Lionsgate Teams With Roadside For Jake Gyllenhaal Boston Marathon Bombing Drama ‘Stronger’; September Bow Planned
Lionsgate will team with Manchester By The Sea distributor Roadside Attractions to co-release Stronger, and they’ve set a September 22 bow. Stronger, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and is directed by David Gordon Green, is the second movie to cover the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy.
Salma Hayek-Starrer ‘Beatriz At Dinner’ Bought By Roadside, FilmNation
Roadside Attractions and FilmNation Entertainment have acquired North American rights to Miguel Arteta’s Beatriz At Dinner. Mike White wrote it and Salma Hayek stars with John Lithgow. An immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, she has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will be the same. Roadside Attractions and FilmNation also acquired distribution rights for the film in Australia and New Zealand. WME/CAA/UTA negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.
Roadside Attractions landed atop the heap of exclusively specialty distribution outfits at the box office this year
There were close to a thousand limited-release titles that opened in 2016 in North America. Assessing the specialty box office is not as tidy as with the studios. The area requires some subjectivity given when factoring in cast, release strategy and any other number of factors. From well north of 100 distributors, specialties — for the purpose of this article, titles that opened in limited release and spent most of their theatrical rollouts outside of wide release — grossed less than $550M in 2016, according to figures provided by comScore, which provided numbers for all titles assessed in this article.
‘Roadside Attractions to release Doug Liman’s THE WALL with Amazon Studios’
Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions are partnering to distribute Doug Liman’s psychological thriller The Wall for release March 10. That puts it on the same date as Warner Bros’ Kong: Skull Island.
Manchester By The Sea’ Leads SAG with 4 nominations
Manchester By the Sea is making a splash in the awards race. Kenneth Lonergan's critical darling steamed ahead Wednesday, leading the Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nominations, including outstanding performance by a movie cast, actor (Casey Affleck), supporting actor (Lucas Hedges) and supporting actress (Michelle Williams). The devastating family drama — which also earned four Golden Globe nominations Monday — follows an anguished handyman (Affleck) who returns home to take care of his nephew (Hedges) after his brother (Kyle Chandler) dies.
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.