Johnny Depp Drama ‘Ready for the Barbarians’ Bought by Goldwyn – Variety

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In in the present day’s movie information roundup, “Ready for the Barbarians,” “Don’t Inform a Soul” and “Daddy Points” get distribution and the African American Movie Critics Affiliation is launching a digital Sturdy Summer season 2020 programming slate.

ACQUISITIONS

Samuel Goldwyn Movies has acquired North American rights to Ciro Guerra’s characteristic movie “Ready for the Barbarians,” starring Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Mark Rylance, Gana Bayarsaikhan, and Greta Scacchi.

Goldwyn mentioned the movie was initially slated for a theatrical launch, however resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, will probably be launched on cable on-demand and digital platforms in August.

Rylance performs a Justice of the Peace in an remoted frontier settlement on the border of a big empire who seems ahead to a simple retirement till the arrival of a colonel (portrayed by Depp), whose activity it’s to report on the actions of the “barbarians” and the safety scenario on the border. The colonel’s ruthless interrogations lead the Justice of the Peace to query his loyalty to the empire.

The deal was negotiated by Meg Longo and Ben Feingold on behalf of Goldwyn and Julie Sultan of AMBI Media Group on behalf of the filmmakers. The information was first reported by Deadline.

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Saban Movies has acquired North American rights to Alex McAulay’s directorial debut “Don’t Inform a Soul” from Unbridled Movies and Mangano Films & Media.

The thriller was an official collection of the 2020 Tribeca Movie Pageant and stars Jack Dylan Grazer, Fionn Whitehead, Mena Suvari and Rainn Wilson. Chris Mangano and Merry-Kay Poe produced with Steve Poe; Matt Bronson and John Neace are government producers; and Brian Tanke, Max Neace and McAulay are co-producers.

“Don’t Inform A Soul” follows two younger brothers who rob a home to pay for their sick mom’s medical payments and trigger a safety guard to fall right into a nicely. Shot totally on location in Kentucky, Don’t Inform a Soul marks the debut manufacturing for Poe’s Kentucky primarily based manufacturing firm, Unbridled Movies, and the second manufacturing for Mangano Films & Media.

Invoice Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Movies together with UTA Unbiased Movie Group on behalf of the filmmakers.

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Gravitas Ventures has acquired worldwide rights to Clear Slate Productions’ drama “Daddy Points,” which will probably be out there on digital and on demand on June 23.

The film beforehand performed at the Miami Unbiased Movie Pageant, The Evolution! Idyllwild Worldwide Movie Pageant, The Valley Movie Pageant, Mallorca Worldwide Movie Pageant, Good Worldwide Filmmaker Pageant and The Girls’s Movie Pageant.

The story facilities on girl in her 20s who inherits an organization from her emotionally distant father, forcing her to maneuver from London to Los Angeles to take over the household enterprise and attempt to win her father’s approval, even after his dying.

The movie stars Kimberley Datnow, Tanner Rittenhouse, Corsica Wilson, Peter Jason and Alice Caroll Johnson. Amy Datnow and John Cox wrote the story with the screenplay by director Laura Holliday. It was produced by Kimberley Datnow and government produced by Amy Datnow.

SUMMER PROGRAM

The African American Movie Critics Affiliation is launching a digital Sturdy Summer season 2020 programming slate, beginning with a dialogue with Toby Kebbell and rapper Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges about the 2008 movie “RocknRolla.”

The AAFCA and BAFTA are collaborating on the occasion, set to start out at 10 a.m. PT on Could 26.

The AAFCA can be launching its Digital Desk Learn Sequence the place filmmakers of colour preside over desk reads of chosen scenes from their very own work in half-hour classes offered stay on YouTube, starting Could 28. Confirmed individuals embrace Ali LeRoi, Datari Turner, DeMane Davis and author/producer Michelle Amor.

Individuals music editor Janine Rubenstein and AAFCA president Gil Robertson will maintain a June 1 panel known as “Black Music Artists on Switching Hats….The Cross-Over Abilities From the Entrance of the Stage to Behind the Lens.” The AAFCA can even rejoice LGBTQ Month with an occasion on June 28.

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