Screen Media Acquires U.S. Rights to Bella Thorne’s Thriller “Girl”

Bella Thorne has revenge on the brain…

Screen Media has acquired the U.S. rights to Girl, the thriller starring the 22-year-old half-Cuban American actress/singer.

Bella Thorne

Written and directed by Chad Foust, the film also stars Mickey Rourke. The deal comes ahead of the film’s U.S. premiere later this week at Fantastic Fest. A November day-and-date release is in the works.

Thorne plays a woman (she’s only known as Girl) who returns to her small hometown to exact revenge on her abusive father, only to discover someone murdered him the day before. As she searches for answers, she soon finds herself prey to a sinister sheriff (Rourke) and uncovers a disturbing family legacy more disturbing than she’d imagined. The film marks Foust’s directorial debut, and he also co-stars with Glen Gould, Lanette Ware and Elizabeth Saunders.

 “We are thrilled to showcase Bella Thorne like you’ve never seen her before, and we know her fans are going to love watching her take charge, and take names,” Screen Media said in a statement. “It is fitting that it will make its debut at this year’s Fantastic Fest, as we think it will be a favorite of genre fans everywhere.”

Fantastic Fest launches its virtual 2020 edition Thursday with the North American premiere of Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma’s French werewolf pic TeddyGirl screens Friday night.

Diego Luna to Star in the Anthology Film “Berlin, I Love You”

Diego Luna is spreading a little Liebe to Germany…

The 37-year-old Mexican actor, producer and director will star in the anthology film Berlin, I Love You, the latest feature in the Cities of Love series launched by Emmanuel Benbihy in 2006 with the release of Paris, je t’aime, followed by New York, I Love You (2008) and Rio, I Love You (2014).

Diego Luna

Luna joins an ensemble cast that includes Jenna Dewan Tatum, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Jim Sturgess, Mickey Rourke, Orlando Bloom, Sophie Turner, Jack Huston, Patrick Dempsey and Renee Zellweger.

Like the other films, Berlin, I Love You will feature short stories of romance, this time set in the German capital.

Written by Neil La Bute and David Vernon, the segments are being directed by Fernando Eimbcke, Dennis Gansel, Massy Tadjedin, Peter Chelsom, Til Schweiger, Justin Franklin, Dani Levy and Dianna Agron. Josef Rusnak will helm the transition sequence that ties all the episodes together.

New Featurette Released for Alba’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”

The anticipation is building for Jessica Alba’s fiery and feisty return to Sin City

Dimension Films has released a new featurette for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, starring the 33-year-old half-Mexican American actress.

Jessica Alba in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Alba’s voice is the first you hear in the clip, which sees the town’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants.

“This Rotten Town, it soils everybody. Everybody,” says Alba, who returns as exotic dancer and revenge seeker Nancy Callahan for the prequel to 2005’s Sin City.

In addition to Alba, the film also stars Rosario Dawson, Callie Hernandez, Mickey Rourke, Eva Green, Juno Temple, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lady Gaga.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set to open in theaters on August 22.

New Trailer Released for “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” Featuring Alba Back as Nancy Callahan

It’s been nearly 10 years since Jessica Alba first set tongues wagging in Sin City… And, apparently she has not lost her sexy moves.

Dimension Films has released a new trailer for Robert Rodriguez’s and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, featuring the 33-year-old half-Mexican American actress reprising her head-turning role as exotic dancer Nancy Callahan, which earned her an MTV Movie Award for “Sexiest Performance.”

Jessica Alba in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

In the trailer, Alba appears back on the bar, shaking her groove thing the same way she did in 2005. But there are also snippets of her smashing her face against a back-stage mirror and more, leaving audiences intrigued.

The ultra-violent action crime thriller and sequel to the 2005 cult classic – adapted from Miller’s neo-noir graphic novels – weaves two Sin City stories together into one hard-boiled narrative pitting the city’s thugs, lowlifes and femme fatales against each other, with a cast that includes Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Juno Temple, Jaime King, Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert and more.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will hit theaters on August 22.

