‘national Sniper’ Photos Exhibit Bradley Cooper Organizing For Conflict

These images came complete with a marquee featuring the 1940 version of The Mask of Zorro, the movie playing on the night of the murders as seen in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. http://www.movieweb.com/batman-v-superman-imax-video-wayne-family-death

The title animal’s rescue from dogfighters by a young man was only a small part of the book, but it isn’t known how faithful this new version will be to the original text. Cinematographer Lance Acord, who has shot Spike Jonze films such as Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Where the Wild Things Are, is making his directorial debut, although it isn’t known when production may begin. Lance Acord most recently shot God’s Pocket, and his other credits include Sofia Coppola’s Lost In Translation and Marie Antoinette. Jose Rivera most recently wrote On the Road and the upcoming Chilean miner drama The 33. White Fang was released January 18th, 1991 and stars Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ethan Hawke, Seymour Cassel, Susan Hogan, James Remar, Bill Moseley, Clint Youngreen, Pius Savage. http://www.movieweb.com/disney-white-fang-movie-remake-writer-director

First Look at Bella Thorne and Mae Whitman in ‘The DUFF’

 Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.”  But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. http://www.movieweb.com/american-sniper-movie-photos-bradley-cooper

Lionsgate and CBS Films Announce Distribution Partnership

Lionsgate and CBS Films announced a multi-year distribution partnership this morning, which will begin with the 2015 release of the teen comedy The DUFF . Along with the press release, they have debuted a first look at the cast, which features Disney superstar Bella Thorne and Parenthood favorite Mae Whitman . The high school comedy The DUFF is based on the bestselling novel by Kody Keplinger and is directed by Ari Sandel from a screenplay by Josh Cagan.  McG, Mary Viola and Susan Cartsonis produced The DUFF with Lane Bishop serving as executive producer. The film follows Bianca (Mae Whitman), a high school senior whose world is shattered when a charming jock (Robbie Amell) informs her that the student body knows her as The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels and Bianca Santos). Set for release in early 2015, the film also stars Bella Thorne, Nick Eversman, Ken Jeong and Allison Janney.  The first teaser trailer for The DUFF will appear in theaters on Lionsgate’s global blockbuster The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 next week. The DUFF comes to theaters in 2015 and stars Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Ken Jeong. The film is directed by Ari Sandel. http://www.movieweb.com/duff-movie-photo-bella-thorne-mae-whitman

‘Batman v Superman’ Will Feature an Iconic Scene Shot in IMAX

The agreement gives CBS Films access to Lionsgate’s distribution prowess as well as its global sales infrastructure, while Lionsgate will receive a new and consistent source of branded quality wide release films for its theatrical and home entertainment pipelines. Outside of this new strategic arrangement, CBS Films will continue to acquire, produce and self-distribute its own limited releases. Here’s what CBS Films President Terry Press had to say in a statement regarding the agreement. “Making movies is only half of the equation-today’s marketplace demands a strategic approach to marketing and distribution that is fluid and creative, and no company has demonstrated more vision and innovation than Lionsgate. As we build our homegrown slate and expand our efforts in the acquisition space, we’re thrilled to partner with the outstanding Lionsgate team on a plan that provides the flexibility to handle these ambitions.” Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President Steve Beeks had this to say in his statement. “CBS Films has emerged as a creative force that will serve as a commercially exciting and reliable source of quality mainstream theatrical releases for years to come. http://www.movieweb.com/lionsgate-cbs-films-distribution