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North American deal for Kriv Stenders’ ‘Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan’

Travis Fimmel.

Saban Films has snapped up North American rights to Kriv Stenders’ Vietnam War movie Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan.

Travis Fimmel stars as Major Harry Smith, who led a largely inexperienced company of 108 men who held off about 2,500 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers for three and a half hours in torrential rain on August 18 1966.

The drama scripted by Stuart Beattie, based on a story by James Nicholas, Jack Brislee, Karel Segers and Paul Sullivan, co-stars Luke Bracey, Richard Roxburgh, Daniel Webber, Nicholas Hamilton, Aaron Glenane, Anthony Hayes and Stephen Peacocke.

Transmission Films will launch the film produced by Red Dune Productions’ Martin Walsh and Deeper Water Films’ John and Michael Schwarz on August 8. It will premiere at the Sydney Film Festival.

The key crew includes Dop Ben Nott, costume designer Lizzie Gardiner, production designer Sam Hobbs, special effects supervisor Brian Cox, composer Caitlin Yeo and
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Luke Bracey, Jessica Capshaw, Frances Fisher, Jake Manley, Kristin Chenoweth & More Join Emma Roberts In ‘Holidate’ Film At Netflix

Exclusive: Holidate, the Netflix romantic comedy, has added a bevy of actors including Luke Bracey, Jake Manley, Jessica Capshaw (Grey’s Anatomy), Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor, Frances Fisher, Manish Dayal, and Kristin Chenoweth. Emmy winner John Whitesell is directing the film based on a screenplay by Tiffany Paulsen. Emma Roberts was previously announced to star.

The pic, which is being produced by Wonderland’s McG and Mary Viola, follows Sloane (Roberts) and Jackson (Bracey), both of whom hate the holidays! Their enduring singledom leaves them subject to the judgment of their meddling family members or stuck with clingy, awkward dates on each festive occasion. When these two meet, they pledge to be each other’s plus-ones for each holiday celebration over the course of the year.
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First look: Kriv Stenders’ ‘Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan’

Travis Fimmel as Major Harry Smith.

Transmission Films has released two images and the trailer of Kriv Stenders’ Vietnam War movie Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan.

Travis Fimmel plays Major Harry Smith, who led a largely inexperienced company of 108 men who held off about 2,500 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers for three and a half hours in torrential rain on August 18 1966.

The drama scripted by Stuart Beattie, based on a story by James Nicholas, Jack Brislee, Karel Segers and Paul Sullivan, co-stars Luke Bracey, Richard Roxburgh, Daniel Webber, Nicholas Hamilton, Aaron Glenane, Anthony Hayes and Stephen Peacocke.

Transmission Films will launch the film produced by Red Dune Productions’ Martin Walsh and Deeper Water Films’ John and Michael Schwarz on August 8.

“To see the battle portrayed on screen for the first time is a heart pounding and emotional experience for audiences. The passion and expertise of the filmmaking team
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Kriv Stenders reflects on success and failure

Kriv Stenders on the Mumbai set of ‘Jack Irish’ last year (Photo credit: Martin McGrath)

Kriv Stenders has an enviable track record as the director of both Red Dog hits, The Principal, The Pacific: In the wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill (co-directed with Sally Aitken), The Go-Betweens: Right Here and episodes of Jack Irish, Doctor Doctor and Hunters.

But even he acknowledges it took him 10 years to make his first feature – which he self-funded – and he has had his share of failures.

Currently in post on his Vietnam War movie Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan for producers Martin Walsh and John and Michael Schwarz, Stenders shared his experiences to encourage directors who are struggling to make their first or second features.

He was responding to a ground-breaking study by UK analyst Stephen Follows, reported by If, which shows far fewer directors in Australia get the chance to make their second feature,
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Richard Linklater-mentored 'What Breaks The Ice' heads to Afm with Saboteur (exclusive)

Richard Linklater-mentored 'What Breaks The Ice' heads to Afm with Saboteur (exclusive)
Coming-of-age thriller stars Sofia Hublitz from Ozark, Madelyn Cline of Stranger Things, Boy Erased.

Saboteur Media will handle worldwide sales rights to Afm-bound What Breaks The Ice, a thriller mentored by Richard Linklater that features rising stars from hit shows like Ozark, Glow, and Stranger Things.

