“The Caribbean is the region most economically dependent on tourism and Jamaica is the 4th most indebted country in the world. Tourism is Jamaica’s Sacred Cow, heavily promoted since 1891 as the way to modernization and prosperity it has tragically failed in its promises. Jamaica For Sale counters the dominant view that tourism is the savior of the Jamaican people. Lively and hard hitting, with powerful voices, arresting visuals and iconic music, Jamaica For Sale documents the environmental, economic, social and cultural impacts of unsustainable tourism development. As Jamaica is irreversibly transformed by massive hotel and luxury condominium development, Jamaica For Sale both documents this transformation and is trying to turn the tide.” via
Oscar Isaac will star in World War II thriller “The Garbo Network” with Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein’s Storyscape Entertainment launching sales at the Berlin Film Festival. The script for “The Garbo Network” was written by William Wheeler and will be produced by Cooper, Saperstein, Chuck Weinstock, Jason Spire, and Isaac. The film is based on the true story of Juan Pujol Garcia, an eccentric double-agent who, with no military or covert training, somehow persuaded both the Germans and the British to hire him as a spy. His real allegiance was to England, and working closely with MI5, he created a fictional network of 27 spies said to be spread out over England, Scotland, and Ireland. The ruse helped the English to deceive the Germans about the invasion of Normandy.
Garcia is the only man in the history of World War II to receive distinguished medals of honor from opposing sides: the German Iron Cross and the Member of the Order of the British Empire.
“Juan Pujol Garcia is unlike any character we’ve seen on film – he’s a chameleon and a master manipulator, deeply haunted by his past, with an unreadable agenda… and his actions have world-changing consequences,” Cooper said.
Storyscape is also producing Michael Fassbender’s “Entering Hades,” which is set up at Broad Green, and Benedict Cumberbatch’s “War Magician,” which is set up at Studio Canal. (via variety.com)
New project for Alex + a few of our favorite pics from the MET Gala 2017!
Alexander Skarsgård, Jesse Eisenberg Team Up for Tech Drama ‘Hummingbird Project’
Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander
are starring in Kim Nguyen’s tech drama “The Hummingbird Project” with production starting in Montreal in October.
Hanway Films is launching sales at the Cannes Film Festival, which opens May 17. CAA is handling domestic sales.
Nguyen (“The War Witch”) will direct from his own script. The film is produced by Nguyen’s production partner Pierre Even of Item 7 in Montreal. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (“Loving”) and Fred Berger (“La La Land”) of Automatik will executive produce.
will portray players of high frequency trading, where winning is measured in nanoseconds. Their dream is to build a fibre-optic cable straight between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. They are opposed by their old boss, a psychopathic trader who will stop at nothing to see them fail…
“This is a film that talks about caveats in our financial system, but at its core it is an adventure with heart and soul,” Nguyen said. “When I started writing the story I immediately thought that it had a really, really cool plot, and that there was a genuine purpose for bringing it to the screen. Jesse and Alexander are the ideal duo for this project, I couldn’t be more thrilled.”
Jesse Eisenberg to Star in Kim Nguyen’s ‘The Hummingbird Project’ – Cannes
Described as a modern epic, the pic centers on cousins from New York, Vincent and Anton, who are players in the high-stakes game of High Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in nanoseconds. Their dream is to build a fiber-optic cable straight between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to the breaking point. Breathing down their necks is their old boss Paul Raulston, a psychopathic trader who will stop at nothing to see them fail…
ok but what is the Voltron Family's thoughts on the Ghibli films? (especially my fav, howls moving castle pretty pretty please)
[The Voltron Family] Saturday morning and the whole family was in the breakfast table eating, well, breakfast. Keith left because a package was delivered so when he came back to the dining area, he was beaming.
Keith: Alright, little Shiroganes. After breakfast, we are having a movie marathon. *hands on hips* Lance: We are?!! *excited* *drops his spoon on the table with a cling* Shiro: Captain, what did I say about dining etiquette? Lance: *glances and pouts* I’m sorry, Daddy Shiro. *picks up his spoon* Pidge: What are we watching, Daddy Keith? We finished Avatar: The Last Airbender already and Legend of Korra. Don’t tell me we’re rewatching Sailormoon again? *glances at Lance* Lance: Oh, shut up, Pidge! You love it! *sticks his tongue out* Pidge: *grumbles* *eats her cereal* No, I don’t. Hunk: Is it a new one? Keith: *nods*There was a sale on Ghibli films, I’m talking about 50% off and I just went nuts. So… I pretty much bought everything! *shows them a huge box* Shiro: *jaw drops* Keith! What the— Keith: It was on sale, Takashi. *rolls his eyes* Hunk: What are Ghibli films? *cocks his head* Keith: *smirks at the kids* Anime movies. All three kids: *eyes sparkling in delight* *incoherent noises about asking their Daddy Shiro to watch the movies NOW* Shiro: *chuckles* After you eat your breakfast. *wipes Pidge’s dribble* Pidge: BUT DADDY SHIRO!!! *spreads arms* WE DON’T HAVE ALL DAY! Shiro: Yes you do, sweetheart. The movies can wait. You finish that cereal and milk then you all can watch. *looks at Lance* And Lance, just because you’re eating quickly doesn’t mean you get to watch soon. Lance: *stops eating* *gapes at Shiro* *heartbroken* I hate you. Shiro: I love you, too, buddy. *smiles*
The usual set up was Pidge on Shiro’s left, Hunk on Keith’s right and then Lance at the center between his Daddies. Sometimes they switch, depending who wants to snuggle closer with who. This time however, Hunk, Lance and Pidge were all at the center.
