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‘What/If’ Trailer: Renee Zellweger Shoots an Arrow at Jane Levy’s Head – and That’s the Least Insane Part (Video)

In the new trailer for Netflix’s neo-noir social thriller, “What/If,” Renée Zellweger shoots an arrow at Jane Levy’s head — and misses, thankfully — but that’s maybe the least insane thing that happens in the two-minute, 27-second preview for the upcoming show that “explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things.”

Per Netflix, the first season of “What/If” focuses on a mysterious woman’s (Zellweger) lucrative, but dubious offer to a cash-strapped pair of San Francisco newlyweds.

Watch the trailer above to see just how dubious that all gets as multiple people are playing with fire here in Zellweger’s character’s very dangerous game.

Also Read: Renée Zellweger Plays a Dangerous Game in Netflix's 'What/If' Teaser (Video)

“What/If” stars Zellweger, Levy, Blake Jenner, Samantha Ware (“Glee”), Keith Powers (“Famous in Love”), Daniella Pineda (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), Juan Castano
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Trailer For Netflix Original Series ‘What/If’ With Renée Zellweger

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Netflix just dropped the trailer for upcoming neo-noir social thriller What/If. The serie explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. The first season of the Netflix original series focuses on a mysterious woman’s lucrative, but dubious offer to a cash-strapped pair of San Francisco newlyweds.

The Netflix original series What/If stars Renée Zellweger, Jane Levy, Blake Jenner, Samantha Ware (Glee), Keith Powers (Famous in Love), Daniella Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Juan Castano (Shades of Blue), John Clarence Stewart (Marvel’s Luke Cage) & Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters).

What/If hits on May 24th, 2019. Here’s that trailer.
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Renée Zellweger Plays a Dangerous Game in Netflix’s ‘What/If’ Teaser (Video)

  • The Wrap
Netflix has released a teaser for its upcoming anthology series “What/If” — and from the looks of it, everyone is just a pawn in Renée Zellweger’s chess game.

“What if I made you an offer too extraordinary to refuse?” Zellweger says in the teaser. “For anything, and anyone, to be yours for the taking. The players are all arranged. What would you risk for a chance to have it all?”

She’s later shown dangling a pawn and then dropping it, revealing a board of toppled-over chess pieces.

Premiering May 24, “What/If” stars Zellweger as Anne, described as a mysterious woman who makes a lucrative but dubious offer to a cash-strapped pair of San Francisco newlyweds. The 10-episode neo-noir social thriller explores what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things, with each season looking at a different tale of morality, per Netflix.

Also Read: Renee Zellweger's Judy Garland Biopic Finds Home With Ld Entertainment,
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Programme announced for Sundance Film Festival: London 2019

  • HeyUGuys
Sundance Institute and Picturehouse announced today the programme of feature films, short films and panel discussions to take place at ‘Sundance Film Festival’ London between 30 May – 2 June at Picturehouse Central.

The festival will present 12 feature films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., selected for London by the Sundance Institute programming team in collaboration with Picturehouse. The festival will open with the European premiere of Late Night (Nisha Ganatra), written by and starring Mindy Kaling alongside Emma Thompson. The festival will close four days later with the UK premiere of Penny Lane’s Hail Satan?.

Alongside the opening and closing night films, the festival will present a selection of fearless filmmaking: The Nightingale, a striking revenge drama starring Aisling Franciosi and Sam Claflin, marks Jennifer Kent’s anticipated follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut, The Babadook.

Time Out gala film, Animals (dir. Sophie Hyde,
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Sundance Film Festival 2019: London – Line-Up Revealed

Picturehouse Central, venue for Sundance Film Festival 2019: London

We’ve just received the line-up of the films traveling across the pond from Park City, Utah to London, England to showcase at the Sundance Film Festival 2019: London. He event is set to run at the Picturehouse Central in London’s West End (just off Piccadilly Circus) from 30th May to 2nd June of this year.

