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Come To Daddy Acquired by Saban Films for Us Distribution

A potential bonding opportunity between estranged father (Stephen McHattie) and son (Elijah Wood) takes a demented turn when some surprise visitors show up in Ant Timpson's feature-length directorial debut, Come to Daddy. Following its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and ahead of its screening at the Overlook Film Festival, Come to Daddy has been acquired by Saban Films for Us distribution.

A theatrical release for Come to Daddy is being planned, but an exact release date has yet to be announced. We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details as they are revealed.

In the meantime, we have the full press release and previously released clip below, and in case you missed it, read Heather's Tribeca interview with Timpson and Wood.

From the Press Release: Los Angeles – Saban Films announced today that they have acquired Us rights to producer Ant Timpson’s directorial debut Come to Daddy,
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Into the woods by Anne-Katrin Titze

Rick Kelly with Anne-Katrin Titze at Carmine Street Guitars on instigator Jim Jarmusch: "I really like The Limits of Control because there's some of my dialogue that's in that movie." Photo: Ed Bahlman

In Ron Mann's welcoming Carmine Street Guitars (a New York Film Festival highlight in Spotlight on Documentary), dedicated to Jonathan Demme, featuring the mastery of Rick Kelly and Cindy Hulej we go into the woods.

Jim Jarmusch, along with Eszter Balint, Patti Smith's Lenny Kaye, Bill Frisell, Charlie Sexton, Marc Ribot (Alexandre Moors' The Yellow Birds), Eleanor Friedberger, Christine Bougie of the Bahamas, Wilko's Nels Cline, The Roots' Kirk Douglas, Jamie Hince of The Kills, Lou Reed's guitar tech Stewart Hurwood, Dallas Good and Travis Good of The Sadies, who also composed the music for the documentary, all appear in the shop and play guitar except one.

Rick Kelly: "I really
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Saban Films Acquires North American Rights to Richard Bates Jr.’s Tone-deaf

Ahead of its premiere at SXSW later this month, Saban Films announced that they've acquired North American rights to Tone-Deaf, from Excision, Suburban Gothic, and Trash Fire director Richard Bates Jr.

Los Angeles – Saban Films announced today that they have acquired North American rights to Richard Bates Jr.’s horror thriller Tone-Deaf. The film stars Robert Patrick and Amanda Crew, and is produced by Circle of Confusion’s Lawrence Mattis, Brad Mendelsohn and Matt Smith, and Best Medicine ProductionsBrion Hambel and Paul Jensen. Tone-Deaf will make its World Premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.

Tone-Deaf follows millennial Olive (Crew) who, after losing her job and imploding her latest dysfunctional relationship, leaves the city for a weekend of peace in the country, only to discover the shockingly dark underbelly of rural America. She rents an eccentric, ornate country house from Harvey (Patrick), an old-fashioned widower who's struggling to hide his psychopathic tendencies.
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Saban Films Acquires Rights to Horror-Thriller ‘Tone-Deaf’ Ahead of SXSW

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Saban Films Acquires Rights to Horror-Thriller ‘Tone-Deaf’ Ahead of SXSW
Saban Films announced on Friday that it has acquired North American rights to the horror-thriller, “Tone-Deaf,” ahead of its world premiere at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival.

The film, directed by Richard Bates Jr., stars Robert Patrick (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”) and Amanda Crew (“Silicon Valley”).

Tone-Deaf” follows millennial Olive (Crew) who, after losing her job and imploding her latest dysfunctional relationship, leaves the city for a weekend of peace in the country, only to discover the shockingly dark underbelly of rural America. She rents an eccentric, ornate country house from Harvey (Patrick), an old-fashioned widower who’s struggling to hide his psychopathic tendencies. Soon two generations collide with terrifying results in this home invasion horror film that is also a darkly comedic critique of the bizarre cultural and political climate that currently exists.

The
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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Goes to Saban Films, All-Star Cast Teased

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Kevin Smith's highly-anticipated Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, the sequel to the 2001 comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Jason Mewes and Smith are reprising the lead roles, alongside a number of returning players from the star-studded cast of the original movie, as well as a fresh new crop of cameos from the worlds of movies, TV, music and podcasting. Saban Films has committed to a substantial theatrical release. Jordan Monsanto of Smodco is producing alongside Destro Film's Liz Destro. Production is currently underway.

Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith) were first introduced 25 years ago in Smith's directorial debut, Clerks. The unlikely stoner icons have subsequently appeared in Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks II, as well as the animated film Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. The new movie will skewer reboots,
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First Look at Hilary Duff in The Haunting of Sharon Tate

First Look at Hilary Duff in The Haunting of Sharon Tate
The 50th anniversary of the Sharon Tate murders happens next year, and there is more interest in the heinous crime than ever before. Most attention has been placed on Quentin Tarantino's upcoming epic Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which will use the Tate murder as a wraparound for its 60s set story. But there is another Sharon Tate movie coming, and today we have a first look at this true crime psychological thriller.

