A Kind of Murder (2016) - News Poster

News

Afm: 120dB Film Finance Secures $100 Million in Funding

  • Variety
120dB Film Finance has executed a memorandum of understanding with a New York-based investment management firm for $100 million of financings with 100 loans during its 14-year history.

The company made the announcement Thursday at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, Calif. Founded in 2004, the company offers gap, presale, tax credit, P&A, bridge, and finish fund loans to independent filmmakers and television producers.

“We are pleased to announce this transition in our business model as we approach our 15th anniversary, and 100th film loan since inception in 2004. Our first transaction under the new facility for Bcdf’s film ‘Can You Keep a Secret,’ based upon the best-selling novel and starring Alexandra Daddario, closed in just over two weeks,” said Stephen Hays, 120dB Films’ founder and managing member. “We look forward to offering borrowers much more competitively priced loans for larger transactions, while retaining the highly attentive service that has been our model from the outset.
See full article at Variety »

Review: A Kind of Murder (2017)

Walter Stackhouse (Patrick Wilson) seems to have the perfect life in 1960’s New York. A successful architect who enjoys writing crime fiction stories, his wife Clara (Jessica Biel) is a real estate agent who sells the houses he designs. Behind closed doors it is a different story, as their marriage is strained due to Clara’s deep depression and tormented jealousy.

After reading a news article about a woman who was brutally stabbed to death, Walter becomes obsessed with the crime and as a writer develops his own opinion of what happened. Concluding not only was she killed by her husband Marty Kimmel (Eddie Marsan), but how he committed the murder as well. So confident of his evaluation of the case, Walter even decides to visit Marty at his bookstore, to meet the man he believes killed his wife.

Things soon start to change for Walter however when his wife
See full article at The Cultural Post »

‘Their Finest’ UK DVD and Blu-ray release details announced

The UK DVD and Blu-ray release of British film Their Finest has been announced.

Capturing and reflecting the spirit of a nation at war, one woman must navigate the complexities of movie production, the stiff upper lips of government and her own romantic entanglements in the irresistible British comedy drama Their Finest, available on digital platforms from August 14th and on Blu-ray and DVD from August 21st courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

1940, London, the Blitz. With the country’s morale at stake, inexperienced screenwriter, Catrin (Gemma Arterton; The Girl With All The Gifts, Tamara Drewe) and a makeshift cast and crew work under fire to make a film to lift the country’s flagging spirits and inspire America to join the war. Partnered with fellow screenwriter, Buckley (Sam Claflin; My Cousin Rachel, Me Before You), the pair set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the
See full article at The Hollywood News »

They Don’t Make T&A Thrillers Like This Anymore

This Week in Home Video‘They’re Playing With Fire’ Blends Bloody Violence and T&A Thrills to Surprising EffectPlus 13 more new releases to watch at home this week on Blu-ray/DVD.

Welcome to this week in home video! Click the title to buy a Blu-ray/DVD from Amazon and help support Fsr in the process!

Pick of the WeekThey’re Playing With Fire [Kl Studio Classics]

What is it? A sexy college professor seduces her student, and then people start dying horrible deaths.

Why see it? I’ve been a Sybil Danning fan for more years than I care to recall, but somehow this one slipped past me before now. I’m not sure what teen me would have thought, but as an adult I’m in awe of just how off the rails it gets from its very clear T&A origin. From the cover to the copy the film sells itself as just another sex flick, but
See full article at FilmSchoolRejects »

‘The Sinner’ Trailer and Photos: Jessica Biel Is in 7th Hell After Committing a Heinous Crime — Watch

‘The Sinner’ Trailer and Photos: Jessica Biel Is in 7th Hell After Committing a Heinous Crime — Watch
Mary Camden, what did you do?

In USA’s new anthology crime series “The Sinner,” Jessica Biel stars as a young mom named Cora who’s inexplicably overtaken by a fit of rage that leads her to killing a man. The network released a trailer for the series late Thursday night.

“Where did you stab him?”

“I stabbed him in his neck.”

Read More: ‘Mr. Robot’ Renewed for Third Season by USA Network

The puzzling thing is that this was a stranger, and seemingly Cora had no history with him and no provocation in the moment. So why did she stab him multiple times, to the point where she had to get pulled off of him?

Since she confessed, this should be an open-and-shut case, but the lack of clear motivation is bugging one investigator, Det. Harry Ambrose (played by Bill Pullman), who wants to know why this happened. That
See full article at Indiewire »

Jessica Biel Anthology Thriller Gets Ordered to Series

Jessica Biel in “Bleeding Heart

Jessica Biel is returning to the small screen. She’s set to topline “The Sinner,” an anthology series that USA Network just ordered to series, the La Times reports. The thriller marks Biel’s first gig as a series regular since she played Mary Camden on the WB/CW’s ensemble family drama “7th Heaven.” Since then, she’s made a career on the big screen and turned up for guest spots on “BoJack Horseman,” “Family Guy,” and most notably, “New Girl.”

“Based on Petra Hammesfahr’s bestselling book of the same name, the first installment of the close-ended crime thriller follows a young mother, played by Biel, who is overcome with a fit of rage and commits an act of violence that she can’t explain,” the source details. Bill Pullman (“The Equalizer”) costars, playing an investigator trying to determine the motive for the crime.

In a statement announcing the series, USA Network President Chris McCumber revealed that the show’s “unique perspective intrigued [the network] from the very beginning.”

The pilot was penned by Derek Simonds (“When We Rise”) and directed by Antonio Campos (“Christine”).

In addition to starring in “The Sinner,” Biel will serve as one of its executive producers, as will her Ocean Films banner partner Michelle Purple.

Biel’s film credits include “A Kind of Murder,” “Hitchcock,” “Total Recall,” “Valentine’s Day,” and “The Illusionist.”

“There are always going to be the roles where you play the arm candy or girlfriend or wife; sometimes those are actually great parts, too, but I think it’s important to fight for the roles that really mean something to you, that say something,” Biel has said. “To tell stories that inspire you. You have to find those parts that are fewer and far between.” It sounds like “The Sinner” is going to offer Biel a solid, meaty — and meaningful — role.

Jessica Biel Anthology Thriller Gets Ordered to Series was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
See full article at Women and Hollywood »

Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel and Giovanni Ribisi Star In Kanye West-Themed Soap Opera On ‘The Late Late Show’

Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel and Giovanni Ribisi Star In Kanye West-Themed Soap Opera On ‘The Late Late Show’
In August of last year, “Late Late Show” host James Corden parodied Kanye West’s “Fade” music video with Corden making snarky comments while Teyana Taylor dances, turns into a cat embraces her husband Iman Shumpert while surrounded by sheep. Now, Corden goes back to the Kanye well with a new segment: “The Bold and the Lyrical,” a fictional soap opera featuring Kanye lyrics as dialogue. The segment stars actors Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, Giovanni Ribisi, Reggie Watts and Corden himself and follows a wedding gone awry. Watch “The Bold and the Lyrical” below.

Read More: ‘Sneaky Pete’ Trailer: Bryan Cranston Is a Ruthless Gangster in Amazon Series

Both Bryan Cranston and Giovanni Ribisi star in the new Amazon series “Sneaky Pete,” about a a con man who assumes the identity of his cellmate after being released from prison. Last year, Jessica Biel co-starred in the thriller “A Kind of Murder,
See full article at Indiewire »

New to Streaming: ‘American Honey,’ ‘Little Men,’ ‘Barry,’ ‘Fireworks Wednesday,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

American Honey (Andrea Arnold)

European directors have often faltered when crossing the Atlantic. Billy Wilder and Wim Wenders found things to say where Paolo Sorrentino could not. American Honey is certainly the former. Based on a 2007 article from the New York Times, it’s a backwater American road movie directed by an Englishwoman, Andrea Arnold, and shot by Irishman Robbie Ryan. We spot a few cowboys and gas stations and even the Grand Canyon,
See full article at The Film Stage »

‘A Kind Of Murder’ Starring Patrick Wilson & Jessica Biel Never Fulfills Its ‘Strangers On A Train’-Esque Promise [Review]

At first glance, this melodramatic noir is a gorgeous period picture, echoing the vintage visuals of Tom Ford’s “A Single Man” and Todd Haynes’ “Far From Heaven” and “Carol.” Given this movie’s origins as a Patricia Highsmith novel like Haynes’ most recent work, that early impression initially seems merited. Unfortunately, as “A Kind of Murder” progresses, it becomes clear that it resembles those films in look only.

