FIRST LOOK: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
09 December 2013
Movie Information / Production
Entertainment Weekly reveals our first look at the new stars of Fifty Shades of Grey, the September 2014-scheduled adaptation of the bestselling novel.
The project got a shake up recently when filmmakers announced that Charlie Hunnam was out and Jamie Dornan was in as Christian Grey. While fans of Matt Bomer and Robert Pattinson may be holding a grudge, very few others are complaining. The Dior model and co-star of TV crime drama The Fall has proved he has acting chops in addition to looks.
The lovely Dakota Johnson joins Dornan as Anastasia Steele.
GULF FILM DOES AFM
14 November 2013
After a busy and buzz-filled week at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California, Gulf Film has armed its film arsenal with a fantastic selection of upcoming releases. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the freshly acquired titles soon making their way to Middle East viewers.
SEA AT WAR
A mammoth production from Luc Besson takes us on an action-packed journey under the sea.
FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS
Set in two time periods, the story follows a famous novelist and widower who struggles with mental illness while he raises his 5-year-old daughter in the 80s, and the grown up daughter’s battles her childhood demons in present day New York.
Starring: Amanda Seyfried and Russell Crowe
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Co-distributed with Eagle Films, crime thriller follows art dealer Charles Mortdecai, who searches for a stolen painting rumoured to contain a secret code that grants access to hidden Nazi gold.
Starring: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor
Director: David Koepp
Starring: Kristen Stewart
Hunted by a ruthless mob, a man takes out a life insurance policy on himself to benefit his estranged daughter, and must survive the next three weeks until it kicks in.
Starring: Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld
Director: Peter Billingsley
An epic set in post-WWII Japan follows an American former G.I. who joins the yakuza.
Starring: Tom Hardy
Director: Takashi Miike
In this comedy, a modern day cobbler has the ability to metaphysically step into the lives of the people whose shoes he repairs.
Starring: Adam Sandler
Director: Thomas McCarthy
THE FALL GUY
Big screen adaptation of the action fuelled 1980s hit TV series which centres on a stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter.
Starring: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
GULF FILM AT DFI’S AJYAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL
14 November 2013
Gulf Film is pleased to announce its participation as a friend of the inaugural Ajyal Youth Film Festival, presented by the Doha Film Institute. Inspiring youth through cinema and encouraging the filmmakers of tomorrow, the Ajyal festival will take place November 26-30, 2013.
The week-long calendar of events includes the Doha Film Experience, in which youngsters will sit on film juries to decide the winners of the festival’s competitions; a tribute to the animation genre; the Made in Qatar showcase of young filmmaking talents; and a diverse line-up of films for youth, families and educators.
Among the movies on show are the Gulf Film-distributed titles Justin and the Knights of Valour, starring the voices of Antonio Banderas and Freddie Highmore, and the fun-packed Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang.