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Screen Gems Lands Bodycam Cop Thriller Spec

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Exclusive: Screen Gems has acquired the Peter A. Dowling action spec script that went around town under the title Exposure. The film, which will be retitled, seems timely and provocative: A rookie African-American female cop in Detroit rounds the corner just as corrupt officers are murdering several drug dealers, an event captured by her body cam. They try to kill her, and she is hunted throughout the night by the narcs who are desperate to destroy the incriminating…
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Sacrifice Review

Sacrifice is a strange film. Director Peter A. Dowling treats his audience as if they’d already read author Sharon Bolton’s source novelization, and know exactly what’s going to happen. As soon as Sacrifice rockets straight through a rapid-fire credits sequence filled with foreshadowing images, we know the Exact movie we’re getting. Nothing is hidden and tension is sparse.

It’s almost as if Dowling has his thumb on the fast-forward button, speeding his film towards an inevitable ending that’s projected more times than we can count. No mystery, no suspense, and certainly no thrills – just wooden, cult generalizations and wasted potential.

Radha Mitchell stars as Dr. Tora Hamilton, a wife who cannot give birth due to recent health complications. Distraught and discouraged, Tora travels to her husband Duncan’s (Rupert Graves) homeland – the Shetland Islands – where they apply to adopt a local child. Since there
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Review: Sacrifice Treads Familiar Ground

Bodies of mutilated women, children in peril, distraught mothers and mysterious sects are ripe fodder for horror films, and are tropes that writer and directors return to frequently. As such, with this ground being tred frequently, it's hard to come up with a concept or perspective that is original, or at least compelling. Such is the case with Sacrifice; director and writer Peter A. Dowling (who wrote Flight Plan) has created a combination of The Stepford Wives and Rosemary's Baby, with the locale and twisted religious rites of The Wicker Man thrown in. The result is a film that's neither great nor terrible; treading old paths can be comforting, but the end result is relatively forgettable. After several miscarriages, Dr. Tora Hamilton (Radha Mitchell) and...

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Exclusive Trailer Premiere: Radha Mitchell in Sacrifice

Shock gives you an exclusive look at chilling new horror film Sacrifice. From writer/director Peter A. Dowling and IFC Midnight comes Sacrifice, a dark, terrifying thriller starring one of our favorite actresses, Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill, The Crazies). Here’s the official synopsis: Disturbing secrets lie buried in the bogs of a remote island in this…

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Round-Up: The Wave Blu-ray / DVD, An Ending, Sacrifice, The Divine Tragedies, Night Wolf

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Roar Uthaug’s The Wave crashes on the shores of Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on June 21st. Also in this round-up: production details on Jessica Cameron’s An Ending, release details for Sacrifice and The Divine Tragedies, and Kickstarter launch details for Night Wolf.

The Wave: “Nestled in Norway’s Sunnmøre region, Geiranger is one of the most spectacular tourist draws on the planet. With the mountain Åkerneset overlooking the village — and constantly threatening to collapse into the fjord — it is also a place where cataclysm could strike at any moment. After putting in several years at Geiranger’s warning centre, geologist Kristian (Kristoffer Joner) is moving on to a prestigious gig with an oil company. But the very day he’s about to drive his family to their new life in the city, Kristian senses something isn’t right. The substrata are shifting. No one wants to believe
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Reasonable Doubt Blu-Ray Review

Fast-paced but insipidly dull, Reasonable Doubt is thriller-lite, not quite capable of mounting enough tension to make its brisk 91-minute runtime bearable, and certainly not skilled enough to make any of its twists remotely surprising. It’s never been a prerequisite in Hollywood for a movie to showcase originality, but one of the most irritating things about Reasonable Doubt is that it doesn’t even do well what’s been done before. Aside from its talented cast (all of whom could do much, much better), there’s nothing to make this movie really worth your time.

The plot follows Mitch Brockton (Dominic Cooper), an up-and-coming District Attorney who lives a charmed life. He’s a star in the courtroom, with enough charisma to make any jury hang on his every word, a loving family man with a beautiful wife (Erin Karpluk) and newborn daughter, and even always the most popular guy at the office.
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Exclusive Interview: Dominic Cooper Talks ‘Reasonable Doubt’

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Dominic Cooper stars in “Reasonable Doubt,” an exciting cat-and-mouse thriller opening January 17th directed by Peter Croudins from a screenplay by Peter Dowling. When up-and-coming Chicago District Attorney Mitch Brockden (Cooper) commits a fatal hit-and-run, he feels compelled to manipulate the case to acquit the accused criminal (Samuel Jackson) who was blamed for the crime. […]

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Radha Mitchell Prepares for a Sacrifice

No stranger to devious and terrifying goings-on, Silent Hill star Radha Mitchell is about to come face to face with the Devil. Read on for details about her Sacrifice!

Screen Daily reports that Mitchell will star in the adaptation of S.J. Bolton's novel of the same name, alongside Rupert Graves and Colm Meaney. Mitchell will play a consultant surgeon trying in vain to have a child with her husband, played by Graves.

Her discovery of a mutilated woman’s body leads to shocking revelations as her husband, boss and local police try to persuade her to drop the matter.

