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Christoph Waltz’s Hitman Comedy ‘Old Guy’ Sells Wide

February 24, 2024

Highland Film Group’s action-comedy Old Guy — starring Christoph Waltz, Lucy Liu and Cooper Hoffman — has landed a number of key international deals.

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Highland Film Group, Nickel City release first look of Russell Crowe in ‘Sleeping Dogs’

February 24, 2024

Highland Film Group and Nickel City Pictures are handling worldwide sales and have released the first look image of Russell Crowe and Karen Gillan crime thriller Sleeping Dogs, which recently wrappe...

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Cooper Hoffman, Christoph Waltz in First Look at Buddy Hitman Comedy ‘Old Guy’

February 24, 2024

Cooper Hoffman and Christoph Waltz team up as a pair of unlikely hitmen in this first-look still from Simon West’s upcoming action comedy Old Guy. Lucy Liu also stars in the film.

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Lucy Liu, ‘Licorice Pizza’ Breakout Cooper Hoffman Join Christoph Waltz in Contract Killer Comedy ‘Old Guy’

February 24, 2024

Lucy Liu (Strange World, Shazam! Fury of the Gods) and Cooper Hoffman (Licorice Pizza) have joined two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (No Time to Die, Big Eyes, Inglourious Basterds) in *Old...

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Berlin First Look: Scoot McNairy, Kit Harington in Action-Thriller ‘Blood for Dust’

February 24, 2024

Highland Film Group is selling the feature from Rod Blackhurst about two friends whose attempt to make a quick buck from drug and gun deliveries erupts in violence.

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Christoph Waltz To Lead Action-Comedy ‘Old Guy’ For ‘Con Air’ Director Simon West; Highland Film Group Launching For EFM

February 24, 2024

With Berlin’s EFM market just a few weeks away, pre-sale packages are already starting to take shape. Here’s one of the first notable ones: two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (No Time To Die) has...

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Highland releases first-look, unveils sales on Russell Crowe, Liam Hemsworth action thriller ‘Land Of Bad’

February 24, 2024

Highland Film Group has released a first-look image from the Australia set of Russell Crowe and Liam Hemsworth action thriller Land Of Bad and announced a raft of pre-sales.

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Kit Harington Is Ready to Get “Gnarly” in Indie Thriller ‘Blood for Dust’

February 24, 2024

Kit Harington is ready to get out of his comfort zone. After spending eight years as fan-favorite character Jon Snow on cultural phenomenon 'Game of Thrones', Harington is taking on a new type of ro...

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Russell Crowe Thriller ‘Sleeping Dogs’ Sells Key International Territories

February 24, 2024

Highland Film Group has inked distribution deals in key international territories for “Sleeping Dogs,” its upcoming thriller starring Russell Crowe. The film is an adaptation of E.O. Chirovici’s novel...

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Highland Film Group Sells Key Territories on ‘Blood for Dust,’ Thriller With Scoot McNairy, Kit Harington and Josh Lucas

February 24, 2024

Highland Film Group has locked distribution deals in key international territories in all media for “Blood for Dust,” a new action-thriller starring Scoot McNairy, Kit Harington and Josh Lucas. The...

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“Land of Bad” starring Russell Crowe, Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth generates 270 jobs for Australia’s screen sector

February 24, 2024

As part of the Australian Government’s commitment to strengthening employment and development opportunities for Australia’s screen sector, over 270 jobs for local cast, crew and extras will be created...

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Luke Hemsworth, Milo Ventimiglia Join Russell Crowe in ‘Land of Bad’ Ahead of Australia Shoot

February 24, 2024

Luke Hemsworth (“Westworld”), Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”), Ricky Whittle (“American Gods”), Daniel MacPherson (“Poker Face,” “Foundation”) and Chika Ikogwe (“Heartbreak High”) join Russell Crowe a...

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Russell Crowe to Star in Crime-Thriller ‘Sleeping Dogs’ for Nickel City Pictures

February 24, 2024

Russell Crowe will play a former homicide detective tasked with re-examining a brutal murder case from his past in “Sleeping Dogs.” The Nickel City Pictures film marks the directorial debut of Adam Co...

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Morgan Freeman, Josh Hutcherson Team on Time-Bending Thriller ’57 Seconds’ in First Look Photo

February 24, 2024

Morgan Freeman and Josh Hutcherson star in “57 Seconds,” a thriller based in the world of tech and big pharma. The film is directed by Rusty Cundieff (“Tales From the Hood,” “Chappelle’s Show”), a...