The 2019 Sundance London line-up was revealed by the Sundance Institute and Picturehouse this morning. 12 feature films, which premiered at the main Sundance Film Festival in January will make the trip – and they are as follows:

After The Wedding – Dir. Bart Freundlich

Animals – Dir. Sophie Hyde

Apollo 11 – Dir. Todd Douglas Miller

Ask Dr. Ruth – Dir. Ryan White

The Brink – Dir. Alison Klayman

Corporate Animals – Dir. Patrick Brice

The Death of Dick Long – Dir. Daniel Scheinert

The Farewell – Dir. Lula Wang

Hail Satan? – Dir. Penny Lane

The Last Tree – Dir.
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‘Fauda’ Writer Michal Aviram, ‘Harem’ Star Romi Aboulafia & ‘The Affair’ Co-Creator Hagai Levi Team On Female Detective Thriller ‘The Public’

Exclusive: Fauda writer Michal Aviram and Harem star Romi Aboulafia have teamed up to write an Israeli drama that will be exec produced by The Affair co-creator Hagai Levi.

The trio are developing female detective thriller The Public, which is being produced by Egg FilmsBen Giladi, who has worked on American Animals and I, Tonya, with Endeavor Content repping the project internationally.

The Public tells the story of an ex-Hasidic detective who returns to the community she left behind to investigate a mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl – this time as a vigilante investigator disguised as a reconverted Hasidic woman. The story is inspired by an Israeli article that exposed an industry of illegal adoptions within the Hasidic world that spans between Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Brooklyn. The story takes place between Israel and the U.S. and will play out in Hebrew, English and Yiddish.

Aviram recently wrapped
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The Orchard Film Group Renamed 1091, Sets First Releases Under New Leadership

The Orchard Film Group Renamed 1091, Sets First Releases Under New Leadership
The Orchard Film Group has officially relaunched as 1091, a new distribution company for independent film and television content creators. The announcement was made by Daniel Stein and Joe Samberg, principals of 1091 Media. Stein will take an active role in the company as executive chairman. The name 1091 comes from the address number of Stein and Samberg’s investment firm, which was The Orchard’s original investor in 2003.

In addition to announcing the new company name, 1091 has already set its first two theatrical releases in the U.S.: Werner Herzog’s political documentary “Meeting Gorbachev,” which will open May 3, and the fashion documentary “Halston,” which will debut in theaters May 24. Both films will be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival.

In addition to Stein, 1091’s new leadership includes Chad Blackwell, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer; Julie Dansker, Chief Revenue Officer; Danielle Digiacomo, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Strategic Partnerships; Adam Brostoff,
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The Orchard film group rebrands as 1091

New leadership team announced.

The Orchard film group has rebranded as 1091 after it was acquired by 1091 Media in January and has announced a new leadership team and set Tribeca Film Festival documentary selections Meeting Gorbachev and Halston as its first releases.

1091 Media principals Daniel Stein and Joe Samberg said the company will handle film and television and plans to invest in technology, new delivery options and business intelligence. Paul Davidson departed last week as head of film and television.

Stein will take an active role as executive chairman of 1091. The leadership team includes COO and CFO Chad Blackwell; chief
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The Orchard film and TV head Paul Davidson to exit

The Orchard film and TV head Paul Davidson to exit
Executive was invited to stay on but will look to ’build something new’.

Paul Davidson is stepping down as executive vice-president of film and television of The Orchard in a move that follows the recent sale of the film group to investor 1091 Media.

Davidson has led the division for five years, overseeing acquisitions and releases on such titles as Birds Of Passage, Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Neruda, El Angel, American Animals, and The Hummingbird Project.

At time of writing sources could not expand on the succession plan, nor did they elaborate on 1091 Media’s plans for the film and television business.
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The Orchard Head Content Executive Paul Davidson Steps Down

  • Variety
At the finish line of its sale to 1091 Media, distributor the Orchard’s film and TV head Paul Davidson is parting ways with the company.

In an amicable split, the creative executive addressed staff in person and in a company-wide memo on Tuesday in New York City to inform them of his decision.

“While I am very appreciative that 1091 asked me to continue to run the company in its new iteration, for me the time is right to look toward my own next chapter and build something new,” Davidson wrote in his note.

In his roughly five years, Davidson has overseen the acquisition and release of many of the indie distributor’s titles, including the Oscar nominee for documentary feature “Cartel Land,” the Sundance hit “The Overnight,” acclaimed fashion doc “Dior & I,” and the cult film “What We Do in the Shadows.”