The Haunting of Sharon Tate stars former Disney princess Hilary Duff in the title role. And she has already been lambasted by Sharon Tate's sister over the movie. It's Margot Robbie playing Sharon Tate in Tarantino's film, which has garnered less vitriol from the Tate family. A first look photo shows what Duff has in store while embedding the character.

Saban Films announced today that they have acquired U.S. distribution rights from Voltage Pictures
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Olivia Wilde’s ‘A Vigilante’ Picked Up by Saban Films and DirecTV

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Olivia Wilde’s ‘A Vigilante’ Picked Up by Saban Films and DirecTV
Olivia Wilde’s “A Vigilante” has sold to Saban Films, along with DirecTV, at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Sarah Daggar-Nickson wrote and directed the crime drama. “A Vigilante” follows a once abused woman, Sadie (Wilde), who devotes herself to ridding victims of their domestic abusers. Morgan Spector, Kyle Catlett, C.J. Wilson, Tonye Patano, Chuck Cooper, Betsy Aidem, Judy Marte also star.

The film first premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March, and was nominated for a SXSW Gamechanger Award.

Also Read: Netflix Acquires Genevieve Nnaji's 'Lionheart' in Worldwide Deal

“Olivia plays a badass vigilante which is refreshing and relevant while also shining a much-deserved light on domestic abuse,” Saban Films CEO Bill Bromiley said in a statement. “This role shows a side of Olivia that we haven’t seen before and audiences will love.”

“A Vigilante” will be released theatrically by Saban in the first
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Infusing spirit by Anne-Katrin Titze

The Yellow Birds‬ director A‪lexandre Moors with Anne-Katrin Titze‬ on two John Schlesinger films and Ann Roth ‪dressing Jennifer Aniston‬ and Toni Collette: "She did the costumes of Marathon Man, which is one of my favorite movies. And Midnight Cowboy. So we clicked right away." Photo: Nina Baron

Alexandre Moors, before the theatrical première of The Yellow Birds "Director's Cut" and the post-screening discussion on opening night in New York with him and Ronnie Porto, spoke with me about the casting of Alden Ehrenreich and Tye Sheridan for the roles of the two young soldiers.

Production designer Annie Beauchamp, the dressing of Jennifer Aniston and Toni Collette by Ann Roth, Clément Cogitore's ghostly war film Neither Heaven Nor Earth (Ni Le Ciel Ni La Terre), Donna Maloney in Morocco, playing with the Garden of Eden, the descent from the cross, and what colour might be coming up
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The threshold move by Anne-Katrin Titze

Denis Lavant‬ on Hannah Gross (Susan) and Tye Sheridan (Andy) in Rick Alverson's The Mountain: "A great love story." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Denis Lavant, having just come back from Upstate New York where he was working on Rick Alverson's The Mountain, starring Jeff Goldblum with Hannah Gross (Michael Almereyda's Marjorie Prime) playing his daughter and Tye Sheridan (Alexandre Moors's The Yellow Birds) her boyfriend, spoke with me about his first experience in making a Us feature film.

A Leos Carax and Emmanuel Bourdieu favourite, Denis Lavant, plays a "spirit man, a shaman" in Alverson's latest endeavour, co-written with Person to Person director Dustin Guy Defa (Caveh Zahedi's The Show About The Show) and Colm O'Leary (The Comedy).

Denis Lavant on the cast of The Mountain: "My daughter is named Hannah Gross, who is Canadian and the Dr. Fiennes is the great actor Jeff Goldblum.
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In the crosshairs by Anne-Katrin Titze

The Yellow Birds‬ director ‪Alexandre Moors‬ on Kevin Powers' novel adapted by David Lowery and Ronnie Porto: "The book is beautiful. A beautiful piece of English literature." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Yellow Birds, shot by Sundance award-winner Daniel Landin (Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin) and edited by Joe Klotz with a a terrific score by Adam Wiltzie, Adam Peters and Marc Ribot, stars Alden Ehrenreich and Tye Sheridan with Jack Huston, Jennifer Aniston (also an executive producer), Toni Collette, Jason Patric, Lee Tergesen, and Olivia Crocicchia.

Alexandre Moors joined me for a conversation on his second feature (after Blue Caprice with Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond). The first time I heard about Kevin Powers' novel The Yellow Birds was from the director of Augustine, Alice Winocour when she was in New York for her film Disorder (Maryland) during Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in 2016. Matthias Schoenaerts played Vincent, a soldier returning from.
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Movie Review – The Yellow Birds (2018)

The Yellow Birds, 2018.