The coming-of-age thriller centres on two 15-year-old girls whose summer takes an unexpected turn when they become accidental accomplices in a fatal crime.

Sofia Hublitz (Ozark), Madelyn Cline, Joel Allen (Never Goin’ Back), Shakira Barrera (Glow), Erik Jensen (Messengers), Catherine Curtin and Aimee Mullins (Stranger Things) star.

Rebecca Eskreis makes her feature directorial debut,
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Saboteur Media to launch Afm sales on gothic vampire tale 'Carmilla' (exclusive)

Production scheduled for spring 2019.

New York-based Saboteur Media will launch worldwide sales at Afm on the upcoming gothic teen vampire film Carmilla starring Lin Shaye from Insidious and Robert Englund from A Nightmare On Elm Street.

Production is scheduled to start in New York in April May 2019 on Carmilla, which is inspired by the 19th century Irish novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu that predated Bram Stoker’s Dracula by 26 years.

The story takes place in New England where a young woman recovering from an accident is taken into the home of Puritan pastors. Her arrival sparks a sexual awakening in the ministers’ twins,
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Heath Ledger Scholarship finalist Aaron Glenane is on a roll

Aaron Glenane in ‘Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan.’

Aaron Glenane is honoured to be among the 10 finalists for this year’s Heath Ledger Scholarship, which will be announced by Australians in Film (AiF) on Friday local time.

“It’s very moving to have the support of AiF and the industry behind you,” the actor tells If from the Toronto set of his current production. “That says, ‘You’re doing all right, keep going.’”

The fellow finalists for the $US30,000 Scholarship are Harvey Zielinski, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Ezekiel Simat, Gemma Bird Matheson, Kipan Rothbury, Brenna Harding, Bethany Whitmore, Charmaine Bingwa and Nicholas Denton.

Arguably Glenane is doing rather better than all right after scoring roles this year in his current project, Kriv Stenders’ Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan, Rachel GriffithsRide Like a Girl and Drunk History, Eureka Productions’ half-hour comedy which screened during Network Ten’s Pilot Week.
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Emmys 2018: The Ultimate Party Guide

  • Variety
Emmys 2018: The Ultimate Party Guide
The 70th annual Emmy Awards are upon us. With just days to go until “Saturday Night Live’s” Colin Jost and Michael Che make their hosting debuts, television stars and insiders will be party-hopping for the rest of the week and through the weekend. Then after the awards are handed out, it’s off to the Governors Ball before heading to network parties happening downtown, in Hollywood, and in West Hollywood.

Without further ado, Variety gives you the ultimate Emmys party guide.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Writers Nominee Reception

Television Academy Wolf Theatre, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 14

Producers Nominee Reception

Montage Beverly Hills, 7 p.m.

Audi Celebrates the 70th Emmys

La Peer Hotel, 7 p.m.

The luxury car company takes over the hotel with guests including Kenya Barris, Chrissy Metz, Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield, Thandie Newton, Billy Eichner, Henry Golding, and Glen Powell. The new all-electric Audi e-tron will be on display.
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Crocodile Dundee Sequel Is Real This Time, Paul Hogan Returns

Crocodile Dundee Sequel Is Real This Time, Paul Hogan Returns
After the Australia tourism Super Bowl ads, interest in Crocodile Dundee started to rise. The Danny McBride and Chris Hemsworth-starring ads were a huge hit around the big game and the viral marketing campaign was pretty intense, but it left many wondering why there hasn't been another Crocodile Dundee project. It has now been reported that Paul Hogan is gearing up to play the iconic character yet again for a new sequel. However, it's not exactly a true sequel as Hogan warns.

Paul Hogan has announced The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee, which will have the actor starring as himself as he prepares for an upcoming knighting ceremony where he's being honored for his career. Moments before the ceremony, something happens to jeopardize the whole deal, so adventure ensues. The sequel takes place in Los Angeles and Hogan promises that The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee will be a hilarious film
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Travis Fimmel, Luke Bracey to star in Saboteur Media's Cannes-bound 'Danger Close' (exclusive)

Saboteur Media handles sales. Australian production to commence principal photography this month.