Peter Dowling (Flight Plan) wrote the screenplay and will direct, and production is scheduled to begin in Dublin in late March.

Arnold Rifkind’s Cheyenne Enterprises will produce with Ireland-based Subotica.

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Radha Mitchell and Rupert Graves to Make a Sacrifice

Peter A. Dowling, the man who penned 2008 airborne thriller 'Flightplan', is set to write and helm new adaptation thriller 'Sacrifice'. The story is based upon the cult-themed novel by S.J. Bolton and already has a trio of talent attached. 'Silent Hill's Radha Mitchell (below) will star in the lead role as obstetrician Tora Hamilton, who becomes obsessed with the discovery of a mystery women's remains. She'll be joined by 'Sherlock' star Rupert Graves, who'll be on board to play her husband, whilst Colm Meaney ('Con Air', 'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa') will also play a part. The movie is due to begin filming in Dublin in late March....
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Rifkin, Meyers eye Efm Sacrifice

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Rifkin, Meyers eye Efm Sacrifice
Exclusive: Arnold Rifkin will produce the thriller about a cult to star Radha Mitchell, Rupert Graves and Colm Meaney.

Lawrence Meyers of Meyers Media Group is understood to have opened talks with international buyers and will commence the pre-sales push in earnest in Berlin next month.

Flight Plan writer Peter Dowling will direct Sacrifice from his adapted screenplay based on the novel by S J Bolton.

Rifkind’s Cheyenne Enterprises will produce with Ireland-based Subotica and production is scheduled to begin in Dublin in late March.

Mitchell will play a consultant surgeon trying in vain to have a child with her husband, played by Graves.

Her discovery of a mutilated woman’s body leads to shocking revelations as her husband, boss and local police try to persuade her to drop the matter.

Rifkin is producing the thriller with Peter Lewis and the Subotica duo of Tristan Orpen Lynch and Aoife O’Sullivan.
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Film Review: ‘Reasonable Doubt’

Film Review: ‘Reasonable Doubt’
A documentary about just what went wrong with the making of “Reasonable Doubt” would doubtless prove more involving than the movie itself, a turgid yuppie paranoia thriller of the sort that proliferated wildly 20-odd years ago in the wake of “Presumed Innocent” and “Pacific Heights.” Limping into theaters and simultaneous VOD play with understandably little fanfare — plus a pseudonym where the name of director Peter Howitt (“Sliding Doors,” “Laws of Attraction”) once stood — this utterly unmemorable, uninspired and unnecessary genre exercise should fade from view so fast they might just as soon have called it “Without a Trace.”

Flightplan” scribe Peter A. Dowling (who should have thought seriously about the pseudonym route himself) is credited with concocting this tale of a rising young public prosecutor with his sights on the Chicago district attorney’s office who makes one of those fatal errors in judgment that, by the movie’s third act,
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Reasonable Doubt Trailer Promises Thrills And Chills From Samuel L. Jackson

VOD is where it’s at these days. In recent weeks, various titles have been scheduled to land on-demand before opening in theaters, from Lars von Trier’s four-hour-long sex epic Nymphomaniac to the Sharlto Copley-starring mind-bender Open Grave. The trend seems like it’ll only continue growing through next year, with simultaneous VOD-theatrical release dates being added to the calendar on a daily basis.

One film taking that road to release is Reasonable Doubt, which stars Dominic Cooper and Samuel L. Jackson. Today, we have the first trailer for the movie, clearing up a few plot aspects and promising a very fast-moving thriller. Check it out below:

Though the film’s plot reminds me an awful lot of The Lincoln Lawyer, the presence of capable stars like Cooper and Jackson suggest that Reasonable Doubt might turn out decently. The trailer certainly plays up the cat-and-mouse angle, as well
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Samuel L. Jackson Wants You To Feel His Pain As A Serial Killer In Trailer For 'Reasonable Doubt'

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One of the hardest working men in showbiz, Samuel L. Jackson's indie drama Reasonable Doubt, which he stars in alongside Dominic Cooper and Gloria Reuben, has been picked up by Lionsgate (Us rights), for a 2014 release. The $8 million German-Canadian co-production, shot over 27 days in November and December last year, in Winnipeg and Chicago, was written by Peter Dowling, and directed by Peter Howitt. It centers on an up-and-coming assistant D.A. (Cooper) who has his life turned upside down when he's involved in a hit and run and another man (Jackson) is arrested for his crime and charged with murder. The film, a co-production between Paradox...
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Watch: Samuel L. Jackson & Dominic Cooper Have 'Reasonable Doubt' In Trailer For Legal Thriller

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From the director of "Antitrust" and co-writer of "Flightplan"! Excited yet?! Those are the best endorsements the marketing people could muster for "Reasonable Doubt," a new legal thriller that has managed to get both Samuel L. Jackson and Dominic Cooper into the cinematic jury box. Written by Peter A. Dowling (responsible for those aforementioned movies) and directed by Peter P. Croudins (who has no other IMDb credits), this overcooked drama follows a rising District Attorney who prosecutes a hit-and-run crime that he actually committed, but throws the case to make sure the wrongfully accused man gets off. The twist? That man is a killer and must be stopped before...well, you get it. Seemingly tailor-made for DVD bargain bins and late night cable runs, this one looks pretty tepid overall and something that even Ashley Judd would've passed on. "Reasonable Doubt" hits theaters and VOD on January 17, 2014.
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Dominic Cooper Has 'Reasonable Doubt' in First Trailer for New Thriller

