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Shia LaBeouf & Evan Rachel Wood Are Just Another Brick In The Wall In New 'Charlie Countryman' Image

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2013 4:37 PM
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While first few days of the Sundance Film Festival have seen plenty of hot titles unspool -- "Stoker," "Prince Avalanche," "The East," "Don Jon's Addiction," "Before Midnight," "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" and more -- there is still a lot more to come, and tonight Park City will host the World Premiere of "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman" and a new image has arrived before it unspools.

Sundance: 'Charlie Countryman' Director Fredrik Bond Shares How 'Trainspotting' & 'The Graduate' Inspired His "Coming-Of-Age Spiritual Love Story"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2013 12:56 PM
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How can you be a first-time filmmaker and a veteran all at the same time? Well, if you're director Fredrik Bond, it's easy. For the last decade or so, he's been an acclaimed, award-winning commercials director, picking up honors from the British Television Advertising Awards and being nominated twice for the Directors Guild of America’s Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials. He's been a globetrotter as well, growing up in Sweden, studying in New York, living in England and Los Angeles, and always working his passport for wherever the job would take him. But this week Bond arrives in Park City, ready to prove himself at the feature level with "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman," and we had a chance to speak with him before the fest about the movie. The first thing he shared was how much he appreciated the Black List-ed script by Matt Drake ("Project X").

5 Films That Could Start Distributor Bidding Wars At Sundance 2013

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 18, 2013 10:56 AM
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After kicking off last night with Sebastian Silva's "Crystal Fairy," the Sundance Film Festival is now underway. And movie goers and critics will, in a couple of hours, start lining up for the first full day of the fest, with "Kill Your Darlings," "The Spectacular Now" and "Sound City" among the high-profile pictures of the day.

Bruno Dumont's 'Camille Claudel 1915,' 'Side Effects,' 'Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman' Added To Berlin Line-Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 8:20 AM
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We're barely two weeks into January, and the movie festival season is upon us. The Sundance Film Festival kicks off next and the Berlin Film Festival will get underway shortly after. While it has always been a fest to keep an eye on, this year in particular its bringing some serious heat, with jury president Wong Kar-Wai unspooling his martial arts epic "The Grandmaster" in its international premiere. Even better, the competition lineup has now added some serious contenders.

Soundtracks At Sundance: Alicia Keys Scores 'Mister And Pete,' Ryan Miller Of Guster Composes Lake Bell’s 'In A World' & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 18, 2012 3:13 PM
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As we scramble to get our last minute Christmas shopping done (damn, it's just a week away), the movie year is winding down in a hurry and soon we'll all be hibernating however momentarily at the homes of friends and family. But once the cork is popped on the New Year, we're jumping back in the grind and it will all kick off with the Sundance Film Festival. And as more and more continues to be lifted on the strong lineup of films playing the fest, details on who is composing scores and providing tunes to number of films have been revealed. And ranging from our indie favs to big pop stars, it looks like we're in for a great year in movie music in 2013. Read on....

Sundance '13: 'Before Midnight,' 'Stoker,' 'The East,' 'Lovelace,' 'jOBS' & More Premiere In Park City

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2012 4:20 PM
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Pack your bags, forget the sunscreen, bring an extra big coat. The Sundance Film Festival has unveiled their Premieres slate and it's a fantastic line up this year. New films from Richard Linklater, David Gordon Green, Michael Winterbottom, Drake Doremus, Zal Batmanglij, Jane Campion and more are headed to Park City in one helluva auteur driven selection this year. So let's take a quick peek.

First Look At Shia LaBeouf & Evan Rachel Wood Getting Close In 'The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2012 12:16 PM
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"The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman" is coming, and it looks like it could be right around the corner. Over the summer we learned that a Sundance or Berlin premiere was being eyed, and rarely do things happen in a vacuum in the movie world, so keep your eyes peeled for the picture as the first image of Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood has arrived.

Shia LaBeouf Says He Dropped Acid While Making 'Charlie Countryman' Because He's Method Or Something

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2012 3:09 PM
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Some people drop acid just to trip balls, or if you're Roger Sterling, to keep up with your progressive, younger wife. But for Shia LaBeouf it's all about art, man, and the actor went the extra mile for his upcoming movie "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman."

Shia LaBeouf's 'Charlie Countryman' Aiming For Sundance Or Berlin Premiere; Joachim Trier's 'Louder Than Bombs' Starts Casting

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 15, 2012 1:53 PM
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Since leaving his post as the leading man in Michael Bay's 'Transformers' trilogy, Shia LaBeouf has seemingly turned his back on blockbusters and made some admirable choices to work with names like Oliver Stone, John Hillcoat and Robert Redford with a teaming with the Danish king of controversy Lars von Trier also in the works. Another project that the actor has recently finished shooting is "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman," the feature debut of commerical director Fredrik Bond.

Marc Webb Attached To Direct 'Only Living Boy In New York'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 15, 2012 12:17 PM
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Producers Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger have built up a helluva CV over the years, with their names gracing films like "Little Miss Sunshine," "Cold Mountain," "King of the Hill," "Chuck & Buck" and Alexander Payne's upcoming "Nebraska." With their latest effort, "Ruby Sparks," now in theaters, Thompson On Hollywood recently caught up with the pair, and they provided an update on a handful of projects they have in the works, including one which has gained a helmer coming off a summer blockbuster.

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