Travis Fimmel and Luke Bracey will star in Vietnam War film Danger Close, one of the marquee titles on a New York-based Saboteur Media slate that president of distribution Mark Lindsay will introduce in Cannes next week.

Richard Roxburgh and Daniel Webber also star in the Australian production that Kriv Stenders (Red Dog) will direct from a screenplay by Stuart Beattie.

Danger Close chronicles the events of August 18 1966 in south Vietnam, where for three-and-a-half hours in torrential rain a largely inexperienced company of Australian and New Zealand soldiers
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Will Ward & 13 Cohorts Exit Roar To Form Mgmt/Production Venture Fourward

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Will Ward and 13 others have exited the management company Roar to launch Fourward. The new venture is a diversified management, production, and investment company that starts with a lot of the clients and staff who were part of Roar. The intention is to build a beach head in TV/film management, music management, production, and corporate.

Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth, Cobie Smulders, Aisha Tyler, Sharlto Copley, Luke Bracey, Luke Hemsworth, Alice Braga and Austin Stowell are among the clients who’ve moved to the new company. Music clients include Sony/Ten Music singer Elliphant, and teen singer/songwriter Hannah Hoberman (whose song Darker was part of the Wonder soundtrack).

The launch comes as two other founding partners left Roar to form Activist Artists with their clients earlier this week. Ward and his colleagues were already in the process of making their own move when that happened. Where has the
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Exclusive: Danny McBride on whether a real Dundee movie could happen

Back in January, a surprise trailer arrived online for Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home, promising a sequel to the 80s classic with Danny McBride portraying Brian Dundee, the long-lost American son of Paul Hogan’s Mick ‘Crocodile’ Dundee.

Over the next couple of weeks, we discovered that McBride would be joined by Chris Hemsworth as Wally Jr., the son of John Meillon’s Walter ‘Wally’ Reilly, and further teasers continued to arrive online featuring Aussie stars such as Hugh Jackman, Margot Robbie, Liam Hemsworth, Russell Crowe, Isla Fisher, Ruby Rose and Luke Bracey. A pretty impressive cast, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Well, as it turned out, Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home wasn’t actually a real movie, but rather a marketing campaign for Tourism Australia, which culminated with a Super Bowl spot that included a quick cameo from Paul Hogan, reprising his Crocodile Dundee role.
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Here's the Big Super Bowl Spot For Dundee: The Son Of A Legend Returns Home

After teasing a fake Crocodile Dundee sequel that fooled a lot of people, it was revealed that Tourism Australia was going to launch a huge marketing campaign with a star-studded Australian cast. This has all been leading up to a big Super Bowl commercial that has now been released and you can watch it below.

Starring Danny McBride and Chris Hemsworth, with a cameo from Paul “Crocodile Dundee” Hogan himself, the 60-second commercial that aired during the second quarter of the Big Game revealed the joke to viewers. What begins as a typical movie trailer slowly and comically unravels, becoming a flagrant excuse to highlight Australia’s dazzling locations and fine array of food and wine. Presented as a buddy comedy, the movie features Danny McBride as Brian Dundee, the long-lost son of Mick Dundee and Chris Hemsworth as his sidekick, Wally Jr. The all-Australian supporting cast has an impressive
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Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe, and Danny McBride Filmed a Mock ‘Dundee’ Trailer for Super Bowl Lii — Watch

Sunday’s Super Bowl marks the biggest American sports event of the year, but Tourism Australia thought of a way to grab a share of the spotlight. The organization will air a trailer for a fake, fourth “Crocodile Dundee” film starring some of film and television’s biggest stars from Down Under, including Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Ruby Rose, Luke Bracey, two Hemsworth brothers (Chris and Liam), and “I, Tonya” Oscar nominee Margot Robbie (playing beer-lover named Lil’ Donk). Directed by commercial veteran Steve Rogers, the teaser for “Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home” was produced by Rimfire Films, a production company co-founded by original “Crocodile Dundee” lead Paul Hogan.

Read More:15 Filmmakers Behind Memorable Super Bowl Commercials, From David Fincher to Zack Snyder

Despite a stocked supporting cast of Aussies, the pretend flick — which has its own website and Twitter account — centers on an a Yankee lout,
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Dundee gets an ‘official’ cast trailer with Margot Robbie, Liam Hemsworth, Russell Crowe, Isla Fisher, Ruby Rose and more

While we know that the Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home is not an actual movie, but rather a marketing campaign for Tourism Australia leading up to an ad for the Super Bowl, there’s still a lot of interest in this fake film.