Directed by Alexandre Moors.

Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, Toni Collette, Jason Patric, Olivia Crocicchia, Renée Willett, Lee Tergesen, Aylin Tezel, Robert Pralgo, Robert Beck, Mikey Collins, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Carter Redwood, Wilbur Fitzgerald, Carrie Wampler, Rhoda Griffis, and Jennifer Aniston.

Synopsis:

Two young soldiers, Bartle (21) and Murph (18) navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph’s mother before their deployment.

There is an emotional tale of war trauma, grief, and lost souls to be found in Alexandre Moor’s sophomore feature The Yellow Birds (based on the novel by Kevin Powers which more intriguingly is co-adapted by A Ghost Story director David Lowery) struggling to land with the impact of a mortar strike, and the dry execution likely has nothing to do with
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Saban Films Acquires Us Rights to Supernatural Thriller Between Worlds, Starring Nicolas Cage

It wasn’t too long ago that news broke out of Sundance that Saban Films had acquired Lizzie, and now the company has obtained the Us distribution rights to a new supernatural thriller starring Nicolas Cage called Between Worlds.

Press Release: Los Angeles – Saban Films, who has been one of the most active U.S. distributors on the Croisette this week, has acquired U.S. distribution rights to writer/director Maria Pulera’s supernatural thriller Between Worlds which stars Nicolas Cage, Penelope Mitchell, Franka Potente, and Hopper Penn. Eric Banoun and David Hillary produced alongside Pulera via their company Rise Up, LLC. Saban Films is planning a day-and-date theatrical/VOD release.

Between Worlds follows Joe (Cage), a down-on-his-luck truck driver haunted by the memory of his deceased wife and child. He meets Julie (Potente) a spiritually gifted woman who enlists Joe in a desperate effort to find the lost soul of her comatose daughter,
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Horror Highlights: Happy Death Day 2 and Omaze, Revenge Trailer, Keepers, Chilling Tales For Dark Nights Audiobooks

Want to score a walk-on role in Happy Death Day 2? Omaze has got you covered with a nightmare-induced Happy Death Day experience. Also in today's Horror Highlights: a new trailer for Revenge, Keepers finds a home at Saban Films, and Chilling Tales For Dark Nights audiobook from BabblePress.

Omaze Presents A Happy Death Experience: "On the heels of announcements confirming Happy Death Day 2, the cast has teamed up with Omaze to offer fans the chance to live their own death day nightmare, by scoring a walk-on role in the sequel. In addition, being an extra in the highly-anticipated film, the winner will also get to bring a friend on a ghost tour with lead actress Jessica Rothe and director Christopher Landon. Flights and hotels are all covered.

Horror movie fans can enter for the chance to win this dream experience with $10 donations by visiting www.omaze.com/death.
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Saban Films Snaps Up North American Rights To Keanu Reeves Crime Thriller ‘Siberia’ – Cannes

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Exclusive: Here in Cannes, Saban Films has inked a deal for North American rights to Keanu Reeves’ romantic crime thriller Siberia. Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films, with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers.

Reeves stars opposite Ana Ularu (Inferno) in the fearture from director Matthew Ross (Frank & Lola), with supporting cast including Molly Ringwald (Riverdale) and Pasha Lychnikoff (Ray Donovan).

Penned by Scott B. Smith from a story by Hamel and Smith, Siberia follows Lucas Hill (Reeves), an American diamond trader who sells blue diamonds of dubious origin to buyers in Russia. As the deal quickly begins to disintegrate, he falls into an obsessive relationship with a Russian cafe owner (Ularu) in a small Siberian town while colliding with the treacherous world of the diamond trade.

Producers are Stephen Hamel (Passengers) and Reeves of Company Films, Gabriela Bacher of Summerstorm Entertainment/Film House Germany,
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The Yellow Birds Movie Trailer: Alden Ehrenreic & Tye Sheridan are Involved in a War Crime

The Yellow Birds Trailer

Alexandre MoorsThe Yellow Birds (2017) movie trailer stars Alden Ehrenreich, Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, Jennifer Aniston, and Toni Collette. The Yellow Birds‘ plot synopsis: based on the book by Kevin Powers, “Two young men, Daniel Murphy (Tye Sheridan) and Brandon Bartle (Alden Ehrenreich), enlist in the army and are deployed to [...]

