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A tribute to Vanessa Redgrave: THE ASPERN PAPERS by Julien Landais
🗒 13/08/2018 17:12
VENICE, ITALY (August 13, 2018) On the occasion of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award of the 2018 Venice Film Festival to Vanessa Redgrave, a special screening of the film THE ASPERN PAPERS, directed by Julien Landais, by invitation only, will be held on Thursday August 30th at 11:30 am in the Sala Casinò. In addition to Vanessa Redgrave, the film stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Joely Richardson.

Julien Landais directed THE ASPERN PAPERS from a script he wrote with Jean Pavans and Hannah Bhuiya, which is based on Pavans' adaptation of the novella by Henry James. Poppy Delevingne, Jon Kortajarena and Lois Robbins co-star alongside Morgan Polanski, Barbara Meier, Alice Aufray, and Nicolas Hau.

The 75th Venice International Film Festival will be held from August 29th to September 8th on the Lido di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbara and organized by the Biennale chaired by Paolo Baratta.
"SIBERIA" premieres in New York on July 11th, 2018
🗒 21/06/18 09:44
BERLIN/ New York, Summerstorm Entertainment is proud to announce that "SIBERIA" will celebrate its world premiere on July 11th, 2018 in New York.

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Matthew Ross' "SIBERIA", a thriller with Keanu Reeves and Ana Ularu.

Siberia follows Lucas Hill (Reeves), an American diamond trader who sells blue diamonds of dubious origin to buyers in Russia. As the deal quickly begins to disintegrate, he falls into an obsessive relationship with a Russian cafe owner (Ularu) in a small Siberia town while colliding with the treacherous world of the diamond trade.

"Siberia" was produced by Stephen Hamel and Reeves of Company Films, Gabriela Bacher of Summerstorm Entertainment/Film House Germany, Dave Hansen and Braden Aftergood. Molly Ringwald rounds out the cast of the romantic crime-thriller.
The script was written by Scott B. Smith from a story by Hamel and Smith.
Production starts on Henry James’ “THE ASPERN PAPERS” in Venice
🗒 27/07/17 13:23
VENICE, ITALY (July 27, 2017) Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Match Point, Tudors, Velvet Goldmine) joined Academy Award Winner Vanessa Redgrave (Foxcatcher, Julia, Howards End) and Golden Globe Nominee Joely Richardson (Snowden, “Nip/Tuck”, The Patriot) to star in the adaptation of Henry James’s novel THE ASPERN PAPERS shooting on original location in Venice, Italy.

Julien Landais directs from an adaptation written by Jean Pavans, Hannah Bhuiya and himself.

Set in Venice in 1885, Morton Vint (Rhys Meyers), an ambiguous young writer and publisher fascinated by iconic romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern, strives to get his hands on the letters Aspern wrote to his beautiful mistress, Juliana Bordereau (Redgrave). Now, decades later, Juliana lives in a Venetian palazzo with her niece (Richardson), whom she dominates and Morton tries to seduce.

Jon Kortajarena (A Single Man, Quantico) plays Aspern and Alice Aufray young Juliana.
Poppy Delevigne (King Arthur, Kingsman:The Golden Circle) Morgane Polanski (The Pianist, The Ghost Writer) play the friends of Mrs. Prest, American socialite and Morton’s consigliore played by Lois Robbins.

Gabriela Bacher produces for Film House Germany’s Summerstorm Entertainment with Julien Landais under his Princeps Films label. Executive Producers are James Ivory who supported Landais through development, Charles S. Cohen, whose Cohen Media distributes the film theatrically in the US, Francois Sarkozy, Christian Angermayer, Klemens Hallmann and Charles-Henri Lobkowicz, Bruno Wang co-executive produces. ARRI Media handles foreign sales.

Vanessa Redgrave is represented by Michelle Burke of Gavin Barker Associates and Chris Andrew, CAA; Joely Richardson by Annalisa Gordon of The Artists Partnership, Jonathan Rhys Meyers by Jimmy Darmody, CAA; Jon Kortajarena by Juan Carlos Tubilla of View Management, Morgane Polanski by Jen Turner and Kate Buckley / 42, Lois Robbins by Mark Redanty
BRS/Gage.
Keanu Reaves to Star in Thriller "SIBERIA"
🗒 07/02/17 23:20
Keanu Reeves will star in the romantic thriller “Siberia” from director Matthew Ross.
IM Global is launching international sales at the European Film Market at the Berlin Film Festival. Producers are Stephen Hamel (“Passengers”) and Reeves through Company Films along with Gabriela Bacher of Summerstorm/Film House Germany.
IM Global will begin selling international markets at the Berlin Film Festival. WME represents domestic rights.

Filming is set to start later this year. Ross, who made his directorial debut with “Frank & Lola,” is helming from a script by Scott Smith based on a treatment by Hamel. Smith’s credits include “A Simple Plan.”

Reeves will portray an American diamond trader trying to sell blue diamonds of dubious origin to buyers in Russia. As the deal begins to collapse he falls into an obsessive relationship with a Russian cafe owner in a small Siberian town while colliding with the treacherous world of the diamond trade from which he is unable to extricate himse
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