Before the Orchard, Davidson led Microsoft’s Xbox Video service.
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The Orchard Film, TV Evp Paul Davidson to Step Down

  • The Wrap
Paul Davidson, The Orchard Film Group’s executive vice president of film and television, is stepping down after the sale of the company to 1091 Media is completed, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

In a memo to staff, Davidson wrote: “As the company ends one chapter and begins another, I have made the decision to move on from The Orchard film group. While I am very appreciative that 1091 asked me to continue to run the company in its new iteration, for me the time is right to look toward my own next chapter and build something new. There are exciting things on the horizon, and I look forward to sharing more when I’m able. “

Davidson has been with The Orchard for five years. In January, 1091 Media announced its acquisition of the company. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Orchard Film Group is owned by The Orchard,
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The Orchard Film-tv Evp Paul Davidson Exiting

  • Deadline
Deadline has confirmed that Paul Davidson, The Orchard’s Film & TV Evp of five years will be leaving the company after the division’s sale to 1091 Media is finished.

The news was made known to Orchard staff this morning after Davidson and CEO Brad Navin met.

As Sundance was kicking off, it was announced that 1091 Media would acquire The Orchard’s Film & TV division, to be renamed at a later point in time. Meanwhile, The Orchard would re-devote itself to its music business which includes a catalog of 25K copyrights of such artists compositions by John Denver, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and more.

The Orchard during Davidson’s tenure has been behind such pics as Neruda, American Animals which it co-acquired with MoviePass at last year’s festival, Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and the Sam Elliott ailing movie star drama The Hero. One of the more
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The Orchard Film, TV Head Stepping Down (Exclusive)

The Orchard Film, TV Head Stepping Down (Exclusive)
Paul Davidson is set to step down as executive vp film and television at The Orchard Film Group, the company behind movies like The Hero with Sam Elliott, the Oscar-nominated documentary Life, Animated and American Animals, after the pending sale of the company to 1091 Media is completed.

Davidson and CEO Brad Navin met Tuesday morning with the staff at The Orchard, and Davidson in an internal memo also discussed his decision to "move on" from the company.

"While I am very appreciative that 1091 asked me to continue to run the company in its new iteration, for me the time ...
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MoviePass Evp Khalid Itum Exits Months After Promotion To Top Operational Role; Mitch Lowe Takes Reins

  • Deadline
Just months after being elevated to Executive Vice President and manager of day-to-day operations at MoviePass, Khalid Itum, has left the struggling subscription moviegoing company.

Until his promotion last fall, Itum previously served as Vice President of Business Development, working with CEO Mitch Lowe and Ted Farnsworth, CEO of parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics. As of Friday, Lowe will take over Itum’s responsibilities. The writing may have been on the wall last week when the company sent a press release about its new path as a company and Itum was never mentioned.

“As previously stated, MoviePass has moved in a new strategic direction and will be refocusing our business model to create a more closely connected relationship between our subscription service and original content production unit, MoviePass Films,” MoviePass said in a statement. “This strategic shift has been accompanied by changes within the company. Khalid Itum will be
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Toni Collette & Damian Lewis To Star In ‘Dream Horse’ For Raw, Film4; Warner Bros UK, Cornerstone Also In The Saddle

  • Deadline
Toni Collette & Damian Lewis To Star In ‘Dream Horse’ For Raw, Film4; Warner Bros UK, Cornerstone Also In The Saddle
Exclusive: Hereditary star Toni Collette and Billions star Damian Lewis are to lead cast in UK race horse feature Dream Horse for American Animals and Three Identical Strangers outfit Raw.

Euros Lyn, director on Sherlock, Happy Valley and Black Mirror, is helming the true story about a woman’s dream to breed and raise a champion racehorse on the allotment of her modest Welsh village. Little Miss Sunshine star Collette will take the lead role of Jan Vokes, a middle-aged barmaid at a working men’s club who recruits her initially reluctant husband Brian and local accountant Howard Davies (Lewis) to help her bring together a syndicate of local people to breed a foal – which they name Dream Alliance. On the racetrack, he proves himself to be more than a match for the multi-million pound racehorses he comes up against, transforming the lives of those around him.