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Alden Ehrenreich Endures the Aftermath of War in First Trailer for ‘The Yellow Birds’

Alexandre MoorsBlue Caprice was a harrowing, stunningly-shot depiction of the D.C. sniper attacks. The director made his return at last year’s Sundance with the war/Ptsd drama The Yellow Birds, co-written by David Lowery, and now it’s finally getting a release some 17 months later. The delay seems to be two-fold as we imagine the distributors were waiting for its star, Alden Ehrenreich, to have his Solo break-out, and also, the drama comes up short.

Dan Mecca said in his review, “Moors is a filmmaker with immense talent, as demonstrated in his Sundance film Blue Caprice from a few years back, but the beats don’t quite align this time around. This kind of film is important and should be made and made often. Perhaps the problem is that this kind of film has been made, and made often, and made a bit better.”

Also starring Jennifer Aniston,
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New trailer and images for The Yellow Birds starring Alden Ehrenreich, Tye Sheridan and Jennifer Aniston

Ahead of its arrival on DirecTV in just weeks, Saban Films has released a new trailer and batch of images for director Alexandre Moors’ upcoming Iraq War drama The Yellow Birds which stars Jennifer Aniston, Alden Ehrenreich, Tye Sheridan, Toni Collette, Jason Patric, and Jack Huston; take a look here…

Against the explosive backdrop of the Iraq War, young soldiers Brandon Bartle (Alden Ehrenreich) and Daniel Murphy (Tye Sheridan) forge a deep bond of friendship. When tragedy strikes the platoon, one soldier must return home to face the hard truth behind the incident, and help a grieving mother (Jennifer Aniston) find peace. With a compelling mix of battle action and poignant drama, The Yellow Birds is an unforgettable movie whose power resonates long after the final frame.

The Yellow Birds arrives on direcTV on May 17th and is set for a theatrical release on June 15th.

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Trailer for Iraq War Film 'The Yellow Birds' with Ehrenreich & Sheridan

"Promise me you'll take care of him over there." Saban Films has unveiled an official Us trailer for an indie war drama titled The Yellow Birds, which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year (not this year). This is the second film from director Alexandre Moors, who last made the acclaimed Blue Caprice. The film follows Brandon Bartle, played by Alden Ehrenreich, and the difficulties he faces in keeping his humanity, his urge to survive and his friend Murph, played by Tye Sheridan, alive during the war in Iraq, as well as his life and struggles with his memories of the war after he comes back to Virginia. The cast includes Jennifer Aniston, Toni Collette, Jason Patric, Jack Huston, Lee Tergesen, and Robert Pralgo. Yet another one of these Iraq war films about how bad it is. This looks intense and very emotional. Here's the first official trailer
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‘The Yellow Birds’ Trailer: Jennifer Aniston & Alden Ehrenreich Lead Big-Name Cast In Iraq War Drama

‘The Yellow Birds’ Trailer: Jennifer Aniston & Alden Ehrenreich Lead Big-Name Cast In Iraq War Drama
Two young U.S. soldiers are heading for a deployment in Iraq. “Promise you’ll look out for him over there,” the mother of one tells her son’s buddy. “Yeah, of course,” he replies.

But war is hell — in many ways — as laid out in the first trailer for The Yellow Birds, which mixes intense battle action with intense post-battle emotion.

The logline: Brandon Bartle (Alden Ehrenreich) and Daniel Murphy (Tye Sheridan) forge a deep bond of friendship during boot camp. When tragedy strikes their platoon in Iraq, one of them must return home to face the hard truth behind the incident and help a grieving mother (Jennifer Aniston) find peace. Toni Collette, Jason Patric and Jack Huston also star.

Alexandre Moors directs from a script by David Lowery and R.F.I. Porto based on Kevin Powers’ bestselling novel. Jeffrey Sharpe, Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon are the producers, with
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‘The Yellow Birds’ Trailer: Alden Ehrenreich Goes Indie Before ‘Solo’ in Iraq War Drama

‘The Yellow Birds’ Trailer: Alden Ehrenreich Goes Indie Before ‘Solo’ in Iraq War Drama
Everyone is going to know Alden Ehrenreich’s name later this month when Disney releases “Solo: A Star Wars Solo” around the world, which should only get more eyeballs on the indie war drama “The Yellow Birds.” The film is the latest from “Blue Caprice” director Alexandre Moors and debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

The Yellow Birds” stars Ehrenreich and “Ready Player One” star Tye Sheridan as soldiers who become friends during a tour in Iraq. After a tragedy strikes their platoon, Ehrenreich’s solider must return home and pick up the pieces of his life, which includes helping a grieving mother find peace. Toni Collette and Jennifer Aniston co-star.

With its mix of psychological drama and intense war scenes, “The Yellow Birds” looks like a compelling mix of “The Hurt Locker” and Moors’ own “Blue Caprice.” Moors is known for shooting in close-up to create
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