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Amazon acquires Ewan McGregor, Christina Aguilera sci-fi film Zoe out of Tribeca Film Festival

Ewan’s upcoming Sci-Fi romance “Zoe” has found its domestic distributor! Amazon has purchased the North American rights to the film, which was featured at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival this month. It is currently set for a release later this year, and we will keep you posted on any new information, such as a release date, once it’s revealed.

Ewan McGregor, Léa Seydoux, and Christina Aguilera will hit the big screen together later this year as their Tribeca Film Festival centerpiece selection Zoe has found a domestic distributor.

Director Drake Doremus confirmed Saturday that Amazon has purchased North American rights to the sci-fi romance, which is having its world-premiere at the New York City festival. Amazon’s move comes as the first major acquisition of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, where the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Blue Night, Tessa Thompson’s Little Woods, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s All About Nina are also slated for world premiere screenings ahead of securing global distribution deals.

Zoe takes place in a futuristic world rife with cutting-edge technology that has narrowed relationships down to a science, with the results of a computerized test pairing together humans — and a new race of androids known as “synthetics.” Two employees of a research facility responsible for perfecting the technology, Zoe (Seydoux) and Cole (McGregor), ultimately forge a relationship of their own against the backdrop of their groundbreaking work, though an accident ultimately drives a wedge between them and threatens the future of their unexpected coupling.

In addition to Aguilera, who appears here in her first live-action acting role since 2010’s Burlesque, Zoe‘s supporting cast includes Theo James, Rashida Jones, and Matthew Gray Gubler.

The film was directed by Doremus, whose recent work includes the Kristen Stewart-starring sci-fi drama Equals and beloved indie romance Like Crazy featuring the late Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones.

Drake Doremus’ sci-fi romance Zoe to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2018

Drake Doremus’ sci-fi romance Zoe to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2018

17th annual Tribeca Film Festival champions the discovery of emerging voices and the celebration of new work from established filmmaking talent. The line-up was released this week and Ewan’s next project is going to be the centerpiece gala. The Film Festival will take place between April 18th to the 29th.

Zoe, directed by Drake Doremus, written by Richard Greenberg. Produced by Kevin Walsh, Michael Pruss, Drake Doremus, Robert George. (USA) – World Premiere, Feature Narrative. In a future world where cutting-edge technologies can simulate the high of true love, two colleagues at a revolutionary research lab yearn for a connection that’s real. With Léa Seydoux, Ewan McGregor, Christina Aguilera, Rashida Jones, Theo James, Miranda Otto, Matthew Gray Gubler, Anthony Shim.

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“Disney’s Christopher Robin” Gets Teaser Trailer

“Disney’s Christopher Robin” Gets Teaser Trailer

Ewan McGregor plays the title role in Disney’s Christopher Robin. It was released days ago the first teaser trailer and the movie will premiere later this year. Watch below and check our gallery to find screencaptures:

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Ewan McGregor won 2018 Golden Camera Awards

Ewan McGregor won 2018 Golden Camera Awards

Ewan picked up the award for Best International Actor during 2018 Golden Camera Awards held on Thursday (February 22) at Messehallen in Hamburg, Germany. Our gallery is now updated!

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Ewan McGregor wins Critics Choice Award

Ewan McGregor wins Critics Choice Award

Ewan won his first Critics Choice Award as Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series for his work in Fargo. Our gallery was updated with several pictures of him though the red carpet, stage and press room.

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Ewan McGregor wins his first Golden Globe

Ewan McGregor wins his first Golden Globe

After being nominated three times, Ewan won his first Golden Globe as Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for his work in Fargo.

Our gallery was updated with several pictures of him though the red carpet, stage and press room. Ewan also attended Golden Globes after-parties.

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‘The Ghost Writer’ to premiere at 60th Berlin festival

BERLIN — “The Ghost Writer,” the new film from incarcerated director Roman Polanski, will premiere in competition at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival.

The thriller, which Polanski shot in Studio Babelsberg outside Berlin and finished while in prison in Switzerland, stars Ewan McGregor as an author hired to ghostwrite the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister (Pierce Brosnan) who discovers a dark secret that puts his life in danger.
The decision to screen “The Ghost Writer” in competition is a controversial one. The Berlin jury’s verdict on the film may be seen as taking sides in the ongoing legal debate.

But the premiere will provide plenty of free publicity for Summit Entertainment, who just picked up North American rights to “The Ghost Writer” and plan to release the film in the first half of 2010.

The Berlin festival is set for Feb. 11-21.

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Summit faces more than one ‘Ghost’

Polanski’s movie could be double trouble in U.S.
By PETER BART

Roman Polanski may be facing a tough slate of legal and financial problems, but his film career seems solidly back on track.

His new movie, “The Ghost Writer,” is locked, except for visual effects, and it will premiere in the main section of the Berlin Film Festival Feb. 11-21. Rights to the $35 million film have been sold around the world. Summit, a company that’s been on a hot streak this year thanks to the “Twilight” franchise and “The Hurt Locker,” last week acquired North American rights.

We think the movie is an outstanding Hitchcockian thriller,” said Patrick Wachsberger, who runs Summit with Rob Friedman.

The Ghost Writer,” based on the Robert Harris bestseller, will likely stir up controversy on two levels, the distributors realize. There is first the possibility of Polanski’s extradition to the U.S., where he could face another trial on the 1977 charge of having sex with an underage girl.

The Ghost Writer” deals with Tony Blair’s role in the war in Iraq. The movie, like the novel, suggests Blair was conned by President Bush into an Iraq intervention and that Blair’s wife, Cherie, was complicit — she may even have had a CIA connection.

The war in Iraq is an incendiary topic in the U.K. at the moment as a result of a government investigation. Pierce Brosnan plays the Blair character in the film. Ewan McGregor also has an important role as a journalist who helps the prime minister write his book.

According to Wachsberger, Polanski has been working on the subtitled versions of his film and has approved the final cut. He is under house arrest at his Gstaad chalet. “We have talked on the telephone, and Roman sounds in good spirits now that he is sleeping in his own bed and is reunited with his wife and family,” Wachsberger said,

Summit’s bosses do not believe that Polanski’s problems will interfere with the film’s release or marketing. “Roman is a well respected artist and people will judge his film as art,” Freedman said.

If the movie is great, Polanski’s name will be a positive,” Wachsberger said. “If it is average, his problems may possibly become a negative. But we think it is great.”

The film was originally funded by pre-sales. It was shot in Germany with subsidies and tax money, the locations doubling for London and Martha’s Vineyard.

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Amelia trailer

Ewan in NY promoting Angels & Demons

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