From November 3-10, the American Film Market (AFM) will host its 31st annual marketing event in Santa Monica, California. Here, The Resident – staring Lee along with Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Sir Christopher Lee – will make its market premiere! It is not currently known whether or not Lee is expected to make an appearance.
For eight days, many screenings, seminars, red carpet premiers, networking, and parties will be held at the AFM while deals are made to distribute and even produce films. Various types of industry professionals – from acquisition and development executives to film festival directors – are to be in attendance. There are to be 409 films screened; of those few hundred, 49 will be world premieres while 287 will be market premieres. In this must-attend industry event, representatives from 70-plus countries will have the option to close production and distribution deals, with more than $800 million in deals sealed by the end of the eight days.
The rumors had been floating around since late July, but Summit Entertainment officially announced the news today: Lee Pace will star in Twilight: Breaking Dawn as Garrett, one of the American Nomads. His fellow nomads include Toni Trucks (Mary), Bill Tangradi (Randall), Erik Odom (Peter), and Valorie Curry (Charlotte).
THE AMERICAN NOMADS
Turned during the Revolutionary War, Garrett has chosen to live a nomadic existence, wandering the world on his own. Garrett has never lost the rebellious spirit of his human life, and loves a good fight, always rooting for the underdog. Though not a vegetarian, Garrett is among Carlisle’s closest and oldest friends.
Mary and Randall are American nomadic vampires.
Peter and Charlotte are nomadic vampires and mates. They were created during the aftermath of the Southern Vampire Wars, in which Jasper was a key player. They have remained friends with Jasper ever since.
Bill Condon (Kinsey, Dreamgirls) will direct both parts of the film, while Melissa Rosenberg will again write the screen adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s popular franchise. Along with Wyck Godfrey and Karen Rosenfelt, Meyer will also be producing the films. This next and final chapter of The Twilight Saga will be released in two parts, with the first tentatively scheduled to hit theaters November 18, 2011 and the second following a year later on November 16, 2012.
Worldview Entertainment, “a New York City-based motion picture investment and production company,” has debuted a poster for Lee’s upcoming film, 30 Beats. Although there is no additional information provided on the website, the poster may provide brief hints of the plot due to the various pictures forming the hearts. Take a look at revealed poster above (and click for the larger size).
Ceremony, which just had its worldwide debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, is now scheduled to have its U.S. premiere at the 18th annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) in New York. The festival takes place from Thursday, October 7 to Monday, October 11 and is primarily in East Hampton with other venues in Southampton, Sag Harbor, and Montauk.
Max Winkler’s directorial debut starring starring Uma Thurman, Michael Angarano, and our very own Lee Pace will be part of the Spotlight Section in the festival and has two listed showings: Friday, October 8 at 8:45PM and Saturday, October 9 at 6:30PM; both screenings are to be held at the UA East Hampton Theater 1. Tickets are $27 dollars and you can find more information about purchasing those tickets here.
There is currently no word on whether or not Lee will make an appearance at this event.
Lee’s newest film – Ceremony – premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival today. In it, he plays Whit, Uma Thurman’s love interest and “a self-important documentary filmmaker who’s an outrageous cross between Jacques Costeau and ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin.” Visit the gallery to view pictures from the event; Lee showed up to the premiere bearded and in very casual attire. Below are quick excerpts from a few film reviewers who were able to attend the screening:
@firstshowing: Ceremony was great. Fantastic debut for Max Winkler, definitely a filmmaker to keep an eye on. Wonderful film, enjoyed it.
@ioncinema: TIFF Day 5: Ceremony: Max Fischer-esque kid in an adult body. Max Winkler’s debut is strong & feels like an original take in the sub-genre
@slashfilm: Max Winkler is a filmmaker to look out for in the years to come. Good performances, great cast, Well written dialogue, Jake Johnson is a scene stealer.