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Film Acquisition Rundown: The Orchard Buys ‘Kings,’ Lionsgate Acquires ‘Dragged Across Concrete,’ and More

Film Acquisition Rundown: The Orchard Buys ‘Kings,’ Lionsgate Acquires ‘Dragged Across Concrete,’ and More
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

– The Orchard has acquired the rights to “Kings,” the drama starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig and directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Deadline reports. The film focuses on a foster family in South Central a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992.

Ergüven previously directed “Mustang,” which received an Oscar nomination in 2015 for Best Foreign Language Film. Charles Gilbert and Vincent Maraval served as the producers on “Kings.”

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Lionsgate has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the crime-thriller “Dragged Across Concrete” The film will be released by the
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K-11 Blu-ray and DVD Debut April 23rd

K-11 Blu-ray and DVD Debut April 23rd
Breaking Glass Pictures and Libertine Films are proud to announce the upcoming Blu-ray (Srp $29.99) and DVD (Srp $24.99) release of Jules Stewart's directorial debut, K-11, a riveting drama that tells the story of a man's plight after winding up in K-11, the Los Angeles County Jail's transgender inmate unit. K-11 is currently screening at select theaters in fifteen cities around the country and is available nationwide on Video On Demand.

K-11 stars Goran Visnjic (ABC-tv's new hit series Red Widow, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, ER) as Raymond Saxx, a businessman whose drug use leads him to incarceration in the section of the Los Angeles County Jail reserved for Lgbt inmates and firmly under the heel of Mousey (Mexican superstar Kate del Castillo, Under the Same Moon, The Queen of the South, Weeds), a malicious transgendered inmate. Saxx has no idea how he got there -- all he knows
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Entertainment Weekly Look Ahead to 2012 Home to Lots of Genre Eye Candy - Dark Shadows, The Hunger Games, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and More!

Lots of goodies are in store for genre fans looking to plan out their new year in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, and we swooped in, made some choice cuts, and have 'em for you right here. Dig it!

First up is an image from Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman starring Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna, Chris Hemsworth as Eric, the Huntsman, Sam Claflin as Prince William, Lily Cole as Greta, and Christopher Obi as The Mirror.

Look for it in theatres on June 1st.

Synopsis

In a kingdom ruled by tyranny, the queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) learns that her stepdaughter, Snow White (Kristen Stewart), will surpass her as ruler of her kingdom and become the fairest in the land. However, she is told by the Magic Mirror (Christopher Obi) that if she, Ravenna, consumes Snow White's heart, then she will live forever,
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Kristen Stewart's Relatives Climb "K-11"

Cameron Stewart, brother of "Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart, will make his feature film debut in the dark character ensemble "K-11" reports Showblitz.

Goran Visnjic stars as a successful young record producer who wakes up after a three-day binge in a special unit of L.A. County's Men's Central Jail dedicated to vulnerable prisoners, a place ruled by a viper transsexual (Kate del Castillo).

The pair's mother Jules Mann-Stewart co-wrote the script and will make her directorial debut on the project. D.B. Sweeney, Ralph Cole Jr., Tara Buck and Ian Nelson also star and shooting began last week in Woodland Hills and Hollywood.
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Kristen Stewart Not Appearing in Mom's Directorial Debut K-11

Kristen Stewart Not Appearing in Mom's Directorial Debut K-11
Kristen Stewart is not making an appearance in K-11, the directorial debut of her mother Jules Mann-Stewart, which will feature her older brother Cameron Stewart, as well as stars Goran Visnjic, D.B. Sweeney and Kate del Castillo.

Cameron Stewart will make his feature film debut in the dark character ensemble, which his mom also co-wrote.

In the film, Goran Visnjic stars as a successful young record producer who wakes up after a three-day binge in a special unit of L.A. County's Men's Central Jail dedicated to vulnerable prisoners, a place ruled by a viper transsexual (Kate del Castillo).

Production began July 18 at locations in Woodland Hills and Hollywood, and has moved on to the now-closed Sybil Brand correctional facility for women in Los Angeles County.

K-11 comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Goran Visnjic, Kate del Castillo, D.B. Sweeney, Ralph Cole Jr., Tara Buck, Ian Nelson, Luis Moncada, Roger R. Cross.
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[DVD Review] Dakota Skye

You know, it must be a nice to be a character in an independent film; even when you’re faced with major existential and relationship crises, they seem to be easily solved by trite monologues, acoustic guitar riffs, and staring off into the sunset for a long enough duration of time. It worked for Garden State, it worked for Juno, and by golly, it’s going to work for Dakota Skye. And by work, I mean annoy the living Hell out of me. Granted, Dakota Skye hasn’t become quite the thorn in my paw that the other mentioned films have been, but I suspect that’s due only to those films' complete omnipresence during the years of their release. In fact, I’m sure of it.

Dakota Skye (Eileen April Boylan) is a fairly typical teenage girl with a dumb name and an ambivalent attitude about what she wants to do with her life,
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New On DVD This Week

Here’s a list of some of the new DVD and Blu-ray releases this week. Plus, some old favorites (and not so favorites) coming out this week on Blu-Ray.

Movies:

For All Mankind: Criterion Collection ~ Jim Lovell, Kenneth Mattingly, Russell Schweickart, and Eugene Cernan (Blu-ray)

The Color of Magic ~ David Jason, Sean Astin, Tim Curry, and Jeremy Irons (DVD)

The Towering Inferno ~ Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and Richard Chamberlain (Blu-ray)

The Haunting in Connecticut (Unrated Special Edition) ~ Kyle Gallner, Elias Koteas and Virginia Madsen (DVD and Blu-ray)

The Edge of Love ~ Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys, and Simon Armstrong (DVD and Blu-ray)

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon / Curse of the Golden Flower / House of Flying Daggers Trilogy ~ Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, and Chow Yun-Fat (Blu-ray)

Horsemen ~ Dennis Quaid, Ziyi Zhang, Lou Taylor Pucci, and Clifton Collins Jr. (DVD)

Van Wilder: Freshman Year – Unrated ~ Linden Ashby, Kurt Fuller,
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