2018.

Troma Entertainment's Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, who co-directed the original Toxic Avenger, will serve as executive producers on the reboot, with Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter supervising the project on behalf of Legendary.

Released in 1984, the original Toxic Avenger follows bullied janitor Melvin Ferd, who falls into toxic waste after being pursued by his tormentors, only to rise from certain death and transform into a disfigured defender of Tromaville. The film was followed by three sequels, a ’90s cartoon show, a stage musical, and a Marvel comic book series.
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Macon Blair Chosen to Write & Direct Legendary’s Toxic Avenger Reboot

Macon Blair first hit horror fans’ radars as an actor; he had prominent roles in Jeremy Saulnier’s first three films: Murder Party, Blue Ruin, and Green Room among many other parts. In 2017, he directed his first feature, I Don’t Feel at Home in the World Anymore, which was one of my favorites of that […] The post Macon Blair Chosen to Write & Direct Legendary’s Toxic Avenger Reboot appeared first on Dread Central.
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Macon Blair to Write and Direct ‘The Toxic Avenger’ Reboot

The Toxic Avenger remake has been in development for an age now, and some exciting filmmakers have been attached along the way, but today brings news of by far the most left-field bit of news yet. Per Variety, Macon Blair, perhaps best known as the star of Jeremy Saulnier's brutal films Blue Ruin and Green Room, will write and direct Legendary's reboot of the beloved cult classic. The original film was directed by Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman, and told of the nerdy, soft-spoken Melvin Junko, who gets pushed into a vat of toxic waste by …
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Toxic Avenger Reboot Locks in I Don't Feel at Home Director Macon Blair

Legendary's The Toxic Avenger reboot has Green Room's Macon Blair attached to write and direct. The reboot was officially announced late last year and fans of the gross out hero were very excited to hear the news. Now, it appears that the project is finally moving forward with Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment set to produce along with Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter of Legendary. 1984's The Toxic Avenger is often referred to as the movie that built the house of Troma, so the character is very near and dear to the hearts of Kaufman and Herz.

Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz produced The Toxic Avenger in 1984 and Kaufman couldn't be happier to be bringing the character back after a long absence, especially at Legendary. The origin story centers on a janitor who is chased out a second story window. He falls into a vat of toxic waste,
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Green Room's Macon Blair to Write And Direct The Toxic Avenger

Well this is fun news. Macon Blair, a regular staple of Jeremy Saulnier's films, has further expanded his repertoire with writing gigs (Hold the Dark) and directing (I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore). While primarily working within the realm of thrillers, his career will take more toxic turn this year. Variety is reporting that Blair has been hired to write and direct the reboot of cult favorite The Toxic Avenger for Legendary Pictures. (Lloyd) Kaufman and (Michael) Herz produced the original 1984 comedy, set in the fictional town of Tromaville, N.J., and centered on a mild-mannered janitor at a health club who’s chased out a second story window by...

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‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot to Be Written and Directed by Macon Blair

‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot to Be Written and Directed by Macon Blair
Two years after making his directorial debut with “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,” Macon Blair is stepping behind the camera for Legendary’s “Toxic Avenger” reboot. The actor-turned-filmmaker, whose on-screen resume includes everything from “Blue Ruin” and “Green Room” to “The Florida Project” and “Logan Lucky,” will both write and direct. Variety first broke the news, including the fact that Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman and Michel Herz are producing and Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter of Legendary are overseeing the project.

The former two also directed the 1984 original, a midnight-movie staple that was followed by the sequels “The Toxic Avenger Part II,” “The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie,” and “Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV”. “The Toxic Avenger” tells the tried-and-true story of a 98-pound janitor who falls into a vat of toxic waste (as you do) and, imbued with newfound powers,
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Legendary Taps Green Room’s Macon Blair To Helm The Toxic Avenger Reboot

Last December, it was reported that Legendary Entertainment had acquired the rights to The Toxic Avenger with plans for a reboot of the the horror-comedy property. And as per a new Variety report, it now seems that a writer and director has been found in one Macon Blair.

The star of Green Room might be better known for his acting career, but in 2017, Blair garnered strong reviews for his award-winning directorial feature debut I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore. The Toxic Avenger reboot, meanwhile, will be produced by Troma Entertainment founders Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz – who co-directed and co-produced the 1984 original – along with Legendary’s Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter.

While details on the reboot remain vague, the original Toxic Avenger told the knowingly ridiculous story of a mild-mannered janitor who developed superhuman size and strength after falling into a drum of toxic waste. The movie inspired three sequels,
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Macon Blair Writing and Directing ‘The Toxic Avenger’ Reboot for Legendary!

We learned late last year that Legendary Entertainment was developing a remake of Troma’s The Toxic Avenger, and Variety reports tonight that Macon Blair is on board to write and direct! Blair starred in the films Blue Ruin and Green Room, and he more recently wrote Netflix’s Hold the Dark and wrote/directed I Don’t Feel At […]
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Macon Blair to Direct and Write ‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot for Legendary (Exclusive)

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Macon Blair to Direct and Write ‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot for Legendary (Exclusive)
Macon Blair has been tapped to write and direct Legendary’s reboot of the cult classic “The Toxic Avenger,” sources tell Variety.

Legendary acquired the feature film rights in December and have quickly made the project a high priority at the studio. Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment will serve as producers with Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter overseeing for Legendary.

Kaufman and Herz produced the original 1984 comedy, set in the fictional town of Tromaville, N.J., and centered on a mild-mannered janitor at a health club who’s chased out a second story window by bullies and lands in a drum of toxic waste. The chemicals cause him to transform into the Toxic Avenger, who has superhuman size and strength and stands up to bullies and corruption.