They started with Ponyo. The kids were full of laughter.
Pidge: Sousuke is Hunk! *giggles* Lance can be Ponyo. Lance: Hey! *crosses arms* Why can’t I be Sousuke?! Pidge: Because he’s too nice, duh! Hunk: But Ponyo has powers though! Lance: *smiles* Okay. I like being Ponyo then. *squeezes Hunk’s hand*
They moved to Spirited Away.
Hunk: *cries* This is so… sad. Keith: Awww, baby. Come here. *cuddles Hunk* Hunk: Will she be able to go back to her Mommy and Daddy? Lance: It doesn’t matter, Hunk! Haku is so cool! He turns into a dragon! Pidge: As much as I don’t like to admit it, I have to agree with Lance. *nods* Dragons over— Lance and Pidge: EVERYTHING! *laughs* *high fives each other*
The kids’ favourite would have to be Howl’s Moving Castle.
Shiro: *sobs* Every. Single. Damn. Time. Keith: Awwww, babe. You cry all the time with this movie. *endeared* Lance: *wipes Shiro’s tears* Daddy Shiro, please. You’re Sophie. Shiro: *sniffles* *nods* I am Sophie. Pidge: It’s the white hair. I agree with this 100 percent. *nods* Hunk: *smiles* That makes Daddy Keith Howl then! Lance: *turns towards Hunk* What?! How come? He’s blond! Hunk: Because Howl is handsome like Daddy Keith and he can change his hair color, Lance! Lance: *sits back and really thinks about it* Huh. That’s true. Plus… *looks up at Keith and smirks* He’s in love with Sophie who’s Daddy Shiro. *teases* Pidge: And they kiss. *makes kissy faces* Lance: *tries to act* Oh I love you Sophie! Marry me! *holds onto Hunk* Hunk: *giggles* Oh I love you too Howl! *places hand on chest dramatically* Please carry me and we will fly into the sky like birds! Pidge: *joins in* And we’ll have 1000 babies! *makes kissy faces again with his brothers* Keith: *smiles at the kids* *notices Shiro looking at him* What? Shiro: *smiles fondly* They tease us as if we’re not married. *grabs Keith’s hand and squeezes it* Keith: *chuckles* *squeezes back* I know. *turns to Pidge* 1000 babies is a bit excessive though, sweetheart. Might wanna rethink that thoroughly. Pidge: But Daddy Keith! *whines* It’s the power of love! Lance: The power of love can do anything! Keith: *frowns* The power of love can’t produce 1000 babies. Shiro: *raises an eyebrow* Are you sure, Keith? Have you tried? You might wanna rethink that thoroughly. *teases* Keith: *slowly smiles* *pinches Shiro’s side* Shut it, Sophie.
Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgard Tapped for Drama ‘Hummingbird Project’ | Hollywood Reporter
Coming from Kim Nguyen, the film is set in the high-stakes world of High Frequency Trading.
Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard are to topline The Hummingbird Project, an upcoming drama set in the high-stakes world of High Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in nanoseconds.
Coming from Kim Nguyen (Two Lovers and a Bear, War Witch), the film will see the two play cousins who hope to make millions from a fiber-optic cable straight between Kansas and New Jersey. One the hustler, the other the brains, the two push all around them to breaking point, while a psychopathic trader and former boss will stop at nothing to see them fail.
The Hummingbird Project is being produced by Nyugen’s regular collaborator Pierre Even (War Witch, C.R.A.Z.Y. Brooklyn) of Item 7 in Montreal. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Loving) and Fred Berger (La La Land) of Automatik will executive produce and the film will begin production October 2017 in Montreal.
CAA is handling domestic sales, with HanWay Films overseeing the international sales and distribution. The film will be introduced to buyers in Cannes.
“This is a film that talks about caveats in our financial system, but at its core it is an adventure with heart and soul,” said Nguyen. “When I started writing the story I immediately thought that it had a really, really cool plot, and that there was a genuine purpose for bringing it to the screen. Jesse and Alexander are the ideal duo for this project, I couldn’t be more thrilled.”
Nguyen, Eisenberg and Skarsgård are all represented by CAA. Eisenberg is also represented by Felker, Toczek, Suddleson & Abramson. Skarsgard is also represented by Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.