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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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PalmStar, The Bridge Finance Company renew deal

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Screen Daily, 5/22/15EXCLUSIVE: PalmStar Media and Zurich-based The Bridge Finance Company announced during Cannes that they have renewed their strategic partnership.

Under the relationship PalmStar helps The Bridge Finance Company source and manage film investments. The parties have already collaborated on such films as Shelter, American Ultra, We’ll Never Have Paris, Celeste and Jesse Forever.

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Cannes: Netflix Acquires Kevin James’ ‘True Memoirs of an International Assassin’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Variety, 5/19/15: Netflix has made its first big splash at the Cannes Film Festival by acquiring worldwide distribution rights to the upcoming Kevin James comedy “The True Memoirs of an International Assassin,” Variety has learned.

The purchase, which is in final negotiations, is a formidable coup for Netflix as it continues to build on its reputation in the realm of distributing original films.

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Dylan Sellers Sets Rivers Edge Films Shingle With PalmStar Media Backing

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Deadline Hollywood, 2/20/15: EXCLUSIVE: Dylan Sellers has formed Rivers Edge Films, a production company that kicks off with a strategic partnership with Kevin Frakes’ finance/production company PalmStar Media. Palmstar will fund Sellers’ overhead, production and development costs. They will jointly produce four to five films with budgets between $20 million and $40 million. Sellers will likely have a producing role in some of PalmStar’s other films.

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