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Dogwoof Serves Up ‘john + bjorn’ Documentary on McEnroe-Borg Tennis Rivalry (Exclusive)

London-based documentary sales specialist Dogwoof has boarded international sales for ‘john + bjorn,’ a feature-length documentary about the fierce rivalry between tennis stars John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg. Dogwoof will shop the project at Afm.

Covering some of the same ground as recently released feature “Borg/McEnroe,” which focused on the players’ battle for supremacy in the 1980 Wimbledon men’s final, the new documentary will look at the lives of the tennis legends before and after that iconic match-up, including, ultimately, the pair’s friendship.

Fledgling producer Hound Entertainment is making the film, and production is underway. Paul Bell (“Senna”) is among the producers. Riina Zachariassen and Adam Nielsen, who was Oscar-nominated for “A War,” are also attached. The film is being produced entirely from archive footage, some of which has never been seen before.

Dogwoof will show a promo for pre-buyers at Afm on Nov. 1. “We loved the filmmakers’ bold vision to tell the story of this
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Second trailer for Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’

In Mindhunter, FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) study the damaged psyches of serial killers in an attempt to understand and catch them, and in the process pioneer the development of modern serial killer profiling.

How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks? Two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff & Holt McCallany) set out on a sinister investigative odyssey to discover the brutal answers in Mindhunter

The series is directed by David Fincher (Gone Girl, Zodiac), Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking) and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror, U Want Me 2 Kill Him?). Fincher, Joshua Donen (Gone Girl, The Quick and the Dead), Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys) and Cean Chaffin (Gone Girl, Fight Club) are Executive Producers. The show also stars Anna Torv (Fringe) and Hannah Gross (Unless).

Mindhunter launches globally October 13th on Netflix.
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Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees to Make Docu-series for the BBC

Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees to Make Docu-series for the BBC
Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees, the Oscar-winning makers of “Amy,” are to make a new three-part documentary series for the BBC about the investigation into one of Britain’s most famous murder cases, the killing of teenager Stephen Lawrence in 1993. The commission was announced Thursday by Charlotte Moore, director of BBC Content, at the Edinburgh Intl. Television Festival.

“The Stephen Lawrence Story” (working title) will be directed by James Rogan and produced by On the Corner Films. Gay-Rees and Kapadia serve as executive producers, with Victoria Musguin-Rowe as series producer.

The series for flagship channel BBC One will examine the racially motivated murder of 18-year-old Lawrence in April 1993, the killing’s aftermath, investigation and ramifications.

Lawrence’s mother, Doreen (pictured, center, at a press conference in 1997 alongside Stephen’s father Neville, left), said the documentary would mark an end to the journey she and her family have been on since the murder. She
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David Fincher delves deep into the minds of serial killers once more in the trailer for Netflix’s original series, Mindhunter

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Author: Zehra Phelan

David Fincher is delving deep into the minds of serial killers yet again in Netflix’s new original series Mindhunter, watch the trailer below for some tense investigation work.

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Based on the John Douglas novel “Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit,” The series will be set in 1979 and will revolve around two FBI agents, played by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany, who interview imprisoned serial killers in order to understand how such criminals think, and apply it to solving ongoing cases.

The trailer focuses on the agent’s investigation a series of crimes from the sick and deluded killers who see nothing wrong in their actions “it’s not easy butchering people, it’s hard work” states a faceless voice over the image of a photograph of a dead girl being printed. Its feel is sinister and intelligent, exactly
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New trailer for Netflix series ‘Mindhunter’

How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks? Two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff & Holt McCallany) set out on a sinister investigative odyssey to discover the brutal answers in Mindhunter – which comes to Netflix on October 13th 2017.

The series is directed by David Fincher (Gone Girl, Zodiac), Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking) and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror, U Want Me 2 Kill Him?). Fincher, Joshua Donen (Gone Girl, The Quick and the Dead), Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys) and Cean Chaffin (Gone Girl, Fight Club) are Executive Producers.
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‘Mindhunter’ Trailer: David Fincher’s Latest Netflix Show Goes Deeper Into the Brain of 1970s Killers

‘Mindhunter’ Trailer: David Fincher’s Latest Netflix Show Goes Deeper Into the Brain of 1970s Killers
The last time David Fincher told a story about a ’70s detective investigation, it was one of the best films of the 21st century. Now we have another fresh reminder of what he’s got planned for a follow-up.

