Jim Jarmusch’s PATERSON with sensational rating on highly esteemed industry barometer
99% on the user’s „Want to see“. 97% on the critic’s „Tomatometer".
Ethan Hawke as Best Actor for Born to Be Blue on Variety’s list of the '22 Deserving Oscar Contenders’
"Year after year film releases from January through June get the short end of the stick during the Oscar season, when latter-year entries — many of them fresh off exposure-boosting festival circuits — drown everything out.
There are exceptions, of course, but mostly, without the help of critical kudos and other precursor awards that deign to have long memories, quality work is frequently left in the also-ran pile. In an effort to keep the spotlight trained on deserving contenders, here is a long list of players we’d like to see remembered by the Academy later this year.
... Best Actor: Ethan Hawke, “Born to Be Blue”
Ethan Hawke delivers a riff on soulful, haunted jazz legend Chet Baker in “Born to Be Blue.” It’s one of the actor’s finest outings, particularly of a piece with his recent tendency to test his boundaries and dabble in new areas. Gleaning what he could from documentaries like “Let’s Get Lost” and recollections of the enigmatic performer from friends and biographers, Hawke ultimately made the character his own. ..."
By Kristopher Tapley, Jenelle Riley
Variety June 24, 2016
K5 is truly delighted to have its first ever Official Selection, Main Competition entry in Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson.
The film stars Adam Driver (Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Silence, Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special and Star Wars, Episodes VII and VIII). Opposite Driver in Paterson is Golshifteh Farahani (credits to come).
Jarmusch returns to Cannes, having previously presented, among other films, Stranger Than Paradise, Dead Man, Broken Flowers and Only Lovers Left Alive.
Screening in the market privately for distributors only is Armie Hammer starrer MINE produced by Peter Safran who currently straddles both indie and studio worlds with great success (The Conjuring, Annabelle) and directed by newcomers Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro.
In addition K5 Film (K5 Media Group’s production arm) is bringing to market for the first time the exciting new sci-fi thriller ANON from Andrew Niccol (In Time, Gattaca) and starring Clive Owen (Children of Men, Inside Man, Sin City, King Arthur, The Bourne Identity) and Amanda Seyfried (Ted 2, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, In Time). K5 Media Group is fully-funding the film which is set to shoot in July and Sierra Affinity will be selling the film. ANON includes a truly stellar creative team from DoP Amir Mokri (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Man of Steel, Fast and Furious), Production Designer Phil Ivey (Elysium, District 9) and editor Alex Rodriguez (Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien).
Clive Owen To Star In Andrew Niccol’s ‘Anon’ With K5 Producing And Financing
EXCLUSIVE– Clive Owen is set to star in Andrew Niccol’s Anon, a psychological thriller with sci-fi elements. Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur’s K5 Media Group and K5 Film are producing and financing. Owen, so good recently as the drug-addled doctor in Cinemax’s The Knick for director Steven Soderbergh, plays a detective in a world with no privacy, ignorance and anonymity. It is the end of crime. However, when Owen’s character stumbles on a young woman who doesn’t exist, he discovers it may not be the end of crime but the beginning.
Owen is next starring in Luc Besson’s sci-fi epic Valerian. Andrew Niccol, who has proved himself a master of this kind of mise-en-scene before in the likes of Gattaca and The Truman Show, writes and directs. CAA packaged the film and will rep its domestic rights.
“Andrew is a master storyteller whose work is always compelling, entertaining and exhilarating as well as having something to say,” Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur told Deadline. “With Clive’s consistently electric on-screen presence, we know that Anon will be the best in crossover cinema for the growing global audiences of this brand of smart, big screen sci-fi.”
K5 also has Adam Driver-Golshifteh Farahani starrer Paterson from Jim Jarmusch on their slate.
Clive Owen and Andrew Niccol are both repped by CAA.
Deadline Hollywood, January 2016