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Paloma trailer & release date, and new film

Okay, finally some news about Paloma: it will be released on June 7 (next Friday) on the Wigs YouTube channel. ET Online has posted the trailer today.

There is still no info to be found about the film Production Weekly mentioned last week, “Hello, I Must Be Going,” except for a few bits from an interview with Courteney Cox earlier this month. She says it’s a bold, funny, heartfelt, inappropriate independent comedy, so hopefully more on that front soon.

Here is the trailer for Paloma (via ET Online):

Revenge for Jolly out on DVD, The Scribbler gets distributor

Revenge for Jolly is out on DVD today. It’s available on Amazon and probably a few other places. ET Online posted a new clip from the film last week:

And finally some news about The Scribbler:

the scribbler,garret dillahuntGraphic Novel Adaptation ‘The Scribbler’ Goes To Imagination

Genre-bending thriller The Scribbler is adapted from Dan Schaffer’s British graphic novel. Imagination Worldwide is handling sales on the story of a troubled young woman (Arrow‘s Katie Cassidy) who submits to the experimental “Siamese Burn” machine to get rid of her multiple personalities only to be haunted by the thought that her last unwanted personality could be her true identity. Garret Dillahunt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku, Gina Gershon, Michael Imperioli, Billy Campbell, Kunal Nayyar and Sasha Grey also star in the pic directed by John Suits. – Deadline

New film: Ghosts of the Pacific

This just in, from Hitfix:

Garret Dillahunt, Tom Felton and Jake Abel are about to go to war.

The three actors are set to star in “Ghosts of the Pacific,” a WWII drama produced by The American Film Company.

“Pacific” tells the the true story of three Navy flyers — pilot Harold Dixon (Dillahunt), bombardier Tony Pastula (Felton), and radioman Gene Aldrich (Abel) – who survived a harrowing ordeal in the South Pacific in 1942. After ditching their damaged scouting plane, the three strangers find themselves adrift on a 4×8-foot life raft with no food, water, or supplies.

Producer and American Film Co. president Brian Falk (Robert Redford’s “The Conspirator”) will be making his directorial debut.

Falk is also co-writing with Mark David Keegan. The film is being produced by Falk and Mark Moran, with Kurt Graver co-producing. The American Film Company’s Joe Ricketts will exec produce.

And more info about the plot, from The American Film Company:

It’s January 16, 1942. Veteran Navy pilot Harold Dixon, and his young crew — radioman Gene Aldrich, and bombardier Tony Pastula — take off from the deck of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise to search for Japanese submarines in the glistening waters of the South Pacific. The three men are virtual strangers, assigned to spend an afternoon together in a single-engine torpedo bomber. They should be back on the ship in time for dinner.

But instead of dinner, evening instead finds the men adrift on a dark ocean in a tiny rubber raft, forced to ditch their plane after they somehow lost their carrier…then their remaining fuel…then the setting sun. Most significantly, the plane itself sank to the ocean floor, carrying with it nearly all of their emergency supplies.

No first aid kit, no signaling device, no compass, no food, no water.

Thus begins GHOSTS OF THE PACIFIC, the incredible account of a 34-day odyssey that has become a Navy legend. Dixon, Aldrich, and Pastula cast adrift on the high seas, assaulted by sharks and storms, burning in the relentless sun, starving to death.

Not sure if the Twitter account for the film will come to life, but it exists: @GhostsPacific. You can follow it for updates.

Twelve Years a Slave to be released on December 27

garret dillahunt,12 years a slaveThis just in from Collider:

Fox Searchlight is getting its Oscar plans in order by announcing that they’ve set Steve McQueen‘s Twelve Years a Slave for December 27th. Based on Solomon Northup’s autobiography of the same name, Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Northup, an educated and married black man living in 1853 New York. Northup was approached by two men about a job offer in Washington D.C., but when he showed up he was kidnapped and forced into slavery. The film has lined up one of the best casts in recent memory. In addition to Ejifor, the film also stars Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Scoot McNairy, Quvenzhane Wallis, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Alfre Woodard, and Benedict Cumberbatch.