Netflix released the first full trailer for “Mindhunter,” the director’s latest project and another installment in the filmmaker’s ongoing relationship with the streaming giant.

Read More‘Mindhunter’ Teaser: Netflix Spatters Blood for David Fincher’s Killer Rorschach Test — Watch

In “Mindhunter,” Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany star as FBI agents charged with diving into the psyches of serial killers to help crack outstanding investigations. Our first Rorshach-heavy look at the series signaled all the filmmaker’s auteur hallmarks. This latest trailer keeps the blunted period lighting, clinical police offices and meticulously detailed ’70s setpieces front and center.

Anna Torv (“Fringe”) also features prominently in the show’s ensemble. In
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‘Mindhunter’ Trailer: David Fincher’s Latest Netflix Show Goes Deeper Into the Brain of 1970s Killers

‘Mindhunter’ Trailer: David Fincher’s Latest Netflix Show Goes Deeper Into the Brain of 1970s Killers
The last time David Fincher told a story about a ’70s detective investigation, it was one of the best films of the 21st century. Now we have another fresh reminder of what he’s got planned for a follow-up.

Netflix released the first full trailer for “Mindhunter,” the director’s latest project and another installment in the filmmaker’s ongoing relationship with the streaming giant.

Read More‘Mindhunter’ Teaser: Netflix Spatters Blood for David Fincher’s Killer Rorschach Test — Watch

In “Mindhunter,” Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany star as FBI agents charged with diving into the psyches of serial killers to help crack outstanding investigations. Our first Rorshach-heavy look at the series signaled all the filmmaker’s auteur hallmarks. This latest trailer keeps the blunted period lighting, clinical police offices and meticulously detailed ’70s setpieces front and center.

Anna Torv (“Fringe”) also features prominently in the show’s ensemble. In
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I am Bolt! The world's fastest man gets the best sports documentary ever made

From his insomnia to his hatred of training, this is a riveting, revelatory look at Usain Bolt as he heads to the blocks for the last time

Sports stars always want to be remembered as the greatest in their game. This week, though, Usain Bolt prepares not just to run for gold in the final race of his career: he also stars in what might just be the greatest sporting documentary of all time.

As soon as it leaves the blocks, I Am Bolt, made by British filmmakers Benjamin and Gabe Turner, looks to have it locked down. Until now, it’s been a toss up between Asif Kapadia’s Senna (2010), a recreation of the weekend Ayrton Senna was killed in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, and When We Were Kings (1996) by Leon Gast, an account of Muhammad Ali’s Rumble in the Jungle fight with George Foreman in 1974.

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The 25 Best Documentaries of the 21st Century, from ‘Amy’ to ‘The Act of Killing’

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The 25 Best Documentaries of the 21st Century, from ‘Amy’ to ‘The Act of Killing’
Non-fiction cinema never stops evolving. From the Actualités of the Lumière brothers to the heavily manipulated ethnographic films of the 1920, from the vérité Americans of the Maysles brothers to the man-on-the-street approach popularized by Michael Moore, documentaries have naturally always been more responsive to their times than any other mode of filmmaking.

Not only do they reveal our world to us, but they shape how we view it, and the early years of the 21st century have proven that to be more true than ever before. On one hand, digital technology has infinitely expanded our range of vision, and some of the modern era’s most essential docs have been shot on consumer-grade equipment like iPhones and GoPro cameras. On the other hand, these tools haven’t just granted us new ways of seeing, they’ve also galvanized our desire to look, which in turn has stoked an unprecedented degree
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Film-maker Asif Kapadia: ‘Maradona is the third part of a trilogy about child geniuses and fame’

The director of Senna and Amy on falling in love with his subjects, tackling Maradona, and how his films resemble pop art

London-born director Asif Kapadia is known for his “true fiction” documentaries: 2010’s groundbreaking Senna, about the Formula One icon Ayrton Senna; and Amy, on the short life of Amy Winehouse, which won the Oscar for best documentary feature in 2016. He is currently working on a film about another troubled genius, Diego Maradona. Before factual films, Kapadia made narrative dramas. His first feature, The Warrior, will be screened this summer as part of a Bafta Debuts tour, which showcases a handful of Bafta-winning debut films from leading British directors, such as Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold and Steve McQueen.

