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Martin Scorsese To Present Daniel Espinosa's 'Easy Money' For U.S. Release

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • June 15, 2012 11:45 AM
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Daniel Espinosa’s “Snabba Cash” (or “Easy Money” as it’s called in English-speaking territories) was released almost two and a half years ago in its native Sweden, but it will finally get its U.S. release on the July 27th. Snapped up by The Weinstein Company after its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival two years ago, Bob and Harvey have been sat on the film ever since. But this wasn’t without reason. Never ones to miss a trick, TWC waited until the film’s director had a significantly higher profile following this year's “Safe House” to announce a release date. It probably didn’t hurt either that the film’s star, Joel Kinnaman, has popped up in “Safe House,” “The Killing” and “The Darkest Hour” since as well. Oh, and he was also cast as the new “Robocop.”

The Weinstein Company Snaps Up Director James Gray's (Formerly Titled) 'Low Life' For 2013 Release

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • June 15, 2012 9:16 AM
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It wouldn't be slanderous to say the producer Harvey Weinstein can be a bit contentious at times, and no one would know better than director James Gray, who worked with Harvey on his 2000 crime drama "The Yards." According to what Gray said about Harvey to the LA Times back in 2000, Weinstein fought Gray on every creative decision, never marketed the movie, and eventually dumped it into 140 screens and skipped the premiere. At the time, Gray said he was "not bitter" about working with Harvey and, thirteen years later, he's holding true to his word as The Weinstein Company is lining up to distribute his latest film.

Review: 'The Intouchables' Is A Crowd-Pleaser For Simpletons

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 24, 2012 11:59 AM
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“The Intouchables” is a study in contrasts. In one corner, there is Phillipe (Francois Cluzet), a wealthy, white renaissance man paralyzed from the waist down. He is mobile, exiting his home for fine dining, purchasing artwork, and attending the opera. He cannot continue to live the finer life without assistance, however, and as the film begins, he is in search for a new aide.

Cannes Report: Chris Tucker Dials It Back, Jennifer Lawrence Impresses In First Footage From 'Silver Linings Playbook'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 21, 2012 5:16 PM
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Sandwiched between Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" was the oddball of The Weinstein Company presentation this evening at the Cannes Film Festival. Not that there's anything wrong with it specifically, but just coming in the middle of two much more ambitious, auteur driven movies, only emphasized just how...ordinary and run-of-the-mill Russell's film felt.

Cannes Report: First Footage From 'The Master' Impresses & Yes It's About Scientology

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 21, 2012 4:03 PM
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The Weinstein Company are feeling confident this year at the Cannes Film Festival, and why not? With three films in the lineup eaching earning a fair share of buzz -- "Lawless," "Killing Them Softly" and "The Sapphires" -- tonight they decided to up the ante, and show off some previews for three films that will make up the rest of their impressive 2012 slate.

The Weinsteins Acquire Cannes Pic 'The Sapphires' & Have Their Eye On James Gray's 'Low Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 15, 2012 5:46 PM
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Everything kicks off tomorrow, but the dealmaking has already begun at the Cannes Film Festival and Harvey Weinstein is already busy shaking hands and signing contracts.

The Weinstein Company Pick Up Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut 'Quartet'; Tribeca Lands 'For Ellen' With Paul Dano

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 3, 2012 12:28 PM
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It’s about that time, with Sundance and SXSW in the rearview, distributors both big and small are starting to snap up the promising titles that could possibly bring the fall a lot of prestige.

Jackie Robinson Biopic '42,' Phil Lord & Chris Miller's 'Lego' Movie & 'Celeste & Jesse Forever' Get Release Dates

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 24, 2012 10:19 AM
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Want to know when you might be able to see some of the movies that you might be interested in seeing? Yes? That’s good, because we’ve got somewhat of a release date round-up for you.

James Corden In Talks To Play Reality Show Opera Star Paul Potts In 'Devil Wears Prada' Director David Frankel's 'One Chance'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 20, 2012 9:21 AM
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British actor James Corden is the toast of Broadway at the moment. The 33-year-old, got his start in Mike Leigh's "All Or Nothing" and in the stage and film versions of Alan Bennett's "The History Boys," and became a household name in the U.K. after co-writing and starring in the hit sitcom "Gavin and Stacey." He's had ups and downs since then: starring vehicle "Lesbian Vampire Killers" was savaged, and supporting turns in Hollywood pictures like "Gulliver's Travels" and "The Three Musketeers" never quite helped him cross over to the U.S.

Be Afraid: Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes Reportedly Circling The 'Halloween' Franchise

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 5:54 PM
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Perhaps this isn't too much of a surprise. It was only a few weeks ago that The Weinstein Company (the parent branch of Dimension Films) took "Halloween 3D" off the calendar (it was slated for October 26th). With no confirmed cast or director, it simply wasn't going to happen. And it seems Harvey and Bob are calling in some help to get this thing made.

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