Script comes from
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Lords of Chaos Review: A Devilishly Good True Story

Rosie Fletcher Mar 12, 2019

Lords of Chaos is a story about a Norwegian black metal band which morphs into a horrifying true crime tale.

Warning: this review contains some spoilers for Lords Of Chaos and discusses possibly triggering subject matter.

Norwegian Black Metal, friendship, murder and the sheer joys of shouting "Haaaaiiiilllll saaaaaattttaaaann" at unsuspecting passersby are at the heart of Lords of Chaos, a highly unusual true-crime biopic wearing the satanic garb of a horror movie. Far funnier than you’d expect, it’s the incredible true story of the band Mayhem, created by a guy calling himself Euronymous, in Oslo in the 1980s and how his hubris and desire to generate a mythology around the band led to super dark times for all involved.

Directed by Swede Jonas Åkerlund, who made Netflix’s recent disappointing crime thriller Polar and is best known for making music videos (he did Madonna
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Simon Maxwell’s Motive Pictures Hires Sam Lavender from Film4

  • Variety
Sam Lavender, who has worked on films including “The Favourite,” “American Animals” and “Lean on Pete” in a 14-year career at Film4 is joining Motive Pictures, the recently-minted TV production outfit launched by Simon Maxwell.

Endeavor Content backs former Channel 4 international drama chief Maxwell’s shingle. Lavender will be an exec producer at the new outfit, working with Maxwell on drama projects for the U.K., U.S., and international markets.

Lavender’s development credits include “Slumdog Millionaire,” “A Most Wanted Man,” and “Shame.” He is currently completing Justin Kurzel’s “The True History of The Kelly Gang” starring George Mackay and Russell Crowe, Rose Glass’ “Saint Maud,” Nick Rowland’s “Calm With Horses,” and Peter Middleton and James Spinney’s “Chaplin.”

“Sam has earned a reputation as a world-class creative executive with an eye for sublime storytelling from singular screenwriters and directors,” Maxwell said. “As long-form drama and
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Film4’s Sam Lavender Joins Simon Maxwell’s Endeavor-Backed Drama Producer Motive Pictures

Film4 executive Sam Lavender, who oversaw films including The Favourite and The Lobster, has joined Simon Maxwell’s Endeavor-backed drama production company Motive Pictures.

Lavender, who was a Senior Commissioning Editor at the Channel 4 film division, will join Motive Pictures as Executive Producer. He will work closely with The First and Electric Dreams commissioner Maxwell to build a slate of high-end drama projects for the UK, U.S. and international markets.

As well as the Yorgos Lanthimos duo, Lavender worked on Bart Layton’s American Animals, Michael Pearce’s Beast, Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete and 45 Years, David Mackenzie’s Starred Up and Yann Demange’s ’71.

He also developed Slumdog Millionaire, Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Steve McQueen’s Shame starring Michael Fassbender. He is currently completing Justin Kurzel’s The True History of The Kelly Gang starring George Mackay and Russell Crowe,
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Sam Lavender to depart Film4 for TV outfit Motive Pictures

Company has backing from Us outfit Endeavor Content.

Sam Lavender, the long-time Film4 executive, is teaming with former Channel 4 international drama head Simon Maxwell at his new TV outfit Motive Pictures.

London-based Motive’s focus will be premium scripted content from the UK, Us and international markets. Lavender’s role will be executive producer.

Endeavor Content is the lead investor in the company and is serving as its strategic partner. It’s the first time the Los Angeles-based talent and content group has formed a scripted television partnership in the UK.

Lavender joined Film4 in 2005 as development executive and
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Sam Lavender leaves Film4 to join Simon Maxwell's outfit Motive Pictures

Company has backing from Us outfit Endeavor Content.

Sam Lavender, the long-time Film4 executive, is teaming with former Channel 4 international drama head Simon Maxwell at his new TV and film outfit Motive Pictures.

London-based Motive’s focus will be premium scripted content from the UK, Us and international markets. Lavender’s role will be executive producer.

Endeavor Content is the lead investor in the company and is serving as its strategic partner. It’s the first time the Los Angeles-based talent and content group has formed a scripted television partnership in the UK.

Lavender joined Film4 in 2005 as development
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