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Midway 2019 Post-Production

The four-day battle in 1942 took place six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl… more

The four-day battle in 1942 took place six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, and saw the U.S. Navy decisively defeat an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Locations: CA - Unknown; US - Hawaii

The Current War 2019 Completed

Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of br… more

Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules.

Company: 101 Studios

Harriet 2019 Post-Production

Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery and later helps free dozens of people from s… more

Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery and later helps free dozens of people from servitude with the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity. She also serves as a spy for the Union and also fights for a woman’s right to vote.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire 2019 Completed

Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding p… more

Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day and secretly paints her at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom, all whilst Marianne paints the portrait that will end it all.

Companies: Lilies Films; NEON

The Aeronauts 2019 Completed

Follows balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher… more

Follows balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) who, in 1862, embarked on an extraordinary journey to discover the secrets of the heavens. In the process, they flew higher in an open balloon than anyone had before or has since. They made breathtaking discoveries, but as they ascended to the highest points of the atmosphere, they were forced into an epic fight for survival.

Company: Amazon Studios

Hotel Mumbai 2019 Completed

Recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumba… more

Recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Dev Patel) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi) is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.

Operation Finale 2018 Completed

Fifteen years after the end of World War II, acting on irrefutable evidence, a t… more

Fifteen years after the end of World War II, acting on irrefutable evidence, a top-secret team of Israeli agents travel to Argentina where Eichmann (Kingsley) has been in hiding together with his family under an alias Ricardo Klement and execute an extremely dangerous abduction. In attempting to sneak him out of Argentina to stand trial in Israel while being pursued by the country’s right-wing forces, agent Peter Malkin (Isaac) is forced to engage Eichmann in an intense and gripping game of cat-and-mouse with life-and-death stakes.

Mary Magdalene 2019 Completed

Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix star in the moving story of a miraculous woman dri… more

Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix star in the moving story of a miraculous woman driven by her faith to follow Jesus.

Peterloo 2019 Completed

Chronicles the 1819 massacre by British government forces at a peaceful pro-demo… more

Chronicles the 1819 massacre by British government forces at a peaceful pro-democracy rally. Some 700 working people were injured and 18 killed during the incident in Manchester.

Never Look Away 2019

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, the film tell… more

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, the film tells the story of a young art student, Kurt (Tom Schilling) who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie (Paula Beer). Ellie's father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter's choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago...

The Guernsey Literary a... 2018 Completed

The story follows a writer, as she forms an unexpected bond with the residents o… more

The story follows a writer, as she forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

Around the World in 80 ... 2004 Completed

In this highly inventive take on Verne's classic, Passepartout (Jackie Chan) mus… more

In this highly inventive take on Verne's classic, Passepartout (Jackie Chan) must make it to China in order to return a valuable jade Buddha that was stolen from his family's village. He seeks refuge with an eccentric London inventor, Phineas Fogg (Steve Coogan), who puts his reputation, fortune, and career on the line in a daring bet to make it around the world in eighty days. Joining them is Monique (Cecille De France), a young French artist who decides that a trip around the world would provide new inspiration. Opposing the group is Lord Kelvin (Jim Broadbent), who's wagered his position as head of the Royal Academy of Science against their journey's success. Their incredible adventure spans many colorful and exotic lands from historic London to Paris, Turkey, India, China, across the Great Seas, to a burgeoning United States, and more. Along the way, the group encounters an eclectic assortment of characters including Queen Victoria (Kathy Bates), a Scotland Yard Sergeant (John Cleese), a hot air balloon engineer (Richard Branson), a Turkish Prince (Arnold Schwarzenegger), an eccentric inventor (Rob Schneider), the Wright Brothers (Owen and Luke Wilson), and many other international star cameos.

Sunset 2019 Completed

1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe as World War I approaches. The young Iris… more

1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe as World War I approaches. The young Irisz Leiter arrives in the Hungarian capital with high hopes to work as a milliner at Leiter, the legendary hat store that once belonged to her late parents; but she is quickly sent away by the new owner, Oszkár Brill. While preparations are under way at the store to host important wealthy, royal guests, a man abruptly comes to Irisz looking for Kálmán Leiter, who he says is her brother. Refusing to leave the city, the young woman follows Kálmán’s tracks, her only link to a lost past. Her quest brings her through the dark, dusty streets of Budapest, where only the Leiter hat store shines, into the turmoil of a civilization on the eve of its downfall.

An Officer and a Spy TBA Completed

A counter-espionage officer defies orders and embarks on a compromising mission… more

A counter-espionage officer defies orders and embarks on a compromising mission to clear the name of a French-Jewish officer who was unfairly accused of spying for Germany and imprisoned on Devil’s Island in the late 1890s.

Company: Legende Films

Fury 2014 Completed

At the end of World War II, April 1945, the Allies make their final push in the… more

At the end of World War II, April 1945, the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their attempt to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 TBA Pre-Production

The trials of protestors at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, where cla… more

The trials of protestors at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, where clashes between demonstrators and police made it one of the defining events of the '60s.

Emperor 2013 Completed

Starring Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox, and newcomer Eriko H… more

Starring Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox, and newcomer Eriko Hatsune, Emperor brings to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture - General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved?

Locations: Japan; New Zealand

Phantom 2013 Completed

Ed Harris plays the captain of a Cold War Soviet missile submarine who has secre… more

Ed Harris plays the captain of a Cold War Soviet missile submarine who has secretly been suffering from seizures that alter his perception of reality. Forced to leave his wife and daughter, he is rushed into a classified mission, where he is haunted by his past and challenged by a rogue KGB group (led by David Duchovny) bent on seizing control of the ship's nuclear missile. With the fate of humanity in his hands, Harris discovers he's been chosen for this mission in the belief he would fail.

The Birth of a Nation 2016 Completed

Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner, a li… more

Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.