Focus Features

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Name: Focus Features
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William Hurt set to star in Jesse Owens biopic 'Race'

Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): William Hurt has joined the cast of upcoming biopic on Jesse Owens titled 'Race.'The drama project, which would be helmed by Stephen Hopkins, stars Stephan James as the renowned track and field athlete, along with Jeremy Irons, ... [Published Yahoo! India - 3 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 3 reports

'The Theory of Everything' Trailer Is a Cosmic Delight

The Theory of Everything was brightest among a very small constellation of highlights from last month's Toronto International Film Festival, leaving no doubt that Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones (as Stephen and Jane Hawking) will be up for acting Oscars ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 16 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Alec Baldwin & Kevin Spacey To Star In ‘Boss Baby’ For DreamWorks Animation; Three Join ‘A Monster Calls’

Alec Baldwin will play a baby in DreamWorks Animation ’s newly announced comedy Boss Baby . Kevin Spacey also is aboard as corporate uber-villain Francis E. Francis and the two will duke it out amid a struggle for world power and the title of World’s ... [Published Deadline.com - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 2 reports

Denzel Washington and ‘The Equalizer’ Top US Box Office

Denzel Washington and “The Equalizer” made a number one debut this weekend, as the thriller brought in an impressive $35 million across 3,234 locations, according to Variety .The Sony-Columbia Pictures release dominated it’s competition with a very comfortable ... [Published Urban Mecca - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 5 reports

FOCUS FEATURES TAKES NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO LIONSGATE UK PRODUCTION A LITTLE CHAOS

First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 5 reports

Washington's 'Equalizer' takes down box office foes

That's a killer debut, Denzel Washington.The Equalizer, an update of the 1980s TV drama with Washington as a cinematic vigilante, took out the competition with a $35 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates from ticket sales firm Rentra ... [Published Visalia Times-Delta - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

‘Boxtrolls’ Opens at No. 3; ‘Guardians’ Hangs in at 8

While the weekend box office belonged to the opening of action-packed Denzel Washington vehicle The Equalizer from Sony (no. 1 with an estimated $35 million), Focus Features made a strong showing with LAIKA’s third stop-motion feature The Boxtrolls , ... [Published Animation Magazine - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Troubled 'Olympus Has Fallen' Sequel Finds Director

FilmDistrict'Olympus Has Fallen'Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen has a director.Scandinavian helmer Babak Najafi, who directed the Snabba cash sequel Easy Money II: Hard to Kill is in talks to replace Fredrik Bond on the Millennium action ... [Published Hollywood Reporter - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Sony, Comcast: 'Equalizer' Surpasses Expectations As Denzel Washington Film Hits $35 Million; 'Boxtrolls' Opens Third

Summary Sony’s The ‘Equalizer’ dominates box office and tops the charts with $35 million. ‘Equalizer’ marks the re-teaming of Denzel Washington with ‘Training Day’ director Antonie Fuqua and will likely see similar success. Sony has opened the fall ... [Published Seeking Alpha - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

The Boxtrolls review: further proof that stop motion animation is awesome

The stop motion animation in The Boxrolls is impressive from the first frame to the last. Pixar CGI animation had always been spectacular at blending sound and movement (that’s what made Wall-e so much fun to watch even when there was no dialogue for ... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 2 reports

'The Boxtrolls' is smart, but maybe too scary

Commercials for “The Boxtrolls” make it seem as if the animated movie is adorable and silly and family-friendly.It’s a story about a young boy adopted by bluish, grayish, box-wearing trolls. They live peacefully underground, listening to music, co-sleeping ... [Published U-T San Diego - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

The Boxtrolls preview

Stop motion animation is one of the most amazing forms of animation out there and sadly we just don’t get enough of it these days. Thankfully every couple of years one comes along to quench the appetite, but they don’t always resonate with everyone. The ... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 26 2014]

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Directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable with a budget of $60 million,  Boxtrolls " star-studded voice cast includes Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Dee Bradley Baker, Steve Blum, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Simon Pegg."
Peter Schlessel, chief executive officer of Focus Features, said: "We are pleased to be in business with Alan Rickman and this sterling cast on such a crowd-pleasing movie. A Little Chaos is a great addition to Focus Features' 2015 slate."
"He's the very model of box-office consistency," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. "I can't think of another star that's this consistent, that remains this rock solid over the course of three decades."
"Denzel is just so charismatic, no matter how mean spirited or heroic or flawed," says says Rentrak's Paul Dergarabedian. "He brings such a humanity to every performance. He's the very definition of a movie star."

