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Steven Spielberg Announces New Amblin and Universal Deal

Amblin Partners today announced a new multi-year film distribution partnership with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, as well as a series of new agreements that chart a clear course for the next phase of growth for one of the world’s leading independent film and television studios. The new deals were announced this morning by Steven Spielberg, …

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Rashomon Series Coming From Amblin and HBO Max

Amblin Television and HBO Max today announced that they have entered into a deal to develop a Rashomon series inspired by the acclaimed Akira Kurosawa film. Oscar nominees Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games, The Comey Rule) and Virgil Williams (Mudbound, A Journal for Jordan) will write the Rashomon series. Amblin Partners’ Co-Presidents of …

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Larry Just Wants a Friend in the Come Play Trailer

Focus Features has revealed the trailer for Come Play, the Amblin horror movie coming to theaters on October 30, 2020. The movie is based on Jacob Chase’s short Larry, which you can also watch below. The film was directed and written by Chase (Stranger in the House). The producers include Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman. …

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Edgar Wright to Direct Ghost Story Stage 13, and More Amblin News

Amblin Partners has closed a deal with Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, Shaun of the Dead) to develop, direct and executive produce Stage 13, a feature film to be written by novelist and screenwriter Simon Rich (An American Pickle, Saturday Night Live, Inside Out), who will also produce. Producing along with Rich are Nira Park (Baby …

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Niki Caro to Direct Beautiful Ruins for Amblin

Amblin Partners has closed a deal with Niki Caro (Disney’s upcoming Mulan) to direct Beautiful Ruins. Niki Caro won a DGA award for Netflix’s Anne with an E and two of her actresses have received Oscar nominations for Best Actress – Keisha Castle-Hughes for Whale Rider and Charlize Theron for North Country. In Beautiful Ruins, …

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Rachel Brosnahan to Star in Amblin Dramedy The Switch

Amblin Partners announced today that it has acquired the rights to Beth O’Leary’s The Switch (buy at Amazon), with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan attached in the leading role and set to executive produce. Bekka Bowling (Thanks for the Memories, Netflix’s Lovesick) is adapting the novel into a screenplay. Two-time Oscar nominee Kristie …

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Amblin to Adapt Sci-Fi Novel The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Amblin Partners has acquired feature film rights to The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (buy at Amazon), the sci-fi novel written by Claire North, which won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. In the movie, …

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Amblin to Ride Dakar Rally with Jutta Kleinschmidt

Amblin Partners has acquired feature film rights to the life story of Jutta Kleinschmidt — the first and only woman to win the brutal off-road endurance race The Dakar Rally — as well as rights to her self-penned book, My Victory at Dakar. Kleinschmidt, who was born in Germany, bought her first motorcycle at age …

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A Look at the Jurassic World: Dominion Filming

While filming is currently on hold, director Colin Trevorrow is still giving us a peek at the Jurassic World: Dominion production. The filmmaker has shared two new shots on Twitter today and we’ve included his previously-posted Instagram post as well. The Jurassic World: Dominion cast will be led by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who …

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Amblin Developing High School Show Choir Musical Feature

Amblin Partners is in development on an untitled show choir project, a feature film based on the inspiring true story of school teacher Lynette Carr-Hicks and her award-winning show choir Rhythm of the Knight. For the uninitiated: show choir is a competitive form of entertainment, where performance groups combine singing with choreographed movement or dance. …

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Rachel Brosnahan to Star in Comedic Sci-Fi Film Distant

Two-time Golden Globe winner Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) joins Anthony Ramos (A Star Is Born, the upcoming In the Heights) in Amblin Partners’ upcoming comedic sci-fi film Distant. Will Speck and Josh Gordon (DreamWorks Pictures’ Blades of Glory and Office Christmas Party) will direct the Spenser Cohen-penned spec script. Distant tells the story …

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Jo Koy and Amblin Team Up for Easter Sunday Comedy

Amblin Partners announced today that it has struck a deal with Jo Koy for the comedian to star in a feature film with the working title Easter Sunday. The comedy, which is being written by Ken Cheng (Wilfred, Sin City Saints), will be based on Koy’s life experiences and stand-up comedy, and will be set …

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Amblin’s Goonies to Get Sweded for a New FOX Series

Amblin’s Goonies (buy at Amazon) is returning in a way that is quite surprising. The company announced today that the cult classic will be recreated shot by shot (Sweded) in a new series. Warner Bros. Television, SideCar Content Accelerator and Amblin Television have received a pilot order from FOX for an Untitled Film Reenactment Project with Sarah …

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Cynthia Erivo to Star in Amblin Adaptation of the Carrier Podcast

Amblin Partners has acquired film rights to the sci-fi thriller Carrier podcast, created by QCODE and Dan Blank. Blank will also write and direct the film. Tony, Grammy and Emmy award winner, and 2020 double Oscar-nominee, Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, Bad Times at the El Royale) is attached to star and will reprise her role from the …

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Amblin Acquires the Rights to Colum McCann’s Apeirogon

Amblin Partners has acquired the rights to Apeirogon (pre-order here), the upcoming novel written by National Book Award winner and Oscar-nominee Colum McCann. The novel releases on February 25. Apeirogon is an epic novel, rooted in the real-life friendship between two men, united in grief. A story of love, loss, and compassion about the unlikely friendship …

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The Goonies to Screen in Oregon Leading Up to 35th Anniversary

It’s been nearly 35 years since Warner Bros. Pictures and Amblin‘s The Goonies (buy at Amazon) audiences first went in search of treasure with a lovable band of kids from Astoria into the caves beneath the northern Oregon coastline and Ecola State Park. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the film, Oregon Film and Travel Oregon will …

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Amblin Television and Alex Gibney Team on The Afghanistan Papers

Amblin Television announced today that it has closed a deal with The Washington Post for the rights to “At War with the Truth – The Post’s definitive report on The Afghanistan Papers.” Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney will be executive producer with Jigsaw Productions’ Stacey Offman and Richard Perello, along with Amblin Television’s Co-Presidents Darryl Frank …

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Masters of the Air Coming to Apple TV+ from Amblin and Playtone

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, Tom Hanks & Gary Goetzman’s Playtone, and Apple TV+ have enlisted for Masters of the Air, an upcoming WWII limited series drama that marks the first series green-lighted with Apple serving as the studio. Based on the compelling non-fiction book by Donald L. Miller, Masters of the Air follows the true, …

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Sam Neill, Laura Dern & Jeff Goldblum Are Back for Jurassic World 3!

When the whole world’s gone prehistoric, you call in the experts. Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum are all set to reprise their legendary roles as Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and Dr. Ian Malcolm in the third chapter in Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World saga. Neill, Dern and …

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Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline to Star in The Good House

Amblin Partners announced today that three-time Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver and Oscar winner Kevin Kline will star in the adaptation of the New York Times bestseller The Good House, which begins production in Canada this week. The film will be directed by Emmy nominee Maya Forbes and Emmy winner Wally Wolodarsky, based on a script they co-wrote, …

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