Toronto: Roadside Attractions Gets ‘Lady Macbeth’ (EXCLUSIVE)
The movie, directed by London stage veteran William Oldroyd, isn’t based on the famous Shakespeare character but is an adaptation of Russian writer Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 novella “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk.” Florence Pugh (“The Falling”) plays the title character: a 19th century young bride sold into marriage to a middle-aged man.
Roadside Attractions Nabs Stalin-Era Romance 'Bitter Harvest' for U.S.
George Mendeluk directed the feature, which stars Max Irons and Samantha Barks. The Stalin-era romance Bitter Harvest has been nabbed by Roadside Attractions for the U.S. George Mendeluk directed the feature, which stars Max Irons and Samantha Barks as young lovers in the 1930s during the Holodomor, Joseph Stalin's intentional starvation of the Ukrainian population. Mendeluk co-wrote the screenplay with Richard Bachynsky-Hoover.
Roadside Attractions Nabs Whitney Houston Doc for the U.S.
Miramax will partner with Roadside Attractions for the domestic theatrical release of the the doc from director Kevin Macdonald. Miramax has acquired U.S. rights to Kevin Macdonald's forthcoming documentary Whitney, which centers on the life and career of Whitney Houston. Miramax, which also acquired distribution rights for Latin America and China, will partner with Roadside Attractions for the domestic theatrical release of the doc. WME Global negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.
Cannes: Hollywood's Married Film Chiefs on Teaming With Amazon and Discovering Jennifer Lawrence
Roadside Attractions founders and co-presidents, Howard Cohen and Eric d'Arbeloff, sat down with THR ahead of the French film festival to discuss their key demographic, why premium VOD is a dumping ground and how a dinner resulted in getting Lawrence cast in "Hunger Games."
Amazon, Roadside Partner on "Manchester by the Sea" Oscar Season Release
Amazon has tapped Roadside Attractions to handle the theatrical distribution of “Manchester by the Sea,” sources tell Variety. The partners will debut the film on Nov. 18, in the heart of awards season. A platform release is planned, with the film gradually adding theaters and markets. “Manchester by the Sea” should expand nationwide at some point in mid-December.
"Southside With You," the Barack/Michelle Obama First Date Movie, Looks Cute as Hell
The trailer for "Southside With You", the upcoming historical romcom (romcom? bioromcom?) about Barack and Michelle Obama’s “epic first date across Chicago’s south side,” was released today, and it looks incredibly charming. Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyer star as the First Couple when they were just a Potential Couple—they see Do the Right Thing, they talk about how they fit into the world, and (most importantly) they have their first kiss after sharing an ice cream cone.