EXCLUSIVE: Sean Kleier (Odd Mom Out) will star in the Netflix comedy wedding season alongside Suraj Sharma (Life Of Pi) and Pallavi Sharda (Tom & Jerry). He joins the previously announced Rizwan Manji and Ari Afsar, as . first revealed. The film was written by Shiwani Srivastava and directed by Tom Dey (Shanghai Noon). He follows two Indians who pretend they will survive a midsummer but fall in love with each other as they strive to maintain the balance with who their parents want them to be. Kleier will play “Nick”, Priya’s (Ari Afsar) fiancé and the newest member of the family who is trying a little too hard to blend in with Indian culture. Filming is scheduled to begin this month in Toronto. Swati Shetty produces for her Samosa Stories banner with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard for Imagine Entertainment together with Tony Hernandez and John Hodges for Emily In Paris Outfit Jax Media. Ryan M. Murphy and John Rhodes are executive producers. Kleier is repped by Gersh and Atlas Artists.
“Schitt’s Creek” and “Hamilton” stars join the Netflix comedy “Wedding Season”
“The last matinee”
Dark Star Pictures
EXCLUSIVE: Dark Star Pictures has acquired the North American distribution rights for The Last Matinee as part of an ongoing collaboration with the horror outfit Bloody Disgusting. The companies are planning a theatrical release for the film in early summer, followed by an on-demand, digital and DVD release in August. The film is written and directed by Maxi Contenti (Muñeco viviente V), the film stars Luciana Grasso (El Secreto de Julia), Ricardo Islas (El Que No Corre Vuela), Julieta Spinelli, Franco Duran and Pedro Duarte. The story follows an audience attending the final screening of a horror film in a small downtown cinema and being terrorized by a killer who begins to pick them up one by one. The only person who notices something strange is going on is the projector’s daughter. Pic premiered in Sitges, Spain last year. Dark Star Pictures President Michael Repsch negotiated the deal with Matteo Lovadina from Reel Suspects on behalf of the filmmakers.
“Eye without a face”
EXCLUSIVE: Gravitas Ventures has acquired the North American rights to the psychological horror thriller Eye Without A Face from the father-daughter creative team of Ramin Niami and Tara Violet Niami. The picture shows Dakota Shapiro, Luke Cook and Vlada Verevko in a modern version of the rear window. Henry (Shapiro), an agoraphobic young man living in Los Angeles, hacks into the webcams of various young women who live in the city and suspects one of the women he observes, Laura (Verevko), to be a murderer. The arrival of charming roommate Eric (Cook), a Youtuber and struggling actor who encourages Henry to get out into the real world, unwittingly puts everyone at risk, and events soon spiral out of control. It was produced by Sideshow Inc producer Ramin Niami. Karen Robson and Somme Sahab are executive producers. Associate producer is Reza Narimizadeh. The rights agreement was negotiated by Jeffrey Cooper, President of the Cut Entertainment Group, on behalf of the producers.