Despite the release date placement of this new thriller Reasonable Doubt, the presence of Dominic Cooper and Samuel L. Jackson actually have me giving it a second glance. The first trailer for the film makes it feel like a thriller that wouldn't be out of place in the 90s, as a District Attorney who thinks he's responsible for killing a man in a hit and run accident, inadvertently sets free the accused killer, thinking he's innocent. The only downside here is that the trailer seems to give away the whole movie, unless there's a twist that will save it. Still, this one looks better than most of the films coming to theaters early next year. Here's the first trailer for Peter P. Croudins' Reasonable Doubt, originally from Yahoo: Reasonable Doubt is directed by newcomer Peter P. Croudins and written by Peter A. Dowling (Flightplan). When up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch
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Dominic Cooper And Samuel L. Jackson Have A Reasonable Doubt In Images From Upcoming Thriller

As a great lover of legal thrillers, I feel a significant measure of confidence in saying that my excitement for the upcoming film Reasonable Doubt is justified. Opening in January, the film boasts two stellar lead actors, Dominic Cooper and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as a seriously intriguing hook.

Four new images from Reasonable Doubt that were released today don’t add much to what we already know about the project, but they do introduce how all of the film’s main players will look.

Reasonable Doubt follows up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden (Cooper), who is involved in a fatal hit-and-run and flees the scene of the crime. When Brockden finds himself representing an accused criminal (Jackson) who was found with the body and is being tried for murder, the Da can’t fathom sending a man to prison in his place and instead throws the case. To his horror,
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First Look: Dominic Cooper & Samuel L. Jackson in 'Reasonable Doubt'

Next year we'll see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Dominic Cooper in some big blockbusters like DreamWorks' Need for Speed, and apparently in some kind return as Howard Stark in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But earlier in the year, the actor will lead a low key thriller called Reasonable Doubt. Funnily enough, the film also features Marvel regular Samuel L. Jackson in the story of a District Attorney (Cooper) who has his life turned upside down when he's involved in a hit and run and another man is arrested for his crime and charged with murder. But it's what happens after the trial that makes for a truly terrifying scenario for this Da. Now we have some first look photos from the early 2014 thriller just below. Here's a first look at Peter P. Croudins' Reasonable Doubt via Collider: Reasonable Doubt is directed by newcomer Peter P. Croudins and written
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‘Kill Your Darlings’ Director John Krokidas Makes A Double Deal With Fox

The writer/director if the acclaimed ‘Beat Movement’ biopic Kill Your Darlings has signed a deal 20th Century Fox to helm a couple of new projects.

John Krokidas will direct Standard Loneliness Package, which is based the short story collection ‘Sorry Please Thank You’ from Charles Yu. The film is currently being penned by Keith Bunin with indie studio Temple Hill Entertainment’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen producing. It’s a story set in the near future, where “a recent college graduate gets an entry-level job at a tech company where he’s paid to experience painful events in other people’s lives. He falls desperately in love with his boss, and tries to build a genuine relationship in a society that’s becoming entirely virtual and where he essentially serves as a human pain cushion.”

Krokidas has also signed a deal with Fox 2000′s team to collaborate with
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‘Kill Your Darlings’ Helmer John Krokidas Books Pair Of Pics On Fox Lot

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‘Kill Your Darlings’ Helmer John Krokidas Books Pair Of Pics On Fox Lot
Exclusive: John Krokidas, who made his feature directing debut with the Beat Generation poets mystery Kill Your Darlings at Sundance, has signed a pair of deals that will put him to work on the Fox lot. Krokidas has been set to helm Standard Loneliness Package, which Keith Bunin is scripting based the title short story from the Charles Yu collection Sorry Please Thank You. Temple Hill Entertainment’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen will produce. Pic is set in the near future, where a recent college graduate gets an entry-level job at a tech company where he’s paid to experience painful events in other people’s lives. He falls desperately in love with his boss, and tries to build a genuine relationship in a society that’s becoming entirely virtual and where he essentially serves as a human pain cushion. Krokidas has separately made a deal with Fox 2000 to
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"Highrise," "Sleep" Score Script Deals

Fox 2000 has picked up "Flightplan" scribe Peter Dowling's thriller spec script "Highrise". Jon Shestack ("Air Force One") is on board to produce.

The story is said to be in the vein of Stephen King's "Misery," albeit with the action set within a Manhattan skyscraper.

Meanwhile, Ken Marino & Erica Oyama Marino have been hired to adapt the book "Go The F To Sleep" for Fox 2000 and producer Karen Rosenfelt.

Adam Mansbach penned the children’s book for adults which became a sensation after various actors, notably Samuel L. Jackson, did readings of it that became viral sensations.

Sources: Heat Vision, Deadline
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