Abigail Breslin (“Ender’s Game”) will take the lead in “Peste,” a contagion thriller from IM Global’s genre label Octane skedded to go into production in September. Mark Tonderai (“House at the End of the Street”) helms from a spec script by Barbara Marshall that IM Global picked up late last year after it hit the... Read more »
Los Angeles, CA, (May 14, 2013) – Actor/Writer/Director Zach Braff today announced that Tony® and Emmy® Award-winning actor Mandy Patinkin has been cast in the film “Wish I Was Here.” The announcement was made on the film’s Kickstarter page where the film had already surpassed its initial $2 million goal in just four days. Braff will direct and star in the film which is based on an original screenplay he wrote with his brother, Adam Braff. Academy Award®-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg (“Django Unchained,” “Contagion,” “Garden State,” “Erin Brockovich,” “Pulp Fiction”) are producing the film through their company Double Feature Films. “Wish I Was Here” is the story of Aidan Bloom (Braff), a struggling actor, father and husband who at 35, is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic Space-Knight he’d always dreamed he’d be as a little kid. Patinkin will play Braff’s character’s father. Veteran of stage, film and the small screen, Mandy Patinkin currently stars on the critically acclaimed hit show “Homeland.” He won a Tony® Award in 1980 for his Broadway debut as Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita.” He also received a Tony® nomination for his starring role in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical, “Sunday In The Park With George.” His feature film credits include his Golden Globe nominated performance in “Yentl,” “The Princes Bride,” “Everybody’s Hero,” “Pinero,” “Lulu On ... Read More »
By Paolo Biondi ROME (Reuters) - Italy's center-left backed former prime minister Romano Prodi as candidate for president on Friday, setting up a battle with the center-right alliance of Silvio Berlusconi which has threatened to force new elections if Prodi is elected. However the choice was immediately rejected by center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi's camp, which said it was likely to prevent any government being formed and lead to early elections. ...
BERLIN (Reuters) - There would be a high risk of contagion to other euro zone countries if Cyprus was allowed to go bankrupt, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a speech to parliament on Thursday before a vote to approve a bailout for the Mediterranean island nation.
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