CANNES: Baltasar Kormakur to Direct Michael Douglas-Ronald Reagan Film

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Baltasar Kormakur, an Icelandic helmer-producer who’s become one of Hollywood’s hottest film directors, is in discussions to direct “Reykjavik,” a historical drama chronicling the 1986 Reykjavik

Kormakur, who was born and raised in the Icelandic capital, would take over the long-gestating project that Ridley Scott and Mike Newell once considered directing.

Michael Douglas is attached to star as President Ronald Reagan, a meaty role that will surely spark critical buzz as did his part as Liberace in Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra.”

Kormakur recently wrapped the shoot of Universal’s “Everest” with Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin, and has said he will next direct the English-language epic tale “Vikings,” which he will co-produce via his Icelandic shingle RVK Studios and a soon-to-be-announced U.S. studio.

Set against the backdrop of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, “Reykjavik” will depict the meeting of Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik to firm up a peace treaty.

Kormakur has previously demonstrated his talent for drawing strong performances from actors in such movies as “Inhale,” “Contraband” and survival drama “The Deep.” Scott Free is producing, Participant Media is in talks to finance the pic and Hanway is handling international sales.

Davoli Law to attend American Film Market

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Davoli Law principal David Davoli to attend the American Film Market in Los Angeles, California in November. Each year at AFM over 8,000 industry leaders converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal-making, screenings, seminars, networking and parties. AFM is the premiere global marketplace where Hollywood’s decision-makers and trendsetters all gather under one roof.

 AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. In just eight days, more than $800 million in deals will be sealed — on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production. AFM continues to be the pivotal destination for independent filmmakers and business people from all over the world.

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All Cheerleaders Die to open Midnight Madness at TIFF

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Congratulations to Davoli Law client, Modernciné, whose latest film ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE is set to have its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival’s Midnight Madness on Thursday, September 5th. The film is a refreshingly smart horror comedy written and directed by Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson, and produced by Modernciné’s Andrew van den Houten and Robert Tonino.lcheerleadersdie”]Link text[/fancy_link]

Davoli Law to Attend Berlin Film Festival

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20130331-182157.jpg Davoli Law principal, David Davoli, to attend the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival (“Berlinale”) from February 6-16.

“Berlin: an exciting, cosmopolitan cultural hub that never ceases to attract artists from around the world. A diverse cultural scene, a critical public and an audience of film-lovers characterise the city. In the middle of it all, the Berlinale: a great cultural event and one of the most important dates for the international film industry. More than 300,000 sold tickets, almost 20,000 professional visitors from 124 countries, including around 3,700 journalists: art, glamour, parties and business are all inseparably linked at the Berlinale.” ~

“In addition to servicing our existing clients by helping them to close deals on the ground, attending Berlinale allows us to strengthen and grow our relationships with international financiers and distributors.” ~ David Davoli