Bleecker Street and ShivHans have secured U.S. rights to "Golda," a biopic about Israel's only female prime minister, Golda Meir.
Its credits include David Oyelowo’s directorial debut "The Water Man" and Jonathan Hensleigh’s "The Ice Road," starring Liam Neeson.” /> ShivHans Pictures is a production and finance company.
Mirren is represented by CAA. Guy Nattiv and Nicholas Martin are represented by ICM Partners. Nattiv is also represented by ADD Content Agency, Range Media Partners and Cohen Gardner.
Bleecker Street recently released the Sundance comedy "Dream Horse" starring Toni Collette and Damian Lewis, "Together Together" with Ed Helms and Patti Harrison and "Supernova" with Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth.
The film stars Helen Mirren, an expert at revealing the inner lives of public figures in films like "The Queen." It will be directed by Guy Nattiv, an Oscar winner for his short film "Skin," with a script from "Florence Foster Jenkins" writer Nicholas Martin. The film will begin shooting in October in Europe.
presale on behalf of producer Michael Kuhn ("The Duchess") with Kent Sanderson and Avy Eschenasy of Bleecker Street and Julie Goldstein of ShivHans. ICM Partners and CAA Media Finance negotiated the U.S. Andrew Karpen of Bleecker Street and Shivani Rawat of ShivHans Pictures will serve as executive producers.
The movie is described as a "ticking-clock thriller following the intensely dramatic events, high-stake responsibilities and controversial decisions which Meir faced during the Yom Kippur War in 1973." It also gives Mirren a splashy, Oscar-bait-y role. Fury of the Gods." Mirren's recent credits include "F9" and HBO's "Catherine the Great." She will next appear in "Shazam!

Yuval Adler directed from a script by Ryan Covington. When they encounter an eerily familiar man, their life starts to unravel as they wonder if he could be one of the officers who tormented them at a concentration camp. Rapace plays a woman rebuilding her life, along with her husband, in New York after World War II.
The deal was brokered by CAA Media Finance and was negotiated between Kent Sanderson and Avy Eschenasy of Bleecker Street, and Michael Rothstein and Anant Tamirisa of AGC.” />
Israeli native Adler began his career with "Bethlehem," which earned awards at the Venice Film Festival, Taipei Film Festival and Israeli Film Academy.
"Yuval's film is propelled by exciting performances from Noomi, Joel and Chris in this chilling post-WWII thriller," said Bleecker Street CEO Andrew Karpen. "We look forward to bringing the film to audiences nationwide."
distribution rights to AGC Studios' thriller "The Secrets We Keep," starring Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman and Chris Messina. Bleecker Street has secured U.S.
Producers are Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Erik Howsam of Di Bonaventura Pictures, AGC's Ford and Greg Shapiro, and Echo Lake Entertainment's Adam Riback. Rapace, Greg Clark, Andrea Scarso and Jamie Jessop served as executive producers. Stuart Ford's AGC is financing in partnership with Ingenious Media and Fibonacci Films, and began sales at the 2018 American Film Market.

“We want the joy and emotion of this film to be seen by as many people as possible, and Memorial Day weekend felt like the right moment to share this moving and inspiring movie,” said Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street in a statement. “In addition, while we all are experiencing hardship during this crisis, we wanted to collaborate with other organizations and share proceeds of this unique release with those businesses and partners that are being affected.”
Bleecker Street will release the film "Military Wives" directly on digital platforms next month, with half of the proceeds going to participating community cinemas, military organizations and performing arts organizations.
It will also hit some drive-in theaters across the country. "Military Wives" — starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan — will be available on AppleTV, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and other video on demand platforms starting May 22, ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
The production company has done something similar with Sally Potter's "The Roads Not Taken," a drama starring Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek and Laura Linney. With its release, Bleecker Street will work with theatrical exhibitors, performing arts centers, community centers, choir groups and military organizations though the expanded "Community Cinema" program, providing part of revenues to those organizations.
In order to build community through their common plight, the group starts the first military wives choir. The film follows women who are separated from their partners while they are serving in Afghanistan. Peter Cattaneo ("The Full Monty") directed the movie, which is based on true events.” />

distribution rights to "Normal People," a drama starring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville. Bleecker Street has secured U.S.
"It’s magical to watch as they find strength and an ever-deepening connection." "This is such a beautiful story of love and commitment as portrayed between two of the world’s most talented actors," Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street said.
Manville received a supporting actress Oscar nomination this year for her work alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in "Phantom Thread." Neeson can be seen opposite Viola Davis in Steve McQueen's heist drama "Widows."
Manville and Neeson portray an everyday couple with an extraordinary love, who must find the humor and grace to face a year of adversity. The film is directed by the team of Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn, known for their work on "Good Vibrations" and "Cherry Bomb." The company plans to release the film in 2019.
Executive producers are Natascha Wharton for the BFI, Stephen Kelliher for Bankside Films, Jo Bamford for Tempo Productions, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross for Head Gear Films/Metrol Technology and Mark Huffam. Irish playwright Owen McCafferty wrote "Normal People," produced by Brian J. Falconer, David Holmes and Piers Tempest.
The deal was negotiated between Kent Sanderson and Camille Bertrand on behalf of Bleecker Street with CAA Media Finance and Bankside Films on behalf of the filmmakers.” />
"Normal People" was shot on location in Northern Ireland. Canderblinks Films and Out of Orbit produced the movie, financed by the British Film Institute (using National Lottery funds) and Northern Ireland Screen in association with Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology, and Kreo Films.