Continue reading ‘A Kind Of Murder’ Starring Patrick Wilson & Jessica Biel Never Fulfills Its ‘Strangers On A Train’-Esque Promise [Review] at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

‘A Kind of Murder’ Exclusive Clip: Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel Host a Party In This Noir Thriller

  • Indiewire
‘A Kind of Murder’ Exclusive Clip: Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel Host a Party In This Noir Thriller
Last year, Todd Haynes’ “Carol,” based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel “The Price of Salt,” wracked up critical and commercial acclaim, making it another in a long line of Highsmith adaptations that have won over critics and audiences. Now, a new Highsmith adaptation “A Kind of Murder,” based on her 1954 novel “The Blunderer,” will be released next week. The film stars Patrick Wilson as Walter Stackhouse, a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara (Jessica Biel) in 1960s New York. Stuck in an unhappy marriage, Stackhouse becomes obsessed with an unsolved murder of a rare bookstore owner (Eddie Marsen) as a distraction, but when Clara goes missing after discovering his affair, he becomes the prime suspect and must evade a clever killer and an overambitious detective. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: ‘A Kind of Murder’ Trailer: Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel Star In Twisty, Mysterious
See full article at Indiewire »

Poster and trailer for A Kind of Murder starring Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel

The first trailer and poster have arrived online for director Andy Goddard’s upcoming Patricia Highsmith adaptation A Kind of Murder which stars Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Vincent Kartheiser, Haley Bennett and Eddie Marsan; take a look below…

In 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse is a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara who leads a seemingly perfect life. But his fascination with an unsolved murder leads him into a spiral of chaos as he is forced to play cat-and-mouse with a clever killer and an overambitious detective, while at the same time lusting after another woman.

A Kind of Murder is set for release on December 16th.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

‘A Kind of Murder’ Trailer: Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel Star In Twisty, Mysterious Noir Thriller

  • Indiewire
‘A Kind of Murder’ Trailer: Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel Star In Twisty, Mysterious Noir Thriller
Patricia Highsmith’s novels have produced numerous successful film adaptations over the past six decades. There’s Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train,” Anthony Minghella’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” and just last year, Todd Haynes’ “Carol,” based off Highsmith’s “The Price of Salt.” Now, a film adaptation of Highsmith’s 1954 novel “The Blunderer” will soon hit theaters entitled “A Kind of Murder.”

Read More: Tribeca Review: ‘A Kind Of Murder’ Starring Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Eddie Marsan And Vincent Kartheiser

Directed by Andy Goddard, the film stars Patrick Wilson (“Fargo”) as an architect who becomes obsessed with an unsolved murder of the wife of a rare bookstore owner (Eddie Marsan) to distract himself from his unhappy marriage. But when his wife (Jessica Biel) mysterious disappears after discovering his affair with a younger woman (Haley Bennett), he raises the suspicions of a Detective Lawrence Corby (Vincent Kartheiser) who believes he’s responsible.
See full article at Indiewire »

Full Trailer for 'A Kind of Murder' Starring Patrick Wilson & Jessica Biel

"What's the difference between wishing someone dead and actually doing something about it?" Magnolia Pictures has debuted an official trailer for the indie thriller A Kind of Murder, a vintage murder mystery set in 1960s New York. Jessica Biel and Patrick Wilson star as a married couple with personal problems living in NYC. Walter becomes obsessed with an unsolved murder that gets him into all kinds of other trouble. The cast includes Haley Bennett, Vincent Kartheiser, Eddie Marsan, Corrie Danieley and Radek Lord. I'm not sure where this film came from - this was the first time I'd heard about it before. It doesn't look that bad, but doesn't really look that great either, almost as if they tried too hard. Have a look. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Andy Goddard's A Kind of Murder, direct from YouTube: In 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse is a successful architect
See full article at FirstShowing.net »

Jessica Biel & Patrick Wilson Are Involved In ‘A Kind Of Murder’ In New Trailer For The Thriller

You can thank Patricia Highsmith for providing the source material for thrillers such as “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “Strangers On A Train,” and the author’s work is once again serving as inspiration, this time for “A Kind Of Murder.” And it’s the kind of thorny thriller you’d expect from the masterful Highsmith.

Starring Jessica Biel, Patrick Wilson, Haley Bennett, Eddie Marsan and Vincent Kartheiser, the film follows an architect obsessed with murder and having an affair, who gets mixed up with a killer and an intensely curious detective.