Now Dundee has received an ‘official’ trailer with a full cast reveal. Joining Danny McBride, Chris Hemsworth and Hugh Jackman are Australian actors Margot Robbie, Liam Hemsworth, Russell Crowe, Isla Fisher, Ruby Rose, Jessica Mauboy and Luke Bracey. Watch the trailer here…

In addition to all these actors, there’s a prospect of original Crocodile Dundee actor Paul Hogan reprising his role in an ad during the Super Bowl. We have just under a week to see if this rumour pans out.

Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home sees American Brian Dundee heading to Australia in search of his missing father Mick,
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Full Trailer For The Fake Crocodile Dundee Sequel Includes Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe, and More!

A new full trailer has been released for the wonderfully entertaining fake Crocodile Dundee sequel, Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home. The trailer introduces us to the fully loaded impressive cast which includes Danny McBride, Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman, Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe, Isla Fisher, Ruby Rose, Liam Hemsworth, Jessica Mauboy and Luke Bracey.

The marketing behind this elaborate Crocodile Dundee Super Bowl ad for Australian Tourism is bloody brilliant! It sucks that this isn't a real movie, but it's still extremely entertaining! I know I've enjoyed everything that I've seen from it so far!

Crocodile Dundee is back. Well, actually, he’s missing in the Outback. And the only person who might be able to find him is the loudmouthed American son no one knew he had. Introducing Danny McBride as Brian Dundee. This son of a legend is forced to channel his Aussie roots as he
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Crispin Glover Plays a Psychopathic Contract Killer in ‘Lucky Day’

Crispin Glover Plays a Psychopathic Contract Killer in ‘Lucky Day’
Producers Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody, the team behind the Silent Hill films and the Resident Evil franchise, announced today that Crispin Glover (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Back to the Future, River’s Edge, Willard) has joined the previously announced cast including Nina Dobrev, Luke Bracey, and Michael Madsen in Oscar Award-winning writer/director Roger Avary’s newest feature Lucky Day. “Glover has signed on to play Luc, an utterly […]
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‘American Gods’ Actor Crispin Glover Joins Roger Avary’s Thriller ‘Lucky Day’

‘American Gods’ Actor Crispin Glover Joins Roger Avary’s Thriller ‘Lucky Day’
Crispin Glover has joined Nina Dobrev, Luke Bracey and Michael Madsen in Roger Avary's feature Lucky Day. Glover will play Luc, an utterly psychopathic contract killer who is out to avenge the death of his brother, accidentally killed by American safe-cracker Red (Bracey) during a job gone wrong. Avary, an Oscar winner for co-writing Pulp Fiction with Quentin Tarantino, wrote and is directing the film, which marks his first directorial outing after a 13-year hiatus…
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‘Narcos’ Star Matias Varela Inks With ICM Partners

Swedish actor Matias Varela, breakout star of Season 3 of the hit Netflix series Narcos, has signed with ICM Partners. In Narcos, Varela plays the real-life character Jorge Salcedo who was the head of security for the infamous Cali cartel. Salcedo eventually flipped, becoming a DEA informant. Varela also recurred on Showtime's The Borgias. In film, he was most recently seen opposite Michael Fassbender in Assassin's Creed, and opposite Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez in the…
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Roger Avary to direct first film in 13 years

Simon Brew Sep 18, 2017

Pulp Fiction Oscar-winner and Killing Zoe director Roger Avary is returning to the movies.

Writer and director Roger Avary has, understandably, not been making many features of late. Back in 2009, the Oscar-winner - for co-writing Pulp Fiction (a gong he got for coming up with one of the film's stories) - was convicted of manslaughter, and eventually served eight months. He was released in 2010, and since then, has executive-produced the TV series Xiii. He's been away from features, though.

But that's changing.

His new film project, Lucky Day, is set to start filming in Toronto this week. It'll shoot through to early November. He's written the screenplay for the movie and will direct as well. It tells the story of a safe cracker who is just released from prison, and trying to go straight. That is until a contract killer with an eye for revenge catches up with him.
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