First Trailer Release for Alba’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”

Jessica Alba’s back in the Sin City sequel… And, she’s ready to set hearts aflutter all over again, as evidenced in the just-released trailer for the film.

The 32-year-old half-Mexican American actress first caused tongues to wag when she starred as exotic dancer Nancy Callahan in Sin City. The performance even earned her an MTV Movie Award for Sexiest Performance.

Jessica Alba in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Nine years later, Alba is back in the follow-up film Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. And, if the just-released trailer is any indication, she could win another MTV Movie Award.

The film, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, is primarily based on the second neo-noir graphic novel in the Sin City series by Miller.

In addition to Alba, the film also sees the return of original cast members Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Powers Boothe, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis.

Newcomers to the sequel include Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Jamie Chung, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Meloni, Lady Gaga and Jeremy Piven.

Dimension Films will release the film on August 22, 2014.

Alba Preparing to Reprise Her Role in the “Sin City” Sequel

Jessica Alba is losing her hair (color) in her quest to prepare for her return to Sin City

The 31-year-old half-Mexican American has revealed her transformation back into her Sin City character Nancy Callahan via her Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Jessica Alba

Alba—who is returning to her iconic role for the sequel to the cult classic, which is being called Sin City: A Dame to Kill For—shared images of her blonde transformation.

“”Bye Bye Brown Hair” r u on viddy yet? I’m documenting my brown to Sin City blonde!” wrote Alba before getting her makeover.

Alba later followed up with more photos that showed her during the hair coloring process. Once she completed her transformation, she shared a photo of herself with her newly-lightened locks and wrote,

“She got roots that Nancy #sincity2.”

But Alba isn’t just changing her hair color… She’s also getting physical for the role.

Jessica Alba

The following day, Alba shared a photo of herself during training lessons at the gun range.

“What a way to start the day -training for a movie is sorta fun,” she announced.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will focus on earlier story of Clive Owen‘s Dwight McCarthy, whose life is turned upside down when Ava, a woman from his past, returns and causes all sorts of problems for him.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, the film is slated for an October 4, 2013 release.

Alba’s co-stars include Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson and Michael Madsen.

It’s Official! Alba Returning for “Sin City” Sequel…

It’s official… Jessica Alba will be starring in the sequel to Frank Miller’s Sin City

Dimension Films, the company that will distribute the film in the United States, has confirmed that the 31-year-old half-Mexican American actress will be returning to reprise her role as Nancy Callahan in the sequel.

Jessica Alba in Sin City

Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will be a prequel and sequel with interlinking stories both before and after the first film, according to Miller.

Along with Alba, Mickey Rourke is expected to return to reprise his role in the sequel. Rodriguez has said the cast will be “of the same caliber and eclecticism” as that of the previous film.

Sin City, which opened to wide critical and commercial success, grossed $74.1 million in North American and $84.6 million overseas, for a worldwide total from theater receipts of $158.7 million.

Production is set to begin later this summer at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin.

Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is slated for release on October 4, 2013.

Trejo to Star in Dead in Tombstone

It looks like Danny Trejo has signed on for his next film project… And, he’ll be in good company.

The 67-year-old Mexican American actor, best known for playing “tough guy” roles in films like Machete and Grindhouse, will star in Dead in Tombstone opposite Anthony Michael Hall and Mickey Rourke.

Danny Trejo

The action adventure film, which begins filming next week, centers on Trejo’s character Guerrero Hernandez, the leader of the Blackwater Gang of outlaws. After freeing his half-brother, Red (Hall), from prison, Guerrero’s plan to loot the mining town of Edendale backfires spectacularly, when he is double crossed by his half-sibling. After making a deal with the Devil (Rourke), Guerrero comes back from the dead a year later to seek revenge. The town, which has presciently been renamed Tombstone will soon have its dusty streets running knee-deep in a river of blood.