The low-budget horror film debuted way below projections with $3.5 million from 1,546 locations. The final wide release of the weekend, BH Tilt's "Unfriended: Dark Web," got off to a scary start. That might not matter, considering the Blumhouse title carries a $1 million price tag. "Dark Web" is a standalone sequel to 2015's "Unfriended." That film became a cash cow, opening with $15 million and going on to earn $64 million from a $1 million budget.
Neon's "Three Identical Strangers" brought in another $1.4 million. Magnolia and Participant's "RBG" has crossed $13 million, picking up $168,000 in its 12th frame, while Roadside Attraction's "Whitney" made $118,470, taking its total to $2.8 million. In four weeks, the acclaimed doc has earned $4.3 million. Elsewhere, documentaries have continued their hot streak. Focus Features' "Won't You Be My Neighbor" has now surpassed $18.4 million, including $1.3 million this weekend.
Annapurna's "Sorry to Bother You" cracked the top 10 domestically with $2.8 million when it expanded to 1,050 locations. In total, Boots Riley's dark comedy has collected $10.3 million.
"The Grudge" and "Texas Chainsaw 3D" writer Stephen Susco made his directorial debut with "Dark Web," which features Colin Woodell, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Betty Gabriel, and Andrew Lees.
Sony's animated sequel picked up another $23 million from 4,267 locations, bringing its domestic tally to $91 million. Among holdovers, "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" nabbed third place during its second outing. It has made $115 million internationally, including $37.7 million this weekend.
In fourth, Marvel's "Ant-Man and the Wasp" pocketed $16 million from 3,778 screens in its third frame. In total, the Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily-led superhero blockbuster has made $165 million in North America. Globally, the Marvel title has crossed $353.5 million.
"It really speaks to the power of Denzel, without a doubt. We expect it to play to a great multiple." in an extremely competitive marketplace," Adrian Smith, Sony's head of domestic distribution, said. "It was a surprise to come in at No 1.
Lily James made her debut as the younger version of Meryl Streep's charming and carefree Donna, while living legend Cher also joined the cast. Ol Parker, the screenwriter behind “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” took over directing duties and penned the script. Much of the star-studded cast — including Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard, Colin Firth, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, and Dominic Cooper — returned for the second film.
"There was a pent-up wait to see this after the first film generated such goodwill." "The results from audiences has really been electric," Jim Orr, Universal's president of domestic distribution said.
Another new offering, Amazon Studios' "Generation Wealth," bowed on four screens with $33,602 for a per-theater-average of $8,401.
The summer box office is up a healthy 10.5% compared to 2017, according to comScore. The year-to-date total is also at an uptick, crossing $7 billion half way through 2018.
This weekend, it launched internationally with $42.4 million when it opened in 42 markets. Much like the first film, the sequel will likely be a smash overseas, where Swedish pop group ABBA has a huge following. "Mamma Mia! It became a box office hit, amassing $615 million worldwide on a $52 million budget. The original "Mamma Mia!" hit theaters a decade ago with $27 million. Here We Go Again" couldn't dance its way to the top of the domestic box office, but its $34 million opening is still a win.
At the specialty box office, Lionsgate's "Blindspotting" bowed with $332,500 when it opened in 14 theaters. That's a solid per-screen-average of $23,750. Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in "Blindspotting, which debuted to raves at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Other holdovers include Amazon Studios' "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot" ($265,360 from 62 screens) and Bleecker Street's "Leave No Trace" ($891,545 from 361 locations).
Bleecker Street's "McQueen," a documentary chronicling the life of iconic fashion designer Alexander McQueen, landed the top theater average of the weekend with $24,232. It scored $96,928 when it opened in four theaters.
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Universal's action adventure dropped 56% in its sophomore weekend, collecting $11 million in 3,822 locations. So far, "Skyscraper" has made $176.8 million globally. It bowed in China with $45 million, taking its weekend total to $86 million. The studio is hoping for massive returns internationally given the film's  estimated $125 million budget. Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson's "Skyscraper" continues to struggle in North America.
Final numbers won't come in until Monday, but weekend estimates show Sony's "The Equalizer" sequel opened above estimates with $35.8 million when it launched in 3,388 locations, while Universal's highly anticipated follow-up to "Mamma Mia!" debuted with $34.4 million from 3,317 screens. 2" would easily debut at No. 1. Going into the weekend, it looked like "Mamma Mia!
2014's "The Equalizer" opened with $35 million and went on to generate $192 million worldwide, including $101 million domestically. In North America, "Equalizer 2" premiered ahead of its predecessor. "Equalizer 2," the first sequel of Denzel Washington's nearly four-decade long career, debuted overseas with $3.3 million in 11 international territories.
Here We Go Again" to steal the box office crown. In a twist straight out of a movie, "The Equalizer 2" shot past "Mamma Mia!
Antoine Fuqua returned to direct "The Equalizer 2," which also stars Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, and Bill Pullman. Its CinemaScore, however, sits at an A. Though it got a head start on the original film at the box office, reception has been less enthusiastic for the sequel, which currently holds a tepid 50% average on Rotten Tomatoes.
In six weeks, the animated sequel has earned a massive $557 million in North America and $940 million worldwide. Disney-Pixar's "Incredibles 2" rounded out the top five with $11.5 million.
Bo Burnham's directorial debut continued its rollout to 32 locations, where it earned $794,000 — averaging $24,072 per screen. A24's "Eighth Grade" continued to receive high marks in its second frame.
Aside from "Ocean's 8" and "Book Club," few offerings this summer have targeted female audiences. Orr said that, along with overseas appeal, should give the jukebox musical long legs at the box office.