The Warrior won two Baftas – for best debut and for outstanding British film in 2003 – but it’s been seen less than some of your other films. Do you think it stands the test of time?
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McLaren Review

Author: Linda Marric

Heralded as one of the greatest and most loved figures in the history of motor racing, Bruce McLaren was also one of the most respected racing drivers of all time, both in his native New Zealand and around the world. His rise to the top of the sport from very humble beginnings to being the owner of one the greatest and most successful Formula 1 teams in the 1970s and to this day, was a real testament to the man’s determination and hard work. In a new documentary produced by Universal Pictures and simply titled McLaren, director Roger Donaldson offers a comprehensive account of the the motor-racing hero’s exhilarating achievements as he attempts to shine a light on the man behind the legend.

Taking a leaf out of Asif Kapadia’s award winning documentary Senna (2010), Donaldson offers a comprehensive account of the highs and lows in the man’s short,
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McLaren review – classy F1 documentary

Driver and engineer Bruce McLaren is the focus of this good-looking film

Roger Donaldson’s handsomely assembled documentary racetracks the career of the late Formula One driver and racing car engineer Bruce McLaren. The talking heads are framed by captions that at times make the film look like a classy PowerPoint presentation, but its mix of lovely, fuzzy archive footage and pretty reconstructions makes it feel like a kind of docufiction. It lacks the ingenuity of Asif Kapadia’s superior F1 doc Senna, but is worth a watch nonetheless.

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Biopic of F1 champion Alain Prost heads to Cannes

Exclusive: TF1 to unveil project in presence of Alain Prost.

Formula One champion Alain Prost flies into Cannes this weekend for a presentation of Julien Leclercq’s upcoming biopic Prost, retelling his life story through his close relationship with late brother Daniel and his on-track rivalry with Ayrton Senna.

“It’s a story of brothers in two parts. In the first part, we see his relationship with his brother Daniel, who was passionate about racing. He died around the time Senna came into Prost’s life. The pair were rivals, even when they were on the same team, but after Prost retired they became close,” said Paris-based Julien Madon, who is producing under his Labyrinthe Films banner which he runs with Leclercq. Mars Films is also on board as co-producer and French distributor.

TF1 Studio, which is handling international sales, will present the €17m project to buyers on Monday in the presence of Prost, Leclercq and Madon
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McLaren review - motor-racing film only for petrolheads

A bland documentary about pioneering driver Bruce McLaren does not tell us why we should be interested in its subject

Roger Donaldson’s documentary about motor-racing pioneer Bruce McLaren is well produced, well researched, well intended … and a bit boring. It makes no serious attempt at reaching out beyond its fanbase, connecting with non-petrolheads, or gaining any perspective on the sometimes scary and dysfunctional world of motor racing. It just celebrates McLaren in a good-natured, bland and slightly complacent way, with newsreel clips, artfully presented stills, interviews with beaming contemporaries and some unsignposted dramatic reconstruction: mock-Super-8 footage imagining key scenes of his early life. In some ways, McLaren’s straightforwardly pleasant personality is refreshing; unlike the raffish bad boys who always get mythologised, he was an unassuming professional and a family man. A class act. But why should we be interested in him, beyond the races won and race cars designed?
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Asif Kapadia, Oscar Winner for ‘Amy,’ to Direct Feature Film ‘Moth Smoke’ (Exclusive)

Asif Kapadia, who won an Oscar for “Amy” and a BAFTA for “Senna,” will re-team with actor Irrfan Khan on an adaptation of the novel “Moth Smoke” by Pakistan-born author Mohsin Hamid.

