Variety

/ Variety

South by Southwest has unveiled most of its eclectic lineup with world premieres of movies starring James Caan, Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Keegan-Michael Key, Adam Scott and Bella Thorne. The 23rd edition of the Austin-based festival opens March 11 with the previously announced Richard Linklater comedy-drama “Everybody Wants Some.” The nine-day festival will screen 139…

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/ Entertainment Weekly

Austin’s annual South by Southwest Festival (SXSW for short) has announced this year’s lineup of films, which includes movies like Jean-Marc Vallee’s Demolition, comedian Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice, and Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead. “SXSW prides itself on presenting an eclectic mix of emerging and established talent in a range of genres from comedy, thrillers, docs, and…

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/ San Hose Mercury News

South by Southwest has done it once again. The festival has put together, what certainly appears to be, an epic lineup for its annual “24 Beats Per Second” music film series. The festival runs March 11-19 in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.sxsw.com. Read the full article at the link below.

/ Ain't it Cool News

Hey folks, Harry here…Today, SXSW, unleashed the “rest of the story” when it comes to the titles playing at this year’s 23rd SXSW!   I’ve included the entire press release from SXSW, simply because there is so much great trivia that shows you just how difficult programming a festival like this is.   They received…

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/ Filmmaker Magazine

There will be late additions, but the bulk of this year’s SXSW feature film slate has been unveiled. From the festival, here’s the rundown section by section. Obvious highlights: world premieres of Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some and Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, Joel Potrykus’ follow-up to Buzzard, and a documentary about the making of Smokey and the Bandit from Jesse Moss…

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/ Scout.com

U.S. Navy SEALs will be featured in new movie about an Iraqi citizen who helped track and destroy terrorists “Straight Outta Compton” writer and producer has finalized a new deal to make a new movie about Navy Seals based on a New York Times best-seller called “Code Name: Johnny Walker,” the Hollywood Reporter writes. The…

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/ Dark Horizons

“Straight Outta Compton” scribe Alan Wenkus is on board to pen an adaptation of the Iraqi War drama “Code Name: Johnny Walker” at 28 Entertainment which acquired the rights last year. Jim DeFelice (“American Sniper”) co-wrote the book with the Navy SEAL translator and Iraqi citizen who goes under the pseudonym ‘Johnny Walker’. The translator…

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/ A.V. Club

Serial memoirist Jim DeFelice, whose previous co-author credits include Chris Kyle’s bestselling autobiography American Sniper, is being adapted by Hollywood once again. Writer Alan Wenkus, one of several screenwriters who received a story credit on the recent biopic blockbuster Straight Outta Compton, has been tapped to adapt DeFelice’s Code Name: Johnny Walker, which the perennial…

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