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Scoot McNairy, Kit Harington, Josh Lucas Starring in ‘Blood For Dust’

February 24, 2024

Scoot McNairy, Kit Harington and Josh Lucas are set to star in “Blood for Dust,” an upcoming action thriller that will be directed by Rod Blackhurst.

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Cannes: Highland Film Group, BuzzFeed Studios Ink Film Deal, Launch Lea Thompson Rom-Com ‘Manville’

February 24, 2024

Highland Film Group (HFG) has struck a partnership deal with BuzzFeed Studios that will see them develop, produce, acquire and distribute three to five feature films per year in the $5 million-$12 mil...

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Vertical Entertainment gets ‘Medieval’ for UK/Ireland

February 24, 2024

Vertical Entertainment has picked up all rights for the UK and Ireland to Highland Film Group’s historical action drama Medieval.

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Russell Crowe & Liam Hemsworth Set To Star In Action-Thriller ‘Land Of Bad’

February 24, 2024

Oscar winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator) and The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth are set to star in action-thriller film Land Of Bad, we can reveal.

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Highland strikes key deals on Josh Lucas survival thriller ‘The Black Demon’, releases first-look

February 24, 2024

Highland Film Group has locked a raft of key pre-sales on in-demand Josh Lucas survival thriller The Black Demon and released a first-look image as talks with EFM buyers continue.

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Morgan Freeman & Josh Hutcherson Starring In Sci-Fi Thriller ‘57 Seconds’; Highland Launches EFM Sales

February 24, 2024

Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) and Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games movies) are set to lead the cast of time-bending sci-fi thriller 57 Seconds.

Rusty Cundieff (Tales from the Hood)...

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Fernanda Urrejola, Julio Cesar Cedillo Join Josh Lucas Survival Thriller ‘The Black Demon’

February 24, 2024

Fernanda Urrejola and Julio Cesar Cedillo will star alongside Josh Lucas in “The Black Demon.” The survival thriller is the latest film from Adrian Grünberg, the director of “Rambo: Last Blood” and “G...

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Trailer Reveal for 'The Tiger Rising', the Family Adventure Film Starring Queen Latifah

February 24, 2024

Highland Film Group has recently revealed the first trailer for its upcoming family adventure drama 'The Tiger Rising'. Based on the New York Times bestseller written by Kate DiCamillo, the upcoming f...

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Indie distributors talk navigating ‘Wild West’ VoD market

February 24, 2024

Independent distributors looking for opportunities in the video-on-demand (VoD) marketplace are often operating in a “Wild West” environment where platforms have the upper hand, according to speakers...

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AFM First Look: Simu Liu, Phillipa Soo in romantic drama ‘One True Loves’

February 24, 2024

Screen can reveal an exclusive first look at Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings star Simu Liu and Phillipa Soo in Andy Fickman’s romance One True Loves, which Highland Film Group is selling...

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Simu Liu, Phillipa Soo, Luke Bracey Bring the Romance to Helmer Fickman’s AFM Pic ‘One True Loves’

February 24, 2024

Getting romantic dramas made in today’s cinematic landscape is becoming more and more challenging, yet veteran director Andy Fickman (“She’s the Man,” “The Game Plan,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,”), who...

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Simu Liu on His Romantic Leading Man Role in ‘One True Loves’ and “Reclaiming the Narrative”

February 24, 2024

As Marvel’s newest superhero, Simu Liu flexed a lot of skills (and muscle) in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: martial arts, comedy and, as a traumatized son reuniting with his estranged fat...

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Josh Lucas to Star in Shark Survival Thriller ‘The Black Demon’ for ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Director Adrian Grunberg

February 24, 2024

Josh Lucas will battle a giant shark in “The Black Demon,” a survival thriller from “Rambo: Last Blood” director Adrian Grunberg. The film was written by Boise Esquerra (“Blackwater”) and is set to st...

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Lauren Tom, Michael O’Keefe, Tom Everett Scott & More Join Simu Liu In Romance ‘One True Loves’

February 24, 2024

EXCLUSIVE: Lauren Tom (The Joy Luck Club), Oscar nominee Michael O’Keefe (The Great Santini), Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do!), Cooper van Grootel (Peacock’s One of Us is Lying), Oona Yaffe (Fox...

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Thomas Jane vampire comedy horror ‘Slayers’ lands sales agent, US distributor

February 24, 2024

Highland Film Group has picked up worldwide sales and will launch talks with international buyers at the virtual AFM on Thomas Jane vampire comedy horror 'Slayers' which The Avenue has acquired for US...