The Toxic Avenger” became successful after a long run as a midnight movie in New York City, leading to the
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Thunder Road gets a UK trailer and poster

A poster and trailer have arrived online for the UK release of Jim Cumming’s comedy-drama Thunder Road. The film made its world premiere at the 2018 SXSW Festival where it was awarded the Grand Jury prize, and stars writer-director Cummings alongside Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson, Jocelyn DeBoer, Ammie Leonards, Chelsea Edmundson, Macon Blair and Bill Wise.; take a look here…

See Also: Read our ★ ★ ★ ★ review of Thunder Road here

Jim Arnaud (Jim Cummings), a Texan police officer, struggles to raise his daughter as a love letter to his late Mom. A tragicomic portrait of a failing figure of authority in America.

Thunder Road is set for a UK release on May 31st.

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Movie Review – Thunder Road (2018)

Thunder Road, 2018.

Directed by Jim Cummings.

Starring Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson, Jocelyn DeBoer, Ammie Leonards, Chelsea Edmundson, Macon Blair and Bill Wise.

Synopsis:

After a very public and embarrassing breakdown at his mother’s funeral, a policeman’s entire life begins to unravel.

It’s not uncommon for a filmmaker to extend their own shorts to feature length. Recent examples include the low-budget horror Lights Out and Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning breakout Whiplash, which both began life as shorts. The latest director to make this jump is Jim Cummings, who has turned his prize-winning short Thunder Road into the opening scene of a powerful and affecting feature of the same name.

That opening scene features police officer Jim Arnaud (Cummings) delivering a horrifically bloated and awkward eulogy at his mother’s funeral, culminating in a rendition of the Bruce Springsteen song that gives the film its title. Cummings
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Maisie Williams Locks in First Post Game of Thrones Movie with The Owners

Maisie Williams Locks in First Post Game of Thrones Movie with The Owners
It was announced today that Maisie Williams is set to star in the 90's-set thriller The Owners, directed by Julius Berg, with a screenplay by Berg and Matthieu Gompel, based on comic book from renowned artist Herrmann and written by Yves H. The film is produced by Alain de la Mata at UK-based Bluelight, and executive produced by Xyz Films. Xyz will handle North American sales with Versatile handling international at the upcoming Efm in Berlin. The film will shoot this spring in Kent, close to London, in an isolated Victorian mansion, with casting by Dan Hubbard.

The story takes place in rural England during the early 1990s. Childhood friends Nathan and Terry, broke and on the scrap heap at 20, are spurred on by an out-of-town sociopath named Gaz to rob Huggins, the elderly local doctor and his wife. Nathan's girlfriend Mary (Maisie Williams) is dead against the plan but
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Maisie Willaims Locks in First Post Game of Thrones Movie with The Owners

Maisie Willaims Locks in First Post Game of Thrones Movie with The Owners
It was announced today that Maisie Williams is set to star in the 90's-set thriller The Owners, directed by Julius Berg, with a screenplay by Berg and Matthieu Gompel, based on comic book from renowned artist Herrmann and written by Yves H. The film is produced by Alain de la Mata at UK-based Bluelight, and executive produced by Xyz Films. Xyz will handle North American sales with Versatile handling international at the upcoming Efm in Berlin. The film will shoot this spring in Kent, close to London, in an isolated Victorian mansion, with casting by Dan Hubbard.

The story takes place in rural England during the early 1990s. Childhood friends Nathan and Terry, broke and on the scrap heap at 20, are spurred on by an out-of-town sociopath named Gaz to rob Huggins, the elderly local doctor and his wife. Nathan's girlfriend Mary (Maisie Williams) is dead against the plan but
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Xyz Films Taps Tamir Ardon To Run New Documentary Division

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Tamir Ardon, who produced Xyz Films’ upcoming hybrid documentary Framing John DeLorean starring Alec Baldwin, has been hired as the company’s Head of Documentaries. The news comes as Xyz preps for its 10th year at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.

Ardon, based in Los Angeles, will oversee original documentary production and work with the North American sales team to expand its sales slate. He had been director of development at Zodiak USA and Mme filmpool USA, where he produced and distributed unscripted TV for both cable and network.

“We’ve always been drawn to non-fiction storytelling and supported doc filmmakers in achieving distribution,” Xyz said in a statement. “Bringing on Tamir enables us to work with our directors from an early stage and help get their movies made.”

On the docu side, Xyz previously produced Electric Boogaloo: The Wild and Untold Story of Cannon Films and handled sales on the skateboarding pics The Motivation,
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Ethan Hawke Joins RZA's New Orleans Heist Thriller Cut Throat City

Ethan Hawke Joins RZA's New Orleans Heist Thriller Cut Throat City
It was announced today that Four-time Oscar-nominated actor Ethan Hawke has signed on the New Orleans-set heist movie Cut Throat City, directed by RZA (of the Wu Tang Clan). The film also stars Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Eiza Gonz&#225lez, Kat Graham, Tip "T.I." Harris, Joel David Moore, Isiah Washington, Keean Johnson, Sam Daly, Denzel Whitaker, Rob Morgan, Rich Paul, Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Shameik Moore. Well Go USA preemptively acquired North American rights earlier this year for the picture for a nationwide theatrical release in 2019. Xyz Films is handling international sales.

Cut Throat City is produced by Elliott Michael Smith and Sean Lydiard of Rumble Riot Pictures. Michael Mendelsohn (Patriot Pictures and Union Patriot Capital Management), William Clevinger, Kyle Tekiela, and RZA, with P.G. Cuscheri writing the original screenplay. Natalie Perrotta Jon Levin, Roger Goff, and Jim Steele are Executive Producing and Jarod Einsohn is co-producing. The
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