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Posted on Tuesday, 26th July 2011 by Sean Permewan

Emilio Estevezs film The Way is heading to AMC Theaters this October via a partnership between Estevez, Elixir Films, Producers Distribution Agency and ARC Entertainment. The film follows a well-to-do California opthamologist Tom (Martin Sheen) completes a pilgrimage started by his late son (Estevez, seen in flashbacks). It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, where indieWIREs Eric Kohn gave it a warm review.

Full press release below.

Emilio Estevez and Elixir Films David Alexanian announced today that they have partnered with John Sloss and Bart Walkers Producers Distribution Agency (PDA) and Trevor Drinkwaters ARC Entertainment to release THE WAY, written and directed by Estevez and starring Martin Sheen, on Friday, October 7.

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Posted on Monday, 25th July 2011 by Sean Permewan

Mimi Leder, best known for directing Deep Impact and Pay It Forward, has signed on to direct All Quiet on the Western Front, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter.

Originally published as a novel by Erich Maria Remarque in 1929, the World War I drama was subsequently filmed by Lewis Milestone in 1930 and adapted as a telefilm in 1979.

Last year it was announced that Harry Potter franchise star Daniel Radcliffe was attached to headline the current iteration, but it is uncertain whether or not the young actors is still involved with the project.

Ian Stokell and Lesley Paterson wrote the script and will produce through their Sliding Down Rainbows Entertainment production company.

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Posted on Sunday, 24th July 2011 by Sean Permewan

Nanni Moretti’s “Habemus Papam.”

U.S. rights to director Nanni Morettis Cannes 2011 feature Habemus Papam have been picked up by Sundance Selects. Starring Michel Piccoli as a hesitant fictious pope, the film also stars Moretti and will screen at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival as a Special Presentation.

Full release follows:

Sundance Selects announced today that the company is acquiring U.S. rights to director Nanni Moretti’s (Palme dOr winner THE SON’S ROOM, DEAR DIARY) comedic drama HABEMUS PAPAM. Moretti produced the film with Domenico Procacci (GOMORRAH, QUIET CHAOS) and co-wrote the film with Francesco Piccolo and Federica Pontremoli. He

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Posted on Saturday, 23rd July 2011 by Sean Permewan

Brit Marling and William Mapother in Mike Cahill’s “Another Earth.” Fox Searchlight.

The folks behind both Gilles Paquet-Brenners Sarahs Key and Mike Cahills Another Earth had reason to celebrate this afternoon, as estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today suggested the duo of debuting films found some nice numbers at the box office.

Key – a French-language film starring Kristin Scott Thomas – was released in 5 theaters via The Weinstein Company and found the best per site numbers of any film in release (including Captain America and Harry Potter), taking in $117,045 for a $23,409 average.

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Posted on Saturday, 23rd July 2011 by Sean Permewan

The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The First Avenger opened in first place at the domestic weekend box office with an estimated $65.8 million from 3,715 theaters. Averaging $17,719 per theater, the Joe Johnston-directed comic book adaptation narrowly beat Thor’s opening weekend of $65.7 million. The final figures on Monday will show whether that remains the case. Read full text…

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