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Michaela Conlin Joins Adaptation of ‘One True Loves’

February 24, 2024

EXCLUSIVE: Michaela Conlin has joined the ensemble cast of the adaptation of One True Loves. The film stars Phillipa Soo, Simu Liu and Luke Bracey with Andy Fickman on board to direct. Taylor Jenkins...

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‘Shang-Chi’ Star Simu Liu’s ‘One True Loves’ Sells Wide for Highland Film Group

February 24, 2024

Highland Film Group has pre-sold distribution rights to key international territories on romance “One True Loves,” starring Simu Liu (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”). The film adaption of...

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Highland boards romance ‘One True Loves’ starring Phillipa Soo, Simu Liu, Luke Bracey

February 24, 2024

Highland Film Group has come on board to co-finance and has acquired worldwide rights to romance One True Loves starring Phillipa Soo from Hamilton, Simu Liu from this week’s Marvel Studios release Sh...

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‘The System’: The Avenue Acquires Thriller Starring Tyrese Gibson, Terrence Howard, Jeremy Piven & Lil Yachty

February 24, 2024

‘The System’: The Avenue Acquires Thriller Starring Tyrese Gibson, Terrence Howard, Jeremy Piven & Lil Yachty

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Why some US sales agents are getting into direct distribution

February 24, 2024

Faced with collapsing windows and an expanding array of digital releasing options, sales agents are moving into US distribution to better serve their filmmaker partners. Unlike mini-majors Lionsgate,...

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Pierce Brosnan and Nick Cannon Lead a Band of International Thieves in ‘The Misfits’ Trailer

February 24, 2024

Pierce Brosnan and Nick Cannon are teaming up for a thrilling new adventure.

In a PEOPLE exclusive look at the first trailer for The Misfits, the duo star in an action-packed high-stakes game where...

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Highland Film Group Names Caleb Ward VP Acquisitions; Anita Levian Promoted To Head Business & Legal Affairs

February 24, 2024

EXCLUSIVE: Highland Film Group has hired Caleb Ward as VP Acquisitions and promoted Anita Levian to Head of Business and Legal Affairs, from Senior Director of Business Affairs. The moves are effectiv...

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Nicolas Cage’s New Movie Has Been Dominating Netflix All Week

February 24, 2024

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Renny Harlin’s Pierce Brosnan Starrer ‘The Misfits’ Gets U.S. & Int’l Deals, First Look Image

February 24, 2024

EXCLUSIVE: Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales rights to Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) action-thriller The Misfits and will distribute the movie in the U.S. through its sister distribution ban...

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First look: Robert De Niro and Jack Huston in ‘Wash Me In The River’

February 24, 2024

Screen can reveal a first-look image of Robert De Niro and Jack Huston in action thriller Wash Me In The River, which has wrapped production in Puerto Rico.

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Highland’s Dynamic Duo on Selling Louise Linton, Charlotte Kirk Movies and Creating “Good Old-Fashioned” Entertainment

February 24, 2024

Fresh off of launching their own domestic distribution outfit, Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier’s prolific sales, financing and production company returns to AFM with a full slate of star-driven ge...

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Robert De Niro, Colson “Machine Gun Kelly” Baker, John Malkovich To Star In Randall Emmett-Directed ‘Wash Me In The River’

February 24, 2024

EXCLUSIVE: Robert De Niro, Colson “Machine Gun Kelly” Baker and John Malkovich are set to star in Wash Me in the River, a drama that will mark the second directorial outing of Randall Emmett. Emmett,...

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Queen Latifah Talks About Her Family-Friendly Movie ‘The Tiger Rising’

February 24, 2024

“The Tiger Rising,” which is repped by Highland Film Group and based on Kate DiCamillo’s New York Times bestselling children’s book, centers on 10-year-old Rob (Christian Convery), who has just lost h...

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Highland Film Group Launches The Avenue Entertainment Distribution Division, JJ Caruth Set As President Of Domestic Marketing & Distribution

February 24, 2024

EXCLUSIVE: Highland Film Group is launching The Avenue Entertainment, a new U.S. theatrical distribution arm with industry veteran JJ Caruth as President of Domestic Marketing & Distribution. The Aven...

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‘Medieval’: First Stills Of Ben Foster & Michael Caine In Historical Action-Drama Shooting In Czech Republic

February 24, 2024

Here are some striking first look stills from the production of Medieval, the historical action-drama starring Ben Foster, Michael Caine, Til Schweiger, Sophie Lowe, Matthew Goode and William Mosely...

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