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‘The Butterfly Garden’ Optioned By Anonymous Content & PalmStar Media

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Deadline Hollywood, 6/22/16:  EXCLUSIVE: Anonymous Content and PalmStar Media have optioned the feature rights to the new Dot Hutchison psychological thriller novel The Butterfly Garden. Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar will produce with PalmStar Media’s Kevin Frakes, this after they teamed up on the upcoming Will Smith-starrer Collateral Beauty. Ashley Zalta of Anonymous and PalmStar’s Mark Fasano will be executive producers.

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Alicia Vikander, James McAvoy’s ‘Submergence’ Pre-Sold to More Than 30 Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

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VARIETY, 5/04/16:Major international distributors have embarked on Wim Wenders’ buzzed-about epic romance “Submergence,” which is currently shooting with Oscar winner Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy.”

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Paul Rudd to Star in World War II Movie ‘The Catcher Was a Spy’

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Variety, 4/28/16: Paul Rudd is set to star in the World War II film “The Catcher Was a Spy,” sources confirmed to Variety.

Ben Lewin is on board to direct the movie, which PalmStar Media is producing and financing.

Rudd will play Moe Berg, an Ivy League grad and attorney who goes on to play baseball for 15 years for teams that included the Chicago White Sox. What was unknown to his teammates was that Berg doubled as a top secret spy for the OSS (a forerunner for the CIA), who helped the U.S. win the race against Germany to build the atomic bomb.

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Kevin James Heads Netflix Original Action/Comedy TRUE MEMOIRS OF AN INTERNATIONAL ASSASSIN

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LRM, 2/3/16: Looks like Kevin James is going to be leading a Netflix original film, and despite the above featured image, it is a not a PAUL BLART: MALL COP movie. The streaming service has announced today that the actor/comedian will be heading the film entitled TRUE MEMOIRS OF AN INTERNATIONAL ASSASSIN.

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Nick Jonas Boards Careful What You Wish For

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Movieweb, 2/1/16: Hyde Park-Image Nation and Troika Pictures have announced that actor-singer Nick Jonas will star as the male lead opposite Isabel Lucas in the edgy thriller Careful What You Wish For. The film is directed by Elizabeth Allen (The Vampire Diaries, Aquamarine) and written by Chris Frisina and Gregg Hurwitz. Careful What You Wish For will be the Grammy-nominated musician’s first lead acting role in a feature film. Jonas made his Broadway debut in the lead role of 2011’s revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

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Laggies Acquired by A24 for a Summer Release

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Movieweb, February 2016: A24 has just picked up domestic rights to Lynn Shelton’s Laggies starring Keira Knightley, Chloe Moretz, and Sam Rockwell. The film, written by first time screenwriter Andrea Seigel, had its Sundance premiere on Friday. The film also co-stars Ellie Kemper, Mark Webber, Jeff Garlin, Gretchen Mol, and Kaitlyn Dever. A24 is planning a summer theatrical release for the film.

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New Line Lands Distribution Rights to Will Smith’s ‘Collateral Beauty’

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Variety, 9/5/15:  New Line is in talks to land worldwide distribution rights to the Allan Loeb-penned “Collateral Beauty,” sources tell Variety. Will Smith has replaced Hugh Jackman as the lead in the PalmStar Media project, and Variety has learned that Rooney Mara, who was originally attached to play the female lead, is no longer with the project.

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Jeremy Renner Signs First-Look Deal With PalmStar Media

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Variety, 8/31/15:  Jeremy Renner and his producing partner Don Handfield’s production company, the Combine, have signed a first-look deal with PalmStar Media, the financing company behind the upcoming Will Smith drama “Collateral Beauty.”

As part of the multiyear deal, PalmStar will provide producing services and overhead, development and production financing for the Combine’s growing film slate. The two companies aim to jointly produce two to three films per year.

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PalmStar, Likely Story acquire ‘Collateral Beauty’

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Screen Daily, 6/9/15: PalmStar Media and Likely Story have acquired rights to the script Collateral Beauty that has Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara attached to star.

Allan Loeb wrote the screenplay about a New York advertising executive who emerges from depression in a surprising way when colleagues hatch a plan to help him.

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