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Denzel Washington and ‘The Equalizer’ Top US Bo... [Published Urban Mecca - Sep 29 2014]
‘Equalizer’ Tops Box Office as Denzel Washingto... [Published Washington Post - Sep 29 2014]
How ‘Boxtrolls’ Out-of-the-Box Marketing Served... [Published The Wrap - Sep 29 2014]
Box Office Report: LAIKA’s ‘Boxtrolls’ Rakes in... [Published Animation World Network - Sep 29 2014]
FOCUS FEATURES TAKES NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTIO... [Published Broadcast Newsroom - Sep 29 2014]
Kate Winslet Drama ‘A Little Chaos’ Acquired by... [Published The Wrap - Sep 29 2014]
Toronto: Focus Acquires Kate Winslet Starrer ‘A... [Published Deadline.com - Sep 29 2014]
Lionsgate U.K. sells N.A. rights to A Little Chaos [Published Stockwatch - Sep 29 2014]
FOCUS FEATURES TAKES NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTIO... [Published PR Newswire: Entertainment & Media - Sep 29 2014]
'The Equalizer' opens huge [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Sep 29 2014]
Sony, Comcast: 'Equalizer' Surpasses Expectatio... [Published Seeking Alpha - Sep 29 2014]
‘Boxtrolls’ Opens at No. 3; ‘Guardians’ Hangs i... [Published Animation Magazine - Sep 29 2014]
Troubled 'Olympus Has Fallen' Sequel Finds Dire... [Published Hollywood Reporter - Sep 29 2014]
Washington's 'Equalizer' takes down box office ... [Published Visalia Times-Delta - Sep 28 2014]
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Denzel Washington and 'The Equalizer' Lead Box ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 28 2014]
Denzel Washington's new movie is a box-office '... [Published Morningstar.com - Sep 28 2014]
Denzel Washington's 'The Equalizer' tops 'The B... [Published Los Angeles Times - Sep 28 2014]
Washington's 'The Equalizer' debuts with $35M [Published Yahoo! Malaysia - Sep 28 2014]
Weekend Streamer flashback: 'ParaNorman' [Published Gainesville Sun - Sep 28 2014]
Laika's 'Boxtrolls' opens solidly at box office... [Published Oregonian - Sep 28 2014]
Box Office: Denzel Washington's 'The Equalizer'... [Published Forbes.com - Sep 28 2014]
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'The Theory of Everything' Trailer Is a Cosmic ... [Published Mashable! - 18 hours ago]
The Theory of Everything was brightest among a very small constellation of highlights from last month's Toronto International Film Festival, leaving no doubt that Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones (as Stephen and Jane Hawking) will be up for acting ...
FOCUS FEATURES TAKES NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTIO... [Published PR Newswire: Entertainment & Media - Sep 29 2014]
Studio Will Release Romantic Drama on March 27, 2015 SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus Features has acquired North American distribution rights to A LITTLE CHAOS, directed by Alan Rickman from a screenplay he wrote with Alison ...
"The Maze Runner" And "The Boxtrolls" Surprisin... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Sep 26 2014]
Escape from the box! Dylan O'Brien in The Maze Runner Ben Rothstein/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation The Boxtrolls Laika Inc./Focus Features There's an accidental but oddly resonant double feature in theaters this week: the stop-motion ...
35 Movies You Will Be Talking About This Awards... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Sep 19 2014]
From biopics about scientists to biopics about civil rights leaders to biopics about women trekking through the wilderness, here are the most likely contenders for the 2014 season. Adam B. Vary for BuzzFeed / Fox Searchlight; The Weinstein Company; ...
LAIKA, Focus Features And RED Interactive Agenc... [Published PR Newswire: Entertainment & Media - Sep 17 2014]
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Animation studio LAIKA, movie company Focus Features, and RED Games, a division of RED Interactive Agency, today announced the launch of The Boxtrolls: Slide 'n' Sneak, a beautifully crafted side-scrolling ...
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