Open Road Films will release David Ayer‘s cop drama End of Watch open September 28th. Per the press release, “the film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as young Los Angeles police officers Taylor and Zavala as they patrol the city’s meanest streets of south central Los Angeles.” The film also stars Anna Kendrick, Frank Grillo, and America Ferrera. When Steve visited the set last year, he said in his report, “End of Watch is going to look and feel completely different than any cop movie you’ve ever seen and I left excited by what I saw.”
At the box office, the September 28th release date puts End of Watch up against Rian Johnson‘s sci-fi action film Looper, the dramas Trouble with the Curve starring Clint Eastwood, and Won’t Back Down (formerly titled Still I Rise) starring Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Here’s the press release and the official synopsis:
“END OF WATCH” WILL OPEN SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY DAVID AYER, BOLD & INNOVATIVE COP DRAMA STARS JAKE GYLLENHAAL AND MICHAEL PEÑA
LOS ANGELES, CA, March 2, 2012 – Open Road Films has set September 28, 2012 for the nationwide release of Exclusive Media’s, in association with Emmett/Furla Films, highly-anticipated film, End Of Watch, which stars Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Academy Award® nominee Anna Kendrick, Frank Grillo and America Ferrera and is written and directed by David Ayer (writer/director of Street Kings and Harsh Times; screenwriter of Training Day, The Fast and the Furious and S.W.A.T.).
A powerful story of family, friendship, love, honor and courage, End Of Watch stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as young Los Angeles police officers Taylor and Zavala as they patrol the city’s meanest streets of south central Los Angeles.
Giving the story a gripping, first-person immediacy, the action unfolds entirely through footage from the handheld HD cameras of the police officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, and citizens caught in the line of fire to create a riveting portrait of the city’s most dangerous corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and the price they and their families are forced to pay.
End of Watch is produced by David Ayer’s Crave Films, John Lesher under his Le Grisbi Productions, and Nigel Sinclair and Matt Jackson of Exclusive Media who also financed the film, in association with Emmett/Furla Films. Exclusive Media holds worldwide distribution rights. Executive producers are Guy East and Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, Jake Gyllenhaal, Adam Kassan, Chrisann Verges, Randall Emmett and George Furla of Emmett/Furla Films, Stepan Martirosyan and Remington Chase.
A brand new “ParaNorman” trailer released recently which has more scenes of Anna’s character Courtney. I also updated the gallery with a new still and photos of Anna’s character figures that got used in the film. You can check official updates at “ParaNorman” official site, twitter, facebook or instagram.
Here is the official synopsis for the movie:
A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead takes on ghosts, zombies and, worst of all, grown-ups, in order to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Annakeeps it cute in a McQ printed dress as she attends the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif.
Our beauty completed her look with Brian Atwood “Honey” sandals and a Kelly Wearstler clutch.
Anna was also spotted backstage at the Official Presenter Gift Lounge. There, she picked up a few goodies from Tree Hut, AMC Theaters and Crunch.
Deadline reports that Open Road will do “End of Watch” distribution and plan for a release later this year with a commitment to a 2,000-screen run!
Open Road Makes $2M Deal With $20M P&A For David Ayer’s ‘End Of Watch’
Open Road is closing a deal for U.S. distribution rights to End Of Watch, the David Ayer-directed cop drama that stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena and Anna Kendrick. I’m told that Open Road will release the film later this year. They’ve committed to a 2,000-screen run, with a minimum guarantee just north of $2 million and a $20 million P&A commitment.
It is not quite as sizable commitment as Open Road made when it acquired The Grey for $8 million with a $25 million P&A commitment, but it is substantial, and evidence that when Tom Ortenberg sees a film he can market, he goes after it hard. The Grey has so far grossed $50 million domestic.
Ayer, who wrote Training Day and wrote and directed the cop dramas Harsh Times and Street Kings, began this film as a “found footage” type drama about two LAPD partners and best friends. The story was to be told from the vantage point of surveillance cameras and the camera mounted on the front of every patrol car. That evolved into more of a traditional narrative, but a lot of the vantage point still comes from cameras that give the film a first person feel.
Anna was rather busy last week when she attended a couple of events. Sadly I was sick and couldn’t update the site earlier. Here is the first set of photos with Anna at QVC’s “Buzz On The Red Carpet” Cocktail Party last Thursday. She wore a classic Tibi LBD with Irene Neuwirth jewelry.
“It was weird playing the pregnant girl,” Anna shared. “There was a lot of bonding over pregnancy on the set.”
A new trailer for “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” has just been released. It features some new sort scenes with Anna as Rosie. Also here is the official synopsis of the film as Lionsgate published:
Over the moon about starting a family, TV fitness guru Jules (Diaz) and dance show star Evan (Morrison) find that their high-octane celebrity lives don’t stand a chance against the surprise demands of pregnancy. Baby-crazy author and advocate Wendy (Banks) gets a taste of her own militant mommy advice when pregnancy hormones ravage her body; while Wendy’s husband, Gary (Ben Falcone), struggles not to be outdone by his competitive alpha-Dad, who’s expecting twins with his much younger trophy wife, Skyler (Decker). Photographer Holly (Lopez) is prepared to travel the globe to adopt a child, but her husband Alex isn’t so sure, and tries to quiet his panic by attending a “dudes” support group, where new fathers get to tell it like it really is. And rival food truck chefs Rosie (Kendrick) and Marco’s (Crawford) surprise hook-up results in an unexpected quandary: what to do when your first child comes before your first date?
Deadline reports that Anna will be one of the presenters of this year’s Film Independent Spirit Awards this weekend, while co-star Seth Rogen will be the host of the event:
EXCLUSIVE: Colin Farrell, Willem Dafoe, John Waters, Anna Kendrick and Olivia Wilde are on tap as presenters at this weekend’s Film Independent Spirit Awards. Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale unveiled the nominees for this year’s awards in November. Seth Rogen will host the annual awards show taking place on the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday. Now in its 27th year, Film Independent’s Spirit Awards recognizes the achievements of American independent filmmakers.
Continuing on filling the gallery with some old goodies I updated some albums of events in 2008. I added some new pics of Anna at “Twilight” Premiere, Film Independents Spirit Awards and some photos of Anna at maybe one of her cutest appearances: Zen Green Tea Liqueur Launch.
Updates on Anna are really slow lately as she’s working on the many projects she has for this year so I had the chance to do a deeper search and find some more photos of her during past events. I just updated the gallery with photos of our lady at “Rocket Science” New York Premiere and at 11th Annual Hollywood Awards in 2007.