Rose Byrne-Ethan Hawke Comedy ‘Juliet, Naked’ Sells to Lionsgate, Roadside
Sundance: Roadside Attractions Picks Up ‘Lizzie’ With Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart
Saban Films has nabbed North American rights to Craig William Macneill’s “Lizzie” following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The look at infamous ax murderess Lizzie Borden stars Oscar-nominee Chloë Sevigny (“Boys Don’t Cry”) and Kristen Stewart (who played the apple of Edward Cullen’s eye in “The Twilight Saga”). Saban Films is planning a theatrical release in partnership with Roadside Attractions this summer. The bidding was said to be competitive.
Executive producers are Howard Cohen, Eric d’Arbeloff and Jennifer Berman of Roadside Attractions Television
Olivier Martinez (Unfaithful) is set to star in action-adventure series Soldiers of Fortune, produced by New Zealand’s Mercenary TV Limited and Ireland’s Subotica, and executive produced Howard Cohen, Eric d’Arbeloff and Jennifer Berman of Roadside Attractions Television (Dear White People).
’Beatriz At Dinner’ Has Delicious Bow; Sam Elliott’s ‘The Hero’ Stands Tall – Specialty Box Office
Beatriz At Dinner dished up the best numbers on the Specialty side this weekend. Released by Roadside Attractions and FilmNation, Beatriz, starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow, grossed over $150K in five New York and L.A. theaters.
‘Forever My Girl’ Acquired By Roadside Attractions For October Bow
Roadside Attractions has acquired domestic rights to Forever My Girl, a romantic drama produced by LD Entertainment from writer-director Bethany Ashton Wolf. Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe star in the pic, based on the Heidi McLaughlin novel, which now will hit theaters October 27.
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.