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Thursday, April 24th 2014

Fickle Fish Films Options ‘Not a Drop to Drink’ by Mindy McGinnis

NotADropToDrink__140424172512 Ok, this book is somewhere on my shelves and it’s just moved to the top of my list. Fickle Fish (you may know the owners Stephenie Meyer and Meghan Hibbett) have optioned the book for film.

The book, by Mindy McGinnis was released last fall. It’s Mindy’s debut and according to Goodreads – here’s the synopsis -

Regret was for people with nothing to defend, people who had no water. 

Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn’t leave at all.

Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand.

But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it….

With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and romance, debut author Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl’s journey in a barren world not so different than our own.

“Mindy’s unique voice made for a truly riveting read; this story seamlessly blends gritty and dangerous dystopian realism with the larger themes of life vs. survival that we feel audiences will really respond to,” Hibbett said in a statement announcing the option.

We’re thrilled for the project! Can’t wait to see what Stephenie and Megan do with this film! Keep up with all Fickle Fish’s projects –
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Thursday, April 17th 2014

The First Trailer for ‘The Rover’ Starring Robert Pattinson

Just look past Robert Pattinson’s nasty teeth and you’ll see that it’s Robert Pattinson. So yes, like so many of us, lets not deny it – you’ll be heading out to see this movie.

THE ROVER, David Michod’s highly anticipated follow-up to ANIMAL KINGDOM, is set in a world 10 years following the collapse of society. The rule of the law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Pearce) as he travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind a wounded Rey (Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that still matters to him. Michod also wrote the film based on a story he conceived with Joel Edgerton.

The film opens in limited release on June 13 in New York and Los Angeles. It opens nationwide June 20th.

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Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Sharon Stone Joins the Cast of ‘American Ultra’

amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles - Arrivals There has been another addition to Kristen Stewart’s newest film – American Ultra. You may remember this is Kristen Stewart’s film for Lionsgate with Jesse Eisenberg.

Oscar winner Sharon Stone has joined the cast.

The Wrap reports that Sharon Stone takes over the part that was thought to be filled by Uma Thurman.

Eisenberg stars as Mike, a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent in a government program created by Victoria Lasseter (Stone). When his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.

The film also stars Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Walton Goggins.

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Tuesday, April 15th 2014

The First Trailer for ‘Map to the Stars’

Well this may be one of the umm… most interesting trailers that I have ever seen. But then again when isn’t anything by David Cronenberg very interesting. The first trailer for Map to the Stars staring Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson. Will yo be watching?

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Saturday, April 12th 2014

Italian Teaser Poster for “Maps To The Stars”

2e52nh3 (1)An Italian teaser poster for “Maps To The Stars.” Unfortunately it doesn’t have Robert Pattinson’s face on it, but it’s still pretty cool.

The movie is said to be a given for CANNES. Directed by David Cronenberg (don’t hold that against the cast), the movie stars John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams and Sarah Gadon.

PLOT: Following the lives of Weiss family, an archetypical Hollywood dynasty, Dr. Stafford Weiss is a psychotherapist, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; his wife Cristina manages the career of their thirteen-year-old son, Benjie, a child star, who recently came out of a drug rehabilitation program, which he entered at the age of nine; their daughter Agatha has recently been released from a sanatorium where she was admitted for the treatment of criminal pyromania. After her release from the sanatorium, she befriends a limo driver and aspiring actor, Jerome Fontana. Havana Segrand, one of Stafford’s clients and an actress, has a unique new assistant. She wants to shoot a remake of the 1960s movie, starring her mother Clarice which made her famous. Clarice has been dead for sometime now and visions of her ghost come to haunt Havana at night.

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