Continue reading Jessica Biel & Patrick Wilson Are Involved In ‘A Kind Of Murder’ In New Trailer For The Thriller at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

Patrick Wilson Wishes Jessica Biel Were Dead In Trailer For ‘A Kind Of Murder’

Alfred Hitchcock long had a fascination with the fine line between wishing someone dead and doing the deed (“Rope,” “Strangers On A Train“) and that vibe gets a workout in the ’50s-set “A Kind Of Murder.” Directed by Andy Goddard, starring Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Haley Bennett, Vincent Kartheiser, and Eddie Marsan, and based on […]

The post Patrick Wilson Wishes Jessica Biel Were Dead In Trailer For ‘A Kind Of Murder’ appeared first on The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

Patrick Wilson On ‘A Kind Of Murder,’ Working With Jessica Biel

Patrick Wilson stars in the psychological thriller A Kind of Murder, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this week. Patrick Wilson On ‘A Kind Of Murder’ In Andy Goddard‘s A Kind of Murder, based on Patricia Highsmith‘s novel The Blunderer, Wilson plays Walter Stackhouse, a successful architect who wishes he were a successful writer. […]

The post Patrick Wilson On ‘A Kind Of Murder,’ Working With Jessica Biel appeared first on uInterview.
See full article at Uinterview »

A Kind Of Murder Review [Tribeca 2016]

Patricia Highsmith’s novels have been the go-to for complex, urbane thrillers since Alfred Hitchcock made the first Strangers on a Train adaptation in 1951. A Kind of Murder is the latest in the Highsmith subgenre – it’s based on the novel The Blunderer from 1954, and directed by Andy Goddard from a screenplay by Susan Boyd.

The film tells the story of Walter Stackhouse (Patrick Wilson), a successful architect living in the suburbs of New York City with his real-estate agent wife Clara (Jessica Biel). But, as with all Highsmith’s works, things are not well in the paradise of American suburbia. Clara is a neurotic with overtones of paranoia and her unwillingness to seek help has set her husband on edge and her marriage on the rocks.

Then comes the news of a murder of a woman at a roadside café near Saratoga Springs, with the husband Kimmel (Eddie Marsan) as the prime suspect.
See full article at We Got This Covered »

2016 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Andy Goddard’s A Kind of Murder

Climbing up the ranks with mostly writing and directing television gigs (this includes a handful of “Downton Abbey” episodes), Andy Goddard flew under the radar with the release of this debut film, a set in the 50’s biopic item featuring Elijah Wood called Set Fire to the Stars (read our review) which had a ’14 festival release and was shown in the U.S. this past summer. With Jessica Biel, Patrick Wilson, Haley Bennett, Vincent Kartheiser and Eddie Marsan onboard, his sophomore film will undoubtedly gain a lot more traction. With all the award season hype surrounding Todd HaynesCarol, not all of Patricia Highsmith’s work as panned out into winners — for every The Talented Mr. Ripley there are several failed adaptation attempts. Backed by a pair of key indie titan producers, previously entitled The Blunderer and now anointed as A Kind of Murder, this wrapped up a good while
See full article at IONCINEMA.com »

Haley Bennett Lands Female Lead In MGM’s ‘The Magnificent Seven’

Haley Bennett Lands Female Lead In MGM’s ‘The Magnificent Seven’
Exclusive: Landing a star-making role a lot of actresses chased, Haley Bennett has been set to play the female lead opposite an ensemble headed by Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt in the Antoine Fuqua-directed The Magnificent Seven for MGM. Bennett most recently co-starred with Washington in the Fuqua-directed The Equalizer, and she just wrapped The Blunderer opposite Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel, and Warren Beatty’s untitled film about Howard Hughes. Her reps at CAA…
See full article at Deadline Movie News »

'Magnificent Seven' Gets Haley Bennett as the Female Lead

'Magnificent Seven' Gets Haley Bennett as the Female Lead
After securing Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt for their remake of the Western classic The Magnificent Seven, MGM has brought on Haley Bennett to play the female lead. Deadline reports she beat out several other actresses in what is being described as a "starmaking role." The actress will play the widow of a murdered man, who lives in a gold mine town that has been taken over by a baron and his thugs. She hires a bounty hunter to get rid of these evil men, giving him enough money to hire six other gunmen to help their cause.

The original Western The Magnificent Seven debuted in 1960, starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn and Horst Buchholz as the seven gunmen, with Eli Wallach portraying the villainous Calvera, who terrorizes a small Mexican fishing village. The Western, directed by John Sturges, was itself a loose
See full article at MovieWeb »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites


Recently Viewed