Khan, Kapadia and independent producer Dina Dattani (executive producer on “Bombay Velvet”) acquired the rights to the novel. Kapadia will direct and co-write. Dattani will introduce the film to buyers in Cannes.

Set in 1998 against the backdrop of nuclear tests by India and Pakistan, the Lahore-based novel follows Darashikoh Shehzad, a social misfit who begins an affair with his best friend’s wife.

Khan, who starred in Kapadia’s “The Warrior,” will play Shehzad. Other cast members will be decided in the coming months.

“I have been eagerly waiting for something on which I could work with Asif again, and ‘Moth Smoke’ excites both of us,” Khan said. “We believe it can be set in contemporary times.”

Given
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War Machine Trailer #2 Brings Brad Pitt to Netflix

Netflix presents the brand new trailer for the highly-anticipated feature film War Machine, starring Brad Pitt, Emory Cohen, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Meg Tilly, Tilda Swinton, and Sir Ben Kingsley. A film for our times, this absurdist tale and pitch-black war story takes on hot-shot General Glenn McMahon, a man caught up in a modern war machine that keeps on churning, seemingly to no end.

War Machine is the latest feature film from acclaimed director David Michod (Animal Kingdom). It will be released globally on Netflix on May 26, 2017.

In a film for our times, writer-director David Michod (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General's roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody - raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an anti-establishment, pro-soldier exploration in the form of an absurdist war story of a born leader's
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Amazon open to smaller indie pitches in UK

SVoD service is keen for smaller UK TV indies to pitch ideas.

Amazon Prime Video is opening its doors to smaller UK indies and “boutique” producers as part of the next stage of growth.

The SVoD service is keen for fledgling producers and filmmakers to pitch projects to sit alongside ideas from high-end, Hollywood-backed firms.

Head of international originals Morgan Wandell told Screen’s sister publication Broadcast: “We are very open. Sometimes, the most original voices and distinctive filmmakers come from boutiques or the independent film world. We love that kind of talent.”

Last month, the digital streaming service ordered Le Mans: Racing Is Everything from New Black Films.

The series, commissioned by head of unscripted Conrad Riggs, tells the story of the gruelling 24-hour race, which was founded in 1923.

The indie, run by Senna line producer Victoria Gregory and director James Erskine, is one of the first British producers to win a factual commission from Amazon
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Mindhunter Teaser: Find Out How Crazy Thinks

The cast of Mindhunter should drag you in.

Director and producer David Fincher (Gone Girl, The Social Network, Zodiac) should drag you in.

The subject matter Will drag you in.

If we've learned nothing after the countless number of programming hours on television dedicated to the hunt of serial killers, we are absolutely fascinated by them.

Our first look at the upcoming series Mindhunter from Netflix is filled with quotable phrases indicating the 1979 FBI might get in a little over their heads in their hunt for the worst of the worst.

While the chit chat starts out from the familiar voice of Anna Torv (Fringe), it continues with words from Holt McCallanay (Sully).

He sounds like he's warning a man who might be the greenest and most excited of the bunch. 

His attitude is going to bite him in the ass. He thinks it's his job electrocute them not commiserate with them.
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First teaser trailer for David Fincher-produced Netflix series Mindhunter

Mindhunter teaser trailer lands at Berlin Netflix event.

Netflix have debuted a first look at their new David Fincher-produced TV series Mindhuster. The new promo was revealed at the streaming service’s Berlin-staged European focussed See What’s Next event this week. You can see the Mindhunter teaser trailer in the player below.

Here’s a little more about Mindhunter:

Jonathan Groff (Looking), Holt McCallanay (Sully), Anna Torv (Fringe) and Hannah Gross (Unless) all star in Mindhunter, which is directed by David Fincher (Gone Girl, The Social Network, Zodiac), Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking) and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror, U Want Me 2 Kill Him?). Fincher, Joshua Donen (Gone Girl, The Quick and the Dead) Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys) and Cean Chaffin (Gone Girl, Fight Club) are Executive Producers.

“Great storytelling knows no geographic bounds. After four years of original programming and filming in 18 countries,
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